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hypatia July 24th 16 21:20

Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?
 
Both Midnight Nation and Rising Stars sound like they could make great films.

Thanks a lot for the update. Maybe no B5 now, but maybe some interesting stuff apart from that.

Raw Shark July 25th 16 02:54

Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?
 
It would be nice if he would write a few more short stories for B5, just to let us know he's serious. I imagine he has many ideas for them.

And which piece of news is the one that we should be talking about for a long time? Is it possible JMS is involved in the tv series for Neil Gaiman's American Gods?

Raw Shark

"And what do you want, you moon-faced assassin of joy?"
Londo Mollari

vorlonlovechild July 25th 16 09:21

Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?
 
so.... no B5. :(

It's nice he's keeping himself busy tho.

Springer July 25th 16 11:30

Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?
 
I'm glad his eyesight has gotten better – if it had gotten worse I imagine it could have threatened to end his career, and then there definitely would have been no more B5. It sounds like it slowed his output down anyway, but now he's back at full stream, maybe if Rising Stars and Midnight Nation are a success, coupled with Sense8, it'll give him the 'street cred' he needs.

Jan, did JMS mention anything about Red Mars? Is it still going ahead and is he definitely off it?

Really interested in him writing some novels too. Have got OtherSyde (got him to sign my 1st edition Hb at one of the Wolf 359 conventions) and Demon Night so I'd be interested in reading more of novels from him.

Jan July 26th 16 03:30

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Originally Posted by Raw Shark (Post 456609)
It would be nice if he would write a few more short stories for B5, just to let us know he's serious. I imagine he has many ideas for them.

He can't. Well, not without permission from and paying a hefty license fee to Warner Bros. And maybe not even then. More than one company has been told by WB that no licenses are available.

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And which piece of news is the one that we should be talking about for a long time? Is it possible JMS is involved in the tv series for Neil Gaiman's American Gods?
Leaving comics. And no, unless American Gods has something to do with Ray Bradbury, that's not it.

Jan

Jan July 26th 16 03:39

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Originally Posted by Springer (Post 456612)
I'm glad his eyesight has gotten better – if it had gotten worse I imagine it could have threatened to end his career, and then there definitely would have been no more B5. It sounds like it slowed his output down anyway, but now he's back at full stream, maybe if Rising Stars and Midnight Nation are a success, coupled with Sense8, it'll give him the 'street cred' he needs.

I don't remember if I caught that slide or not but his vision had gotten *really* bad. Like mud on a windshield bad. He showed a pic of what his screen would look like before and it was white on a black background and maybe a dozen words per screen.

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Jan, did JMS mention anything about Red Mars? Is it still going ahead and is he definitely off it?
He didn't mention it but from what I've seen online, he's off of it and a second showrunner also left and the project's on hold. Doubt if it'll get made, personally.

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Really interested in him writing some novels too. Have got OtherSyde (got him to sign my 1st edition Hb at one of the Wolf 359 conventions) and Demon Night so I'd be interested in reading more of novels from him.
Me, too.

Oh, and in case it wasn't there when y'all looked at the report, here's the link to the video I took. Sorry for the shakes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN_RJcV64ME

Jan

JoeD80 July 26th 16 05:49

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here's the link to the video I took.
I think the link is missing

Jan July 26th 16 11:03

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Originally Posted by JoeD80 (Post 456620)
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here's the link to the video I took.
I think the link is missing

Sorry - there now.

Springer July 26th 16 11:10

Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?
 
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Originally Posted by Jan (Post 456618)
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Originally Posted by Raw Shark (Post 456609)
It would be nice if he would write a few more short stories for B5, just to let us know he's serious. I imagine he has many ideas for them.

He can't. Well, not without permission from and paying a hefty license fee to Warner Bros. And maybe not even then. More than one company has been told by WB that no licenses are available.

Is this why there's never any new merchandise? Every year at SDCC there are all kinds of models, action figures and collectibles from all manner of older or obscure SF shows that still have a fanbase, but never anything from B5. I could never figure out whether it's because people have just forgotten about the show or whether JMS or Warners were somehow an obstacle to it.

Jan July 26th 16 14:04

Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?
 
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Originally Posted by Springer (Post 456622)
Is this why there's never any new merchandise? Every year at SDCC there are all kinds of models, action figures and collectibles from all manner of older or obscure SF shows that still have a fanbase, but never anything from B5. I could never figure out whether it's because people have just forgotten about the show or whether JMS or Warners were somehow an obstacle to it.

The last thing that I'm aware of that had a license for anything B5-related was Mongoose with the RPG and proposed novels. After the novels fell though, Mongoose eventually dropped the license because it just wasn't cost effective. WB not only requires a large fee, they expect a part of the proceeds, too. For anything but a large company, it's just not worthwhile for a show that's been off the air for 15+ years.

What's majorly disappointing to me, though, is that I've been told by trustworthy sources that Big Finish, the folks who've done some wonderful audio dramas (especially Doctor Who) have asked about a license and were told none were available. It's as though WB just wants the show to disappear.

Jan


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