The crack that has been the most controversial element of Babylon 5’s third season is its setting.
It was announced in a Q&A with fans earlier this month that the crack was in fact in the city of Gondor, but this is the first time that this has been confirmed in any official production video.
However, the crack is said to be a fictional location, as it is not part of the city itself.
In fact, this was hinted in the fifth season’s official synopsis: “The city of Gorodgia is on the brink of collapse.
King Gimli has been fighting the Dúnedain for over a decade, but the Dínedain are winning.
But they are losing, and it is all for naught.
When King Gondorian takes the throne, the Dûnedain have won the battle, and the Dain are no more.”
It was not until May 2017 that the series was announced to be returning for its fourth season.
“It’s an idea we’ve had for a long time,” said writer Peter Jackson in a video interview published in May.
“We always thought of Gonda as a city that we would explore, but it was never really a place that we wanted to set up the entire show.”
This season will see the return of Gondo and his army of dwarves, who have been on the run from the Dredder Clan for centuries.
“I think the Drowners, the first thing that came to mind was the city in The Lord of the Rings,” said Jackson.
“They were on a mission for the Dáil to find the Ring and that’s where they met the Dumberdans, so that’s how they got that idea.”
It is likely that the Dimmermen will continue their quest in the season four finale, with Bilbo still trying to find Gimli.
“The thing is, they’re probably going to get some sort of revenge on Gimli,” Jackson said.
“And I think that’s a big part of this season.
We are definitely going to see a lot more of Gimli.”