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Crusade 

A team of soldiers and scientists has five years to find a cure for a plague decimating Earth.
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Complete series cast summary:
Gary Cole ...  Capt. Matthew Gideon 13 episodes, 1999
Tracy Scoggins ...  Capt. Elizabeth Lochley 13 episodes, 1999
Daniel Dae Kim ...  Lt. John Matheson 13 episodes, 1999
David Allen Brooks ...  Max Eilerson 13 episodes, 1999
Peter Woodward ...  Galen 13 episodes, 1999
Marjean Holden ...  Dr. Sarah Chambers / ... 13 episodes, 1999
Carrie Dobro Carrie Dobro ...  Dureena Nafeel 13 episodes, 1999
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Several years after the end of the Great War (detailed in the main Babylon 5 TV series) the former servants of the now-exiled Shadows attempt to avenge their old masters by introducing a powerful biological weapon into Earth's atmosphere. After five years of adapting itself to humanity's genetic makeup, it will kill every human being on the planet. Since this plague was the product of a technology far ahead of humanity's, there isn't enough time to develop an original solution - instead, humanity will have to comb through the ruins of older alien civilizations with the hope of finding some ancient, advanced technology that can cure the disease. Leading this high-stakes archeological mission is a starship of the new Interstellar Alliance, the Excalibur, and its crew drawn from the Alliance's elite troubleshooting corps, the Rangers. Written by Erich Schneider <erich@csdl.tamu.edu>

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English

Release Date:

9 June 1999 (USA) See more »

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Crusade: The Babylon Project See more »

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(13 episodes)

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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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J. Michael Straczynski had completed the script for the season 1 finale before the series was cancelled, an episode titled "The End of the Line". The episode was to have Captain Gideon discover the origin of the hybrid-Shadow vessel encountered earlier in the series: a secret EarthForce project to combine human and Shadow technology. An EarthForce officer would have subsequently revealed that Techno-Mages were originally agents of the Shadows who rebelled, but still use the Shadows' technology. The friendship between Gideon and Galen would have been strained, not only by the revelation of the Techno-Mages' origins, but by Galen's admission that he was sent by the Techno-Mages to find any more leftover Shadow technology, and that was why he'd been helping Gideon in the first place. The episode, and the season, was to have ended with Gideon on Mars trying to expose the EarthForce experiments, only to be shot by an EarthForce sniper. See more »

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Captain Matthew Gideon: I can see every detail of the Earth's surface as clearly as we're seeing it now. But after my father died, I tried to remember his face, but it always slipped away from me. Why is that I wonder.
John Matheson: Maybe it's because we can't decide which face to remember: the face of our father when we were children, the face of our father the first left home, the face of our father the last time we saw him. They all blur together we lose the details. But Earth is constant. Earth is forever.
Captain Matthew Gideon: You're too young to ...
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Don't Listen to the Fools
31 December 2000 | by rand_wtSee all my reviews

I've read a lot of the comments, and I see an overwhelming trend here: people don't know what they're talking about. Crusade is NOT a bad show. It is an excellent show, and a worthy addition to the B5 universe. It was originally scheduled to air after the movie "A Call To Arms", and the pilot episode was to be "Racing The Night". They had 5 episodes ready and were about to film more when TNT paused production. They wanted serious changes to the show: new uniforms, more violence, more sex. They forced JMS to write a new pilot, "War Zone" with ridiculous requirements, such as a fistfight in the opening.

He later refused to add more sex and a 'sexual explorer', so TNT canceled the show after 13 episodes were filmed. The show was canceled before it even aired. It was not canceled because it was bad, but because TNT made it bad. They did eventually air it, but totally out of order. If you ignore "War Zone" and watch the other 12, it's a great show. The show clearly has an arc, and it was about to begin when the show was canceled. Hopefully the SCI-FI channel will pick it up in the future and continue this great series.


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