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  • This is kind of raising my expectations.

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    • A new post from JMS:

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      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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      • I just don't understand why people even think they need to be redone. I mean maybe touched up a bit, but other than that I wouldn't change a thing. They are such a wonderful part of the series. People just need to learn to accept them as part of the story. I hear people throw the term "dated" around. What the hell does that mean in the big picture?!?!?!?! KING KONG (1933) is dated so does that mean we need it to be redone with the effects from KING KONG (2005)?! It makes no sense. The effects are such a wonderful part of the show. Why mess with it?! While their at it why don't they take the animated action from WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? (1988) and replace it all with more up to date realistic looking modern animation? Ridiculous. If Babylon 5 needs to look different with different effects then that is what we'll get with a reboot.
        Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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        • Originally posted by Looney View Post
          I just don't understand why people even think they need to be redone. I mean maybe touched up a bit, but other than that I wouldn't change a thing. They are such a wonderful part of the series. People just need to learn to accept them as part of the story. I hear people throw the term "dated" around. What the hell does that mean in the big picture?!?!?!?! KING KONG (1933) is dated so does that mean we need it to be redone with the effects from KING KONG (2005)?! It makes no sense. The effects are such a wonderful part of the show. Why mess with it?! While their at it why don't they take the animated action from WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? (1988) and replace it all with more up to date realistic looking modern animation? Ridiculous. If Babylon 5 needs to look different with different effects then that is what we'll get with a reboot.

          Could see possibly cleaning/upscaling, but if there is excess Time and Money to go around, better to devote those resources towards a New B5. The updated graphics for Trek TOS are certainly pretty, but that could just as easily be random stock footage (BSG/Space Mutiny) since the space effects for Trek weren't as linked to the show as they were with B5. And if the effects were replaced, would it be the same show? Part of why B5 is B5 is how they were able to accomplish what they did with what they had at the time.
          "This is not a clear and present danger? I must read the rule book again."

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