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Star Trek Viewer 06-13-2009 03:24 PM

Babylon 5 Remake?
 
Who would like to see a film remaking the TV series, Babylon 5? It's a story -- a novel for television -- that could be shown very dramatically and compellingly on the silver screen. :)

Zardoz 06-13-2009 03:25 PM

Never caught the show...

Star Trek Viewer 06-13-2009 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Zardoz (Post 219831)
Never caught the show...

It's pretty good. It was a competitor to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Zardoz 06-13-2009 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Star Trek Viewer (Post 219832)
It's pretty good. It was a competitor to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Where I lived it wasn't aired.:001_smile:

Star Trek Viewer 06-13-2009 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Zardoz (Post 219835)
Where I lived it wasn't aired.:001_smile:

I see. Well, it's available on DVD now. It has its own mythology and it's pretty cool. You have to have a lot of time to follow the intricacies of its plot, which pretty much continues for the entire several seasons of the show.

It's got mini story arcs, as well, in addition to the main arcs. And it's also got self-contained episodes.

Nicely done, although the effects are not quite as good as Trek's.

DammitJim 06-13-2009 04:15 PM

B5 was awesome.

the story could not be told in movie form though. TV was the best B5.

Zardoz 06-13-2009 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Star Trek Viewer (Post 219838)
I see. Well, it's available on DVD now. It has its own mythology and it's pretty cool. You have to have a lot of time to follow the intricacies of its plot, which pretty much continues for the entire several seasons of the show.

It's got mini story arcs, as well, in addition to the main arcs. And it's also got self-contained episodes.

Nicely done, although the effects are not quite as good as Trek's.

I own over 3,000 films, not counting all the Trek episodes and movies..lo... I barely have time for them.

Pauln6 06-14-2009 03:25 AM

B5 was awesome but it was a flawed masterpiece. He struggled with the format a nd some really cool plot threads fell by the wayside because of problems with the actors. Overall it's well worth the effort. If they could merge the Trek universe and B5 universes we'd have a really amazing amalgam.

Betazoid telepathy would actually be interesting. The shadows and vorlons would make great mysterious adversaries, like the Tholians, and the centauri, narn, minbari, and pak'ma'ra all have many interesting qualities as species. One thing I really liked was that they had a limited bible of alien races and instead of conjuring up an alien of the week, they would build on the existing races. A much better approach than Trek.

DammitJim 06-14-2009 04:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Pauln6 (Post 220051)
B5 was awesome but it was a flawed masterpiece. He struggled with the format a nd some really cool plot threads fell by the wayside because of problems with the actors.

can you explain trouble with which actors?

I know WB wanted to replace Michael O'Hare with a more well known TV actor and JMS was forced to consent in order to get a second season. is this what you mean.

I think B5's big flaw was JMS being forced to rush the war with Earth to its conclusion in season 4 (again WB). he meant for it to carry on in seaon 5. instead we got the awful tracey scoggins - seriously wtf????

celticarchie 06-14-2009 04:44 AM

There's no need to remake Babylon 5 it was awesome as it was.:thumbup:

Making Crusade again would be cool. They'd have to get all the original actors though.:D


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