Babylon 5 Project XXII: Sleeping in Light

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Original Release Date:
1998
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172
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143
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 is it. The final entry in the Babylon 5 Project... film number 22. Since Sleeping in Light takes a time jump 18 years into the future, I used that as a framing device which bookends the other episodes. The major edit here is cutting out the trip to Minbar so there is no scene with Lennier and no scene with Londo since those are loose threads and I'm trying to keep those to a minimum.
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I honestly don't know if I ever actually watched the last episode of this series. I don't remember any of it. The 5th season, before this edit, was largely forgettable to me in general and I may have given up before I ever made it to the end. Regardless, if I did see it before, it didn't touch me in this way. This edit was masterful and accentuated the beauty and grandeur of the greatest science fiction series ever produced, and I must say that while I missed some of the stand alone episodes along the way, this series of edits deepened the impactful moments, both in delightful levity and grave solemnity, and in has made my appreciation of the show only grow for having seen it.

Thank you so much for your efforts, the audio and video are, once again, top notch and everything was perfect.

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