Babylon 5 - The Legend of the Rangers
by Steve Sawicki
Warner Home Video DVD ISBN/ITEM#: B000CEXFYW
Date: 14 March, 2006 List Price $19.98 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Finally, we find a shiny disc about the future that is not dystopian. Finally we understand why this is such a rarity. This story is set in the same future as your Babylon 5 series, or as it became known in the later renderings: Babble On 5. This disc tells of the Rangers. Unfortunately not the Lone Rangers since these Rangers seem to be everywhere and that is part of the problem. We are not sure who makes decisions in your futures or why you let them continue to do so when so many of the ones they make are so bad. Sure, you make bad decisions now but then you fight about them which, more or less, renders you into a state of apathetic immobility. For instance, why would you have a code about not running away from grave danger? If this were the case you would not know about the grave danger until way too late. That being said (see above) we wondered why, then, you would go and reward one who broke such a code with a secret mission? There are more inconsistencies but we ended up turning off the sound and making up our own dialogue about half way through. We would have liked to turn the thing off but there was a malfunction of the projection device. Ah well, another disc that Blockbuster will not be getting back. Perhaps it is all for the good.
(Source: Warner Home Video)