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Old November 30th 10, 13:17   #1
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More B5 on the way?

Don't really know if this means anything, but you can never tell with these things

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Old December 1st 10, 10:22   #2
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Re: More B5 on the way?

wait till april and all will be revealed....
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Old December 1st 10, 15:30   #3
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Re: More B5 on the way?

Something has been brewing for a while. But since jms's cryptic 'ides of May' clue for TMoS a few years back, I have learnt not to hold my breath.

Also, IMO the quality of recent ventures into the B5 universe (LotR and TLT) have been questionable.
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Old December 1st 10, 18:10   #4
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Re: More B5 on the way?

I can't be sure but I think the San Diego Comic-Con announcements JMS had hoped to make weren't B5 related.

It was at the NY Comic-con in early October that JMS said that WB had called him about something B5 related a few weeks before. The point he made was that he'd told them back in 2008 not to come back to him unless they were ready to do a big-budget movie or a series with a sufficient budget and creative control to him. They called. No telling what, or if anything might come of it. Time will tell.

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Old December 1st 10, 18:16   #5
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Old December 1st 10, 22:09   #6
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Also, IMO the quality of recent ventures into the B5 universe (LotR and TLT) have been questionable.
This is why the whole budget/creative control issue comes into play, because Joe looked back at these projects and realized they didn't live up to the B5 legacy.

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April fools?
I think that a pilot will be made right around then. Spring is the time that the networks are placing their show orders.
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Old December 2nd 10, 00:10   #7
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Jan, I thought JMS said he would only consider a feature film? I don't remember him mentioning anything about 'settling' for a series. I would gladly 'settle' for a series, that would be the best format for more B5.

I'm going to hold my breath until April. Or until I pass out and have wild visions about the Telepath War.

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Old December 2nd 10, 03:01   #8
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Re: More B5 on the way?

In this post he only mentions feature films but it sounds like they'd also approached him at that time about "...or a cable thing..." so it may just not have gotten typed.

My totally inexpert opinion is that either might be tempting, given a proper budget. In a TV show, he might be given total creative control which would be unusual (unheard of?) for a feature film. On the other hand, with a feature he might be allowed to tell a bigger story in every sense of the word but in features it's usually the director with the most control.

Don't hold your breath, though. JMS isn't always accurate when guessing when something might be announced/talked about.

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Old December 2nd 10, 03:03   #9
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Re: More B5 on the way?

Movies can be completely finished and still never see the light of day, if I'm not mistaken.
Definitely a "wouldn't hold my breath" item.

Would he still find working on B5 to be sufficiently stimulating? He seems to have moved onto other things, might there be a risk of "been there, done that" at this point?
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Old December 2nd 10, 05:51   #10
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I won't risk holding my breath and turning purple, nor will I get excited and count on something. But, I am am cautiously anticipating enough time passing to see if there is anything to it
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