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What is the best order to view Babylon 5?


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#1 kd5

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 10:23 AM

Getting ready to purchase the series/movies, wondered how the movies mixed into the series. What's the best order to view from beginning to end?

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#2 KarinaKay

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 12:52 PM

I would watch it like we did - the series, then the movies.

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 01:30 PM

If I remember right, didn't some of the movies come out as the series was progressing? In what order? Also, to the uninitiated, wouldn't watching 'The Gathering' (or is it 'In The Beginning'?) help to understand the flow of the series, the storyline, and/or how it all got started? -kd5-
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Posted 22 January 2006 - 02:40 PM

Here is the order that they came out in. The movie 'The Gathering' was the pilot for the series so it came first and should be watched first. The next movie was 'In The Beginning' came out after season 4 ended but it can be watched any time after the 2nd part of the two-parter 'War Without End'. 'In ther Beginning' has in it numerous spoilers for the series up to that episode but it also answers a lot of questions you may have at that point. 'Thirdspace' was also made after season 4 but was released during the season 5 holiday break. The movies 'River of Souls' and 'A Call to Arms' came out after season 5. I hope that helps you out.

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 11:18 PM

The Gathering
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Movie: In the Beginning
Season 4
Movie: Thirdspace
Season 5(first half)
Movie: River of Souls
Season 5(except last 2 eps)
Movie: Call to Arms
Season 5(final 2 eps)
Series: Crusade

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 02:41 PM

Legend0 has it right.... but if money is
a consideration purchase the series]first and then watch the movies.
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#7 kd5

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 01:46 PM

Thanks everybody, I appreciate all the responses.

Legend0, that was exactly what I was looking for... -kd5-
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 02:11 AM

Very good running order LegendO

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 08:24 PM

Just finished Season 3, next up.....In The Beginning. My GF and I are simply enthralled by this series, I'm so glad I finally decided to buy it. Thanks again for the running order, I really appreciate that.

Man, the season finale for Season 3 was a killer. There's so much I don't remember about Babylon 5... -kd5-
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 09:29 PM

view them in order....keeps the confusion down.
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 10:16 PM

I agree... -kd5-
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Posted 25 March 2006 - 01:07 AM

NO NO third space then s4, trust me thats how it goes...and the movie IN THE BEGGINNING was actualy made for those who never saw B5 untill it hit TNT so you can watch that at the begginning or not at all and it wont make a big DIFF...jms wasnt all that happy with it any way....

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 01:17 AM

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NO NO third space then s4, trust me thats how it goes...and the movie IN THE BEGGINNING was actualy made for those who never saw B5 untill it hit TNT so you can watch that at the begginning or not at all and it wont make a big DIFF...jms wasnt all that happy with it any way....

just trying to help


No actually Thirdspace takes place between the end of the Shadow war and the start of the war with earth & president Clark. In fact it actually says that at the beginning of the movie.

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 03:46 AM

ok so view it part way through s4, but not at the end of s4
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Posted 26 March 2006 - 03:47 AM

I've been going through select eps in order (all the major arc eps). What a great show, I miss it very much.

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 07:56 AM

I wish I'd known you guys were still debating this, I just got done watching Season 4, in preparation of watching Thirdspace, when I saw there'd been additional responses in this thread.

So I screwed up and watched it out of order? The order should have been:

The Gathering
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Movie: In the Beginning
Disk 2 or 3 of Season 4
Movie: Thirdspace
Remainder of Season 4
Season 5(first half)
Movie: River of Souls
Season 5(except last 2 eps)
Movie: Call to Arms
Season 5(final 2 eps)
Crusade

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 12:34 PM

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I wish I'd known you guys were still debating this, I just got done watching Season 4, in preparation of watching Thirdspace, when I saw there'd been additional responses in this thread.

So I screwed up and watched it out of order? The order should have been:

The Gathering
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Movie: In the Beginning
Disk 2 or 3 of Season 4
Movie: Thirdspace
Remainder of Season 4
Season 5(first half)
Movie: River of Souls
Season 5(except last 2 eps)
Movie: Call to Arms
Season 5(final 2 eps)
Crusade

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I believe Objects at Rest was before Call to Arms and River of Souls. So go up to Objests at Rest, but don't watch Sleeping in Light. Then go to River of Souls, Call to Arms, Crusade and then Sleeping in Light.

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 08:50 PM

That doesn't seem right. Watch all but the very last episode of Season 5, then watch 2 movies in a row??? Doesn't seem to me that JMS would've made it quite that way.

Can someone confirm this? -kd5-
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Posted 15 May 2006 - 09:25 PM

That is correct. The movie "River of Souls" takes place approximately 6 months to 1 year after the episode "Objects At Rest". The Nmovie "A Call to Arms" takes place 5 years after the episode "Objects At Rest". The final episode "Sleeping In Light" takes Place 19 years after the episode "Objects At Rest".

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 07:20 AM

Thanks, I appreciate that... -kd5-
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