Babylon 5 - Reboot happening.

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For those who are fans of the awesome 90's show, which was a huge influence on stuff that came after it, looks like a reboot is coming. With JMS involved I have hope it won't be crap!

Personally I would have preferred some of the original series leftover story threads get some air time but I can understand the thinking why.


 

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I would have preferred a reboot of Crusade (sequel series to B5), but maybe they'll eventually get to that.
As long as CW network give JMS a proper budget and creative control, it may turn out okay.

They'll have their work cut out matching the original cast though, which was a significant part of the show's quality.
 

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I would have preferred a reboot of Crusade (sequel series to B5), but maybe they'll eventually get to that.
As long as CW network give JMS a proper budget and creative control, it may turn out okay.

They'll have their work cut out matching the original cast though, which was a significant part of the show's quality.
Yeah that would have been awesome seeing the mess the network made of that!

Good point about the cast, was one of the things that made it awesome, sad to think how many of them aren't with us anymore.
 

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I don't know what to make of this. I loved Babylon 5, but not sure I have an interest in the same story being told again. That said, I am assuming he will update some story beats and plots, and not just remake the original with different actors. Also, with the mess that was cramming everything into season 4 because he thought they were about the be cancelled and then cobbling together a season 5, maybe he also plans to structure it better.

The technology is also much improved.

Could go either way.
 

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I don't know what to make of this. I loved Babylon 5, but not sure I have an interest in the same story being told again. That said, I am assuming he will update some story beats and plots, and not just remake the original with different actors. Also, with the mess that was cramming everything into season 4 because he thought they were about the be cancelled and then cobbling together a season 5, maybe he also plans to structure it better.

The technology is also much improved.

Could go either way.
I'm 100% going to give it a go and hope it's good
 

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I'm 100% going to give it a go and hope it's good
Thinking about it, there would be some significant changes. I can't imagine they would do 22-episode seasons again, more like 10-13, so the story would be more succinct and with less filler. Then he could also fix the unexpected changes, like Michael O'Hare's departure, so it will automatically depart from the original run. I will definitely be giving it a go.
 

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Jesus I didn't realise Mira Furlan had passed as well! Bloody hell who is left now? Bruce and Claudia and that's about it!
 

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Jesus I didn't realise Mira Furlan had passed as well! Bloody hell who is left now? Bruce and Claudia and that's about it!
I assumed Jerry Doyle would still be around, but no he died 5 years ago at ago 60.
Didn't realise he was briefly married to Andrea Thompson who is still alive, as are the other telepaths: Walter Koenig and Praticia Tallman.

Londo (Peter Jurasik) is still going as well.
 
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I assumed Jerry Doyle would still be around, but no he died 5 years ago at ago 60.
Didn't realise he was briefly married to Andrea Thompson who is still alive, as are the other telepaths: Walter Koenig and Praticia Tallman.

Londo (Peter Jurasik) is still going as well.

Yeah believe they were married whilst working on B5 together.

Ah good old Londo one of the best characters in any show ever.
 

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Thinking about it, there would be some significant changes. I can't imagine they would do 22-episode seasons again, more like 10-13, so the story would be more succinct and with less filler. Then he could also fix the unexpected changes, like Michael O'Hare's departure, so it will automatically depart from the original run. I will definitely be giving it a go.
You need to remember it's a reboot not a remake, characters and story lines are likely to change a little. Look at what they did to Battlestar Galactica, they even gender-flipped one of the main characters.
 

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Yeah believe they were married whilst working on B5 together.

Ah good old Londo one of the best characters in any show ever.
Part of the reason she was written out was that they couldn't/wouldn't work together after separating.
 

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