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Forum: B5.world July 24th 22, 23:43
Replies: 32
Views: 7,417
Posted By Jan
Re: Rewatch #3 Big theme ideas and questions

Heinlein said "Budget the luxuries first". Wise man..
Forum: B5.world July 23rd 22, 02:20
Replies: 32
Views: 7,417
Posted By Jan
Re: Rewatch #3 Big theme ideas and questions

She definitely had justification. I just don't understand why it appeared she was arguing with every employee of the hotel, volunteer at the con, and generally anyone she stopped in the hall. ...
Forum: B5.world July 20th 22, 15:17
Replies: 32
Views: 7,417
Posted By Jan
Re: Rewatch #3 Big theme ideas and questions

That is weird! I could have sworn you were there with me at the 2015 Con not 2016, but yeah you are right. But you are also wrong! :p :p :p I mean I know they had computer issues because there were...
Forum: B5.world July 19th 22, 00:47
Replies: 32
Views: 7,417
Posted By Jan
Re: Rewatch #3 Big theme ideas and questions

As somebody who's in the hotel business (albeit in the US), I can tell you that we do as we're told by the people who are paying for the room. If they say 'swap this person for that person', that's...
Forum: B5.world July 18th 22, 16:11
Replies: 32
Views: 7,417
Posted By Jan
Re: Rewatch #3 Big theme ideas and questions

Nope, they were thrown out when the con decided to change JMS' room without his knowledge (so he could pack his own stuff)



They didn't have computer issues, they flat-out over-extended...
Forum: B5.related June 25th 22, 12:39
Replies: 46
Views: 3,643
Posted By Jan
Re: Reaction videos

It probably doesn't hurt that there are Canadian Content Laws which mandate that a certain number of Canadians have to be part of productions so if an American production decides to make things in...
Forum: B5.reborn May 23rd 22, 10:49
Replies: 140
Views: 26,789
Posted By Jan
Re: B5 Reboot?? Is it true??!!?!

The main thing about the article is that it corroborates what JMS has said about the pilot still being in development and the CW president being a fan.
Forum: B5.related March 26th 22, 13:16
Replies: 46
Views: 3,643
Posted By Jan
Re: Reaction videos

JMS is one of her patrons and recommends her highly. I've enjoyed the bits I've seen so far a lot.
Forum: B5.reborn March 18th 22, 21:29
Replies: 140
Views: 26,789
Posted By Jan
Re: B5 Reboot?? Is it true??!!?!

Never understood why anybody thought that the Hand was actually supposed to be all that powerful. What, folks thought that a conquored (and captured) being was gonna say "yeah, they're really not...
Forum: B5.reborn March 17th 22, 14:45
Replies: 140
Views: 26,789
Posted By Jan
Re: B5 Reboot?? Is it true??!!?!

You're likely thinking of this from the Deadline article that announced the reboot (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/babylon-5-reboot-cw-1235021237/) last September:
Forum: B5.reborn February 17th 22, 19:46
Replies: 140
Views: 26,789
Posted By Jan
Re: B5 Reboot?? Is it true??!!?!

There's been talk about HBO Max almost from day one. JMS has said

But to paraphrase Dukhat, "[He] did not say anything then, and [he is] am not saying anything now." :p
Forum: B5.reborn February 11th 22, 21:01
Replies: 140
Views: 26,789
Posted By Jan
Re: B5 Reboot?? Is it true??!!?!

From JMS' Patreon page, with permission:
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J. Michael Straczynski
Feel free to quote this anyplace the “oh, the show is dead” nonsense sprouts up.

Whenever there’s news in the TV/film...
Forum: B5.reborn February 4th 22, 19:55
Replies: 140
Views: 26,789
Posted By Jan
Re: B5 Reboot?? Is it true??!!?!

This is what JMS replied to somebody:
Forum: B5.reborn February 3rd 22, 22:19
Replies: 140
Views: 26,789
Posted By Jan
Re: B5 Reboot?? Is it true??!!?!

News from JMS. It's not what we'd hoped, but not all bad.
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https://www.patreon.com/posts/62084557
Forum: B5.reborn January 15th 22, 10:52
Replies: 140
Views: 26,789
Posted By Jan
Re: B5 Reboot?? Is it true??!!?!

All those are questions that can't be answered until the show gets a green light. We're still waiting for the pilot to get green lit.
Forum: B5.related December 4th 21, 11:46
Replies: 47
Views: 10,137
Posted By Jan
Re: Remastering Season 1

I doubt WB would go after you for something like this.
Forum: B5.reborn November 11th 21, 16:34
Replies: 140
Views: 26,789
Posted By Jan
Re: B5 Reboot?? Is it true??!!?!

How many episodes per season are most of the CW shows? That might give us a clue even though it'll be a long time before we'll get a series green light.
Forum: B5.reborn November 2nd 21, 14:53
Replies: 140
Views: 26,789
Posted By Jan
Re: B5 Reboot?? Is it true??!!?!

I SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOPE THIS HAPPENS!!!!!! :thumbsup:[/QUOTE]

Keep in mind that the animation project hasn't been confirmed. It's based on what a fan was told after some former crew people...
Forum: B5.reborn October 24th 21, 14:09
Replies: 140
Views: 26,789
Posted By Jan
Re: B5 Reboot?? Is it true??!!?!

This is what JMS wrote when asked for something to be includede in the series. Probably asking him to not include something would get a similar answer:



:p
Forum: B5.reborn October 22nd 21, 18:57
Replies: 36
Views: 7,927
Posted By Jan
Re: special Guest Star - ...........

Completely agree! But this sort of thread reminds me of an episode JMS wanted to do but had nixed by the Powers That Be (don't recall if it was WB or PTEN): He wanted to do a dream episode where...
Forum: B5.reborn October 22nd 21, 12:36
Replies: 36
Views: 7,927
Posted By Jan
Re: special Guest Star - ...........

Completely agree! But this sort of thread reminds me of an episode JMS wanted to do but had nixed by the Powers That Be (don't recall if it was WB or PTEN): He wanted to do a dream episode where...
Forum: B5.reborn October 21st 21, 18:34
Replies: 36
Views: 7,927
Posted By Jan
Re: special Guest Star - ...........

Better yet (more episodes) Lord Refa! That would be fun!
Forum: B5.world October 14th 21, 00:19
Replies: 53
Views: 44,895
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: Chrysalis

'Bout time you showed up! Sheesh... :p:p
Forum: B5.world October 13th 21, 00:01
Replies: 53
Views: 44,895
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: Chrysalis

I think it was more to evoke the shocked feeling the US had after Kennedy's assassination more than any commentary about Johnson.
Forum: B5.world October 11th 21, 18:09
Replies: 66
Views: 68,252
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: Signs And Portents

I do believe there's a JMS quote out there from Usenet in the Lurkers Guide stating that the "Eye that does not see" was GKar's Eye. The "Eye that does not see Cartagia's greatness".[/QUOTE]
...
Forum: B5.reborn October 11th 21, 18:08
Replies: 27
Views: 8,098
Posted By Jan
Re: A thread about the future of B5TV

I checked the settings and it appears that we are open for new registrations. Let me know if there are still problems.[/QUOTE]

I sent you a PM several days ago. Any word? I haven't heard from...
Forum: B5.world October 6th 21, 00:20
Replies: 66
Views: 68,252
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: Signs And Portents

I'm pretty sure that he was misremembering since the Centauri Eye was *before* lady Morella's visit, wasn't it?. He's said before that it was G'Kar's eye and even eye/I, meaning Mollari
Forum: B5.reborn October 4th 21, 16:34
Replies: 27
Views: 8,098
Posted By Jan
Re: A thread about the future of B5TV

I have a friend who'd like to register but he says registration is closed?
Forum: B5.related October 4th 21, 16:33
Replies: 91
Views: 21,156
Posted By Jan
Re: NEW Babylon 5 Series

They're the one who asked for it. So it was the only choice. And I don't know it personally but I understand that lots of things migrate over to HBO Max from the CW.
Forum: B5.related October 3rd 21, 13:38
Replies: 91
Views: 21,156
Posted By Jan
Re: NEW Babylon 5 Series

Small reminder that JMS has only explicitly said that he'd never recast G'Kar. And that was when Katsulas was only the second major cast member to pass away. I'll be perfectly happy if he changes...
Forum: B5.related September 29th 21, 19:52
Replies: 91
Views: 21,156
Posted By Jan
Re: NEW Babylon 5 Series

I'm afraid that won't happen. JMS stated, that he will refrain from using characters who's actors are no more. And given how the B5 curse did manifest itself in the end, there're not many...
Forum: B5.related September 28th 21, 18:39
Replies: 91
Views: 21,156
Posted By Jan
Re: NEW Babylon 5 Series

Curious why you would be distrustful of WB?
Forum: B5.related September 28th 21, 14:32
Replies: 91
Views: 21,156
Posted By Jan
Re: NEW Babylon 5 Series

Yes and no. They did dilly-dally about commissioning more. He said no when they offered what he considered a budget that wouldn't meet the needs for doing so. He'd said even before the Lost Tales...
Forum: B5.related September 28th 21, 10:09
Replies: 91
Views: 21,156
Posted By Jan
Re: NEW Babylon 5 Series

Thanks. This is probably the most thoughtful post I've seen about people's fears. I understand the impulse to be protective of the original but I'm glad to see that you're open to the new one.
Forum: B5.related September 27th 21, 23:37
Replies: 91
Views: 21,156
Posted By Jan
Re: NEW Babylon 5 Series

More detail from JMS (long Twitter thread):
https://twitter.com/straczynski/status/1442621159221043202
Forum: B5.related September 27th 21, 18:41
Replies: 91
Views: 21,156
Posted By Jan
Re: NEW Babylon 5 Series

He knew it was a long shot. Plus we don't have any actual news on when this might actually go into production.
Forum: B5.related September 27th 21, 17:14
Replies: 91
Views: 21,156
Posted By Jan
NEW Babylon 5 Series

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/babylon-5-reboot-cw-1235021237/
Forum: B5.related August 17th 21, 19:27
Replies: 2
Views: 2,733
Posted By Jan
New JMS 'sync-up' episode commentaries

Apologies if I've posted this before and forgotten. JMS has been doing some 'sync-up and watch together' commentaries for B5 and Sense8 for his Patreon patrons. After a period of exclusivity, he's...
Forum: B5.personnel August 16th 21, 10:10
Replies: 22
Views: 9,161
Posted By Jan
Re: JMS Petitions to be Doctor Who Showrunner

I've heard that a Canadian is who 'invented' Who but I don't really know if that's a fact.
Forum: B5.world July 27th 21, 22:57
Replies: 101
Views: 95,235
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: Deathwalker

Not sure if Vorlons are wary of all telepaths, but we did see that the Shadows had infiltrated Psi Corps, so that would explain some wariness.

Yes, the Shadows were 'importing' telepaths as...
Forum: B5.world July 18th 21, 13:42
Replies: 23
Views: 12,640
Posted By Jan
Re: JMS has TWO new B5 related things in the works

Can't say I blame you. But the failing was with JMS, not anything to do with issues of publishing. He's said that he needed to decide whether to tell the story in the Hell book(s) or in his...
Forum: B5.world July 17th 21, 13:35
Replies: 38
Views: 39,260
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: The War Prayer

JMS did confirm that 'War' was Londo's arc just the other day:

https://twitter.com/straczynski/status/1416169009083346945
Forum: B5.world July 17th 21, 13:31
Replies: 42
Views: 28,635
Posted By Jan
Re: Season 1 recap

Oh, I agree! I was just quibbling over the 48 hours bit. Sorry I wasn't more clear.
Forum: B5.world July 16th 21, 22:07
Replies: 42
Views: 28,635
Posted By Jan
Re: Season 1 recap

No, it was that he'd be dead within 48 hours of recieiving the message:
Forum: B5.world July 15th 21, 23:20
Replies: 23
Views: 12,640
Posted By Jan
Re: JMS has TWO new B5 related things in the works

As I recall, there were two comments in interviews. One was that he was almost finished and the other was that it was completed. Seems like I would have linked to them in JMSnews but I'm not able...
Forum: B5.world July 14th 21, 23:18
Replies: 23
Views: 12,640
Posted By Jan
Re: JMS has TWO new B5 related things in the works

You do know that the script was written, right? That seems pretty indicative that he was quite confident, as a seasoned pro like JMS doesn't generally write scripts on a whim.
Forum: B5.world July 14th 21, 10:59
Replies: 23
Views: 12,640
Posted By Jan
Re: JMS has TWO new B5 related things in the works

As the one who was actually there, can I just say that your characterization of "not many caveats were given. It was all big lights and bluster. " is entirely off base? I don't have time to look at...
Forum: B5.world July 1st 21, 14:37
Replies: 42
Views: 28,635
Posted By Jan
Re: Season 1 recap

Are you jealous Jan?! Don't try to come between us! Moonface gets it. Sorry you don't.

:guffaw: :guffaw: :guffaw: :guffaw: :guffaw: :guffaw: (Is this what you meant Jan?) :p:p:p:p:p

;) ;)...
Forum: B5.world June 30th 21, 21:59
Replies: 42
Views: 28,635
Posted By Jan
Re: Season 1 recap

OMG, I bet you have a new best friend! Looney, don't let it go to your head, now! :p :lol:
Forum: B5.world June 27th 21, 13:12
Replies: 42
Views: 28,635
Posted By Jan
Re: Season 1 recap

When Looney's right - Looney's right. And Looney's right. :bolian::guffaw:
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