If Zathras wasn't in a scene then I cut it, unless it was 100% needed to advance the plot. I've also streamlined, condensed and altered a few plot elements to correct continuity errors in the sources and to remove the need for some non-Zathras elements.
It became clear that this idea wasn't possible to tell in 15 minutes (As there was far more Zathras material than I originally thought) so this is a failed attempt at a consecution entry.
- NTSC DVD-5
- New B5 style opening Credits created with audio-montage intro
- Roughly speaking the edit starts with 'War Without End' P1 and concludes with 'War Without End' P2 with footage from the earlier 'Babylon Squared' in the middle.
- Added freeze-frame end and memorial music sequence for the B5 cast members who've gone beyond the rim
- Appended a comedic epilogue of Zathras' brother from 1997's 'Conflicts of Interest' episode
Nicely done! Zathras's story makes a great short. I imagine some of it would be quite baffling to viewers not familiar with the original, but on the whole it seems surprisingly coherent. Perhaps it could use just a tiny bit more context on where B4 was being stolen from and what Not-the-One was doing there?
The erratic video quality of the source material is very noticeable in places, but that's obviously outside your control. It's a pity the series hasn't been released in the original 4:3.
Wow I realized I never reviewed this.
It was funny as hell. I'm very unfamiliar with Babylon 5 so I didn't fully appreciate the work that went into it, but apparently TM2YC took a whole bunch of different pieces of episodes and stitched them together into a coherent little episode.