Babylon 5 Project III: Moments of Revelation

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Babylon 5 Project III: Moments of Revelation
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And so it begins....
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Original Release Date:
1994
Original Running Time:
258
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134
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5
Brief Synopsis:
The Babylon 5 Project aims to focus on the arc stories of the TV show by creating a series of films. This creates a more streamlined rewatch of Babylon 5 for those who want to maximize the arc without having to watch the mostly stand-alone episodes with arc storylines in them.
Intention:
Babylon 5 has such a riveting arc based story that I've returned to watch time and time again but I'm not a big fan of the standalone episodes. However, many standalones do have some arc based storylines which are paid off later. I wanted to craft a new way to watch the series which creates an "all killer, no filler" B5 experience. Some films would just be three or so episodes strung together because of how heavily arc concentrated they are. Other films need to be built from the ground up from the pieces of many episodes which creates new viewing experiences and slightly changed narratives. The Babylon 5 Project also looks to exorcise some loose plot threads that don't pay off down the line.
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Digital
Editing Details:
This film starts off with a prologue Sheridan taking down the Black Star during the Earth-Minbari war from In the Beginning as a way to introduce him before segueing into the season 1 finale Chrysalis. The backbone of this film is Chrysalis plus the first two episodes of Season 2: Points of Departure and Revelations. I've taken apart the introduction of Sheridan in the cold open of Points of Departure and split it into two separate scenes so that I can intersperse one into Chrysalis. Really trying to make Sinclair's departure less abrupt.

There are also some additional storylines that have been inserted. The introduction of Lord Refa from Geometry of Shadows is included in this film as is a quick scene of G'Kar practicing a religious ceremony with the book of G'Quan that shows a Shadow being drawn on the page. The Cortez lost in hyperspace storyline from A Distant Star is also included in this film.
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This series of movies has done a great job of creating a series of movies from the Babylon 5 series, for rewatching or for new viewers. Some movies (like this one) just tighten up a series of episodes and remove the ad-breaks. Others do some drastic work to bridge a lot of episodes, remove unnecessary storylines and show the important arc stories. Overall brilliant so far!

This movie #3 pulls together the end of B5 season 1 with the first 2 episodes of season 2. These 3 episodes are definitely best watched together, and this movie bridges the switch from Sinclair to Sheridan and Delenn's change - and I don't think much was cut.

The use of Sheridan's Minbari war experience (from In The Beginning) to open the movie is brilliant, and very nicely integrated. The ad-break fades are all done brilliantly. The only problem was the use of a tight zoom in some meetings, needed to allow cuts to dialogue.

Great way to watch.

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