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In 2257 A.D., the Earth Alliance places a massive space station, Babylon 5, into orbit around a planet in a neutral corner of a distant galaxy to serve as a refuge for anyone seeking sanctuary from the tyranny of the hostile federations

110 Episodes
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IMDb Score 8.2

Number of Episodes 110


In the year 2258, it is ten years after the Earth-Minbari War. Commander Sinclair takes command of a giant five-mile-long cylindrical space station, orbiting a planet in neutral space. At a crossroads of interstellar commerce and diplomacy, Cmdr Sinclair (2d season Captain Sheridan) must try to establish peace and prosperity between various interstellar empires, all the while fighting forces from within the Earth Alliance. It is a precarious command, particularly given that sabotage led to the destruction of Babylon stations 1, 2, and 3 and 4 vanished without trace
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Zatharis says this is bargain!
Great show. One of the first to have long running story arcs over the entire course of the show (which is commonplace now).
Great show
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Great show
Great show. One of the first to have long running story arcs over the entire course of the show (which is commonplace now).
I’ve been stocking up on the staples got lock down
Fantastic show
Got this several years ago. Great series. Heat added.
How does it look on big screens? Loved this when it was on, but hesitant to buy on DVD in case the resolution ruins my memories of it
Cenobite23/03/2020 09:30

How does it look on big screens? Loved this when it was on, but hesitant …How does it look on big screens? Loved this when it was on, but hesitant to buy on DVD in case the resolution ruins my memories of it


It hasn’t arrived yet, what I can say I just watched St motion picture on my 4K tv at weekend and wow, great colours and intensity
Cenobite23/03/2020 09:30

How does it look on big screens? Loved this when it was on, but hesitant …How does it look on big screens? Loved this when it was on, but hesitant to buy on DVD in case the resolution ruins my memories of it



Well i bought these way back in the day and they look just fine on my 55in 4k tv, they are not 1080p but they look fine, and i still watch them to this day, and i paid £9.99 a season, so this boxset is a bargain.
Cenobite23/03/2020 09:30

How does it look on big screens? Loved this when it was on, but hesitant …How does it look on big screens? Loved this when it was on, but hesitant to buy on DVD in case the resolution ruins my memories of it


It depends on your TV. Cheaper modern TVs are not great at upscaling. Sony are almost universally recognized as the best. I can tell you this looks pretty decent on a larger Sony LED TV. But that was a top tier Sony TV a few years ago and even now is better than most of their newer TVs. It should look decent on OLED as well.

Great series, great deal

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Edited by: "Enet" 23rd Mar
Cenobite23/03/2020 09:30

How does it look on big screens? Loved this when it was on, but hesitant …How does it look on big screens? Loved this when it was on, but hesitant to buy on DVD in case the resolution ruins my memories of it


For the real nostalgia kick, you want it fuzzy! Things like ST:OS and Space 1999 just look weird in super sharp HD.
It's a good show, but I have to point out, this box set contains the botched widescreen conversion, where many scenes without CGI are presented in 16:9 widescreen (so look fine), but scenes with CGI are the cropped 4:3 fullscreen versions of those scenes further cropped again to 16:9 widescreen (so look awful, with things out of frame).

This is because to save money on production, the producers didn't produce the visual effects in widescreen, meaning visual effects abruptly end on the sides of image. The only way to cover it up was to crop those scenes from fullscreen to widescreen.
Good deal
dillangandhi23/03/2020 11:57

It's a good show, but I have to point out, this box set contains the …It's a good show, but I have to point out, this box set contains the botched widescreen conversion, where many scenes without CGI are presented in 16:9 widescreen (so look fine), but scenes with CGI are the cropped 4:3 fullscreen versions of those scenes further cropped again to 16:9 widescreen (so look awful, with things out of frame). This is because to save money on production, the producers didn't produce the visual effects in widescreen, meaning visual effects abruptly end on the sides of image. The only way to cover it up was to crop those scenes from fullscreen to widescreen.



Exactly this. It's a more satisfying experience watching the lower res 4:3 version on VHS, which gives you framing as it was intended. It seems unlikely there'll ever be a STTNG style do-over of this but I'd happily buy a 480p DVD/BD edition with the original 4:3 crop and the 6 channel audio mix.
dillangandhi23/03/2020 11:57

It's a good show, but I have to point out, this box set contains the …It's a good show, but I have to point out, this box set contains the botched widescreen conversion, where many scenes without CGI are presented in 16:9 widescreen (so look fine), but scenes with CGI are the cropped 4:3 fullscreen versions of those scenes further cropped again to 16:9 widescreen (so look awful, with things out of frame). This is because to save money on production, the producers didn't produce the visual effects in widescreen, meaning visual effects abruptly end on the sides of image. The only way to cover it up was to crop those scenes from fullscreen to widescreen.



There is no other version currently available, unfortunately.
Zatharis says this is bargain!
One of my favourite sci-fi series
Cenobite23/03/2020 09:30

How does it look on big screens? Loved this when it was on, but hesitant …How does it look on big screens? Loved this when it was on, but hesitant to buy on DVD in case the resolution ruins my memories of it


Well the graphics can be tough at times.
I just rewatched it on my projector
But you will still enjoy it, the story line and acting are just too good
I enjoyed every episode except 3 bags full!
Ordered, cracking price!

Let's hope it arrives before the inevitable period of enforced TV watching that awaits
Just get it. One of the best.
This is one of the best sci-fi series....sad that about half the key cast have died since it finished...the beginning of my username is from one of the characters

Does tail off a bit in last season.
Edited by: "gari189" 23rd Mar
the best show ever, but poor quality transfers and original source. The only good quality stuff out there is a fan effort to improve the res as much as possible. Its out there somewhere.
My favourite scifi series, I paid 45 quid for each season as it was released back in the day, absolutely loved it. Unfortunately there will not be a bluray collection as a lot of the original reels were destroyed in a fire years ago so they would have to remaster it from dvds.
Enet23/03/2020 15:41

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Check if you can, mine are 16:9.
dillangandhi23/03/2020 16:23

Check if you can, mine are 16:9.


Had to dig them out then reconnect my disc player coz I tend to copy straight to drive these days. Anyway I've deleted my previous post. I think I might be confusing my copies with YouTube clips. They've never released a different copy of the discs so one of us had to be wrong lol.
gari18923/03/2020 14:24

This is one of the best sci-fi series....sad that about half the key cast …This is one of the best sci-fi series....sad that about half the key cast have died since it finished...the beginning of my username is from one of the charactersDoes tail off a bit in last season.


That’s because they crammed everything into season 4 as season 5 got confirmed very late.
gari18923/03/2020 14:24

This is one of the best sci-fi series....sad that about half the key cast …This is one of the best sci-fi series....sad that about half the key cast have died since it finished...the beginning of my username is from one of the charactersDoes tail off a bit in last season.


Considering what they had to go through, season 5 is still pretty decent. But that's what you get when you at least have a plan in place. Seasons 1&2 of the new Battlestar Galactica is my favourite sci-fi show of all time. But Season 3 onwards takes a massive downturn. It looks like they were writing it as they went along with no overall plan, kind of like the ill-fated Disney Star Wars trilogy. So overall B5 is still my favourite but I just wish the new BSG had turned out better.
One of the best Scifi shows out there
Couple of questions
Is it region 2/ will it play on UK DVD player?
How many discs?
Does it include the movie and crusade?

Googled the set and found Region 1 - wasn't sure if the same
ebay.co.uk/itm…yzR
I believe it’s this one Babylon 5 - Complete Series NEW PAL Cult 30-DVD Boxset Mira Furlan, no crusade. Closest price is £60 I can find online
adam199823/03/2020 17:56

Couple of questionsIs it region 2/ will it play on UK DVD player?How many …Couple of questionsIs it region 2/ will it play on UK DVD player?How many discs?Does it include the movie and crusade?Googled the set and found Region 1 - wasn't sure if the samehttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Babylon-5-Complete-Series-Season-1-2-3-4-5-Movie-Crusade-DVD-Box-Set-NEW/131703124009?epid=100151718&hash=item1eaa1e3029:g:p~YAAOSwFqJWmyzR



Avoid the Region 1 set. It's bizarrely the Region 2 PAL converted transfer converted "back" to NTSC, or something like that.

We can only hope HBO Max has the show with a good transfer.
Amiga
Brilliant show and where the phrase "character arc" came from
Just realised this isn't the complete set

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Absolutely incredible series! The sets were a bit cardboard and the CGI has dated badly BUT you'll forgive it for everything once the superb arc story kicks in. Am going to buy it right now as it's not available to stream anywhere in the UK AFAIK
Just throw away the last season though!
How much is UK shipping, if anyone has ordered ? Don't want to set up an account yet .
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