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Forum: B5.related May 13th 20, 20:32
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By Springer
Re: Why were space sci fi shows like B5 heavily stigmatized by the mainstream?

Although, that said, I am really starting to think B5 was a one off. It was a combination of the right people in the right place at the right time. It became more than the sum of its parts because...
Forum: B5.related May 13th 20, 14:02
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By Springer
Re: Why were space sci fi shows like B5 heavily stigmatized by the mainstream?

Let's not forget the history of sf. Early pulp fiction, Astounding Stories, early Asimov and Heinlein, they were ostensibly published as 'juveniles' for children (even though the authors often really...
Forum: B5.related April 28th 20, 07:38
Replies: 17
Views: 1,699
Posted By Springer
Re: Future of B5 merchandise

I should clarify, I meant lack of interest from WB's perspective because of the legal legwork required on their end and associated costs.[/QUOTE]

Curious what legal legwork would be entailed other...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films April 3rd 20, 15:38
Replies: 36
Views: 5,007
Posted By Springer
Re: Star Trek Picard Series

Hey! I wasn't having a go, just querying a few of your points, just as you have queried mine :-)



Were Riker and Troi really 'messed up'? It seemed to me they were still fully functional adults...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films March 27th 20, 22:15
Replies: 36
Views: 5,007
Posted By Springer
Re: Star Trek Picard Series

Just watched the finale, I have some mixed feelings towards it.

[Spoilers, so be warned]

I didn't like the silly Romulan myth and the tentacled aliens that were coming through the portal. In...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films March 26th 20, 09:51
Replies: 36
Views: 5,007
Posted By Springer
Re: Star Trek Picard Series

Hey Ubik, good to see you around these parts again.

I've been watching through DS9 on Netflix, and while I like it, the same thing bothers me now that did back when it originally aired, which is...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films March 21st 20, 15:10
Replies: 36
Views: 5,007
Posted By Springer
Re: Star Trek Picard Series

I really enjoyed episodes 6, 7 and 8, and can forgive episode 5 - even B5 had its occasional misstep. Episode 9 lost me a little bit, mainly because I was a bit confused watching it and trying to...
Forum: B5.related March 21st 20, 13:53
Replies: 17
Views: 1,699
Posted By Springer
Re: Future of B5 merchandise

Here are a couple of mine that I could find - the rest are packed away somewhere. I also found the station, and it's really well painted, but needs glueing back together.

The only one of these...
Forum: B5.related March 17th 20, 20:09
Replies: 17
Views: 1,699
Posted By Springer
Re: Future of B5 merchandise

I think Warners pulled all B5 licensing around the early- to mid-2000s, so it would have been after Mongoose published the RPG.

I've got some of the painted models from both A Call to Arms and...
Forum: B5.related March 17th 20, 14:17
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Springer
Re: Babylon 5 CCG

I've got a huge binder full of hundreds of the cards, but I've only played it once or twice. I'm not really a gamer, and don't know anyone who is, but I am a hoarder – hence the cards!
Forum: B5.world March 16th 20, 19:51
Replies: 52
Views: 34,575
Posted By Springer
Re: EpDis: A Distant Star

I always thought he could have become a Ranger, what with his obsession over the Shadows. A shame it didn't work out, but I think there were some clashes there behind the scenes.
Forum: B5.world March 8th 20, 18:48
Replies: 8
Views: 1,775
Posted By Springer
Re: Shadow Culture

Another point to consider is that we know the Vorlons – or Kosh, at least – had been using Sebastian for centuries to try and find someone capable of filling the roles that Sheridan and Delenn...
Forum: B5.world March 7th 20, 12:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,775
Posted By Springer
Re: Shadow Culture

I'm not sure about that – I'd say both he and Delenn were tools in Kosh's plan. Delenn wasn't even going to tell Sheridan about the Shadows, even when he was forcing the issue regarding Morden –...
Forum: B5.related March 7th 20, 12:39
Replies: 21
Views: 5,518
Posted By Springer
Re: The Babylon 5 Preservation Project

They have released an affordable, black and white edition, all in one volume with access to the online multimedia, which you can buy from Amazon. I had reservations about buying the hardcover...
Forum: B5.related March 5th 20, 10:31
Replies: 27
Views: 2,234
Posted By Springer
Re: Into the Fire Game Soundtrack

I'm not sure – I suppose I was signed in when I accessed them. If Kraig's solution doesn't work, PM me your email address and I'll send you the files.
Forum: B5.related March 3rd 20, 08:28
Replies: 27
Views: 2,234
Posted By Springer
Re: Into the Fire Game Soundtrack

Thank you babylonfan! Your sharing of these tracks is massively appreciated. I'm just listening to the first track now, sounds really good and the differences between the shorter versions and these...
Forum: B5.related March 2nd 20, 14:27
Replies: 27
Views: 2,234
Posted By Springer
Re: Into the Fire Game Soundtrack

Dropbox is another possibility, though you have to share the link with people and give them access.

Or, if as I am assuming the files are the longer versions of the tracks that we've been...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films February 28th 20, 20:18
Replies: 36
Views: 5,007
Posted By Springer
Re: Star Trek Picard Series

I broadly agree with you about episode 5, if not about all the details. But I've just watched episode 6 and think it's the best episode yet.
Forum: B5.related February 27th 20, 13:18
Replies: 17
Views: 1,699
Posted By Springer
Future of B5 merchandise

The discussion about the computer game merchandise in the other thread reminded me of something I saw Ben Robinson – the mastermind behind the Star Trek and BSG models at Eaglemoss – say on Twitter...
Forum: B5.related February 27th 20, 09:14
Replies: 27
Views: 2,234
Posted By Springer
Re: Into the Fire Game Soundtrack

I cam across this promotional watch for the game on the B5 reddit page:

https://www.reddit.com/r/babylon5/comments/f35jon/shadow_watch_from_sierrafxs_unreleased_into_the/

Apparently there were...
Forum: B5.related February 20th 20, 13:25
Replies: 27
Views: 2,234
Posted By Springer
Re: Into the Fire Game Soundtrack

I've only got the shortened versions that are on the Music of Babylon 5 website. I didn't realise there was a limited edition CD – wow, that's going to be one of my holy grails now.

I'd love for a...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films November 3rd 19, 12:56
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By Springer
Terminator: Dark Fate

Has anyone else seen this yet? I really enjoyed this film. It's not quite as good as the first two films, but they are all-time classics, and I thought Dark Fate was a worthy sequel to them. It's...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 29th 19, 11:38
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By Springer
Re: The Mandalorian (On Disney+)

That would be a heck of a twist – though Boba should really look like Temuera Morrison, since he's a clone of Jango, and the Mandalorian is being played by Pedro Pascal. But I'd love it if Boba...
Forum: B5.world October 21st 19, 10:49
Replies: 33
Views: 10,301
Posted By Springer
Re: It Was the Dawn of the Third Age of B5-Watching...

Right, now has this ever been cleared up? In Fall of Night and Walkabout, the Narn character Robin Sachs played was called Na'Kal, but in season 5 the character he plays is called Na'Tok...
Forum: B5.related October 12th 19, 13:02
Replies: 11
Views: 7,279
Posted By Springer
Re: Babylon 5 Civlization IV Space Mod

There actually was going to be one, called Into the Fire. It was going to be a flight-sim shoot-em up game, I think. Chris Franke did music for it that you can find on YouTube, and the cast shot...
Forum: B5.world October 12th 19, 12:54
Replies: 12
Views: 1,513
Posted By Springer
Re: WB Babylon 5 auctions in 2001 - any info?

On that note, do the Science Fiction museums that are in Seattle and Washington DC have any B5 props on display? I'm sure I recently saw a photo of some B5 costumes on display somewhere, I think one...
Forum: B5.world October 9th 19, 08:17
Replies: 12
Views: 1,513
Posted By Springer
Re: WB Babylon 5 auctions in 2001 - any info?

Welcome to the forum! I'm afraid I don't have any information about the prop auction, but like you I'd be fascinated to find out some details!
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 8th 19, 15:25
Replies: 36
Views: 5,007
Posted By Springer
Re: Star Trek Picard Series

Excitement levels rising! Amazing how Patrick Stewart somehow manages to look younger than Jonathan Frakes in this!

From the trailers I get the impression that the Federation are building...
Forum: B5.world October 8th 19, 15:14
Replies: 20
Views: 2,955
Posted By Springer
Re: Severed Dreams Questions

The impression I had was that the Wind Swords would have remained a fixture on the show had Michael O'Hare not left and the storyline not been altered. I think the Wind Swords would have been leading...
Forum: B5.related September 25th 19, 13:56
Replies: 18
Views: 4,011
Posted By Springer
Re: Babylon 5 Complete Series VUDU Sale

Thanks for the info about the Laserdiscs KoshN. Other than the pilot, I'm not sure they were ever released over here, though I recall seeing some on sale at a convention, probably as imports. So...
Forum: B5.world September 24th 19, 19:54
Replies: 20
Views: 2,955
Posted By Springer
Re: Severed Dreams Questions

How would that work with the timeline though? The crew of the Icarus awoke the Shadows in 2256/57, the Dilgar War was the 2230s, and Deathwalker developed her anti-agapic serum and took shelter with...
Forum: B5.world September 24th 19, 19:42
Replies: 52
Views: 34,575
Posted By Springer
Re: EpDis: A Distant Star

Sorry to raise this thread from the dead, but here in the UK Sky Two have been showing B5 and have got up to A Distant Star, and I remembered all the complaints about Russ Tamblyn and how he'd been...
Forum: B5.related September 24th 19, 19:18
Replies: 18
Views: 4,011
Posted By Springer
Re: Babylon 5 Complete Series VUDU Sale

I assume VUDU is a US thing? I clicked the link but it just opened a blank page.

I'd definitely be interested in having the series in the original 4:3 aspect ratio –presumably this would improve...
Forum: B5.world September 18th 19, 18:39
Replies: 20
Views: 2,955
Posted By Springer
Re: Severed Dreams Questions

Maybe the agents were themselves Minbari?
Forum: B5.world September 17th 19, 08:59
Replies: 20
Views: 2,955
Posted By Springer
Re: Severed Dreams Questions

Non-story answer: I remember Mira Furlan saying that scene and the attitude of the Warrior Caste had echoes of how the superpowers had ignored what was happening in the Balkans and refused to step...
Forum: B5.world September 11th 19, 19:48
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By Springer
Re: B5 article in The Guardian

I think losing Claudia was season 5's biggest problem – and I say that as someone who doesn't mind Lochley and thought Tracy Scoggins did a good job. But Claudia brought an energy to Ivanova that was...
Forum: B5.world September 10th 19, 17:01
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By Springer
B5 article in The Guardian

So this little article is an oddity - one for our B5 defence squad, Looney!

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/sep/09/jump-the-shark-babylon-5

A more glib article I've not come...
Forum: B5.world September 3rd 19, 19:50
Replies: 15
Views: 2,481
Posted By Springer
Re: Babylon 5: What Should One Watch?- PART 2

What about A Voice in the Wilderness? It was made as a two-parter because WB wanted a feature-length episode to release on video in overseas territories (I have a vague recollection of seeing it in a...
Forum: B5.world August 29th 19, 16:08
Replies: 8
Views: 3,976
Posted By Springer
Re: B5 returns (UK)

Heads up for UK viewers, Sky Two are showing B5 at 3pm weekdays, and seem to be repeating the Friday episode at 2pm on the Saturday. They're currently showing season 1 (And the Sky Full of Stars...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 29th 19, 09:12
Replies: 176
Views: 60,272
Posted By Springer
Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

That is *exactly* how I feel about B5! It's almost like B5 is this little show that we fans need to protect.

Maybe we need to start the B5 hit squad, where we wander the Internet looking for...
Forum: B5.world August 28th 19, 19:41
Replies: 15
Views: 2,481
Posted By Springer
Re: Babylon 5: What Should One Watch?- PART 2

Definitely And Now for a Word. It works so well as an introduction partly because the episode itself is an introduction to B5 for the fictional ISN viewers. We get the Narn and Centauri conflict, the...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 23rd 19, 18:31
Replies: 176
Views: 60,272
Posted By Springer
Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

Fair points. I do seem to find that I often enjoy things that perceived wisdom on social media thinks is trash – I love the Matrix trilogy for example, think Star Trek: The Motion Picture is among...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 23rd 19, 08:43
Replies: 176
Views: 60,272
Posted By Springer
Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

Addressing the last point quickly, I don't know about that. I have no ill will toward Harrington, but I think MANY people lump him in with their dislike of how GOT ended. I don't know if Disney's...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 21st 19, 15:10
Replies: 176
Views: 60,272
Posted By Springer
Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

Ha! Though I think sorting out a dispute about which tribe stole some other tribe's goat is probably fairly hassle free compared to the machinations of the Seven Kingdoms! It's a fair point though,...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films August 21st 19, 12:32
Replies: 176
Views: 60,272
Posted By Springer
Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

Sorry to resurrect this thread, but I was just reading some interviews with Emmy Award nominated actors...
Forum: B5.related July 26th 19, 09:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,566
Posted By Springer
Re: Are there different versions of the DVD’s? If so, what should I buy?

I've got a DVD question too!

On my season 5 region 2 set, the teaser for The Fall of Centauri Prime is missing. Does anyone know if this was fixed for subsequent re-releases?

There's also a...
Forum: B5.world July 23rd 19, 17:53
Replies: 22
Views: 3,912
Posted By Springer
Re: Babylon 5: What should One watch?

I didn't realise that. The CGI person did a really great job. Hat's off to them.

With regards to the poll, if someone is going to sit down and watch the entire five years, they might as well...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films July 22nd 19, 12:05
Replies: 36
Views: 5,007
Posted By Springer
Re: Star Trek Picard Series

It does look brilliant! Good to see Seven again, and I want to know what's up with the Borg cube that the Romulans seem to have captured. And Data! I wonder if he's on a holodeck - maybe they've...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films July 8th 19, 21:55
Replies: 3
Views: 1,250
Posted By Springer
Re: Spider-Man Far From Home (2019) - - -SPOILERS

To be honest... I'm not really a fan of superhero films! I've seen maybe 3 or 4 of the Marvel Universe films, Iron Man 1 and 2, and the first two Avengers (I fell asleep half way through the second...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films June 10th 19, 16:30
Replies: 36
Views: 5,007
Posted By Springer
Re: Star Trek Picard Series

I'm fortunate that we get Discovery (and presumably Picard) on Netflix here in the UK - and all the other Trek shows as well, I've been slowly re-watching DS9.

If you've not seen season 2 of...
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