Babylon 5: The Road Home (PG-13)
IMDb; Rotten Tomatoes; Templeton Gate; TV Tropes; Warner Bros.; Wikia; Wikipedia
streaming sites: Amazon; Google Play; Movies Anywhere; Vudu; YouTube
This is the second direct-to-video spin-off from the TV series Babylon 5, and the first animated installment in the franchise. I thought the animation looked pretty good, particularly the ships. And it had all the surviving cast back to reprise their roles, though sadly several roles had to be recast. And the new actors did fine, I guess. And it's a decent story, though I didn't love it the way I loved B5. It's impossible for me to guess what anyone who had never seen the original series would make of the movie.
After the Shadow War, newly instated Interstellar Alliance President John Sheridan and Delenn leave Babylon 5 to go to Minbar, where the capital of the Alliance is. A few weeks later, Sheridan is giving a speech at the opening of a new power plant, which unbeknownst to him uses tachyons. That somehow sends him bouncing around between different times and places, and eventually into alternate universes. And I can't say much more, because I don't want to spoil details of any of the situations in which he finds himself. I will say I liked how he eventually managed to return home, though I'm a bit disappointed that we don't actually get to see him there. We occasionally see a bit of the aftermath of the timelines he found himself in, after he disappears, and that's what happens at the end of the movie. Which isn't bad, I just thought after that we'd see the prime timeline again. Oh well.
Um... I don't know what else to say, but I feel bad about not saying more about this movie. I definitely liked it, and I hope to see more B5 stuff in the future.
TV series: Babylon 5 * Crusade
TV movies: The Gathering * In the Beginning * Thirdspace * River of Souls * A Call to Arms * Legend of the Rangers
DTV: The Lost Tales * The Road Home