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Old September 2nd 13, 21:13   #1
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B5 Hashtag ( #freeBabylon5 ) on Twitter

Found this over at jmsnews:

Free Babylon 5!
http://jmsnews.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27474

Evidently, after Babylon 5 was mentioned on some recent episode of Breaking Bad, there is now some idea to re-spark interest in Babylon 5 and gain Warner Brothers attention via the use of a Twitter Hashtag. #freeBabylon5

I'm not sure how Twitter works, and it's always seemed like unreliable, randomly working magic to me, but what the hell, use the hashtag and indicate demand for Babylon 5 (and Crusade and The Telepath War). I did. My handle is MacBreck or @MacBreck. Let's stir the pot!

USE THE HASHTAG

#freeBabylon5

!!!!!!!

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Old September 3rd 13, 02:16   #2
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Re: B5 Hashtag ( #freeBabylon5 ) on Twitter

I definitely caught the B5 mention on it!
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Old September 3rd 13, 19:35   #3
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Re: B5 Hashtag ( #freeBabylon5 ) on Twitter

http://freebabylon5.com/

they've just set up a web page (blank at the moment) and there is more info on facebook....

On a completely unrelated topic to the previous post showing the mystery 3D render, which I’ve stuck up here again since only one person f’ing shared it. ; )

If you want to see more Babylon 5 being made you should ‘like’ the page on the end of this link, and point every sci-fi fan you know to it.

https://www.facebook.com/FreeBabylon...ocation=stream

For years jms has said fan based campaigns are a waste of time, now he’s done a complete 180 on that - spending a few hours last night tweeting with folks on the future prospects of a new Babylon 5 show.

I’m not suggesting there’s any significance in the fact that the shows 20th anniversary is next year (this year was the 20th for the movie, a separate thing). But stuff does go on behind-the-scenes that fans aren’t always aware of.

I’m also not suggesting you should send emails or write letters. That’s too much like hard work personally – but pressing a button!! Maybe using the #FreeBabylon5 if tweeting is your thing. Letting others (not just existing B5 fans) know about it, is so easy to do.

It’s also easy to be cynical after all this time, but what harm could it do. There might even be a few major surprises waiting in the wings……. Wings! Get it. ; )

BTW. A little known fact is that when B5 was first on the air, Warner Bros. paid very close attention to the online activity of fans – and jms’s interaction with them.
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Old September 4th 13, 04:37   #4
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Re: B5 Hashtag ( #freeBabylon5 ) on Twitter

There's a basic information page up at http://freebabylon5.com/ now. Later on there'll be ways to contact WB and TV stations about getting the show back on the air (or on cable, or even streaming (legally)).

And to be clear, that's all this is about - getting B5 back available so that potential fans might be able to find it and watch it. Maybe in the future something new might come along but that's not what we're concentrating on.

Anybody who doesn't want to help, that's up to them. But I hope they (you all) will join in. As JMS posted:

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Point is, whether we do more B5 or not, the show is going to continue to fall into obscurity unless it's put out where people can see it, and the fandom will continue to diminish. If you're cool with that, then you don't have to do anything. If you'd like to see the original show grow and expand within the ranks of fandom, then maybe some involvement would be a good idea.
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Old October 25th 13, 02:43   #5
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Re: B5 Hashtag ( #freeBabylon5 ) on Twitter

Let's do a write-in vote for Babylon 5 as our "Favorite TV Series We Miss The Most". Can't hurt, might raise awareness. http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/nom...?pollId=130040

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Re: B5 Hashtag ( #freeBabylon5 ) on Twitter

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Let's do a write-in vote for Babylon 5 as our "Favorite TV Series We Miss The Most". Can't hurt, might raise awareness. http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/nom...?pollId=130040

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Old October 26th 13, 18:06   #7
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Raise awareness?? To heck with that! Let's get Babylon 5 on the official ballot! I hadn't realized that this is still the nomination phase. We've got until the 31st to write it in as many times as possible and get on the ballot!! From the site:

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Vote often through October 31st to make sure your favorites become Official People's Choice Awards 2014 nominees.
Voting for the winners begins on November 5th.
So keep voting, many times per day, every day! And get all of your friends, family, acquaintances, co-workers and random strangers to vote, too! Spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr and whatever other social networks are popular.

This could be really cool if it works... #FreeBabylon5 http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/nom...?pollId=130040
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Tomorrow's the last day to write in Babylon 5 and try to get it on the People's Choice awards ballot! Vote a bunch of times tonight, even more all day tomorrow. We can do this!
http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/nom...?pollId=130040
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Re: B5 Hashtag ( #freeBabylon5 ) on Twitter

Quite a few people on various sites have asked for more t-shirts. This new design will be available only through November and are being sold at no mark-up through CafePress (which has excellent international shipping rates).

http://www.cafepress.com/freebabylon5

I like them a lot!

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Old November 6th 13, 00:05   #10
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Re: B5 Hashtag ( #freeBabylon5 ) on Twitter

Watch TV (UK) promotional spot.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4OK...e_gdata_player
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