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Old November 28 2013, 07:09 AM   #46
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Re: WB looking into Babylon 5 in HD?

I wish companies would use Blu-rays as a medium to release standard def older shows in their original form but with far fewer discs than DVD box sets include. These days I sometimes end up using Netflix to watch shows I own on DVD just because it's quicker than switching discs and opening cases and so on. As cool as something like a big box containing dozens of DVDs holding the entirety of B5 is, I'd like a couple of slim cases with discs packed with whole seasons a lot more. The larger capacity that Blu-ray discs offer has gone underused in this sense I think, getting drowned out by the clamor to make everything HD.
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Old November 28 2013, 07:14 AM   #47
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Re: WB looking into Babylon 5 in HD?

I wouldn't buy a 4:3 upconverted NTSC Blu-ray version despite the many flaws that exist in the region 2 PAL DVD release. WB are paying the price for not looking after their cash cow. If TPTB want to splash some cash, I'd rather see a new grand space opera based on a SF universe that isn't related to Farscape, Firefly, Star Trek, or Babylon 5. There are plenty of authors to choose from -- Isaac Asimov, Stephen Baxter, Iain M Banks, Lois McMaster Bujold, Peter F Hamilton, Larry Niven, Alastair Reynolds, or even E E "Doc" Smith. I hear that we might be getting a Spielberg-produced Halo TV show sometime soon. Hopefully, TV space opera will be back in vogue for a while.
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Old November 28 2013, 06:34 PM   #48
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Re: WB looking into Babylon 5 in HD?

this is great news it actually sounds like wb cares about babylon 5 and despite recognizing it would be costly is looking into it. I would buy this in a second if its half as good as the tng blu rays have been.
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Old November 29 2013, 04:09 AM   #49
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Re: WB looking into Babylon 5 in HD?

What does everyone think about the CGI being redone? Does it take away from the original? Or would it improve the show?
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Old November 29 2013, 04:51 AM   #50
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Re: WB looking into Babylon 5 in HD?

I would be interested in seeing the special effects modernized. If done with respect to the original material, it could be spectacular.
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Old November 29 2013, 12:11 PM   #51
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Re: WB looking into Babylon 5 in HD?

Well it's already been done and to great effect I think.

Since this was made the technology has only improved, so it's really jet a matter of hiring talented and passionate artists.

Speaking of technological improvements, just look what can be rendered these days *in real time*.

And even that was on an ageing graphics engine optimised for eight year old hardware. It's quite scary how fast things are advancing.
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