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Forum: B5.personnel September 23rd 20, 08:48
Replies: 7
Views: 390
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: 8,938
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: 5,240
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: 5,240
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: 26
Views: 8,892
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.
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Forum: B5.world August 30th 20, 13:16
Replies: 26
Views: 8,892
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: 1,435
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: 1,435
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: 18
Views: 2,907
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: 3,631
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: 3,631
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: 5,240
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: 8,938
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: 8,938
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: 8,938
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: 43
Views: 8,938
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: 25
Views: 5,240
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: 25
Views: 5,240
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: 1,736
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: 56
Views: 39,287
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: 3,777
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: 3,777
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: 8,263
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: 5,388
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: 5,388
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: 5,388
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: 43
Views: 8,938
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: 25
Views: 5,240
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: 5,388
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: 5,388
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: 1,445
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: 2,937
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: 14,968
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: 8,777
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: 3,187
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: 3,187
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: 43
Views: 8,938
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: 5,593
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: 6,590
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: 5,593
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: 56
Views: 39,287
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: 6,590
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: 5,593
Posted By Springer
Re: Severed Dreams Questions

Maybe the agents were themselves Minbari?
Forum: B5.world September 17th 19, 08:59
Replies: 20
Views: 5,593
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: 1,751
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: 1,751
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: 4,310
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: 5,132
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: 67,085
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: 4,310
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...
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