Babylon 5: The Lost Tales

2007

Action / Adventure / Drama / Horror / Mystery / Sci-Fi

17
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 56%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 56% · 1K ratings
IMDb Rating 6.4/10 10 4778 4.8K

Top cast

Teryl Rothery as Ms. Chambers
Bruce Boxleitner as President John Sheridan
Tracy Scoggins as Colonel Elizabeth Lochley
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663.9 MB
1280*730
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 12 min
Seeds 17
612.22 MB
720*404
English 2.0
NR
25 fps
1 hr 9 min
Seeds 2

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Shadowbummer 6 / 10

Not bad but I expected more...

I've just seen it and have to say it's a little disappointment... :( As a Babylon 5 fan I expected more - maybe it was the mistake and that was the reason why I didn't enjoy it so much... The first storyline was interesting, however the empty corridors of the station didn't feel like the plot took place on the Babylon 5 station. There is no Babylon 5 atmosphere at all. :(

I didn't like the 2nd storyline... the creators wanted to make it interesting, like a new beginning, a possible 'new future threat' with the centauri Vintari. The plot took place on the new Valen class ship, but the scenes were empty. The scene with the big black room with only 2 chairs, Sheridan and the ISN reporter was so... I can't find the word... simple. I know Sheridan mentioned that the Minbari were minimalists well made.but... bah! I didn't like the whole scene.

On the plus side... the CGI was incredible, the few shots in space were very well made and the music was wonderful as well. The modified 'Sleeping in Light' theme at the beginning of the film was very good.

It was nice from the creators that in the story they say that Franklin and G'Kar are traveling together beyond the Rim. That was nice.

At the bottom line, it was not so bad, however B5 fans expect more for sure. I just hope that if another B5 DVD film is made, we will see more characters in it, like Delenn, Mollari or Garibaldi. Faith manages...

Reviewed by OzBuckBear 7 / 10

Minimalist, but provoking

The new Babylon 5 'movie' was long publicised as separate but related episodes, so I knew what I was getting in for. I had little idea of what to expect of the story lines, and was pleasantly surprised to hear that Straczynski had included his trademark discussion of religious possibilities and ethical dilemmas. His understanding of spiritual matters is incredibly deep for a professed agnostic with atheist tendencies. Moreover, his dissection of moral possibilities leaves one thinking long after viewing. With revised CGI and full use of digital backgrounds, the presentation is generally quite impressive, although it is obviously still a developing area. The script writing, like the sets design, is generally minimalist - partly through cost restriction, but also well placed in the storyline (many scenes put me in mind of Intersections in Real Time). The Lost Tales was not disappointing, and makes for quality viewing. Although more could definitely have been achieved with more budgetary and casting freedom, but Straczynski has made an enjoyable time's viewing. The stories do not contribute largely to the expansion of the B5 universe, but do give tantalising hints of the post-series state of the universe.

Reviewed by siderite 5 / 10

In a movie, not saying anything is worse than saying something bad.

Babylon 5 was a nice little story that was stretched too long. It could have been either more developed or transformed into a two season series. But even so it was enjoyable, being so much more serious than other sci-fi series of the time. However the follow-ups and movies stunk to high heaven (pun intended).

In this ridiculous simulacrum of a film, the first hour is a boring story about devils trying to escape to the heavens by hitching rides in human bodies. A priest is torn between the duty to exorcise a demon and the fact that the demon nicely asked for the exorcising. Well, we can't be nice to devil folk, can we? In the next hour a completely unrelated story about a possible attack on Earth by a Centauri prince 30 years into the future. Sheridan has to kill the future "Hitler or Genghis Khan", now just a boy dreaming to have fun. Again, a complete bore.

Is there some point where Sheridan will finally be merged with Gandalf into a single creature and all these awful add-ons to B5 will end in a blaze of stupidity?

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