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Subj: Re: Babylon 5 question: reboot or prequel movie/series?
Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 at 07:43:36 pm EST (Viewed 166 times)
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Rumors have swirled for years that JMS has allegedly contemplated a reboot theatrical movie of Babylon 5,.....

.....I have to admit it is tempting to root for such a project.

But would a rebooted TV series be better? Such a series could learn from the errors and unfortunate cast changes that were inflicted upon babylon 5

Michael O'Hare has to leave after Season 1, NOT his fault. It was a mutually amicable decision and JMS a few years back fulfill a promise to the late actor and revealed the truth. The actor was suffering from acute paranoid schizophrenia and the meds were not always working.

The rather abrupt departure of Talia Winters. She gets juiced up in Season 1, now is telekinetic and becoming a super telepath that can deceive Bester the P12 psi cop. Then after Lyta starts returning, Talia is suddenly revealed as a psi corp mole with a hidden personality that dominated and destroyed her.....that really feels to me like that actress that played Talia wanted out.

I preferred Lyta anyway ;\)


Should JMS consider a movie or mini-series that deals with the time of Babylon 4 and VALEN? We know bits and pieces of that war due to records being lost over time, and that the Narn telepaths were wiped out in that war, but little else.

There is also the fact that Valen/Sinclair was trapped in a circle of time and that if he deviated from it he could change the future and risk negating the creation of the Babylon stations, thus no B4 or B5, no Valen, no hero to beat the Shadows in the past, etc. That is why as Valen he couldn't leave the Mimbari or Delenn any messages in bottles as it were to warn them of the Earth/Mimbari war and how to prevent it. That war is what started the creation of the Babylon stations.

We could also see how Valen creates the Grey Council, unites the Mimbari race, creates the Rangers and sets things up for the next 1000 years.

I would rather a series set far after the first ended. I loved B-5 and like the fact JMS set the show with a beginning and end. I am not interested in a reboot or prequel or even a movie. There is potential aplenty in that scenario. After all the problems JMS had with the networks due to meddling and changes in B-5,Crusader, the movie projects, Jeremiah, and now Sense8 he may not be up for another run on television.

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