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Gocad

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« Reply #40 on: 04-20-2004 13:48 »

B5 wasn't that bad, but the visual effects sucked.
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PCC Fred

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« Reply #41 on: 04-20-2004 17:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
Their deaths were mentioned in the Crusade "bible" and Lyta's death was also mentioned in one of the original novels, I think.  I don't believe JMS ever intended for the Telepath War to happen during the show.

Which is a shame, because it might've made an interesting series.  Plus 110 episodes with Patricia Tallman as lead actress sounds very appealing for some reason...  love
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« Reply #42 on: 04-20-2004 19:02 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Plus 110 episodes with Patricia Tallman as lead actress sounds very appealing for some reason...   love

Yeah, but I doubt that she would have wanted to do it.  I think she was tired of playing Lyta by the end of season 5.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #43 on: 04-20-2004 19:20 »

A man can dream though, a man can dream...
Lurrr

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« Reply #44 on: 04-21-2004 12:15 »
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Which is a shame, because it might've made an interesting series.

Let's be honest, ANY part of B5's history would have made an interesting series    wink Although I'm still anxious to see what happens to Sheridan's son.

   
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Yeah, but I doubt that she would have wanted to do it. I think she was tired of playing Lyta by the end of season 5.

Probably wanted to go back to doing stunt work.

[EDIT]- Just looked up her filmography on imdb- can someone tell me what the hell is this?
David A

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« Reply #45 on: 04-21-2004 12:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Lurrr:
[EDIT]- Just looked up her filmography on imdb- can someone tell me what the hell is this?

Heh.  It's what happens when some of the Babylon 5 alumni get bored and have access to animation.

You can find out more here.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #46 on: 05-06-2004 14:32 »
« Last Edit on: 05-06-2004 14:32 »

My Doctor Who news never gets a response, but maybe someone will find this interesting:

For a few months, JMS has been talking about a new B5 project called 'TMoS' (obviously that stands for something but he hasn't explained it).  For a while there was no news about it, but just last week he brought it up again and strongly hinted at what it is: A B5 theatrical movie.  Hopefully he'll have more news soon.

JMS has not, and incidentally never has, said anything about the plot.  The idea that it's about the Telepath War is just a theory some fans have, probably because it's a big event that we've never actually seen.

I checked his older posts, and some of them were quite interesting.  For instance, he revealed that originally Crusade was supposed to have Marcus as a regular character.  So apparently Marcus gets resurrected at some point.  (And then killed again.)  JMS said that the 'Claudia situation' prevented him from using Marcus, so apparently Ivanova was supposed to be heavily involved.  (Maybe it was something originally meant to be in the fifth season.)

 
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Originally posted by Lurrr:
Although I'm still anxious to see what happens to Sheridan's son.
He's featured in the last book of the Centauri trilogy, Out of the Darkness.  It explains what's going on in those future scenes from "War Without End."
David A

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« Reply #47 on: 05-06-2004 15:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
My Doctor Who news never gets a response, but maybe someone will find this interesting:

For a few months, JMS has been talking about a new B5 project called 'TMoS' (obviously that stands for something but he hasn't explained it).  For a while there was no news about it, but just last week he brought it up again and strongly hinted at what it is: A B5 theatrical movie.  Hopefully he'll have more news soon.

He's been talking about doing a theatrical movie for a few years now.  If it's finally getting made, that is great news.

 
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JMS has not, and incidentally never has, said anything about the plot.  The idea that it's about the Telepath War is just a theory some fans have, probably because it's a big event that we've never actually seen.

If the movie gets made, I hope it's not about the Telepath War.  We saw enough of telepaths in season 5.  I wouldn't mind if Lyta was in the movie, though.

 
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I checked his older posts, and some of them were quite interesting.  For instance, he revealed that originally Crusade was supposed to have Marcus as a regular character.  So apparently Marcus gets resurrected at some point.  (And then killed again.)  JMS said that the 'Claudia situation' prevented him from using Marcus, so apparently Ivanova was supposed to be heavily involved.  (Maybe it was something originally meant to be in the fifth season.)

I've heard a lot of nonsense about Marcus coming back, mainly from Marcus fans who don't want to accept the fact that Marcus is dead.  Personally, I'd prefer if he stayed dead.  Bringing Marcus back (in whatever fashion) would take meaning away from his sacrifice.

On the other hand, if Ivanova had been around for "Day of the Dead", having Marcus visit Ivanova would have worked.  But then, I've always thought that "Day of the Dead" would have been better as a two hour movie, so that a few more characters could have been fit into it.

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Lurrr

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« Reply #48 on: 05-06-2004 17:28 »

I've heard for a while that JMS was planning something but he's been quiet about the details. I just hope TMoS isn't as dire as Legend of the Rangers is supposed to be.

 
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He's featured in the last book of the Centauri trilogy, Out of the Darkness. It explains what's going on in those future scenes from "War Without End."

I noticed them but I'm always a bit suspicious about novels based on TV series'. I'd rather see it on screen to be honest (even if it was re-enacted with finger puppets or something).

 
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For instance, he revealed that originally Crusade was supposed to have Marcus as a regular character.

I heard he was going to be a main character for LotR. Not that it matters really.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #49 on: 05-06-2004 19:00 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
He's been talking about doing a theatrical movie for a few years now.
Actually, I think it's been a few years since he's really talked about it.  Back in 1998 he decided to wait until after the new Star Wars movies were finished before trying it, because they'd offer too much competition (this was before anyone had actually seen the new Star Wars movies, of course).  But it's always been in the back of everyone's mind.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #50 on: 05-23-2004 01:50 »
« Last Edit on: 05-23-2004 01:50 »

I just saw that Richard Biggs died.  He played Dr. Franklin.  They aren't sure yet how it happened, but it was very sudden, maybe an aneurysm.  He was only in his early 40s.

http://www.jmsnews.com/msg.aspx?id=1-17099
David A

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« Reply #51 on: 05-24-2004 02:48 »

 
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I just saw that Richard Biggs died.

How sad.   frown
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« Reply #52 on: 05-24-2004 04:14 »

That is tragic, especially as he wasn't very old  frown
Stuart B

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« Reply #53 on: 05-27-2004 11:48 »

Just saw it on BBC News Online, it's so sad.  frown
Lurrr

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« Reply #54 on: 07-26-2004 16:28 »

*bump*

JMS is being his usual mysterious self:

Some little bits of info B5: TMoS

And the title is revealed- TMoS stands for 'The Memory of Shadows'. This sounds to me like it could be telling the story of Sheridan's son, which would please me no end. And from one of the comments JMS makes, it's probably safe to assume that most of the original cast are to be involved.

And I've realised that I didn't pay my respects to Richard Biggs on this board, even though I first read about it here. Me and my parents were quite upset, as Babylon 5 has been a big part of our lives over the last decade. He will be missed  frown
David A

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« Reply #55 on: 07-27-2004 06:02 »

I'm sure that a theatrical Babylon 5 movie will be a good thing, regardless of what it's about.

It's just a shame that Richard Biggs won't be able to be in it.   frown
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #56 on: 10-31-2004 12:59 »
« Last Edit on: 10-31-2004 12:59 »

It happened over a month ago, but I just saw that Tim Choate died. He played Zathras and appeared in four episodes of B5, and also played another charcter in an episode of Crusade. He died when his motorcycle was struck by a car. He was 49.
David A

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« Reply #57 on: 11-01-2004 03:46 »

"No one ever listens to Zathras.  Is very sad life.  Zathras probably have very sad death.  At least there is symmetry."

We'll miss you, Tim.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #58 on: 12-08-2004 22:24 »
« Last Edit on: 12-08-2004 22:24 »

News of the movie appeared on a site called ProductionWeekly.com. I'm not sure where they got it, but here it is:

"Steven Beck will direct a big screen adaptation of the popular sci-fi TV series Babylon 5. The movie, titled The Memory of Shadows, is intended for theatrical release and was written by series creator J. Michael Straczynski. Production Weekly reports that the project starts filming this April in the UK. In 'Shadows,' the technology of the ancient and extinct Shadow race is being unleashed upon the galaxy by an unknown force, and Earthforce intelligence officer Diane Baker, whose brother was recently killed in a mysterious explosion, it out to find out who is behind the intergalactic conspiracy. Joining her is Galen, a techno-mage who has been charged with keeping the technology out of the hands of those who would abuse it."

I think they mean Steve Beck, director of Ghost Ship and the remake of Thirteen Ghosts. There are a couple small errors in the article: The Shadows aren't extinct, they just aren't around any more; and I doubt it'll literally be "intergalactic."

There's no word on who'll be in it, though obviously it'll have at least some established characters besides Galen. I think JMS had to rewrite part of the script after Richard Biggs died.
David A

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« Reply #59 on: 12-09-2004 09:23 »

Sounds a bit like A Call to Arms.

As cool as Galen is, I'd much rather see characters from the original series.  Of course, with Galen in it there's a good chance that we'll see some of the other characters from Crusade.  Maybe even Dureena Nafeel.   love

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« Reply #60 on: 01-19-2005 09:43 »

I recently watched "Crusade" on DVD, and after getting over Gary Cole as the captain, I thought it was a pretty decent show with one big exception: the "X-Files" episode. That was horrible, even worse than that ST:TNG episode where Prof. Moriarty tries to take over the ship. I also thought Galen was a prick, but what are you going to do?
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #61 on: 02-26-2005 13:18 »
« Last Edit on: 02-26-2005 13:18 »

Well, the B5 movie is off.

http://www.jmsnews.com/msg.aspx?id=1-17288
Kryten

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« Reply #62 on: 02-15-2006 01:14 »

*bump*

Sad news... seems Andreas "G'Kar" Katsulas has passed on, according to Bill Mumy's blog.
David A

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« Reply #63 on: 02-15-2006 23:05 »

 cry

Anyone know where I can get a copy of that album?
David A

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« Reply #64 on: 06-24-2007 02:01 »

*bump*

 
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Originally posted by wu_konguk:
Well i think tyey would of had a relationship, they kind of set that up in the episodes where the alian races all showed their religious festivals. Also I think should would still of had to been a decendent for the transformation to take place.

From what I have read on certain sites there would only have been a few minor changes, like the war with no end being the final episode. Another change was to have Catherine Sakai to be the one who went to Zah'adum and bieng the reason for Sinclair to go there. Since there were many parallels between Sinclair and Sheridan, both War heroes, both J.S's amonst other things.

If so, then I'm glad that the series turned out differently.  It would have been sad if Delenn had fallen in love with Sinclair, only to lose him when he traveled back in time.  At least Sheridan got to stay with her, even if it was only for twenty years.

 
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I am also curious as to what happened to Lenier, that and what actaully happen during the Telepath war.

Apparently Lennier dies during the Telepath War, presumably redeeming himself in the process.  I don't know much else about it, other than the fact that Lyta dies too, which seems rather pointless to me.
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« Reply #65 on: 06-24-2007 07:21 »
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hmm you might be right with the relationship but it would also depend on whether or not sinclair would have been revived by Lorian. Although it can be said that Kosh's message in "Day of the Dead" makes more sense if the character is Sinclair "When the long night comes, return to the end of the begining", which would work as Sinclair returning to B4.

I suppose they would have revealed more stuff about the telepath war if Crusade had continued. All I know is Bester survived eventually traacked down by Mr Garabaldi who did not kill him but got him to trail.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #66 on: 08-14-2007 14:47 »

 
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All I know is Bester survived eventually traacked down by Mr Garabaldi who did not kill him but got him to trail.

How i could miss a thread about one of my favorite Sci-fi shows?  big grin

About Bester fate:


Oh btw, how i loved those:





One of my favorite ships and one of my favorite fighters in sci-fi
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« Reply #67 on: 08-14-2007 15:22 »

So did they ever make TMoS?  confused
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #68 on: 08-15-2007 04:23 »

No... but last time i checked they were going to do some DVD movies based on characters
David A

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« Reply #69 on: 08-15-2007 04:52 »
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Babylon 5 - The Lost Tales
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« Reply #70 on: 08-15-2007 06:39 »
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Okay, Babylon 5-o-reinos. I have been considering purchasing this series for a while, but it's a costly thing, not to be undertaken lightly.

So, giving ya'll some examples of non-comedy show's I've liked recently (Deadwood, Angel+Buffy, Firefly, er..... er.... probably others...), do you think Babylon 5 is for me?


edit: also take into account that Star Trek bored me in all its forms.  tongue
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« Reply #71 on: 08-17-2007 06:51 »

Well I will admit that the first season was a little tricky for me to get into but it did have some classy episodes. It also does get better and better as the series progresses. Probably due to the consistant story, from the fact that from series 3 onwards alll but one of the episodes was writen by the series creator (and the one he did not write was done by Mr Neil Gaiman).

If you like the series you have listed, then I think you should enjoy Babylon 5, I do get teh feeling that B5 has also influenced a fair few series especailly in my mind the new Battlestar Galactica series.
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« Reply #72 on: 08-17-2007 11:33 »

Neil Gaiman?!?!?!

Awesomeness...
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« Reply #73 on: 08-18-2007 03:29 »

 
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Originally posted by wu_konguk:
B5 has also influenced a fair few series especailly in my mind the new Battlestar Galactica series.

In that case, I might think about getting it too. I only ever caught one episode on telly, but I recall it was kinda cool - I thought at the time a darker, grittier Star Trek.
Heh heh... Neil Gaiman... Is Gaiman pronounced the way I'm pronouncing it in my head? Because I'm pronouncing it "gay-man".
David A

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« Reply #74 on: 08-18-2007 04:40 »

 
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Originally posted by coldangel_1:
Is Gaiman pronounced the way I'm pronouncing it in my head? Because I'm pronouncing it "gay-man".

Apparently so, which means that I've been mispronouncing it (as "guy-man" ) for more than a decade.
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« Reply #75 on: 08-18-2007 04:54 »

Bwahahahahaha... ahh... gay man


Maturity is a thin veneer that peels away at the slightest abrasion.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #76 on: 08-18-2007 17:34 »

Babylon 5 is a series wich was developed from start with 5 seasons/chapters in mind allready writen (not in all detail but JMS had the start-develope-ending very clear in his head).. It may look like it starts slow (like by the way almost all series) but it soon start to give away what the ride will be with gems like "And the sky full of stars" (1X08) and "Babylon squared".

Even it has episodes like one in the season 4 "Intersections in real time" , a full 45m episode without a single special effect, a single ship, not even almost cast.. just one character and another guy in a room, it sounds boring but trust me, is one of the best of the series or even sci-fi
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« Reply #77 on: 08-18-2007 19:26 »

Okay, I'm sold.
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« Reply #78 on: 09-01-2007 06:16 »

Check out this tribute: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mHpMAubwfQg
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #79 on: 10-25-2007 15:00 »
« Last Edit on: 10-25-2007 15:00 »

Oh... anyone has got the "The Lost Tales" DVD? at last new B5!!

the first ep is not very good IMHO and even very shocking because


And the second history with Galen and Sheridan is awesome

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