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Babylon 5, Season 1Closed Captioning

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Download the futuristic science-fiction series set in the year 2258 aboard a five-mile-long, totally self-sufficient United Nations-like space station. Babylon 5 is where humans and aliens try to work out their differences peacefully, in neutral territory full of mystery, suspense, and adventure. The space outpost is a hotbed of interplanetary intrigue, conspiracies, and betrayals among myriad life-forms living and working together. It's a port of call and a home away from home for diplomats, entrepreneurs, wanderers, and refugees — many on missions of urgency. The series stars Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Peter Jurasik, Andreas Katsulas, and Andrea Thompson.

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Babylon 5 is excellent Sci Fi. Best thing in years. Sadly, this is a poor copy of it. When they made the DVDs of the series they made it artificially "wide screen" by cropping the top and bottom of the image. You can tell during the Psi Corps ad ("trutst the corps") and during the "Voice of the Resistance" test pattern screen. Based on the sample of "Signs and Portents" I just watched and compared to my DVD, they cropped it again on the right and left edges this time. If ITMS has it cheaper than the DVDs, it's because you're getting that much less show.

One of the finest SF shows ever!

Simply put, B5 is one of the best shows, let alone SF ever put on the small screen. The characters are real, believable and go through the torments and issues real people go through - but the overarching story is beyond epic on scope. The show was devised as a 5-year arc, so each episode serves at least one purpose towards the epic plot, but also advances the dozens of subplots that wind their way through the show. The space battles are fought with real physics (e.g. the ships have to fire retrorockets or turn around turn slow down), land battles are fought visciously, as they are in real life. The battles are often filled with glory and honor, but just as often sad and heartwrenching. Every alien race is realistic - no "humans with fancy face makeup." I could go on and on and on, but you have to see the show for yourself. I'm a mondo Sci-Fi buff. I've watched just about every show even remotely connected to SciFi or Fantasy and B5 is easily in the top 3. (DS9 and the original Star Trek are the other 2, with about 6 others tied for #4), so I might actually know what I'm talking about, since this is my favorite genre. FYI: Season 1 is about 1/3rd major plot stuff and 2/3 character development and subplots. This builds until season 2 is 2/3rds major plot, seasons 3 and 4 are virtually all major plot (with the subplots weaving in and out, of coruse) and Season 5 closes out the arc in a way that brought tears to my eyes (I also cried at Spock's death in Wrath of Khan and "I'm glad you're here with me Samwise Gamgee, here at the end of all things," in ROTK, just to give you perspective) Download, Enjoy. and Begin the Journey that is Babylon 5. In Valen's Name.

Classic SciFi

Finally... on iTunes. Babylon 5 is an icon in classic television sci-fi. You can't conduct an able conversation on the topic without mentioning this series. As with most television series, there is a sweet spot. In this case, it is the first five seasons. The special effects are a bit sketchy - well okay - in most places – and the sets are a bit hokey - but that’s the very stuff that gives B5 it’s greatest power. It's the story and the characters that most fans appreciate. There is a Homeresque quality to this epic - friends at the start are blood enemies in the end; tragedy creates hope, but the journey is long and deadly; gods (or god-like creatures) do battle among humans while using humans as fodder; it's in there. One bit of advice… purchase the whole first season, watch, and get hooked!

Babylon 5, Season 1
View In iTunes $29.99
  • SD Version
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Released: Jul 19, 2006
  • CCin English

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