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What stories/intellectual properties (other than Star Wars) would you like to retell/rewrite?

DuracellEnergizer said:

If I were to tackle a B5 reboot, I’d cut down on the amount of extraterrestrial species. Keep the core races like the Centauri and Narn, of course, and some of the more exotic beings like the pak’ma’ra, but dispense with the background/one-off aliens whose presence adds nothing to the universe.

I think “cut down” is the operative word in general for rebooting that show. Part of its genius throughout, but especially in the first few seasons, is trying to show how “life goes on” on the station despite the massive events other places in the universe. I do like that a lot as a comment on how the average person is able to ignore important events as long as they’re on the other side of the world.

That said, what they choose to focus on instead as their plot-of-the-week is often far less interesting. I think you could retool those stories to be much better.

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Hi! I feel a bit out of my depth on this site because I’m not nearly as devoted a SW fan as I assume everyone else here to be. (I stumbled upon the site more or less through a rabbit hole of internet searching after someone blew my mind introducing me to the concept of “fanedit” this past weekend.)

However, I have always enjoyed SW, and especially liked the Mandalorian. (Do I get kicked off the board immediately if I admit that I also really like The Last Jedi and am a huge Rian Johnson fan? 😬)

Anyway, despite all that, I do hope to stick around a bit and engage in a number of off topic conversations. You all seem to be lovely and welcoming–who knows what friendships I might find!

I work at a library and lead three movie clubs and a writers group. Some of my interests outside of Star Wars:

  • Musicals!
  • Books for kids (I’m writing a middle grade book)
  • Horror Movies
What stories/intellectual properties (other than Star Wars) would you like to retell/rewrite?

If I could redo any show, it would be Babylon 5. I only watched it in the past year, so I wasn’t as enamored of it as some of my friends who watched it more or less when it originally aired. However, I do see what attracted to them it.

While I haven’t thought too much about how to approach it (the watch is still fresh in my mind), it’s obvious that a lot of things that were not working were simply from the fact that the show was breaking so much ground. We know so much better how to approach the long arcs that show put in place, and the prestige TV era is primed for the greater flexibility in episode length and season length that the show would have benefitted from. I think there’s a strategic point to so many of the side stories the show explored, but at the same time, there were a lot of production issues that obviously forced the show to be done in specific ways.

**Edited to add: I also have an idea for a stage musical of two existing but lesser known stories by a well-regarded writer, but since I am actually trying to get the rights to professionally pursue this project, I don’t want to say what the stories are. But I thought it worth adding because short stories are often worth examining when students are looking for properties to adapt. If they’re not part of larger IP, the rights are easier and cheaper to get than you’d think.