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  • Given how closely the Watchmen film recreates the comic, it's amazing that Snyder clearly didn't understand anything at all about the original story.

    Originally posted by Looney View Post
    And no I don't think the "ancient races and god-posing" would have the same effect because too many shows and movies have used that concept since. The same year Babylon 5 started there was a big Hollywood movie that put the concept out there and it turned into a huge franchise called Stargate.
    I don't think the concept was particularly original in B5 at all, even at the time. This is not a criticism. But it was a really common trope in science fiction, and was even widely spread in popular culture via Erich von D
    Jonas Kyratzes | Lands of Dream

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    • Given how closely the Watchmen film recreates the comic, it's amazing that Snyder clearly didn't understand anything at all about the original story.

      Originally posted by Looney View Post
      And no I don't think the "ancient races and god-posing" would have the same effect because too many shows and movies have used that concept since. The same year Babylon 5 started there was a big Hollywood movie that put the concept out there and it turned into a huge franchise called Stargate.
      I don't think the concept was particularly original in B5 at all, even at the time. This is not a criticism. But it was a really common trope in science fiction, and was even widely spread in popular culture via Erich von Daniken's highly successful but pseudo-scientific Chariots of the Gods, which in turn was largely lifted from H.P. Lovecraft. (Do umlauts break the forum? Had to remove the one from Daniken.)

      What makes B5's depiction of gods and religion so unusual is that it demythologizes its religious figures to such a degree. That's something you don't see much of on TV.
      Jonas Kyratzes | Lands of Dream

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      • Originally posted by Jonas View Post
        (Do umlauts break the forum? Had to remove the one from Daniken.)
        The forum gets moody and doesn't like punctuation sometimes. Doesn't have to be anything more exotic than an apostrophe, from what I can tell. DougO has been trying to find a fix for ages.
        "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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        • Originally posted by Jan View Post
          The forum gets moody and doesn't like punctuation sometimes. Doesn't have to be anything more exotic than an apostrophe, from what I can tell. DougO has been trying to find a fix for ages.
          I do hate it when the Forum gets in one of those moods. ' ' ' '
          Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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          • It must be an organic website.
            "Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." - William James

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            • For those that missed it, JMS tweeted just last week that it's been very difficult to get a studio committed to making the movie without also having access to the TV rights (my addition: and I'm sure game, comic book, etc. rights).

              https://twitter.com/straczynski/stat...10640652554240

              Warners controls the TV and all the other rights but not the movie rights, I have those, but without access to the TV rights it's been very difficult to get anyone at another studio to want to commit anything; they want all of the rights under one roof.
              Makes sense that they might be apprehensive in spending serious $$$ into something that can't be expanded into a full blown franchise.
              My posts are my own opinion and do not represent JMSNews.com's opinions or views. As it's written under my handle I'm "just a fan".

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              • The whole saga of getting money to fund art is seriously depressing.
                "Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." - William James

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                • Originally posted by Hypatia View Post
                  The whole saga of getting money to fund art is seriously depressing.
                  Indeed. I wish WB would come their senses and bloody let JMS DO SOMETHING with B5.
                  Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

                  Kosh: Good!

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                  • Originally posted by Ubik View Post
                    Indeed. I wish WB would come their senses and bloody let JMS DO SOMETHING with B5.
                    SO SAY WE ALL!! (oops - wrong show...)
                    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                    • Originally posted by Jan View Post
                      SO SAY WE ALL!! (oops - wrong show...)
                      Hahaha. That got me laughing Jan.
                      Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

                      Kosh: Good!

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                      • Originally posted by Ubik View Post
                        I wish WB would come their senses and bloody let JMS DO SOMETHING with B5.
                        Wrong sentence.
                        Must be: "I wish, bloody sense8tes would come to WB to let them JMS doing something with B5."

                        B5-Stefan

                        --
                        President Clark to Ivanova: "Your commanding officer, Commander Sinclair, will not returning to Babylon5. He is being reassigned. Permanently."
                        [Points of Departure - filmed but not published]

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