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Forum: B5.personnel June 18th 17, 00:00
Replies: 23
Views: 3,725
Posted By JonFrain
RIP Stephen Furst :(

http://tvline.com/2017/06/17/stephen-furst-dies-st-elsewhere-babylon-5-actor-dead-63/

Furst died Friday morning in his Ventura County, Calif. home, his son tells TMZ. His death was a result of...
Forum: B5.world February 22nd 17, 05:15
Replies: 99
Views: 12,172
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Is it time to go beyond the rim?

It's pretty impressive that this forum has lasted as long as it has really. It seems to overlap with the jmsnews forum anyway.

Maybe you could make your own subreddit or simply migrate over to...
Forum: B5.related October 27th 16, 09:18
Replies: 1
Views: 5,046
Posted By JonFrain
Babylon 5 theme redone with guitar

Interesting take

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Alhlect33vQ
Forum: B5.related October 20th 16, 01:06
Replies: 79
Views: 37,092
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

What's majorly disappointing to me, though, is that I've been told by trustworthy sources that Big Finish, the folks who've done some wonderful audio dramas (especially Doctor Who) have asked about...
Forum: B5.world October 6th 16, 04:29
Replies: 4
Views: 6,216
Posted By JonFrain
Forum: B5.world October 5th 16, 23:24
Replies: 4
Views: 6,216
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Thirdspace aliens and "The Hand" connections?

those were supposedly their emissaries for what that's worth. It was fine on paper but poor on execution. The battle scene was really cringeworthy and lacked logic.
Forum: B5.world October 5th 16, 04:01
Replies: 4
Views: 6,216
Posted By JonFrain
Thirdspace aliens and "The Hand" connections?

(Quotes taken from wiki for convenience)

THIRDSPACE

All we know about Thirdspace is that it "is a parallel universe inhabited by a violent, telepathic alien species even older and more powerful...
Forum: B5.related August 16th 16, 02:14
Replies: 79
Views: 37,092
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

It's certainly not a coincidence that Joe has left projects due to creative differences.

Crusade
Jeremiah - actually improved the story by speeding things up
Red Mars
Captain Power and the...
Forum: B5.FAQ August 9th 16, 17:24
Replies: 35
Views: 136,346
Posted By JonFrain
Re: JMS' Viewing Order

I hadn't considered before the possibility of watching Deconstruction of Falling Stars last. In terms of the emotional content of the show and the storylines of our characters, then no, Sleeping in...
Forum: B5.world August 7th 16, 21:32
Replies: 37
Views: 28,735
Posted By JonFrain
Re: EpDis: The Coming Of Shadows

Personally I think Sheridan felt more "real" in terms of feeling more fallible. I felt Sinclair had more gravitas but also generally the sense of a man with a destiny where as with Sheridan in...
Forum: B5.related August 6th 16, 20:26
Replies: 79
Views: 37,092
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

evidence of infighting causing problems?

It was spurred by the statement that Big Finish being told that WB wasn't offering licenses at all.

Can we please just let this go and move on? Let Joe...
Forum: B5.world August 6th 16, 10:17
Replies: 37
Views: 28,735
Posted By JonFrain
Re: EpDis: The Coming Of Shadows

this one is close to flawless for me. Seeing sinclair made me realize how much I missed his presence. He wasn't everyone's cup of tea, but he was very real to me in a way Sheridan never quite...
Forum: B5.world August 6th 16, 09:59
Replies: 11
Views: 12,541
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Music Question: \"Bar Song\" in \"Face of the Enemy\"

I always thought it was written by Chris Franke since I don't remember there being any specific credits. But other than the lyrics it's an almost exact copy of that song. I do prefer the B5 version...
Forum: B5.world August 6th 16, 09:41
Replies: 74
Views: 38,025
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Is it time to give season 5 another chance?

For me, Season 5 is mostly a huge miss until Phoenix Rising. I do think that the first half could have improved had Claudia remained and taken Lyta's role in the telepath arc. But the telepaths...
Forum: B5.related August 6th 16, 09:19
Replies: 79
Views: 37,092
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

I have no idea what you're talking about anymore. Whatever holes you perceive, I guess you'll have to declare yourself a winner. Me, I'm still scratching my head over asking for 'evidence' of some...
Forum: B5.related August 5th 16, 23:13
Replies: 79
Views: 37,092
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

Actually, I tend to agree with him. I had *no* idea what kind of 'evidence' you were looking for as to reasons why WB doesn't make licenses available. We know, from reputable reports, that they...
Forum: B5.related August 5th 16, 20:59
Replies: 79
Views: 37,092
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

When this is where you set the level of conversation I have no reason to respond.[/QUOTE]

If that's how you want to avoid the obvious hole in your WB infighting theory, sure.
Forum: B5.related August 5th 16, 20:58
Replies: 79
Views: 37,092
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

At the risk of acting 'like I know everything', the original plan was to write it in 2015 and produce in 2016. And he intended (intends?) to invite WBs participation if they want in.

A hundred...
Forum: B5.related August 3rd 16, 03:21
Replies: 79
Views: 37,092
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

Not really, I'm saying your reason has zero evidence and as usual you act like you know everything. Everyone except WB is guessing as to why they stopped being interested in merchandising. Your...
Forum: B5.related August 3rd 16, 03:19
Replies: 79
Views: 37,092
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

Not arguing but just to remind you that it's exactly what he said he needed to do two years ago - before his eye surgeries.[/QUOTE]

I know you keep up with his statements of recent years where I...
Forum: B5.related August 2nd 16, 19:48
Replies: 79
Views: 37,092
Posted By JonFrain
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.related August 1st 16, 17:03
Replies: 79
Views: 37,092
Posted By JonFrain
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.related July 31st 16, 01:17
Replies: 79
Views: 37,092
Posted By JonFrain
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.related July 29th 16, 05:32
Replies: 79
Views: 37,092
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

My understanding is that it is related to WB having many different competing branches. B5 was part of the PTEN branch and the show was produced independently of the WB studio (by Joe & Doug's...
Forum: B5.related July 28th 16, 16:49
Replies: 79
Views: 37,092
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

Jan[/QUOTE]

I think the quality of many scripts went WAAAY down after B5 ended, actually after Season 4 was completed. Crusade had meddling for sure, but that doesn't excuse the poor writing,...
Forum: B5.related July 28th 16, 16:44
Replies: 79
Views: 37,092
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

It's certainly possible that they don't want to do anything to help rebuild the property just to have JMS make a movie they have no control over. WB is really strange regarding B5 and I have a hard...
Forum: B5.world March 2nd 15, 23:05
Replies: 47
Views: 27,850
Posted By JonFrain
Forum: B5.world January 11th 15, 04:42
Replies: 8
Views: 6,054
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Season 1 Potpourri

Part of that may be logistic. Only Londo was needed for the series and so making big plans for other Centauri may cause problems. Plus doing it for a lot of characters would just ruin the surprise...
Forum: B5.world January 1st 15, 20:42
Replies: 117
Views: 45,318
Posted By JonFrain
Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

I'm not really going to get excited or even believe it will happen until they actually start filming. To do otherwise is just begging to be disappointed. Glen Larson kept threatening to do the same...
Forum: B5.world September 1st 14, 04:43
Replies: 56
Views: 31,443
Posted By JonFrain
Re: How would you reboot B5?

Emphasis mine. I don't think we're gonna get a remake in the classical sense at all. Don't know what it'll be, but I'm really looking forward to it.

Jan[/QUOTE]

Sounds like a re-imagining...
Forum: B5.world August 27th 14, 23:46
Replies: 26
Views: 11,705
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Thirdspace - 1 Question

I never rewatched those movies other than ITB. I liked the idea of the plotlines in Thirdspace and Legend of the Rangers but not the final products.
Forum: B5.world August 24th 14, 18:55
Replies: 56
Views: 31,443
Posted By JonFrain
Re: How would you reboot B5?

I'm disappointed that we haven't had a continuation and resolution of Crusade in ANY form and that TNT-Atlanta hasn't been swallowed by a sinkhole.[/QUOTE]

I think JMS held onto hopes of...
Forum: B5.world August 16th 14, 22:51
Replies: 44
Views: 29,745
Posted By JonFrain
Re: I Have A New WORST B5 Episode, and it is....

What's interesting to me is that people insisted FOR YEARS that "Gallery" was brilliant, when in fact it was a great big ol' turd from the gitgo. Suddenly opinion has changed. I wonder why?
...
Forum: B5.world August 10th 14, 20:56
Replies: 44
Views: 29,745
Posted By JonFrain
Re: I Have A New WORST B5 Episode, and it is....

"A View from the Gallery" was truly horrendous. But it doesn't compete with the Season 1 clunkers.
Forum: B5.world August 10th 14, 20:54
Replies: 117
Views: 45,318
Posted By JonFrain
Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

How could it not be the first of a series of films?

Part of me thinks the best starting point is the time period covered by "In the Beginning" but purely from the humans point of view with...
Forum: B5.world August 9th 14, 20:13
Replies: 56
Views: 31,443
Posted By JonFrain
Re: How would you reboot B5?

1) Shortened seasons, the only filler episodes would be there to provide a break from the serious arcs, think the episode with the fly in Breaking Bad.

2) Writing team - JMS is great but he does...
Forum: B5.world August 9th 14, 19:55
Replies: 117
Views: 45,318
Posted By JonFrain
Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

Where did you get the 6 hours of screen time over the course of 6 years or so? It's certainly nothing JMS has said in the past several years.

Why not just see what he does? And for those who're...
Forum: B5.world August 9th 14, 19:52
Replies: 117
Views: 45,318
Posted By JonFrain
Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

Seems like no matter what he does it would have to be geared as the beginning of a series and ending with a cliffhanger.

I'm actually quite baffled at how he can reboot with a standalone film. ...
Forum: B5.related August 8th 14, 01:29
Replies: 6
Views: 13,429
Posted By JonFrain
Re: BFI Greatest Sci-Fi Characters of All Time

G'Kar
John Crichton
Mr. Eko (Lost)- borderline sci-fi - great character
Forum: B5.world August 3rd 14, 22:54
Replies: 117
Views: 45,318
Posted By JonFrain
Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

Just like the proposed Farscape film, I'm watching tentatively but not getting excited until filming begins.

It's too bad they couldn't get a reboot for TV as that's where the epic structure...
Forum: B5.personnel January 6th 14, 02:04
Replies: 11
Views: 11,473
Posted By JonFrain
Re: JMS speaks out on Michael O'Hare

Jerry's a loudmouth jerk. I wouldn't believe he was sincere if he apologized.
Forum: B5.related December 26th 13, 22:59
Replies: 26
Views: 10,833
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Best SciFi Series of All Time? Vote Here!

1) Farscape - more fun and relate-able than B5 for me - better characterization
2) B5 - Great arcs but weak dialogue and so-so humor
3) X-Files - some of the best sci fi episodes ever but the show...
Forum: B5.world December 15th 13, 18:08
Replies: 46
Views: 18,456
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Season 5: List of grievances

I agree that it would have been better to show clear hints of Lennier's jealousy over the years. It did seem out of character to me at the time that he would let Sheridan die over his envy. He had...
Forum: B5.related December 15th 13, 02:19
Replies: 7
Views: 4,033
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Vangelis and Franke?

Eh the first two pairs of notes sound close but the third pair is way off.

When it comes to music, I'm sure that things are more likely to be left in someones subconscious than outright stolen in...
Forum: B5.world December 6th 13, 01:14
Replies: 40
Views: 20,839
Posted By JonFrain
Re: B5 Music

Lots of stuff.

The Battle of the Line and the Centauri bombing Narn are probably my favs. I loved the first soundtrack with extended tracks. Born to the Purple had some good stuff as well.
...
Forum: B5.related November 30th 13, 02:51
Replies: 26
Views: 6,275
Posted By JonFrain
Re: WB considering upgrading B5 for Blu Ray

I think they should pay up to convert some big episodes and see how well they sell on Blu-Ray and go from there. The benefit they get from redoing them is that they can eventually put them up in HD...
Forum: B5.related November 28th 13, 23:42
Replies: 26
Views: 6,275
Posted By JonFrain
WB considering upgrading B5 for Blu Ray

I'm not putting too much hope into this. but you never know. I'm positive it will be done eventually.

http://thewertzone.blogspot.com/2013/11/warner-brothers-considering-hd-update.html
...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films November 16th 13, 02:35
Replies: 3
Views: 5,637
Posted By JonFrain
Re: Breaking Bad

Babylon 5 was the first great serialized TV show for me. But there have been many since then that I may like even more:

Farscape
The Sopranos (not quite so arc oriented)
Deadwood
Rome...
Forum: B5.related November 2nd 13, 06:43
Replies: 13
Views: 4,286
Posted By JonFrain
Re: one down..... now lets have one stateside,

Doubtful. WB has the rights. He can't pick where the show goes.[/QUOTE]

I didn't ask if he arranged the deal. I asked if he knew there was a deal with the UK TV channel before his last...
Forum: B5.related October 30th 13, 17:39
Replies: 13
Views: 4,286
Posted By JonFrain
Re: one down..... now lets have one stateside,

It is odd that shows like B5 and Farscape don't have a daily spot on SyFy. But then again that channel went to complete crap. Cable TV is really about niches and SyFy pretty much abandoned theirs. ...
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