Babylon 5: The Complete Series was recently released on Blu-ray in celebration of the series marking its 30th anniversary.
Writer-producer J. Michael Straczynski created the space opera television series, which ran for five seasons from 1994–1998. But before the series got off to a formal start, it was preceded by a pilot film, The Gathering. A total of 110 episodes would air over the course of five seasons and every episode has been remastered for the Blu-ray release. Each season represents one year of the future-history story covering 2257–2262. Furthermore, Babylon 5 became the first series to utilize the concept of a five-year arc with a beginning, middle, and end. Other series would also utilize this concept.
The cast of the award-winning series includes Bruce Boxleitner, Michael O’Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Andreas Katsulas, Peter Jurasik, Richard Biggs, Andrea Thompson, Stephen Furst, Bill Mumy, Tracy Scoggins, Jason Carter, Robert Rusler, Jeff Conaway, Patricia Tallman, and Mary Kay Adams.
2258 CE. Five hostile federations dominate the outermost regions of space. Heroes, thieves, and rare and exotic beings find refuge in this time of uneasy peace and the constant threat of war on a lone space station — the last and best hope for peace between a hundred worlds, alien and human alike — Babylon 5.
- Features pilot movie The Gathering
Babylon 5: The Complete Series is available on Blu-ray.
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