Now that I’ve got all five seasons, I can risk the
addiction of opening seasons three and four.
Boxleitner as John Sheridan.
Christian as Susan Ivanova.
Jerry Doyle as
Richard Biggs as
Thompson as Talia Winters.
Peter Jurasik as
Stephen Furst as
Katsulas as G’Kar.
Written by J. Michael Straczynski. (Well, at least
21 of the 22 are.
I missed the writing credits on that last one, but
JMS is a pretty
Directed by various individuals. Full information is
Past TV reviews can be found here.
This, the third season, originally aired in 1996.
In this year, the Shadow War begins in full swing,
introduction of Marcus, a ranger.
The War Without End has a little bit of
series was so good at, particularly the deeply
The probe from A Day In The Strife. It just
mystery that it was obviously intended to be, with a
cheap out. Of
course, I find it difficult to believe this show
would have something
meanlingless this far along, so I suspect that it’ll
have some impact
in a later season that I haven’t seen yet, in which
case I might
change my mind.
Once again, originality credit is due for
writing like this.
Every episode moves the larger story along, but the
majority of them
also contain completely contained storylines. That’s
something that I
don’t remember seeing anywhere else at this level of
Either every episode is disconnected, as in most
sitcoms, or they are
so tightly packed together than an individual episode
doesn’t have a
complete story within it, or the continuing and
are so independent that there’s no need to put them
in the same
episode. I give it 6 out of 6.
The effects show signs of budget
limitations. In cases with
live action and special effects mixed together, the
drastically reduces enough to act as an indication
that effects are
coming, which takes away from some of Draal’s
appearances. I give it
4 out of 6.
The story is the driving force of the show
The level of interconnection, as well as the
nature of the story itself makes for a very rewarding
long-time viewers or DVD owners. I give it 6 out of
The acting is generally good. Most actors
and some (such as Peter Jurasik and Andreas Katsulas
are excellent. I give it 5 out of 6.
The emotional response is very effective.
In fact, that’s
why I waited so long to write this review; I
remembered how addictive
the first two seasons were, so I left the third and
sealed until I knew I’d have all five and not have to
resolutions. This one was more effective than the
first two seasons.
I give it 6 out of 6.
The production gives the impression of being
the result of
giving very talented people half of their requested
budgets. The job
gets done, with no ugly moments, but with few great
moments. I give
it 5 out of 6.
Overall, it’s an excellent series. I’m
sorry I missed it the
first time around, but I’m very glad that it made it
to DVD. I give
it 6 out of 6.
In total, Babylon 5: Point Of No Return
receives 38 out of 42.