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Forum: B5.world July 3rd 18, 12:04
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Springer
Re: If you could change B5 without changing it....

I love that idea! And it would have been a nice way to reward one of the background actors like Kim Strauss or Jonathan Chapman.
Forum: B5.related July 3rd 18, 12:01
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By Springer
Re: Endgadget article on B5 effects

My sincere apologies if I misrepresented what you said.
Forum: B5.world July 2nd 18, 13:38
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Springer
Re: If you could change B5 without changing it....

Echoing what people have said about Confessions and Lamentations, I'd have loved to have seen more exploration of the different cultures in the League of Non-Aligned worlds. I guess the Drazi got two...
Forum: B5.related July 2nd 18, 09:30
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By Springer
Re: Endgadget article on B5 effects

Sorry Looney, hope you don't think I was having a go at you! You didn't say anything wrong in my mind!

TripleF – come on. In your posts that I've seen and on the B5 Scrolls website, you've always...
Forum: B5.world June 29th 18, 23:34
Replies: 38
Views: 3,359
Posted By Springer
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

I read somewhere that George Lucas once stated that there were different types of Star Wars canon. There's the movies-only canon, the old expanded-Universe canon, the new Disney canon and so on. And...
Forum: B5.related June 29th 18, 23:20
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By Springer
Re: Endgadget article on B5 effects

Ugh, once again I come away from this website wishing I hadn't started a thread.

I honestly dislike reading about all the politics and back-biting behind the scenes. Mostly because it seems people...
Forum: B5.related June 26th 18, 16:34
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By Springer
Re: Endgadget article on B5 effects

Suffice to say that there was a major conflict of interest there.[/QUOTE]

Ah, I see what you're referring to now. Since I have zero facts about that particular allegation, I'll bow out of that...
Forum: B5.related June 26th 18, 11:36
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By Springer
Re: Endgadget article on B5 effects

I'm afraid I look at that bit askance and simply note that Copeland was on the Board of Directors for Netter Digital which later declared bankruptcy and took the B5 Fan Club down with it. His is...
Forum: B5.related June 26th 18, 08:21
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By Springer
Endgadget article on B5 effects

There's an interesting article on Engadget looking at why B5 has been left to look so bad on Amazon.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/22/babylon-5-digital-video-quality/?guccounter=1

A couple...
Forum: B5.world June 9th 18, 18:47
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By Springer
Re: Ship of Tears questions

Great questions!

For the first one, I guess it depends what kind of range B5's scanners have? Maybe he was dropped off by a Psi Corps ship that jumped in a fair distance from B5, maybe as much as...
Forum: B5.related May 18th 18, 21:05
Replies: 28
Views: 5,413
Posted By Springer
Re: Streaming B5 - Legally - USA

I would ask why you dislike Amazon, but I don't want to know because I love Amazon and I don't want that to change. ;) I am a big Blu-Ray and DVD collector and that is a great place to buy Blu-Rays...
Forum: B5.world March 14th 18, 10:26
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By Springer
Re: Real-world inspiration for Babylon 5 station?

I'd love to hear more about your time at McMurdo.

Well, B5 was described as an 'O'Neill class' station, after the real life scientist Gerard O'Neill of Princeton University, who in 1974 came up...
Forum: B5.world March 8th 18, 10:27
Replies: 38
Views: 3,359
Posted By Springer
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

I dunno, a fleet armed with mass drivers and a supply of asteroids would do the trick.

I do kind of like that it is left mysterious who did it. There's millions of years of lost and unexplored...
Forum: B5.related March 6th 18, 18:04
Replies: 10
Views: 1,988
Posted By Springer
Re: B5 novels

Interesting - on ebay.com they do seem quite pricy, but on ebay.co.uk they are quite reasonably priced. Even more interesting, there's a listing on ebay.com for a combined hardback book of the...
Forum: B5.world March 6th 18, 17:56
Replies: 38
Views: 3,359
Posted By Springer
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

Unless JMS knew that Galen was helping Sheridan when he wrote Z'Ha'Dum, then by definition it is a retcon as he came up with that plot point after the fact. Not that there is necessarily anything...
Forum: B5.related March 5th 18, 22:18
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By Springer
Re: 25th Anniversary Feb 22, 2018

Here in the UK we didn't get The Gathering until after season 1 had aired for some reason (I think it might have come out on VHS before then though) so I guess the UK 25th anniversary is next year....
Forum: B5.personnel January 14th 18, 17:44
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By Springer
JMS: Saved by Superman

Not sure if this is already common knowledge, but HarperCollins are going to be publishing JMS' memoirs next year.
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Forum: B5.related April 22nd 17, 23:13
Replies: 3
Views: 1,809
Posted By Springer
Re: Entire collection up for sale

I've always wanted one of those Agamemnon caps. And the Shadow figure!

Lovely collection, and it all appears to have been very well looked after. Sadly I'm skint so I wouldn't be able to afford it...
Forum: B5.world March 26th 17, 22:00
Replies: 99
Views: 15,472
Posted By Springer
Re: Is it time to go beyond the rim?

I tend not to do online communities/message boards/Facebook group anymore as I find myself not really getting on with them, but I would miss this place if it went beyond the rim. There are some good...
Forum: B5.related August 16th 16, 13:35
Replies: 79
Views: 41,338
Posted By Springer
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

Or, he wrote the first five scripts the same way he'd written B5 where he wasn't getting notes, and he thought that would be ok. Then having seen those scripts, TNT started interfering, requesting...
Forum: B5.world August 2nd 16, 17:31
Replies: 74
Views: 42,018
Posted By Springer
Re: Is it time to give season 5 another chance?

To be fair, it took Garibaldi all of two minutes to convince him. It wasn't exactly a decision that kept him awake at night.

I don't want to use the word moral, because that's too preachy, but...
Forum: B5.world August 1st 16, 22:06
Replies: 74
Views: 42,018
Posted By Springer
Re: Is it time to give season 5 another chance?

I'm sorry. However, my response was provoked by your original comment that was talking down to me, and came across as pretty dismissive of the points I was trying to make. Hence why it might seem to...
Forum: B5.world August 1st 16, 17:24
Replies: 74
Views: 42,018
Posted By Springer
Re: Is it time to give season 5 another chance?

This is the one part I think would have played very differently with Ivanova; her having to call in Bester after all that happened in the previous four seasons would have been some powerful emotional...
Forum: B5.related August 1st 16, 17:21
Replies: 79
Views: 41,338
Posted By Springer
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

Ah, sorry for misunderstanding what you were asking for. I have seen JMS make a few statements about Warners encouraging its different departments to compete with each other rather than work together...
Forum: B5.world August 1st 16, 16:30
Replies: 74
Views: 42,018
Posted By Springer
Re: Is it time to give season 5 another chance?

That feels like it's just deliberately ignoring the show's (perceived) faults. I feel it *is* okay to criticise the show and JMS' writing; doing so is not a betrayal of the show or of JMS. It's the...
Forum: B5.world August 1st 16, 14:41
Replies: 74
Views: 42,018
Posted By Springer
Re: Is it time to give season 5 another chance?

That's my other big bugbear this season part of the process is learning from mistakes, but we don't see that. We don't see Sheridan and company learning that maybe using telepaths to spy on people...
Forum: B5.world August 1st 16, 12:58
Replies: 74
Views: 42,018
Posted By Springer
Re: Is it time to give season 5 another chance?

I guess I'm just surprised the ambassadors allowed the telepaths with sensitive information in their heads to go back to Earth, where they could spill the beans to the Psi Corps and EarthGov. I mean,...
Forum: B5.related July 31st 16, 06:48
Replies: 79
Views: 41,338
Posted By Springer
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

I was just responding to your request for evidence that B5 was stuck in the middle of conflicts between PTEN and Warners and that this has affected why the show seems to have disappeared from the...
Forum: B5.world July 30th 16, 16:08
Replies: 74
Views: 42,018
Posted By Springer
Re: Is it time to give season 5 another chance?

Phoenix Rising

It seems fitting after Jerry Doyle’s passing this week that Phoenix Rising has the best Garibaldi scenes of season 5 so far (and with The Ragged Edge coming up next, there’s more to...
Forum: B5.related July 29th 16, 11:14
Replies: 79
Views: 41,338
Posted By Springer
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

PTEN dissolved before season 5 was even filmed. There was quite a bit of merchandising after that occurred, as well as spinoffs. I'd have to see something concrete to believe your premise. Things...
Forum: B5.personnel July 28th 16, 17:38
Replies: 22
Views: 13,823
Posted By Springer
Re: RIP Jerry Doyle

The BBC have a brief obituary: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36918773

Edit: and a statement from JMS on Jerry Doyle's Epic Times website:...
Forum: B5.personnel July 28th 16, 16:43
Replies: 22
Views: 13,823
Posted By Springer
Re: RIP Jerry Doyle

I don't believe it. Absolutely don't believe it. I'm gutted. Holding out hope that this is a hoax of some kind.

Far too many of the cast have gone before their time. RIP Jerry.
Forum: B5.world July 27th 16, 19:29
Replies: 74
Views: 42,018
Posted By Springer
Re: Is it time to give season 5 another chance?

The way the music worked in the show was that JMS would sit with Chris Franke and "spot" the episode - marking exactly where Joe wanted music and how long it would last and of what type (sad, fast,...
Forum: B5.world July 27th 16, 19:11
Replies: 74
Views: 42,018
Posted By Springer
Re: Is it time to give season 5 another chance?

Before I talk about the next episode, I just want to go back to the appearance of the Drakh in the previous episode, when the Drakh saves Londo’s life. The implication is that they are telekinetic...
Forum: B5.related July 26th 16, 10:10
Replies: 79
Views: 41,338
Posted By Springer
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

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....
Forum: B5.related July 25th 16, 10:30
Replies: 79
Views: 41,338
Posted By Springer
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...
Forum: B5.world July 25th 16, 10:21
Replies: 74
Views: 42,018
Posted By Springer
Re: Is it time to give season 5 another chance?

B5 was never on the level of a high end Hong Kong actioner but I actually felt that a lot of the previous fight choreography could be pretty good, at least relative to Trek of the same era. The Narn...
Forum: B5.world July 22nd 16, 18:32
Replies: 74
Views: 42,018
Posted By Springer
Re: Is it time to give season 5 another chance?

I disagree that the story needs to be that explicit. It wasn't a dilemma to Sheridan at the time; but it ended up spinning out of his control. That is the story showing consequences.[/QUOTE]
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Forum: B5.world July 22nd 16, 18:15
Replies: 74
Views: 42,018
Posted By Springer
Re: Is it time to give season 5 another chance?

In the Kingdom of the Blind

The thematic heart of this episode isn’t about telepaths or nefarious happenings on Centauri Prime – it’s about the legacy of the Shadow War and is just as much an ‘arc...
Forum: B5.world July 15th 16, 20:31
Replies: 74
Views: 42,018
Posted By Springer
Re: Is it time to give season 5 another chance?

You may be right, but I'll reply to this once I've watched In the Kingdom of the Blind/Tragedy of Telepaths/Phoenix Rising and I've been able to refresh my memory of what happens!

Next up: Day of...
Forum: B5.world July 12th 16, 23:28
Replies: 74
Views: 42,018
Posted By Springer
Re: Is it time to give season 5 another chance?

Even if the character doesn't acknowledge their flaws (and I maintain these particular flaws are out of character for the way those characters behaved in earlier seasons) the *story* must acknowledge...
Forum: B5.world July 12th 16, 10:31
Replies: 74
Views: 42,018
Posted By Springer
Re: Is it time to give season 5 another chance?

Part of the exploration is - will Sheridan make mistakes as well? Recall in the season two vision Sheridan is in a Psi Cop uniform; and he used the telepaths in the civil war. This is someone who...
Forum: B5.related July 8th 16, 10:34
Replies: 3
Views: 6,163
Posted By Springer
Re: B5 comes second in Digital Spy poll

Channel 4 actually started showing season 4 at prime time - 10pm on Thursday nights after being stuck at 6pm on Mondays (season 1) Tuesdays (season 2) and Sundays (season 3). I remember there was a...
Forum: B5.related July 6th 16, 15:15
Replies: 3
Views: 6,163
Posted By Springer
B5 comes second in Digital Spy poll

Not bad for a 20-year old show that Warners likes to pretend doesn't exist.
...
Forum: B5.world June 29th 16, 09:49
Replies: 11
Views: 13,747
Posted By Springer
Re: Music Question: \"Bar Song\" in \"Face of the Enemy\"

On a related note, what is the pop song that plays in the casino in Chrysalis? Like the bar music from Face of the Enemy it's on the soundtrack CD but there's no information about it. I'd assumed...
Forum: B5.world June 26th 16, 09:06
Replies: 74
Views: 42,018
Posted By Springer
Re: Is it time to give season 5 another chance?

Strange Relations

At last, six episodes in and we have some impetus! It takes the return of an arch villain – Bester – to provide that impetus. It’s not quite as explosive or tense as I’d like,...
Forum: B5.world June 20th 16, 23:32
Replies: 74
Views: 42,018
Posted By Springer
Re: Is it time to give season 5 another chance?

Learning Curve

I originally had this episode down as the nadir of the series but in truth it’s not quite that bad. That’s not to say it’s not without its problems, mostly from the side of the...
Forum: B5.world June 20th 16, 15:04
Replies: 48
Views: 29,540
Posted By Springer
Re: EpDis: The Deconstruction Of Falling Stars

Maybe the Dark Ages weren't that dark, but they were still pretty miserable for most people. What was the average life expectancy? The standard of living? While I imagine there might be a reaction to...
Forum: B5.related June 19th 16, 20:31
Replies: 1
Views: 5,837
Posted By Springer
Re: TNT Guide To Babylon 5

Excellent! Thanks for posting this! I knew this existed but had never before seen it. It's actually a pretty good introduction, it's a shame it's never appeared on any of the DVDs. Curious about the...
Forum: B5.world June 17th 16, 10:08
Replies: 74
Views: 42,018
Posted By Springer
Re: Is it time to give season 5 another chance?

So far the only person I've felt she's detracted from is Garibaldi, but frankly she's right about him - Garibaldi should never have been given that job in the first place.

Regarding her arrival...
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