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Old August 10th 14, 03:30   #14
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Re: How would you reboot B5?

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NO to focusing on the Rangers (remember TLOTR?)
NO to retelling the same story (the beauty of B5 was not knowing what was coming)
AGREED.

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NO to Technomages (not relevant enough)
NO to continuing Crusade (boring story which is why it failed)
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 interference/meddling, it could've gone five seasons. If TNT had allowed Crusade to go to Sci-Fi, it very likely would've continued and ran for five seasons if Warners and SCI-Fi/Universal could've gotten over ownership issues and came to a compromise.





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NO to original actors playing different roles (It wouldn't be right!)
Agreed.

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YES to ignoring the book continuity and telling the universe after the end of original B5
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Casting of original actors wouldn't matter because the series would be set in the future and age is no issue
Tell the stories that weren't ended on screen:
1) Telepath War and future of Psi Corps/Lyta's resistance
2) Centauri Prime under the Drakh (WWE was a possible future as was Babylon Squared - see Coming Of Shadows (the telepath escort) and Point Of No Return (Lady Morella))
3) Earth/Mars post Clark
4) Rebuilding of Narn
5) Minbar after civil war

At least I can then get over watching Sleeping In Light and thinking - 'But what about this?...What about that?
No, KEEP book continuity.

Film "The Shadow Within" as a two hour big budget, theatrical movie, and recasting needs would be minimal. Use Henry Cavill as Sinclair.
I can think of several ways to do the Rangers and Crusade well, essentially by conflating the two. I think they were just poorly done. In the case of Crusade, it was rather misguided, and in the case of LOTR, it was just badly thought out.
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