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  • Jan
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    An article I just found at IGN.com:

    http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/573/573888p1.html

    Jan

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  • Joansie
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    I found the following a few minutes ago over at the WB forum. Don't know if it has been posted here yet but here it is. Have a great day guys. I am off to work.


    From:
    http://filmjerk.com/new//modules.php...ticle&sid=1130

    ((note: oh ya, and that guy from farscape is gonna be on stargate.


    My Triumphant Return, and the Return of Babylon 5
    Written by 12-12-2004 by AmyLawrence

    Amy's Casting Couch The Babylon 5 feature film begins shooting in April!
    My triumphant return!

    What brings me back to FilmJerk.com? I'm totally geeking out over the feature film Babylon 5: Memory of Shadows. I've been a B5 fan since my pal Sam (Hi Sam!) turned me on to the show in Season 2. The last I'd heard is that JMS (the shows creator, J.Michael Straczynski) had put the project on hold after Richard Bigg's death. Biggs played Dr. Franklin, and died in May of 2004. Memory of Shadows is back on track now, and will begin filming in England next April with director Steven Beck.

    The story follows Diane Baker, an Earthforce Intelligence Officer whose brother is killed in an explosion. She teams up with Techno-Mage Galen, previously played by Peter Woodward but whose part is being re-cast, to find the truth behind her brother's death. They discover that dark forces are unleashing ancient Shadow technology--technology that was supposed to be guarded by Galen--and the two uncover a huge conspiracy.

    So far, the only original character participating is Elizabeth Lochley, played by Tracey Scoggins. She is still the commander of Babylon 5. She is friends with Diane. Part of the action takes place on B5, as the station is taken over by Earthforce Marines, including new lead character Colonel Joss Morgan.

    Galen will battle childhood friend and Techno-Mage, Tyrell. Tyrell is sort of a mercenary, with an agenda of his own. Are you seeing Gandolf fighting Saruman in your head right now? You know you are. I can only imagine we'll see more original cast members on the station. Believe me, I'll keep you all posted. Damn, it's good to be back!

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  • Capt.Montoya
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    I've said it before, but it bears repeating:
    Talking about boycotting TMoS at this stage might be shooting ourselves in the foot. Let's instead show our support for the movie and the original cast.

    And consider that there are strong hints that Peter Woodward won't be available, which would be sad, but if JMS approves and choses a replacement it should be acceptable to the fans.

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  • JDSValen
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    I will absolutle not see TMOS if Galen is recast. Seeing that casting call for him seriously ruined my day.

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  • Marty
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    The last two Trek movies havent been exactly successful..

    But then, you can't compare Trek to B5

    There's no development of characters, so it doesnt matter if a dozen ppl(crew of the enterprise) remain in the same position for 2 decades and do one movie after the other...
    With the B5 crew that simply isn't possible unless you set the movie between 2250-2262).

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Question

    You know, it just occured to me, I can't think of a single film that takes place in an established universe but doesn't focus on the characters that made that universe popular in the first place. I suppose you could count Galen, but this movie is potentially much more "about" Galen than Crusade ever was. I just don't think anything like this has been tried before. For instance, would paramount ever consider making a Star Trek movie about a whole new crew? I doubt it.

    Can anyone else think of examples where anything like this has been done before? Or not. Take your pick.

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  • vacantlook
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    We're glad to have you, drpangloss. Welcome.

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  • Marty
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    Originally posted by Doktor
    It does seem odd that the financiers should try and insist on 'names' for supporting parts.
    I don't think those are supporting parts, I rather think the original cast will be 'sort of a supporting' cast, with which I wouldn't have a problem as long as we're talking about the original cast.
    Think about it: All our main characters are spread all over the universe. I think it's highly unlikely that they'd all appear as main characters(or most of them) in TMoS. THat would feel artificial and forced(for the sake of old times) but not make a good story...at least that's my take on it.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Good news

    As the post title would indicate, this sounds like good news to me, provided it's legit. "Visiting diplomats" sounds like code for B5 characters "guest starring", if one can guest star in a movie. It'd be a nice way to tie things together without getting too mired in continuity. And, maybe, just maybe, enough of the movie-going public will enjoy these supporting players to bulk up their parts in some following B5 feature.

    By the way, this is my first time posting. This whole Memory of Shadows kerfuffle was finally enough to get me started.

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  • Doktor
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    Originally posted by Andrew_Swallow
    In any other business the financiers normally try to cut the budget. Any named star is likely to cost more than a TV star.
    It does seem odd that the financiers should try and insist on 'names' for supporting parts.

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  • Andrew_Swallow
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    Originally posted by colonyearth
    Could be, could be not. According to my source the casting descriptions that went out for the original cast roles were sent out on the QT. They were not a part of the main call.

    It was a sly attempt on the part of the financiers to try to trump JMS from what I'm told.

    Going out on the QT can be good news - it goes to the existing actors. Alternatively it went to the Head of Casting's friends.

    In any other business the financiers normally try to cut the budget. Any named star is likely to cost more than a TV star.

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  • Doktor
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    Well from what we know now, it would appear as though the characters in the main casting call will be the actual leads - which makes you wonder why it would be so important to get 'names' to play the original characters? Especially when half of them are gonna be covered in prosthetics.

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  • colonyearth
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    Could be, could be not. According to my source the casting descriptions that went out for the original cast roles were sent out on the QT. They were not a part of the main call.

    It was a sly attempt on the part of the financiers to try to trump JMS from what I'm told.

    I hopefully has blown up sufficiently in their faces.

    CE

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  • Doktor
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    Woah. That's interesting. An actual casting call with no mention of the original characters? Could this be good news?

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  • Jaxa
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    I just found this site via Google:

    http://www.myentertainmentworld.com/...ewlisting.html

    Here's the full text of the B5 casting call:

    (UK) - Send pictures & resume ASAP to: Details Are only Available By Subscription..
    Title: BABYLON 5: THE MEMORY OF SHADOWS.
    EXEC PROD, Adam W. Rosen, Doug Netter;
    PROD, Alain Gottesman, J. Michael Straczynski;
    DIR, Steven Beck;
    SCR, J. Michael Straczynski;
    CSTG, Donald Paul Pemrick, Dean Fronk.
    Shoot Dates: Early April, 2005 (in UK).

    Breakdown--
    Diane Baker: Late 20s or early 30s.
    A bright and attractive woman. She's an Earthforce Intelligence Officer in civilian clothes who is reputed to be one of the best agents in the service. When her beloved brother is killed in a mysterious explosion on his spacecraft, Diane sets out to learn what caused the tragedy. She suspects a top-level cover-up - but before she can get to the root of the problem, she is herself accused of conspiracy and murder. Despite the efforts of her friend, Elizabeth Lochley, to shield her, Diane finds herself behind bars, prey to a corrupt official who will stop at nothing to protect his greedy self-interest. But to Diane's amazement, the remarkable Galen, a techno-mage of near-supernatural skill and daring, enlists her help in unraveling the real mystery behind the recent deaths. Their investigation reveals that an ancient technology perfected by the mystic extinct Shadow race is being unleashed upon mankind by some as yet unknown conspirator. Once unleashed, the huge and all powerful shadow vessels could enslave the entire galaxy - unless quick steps are taken to avert calamity. Star Name Only. Lead;

    Galen: 30-45.
    A cloaked, mysterious figure. He appears to be human - but there's an intensity about him that bespeaks something supernaturally powerful and enigmatic. Yet there's also something wry and urbane about Galen, a suggestion that he has humor and wicked wit lurking under his inscrutable exterior. A techno-mage - one of an ancient sect that used science to perform apparently miraculous feats - Galen is the guardian left behind by his kind to ensure that the ancient Shadow technology did not fall into the wrong hands. Aghast when he realizes that his long vigilance has been violated, Galen sets out to learn who is behind the Shadow technology that now threatens the galaxy. He teams with the feisty Diane in his investigation and he comes to feel real tenderness for his human ally. A hero and a deeply moral force, Galen stands strong against the forces of corruption that have been unleashed by his own people. Star Name Only. Lead;

    Colonel Joss Morgan: Late 20s or early 30s.
    A dashing and handsome officer with the Earthforce Marines, he is the head of a security detachment sent to Babylon 5 to protect a contingent of inter-galactic diplomats who are meeting there. Humorous and daring, Morgan tries to befriend Elizabeth Lochley, the current commander of Babylon 5, but she's a bit prickly about having her jurisdiction violated by his forces. Later, Morgan and his forces prepare to battle the Hunter Killers unleashed by the evil Tyrell - a virtual suicide mission that they face with gallantry, bravery and resolve. Star Name Only. Lead;

    Tyrell: 35-45.
    Dark, enigmatic, striking and chilling, he is another techno-mage, Galen's old childhood rival, who supposedly departed for a distant sector of the galaxy years ago. Yet Tyrell has been secretly infiltrating the area, developing the ancient shadow technology and putting it on sale to the highest bidder. A deadly adversary of supernatural skill and power, he is not a rogue, as initially suspected. In fact, he is actually carrying out a mandate of his own kind. When Galen resists the corruption and madness, Tyrell prepares to battle him to the death. Star Name Only. Lead.
    (Posted: December 13, 2004)

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