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  • #61
    Originally posted by Jonas View Post
    Given enough time and money, I think JMS would have made a very interesting anthology show out of The Lost Tales. Even without direct continuity between the stories, I think there would be many ways of exploring thematic continuity.

    I'm certainly very fond of the little bit that we got, even if it has flaws. There's a lot more depth to those two stories than people give them credit for.
    Exactly my thoughts - (sorry for being the echo , echo
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    • #62
      Originally posted by Jonas View Post
      Given enough time and money, I think JMS would have made a very interesting anthology show out of The Lost Tales. Even without direct continuity between the stories, I think there would be many ways of exploring thematic continuity.

      I'm certainly very fond of the little bit that we got, even if it has flaws. There's a lot more depth to those two stories than people give them credit for.
      Originally posted by babylonlurker View Post
      Exactly my thoughts - (sorry for being the echo , echo
      It would have been great if "The Lost Tales" had a decent budget. The concept had a lot of potential to look at events before, during and after the series from a perspective beyond that of the main cast.

      This post also encouraged me to ponder how Babylon 5 will be remembered four hundred years in the future. Will elements of Babylon 5 be performed in the future much as Shakespearean plays are performed today; or will Babylon 5 be largely forgotten when the current fan base and those connected with the show have died off? I am optimistic that Babylon 5 will survive in one form or another during the next four hundred years. It would be interesting to see Babylon 5 from that historical perspective.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Dan Dassow View Post
        This post also encouraged me to ponder how Babylon 5 will be remembered four hundred years in the future. Will elements of Babylon 5 be performed in the future much as Shakespearean plays are performed today; or will Babylon 5 be largely forgotten when the current fan base and those connected with the show have died off? I am optimistic that Babylon 5 will survive in one form or another during the next four hundred years. It would be interesting to see Babylon 5 from that historical perspective.
        I expect it to survive, as the show is still attracting new fans many years after concluding. I doubt it will endure in the same way Shakespeare has, but within its own genre I think it will hold its own as a classic. People still go back and watch Blakes 7, and classic SF films, so I don't see why B5 shouldn't.

        Even if it were to fall off the map completely in terms of physical format representation (box sets, etc) the internet is a powerful tool for fans to keep something alive. I keep a digital copy of the show for when my DVDs fail or are superceeded by another format. I'm half expecting Netflix to pick B5 up again when they air Sense8.
        Last edited by Ubik; 08-05-2013, 03:12 AM.
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        • #64
          Originally posted by cornholio1980 View Post
          He even could have gone back 1.000 years and tell the story of Valen.
          As a dyed-in-the-wool Sinclair Fan, I onced asked JMS a question on this very subject. We decided not to discuss story ideas, for obvious legal reasons! But he was able to answer a direct question; that it was at the very least a vague possibility, because nothing was "written in stone".

          Heck, I'd have been happy with a simple flashback . Bless you, JMS!
          Last edited by Sinclair's Fan; 08-11-2013, 02:33 PM. Reason: Misplaced vowel!

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