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  • #46
    All of the discussions here and all over the 'net remind me of a similar discussion that happened here about a decade ago based on an interview JMS gave. I no longer have that interview file and the site it was on is long gone now, but I would love to hear it again in teh event anyone has a copy stashed somewhere.

    Here's the link to the now 10 year old thread: https://forums.jmsnews.com/forum/dis...-jms-interview
    All generalizations are false, including this one.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by AstroBoy View Post
      All of the discussions here and all over the 'net remind me of a similar discussion that happened here about a decade ago based on an interview JMS gave. I no longer have that interview file and the site it was on is long gone now, but I would love to hear it again in teh event anyone has a copy stashed somewhere.

      Here's the link to the now 10 year old thread: https://forums.jmsnews.com/forum/dis...-jms-interview
      I can't find anything in my files, sorry. I wonder if this is where I've gotten the quote that I've posted before about what a reboot means (meant) to JMS.
      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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      • #48
        Putting this in this thread since most of the FAQs are abou the new show.

        https://www.patreon.com/posts/jms-posting-faq-57948595

        New FAQ list from JMS (with possible more additions in the future)
        "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Jan View Post
          Putting this in this thread since most of the FAQs are abou the new show.

          https://www.patreon.com/posts/jms-posting-faq-57948595

          New FAQ list from JMS (with possible more additions in the future)

          Wasn't aware that Joke Story Ideas were also to be avoided, but good to know.

          Could of sworn the answer to #16 was either Castle Aaargh or for earlier drafts, Harrods.
          "This is not a clear and present danger? I must read the rule book again."

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          • #50
            Originally posted by LateArrival View Post

            Wasn't aware that Joke Story Ideas were also to be avoided, but good to know.

            Could of sworn the answer to #16 was either Castle Aaargh or for earlier drafts, Harrods.
            Don't know for sure but my feeling was that the joke suggestions got out of hand quickly with a number of people decinding that it would be fun to make a 'joke' suggestion of something they *didn't* want to see to make sure JMS would never do it.
            "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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            • #51
              I'll definitely feel a bit weird about a reboot, but I'm relatively optimistic. I don't think The CW is necessarily a bad choice. And I still think that The Lost Tales was fantastic, despite the extremely limited budget. As was Sense8.
              Jonas Kyratzes | Lands of Dream

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              • #52
                I am super optimistic. I just hope JMS doesn't feel forced to try to be as innovative as he was the first time around. Just stick to a solid story of light vs dark and order versus chaos. We all know it is a big rule that he doesn't want to read story ideas, BUT don't we all agree it will help him to hear my life story? . . . . . . .
                Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Looney View Post
                  I just hope JMS doesn't feel forced to try to be as innovative
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZapAjjTDbh4 like that?

                  Sorry, I know better... couldn't help it. :P

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                  • #54
                    I read this article from November 26th, about the CW Babylon 5 reboot, saying the series air date could be as early as fall of 2022.

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                    • #55
                      super excited about this.. been eagerly ready JMS's replies to fans on twitter about it.
                      Blake's Sanctum:
                      - Total Conversion mods: Star Trek Doom 2, & Star Wars Civilization 2
                      - Game Shrines: Age of Wonders,Babylon 5 Fan Games, Command & Conquer, Elder Scrolls, Dune Games, Final Fantasy, Freelancer, Heroes of Might & Magic, Master of Magic, Quest for Glory Series, Starflight, & Star Trek Games
                      - Movie & TV Shrines: Lord Of The Rings & Hobbit, & Star Trek
                      - Emulation

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                      • #56
                        Ever since the announcement was made about the reboot of Babylon 5, my buddy and I have discussed it quite often. Sure we would love to see the reboot, but we’re also very skeptical.


                        Most reboots have a tendency to be flops, whether it be television or the big screen. Most people know that we’re in an age of reboots because, quite frankly it seems that the movie/television industry is running out of original ideas.


                        Many people point to the success of the Battlestar Galactica reboot series. I think it was the exception because they were essentially starting with a clean slate. The original series only had a small number of episodes. The reboot basically used the concepts of the limited original series to produce the reboot.


                        How does one reboot/rewrite a classic? How would a reboot/rewrite of classics like Gone With The Wind, The Wizard of Oz, The Lord of the Rings, etc work?


                        Don’t get me wrong, we’ll definitely watch the B5 reboot, as we’re pleased that JMS is involved and knowing that the series will be done right. We’re just skeptical of its success based on what I’ve outlined.

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Truth66 View Post
                          Ever since the announcement was made about the reboot of Babylon 5, my buddy and I have discussed it quite often. Sure we would love to see the reboot, but we’re also very skeptical.


                          Most reboots have a tendency to be flops, whether it be television or the big screen. Most people know that we’re in an age of reboots because, quite frankly it seems that the movie/television industry is running out of original ideas.


                          Many people point to the success of the Battlestar Galactica reboot series. I think it was the exception because they were essentially starting with a clean slate. The original series only had a small number of episodes. The reboot basically used the concepts of the limited original series to produce the reboot.


                          How does one reboot/rewrite a classic? How would a reboot/rewrite of classics like Gone With The Wind, The Wizard of Oz, The Lord of the Rings, etc work?


                          Don’t get me wrong, we’ll definitely watch the B5 reboot, as we’re pleased that JMS is involved and knowing that the series will be done right. We’re just skeptical of its success based on what I’ve outlined.
                          I would put the reboot of Lost in Space on Netflix in that category as well. It was well made, took the concept of the original series (a family on the way to Alpha Centauri that goes sideways) and enhances it and changes it up in unexpected ways.

                          One difference that this has from most if not all of the other reboots done to date weren't done by the original creator. the B5 reboot is.
                          All generalizations are false, including this one.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by AstroBoy View Post
                            One difference that this has from most if not all of the other reboots done to date weren't done by the original creator. the B5 reboot is.
                            That's one point I always make, too. The only one I recall (that I've seen, anyway) is the Dark Shadows '91 prime time show. And it was FAR better than the original, Even allowing for differences in budget and prime time vs soap opera.
                            "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Jan View Post

                              That's one point I always make, too. The only one I recall (that I've seen, anyway) is the Dark Shadows '91 prime time show. And it was FAR better than the original, Even allowing for differences in budget and prime time vs soap opera.
                              If the Babylon 5 reboot ends up being "FAR better than the original", I'm sure all would agree that would be incredibly awesome. If that ends up becoming true, I would hope that Warner Bros. promotes the series far better than the original series.

                              This may be utopia thinking, but if the new series ends up being FAR better than the original, hopefully that would finally lead to a Babylon 5 Motion Picture.
                              Last edited by Truth66; 01-20-2022, 12:18 PM.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Truth66 View Post
                                This may be utopia thinking, but if the new series ends up being FAR better than the original, hopefully that would finally lead to a Babylon 5 Motion Picture.[/SIZE]
                                As JMS often says, "Where it it written that our dreams have to be small?"
                                "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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