Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Kail, Nov 21, 2015.
I like both parts of "Grey 17 is Missing"!
But I agree with your larger point.
So . . . "Babylon 5" has another two days on HBO Max?
There's nothing on the service itself indicating that it's being removed, and the only thing I can find that suggests it's being removed is a month old.
Seeing how cheap Zaslav is...unless there is a wace of people watching... he just might cut it. That's why I asked for so e suggestions... which by the way I started. CHRISYLIS was really good, in seeing our characters at pivotal points. But what I was afraid of... getting sucked in to see what happens next, so the next 3 episodes... but will try to go back through your suggestions
Welp...Well.... my prediction was right. Babylon 5 is off HBOMax and NO free on Demand way to see it
Sounds like a sign that the revised Babylon 5 won't launch after all.
Well . . . I do have old DVD copies of "Babylon 5". I guess I can watch those.
This is precisely why I have always been more about dvd box sets than streaming.
JMS revealed on Twitter today that a B5 project will be revealed at SDDC this year, but it's not the reimaging project.
So, by process of elimination, it's the thing that involved the original cast a couple years ago, that was rumored to be some sort of animated production.
JMS has addressed this. The streaming rights contract was up and that's all. It just a standard thing and not devious in any way. The rights will chill for a bit until bids for a new contract are accepted.
I get that people are fed up with Zaslav's decision-making, but it's a bit of an overreaction to automatically assume nefarious intentions.
Especially since this was a library show, and I don't think Zaslov makes decisions on which library titles go off or on HBO Max any given time. Aside from big audience draws like Friends, obviously.
I'm pretty sure Zaslov was the reason my car battery died earlier today. The jackass!
Hmmm . . . another attempt to continue the narrative arc for the old series?
it's to promote the upcoming MAX show where they replace people's batteries, and make it look dramatic, but only spending $500 an epsiode.
I might post this on the general TV board... but are streaming rights kind of going by old school (i.e. TV repeat/syndication) rules? Do they need to be updated to make more sense? In the past, they paid residuals (i think) based on how many times they broadcast it at a set time? Or just the right to rerbadcast it within a certain time period (like the month of JUne).
If it is the latter.... doesn't it make more sense to "pay per view", with a MINIMAL initial fee for that right. ANd maybe similar with commercials -- they pay one smaller fee to be in the commercials within the show, but then pay for each time someone actually sees it?
It's still a crappy thing.... right now, it isn't airing anywhere (according to Xfinity) for Free/part of package
It varies. In the early days of Netflix, this was the exact model: They'd go to Distributor A and say, "We want to offer Show B / Movie C for streaming, and we we will pay you X amount of money each time an episode or the movie is viewed, for this amount of time."
As Netflix got bigger and got more clout, they then said, "We will pay you X amount of money each time this content is streamed, up until a certain total amount of money is reached."
And then they dropped their dicks on the table and said, "We will pay you this flat fee for this content, no more, take it or leave it."
Coincidentally, that last change happened around 2014, which is also the time that the streaming library began hemorrhaging licensed content and the streaming market began to Balkanize.
B5 is back streaming again...
Well . . . I have both channels, so I'm relieved.
JMS posted an update on the B5 reimagining...
Nothing really new, but it's not dead.
As of today (maybe yesterday) the remastered episodes are on TubiTV in the US:
The TNT version of "The Gathering" is also there but I don't see any of the other movies. Since they called the pilot Episode 1, the episode descriptions seem to be out of whack. But the episodes are in the original aspect ratio and the color is much, much better. It's a delight to see.
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