Babylon 5: The Lost Tales

Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (2007)
Written by J. Michael Straczynski; directed by J. Michael Straczynski and Sara Barnes

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The two stories on this DVD are essentially radio plays with minimal effects thrown in. The stories are mostly two, or occasionally three, characters conversing. The content of those conversations consist of some religious mumbo-jumbo and some musings on the nature of free will versus destiny. Not horrible, but we expect more from Straczynski. The sets are spartan and the CGI is frankly a bit crude, and only three of the series regulars are featured—obviously, there was very little budget allocated to this production. The DVD extras are only for die-hard Babylon 5 fans (well, that could also be easily said for the movie itself). Let’s hope that this sells well enough for Warner Bros. to green light more “Lost Tales” with bigger budgets. With the success of Battlestar Galactica, Stargate, and other SF television, it seems there should be a market for a quality return of Babylon 5.

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2 responses to “Babylon 5: The Lost Tales

  1. It’s too bad the momentum behind Babylon 5 is long since over. When did this DVD come out? if it’s recent, then I suppose one must lament this production as ‘too little, too late”. Still i was such a huge fan of the show, when it reigned supreme, that is. I’ll try to get a copy nonetheless. Thanks for taking the time to post on this. Nice to know B5 still lives in some form out there.

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