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Old February 8th 22, 12:54   #106
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Re: B5 Reboot?? Is it true??!!?!

I don't know JMS personally but I get a sense of déjà vu, for example when Legend of the Rangers wasn't picked up. He has a very positive spin on things which I admire but wonder if it's misplaced. With Legend of the Rangers it was oh the network loves it and it was just the NFL was the issue, and when it wasn't airing against NFL etc. it did well on the west coast.

But then the cold hard economics kick in!

I would have also thought (although I'm not quite up on my spider web of owners) that Warner being involved in both the original and CW would have helped on licensing, which may not be apparent if it's sold.

I still think any revival would be better off on a streaming platform. It allows for niche audiences. It allows for long-form storytelling. And the streaming companies are desperate for content and franchises. I mean just look at how Paramount has taken the corpse of Star Trek and are repeatedly defiling it - there's other networks that want their franchise to exploit. (Okay don't exploit B5 please...)
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