I watched the whole series last year, and Crusade. Bought all the movies and watched In the Beginning
tonight. Wow. I was actually in tears over it (which struck me as stupid in the middle of the tears considering what kind of real horror is going on in the world right now, but that's often the way.)
It was great to see everyone again after not watching any eps for a while (though I pine for Lennier) and great to see all these storylines we only heard of in the series. I don't know if I was supposed to watch this movie first, I think it is better to watch it after the series. It was quite a feast and very emotional and well done--space battles were pretty breathtaking too.
And of course now I want to watch Bab5 again and I think I will do so.