Babylon 5 TV Movies DVD Release officially announced

You can find the scoop at TV Shows on DVD. The Gathering,
In The Beginning, Thirdspace,
River of Souls, and A Call To Arms
are being released in a five DVD package on August
17, 2004. Additional specs and bonus features are
available through the link above.

12 replies on “Babylon 5 TV Movies DVD Release officially announced”

  1. valen1260 says:

    what a rip off

    I bought the TG/ITB disc when it was released, as a show of support and interest in seeing the seasons released. Now, I’m going to have to pay for it again to get the other movies? Quite honestly, I don’t think Thirdspace, River of Souls, and A Call To Arms are worth it. ITB is, without a doubt, the best of the bunch. TG is required because it’s the pilot. Other than that, the rest are mediocre, and are easily dismissed from the series.

    • crow says:

      Re: what a rip off
      I liked Thirdspace and River of Souls.

      However, wouldn’t it make more sense for most of these to be included as bonuses in the regular series discs? A Call To Arms should be with the Crusade set.

      And, of course, the left off Legend of the Rangers. Or at least if it’s there, they’re smart enough not to admit it in public. :)

      • Dave says:

        Re: what a rip off

        And, of course, the left off Legend of the Rangers. Or at least if it’s there, they’re smart enough not to admit it in public. :)

        Was it that bad? I never got to see it.

        • valen1260 says:

          Re: what a rip off

          Was it that bad? I never got to see it.

          Rangers wasn’t the worst of the lot. I’d give that to Souls. Thirdspace had some interesting concepts, but was ultimately pretty dull.

          The biggest reason to write these off is because the were never written in. With the exception of TG and ITB (and CTA in the case of Crusade), there is little to no reference of the telefilms’ materials in the series. It’s difficult, for example, figuring where Thirdspace fits in the timeline.

          • UncleJam says:

            Re: what a rip off

            It’s difficult, for example, figuring where Thirdspace fits in the timeline.

            Not according to the Lurker’s Guide:

            That puts “Thirdspace” between the first and second scenes of “Atonement” (a slight inconsistency since Callenn’s ship can be seen to arrive in the opening shot, before Zack’s fitting) unless Zack’s visit to the Minbari tailors wasn’t the first time he wore the uniform. If his visit was just an adjustment, possibly a result of being in fistfights in “Thirdspace,” the story takes place between “The Illusion of Truth” and “Atonement.”

            • valen1260 says:

              Re: what a rip off

              Not according to the Lurker’s Guide:

              If I remember correctly, this was guess work done by the author. To clarify my point: Thirdspace does not officially go anywhere in the series. There’s no significant mention of it (that I recall), and the events have no effect on the series’ continuity or the great arc.

              • UncleJam says:

                Re: what a rip off

                If I remember correctly, this was guess work done by the author.

                I’d call it “detective work” or “calculation,” because he did reason it out from the few clues given, but yeah, that’s not official info.

                To clarify my point: Thirdspace does not officially go anywhere in the series. There’s no significant mention of it (that I recall), and the events have no effect on the series’ continuity or the great arc.

                JMS has said “mid-fourth season”, but AFAIK that’s the only official word.

      • valen1260 says:

        Re: what a rip off

        However, wouldn’t it make more sense for most of these to be included as bonuses in the regular series discs?

        I’d like to see them included, but they don’t really have a place (other than TG).

        A Call To Arms should be with the Crusade set.

        Yes, it should.

    • UncleJam says:

      Re: what a rip off

      These versions of The Gathering and In the Beginning, though, have commentaries from JMS, which makes them worth buying again in my mind.

      • valen1260 says:

        Re: what a rip off

        These versions of The Gathering and In the Beginning, though, have commentaries from JMS, which makes them worth buying again in my mind.

        Damn DVD ploys. Maybe we should wait for the super-ultimate-mega edition to be released in six months.

        Damn my need to own it all. I hate you, Hollywood.

  2. crow says:

    Why was the wait so long?
    I can’t help but wonder why they’ve waited so long. You would think that they would have tried to get all this out several years ago before the fan base drifted off into other shows.

  3. Icehouseman says:

    Great.
    Now I’ll be able to complete my collection of B5. And I was considering buying the ITB/TG DVD a few days ago, so talk about great timing.

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