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    blipvertus
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    @avernos

    Link hopefully works but J. Michael Stravznski is working on a reboot of Babylon 5.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.space.com/amp/babylon-5-reboot-in-development

    #1683316

    darthcheese
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    All I can think of is legends of the rangers *shudder*

    #1683327

    pagan8th
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    I’m sick of reboots. I loved B5, but it won’t be the same without the original cast.

    Rather have a continuation of the story than reboot… although most of the cast are dead sadly!

     

    #1683329

    dawfydd
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    I find the idea fascinating for the opportunity it gives JMS to retell the story of Babylon 5, perhaps without a lot of the production uncertainties that forced him to accelerate some plots and cut others away completely.

    Honestly though the biggest hurdle is going to be casting because there are some awfully big shoes to be filled of genuinely beloved actors who have either passed away or retired. I genuinely pity whoever they cast as Londo and G’Kar….

    #1683330

    pagan8th
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    Garibaldi and Ivanova were good too… and Bester… wonderful villain…

    #1683331

    limburger
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    @dawfydd don’t forget Ivanova …

    Instead of production uncertainties due to financing we will get uncertainties due to possible #MeToo events and Woke shenanigans …
    You’ll never know who will get cancelled or fired after people discover something ‘outrageous’ that someone did decades ago or something they may have posted while drunk or otherwise mentally challenged.

    It’s going to be politically correct as f*ck, because that is more important than telling a good story.
    /me cynical ? nah …

    #1683332

    torros
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    I’d like to see them do the story of B1 to B4 or did they do that before?

    #1683333

    As others have said a reboot itself isn’t necessary. Exploring some other era of the universal properly would be far more interesting as the spinoffs were either rushed or awful depending on one’s perspective.

    A reboot isn’t a guarantee that the “whole” story will be told as I would think there would be far more uncertainties about season upon season progression giving the need to hit targets is more of an issue these days. While I really really enjoyed Babylon 5 then and still regularly what the DVDs since then things have moved on and there needs to be more than just the nostalgia factor for this to be a success.

    #1683338

    limburger
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    @torros isn’t there an episode about one of the previous Babylon stations in the series ?

    @captainventanus either a ‘next gen’ equivalent or something about the minbari (sp?) war would be more interesting (and more risky). Suffice to say that studios want ‘more money’ and ‘all of the money’ so I doubt they’re willing to take risks.

    #1683359

    demonsub
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    I’d welcome the new effects but I’d really miss the old cast. Especially since quite a few of them are no longer with us.

    #1683383

    pagan8th
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    B4 station was stolen by first B5 commander and used to time travel into Mimbari history.

    I believe B1 to B3 were destroyed before completion, but been a while since I watched. Those DVD are staring at me right now…

    #1683408

    avernos
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    Pagan is right @torros B1-3 were sabotaged and never saw completion B4 was stolen and moved through time as told in Babylon Squared season 1 and the War without End two parter in season three

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by  avernos.
    #1683430

    mecha82
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    This could be interesting considering that JMS is working on it. Who knows maybe this will turn out well and people will like it like happened with NuBSG. Even if it doesn’t original this exists. Not that it won’t stop people on internet getting outraged and others making money from it as usual.

    #1683466

    limburger
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    just because it has the original writer/creative person working on it that doesn’t mean it won’t be shit.

    Just look at what George Lucas did to his own universe … You could use it as proof that he didn’t write a single bit and didn’t care about it.

    #1683487

    innes
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    Also, the fact that its for the CW is worrying. Just look at the absolute mess that is Batwoman.

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