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Forum: B5.related April 14th 21, 08:31
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Springer
Re: Rare Babylon 5 and SENSE8 items

I do like that pin badge of the station. Is that one of the pin badges that the fan club put out?
Forum: B5.world April 11th 21, 18:43
Replies: 101
Views: 19,122
Posted By Springer
Re: WB considering HD update

Can anyone recommend any animation that would be in a style suitable for B5? I don't think I ever really watched Clone Wars or Rebels, it looked a bit too kid-friendly (which is perfectly fine and...
Forum: B5.world April 7th 21, 16:51
Replies: 101
Views: 19,122
Posted By Springer
Re: WB considering HD update

I at least did try and keep my initial response vague! (as I have no idea how to use the spoiler tags either!) Still, until there's an official announcement I'll wait and see - wouldn't be the first...
Forum: B5.world April 7th 21, 08:42
Replies: 101
Views: 19,122
Posted By Springer
Re: WB considering HD update

Wow. That's kind of out of the blue, but an interesting direction to go down! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: B5.world April 5th 21, 12:54
Replies: 58
Views: 4,430
Posted By Springer
Re: New To Babylon 5

Hey Axionz, glad you got to the end of the show and enjoyed it! Though as Looney and babylonfan point out, you've not finished B5 yet! There's still a bit more content that I don't think you've seen...
Forum: B5.world April 1st 21, 17:00
Replies: 101
Views: 19,122
Posted By Springer
Re: WB considering HD update

Thanks for the reply. Whatever it is, it's nice to see that at least some things are now happening with B5, official or unofficial. Just need it on Blu-ray now.



That's really quite amazing,...
Forum: B5.world March 31st 21, 08:14
Replies: 101
Views: 19,122
Posted By Springer
Re: WB considering HD update

Not a remaster.[/QUOTE]

Okay, well that's a shame. May I ask what it is related to then?

JMS surely knew when he tweeted about it that people would likely home in on one conclusion.
Forum: B5.world March 29th 21, 15:57
Replies: 101
Views: 19,122
Posted By Springer
Re: WB considering HD update

Something's afoot: JMS has just tweeted for former Foundation and Netter special effects folk with B5 assets or those who have been doing the 4K renders on YouTube to get in touch with him:
...
Forum: B5.FAQ March 17th 21, 16:22
Replies: 10
Views: 25,940
Posted By Springer
Re: What is the slang term for the inclusive Babylon 5 universe?

I'm just a Babylon 5 fan. Beyond that, I don't really like attaching labels.
Forum: B5.personnel March 14th 21, 18:04
Replies: 40
Views: 7,824
Posted By Springer
Re: B5 Events

I'll have a go at answering them for fun - bet I don't do very well! Promise I won't cheat and look these up!



Franz... someone or other.



Ko'Dath! Out the airlock!
Forum: B5.personnel March 14th 21, 10:16
Replies: 40
Views: 7,824
Posted By Springer
Re: B5 Events

Can you give some examples of the questions asked?
Forum: B5.world March 8th 21, 18:33
Replies: 58
Views: 4,430
Posted By Springer
Re: New To Babylon 5

I know what you mean. I dread not having anything new to watch of my favourite shows. It's one reason not to binge-watch shows in my mind. We didn't get that luxury with B5 here in the UK – they...
Forum: B5.related February 18th 21, 16:34
Replies: 9
Views: 1,547
Posted By Springer
Re: Are people born with a love of space adventure?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep is the only Philip K. Dick book I've read (so far) - I was surprised by how normal it was, given his reputation for substance-enhanced storytelling! I liked it...
Forum: B5.personnel February 18th 21, 14:19
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Springer
Re: Bruce Boxleitner Interview

That was a great interview. Would have loved to have been at the tennis match (annoyingly I think I was at that con too, and never heard about it until now!)
Forum: B5.world February 18th 21, 14:18
Replies: 101
Views: 19,122
Posted By Springer
Re: WB considering HD update

I hear that the errors, i.e. Babylon Squared's missing tag, are gradually being fixed on the HBOMax versions. Maybe the corrections are the case of the blu-ray delay??

The other thing I've seen...
Forum: B5.world February 18th 21, 14:15
Replies: 58
Views: 4,430
Posted By Springer
Re: New To Babylon 5

I quite like all the movies, even River of Souls for all its faults, it's always fun watching Ian McShane and Martin Sheen. Think Thirdspace and A Call to Arms are my favourites, In The Beginning...
Forum: B5.world February 11th 21, 14:35
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By Springer
Re: Season 1 retrospective

Caution - slightly harsh opinions ahead!

The only ones who say shit like that don't seem to have the...well, insert word of choice...to watch episodes that don't have space battles and fistfights...
Forum: B5.world February 10th 21, 21:24
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By Springer
Season 1 retrospective

So, I've been reading people's reactions on Twitter to watching B5 for the first time on HBOMax, or people re-watching it for the first time in ages, or recommending it to others who haven't seen it,...
Forum: B5.world February 10th 21, 21:03
Replies: 58
Views: 4,430
Posted By Springer
Re: New To Babylon 5

Not that anyone does ask me, but if anyone did, I'd recommend And Now For A Word as a good introduction to the series, it gives the viewer a good overview of all the characters, the station, and the...
Forum: B5.world February 1st 21, 17:51
Replies: 101
Views: 19,122
Posted By Springer
Re: WB considering HD update

Indeed... though it does seem to be linking back to the Discshop website, which is where a listing for the blu-ray first appeared. Until it's confirmed by another site - Amazon, HMV, etc I'm not...
Forum: B5.world January 26th 21, 10:38
Replies: 101
Views: 19,122
Posted By Springer
Re: WB considering HD update

Interesting article here about the new remastering: https://www.engadget.com/babylon-5-remastered-hbo-max-digital-download-080058907.html

Some interesting comments in the article. Apparently it...
Forum: B5.world January 22nd 21, 19:25
Replies: 58
Views: 4,430
Posted By Springer
Re: New To Babylon 5

Just wanted to say how much I relate to this. Sinclair was tough (he beat Neroon up!) but spiritual; he sought wisdom and was a thinker, but was never afraid to act and do the right thing; he was an...
Forum: B5.personnel January 22nd 21, 16:23
Replies: 19
Views: 1,700
Posted By Springer
Re: In Memory Still Bright: Mira Furlan

There's an obituary here from the BBC. The article states that she died from complications brought about by contracting West Nile virus, which must be what JMS referred to when he described the...
Forum: B5.personnel January 22nd 21, 10:54
Replies: 19
Views: 1,700
Posted By Springer
Re: In Memory Still Bright: Mira Furlan

Terribly, terribly sad news. I'm lost for words. RIP Mira.
Forum: B5.world January 12th 21, 10:50
Replies: 58
Views: 4,430
Posted By Springer
Re: New To Babylon 5

A child of the 80s here too – B5 made such a huge impact on me growing up as a teenager, it helped frame who I became as an adult and remains my favourite TV series ever.

I too really enjoyed...
Forum: B5.related December 30th 20, 11:52
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By Springer
Re: 2258: A Babylon 5 Event

That's good to hear I almost went to this, but I was a bit skint at the time, a bit buried under with work, and the pandemic was just getting going so I decided to play it safe and stay at home....
Forum: B5.world December 15th 20, 16:21
Replies: 101
Views: 19,122
Posted By Springer
Re: WB considering HD update

Yeah same, I feel you. I am just now realizing these "gremlins" present in DVD releases, as well as digital streaming sites that use edits and out of order episodes that present a real problem to the...
Forum: B5.FAQ December 15th 20, 14:15
Replies: 78
Views: 62,131
Posted By Springer
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

I think the biggest continuity issue about where to place Thirdspace is Zack's uniform, which we see him get at the beginning of Atonement. My own head canon is that his uniform was torn during the...
Forum: B5.world December 2nd 20, 10:48
Replies: 101
Views: 19,122
Posted By Springer
Re: WB considering HD update

Seems a little pricy, considering I got my TNG blu-ray boxset last year for 49. For ~113 I'd hope for not just all five seasons, but the pilot, 4 TV movies, Crusade, LOTR, Lost Tales, 5.1 surround...
Forum: B5.world December 2nd 20, 09:29
Replies: 101
Views: 19,122
Posted By Springer
Re: WB considering HD update

I remember when they released season 5 on DVD. It was missing the entire teaser on The Fall of Centauri Prime, but apparently WB went back and fixed it for later releases. Hopefully they'll do the...
Forum: B5.world December 1st 20, 13:24
Replies: 101
Views: 19,122
Posted By Springer
Re: WB considering HD update

You might be able to get them on Blu-Ray soon – someone on Trek.bbs posted about a report of a set coming in March:

https://thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/113020-1400

"Also, we’re...
Forum: B5.world November 23rd 20, 09:33
Replies: 101
Views: 19,122
Posted By Springer
Re: WB considering HD update

Interesting – I'll have to look out for those errors; I've only got season 3 and a selection of season 1 and 2 episodes downloaded on iTunes, but from what I'd heard, they'd included the correct...
Forum: B5.world November 21st 20, 21:23
Replies: 101
Views: 19,122
Posted By Springer
Re: WB considering HD update

Forgive my ignorance, but does that mean if I buy all the episodes now, Amazon will upgrade them to the remastered versions automatically as/when they become available?[/QUOTE]

I'm not sure about...
Forum: B5.world November 15th 20, 23:08
Replies: 101
Views: 19,122
Posted By Springer
Re: WB considering HD update

I've just gone back and watched a bit of Matters of Honor remastered. Holy cow! That's miles better! 4:3, and as JMS says, looks like up-rezzed broadcast versions. The quality is far, far better than...
Forum: B5.world November 9th 20, 14:17
Replies: 101
Views: 19,122
Posted By Springer
Re: WB considering HD update

I noticed the same remastered branding is on the episodes on Apple TV/iTunes too, but like you from what I can tell it's still the usual low quality standard def versions. It's interesting that it's...
Forum: B5.personnel September 23rd 20, 08:48
Replies: 12
Views: 3,282
Posted By Springer
Re: Two JMS books coming in 2021

I've just read Becoming Superman and found it to be on the most inspiring (and horrifying in places) books I've read. I'm a writer by trade so JMS' new writing book will of interest, and I'll also be...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 11th 20, 21:32
Replies: 43
Views: 14,593
Posted By Springer
Re: Star Trek Picard Series

Could try the Trek BBS which I think I'm right in saying is an old sister site of this one? Anyway, it's at trekbbs.com

Alternatively, there may be some Facebook groups? Or try Memory Alpha...
Forum: B5.related September 7th 20, 11:55
Replies: 25
Views: 10,189
Posted By Springer
Re: Future of B5 merchandise

True, it is obvious they don't care about B5, which is frustrating when there are people like us, who would be willing to watch HD versions and buy Blu-rays and merchandise, who do care.

I think,...
Forum: B5.related September 7th 20, 08:14
Replies: 25
Views: 10,189
Posted By Springer
Re: Future of B5 merchandise

In that podcast interview, Ben Robinson does go on to say that the reason WB don't license it is because it would cost them money to set it up, which they obviously don't see as worthwhile to spend...
Forum: B5.world September 1st 20, 17:04
Replies: 101
Views: 19,122
Posted By Springer
Re: WB considering HD update

You may have seen, there have been some fan attempts to reformat B5 for HD, though obviously not to the same level as Star Wars fans, but it's a taster of what's possible.
...
Forum: B5.world August 30th 20, 13:16
Replies: 101
Views: 19,122
Posted By Springer
Re: WB considering HD update

Oddly enough I dreamt last night about there being movement on a HD version of B5!

Well, of course it's all rumours at the moment, but it does make a kind of sense thanks to the pandemic...
Forum: B5.world July 31st 20, 07:04
Replies: 16
Views: 4,328
Posted By Springer
Re: Shadows, Vorlons, and... math?

I've just re-watched the scene in Interludes... , and we see three Shadows materialise in Kosh's quarters. There are two Shadow images, as well as Morden himself, on the wall in Walkabout. According...
Forum: B5.world July 30th 20, 16:20
Replies: 16
Views: 4,328
Posted By Springer
Re: Shadows, Vorlons, and... math?

Presumably the Shadows had knowledge about how to hurt Kosh (we didn't see how the Shadows killed Kosh, but they don't seem to carry guns so they must have some other method). They also managed to...
Forum: B5.personnel June 23rd 20, 12:39
Replies: 40
Views: 7,824
Posted By Springer
Re: B5 Events

For me the issue isn't the guests, but that the events seem expensive - too expensive for me - for what they are.

But yeah it would be great to hear from some of the regular actors underneath the...
Forum: B5.related May 13th 20, 20:32
Replies: 16
Views: 6,522
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: 16
Views: 6,522
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: 25
Views: 10,189
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: 43
Views: 14,593
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: 43
Views: 14,593
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: 43
Views: 14,593
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...
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