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It appears Babylon 5 may see a reboot.

https://d126flc6chkhco.cloudfront.net/item/Babylon-5-is-being-rebooted-at-The-CW-from-original-series-creator-J-Michael-Straczynski-vaSDAn

“A “from-the-ground-up reboot” of the 1990s Emmy-winning space opera is in development at The CW. “Written by Straczynski, the reboot revolves around John Sheridan (played by Bruce Boxleitner in the original series), an Earthforce officer with a mysterious background, who is assigned to Babylon 5, a five-mile-long space station in neutral space, a port of call for travelers, smugglers, corporate explorers and alien diplomats at a time of uneasy peace and the constant threat of war,” according to Deadline. “His arrival triggers a destiny beyond anything he could have imagined, as an exploratory Earth company accidentally triggers a conflict with a civilization a million years ahead of us, putting Sheridan and the rest of the B5 crew in the line of fire as the last, best hope for the survival of the human race.” Babylon 5 premiered in 1994 after the pilot movie aired a year earlier in 1993, ending in 1998 after five seasons. Straczynski won over a dozen awards for his work on the series, including two Hugo Awards, the Saturn Award, the Space Frontier Foundation Award, and the Ray Bradbury Award. Babylon 5 spawned the spinoff Crusade and several movies…”

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I never thought we’d see such a thing - yet here we are 😃

I hope it does well… if the quality is half that of the original it’d be a good watch, though am obviously hoping for better than that - or a show with a different take than before (circa the 2003 Galactica to the original BSG).

 

J. Michael Straczynski Explains Why Babylon 5 Had to Be Rebooted

“You cannot step in the same river twice, for the river has changed, and you have changed.”

https://gizmodo.com/j-michael-straczynski-explains-why-babylon-5-had-to-be-1847759308
 

with more quotes from the man himself here - https://twitter.com/straczynski/status/1442621159221043202
 

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I am really happy about it, with JMS being back at the helm. How often does one get to re-make something you made half a life ago?

Obviously, this could also be really lame. JMS wrote plenty of awesome things but also plenty of shit, one must not forget Legend of the Rangers 😉
However, I think a lot of the problems post-B5 came from the fact that B5 left little on the table for a great ark, with the Shadow War over. Biggest one were the Drakh and thus Crusade obviously had a good hook, but that one got burned with that show’s early demise. Leaving Legend of the Rangers with nothing.

So, I am looking forward to it. The old one still holds up and if the new one is not to my liking, it can be ignored easily enough. But I am ready for some nostaliga-free re-interpretations of a thing I love.

In contrast to Star Trek Discovery, Discovery and the what, which panders to old-Trek all the time while not understanding anything about what made that actually good. Do it truely differently or be a sequel, not 50/50.

For seventeen years the renegade Pfhor scoutship jumped between the closely packed stars of the galactic core. And all over the ship, dancing through the wreckage of the Pfhor computer core, Durandal was laughing…