Temis the Vorta wrote:
The phenomenon of TV copying each other is well known. Last year there were two Beauty & the Beast shows in contention. Serial killers seem to be the big thing this year. For next season, there are two shows where the gimmick is that Dracula, Frankenstein et al are in the same story.
Then there's all the various fairy tale/mythology/fantasy shows around right now, what with Grimm, Once upon a Time,
and Lost Girl.
What I'm curious about is: If DS9
did co-opt any of B5,
what was the ultimate harm, if any? Were there any specific ideas that JMS wanted to use on B5
that he was forced to abandon because DS9
beat him to the punch? If not, I don't see what the big deal is. Both shows had very long runs.
And if it's any consolation, this summer the Phoenix ComicCon is having a huge Babylon 5
20th anniversary cast reunion. OTOH, no one seems to give a crap about DS9
The only DS9
actors we've ever gotten here in Phoenix are Michael Dorn (kinda doesn't count) and Chase Masterson. (I miss Chase Masterson. She flirted with me. I know it was merely professional flirting to try to get me to buy her movie and her CD, but still... damn.