Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Subj: Re: Babylon 5: here's a question to ponder
Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 12:44:59 am EDT (Viewed 1 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Babylon 5: here's a question to ponder
Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 at 03:41:29 pm EDT (Viewed 46 times)

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    Agreed, Sinclair was a peaceful warrior, he knew how to fight and how to NOT fight and could inspire others, and even maintain diplomacy with certain hostile Mimbari.

    It's too bad that Michael O'Hare was such a sick man and had to be replaced, I think the original plan was that the show would be bookended with the last episode being Sinclair stealing B4 to fulfill his destiny in the past after defeating the Shadows in the present.

    But due to his being paranoid-schizoid and medication not always working, he and JMS agreed he should go. If memory serves it took a lot to get him back for the two parter in Season 3 that wrapped his character.

    Getting him back at the time for a Valen series or a movie would have been near impossible given his condition.

    But nowadays with better FX tech and JMS at the helm, a B4 movie or miniseries that tells more about Valen could be done. Recast the role of course but I'm sure someone could do a good job.

    Or at least get B5 onto BLURAY!

I had no idea that's why he left the show. According to Wiki, no one did until after his death.



Yep, JMS took the microphone at the 20 year anniversary celebration at a comic con last year and stated that he and O'hare had a gentlemen's agreement as it were that if Michael died before JMS that JMS could then tell the truth.

Michael O'Hare sadly was an ill man, not his fault of course. paranoid-schozophrenia is tough to deal with and tough to treat.

The strain of the shooting schedule didn't help, and they say the episode where he was plugged into the VR machine to tap his memories of the battle of the line didn't do him any personal favors.

It was good they got him back to wrap up Sinclair/Valen.

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