Babylon 5 - The Complete Fourth Season (1997) / Вавилон 5 - четвертый сезон. Не отступать и не сдаваться
Год выпуска: 1997
Актеры: Michael O'Hare (as Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair (1994)), Bruce Boxleitner (as Captain/President John J. Sheridan (1995-1998)), Claudia Christian (as Susan Ivanova (1994-1997, 1998)), Jerry Doyle (as Michael Garibaldi), Mira Furlan (as Delenn), Richard Biggs (as Dr. Stephen Franklin), Bill Mumy (as Lennier), Stephen Furst (as Vir Cotto), Andrea Thompson (as Commercial Telepath Talia Winters (1994-1995)), Jason Carter (as Ranger Marcus Cole (1995-1997)), Tracy Scoggins (as Capt. Elizabeth Lochley (1998)), Julie Caitlin Brown (as Narn Attachй Na'Toth (I) (1994,1998) (as Caitlin Brown)), Mary Kay Adams (as Na'Toth #2 (1994)), Robert Rusler (as Warren Keffer (1994-1995)), Jeff Conaway (as Zack Allan (1995-1998)), Joshua Cox (as Lt. Corwin / Tech #1 / ... (30 episodes)), Marianne Robertson (as Tech #1 / Dome Tech #1 / ... (20 episodes)), Ardwight Chamberlain (as Kosh / Ulkesh / ... (19 episodes)), Jonathan Chapman (as Brakiri Ambassador / Brakiri / ... (15 episodes)), Kim Strauss (as Drazi Ambassador / Markab Ambassador / ... (14 episodes))
Описание: 067 Час волка 068 Что же случилось с мистером Гарибальди 069 Вызов 070 Падение к апофеозу 071 Долгая ночь 072 В самое пекло 073 Прозрение 074 Иллюзия правды 075 Искупление 076 Гонки с Марсом 077 Линии связи 078 Конфликты интересов 079 Слухи сделки и обманы 080 Переходные моменты 081 Не отступать и не cдаваться 082 Деятельность души 083 Лицо врага 084 Разрывы в реальном времени 085 Между тьмой и светом 086 Эндшпиль 087 Восходящая звезда 088 Деконструкция заходящих звезд
Рецензии: Babylon 5 is probably the most sophisticated Science Fiction series ever produced.
The storyline is so complex that it needed the whole first season to finally get into gear. But then, it was the ultimate Science Fiction experience. It was a brilliant mixture of classic space opera, intergalactic politics and mystic elements. Not to forget the excellent soundtrack. And all the different characters from various alien races. Dreams, prophecies and allusions added to that so that in the end we had a huge masterwork where you had to see every episode to get the whole greatness of the story.
Unfortunately, after the famous "Shadow War" was over in the middle of season 4, creator J.M.Straczynski was left without some of the key elements of his success, the mystic part (Shadows and Vorlons) and the main story arc.
The result was a far from satisfying finale of season four (even more unsatisfying because Straczynski did not know if there would be a fifth season until AFTER finishing season four) and a totally disappointing season five, where the creator obviously had grown wary of his own child and bored us to death with countless slimy love and goodbye scenes. There still were some good episodes, but as a whole, it was far from its old quality.
So my overall vote is a 10 of 10 for seasons two and three, a 7/10 for seasons one and four, and at best a 3/10 for season five.
My recommendation: Stop watching the show after the Shadow War, or at latest after season four. This way, you will be spared the disappointment and you are guaranteed to see an ultimate Science Fiction adventure.