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Author Topic: Babylon 5 Reboot in Development  (Read 2412 times)

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Re: Babylon 5 Reboot in Development
« Reply #60 on: October 15, 2021, 06:36:21 PM »
On the other hand, though, it is true that B5 had to change course abruptly at a number of points, due to actors becoming unavailable, and threats of early cancellation. It would be interesting to see a version of Babylon 5 that went more according to plan. The show could be tighter overall, and avoid the pacing issues of Seasons 4 and 5.
This is what gives me hope. I loved the series in the day but rewatching it has left me flat. The series had momentum because of the questions raised, once answered it isn't as interesting. Hopefully he'll go back to the oldest story outlines and produce lots of surprises.
I also hope the set designer, prop designer, and costume folks watched the Battlestar Galactica reboot.
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Re: Babylon 5 Reboot in Development
« Reply #61 on: October 16, 2021, 04:39:40 AM »
CW + B5 + Reboot = Woke Trainwreck


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Re: Babylon 5 Reboot in Development
« Reply #62 on: October 16, 2021, 11:04:57 PM »
CW + B5 + Reboot = Woke Trainwreck

I really really hope not.

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Re: Babylon 5 Reboot in Development
« Reply #63 on: October 18, 2021, 04:01:39 PM »
CW + B5 + Reboot = Woke Trainwreck

Well the word on the street is CW is trying to steer the ship away from SJW waters. Superman and Lois is their first offering in that direction, and I admit, I *finally* got bored and decided to check it out this past week.

I am going to say this... and I can't believe I'm saying it... I'm three episodes in and stunned that CW pulled this off. It's actually *good*. Now it could be that I'm so detached from Hollywood that my expectations were gay Superman, black transfemale Lois, and their Furry, Quad-spirited Siamese Twin boys, both bisexual and bi-gendered incest fans. But to my utter amazement the show pays homage to Superman as he should be.

So if any of this is true, it gives me an atom of hope that JMS and CW pulls it off... if not? Well it's one more atom atop the Himalayan-sized pile of dashed hopes and dreams Hollywood degenerates have made of my childhood franchises.

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Re: Babylon 5 Reboot in Development
« Reply #64 on: October 18, 2021, 07:16:39 PM »
CW + B5 + Reboot = Woke Trainwreck

Well the word on the street is CW is trying to steer the ship away from SJW waters. Superman and Lois is their first offering in that direction, and I admit, I *finally* got bored and decided to check it out this past week.

I am going to say this... and I can't believe I'm saying it... I'm three episodes in and stunned that CW pulled this off. It's actually *good*. Now it could be that I'm so detached from Hollywood that my expectations were gay Superman, black transfemale Lois, and their Furry, Quad-spirited Siamese Twin boys, both bisexual and bi-gendered incest fans. But to my utter amazement the show pays homage to Superman as he should be.

Interesting. I'm tempted to give it a try, then.
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Re: Babylon 5 Reboot in Development
« Reply #65 on: October 18, 2021, 08:00:21 PM »
Interesting. I'm tempted to give it a try, then.

I've seen the whole season and I can attest to this. Not just non-SJ but well-written and exciting to boot. Moves like a sonova, too.
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Re: Babylon 5 Reboot in Development
« Reply #66 on: October 18, 2021, 08:51:51 PM »
I've seen the whole season as well. I'm not going to say Superman & Lois is the best ever, but it's really solid. The F/X are also quite good. They don't dance around the fact that Superman has overwhelming strength and speed.

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Re: Babylon 5 Reboot in Development
« Reply #67 on: October 19, 2021, 01:34:41 PM »
Well, not to derail, maybe we need a new thread for the Superman & Lois show, but I watched the first episode and it wasn't too bad. I have nitpicks, but overall I liked it.
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Re: Babylon 5 Reboot in Development
« Reply #68 on: November 10, 2021, 09:03:16 PM »
I love B5, but JMS needs to hit it out of the park with this. Considering:

Season 5 ranged from ok to awful (until the Sleeping in Light finale)
Legend of the Rangers was cringeworthy
Crusade was passable at best
Lost Tales (or was it Forgotten Tales?) was meh

It doesn't give me great hope. Has he done any TV or movies since B5?

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Re: Babylon 5 Reboot in Development
« Reply #69 on: November 11, 2021, 09:03:38 AM »
I love B5, but JMS needs to hit it out of the park with this. Considering:

Season 5 ranged from ok to awful (until the Sleeping in Light finale)
Legend of the Rangers was cringeworthy
Crusade was passable at best
Lost Tales (or was it Forgotten Tales?) was meh

It doesn't give me great hope. Has he done any TV or movies since B5?

"Sense 8" & "Jeremiah" are two tv shows he created after B5.  He wrote stories for some movies.  Did some comic books too.

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Re: Babylon 5 Reboot in Development
« Reply #70 on: November 14, 2021, 07:01:20 AM »
I love B5, but JMS needs to hit it out of the park with this. Considering:

Season 5 ranged from ok to awful (until the Sleeping in Light finale)
Legend of the Rangers was cringeworthy
Crusade was passable at best
Lost Tales (or was it Forgotten Tales?) was meh

It doesn't give me great hope. Has he done any TV or movies since B5?

The biggest thing that he has been involved with is the dispensation of the Harlan Ellison estate following that author's death. This includes the publication of The Last Dangerous Visions.

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Re: Babylon 5 Reboot in Development
« Reply #71 on: November 21, 2021, 10:36:13 AM »
I love B5, but JMS needs to hit it out of the park with this. Considering:

Season 5 ranged from ok to awful (until the Sleeping in Light finale)
Legend of the Rangers was cringeworthy
Crusade was passable at best
Lost Tales (or was it Forgotten Tales?) was meh

It doesn't give me great hope. Has he done any TV or movies since B5?

I think you could make the case that Crusade was cancelled before it got a chance to hit its stride. There were scripts floating around for two or three episodes that never got filmed, and they had some major reveals in them. As with B5, the initial setup was intended to launch the series, and then be superseded by the real central plot, which would have begun around Season 2. Season 1 was supposed to end with an assassination attempt on Matthew Gideon on Mars. Not sure if it was supposed to be successful or not. And the "save the Earth" storyline would be over by the second season.
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