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Subj: Re: Babylon 5 question: reboot or prequel movie/series?
Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 at 01:02:53 am EST (Viewed 169 times)
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    Rumors have swirled for years that JMS has allegedly contemplated a reboot theatrical movie of Babylon 5,.....



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



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    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


I would be happier with a reboot. The old show looked kind of cheap and personally I would never have hired half the cast.

I think a reboot with a good budget could work. I liked the serialized nature of the episodes...but that was about all I liked. Most of the actors were horrible. The sets were horrible. The special effects were horrible. The costumes were horrible (well Londo's people dressed to the nines...I've got to give them that one)

I think most of the cast has gotten old or died so I'm fine with just rebooting it.


The sets and FX were about as good as one could get given the budget they had....or in some cases didn't have at times \:\)

As to the cast, G"kar and Londo were perfectly cast and played. Those two are shining examples of the concept of frenemies.

Londo was also a great example of the road to hell being paved with good intentions. He made a deal with the Shadows, realized his error, got himself out, then had to deal with Reefa, then Morden tricks Londo back into working with the Shadows. But this time Londo was a bit more aware of things and the Shadows were more content to work with the puppet Emperor Cartagia.

Londo then manages to clean up his planet of the shadows only to be told there was one thing left touched by the Shadows....himself, and the Vorlons were still coming to blast the planet just to get rid of him!

Londo was ready to sacrifice himself then and there to save his people. Then later on gets coopted by the Drakh into being their puppet Emperor.

The irony.

Also read the novel Trilogy Legion of Fire which details the time of Emperor molari and Vir leading the resistance against him.


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