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  • B5-Stefan
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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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  • Ubik
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post
    SO SAY WE ALL!! (oops - wrong show...)
    Hahaha. That got me laughing Jan.

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  • Jan
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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...)

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  • Ubik
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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.

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  • Hypatia
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    The whole saga of getting money to fund art is seriously depressing.

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  • sense8ional
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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.

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  • Hypatia
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    It must be an organic website.

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  • Looney
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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. ' ' ' '

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  • Jan
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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.

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  • Jonas
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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.

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  • Jonas
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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

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  • Looney
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    Originally posted by Hypatia View Post
    But did it make enough money to be considered a success?
    Good question

    Originally posted by Ubik View Post
    Please, for the love of god, read the comic. It will make you realise just how much Snyder doesn't understand the comic at all. I wish it had been given to someone with a bit more nuance. He does adhere to the comic fairly slavishly, sometimes almost panel for panel, so there are some good moments in there. I thought Manhattan's scenes on Mars nailed it. However, Synder somewhat misses the point that film and comics and are two different mediums.

    Worldwide gross was $185,258,983, so I think it did okay!
    And a good answer that I would add that I did read the Graphic Novel first and I did see the film. I think the Graphic Novel is excellent and while I agree with some of what UBIK said I still think that had I not read the graphic novel I would have thought the film was amazing on its own. I think it is Snyder's best work, but I can see how having read the graphic novel could raise criticism. I am glad I can separate the two and enjoy them separately because I think it is a hell of a movie.

    And speaking to its success one need only look to the fact that you can still walk into most stores that sell Blu-Rays and DVDs and find it stocked on the shelves. Add to that the fact that they keep coming up with new packaging and incarnations for home media releases.

    Originally posted by Morden View Post
    About the future and status of Studio JMS, I am really worried. The FB-page and the Website have been dead for a long while now.
    Something that has always troubled me about Studio JMS is that from the beginning the website has been VERY poor. I don't understand it at all because JMS has always seemed to be very internet savvy. It really makes no sense to me. I can only assume that he didn't see it as a high priority so he didn't hire the proper staff to maintain it and make it what it should/could have been. I mean seriously, we should be having these discussions in a Forum on that site. The site could have been a REAL way to connect him to his fans. I know that is kind of what Facebook accomplishes so maybe he didn't think the site was that necessary, but I am just not a fan of Facebook. LOL

    And circling back around to what Hypatia said about binge watching. I have to admit it took me awhile, but I got it under control. I mean Netflix wants you to binge watch the entire show the weekend it goes up, but I just can't do it. You have to learn to pace yourself because it can be an extra long time between seasons, especially with Netflix - as if a year isn't long enough. I mean I am no saint, I might watch two episodes at a time, or even three if it is a half hour comedy or something, but burning through a whole season can make for such a long wait, or worse - the wait is so long you forget about the show. Seriously how many people thought West World was canceled and may still not know there is a Season 2. I mean I didn't think Jessica Jones would really get a Season 2 - and I don't honestly know why it did - but look 3 years later and it is here.

    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.

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  • Morden
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    Originally posted by Ubik View Post
    In retrospect it was a lot of big talk, with very little action thereafter. Even Studio JMS seems to have faded into obscurity with him winding up the comics end of things which were meant to generate material for possible development in other media (TV, Movies, etc).

    [...]

    I occasionally get a bit tired of his own hyperbole around his work, too much "never been done before", when a lot of the time it has been done before.
    That's what bothers me most, sadly. Thank you for pointing that out, this summarizes a big problem around JMS' PR-talk around a possible B5-reboot and the prehype of Sense8.

    About the future and status of Studio JMS, I am really worried. The FB-page and the Website have been dead for a long while now.

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  • Ubik
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    Originally posted by Hypatia View Post
    I fit that description. And not being a huge graphic novel follower, I have seen some film adaptations that I've liked and some I have not. The Watchmen is the best graphic novel adaptation I've seen. But did it make enough money to be considered a success?
    Please, for the love of god, read the comic. It will make you realise just how much Snyder doesn't understand the comic at all. I wish it had been given to someone with a bit more nuance. He does adhere to the comic fairly slavishly, sometimes almost panel for panel, so there are some good moments in there. I thought Manhattan's scenes on Mars nailed it. However, Synder somewhat misses the point that film and comics and are two different mediums.

    Worldwide gross was $185,258,983, so I think it did okay!

    I think one of my fav comics adaptations is Persepolis, but then again, that's animated. So it's a slightly different proposition.

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  • Hypatia
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    Originally posted by Looney View Post
    Honestly I think if you took the original series and released it today, by today's standards it would be GIGANTIC. (Maybe if you released it as is it could be huge if people would just choose to watch it.) I say this because now people like me who missed the first season could pick up with season two and go back and watch season one through various means.
    That is a point that completely escaped me. It sure would have made catching up a lot easier for those of us who joined the series later. But the flip side of that coin is that I'd have hated having the choose not to binge-watch the entire series each time it became available. I think for my brain it is best to have longer series spread out a bit. But if it were on Netflix, it would have been cut to fewer episodes and there would be digital options that could make it feel a lot more up to date. Do you think the ancient races and the god-posing would hit people the same way today?

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