Babylon 5... reboot?

Umbran

Mod Squad
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Well, this sounds... a little strange, to be honest.


 

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Umbran

Mod Squad
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Yeah, but getting anything like the Londo/G'Kar dymanic?

JMS is not know for retreading his own work. So I am wondering what his plan here is....
 


Janx

Hero
I'd probably watch it, like I watch anything Trek. But I'm against the basic idea of doing the show over.

I'd be fine with using CGI and stuff to clean up and fix the existing footage. reshoot all the space stuff, whatever. Digitially correct gaffs that made it on screen, and improve the blended scenes (CGI+live). Kinda of like what they did with the TOS.

But I'd rather just have the One.
 

aco175

Legend
I came to that show late and started watching in season 3ish and then found myself disappointed by the cancelation. I would watch a reboot.

What kind of reboot? A Star Trek with another set of characters and more of the same. A Star Wars movie where the last 3 were just a copy of the first 3. Maybe something like Battlestar Galactica with another whole show or prequel. I did enjoy all the styles of reboot, but some more than others.

I did see where there are no new ideas and have plans to reboot Wonder Years and Doogie Howser MD for a new audience.
 

MarkB

Legend
Maybe a reboot in the same sense as the Star Trek Kelvinverse, or Battlestar Galactica - begin from a similar premise, but then build a new storyline from there. Trying to recreate the original, even just the major story beats, feels like it would be a lot of work to get somewhere we've already been.
 

niklinna

učim hrvatski
Yeah, but getting anything like the Londo/G'Kar dymanic?
Highly unlikely. They had some amazing actors in that show.
JMS is not know for retreading his own work. So I am wondering what his plan here is....
Considering how much the studio munged his industry-changing project*, I can see how he might want a chance to do it as he envisioned.

* Or perhaps, anticipatory of industry change.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
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Maybe a reboot in the same sense as the Star Trek Kelvinverse, or Battlestar Galactica - begin from a similar premise, but then build a new storyline from there. Trying to recreate the original, even just the major story beats, feels like it would be a lot of work to get somewhere we've already been.

So, JMS is not know for retreading his prior work. And he seems smart enough to know that he can't catch the same lightning in a bottle again. So, like the dynamics of Londo and G'Kar? If he tries that again, he's putting it in direct comparison with his own work, and if it fails it is... bad. So, I am wondering if the rebooting will be rather extensive. Same themes, different races and characters.
 

MGibster

Legend
I was a huge fan of Babylon 5 so I'm a little ambivalent about the idea of a reboot. Looking at the BSG reboot, I suppose it took a similar premise and we ended up with a different show so I guess that'd be okay. I'll give a new series a chance at least I just hope they don't rehash what we've already seen. And we I don't imagine we'll see another Londo/G'Kar with the same relationship as Katsulas and Jurasik. A wise man once said he's unlikely to catch the same lightning in a bottle.
 

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