Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Kail, Nov 21, 2015.
Firefly's a Disney princess now. As are Buffy and Angel.
Form Pat Tallman:
A lot of you are talking about the #Babylon5 news. A reboot is in the works with JMS at the helm. Joe has been in touch with a bunch of us and let us know he wants us in the show. No deals have been made. We have no idea what is in the script, or what the focus of the new show would be. He will reveal that when he is ready! You should check out his twitter. I am sure he will let you know what he can, when he can.
The show has immense rewatch value, though, and sold incredibly well on DVD, largely among people who had already seen it and remembered the big answers. So even if a lot of the big stroke plot developments are maintained, I don't see this as a hindrance to its popularity. (I also can't imagine my personal experience will compare to watching the original the first time back in the day, but I was also a teenager back then, so ... )
Honestly, despite the cheese factor that whole era of serialized or semi-serialized low-ish budget genre shows (TNG, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Twin Peaks, Babylon 5, Xena: Warrior Princess, the good episodes of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Farscape) really, really holds up. Bonus points if you include the animated shows of the era like Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: TAS/Justice League/JLU (Let's be honest. The three of them are really one ongoing show.) and Gargoyles.
With the remains of the original cast being on board for this, my mind again goes to animation if they were to retain their rolls but be set back in the Earth year 2258 or so again.
This is not a continuation of the OG series.
JMS makes that crystal-clear in his comments on it via Twitter.
I'm not sure what roles he might find for the surviving OG cast, but they'd most likely be bit parts at best.
Who do you think they'll cast to play Keffer?
Who could play whom
Zachary quinto as morden.
If Joel Kiniman wasn't busy id say him as Sheridon.
Another eastren european actress as Delenn,
. Ana Alexander maybe
Maybe go Turkish or middleastren as GKar
French as Londo? Maybe Indian ? Yeah Indian.
Means Vir as Indian too.
Hispanic as Garabaldi? ( half irish)
Russian as ivonova
Yuliya Singer would be nice. But maybe to old. Ivonova was late 20s .
African as the Doc
I guess that jms might go back to original concepts. Sinclair for longer before Sheridan replaces him, Takeshima as second in command until she leaves and Ivanova replaces her, and so on.
^ We already know that Sinclair isn't going to be part of the reboot....
And I don't think Ivanova will be either.
Zachary Quinto would make a very good Morden.
Emma Watson as Ivanova maybe? (yeah, I know)
All indications are that there are two projects, and at this point it seems like the one that involves animation and the one that involves the original cast are the same one, and the CW remake is the other one.
This doesn't appear to be the case at all.
Both Claudia Christian and Patricia Tallman have now commented on the announcement of the reboot and indicated that they expect to be involved with it in some capacity yet to be determined, and JMS made it clear in his comments on the reboot that a continuation of the OG series would not have been satisfying without the actors who have "passed beyond the Rim".
I can't personally conceive of any roles that the surviving OG cast could play, but it's becoming increasingly more clear that JMS wants them involved in some capacity as he reboots B5 from scratch.
So when's the announcement that Paramount+ is reviving DS9?
We know stuff?
We only know that the focus character/commander of the station will be Sheridan. Other than that. Speculation? If there is a Sinclair....would he still be tied to Valen? Or would the arcs follow the older plot where Babylon 4 replaces Babylon 5 after the Shadow War begins? (The Babylon Prime story or whatever it was called) Thus making Valen's backstory sort of irrelevant other than being a major lore character for the Minbari.
In the original series, both Sinclair and Sheridan ascend to godhood - Sinclair's apotheosis is to become Valen and Sheridan is resurrected from death and eventually taken beyond the Rim (no sniggering at the back there) like Frodo and Bilbo to the Undying Lands in Lord of the Rings. I suspect JMS would contrive to retain strong religious imagery unless he has lately vowed to eschew such devices. I can't really think how you can have one character do both nor which is the better path. Perhaps there's a third way?
One thing to keep in mind when dreaming about casting is that while the budget will be astronomical compared to the budget of the original show (somewhat offset by inflation, but also you can do so much more with so much less in the FX department now), it's still not going to be huge. So odds are most of the cast will be people we've never, or barely, heard of. There aren't going to be the funds for a star-studded cast.
JMS' comments about the reboot are a signal to me that all existing B5 fans should forget everything they think they know about the story because the reboot is almost 100% guaranteed to be different.
Do you see her with a British, American or Russian accent?
Sinclair - Bruce Springsteen.
Sheridan - Adrian Pasdar.
Ivanova - Jodie Comer.
Talia - Anna Sophia Robb.
Delenn - Michelle Thratchenberg.
G-Kar - John Stamos.
Londo - Stephen Colbert
Lyta - Holly Deveaux
Kosh - Noah Wyle
Separate names with a comma.