Friday, February 17, 2006

Straczynski's Crusade

Well well, the endorian experiance? I think it has been over 1 year since I last made a serious attempt to post on my Blog. Due to a busy life, a very demanding job and not in the least my fascination with World of Warcraft, I have been neglecting this Blog for a long time now.

Perhaps the easiest way to get back into things would be to add a light-hearted recommendation to all who read this to watch the TV series "Crusade". I have always been a huge Babylon 5 fan and Crusade is one of the two un-successful spin-offs from that series. It ran for just one season (13 episodes) before being cancelled. Which I think is a real shame. With every episode you can see the show mature and the charcters getting worked out better. Also you can start to see the bigger storyline (meant for 5 seasons) showing through more and more.

Crusade has more a RPG/Quest like feeling to it. Which was also the idea of it's creators. There are distinct "classes" from fantasy games worked into the storyline. From the "king" (captain) to Merlin (a technomage). While this may sound a bit corny, it works perfectly and there is a nice dynamic between all the characters on the show. My only disappointment was the "x-files parody" episode they made. Not so much as it was not funny, but with so few episodes before they got cancelled, it just feels as a bit of a shame they didn't spend one more episode on explaining the actual storyline.

The entire series is out on DVD and I recommend anybody to get it asap if you enjoy good SF. Much like the brilliant Firefly, a FS series that should never have been cancelled.

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