Babylon 5

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  1. Rhodan

    Rhodan Commander Red Shirt

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    Damn it! Now I´ll be more glued to the internet than ever, looking for info about the new Babylon 5.
     
  2. Ithekro

    Ithekro Vice Admiral Admiral

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    To follow a more Japanese model:
    Babylon Station 2258 (with each season bumping the year up one)
     
  3. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

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    Speaking from my own experience, I drew a sci-fi webcomic in the 00s, and if I were given another chance I’d just start with the concepts that worked, ditch the ones that didn’t and rebuild everything else. If that’s what JMS is doing I’m very interested.

    For a show like B5 though there’s also the risk over polish will remove the charm.
     
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  4. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    There's an impulse, in life and art, to revisit stuff you loved making before, an "If I knew then what I know now..." type thing. And sometimes it happens. Books like The Hobbit. Even on a technical level, there's stuff like elements of Return of the Jedi being a deliberate second bite at the apple of Star Wars, or, closer to home, Babylon 5 doing the Battle of the Line in season one, and then doing it again in season five.
     
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  5. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    New actor playing a young cadet

    New actor- Hey guys. Just updating my instagram followers. I'm on the set of "B5" right now


    >_>
     
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  6. Ithekro

    Ithekro Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Would think they would have some 30 something to be at least veterans of the Minbari War.
     
  7. Jan

    Jan Commodore Commodore

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    We have no idea when or even if the Minbari war happens in this one.
     
  8. BillJ

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    Not sure one should hang that on the actor, the writing on Discovery was pretty bad.
     
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  9. TimeIsAPredator

    TimeIsAPredator Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    It's CW so surely this will be a show about teenagers finding their way through life, love and sci-fi stuff
     
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  10. Ithekro

    Ithekro Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well they could make it a frat/college/academy problem in the Mini-bar War
     
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  11. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

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    When Lucas came back and asked what he'd do different his answer was "More cute things and child oriented annoying slapstick".
     
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  12. Samurai8472

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    This is the CW network. It will be clogged with attractive young people.
     
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  13. DigificWriter

    DigificWriter Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Can we stop with this fallacy, please?
     
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  14. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It seems accurate enough to me. And I say that as someone who watches and enjoys a few CW shows.
     
  15. valkyrie013

    valkyrie013 Commodore Commodore

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    Age wise, if your going to have the same kind of story , and a 10 year gap, Sheridan would be near 40. As a comander and second in command of a ship in the Minbari war he'd be near 30 ish. Add 10 years. He can't be a 20 something.
    Ivonova can be she was a teenager in the war.
    Garabaldi was a ground pounder so he's in his 30s. At least After 10 years.
    Londo was an ambassador in the war, so was GKar .. So there in the 40s at least.
    Deleen was there, but Minbari age slower so could be 30s
    Tallia could be 20s.
    Zack as well
    Vir and lennier, lt corwin, and natoth could be 20s
     
  16. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    Sheridan: Cuba Gooding jr.
    Sinclair: Kal Penn
    Delenn: Ming Na Wenn.
    Ivanova: Kieko Agena
    G'Kar: Grahem Green
    Londo: Curtis Armstrong
    Talia: Lucy Lu
    Lyta: Brandy
     
  17. dupersuper

    dupersuper Commodore Commodore

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    There are more than references: there's a bunch of character crossover.

    To be fair, that may have been more Discovery than him...
     
  18. Asbo Zaprudder

    Asbo Zaprudder Admiral Admiral

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    It's not that sort of show, is it? Oh, fallacy ... I read that as phallusy. I thought maybe Jeff Bezos was designing the shape of the station.
     
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  19. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    No one can stop the big phallus.

    Sheridan: Charlie Sheen
    Sinclair: Michael J Fox
    Delenn: Heather Locklear
    Laurel Takishima: Connie Briton
    Ivanova: Jennifer Espisito
    G'Kar: Michael Boatman
    Londo: Alan Ruck
    Garibaldi: Richard Kind
    Talia: Lana Parilla.
    Lyta: Victoria Dillard
    Kosh: Barry Bostwick
    Vir: Alan Chaplin.
     
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  20. Farscape One

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    B5 had a couple STAR TREK cast members make appearances... Majel Barrett and, of course, Walter Koenig spring to mind. Maybe do the same for here?

    Given the ages now, for Bester why not cast... LeVar Burton. He has the eyes that can turn to an evil stare quickly, plus he can make his voice menacing with his very calm sound. Nothing is more sinister than a quiet villain.