Babylon 5

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Kail, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. DonIago

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    I never really cared for that episode; I just find it forgettable, and that character is one whom I ultimately feel is more significant for the repercussions of what becomes of them than for anything else.
     
  2. Noname Given

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    With respect to Space 1999 - The better resolution does make it easier to spot when they use the cardboard cutouts (which they did in a number of shots of eagles on the ground on the pad.)
     
  3. The Lensman

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    Same for strings on ships taking off and landing.
     
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    I still remember the battle with Chiggy Von Baron.
     
  5. Forbin

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    Chiggy Von Richthofen.
     
  6. ITDUDE

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    Damn you Fox!
     
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  7. Farscape One

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    If there's ever a series that should be brought or rebooted, it's SPACE: ABOVE AND BEYOND.

    Absolutely loved that show!

    (Strangely enough, the Babylon 5 station is in the menu screens. I got the dvd set as soon as it was released, so maybe it's the first print version. Unless all released versions have that error.)
     
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  8. ITDUDE

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    I suppose Disney owns it now too. Which of the Fox's shows, if you had to pick one has better chances of being revived on Disney+? S:AAB or Firefly?
     
  9. Farscape One

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    I think SPACE: ABOVE AND BEYOND has a better shot. And for an unusual reason.

    The FIREFLY fanbase is massive. But it will also be VERY unforgiving if certain things don't occur.

    SPACE: ABOVE AND BEYOND doesn't have as large a fanbase, so there are liberties that can taken that won't have the backlash a FIREFLY reboot would likely have. Fan backlash, as much as I don't like this to be true, can make or break a show.

    And even though a FIREFLY reboot might be a bit more family friendly, I suspect Disney would want to do it so it can show they can do dark material equally well. SPACE: ABOVE AND BEYOND has everything you can want in a dark world... humans at war with an alien race, AIs that revolted and are still a threat, In Vitro humans that are treated as second class citizens... those three things alone are enough to fuel a dozen seasons worth of stories. Add all the stuff the marines go through, both physical and particularly mental, and you've got a goldmine of a universe to play with.

    SPACE: ABOVE AND BEYOND did get almost 10 episodes more than FIREFLY, but at least they got a movie in addition to a short season to give some kind of closure. We got a rollercoaster of a cliffhanger with the other.
     
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    Those that have dived into a rewatch on HBO Max, the errors seem to be slowly corrected. For example, "Babylon Squared" and its being cutoff early. The episode ordering.... I am not sure if that will be adjusted or not anytime.
     
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  11. DonIago

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    Given the troubles Joss Whedon is dealing with lately, I don't think a Firefly reboot is likely currently. It's admittedly also hard for me to imagine such a reboot without his involvement, though...that might be for the best.
     
  12. Farscape One

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    I hadn't considered his troubles as a factor. Good point.

    But if Ben Edlund and Tim Minear could get attached, that would give new life into the prospect.
     
  13. JD

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    Would they have to involve Whedon in a Firefly reboot?
    Does Space: Above and Beyond have much of a fanbase? I've vaguely heard of it, but that's about it.
     
  14. FredH

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    I actually though SAAAB's finale worked fine as a finale, rather than a cliffhanger (not unlike Serenity, or for that matter Angel). Without spoilers, by the end, the main character has been so changed by his experiences that when he finally gets something that he's wanted from the beginning so much that it defined his course for him, it practically doesn't even register. That's a perfect ending for a war story.
     
  15. Farscape One

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    There are other aspects that make it a cliffhanger. I'll refrain from posting as to not spoil for those who may be interested in watching.

    You can message me if you want me to elaborate.
     
  16. JRoss

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    I saw Acts of Sacrifice a few days ago - I'll try and post my thoughts later (not that my scribings are anything to anticipate).
     
  18. The Laughing Vulcan

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    nuBSG was as close to a reboot of Space Above and Beyond as we're likely to get.
     
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  19. Farscape One

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    That's an interesting view, and it has a lot of merit.

    Until now, I didn't see it directly like that, only that BSG took some cues from SPACE.

    Good comparison.
     
  20. maneth

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    Ouch, this thread has surely derailed into a which show should be rebooted next thread...