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WarZone
WAR ZONE
Crusade, Episode 1x01
Production number: 108
First aired: 9 June 1999
Production Credits
Written By: J. Michael Straczynski
Directed By: Janet Greek
Executive Producer: Douglas Netter
& J. Michael Straczynski
Producer: John Copeland
Production Designer: John Iacovelli
Director of Photography: Frederick V. Murphy II
Editor: Jeff Hodge, Michael B. Hoggan & Skip Robinson
Music By: Evan H. Chen
Episode Chronology
Story Date: 1st - 5th January, 2267
Chronological Order
Preceded by: A Call to Arms
Followed by: The Long Road
Broadcast Order
Preceded by: A Call to Arms
Followed by: The Long Road
Episode Gallery

"War Zone" is chronologicly the first episode of Crusade, although it was the eighth produced and the twelfth episode aired on TNT. The episode was written by J. Michael Straczynski and directed by Janet Greek. It's noted that this episode was made at the behest of TNT, rather than any plans that J. Michael Straczynski had in motion.

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SummaryEdit

Captain Matthew Gideon assembles the crew that will be with him on the experimental starship Excalibur. Their Mission: explore the reaches of space to find a cure for the deadly Drakh Virus that will destroy all life on Earth in five years.

Episode ChronologyEdit

13 episodes of Crusade were produced before TNT canceled the series. According to posts by J. Michael Straczynski, which are archived on jmsnews.com, TNT broadcast the episodes out of the intended sequence. The order of the episodes was then revised when they were re-broadcasted on the Sci-Fi channel, the Sci-Fi channel actually contacted Straczynski and asked which order he would prefer the episodes were broadcast. A third order was formally endorsed by Straczynski as the "true" chronological sequence of events for the filmed episode, as it appeared in The Official Babylon 5 Chronology (published in the pages of The Official Babylon 5 Magazine in 1999-2000). This particular ordering supersedes Straczynski's own "preferred" sequence from a strictly chronological and causal standpoint. The original broadcast order as set by TNT was used for the DVD releases.

Broadcast OrderEdit

Using the Original Broadcast Order, "War Zone" is episode 1 of 13.

Preceded by: Crusade episodes Followed by:
"None" "The Long Road"


Using the Revised Broadcast Order, "War Zone" is episode 12 of 13.

Preceded by: Crusade episodes Followed by:
"The Rules of the Game" "Appearances and Other Deceits"


Using the Chronological Order, "War Zone" is episode 1 of 13.

Preceded by: Crusade episodes Followed by:
"None" "The Long Road"


DVD ReleaseEdit

This Episode along with the other 12 from the series have been released on DVD with some limited Special Features. For more information see:

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