Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers
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The story centres around the exploits of one Capt.David Martel.While the captain of the Enfali his ship and another get jumped by ships piloted by a new and deadly unknown race and similar in style and stealth to the Shadow vessels,familar to all B-5 fans.The other ship is destroyed and his ship is left crippled beyond any effective type of counter measures.He decides to limp home to fight another day.
The Grey council is convened as they think his "running" is counter to one of the codes of Ranger conduct..."We live for the one,we die for the one".During his trial and just as his guilty sentence is to be pronounced,in steps G'Kar who is also on Mimbar.He changes the councils' decision who return Martel his captaincy and give him a 20 year old ship the Leandra.
His 2nd in command is Dulan a Mimbari with telepathic abilities.During an escort mission Dulan is contacted by the previous crew of the Leandra who are in a state of unrest.During that same mission,another one of escort duty,they again get jumped by the same unknown race who manage to destroy the ship Martel is escorting,but not before the ambassadorial cargo escapes to the Leandra.G'Kar is among the menagerie and he explains to the captain that they were going to a nearby worlds' archeological dig site to view what had been uncovered: ancient buildings and a city billions of years old once populated by a race who drove out another evil one.
During their voyage back they are dogged by two of the remaining unknown vessels.It is also brought to light that there is a saboteur amongst the ambassadors,the same thing,they learn,that also doomed the previous crew.Read more ›
visually the movie is far better than the original B5 and that's all good, I wish the actors trained more in hand to hand for the sake of looking professional during fights but that's quite a bit to ask of any movie let alone one done on a tight budget.
the only real problems with Legend of the Rangers was the Virtual holo tank that was for targeting enemy ships in battle and the cheeks of the spy which were just plain silly... he looked pretty neat save for the weird stuff poking out of his cheeks...... as for the holo tank it was literally the absolute worst idea ever conceived in every way, they must have known it was brutal and ran out of money leaving them with no way to get rid of or fix it.
just plain a really bad idea, if you watch it you'll know what I mean.... almost ruined the whole movie it was so bad.
overall I give the movie a 5 out of 10 and a 7.5 out of 10 genre rating... for a B5 movie it was ok, script needed work and the holo tank really needed to be scrapped and done in a more conventional way but aside from that it wasn't too bad which for B5 is ok.
I'll watch it a few times more in the future to be sure.
It's good for these reasons:
1-G'Kar plays a mentor role to our young captain
2-Our young captain is an intriguing and dynamic character to watch
3-There's a Narn engineer!
4-The story of the Rangers needs to be told and known more fully in the Babylon 5 Universe and this movie accomplishes this.
5-It's incredibly action packed!!!
Yes, the special effects are not so great (the budget must have been much lower than that of Crusade or even some of the other Babylon 5 Movies);
Yet the story and the characters and the Universe is compelling.
This movie deserves to be seen by all Babylon 5 fans
Most recent customer reviews
Mon évaluation n'a rien à voir avec la qualité du produit mais bien avec la qualité du film, qui est vraiment le moins bon de tous les films Babylon 5Published 7 months ago by Gillian
For Babylon 5 aficionados this is a must watch. For the average viewer, this rates as a moderately good sci-fi moviesPublished 7 months ago by milanboy
I haven't watch it yet but am still waiting to do a marathon & Also I have always want all of this DvD series!Published 12 months ago by Dragondack
have the whole series addicted to it. If you like good dramatic scifi.Published 20 months ago by agnes
Great, as it filled in some unanswered questions from the Babylon 5 series.Published 21 months ago by Carol Allan
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