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4.0 out of 5 stars Good introductory episode, but..., 8 Feb. 2002
This review is from: Crusade : War Zone & The Long Road [VHS] [1999] (VHS Tape)
Okay, there will be three types of people looking at this review (i) those who saw the show on TV and are thinking of buying it on video (ii) those who saw B5 and wonder what the spin off was like (iii) people looking for a good science fiction show. If you fall into category (i) then you know how this series goes and that The War Zone was probably one of the best episodes in the series, acting both as a good introduction to the characters and plot and as a fast moving episode all in one. The Long Road I felt was weak, even though Galen featured prominantly it seemed corny compared to the first episode - this should have come later in the series I think, not at the start. To group (ii) readers, firstly this is not as good as B5. This is not a criticism as such as it is a competent show just don't expect vast plot arcs and storylines. The character of Gideon has his moments but as usual it is the aliens that make a series - Dureena is poor in these episodes but develops, while Galen impresses from the start (played very well and incorporates some of Marcus's best traits). I would encourage you to buy this video to dip your toe in the water as it does give a good impression of the series. Finally group (iii). I would encourage you to buy Babylon 5 over this, however if you like the Star Trek style of episodes where everything wraps up after 45 minutes you could do worse than these. Crusade, and especially these episodes, does not require prior knowledge of B5 (although it helps) and is a good place to introduce yourself to the B5 universe. There is action, there is humour, there is quality... but it's not B5.
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