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Re: Babylon 5
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2021, 03:43:38 PM »

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Re: Babylon 5
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2021, 06:06:53 PM »
Ok I feel worse. Is that better? Perplexing...
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Re: Babylon 5
« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2021, 09:06:00 PM »
I'm only truly happy when I'm curmudgeoning. 

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Re: Babylon 5
« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2021, 09:33:23 AM »
You are in the right place.
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Re: Babylon 5
« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2021, 09:51:07 AM »
I guess I'm way behind. I didn't even see Babylon 1 through 4.  :o
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Re: Babylon 5
« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2021, 10:02:55 AM »
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Re: Babylon 5
« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2021, 07:45:22 PM »
I guess I'm way behind. I didn't even see Babylon 1 through 4.  :o

You didn't miss much. The first three were sabotaged by bad actors. The fourth looked like it was going to be a lot better, but was immediately pulled after first airing, for unclear reasons, and no trace of it exists now, so it's hard to say how good it would have really been in practice.

So, they tried again and again and again. But finally, they got it right.  8)

For a while anyway.

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Re: Babylon 5
« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2021, 07:52:58 PM »
More seriously: having JMS on the writing team could bode well. But he also wrote the strained (at best) season 5, and the attempts at spin-offs which reaaaaaaalllly didn't work.

And this isn't a case where having a gritty clever re-imagining of the original (like BSG) with only the basic plotline and occasional nods to the original plots, has room to work. The original BSG was a case of something that needed and deserved a highly upgraded remake to flex and play around with, and even take risks with (whether those paid off or not, though for me they generally did.)
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Re: Babylon 5
« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2021, 04:44:49 PM »
wow you casually skipped over a lot of history as to why season 5 was what it was.  they thought the show was going to be cancelled so they crammed finishing all of the major plot lines in season 4 and then got the go ahead for season 5.  it was always planned as a 5 season show.
the movies were ok with some better then others.
the Crusade spin off was mostly a victim of several networks being involved at once in its production and eventual cancelling.  it might not be a bad place to try a re-boot.
another idea for a re-boot is an earlier conflict in humanitys going into interstellar space.
the biggest problem I have is theyre never going to recapture the lighting in a bottle duo of Lando and G'kar.
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