Crusade - Broadcast order

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The "correct" order of episodes is somewhat unclear, and the episodes contain conflicting evidence as to the in-universe chronological order. Series creator J. Michael Straczynski revised TNT's ordering for re-broadcast on the Sci Fi Channel in April 2001, and the episodes have been repeated in this order a number of occasions since then. "War Zone," an episode made halfway through the production as an opener, has been pushed near the end. In particular, these episodes ignore a discontinuity in uniforms — in the TNT order, the crew start out with the revised uniforms in production, and then in "Appearances and Other Deceits" were forced to change to the "new" uniforms used earlier in production. The fourteenth episode would have featured a return to the older uniforms that the crew prefer.

 

A third order was formally endorsed by Straczynski as the "true" chronological sequence of in-universe events for the filmed episodes, 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.

 

Original broadcast order
War Zone (108)
The Long Road (107)
The Well of Forever (106)
The Path of Sorrows (109)
Patterns of the Soul (110)
Ruling from the Tomb (111)
The Rules of the Game (112)
Appearances and Other Deceits (113)
Racing the Night (103)
The Memory of War (102)
The Needs of Earth (101)
Visitors from Down the Street (104)
Each Night I Dream of Home (105) 

 

Revised broadcast order
Racing the Night (103)
The Needs of Earth (101)
The Memory of War (102)
The Long Road (107)
Visitors from Down the Street (104)
The Well of Forever (106)
Each Night I Dream of Home (105)
Patterns of the Soul (110)
The Path of Sorrows (109)
Ruling from the Tomb (111)
The Rules of the Game (112)
War Zone (108)
Appearances and Other Deceits (113) 

 

Chronological broadcast order according to J. Michael Straczynski
War Zone (108)
The Long Road (107)
Appearances and Other Deceits (113)
The Memory of War (102)
The Needs of Earth (101)
Racing the Night (103)
Visitors From Down the Street (104)
Each Night I Dream of Home (105)
The Path of Sorrows (109)

Ruling From the Tomb (111)
Patterns of the Soul (110)
The Well of Forever (106)
The Rules of the Game (112)

 

Source : Wikipedia/The Official Babylon 5 Magazine in 1999-2000

 

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