Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Metascore
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  1. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jun 26, 2013
    58
    It doesn't help the show to have such a wooden presence al the helm. As Commander Sinclair, lead actor Michael O'Hare is like Lorne Greene under hypnosis. In fact, this colorful but cheesy satellite opera aspires to nothing greater than being a '90s Battiestar Galactica.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 11, 2013
    50
    Babylon 5 is basically the barroom segment of the first Star Wars movie expanded to a weekly hour, with scene after scene of nuttily costumed actors portraying extraterrestrial members of clans such as the Minbaris, the Narns, and the Vorlons. ... There's relatively little action. That might be ascribed to the fact that scenes involving the requisite futuristic special-effects would be expensive, but I actually think it's more by design that Babylon is a talky bore.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

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  1. Sep 4, 2011
    10
    Greatest TV series ever made I cant say any bad things about it the storylines and character development were superb. The series may beGreatest TV series ever made I cant say any bad things about it the storylines and character development were superb. The series may be finished but the characters will live on in our memories for ever. Full Review »
  2. May 6, 2011
    8
    Ahhh, Babylon 5. This show was just sadly before its time - and could have benefited greatly from modern HD video, and computer graphics.Ahhh, Babylon 5. This show was just sadly before its time - and could have benefited greatly from modern HD video, and computer graphics. This season is pretty slow as far as the Bab5 seasons go - with the exception of the pilot episode being exceptional. The musical chairs played with the cast in the first season is also slightly off-putting, but the characters stay constant from there on out.
    Try to get past the horrendous vector-based computer graphics of the early 1990's, and you will find a show that is surprisingly good.
    This show has easily the best writing out of any Sci-Fi show ever, including STNG.
    The depth of the politics in this show will stagger you, as will the final revelation of the series - it literally stunned me when it culminated in season 5 (maybe 6?).
    2 people of particular note are the alien characters of G'Kar, and Londo Mollari - the interaction between these two characters is very deep, as Londo's race is responsible for the destruction of G'Kar's race's world, and the enslavement of his people. They are now on even footing on Babylon5, and their relationship is heavily developed throughout the show.
    You owe it to yourself to watch this show.
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  3. May 2, 2011
    7
    What?! No B5 reviews? I give season 1 a 7. Yes, it's a season you have to be patient with. The entire season is about setting up people,What?! No B5 reviews? I give season 1 a 7. Yes, it's a season you have to be patient with. The entire season is about setting up people, places, and things for the epic 2nd, 3rd, and 4th seasons. It also sets up lots of foreshadowing. Parts of this season show flash forwards to following seasons that actually happen years later and use the same video. JMS laid everything out years ahead of time. Full Review »