From the beginning, both were running out of time. The space station that was the last, best
hope for peace was sooner or later certain to be eclipsed by new political coalitions and
technical advances. And John Sheridan, who guided the massive freeport through its most
tumultuous days, knew that his own fate had been inalterably prophesied.
Now both storylines converge in a 22-episode final season (with dazzling Exclusive DVD Extras!)
whose events also include Sheridan's attempts to wage peace for the Interstellar Alliance, the
tragic fate of the telepaths and the ultimate fireball destruction of the outmoded station
after it is declared to be a spaceway navigational hazard. You're cleared for final approach...
to Babylon 5.
Warner Brothers have announced that April 13th, 2004 (Region 1) as the street date for
Babylon 5: The Complete Fifth Season ("Wheel of Fire"). There is no information at this time
about when region 2 will be released but Amazon UK® has put this season up on their web site
so you can sign up to be notified when it becomes available for purchase.
This six DVD set will include (preliminary listing):
- Introduction to "Wheel of Fire" (Season 5 of Babylon 5) by series creator, J.
- Two audio commentaries by J. Michael Straczynski ("Fall of Centauri Prime" and "Sleeping
- "Movements of Fire and Shadow" commentary by cast members Bruce Boxleitner, Peter Jurasik,
Patricia Tallman and Tracy Scoggins
- "Digital Tomorrow" featurette about making the special effects for the series
- "Beyond Babylon 5" featurette focusing on the fans, their reactions to the show and
available Babylon 5 merchandise
- Personnel Files
- Data Files
- Gag Reel
- Episode previews for all 22 episodes
- Easter Egg: "Marcus Cole: Dead or Frozen"
- Additional and Extended Scenes
- 16x9 Anamorphic Widescreen
- Dolby Surround 5.1 (English only)
- Subtitles in English, French, and Spanish
- Closed Captioned for the hearing impaired
I have yet to purchase this item...
If you haven't done so already, now is the time to purchase the Season
One, Season Two, Season Three and
the Season Four boxed sets.
JMS AT RASTB5M:
For S5 I did commentaries on The Fall of Centauri Prime and Sleeping
in Light. The latter was the hardest, since it was the first time I'd seen the episode since
it aired. (I just couldn't, it was too hard.)
I should have done so, though, because when we got to B5's destruction, I'm ashamed to admit
that my voice broke, it just hit me so hard. After we were done, i wanted to go back and do
it again, to fix that, which I thought was unprofessional, but the WB boys prevailed upon me
to leave it alone. I just hope it doesn't come across as dumb or something.
I'm happy to mention that we've included a thanks to Steve Grimm
(Lurker's Guide) and our resident moderator
Jay Denebeim on the Season 5 DVD. Just a way of saying thanks for years of help and support.
For those who will be at my talk on Saturday [at Comic-Con 2003], or
know someone who will, Warner Bros. will be there with a film crew to interview fans and tape
material for the season 5 DVD, which at my request will have a whole section on the fans,
since that has always been an important part of the show.
So if you're at the con, you may want to be sure to come by to get into a little slice of B5