The show’s CGI and composite sequences, meanwhile, have been digitally upscaled to HD with only some minor tweaks where absolutely necessary.

The series still isn’t presented in widescreen as intended, Engadget says, but is presented in the 4:3 aspect ratio that the CGI was designed for, and in which the series was originally shown.

Watching a couple of episodes on HBO Max and comparing them against the DVDs that I bought years ago, I can say that the quality is much better, even if it’s cropped. While the DVDs show off more in that widescreen format, the tradeoff is worth it: the streaming version feels cleaner, and looks as it as intended—mostly.

This has all been a roundabout way of saying that Babylon 5 is now streaming on HBO Max, and if you’ve never seen the show, this is probably the best opportunity to check it out. While that original CGI has definitely aged, it’s a phenomenal, classic series that’s perfect for streaming and that’s well worth being enjoyed by a new generation of fans.