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BABYLON 5: THE ROAD HOME
Blu-ray review by David Blackwell

DETAILS: 79 minutes, audio commentary, featurette, digital copy
VIDEO: 1.78:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen) Anamorphic Widescreen
AUDIO: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA, Spanish 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish

STUDIO: Warner Bros Pictures/ Warner Bros Animation/ SDS
RELEASE DATE: 8-15-2023
BABYLON 5 is one of the greatest sci-fi TV shows ever made. It has had so many challenges from lower budgets to spin-offs that died too soon, and a movie that never got off the ground after so many rewrites. Now while waiting to hear if BABYLON 5 will get a TV reboot from creator J. Michael Straczynski, an animated movie was made that takes John Sheridan on a trip of the Babylon 5 multiverse of what could have been in various alternate realities. It is a big BABYLON 5 WHAT IF story. The ship animation is great and most of the voice actors doing characters played by actors since past did great except the voice actor doing G'Kar couldn't nail the performance of Andreas Katsulas (who was great as G'Kar in live action TV series and TV movies).

SPECIAL FEATURES:
Audio commentary by creator/ executive producer J. Michael Straczynski, actor Bruce Boxleitner, and supervising producer Rick Morales

BABYLON 5 FOREVER- a featurette about BABYLON 5 and how the animated movie came to be and how JMS got the go ahead from the surviving cast to do it.

Also included with the blu-ray is a code to download an stream a HD copy of the movie.

FINAL ANALYSIS: I hope this BABYLON 5 animated movie means room for more animated movies like a movie that wraps up CRUSADE. I know some fans rather see live action and think the animated budget is cheap. For what it is, I rather enjoyed a return to BABYLON 5 whether the reboot gets off the ground or not one day.

This blu-ray review is 10-1-2023 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission