Season 1 Episode 1

War Zone

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 09, 1999 on TNT

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  • When the creator, J. Michael Straczynski, calls an episode the worst; you had better listen.

    The episode "War Zone" was written at the network's (TNT's) request. JMS calls it "probably the weakest one, certainly the one I find least interesting. It's lumbered with buckets of exposition, explaining things that don't need explaining, too many fights, too many explosions, too much swaggering around, all stuff the net wanted."


    He goes on to say, "it's exposition heavy, too much swaggering macho stuff, no real depth, just stuff blowing up. The ones that follow are much better."

    I have to agree.

    The mutiny scene was ill planned and not useful to the plot line.

    The introduction of the ship telepath is poor.

    Still this is the continuation of Babylon 5. We all waited patiently and hopefully for this to air. It would have been difficult for us to see much fault in it back then.

    As a "Crusade" episode and a script by the master JMS it may be lacking, but it is still a pleasure to watch.