Thirdspace Reviews

  • Sep 14, 2020

    This one was pretty entertaining! It was nice to see Ivonava return after her departure at the end of season 4, even if it was really only a flashback. Unfortunately this suffers the same fate as most TV show "movie specials", in that none of the consequences feel real because you already know the fate of the characters, and it's hard to imagine that the events of the movie will be relevant in the rest of the show (just in case some viewers didn't catch the movie). Overall it feels more like an extended episode than an actual movie, but that's not necessarily a bad thing if you're in the right mood.

    This one was pretty entertaining! It was nice to see Ivonava return after her departure at the end of season 4, even if it was really only a flashback. Unfortunately this suffers the same fate as most TV show "movie specials", in that none of the consequences feel real because you already know the fate of the characters, and it's hard to imagine that the events of the movie will be relevant in the rest of the show (just in case some viewers didn't catch the movie). Overall it feels more like an extended episode than an actual movie, but that's not necessarily a bad thing if you're in the right mood.

  • Apr 01, 2019

    Well put in B5 universe, covers a lot of series plot holes and give us a insight to the mysterious Vorolon race.

    Well put in B5 universe, covers a lot of series plot holes and give us a insight to the mysterious Vorolon race.

  • Nov 09, 2012

    I liked this movie with it's connections to the First Ones race, the Vorlons. Being set after the main series' events of The Shadow War at the start of Season 4, it was nice to get a little bit more of Vorlon lore (after their departure from the Galaxy with their enemies the Shadows and the rest of their mutual First One brethren, as well as their Firstborn mentor, the alien Lorien) with the crew of Babylon 5 discovering a long-lost Vorlon artifact in Hyperspace. The discovery of said artifact leads to a confrontation with an alien threat of EVEN GREATER magnitude than the now departed Vorlons, Shadows, and their First Ones brethren, an exciting TV movie that adds nicely to the B5 mythos.

    I liked this movie with it's connections to the First Ones race, the Vorlons. Being set after the main series' events of The Shadow War at the start of Season 4, it was nice to get a little bit more of Vorlon lore (after their departure from the Galaxy with their enemies the Shadows and the rest of their mutual First One brethren, as well as their Firstborn mentor, the alien Lorien) with the crew of Babylon 5 discovering a long-lost Vorlon artifact in Hyperspace. The discovery of said artifact leads to a confrontation with an alien threat of EVEN GREATER magnitude than the now departed Vorlons, Shadows, and their First Ones brethren, an exciting TV movie that adds nicely to the B5 mythos.

  • May 15, 2011

    The basic story of "Thirdspace" is rather straight and simple, it could have been told in the time span of a regular B5 episode without being hasty. So, what makes "Thirdspace" interesting to watch, if you like this kind of sci-fi movie, more than the story or the not-too-overwhelming quality of acting, is its strong symphonic side - the synthesis of (CGI) images and Franke's score into a "space symphony" sometimes even resembling "Star Trek: The Motion Picture". It's not as elegant, though. "Thirdspace" is faster and somehow rougher, there is less sheer grandeur (well, it's a TV movie), but still... one can enjoy much of it indeed, literally, as a moving picture with music. What I also would like to mention, though, is Patricia Tallman's performance - distinctly more inspired and refined than what we saw in the preceding B5 episodes.

    The basic story of "Thirdspace" is rather straight and simple, it could have been told in the time span of a regular B5 episode without being hasty. So, what makes "Thirdspace" interesting to watch, if you like this kind of sci-fi movie, more than the story or the not-too-overwhelming quality of acting, is its strong symphonic side - the synthesis of (CGI) images and Franke's score into a "space symphony" sometimes even resembling "Star Trek: The Motion Picture". It's not as elegant, though. "Thirdspace" is faster and somehow rougher, there is less sheer grandeur (well, it's a TV movie), but still... one can enjoy much of it indeed, literally, as a moving picture with music. What I also would like to mention, though, is Patricia Tallman's performance - distinctly more inspired and refined than what we saw in the preceding B5 episodes.

  • Jan 30, 2010

    still love this series

    still love this series

  • Jan 29, 2010

    Pretty decent babylon 5 movie (sure beats "In the beginning"). This one takes place right in my favourite season, and it fits nicely to the story too. It balances greed and need in the human psyche.

    Pretty decent babylon 5 movie (sure beats "In the beginning"). This one takes place right in my favourite season, and it fits nicely to the story too. It balances greed and need in the human psyche.

  • Dec 28, 2009

    Nice standalone story, feels like two part episode, but doesn't bring anything new or relevant to B5 storyline. Fine movie, but if you don't see this, you are not missing anything important.

    Nice standalone story, feels like two part episode, but doesn't bring anything new or relevant to B5 storyline. Fine movie, but if you don't see this, you are not missing anything important.

  • May 08, 2009

    A very good movie and a must see..

    A very good movie and a must see..

  • Nov 25, 2008

    A completely stand alone story set in the B5 universe. Neither Thirdspace nor the aliens involved with thirdspace are ever mentioned in the series proper. As a jumbo episode this would have been a fun 2 parter, but I can see why it didn't fit in the story arcs as they are all so connected, and this just didn't fit in that. It's not the best movie of the lot, but it's not the worst either.

    A completely stand alone story set in the B5 universe. Neither Thirdspace nor the aliens involved with thirdspace are ever mentioned in the series proper. As a jumbo episode this would have been a fun 2 parter, but I can see why it didn't fit in the story arcs as they are all so connected, and this just didn't fit in that. It's not the best movie of the lot, but it's not the worst either.

  • Oct 09, 2008

    Ok, this way better than the gathering, but i cant rate it more than 2.5 stars. Simply because although as an episode its quite a good one, although far from the best in my opinion, as a movie its flawed. If you havent followed the Babylon5 series until around the end of the Shadow war, then you probably wont understand large portions of this movie. Its a spectacle visually and thats the only thing it has going for it as a movie. Other than that its a big Episode and should be treated as such, since as a movie on its own it doesnt work that well.

    Ok, this way better than the gathering, but i cant rate it more than 2.5 stars. Simply because although as an episode its quite a good one, although far from the best in my opinion, as a movie its flawed. If you havent followed the Babylon5 series until around the end of the Shadow war, then you probably wont understand large portions of this movie. Its a spectacle visually and thats the only thing it has going for it as a movie. Other than that its a big Episode and should be treated as such, since as a movie on its own it doesnt work that well.