Babylon 5 goes to the movies

Five of the made-for-television movies from the popular Babylon 5 television series are being packaged together. The Gathering, In The Beginning, Thirdspace, River of Souls and A Call to Arms make up this box set.

The Gathering – Alien envoys come to the giant space station in the pilot episode that laid the foundation for the groundbreaking five-year TV series. Set on a space station in the late 23rd Century, Babylon 5 is a centre of diplomacy and trade, in neutral space located between many rival space empires. The project’s success, already shaky, is put further in doubt when incoming Commander Jeffrey Sinclair is the key suspect in the attempted assassination of Kosh, a mysterious alien ambassador.

In The Beginning – The Babylon 5 prequel! It’s humans vs. aliens in the battle that led to the station’s creation. Londo Mollari tells the whole story, from when Earth’s military first meets the alien race of the Minbari. After a succession of misunderstandings and accidents, war breaks out, killing almost every human on Earth. The war and its aftermath provide the background for the resulting TV series Babylon 5.

Thirdspace – Is there a realm beyond hyperspace? Discovery of a million-years-old gateway technology may hold the answer…and more! The artifact influences the minds of people aboard the station and endangers the lives of everyone.

River of Souls – After death, then what? Questions of eternity arise when a supposedly infallible harvester of souls proves to be very fallible. Captain Lochley now has solid proof that Garibaldi is a disaster magnet: when he comes to the station to meet with one of his new company’s subordinates, she’s being sued by the owner of an illegal virtual reality “holo-brothel” and besieged by Soul Hunters looking for one of their soul vessels, this one containing the souls of the long-lost Ralga alien species.

A Call to Arms – The torch is passed. Five years after the events of the Babylon 5 series, a race against time to save Earth links the B5 mission with the Rangers’ new interstellar efforts.

Each of the five films will feature an introduction and an audio commentary with the exception of The Gathering all films will be presented in anamorphic widescreen. An addition featurette is included in the set.

Priced at $59.98, the set arrives on August 17th from Warner Home Video.

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