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Forum: B5.related November 12th 14, 17:03
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Re: Babylon 5 Fan Films

That link didn't lead to anything concerning fanfilms, it was about the Hyperion picking up a signal while in hyperspace.

Anyway, assuming that's roughly the same date as the conversation with...
Forum: B5.world August 20th 14, 01:58
Replies: 44
Views: 28,565
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Forum: B5.world August 20th 14, 01:56
Replies: 56
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Re: How would you reboot B5?

Ubik said >>>Good point. I suppose it really depends where JMS mind is at as to the ‘reboot’. Logically, I would assume he want to use this as a fresh start, so he can set a new baseline and then...
Forum: B5.world August 20th 14, 01:50
Replies: 56
Views: 28,913
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Re: How would you reboot B5?

@ Ubik

Space Battleship Yamato is pretty awesome. The live-action movie is a little too long and a little too talkie, and perhaps a littel too influenced by the RDM Galactica, but I came out of...
Forum: B5.world August 18th 14, 23:23
Replies: 56
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Re: How would you reboot B5?

Which raises the question we've all been avoiding: Do we wanna even call it Babylon 5?

Would the name recognition even help at this point, or would it be a hinderance as we're kinda' on the ash...
Forum: B5.world August 18th 14, 23:21
Replies: 56
Views: 28,913
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Re: How would you reboot B5?

Ubik....that's....wow. That's pretty damn good! I'm impressed, I genuinely am. In however many years I've been tooling around on here - what, four, five? Anyone know? - that's the best proposal I've...
Forum: B5.world August 17th 14, 13:33
Replies: 117
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

Like I said above, I'll go see it whatever happens. That said, I instantly started protecting myself becuse I don't think it's going to happen, and I'm tired of getting my heart broken.

A German...
Forum: B5.world August 17th 14, 02:34
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Posted By Republibot 3.0
My Kid's Reboot

[In Wendys]

"Hey, Dad, are they still talking about a B5 reboot, or have they abandoned it already?"
"Still talking as far as I know."
"Wanna' hear my idea?"
"Always."
"Ok, I've decided...
Forum: B5.world August 17th 14, 02:22
Replies: 56
Views: 28,913
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Re: How would you reboot B5?

I just don't like Franke. I just don't. Even at his best, with other people, I think he's weak. I don't like Hans Zimmer at all. Alf Claussen, though...! <G> Bear is a much more well-rounded...
Forum: B5.world August 17th 14, 02:18
Replies: 44
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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?
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Forum: B5.world August 17th 14, 02:15
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Re: I Have A New WORST B5 Episode, and it is....

Springer said:

>>That's going to be a... controversial statement! I mean personally I don't have a strong opinion on the episode – I think it's fine, some interesting character moments, some fun...
Forum: B5.world August 13th 14, 15:41
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Re: I Have A New WORST B5 Episode, and it is....

Quotes thing isn't working.

Ubik said "JMS has talked about being a bit burnt out when Crusade got going, but I can imagine he must have been under a lot of pressure and very tired by the time...
Forum: B5.world August 13th 14, 15:34
Replies: 44
Views: 28,565
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Re: I Have A New WORST B5 Episode, and it is....

QUote thing is down again. Anway, Springer said:

"At the Blackpool convention in 97 just before the start of season five JMS had all his notes for season 5 thrown out by hotel cleaning staff –...
Forum: B5.world August 12th 14, 23:16
Replies: 44
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Re: I Have A New WORST B5 Episode, and it is....

The quoting system's gone all wonky, so we'll do this the old fashioned way:

UBIK said: "‘Infection’ was the one episode that stopped a close friend of mine from watching the show. It’s why I...
Forum: B5.world August 12th 14, 23:01
Replies: 44
Views: 28,565
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Re: I Have A New WORST B5 Episode, and it is....

Born To The Purple was quite good - Trakis was an interesting character and Londo's love for Adira would be important for later plot development.[/QUOTE]

Sadly, Sinclair's performance kills that...
Forum: B5.world August 12th 14, 22:59
Replies: 44
Views: 28,565
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Re: I Have A New WORST B5 Episode, and it is....

I would agree with all of that.

The comparison I like to use is this: A clunky episode in season 1 is still better than a clunky episode in season 5 because the show is like a new girlfriend....
Forum: B5.world August 11th 14, 23:03
Replies: 117
Views: 43,144
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

The thing is, we have a lot of Joe's notes, the closest we have to being in his mind. None of them point to the telepath war being set in season five, except for the Psi Corps bombing - which was...
Forum: B5.world August 11th 14, 03:23
Replies: 44
Views: 28,565
Posted By Republibot 3.0
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 11th 14, 03:08
Replies: 117
Views: 43,144
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

I have reservations, not damnations. If it gets made, I'll be there to see it on day 1, showing 1, and if it's good, I'll be happy and see it again and tell everyone. And if it sucks, I won't do...
Forum: B5.world August 11th 14, 03:04
Replies: 117
Views: 43,144
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

The best examples of this I've seen are both Japanese. The 36-episode series "Macross" eventually produced a feature-length movie that was essentially a retelling of the entire TV series, but with...
Forum: B5.world August 11th 14, 02:58
Replies: 117
Views: 43,144
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

Why wouldn't you assume a trilogy? Everything is trilogies. It's the best compromise between amortizing development costs and guranteeing a reasonably stable income. I mean, there's one reason...
Forum: B5.world August 10th 14, 04:30
Replies: 56
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Posted By Republibot 3.0
Re: How would you reboot B5?

AGREED.



YES to Crusade and the Technomages!

Crusade failed because of the IDIOTS at TNT-Atlanta!!! Crusade was cancelled before even one episode was aired. Without TNT...
Forum: B5.world August 10th 14, 04:28
Replies: 56
Views: 28,913
Posted By Republibot 3.0
Re: How would you reboot B5?

I like full-length seasons. Filler can be problematic, but it can also be used to do major worldbuilding and also character development. Arc-wise, this isn't a probem. Let's take the example of...
Forum: B5.world August 10th 14, 04:15
Replies: 56
Views: 28,913
Posted By Republibot 3.0
Re: How would you reboot B5?

I would be happy with that list. Not EVERYTHING on it do I agree with, but there's more than enough there to overshadow my reservations. Good job!
Forum: B5.world August 10th 14, 04:11
Replies: 117
Views: 43,144
Posted By Republibot 3.0
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 10th 14, 04:03
Replies: 117
Views: 43,144
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

Actually, JMS was the first one to suggest the whole "Wiping the Trek-slate clean" thing with paramount. Paramount rejected the idea out of hand.

I actually like the "Old characters, new...
Forum: B5.world August 10th 14, 04:01
Replies: 117
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Posted By Republibot 3.0
Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

[/QUOTE]

Fair enough, that does seem to indicate that by the time of season four, the telepath war was not meant to be in the series, if it ever was. I do feel that is a shame, but never...
Forum: B5.world August 8th 14, 23:30
Replies: 117
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

You know, I kind of hope you're not wrong.

Not to be negative. I desparately want more B5, and I doubt you'll find anyone outside a mental institution who's more obsessed with it than me. This...
Forum: B5.world August 8th 14, 20:21
Replies: 117
Views: 43,144
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

I will find this when I get home tonight.[/QUOTE]

Here are some highlights from it (trying to keep it short since I probably shouldn't quote the page verbatim):



According to the editor's...
Forum: B5.world August 5th 14, 03:18
Replies: 56
Views: 28,913
Posted By Republibot 3.0
Re: How would you reboot B5?

My preference is a solid, self-contained series as a reboot, of course, but I have occasionally entertained the notion of three overlapping full-length series. In my most fanwankerly of daydreams, I...
Forum: B5.world August 5th 14, 02:59
Replies: 117
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

[/QUOTE]

Ok, so let's break this down objectively.

1) Lannier is dead as of SIL
2) Lannier died at some point after Objects At Rest.

That's fact. That's canon. That's onscreen and beyond...
Forum: B5.world August 5th 14, 02:51
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Forum: B5.world August 4th 14, 17:17
Replies: 117
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

Actually, a better question is when did it *STOP* being part of it?

JMS said he'd wrap everything up in 5 years. Of course we now know what he was talking about isn't exactly what we thought:...
Forum: B5.world August 4th 14, 17:11
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

Well with that kind of thinking we shouldn't have seen the Narn-Centauri war, or the Minbari Civil War, or the Mars resistance, or any of that as they were not the story of the station either.
...
Forum: B5.world August 4th 14, 17:09
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

Well, JMS himself has said he's pretty displeased with a lot of 'em. I believe there was even a book published a couple years back that listed what counted and what didn't on a book-by-book basis,...
Forum: B5.world August 4th 14, 17:04
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

Condition on anonymity, sorry. Writers don't get paid much, and working writers don't want to endanger their income by saying things that may be interpreted badly about folks who gave them work....
Forum: B5.world August 2nd 14, 15:25
Replies: 117
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

Ok, wellllll most obviously, the repeated attempts to revive the franchise strongly imply he didn't intend to just stop. From the first season, he said he had interest in doing an off-B5 spinoff....
Forum: B5.world August 2nd 14, 15:17
Replies: 56
Views: 28,913
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Re: How would you reboot B5?

So straight forward reboot. Change nothing, just a do-over, and resign yourself to having a somewhat older cast. Doable. Certainly the most efficient way, as you've got all that stuff written, and a...
Forum: B5.world August 2nd 14, 15:13
Replies: 56
Views: 28,913
Posted By Republibot 3.0
Re: How would you reboot B5?

Politely, you're wrong. The whole "Valen" arc was introduced as a way to write O'Hare out of the series. It was not part of the original draft. I have a pretty detailed outline for the original...
Forum: B5.world August 1st 14, 17:34
Replies: 56
Views: 28,913
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Re: How would you reboot B5?

Ok, how would you reboot crusade? I wouldn't do it as-filmed. I'd have it based on Tuzanor, or maybe even out of B5 (As a hub, not the main base) with a squadron of White Stars (All interchangeable)....
Forum: B5.world August 1st 14, 17:16
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

I could have articulated that better. Sorry. What I meant was "B5 was conceived of as a 110 episode show. They could easily have included the entire Telepath Crisis *WITHIN* that 110 episodes."
Forum: B5.world August 1st 14, 17:15
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

I go back and forth on this. I want more, but at the same time I kind of want less. I like the idea of a solid beginning, middle, and ending, which is part of what attracted me to the show. Not every...
Forum: B5.world July 31st 14, 15:02
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How would you reboot B5?

Just as a thought experiment, how would you reboot B5, if it were up to you? What would you keep from the original show? What would you jettison? What would you invent? How would you recast it? What...
Forum: B5.world July 31st 14, 14:59
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

anyway. Bottom line: JMS has been dorking around with the idea of a continuation forever, and for the 7-ish projects we know, there's probably at least as many or more that he never spoke about...
Forum: B5.world July 31st 14, 14:54
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

Ignoring the novels, was this ever a going concern / confirmed project? Or has it simply been teased by JMS over the years?[/QUOTE]

JMS was clearly interested in doing this, and said that he...
Forum: B5.world July 28th 14, 12:46
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

Ok,
1) The TNT Movies (All awful, looked at as a continuing side-series independent of Crusade)
2) Crusade
3) Legend of the Rangers
4) Lost Tales
5) The Memory of Shadows
6) "The Telepath...
Forum: B5.world July 28th 14, 02:16
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

I have a lot of concerns about this. Not the least of which is that we've been burned by this sort of thing at least 7 previous times that we know about, and probably as many that we don't.

The...
Forum: B5.world July 28th 14, 02:11
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Re: B5 Feature Film to be scriptedTRUE! There will be a feature film going into produ

That's actualy a very good question. It's probably important to point out that the "UN In Space" aspect of B5 was a complete and total failure, as they themselves admitted on the show, so I'm not...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films July 27th 14, 00:01
Replies: 2
Views: 5,681
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Re: The 12th Doctor (Or 14th, depending on how you count it)

Yes, used couches are a wonderful thing. It's why I use so many of them. Practically a loading dock around here.

Who is silly, and my opinion waxes and wanes quite a bit, and honestly the first...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films July 15th 14, 23:45
Replies: 2
Views: 5,681
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The 12th Doctor (Or 14th, depending on how you count it)

I recently purchased a used couch which had the first 5 episodes of season 8 of Dr. Who wedged in the cushions. I immediately called the police for this copyright violation, but as it took a long...
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