Babylon 5: The Complete Seasons 1-5 2009 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
If you’re hesitating over whether to spend the money and buy the whole 5 seasons, wait no more! This show is simply brilliant no matter how many times you’ve seen it! Although I have seen the complete series several times, including when it originally aired, watching it again has been a revelation. Babylon 5 is a remarkable and under-rated achievement. If you’ve never seen it and love good, well-written, believable Sci Fi - this is the show for you. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen it, you’ve got a treat in store, because so many things are revealed than are easy to miss when watching it “live”. Unlike Star Trek, which I’ve watched and loved since it’s original airing, B5 is a complete and complex story, where everything and everyONE are connected. If you’re a fan, you know almost everything the happens on the series is important and many seemingly insignificant things turn out to have great importance later on. All the characters are delightfully rich and complex and watching the series again on DVD is like finding some old family home movies you haven’t seen in years.
I was delighted to discover hidden depths to the first season’s Captain Sinclair, who I never particularly liked, but have now learned to appreciate. He’s a sensitive and unexpectedly diplomatic man, finding unique solutions to a host of problems. And he’s a prime example of things or people turning out to be of great importance later on - no spoilers but don’t discount him. He will definitely surprise you!
Why this series has never received the acclaim it so richly deserves I will never know, but believe me, this is no late-night cult classic, but a brilliant epic spanning time and space and replete with every emotion found in the human heart. Don’t worry guys - there are plenty of explosions, mayhem, battle scenes, space ships and shoot outs to counter any emotional overtones.
Babylon 5 may be the best Sci Fi series ever made. Don’t miss it - for the first or fifteenth time. Owning it will only make it better!