The “Low Point” here was almost the three week delay
caused by exchanging a defective copy after my
retailer’s exchange deadline, but that wouldn’t be
fair to the show’s creators.
Boxleitner as John Sheridan.
Christian as Susan Ivanova.
Jerry Doyle as
Richard Biggs as
Peter Jurasik as
Stephen Furst as
Katsulas as G’Kar.
Written by J. Michael Straczynski.
Directed by various individuals, including Stephen
Furst. Full information is available from
Past TV reviews can be found here.
release has English, French, and Spanish
This, the fourth season, originally aired in 1997.
The Shadow War ends, and the Civil War plays out
completely. Only one
year in the series remains.
No Surrender, No Retreat is the best overall
Garibaldi’s developments and actions in the last six
(particularly the last one) gave the best individual
The last scene in the last episode. There’s only so
can get before the developments of humans N
years from now
become impossible to predict.
This show remains original, ending the war
that seemed to be
the ultimate goal of the series very early, making me
could possibly come next. I give it 5 out of 6.
The effects are still limited by the
undeservedly low budget,
although they have improved significantly.
I give it 5 out of 6.
The story is still the driving force of the
show without question.
The incredible story structure is still here, with
being told in single episodes that contribute to an
I give it 6 out of 6.
The acting is still uniformly good. Some
guest stars are
unimpressive, and Lyta’s hissy fit in “Between the
Darkness and the
Light” didn’t play out well at all, but the rest went
very well. I
give it 5 out of 6.
The emotional response is excellent. I’ve
never seen another
show where a completed storyline can feel like a
me wonder what would be on those other 4 DVDs. It’s
a hell of a ride.
I give it 6 out of 6.
The production still gives the impression of
being the result
of giving very talented people half of their
requested budgets. They
get the job done, and the sets on Mars get more
extravagent, and the
editing style starts to really go to new areas
towards the end of
Garibaldi’s unusual behaviour. I give it 5 out of 6.
Overall, it’s an excellent season in an
I’m stilll 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.