DirectorMike Vejar Film seriesBabylon 5 Film Series CountryUnited States
WriterJ. Michael Straczynski Release dateJanuary 19, 2002 Initial DVD releaseNovember 21, 2005 (Germany) CastDylan Neal (David Martell), Andreas Katsulas (Citizen G'Kar), Alex Zahara (Dulann), Myriam Sirois (Sarah Cantrell), Dean Marshall (Malcolm Bridges), Enid-Raye Adams (Firell) Similar moviesJ Michael Straczynski wrote the screenplay for Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers and Babylon 5: The Gathering
Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers (subtitled: To Live and Die in Starlight) is the fifth telefilm set in the Babylon 5 universe (not including the pilot, The Gathering).
Originally airing January 19, 2002 on the Sci Fi Channel, it was written by J. Michael Straczynski and directed by Mike Vejar. Though shot as a pilot for a possible new series, it aired opposite NFL playoffs and the subsequent poor ratings led to it not being picked up.
As the Shadow War ended, hundreds of civilizations were devastated. It is up to the Interstellar Alliance, with the help of the Rangers, to rebuild what the great war had destroyed and to hold peace among the worlds of the ISA.
In the year 2265, David Martel (Dylan Neal), a Ranger, is given the command of a twenty-year-old Ranger starship, the Liandra, and is asked to escort a Valen-class cruiser to a secret location carrying several diplomats, including Ambassador G'Kar (Andreas Katsulas). However, upon arrival, the two craft are attacked on behalf of an unknown, mysterious, and ancient force known only as The Hand whose lethal power is far greater than any previously known to Earth or any other world in the Interstellar Alliance.