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    Anyone see this???


    http://aint-it-cool-news.com/display.cgi?id=23963
    "Hate is bagage. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time" Edward Furlong American History X

  • #2
    Ummm... yeah.



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    • #3
      Hi, qstor!

      Yes, I was at Comic Con and wrote up a quick report here. Thanks for wanting to get the word out though.

      Ugh. I forget how vicious the talkbackers can be over at AICN can be. Blech!

      Jan
      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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      • #4
        Some actualy decent conversation down in the lower messages.

        Please don't read the top posts though. It's not pretty up there.

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        • #5
          I can understand the decision not to recast G'kar, probably for different reasons than JMS, but anyways, I noticed something very interesting. While watching Justice League the other day, I noticed that Carl Lumbly's voice (at least in his performance of J'onn J'onzz) sounds much like G'kar's. If -- IF -- they were to ever do an animated B5 series, he would be the man to voice G'kar. Another plus...he's done quite a bit of WB work, JL being the major one.
          Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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          • #6
            UMm Yeah we saw .Please read all posts before making your own.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LessonInMachismo
              I can understand the decision not to recast G'kar, probably for different reasons than JMS, but anyways, I noticed something very interesting. While watching Justice League the other day, I noticed that Carl Lumbly's voice (at least in his performance of J'onn J'onzz) sounds much like G'kar's. If -- IF -- they were to ever do an animated B5 series, he would be the man to voice G'kar. Another plus...he's done quite a bit of WB work, JL being the major one.
              No one. Else. Will ever. Play the role of G'Kar.

              Ever.

              JMS is not going to go back on that.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by AmyG
                No one. Else. Will ever. Play the role of G'Kar.

                Ever.

                JMS is not going to go back on that.


                ^
                What she said.
                "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AmyG
                  No one. Else. Will ever. Play the role of G'Kar.

                  Ever.

                  JMS is not going to go back on that.
                  They couldn't anyway since JMS won't be writing G'Kar.

                  Jan
                  "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                  • #10
                    Originally Posted by Jan
                    They couldn't anyway since JMS won't be writing G'Kar
                    I personally have never been much of a G'Kar fan. Don't get me wrong, he is a great character, and Andreas did a marvellous job bringing him to life; but of the three lead characters I simply like Londo and Sheridan more.

                    G'Kar's utter importance is that of the three leads he is the easiest one to write into a story. By the end of the show Londo and Sheridan occupy the positions of high power, and that makes it almost impossible for them to interact with story elements (especially for the Drakh-controlled Centauri Emperor).

                    So when a B5-feature movie comes out (I'm not saying "if" ), Londo and Sheridan will most likely have only a pair of small cameo appearances (say, ISN reporter interviewing both of them at the very beginning / end of the movie). G'Kar, on the other hand, had an opportunity to really BE a part of the story, and thus bring a "B5 feel" to it - a touch of class, if you wish.

                    It's sad that Andreas is no more with us. A great loss.

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                    • #11
                      So when a B5-feature movie comes out (I'm not saying "if" ), Londo and Sheridan will most likely have only a pair of small cameo appearances (say, ISN reporter interviewing both of them at the very beginning / end of the movie).
                      Right, just like in 13 Days John F. Kennedy was a peripheral character becuase it isn't plausible that a President of the United States would play an active role in any story.

                      Which characters would and wouldn't be used depends on the story being told and that story's point-of-view. If you're telling the story of the D-Day landings Eisenhower might be on screen 80% of the time or 0% percent of the time depending on whether you're telling the story of a company of Rangers being delivered to the beach or the headquarters staff sweating out reports from the front and deciding whether or not to cancel the invasion and pull the troops out.

                      G'Kar, on the other hand, had an opportunity to really BE a part of the story, and thus bring a "B5 feel" to it - a touch of class, if you wish.
                      Whereas Garibaldi, Lyta, Lochley, Lennier, or - to get away from the "Ls" - Ivanova or Delenn wouldn't also bring a "B5 feel" to the movie? I think don't you're being as imaginative about this as JMS will be. And, for all the reasons given above, G'Kar and Franklin are out of bounds, except perhaps as remembered voices. I could easily imagine a scene in a Teep War film in which Lyta hears G'Kar's voice (almost like Sheridan heard Kosh's) preaching peace and understanding as he did during their two years together. I don't think JMS would ever do that sort of creepy CGI insert that they did with Livia on The Sopranos, but a flashback to an appropriate scene with one or the other of the characters might work.

                      As for Londo - it depends on when the film is set and what the story is. For a time Vir remains ambassador to B5, so he could certainly contact Londo on Centuari prime during any crisis set on the station, so that's one way he could be involved. Another is to have Londo involved in a story set on Cenaturi Prime that ties into a larger story involving the IA. That way he could be an important character without interacting with the others.

                      At this stage I wouldn't rule out anything except substantial roles for Franklin, G'Kar or Zathras, or recasting any of those parts. If there is a feature film I would expect JMS to move Heaven and Earth to get decent parts (and fees) for all of the surviving regulars and then shape his story accordingly.

                      Regards,

                      Joe
                      Last edited by Joseph DeMartino; 07-26-2006, 11:59 AM.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by AmyG
                        No one. Else. Will ever. Play the role of G'Kar.

                        Ever.

                        JMS is not going to go back on that.
                        Your post is yet another proof point that I have the skill known as precognition. I knew I'd wake up to find a reply from the #1 G'kar fan. Please note that I said "if" twice.
                        Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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                        • #13
                          2 Joseph DeMartino
                          You raised a good point.

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                          • #14
                            I missed the other posts...Sorry..

                            Did JMS say there was any chance of the Legacy of the Shadows (?) script being made into a movie??

                            Mike
                            "Hate is bagage. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time" Edward Furlong American History X

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                            • #15
                              Mike,

                              No, the Memory of Shadows (not Legacy) script is owned by somebody else so it's pretty unlikely that it'll ever be made.

                              Jan
                              "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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