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  • Oddysseus
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    I wouldn't mind seeing the Dilgar War, and Earth's rise to prominence (the move passed the Centauri, meeting the Narn (I am unsure of the actual history of this first meeting), and Earth deciding to get involved in galactic events and risking itself for the sake of others. Plenty of good stories there. But it seems like something better used in a miniseries or movie.

    Areas that could work for a show is the Telepath War (seeing the Psi Corp come apart, seeing telepaths forced to pick sides, having to reintergrate into society, generational conflict, bigotry, etc, plus lots of Jerry Doyle please (and the ISA's prez at times), and maybe other cameos from B5 and Crusades.

    Another story that would be fun to see as a TV movie in the Mindwalkers of Narn - see G'Quan's efforts to save his people and the dark cost to them. Could be an epic story.

    Any chance to see Furlan, okay anyone and everyone from B5, return would be great. Maybe something on the history and turmoil of Mars.

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  • MALCOLM XERXESÖ
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    New BABYLON 5Ö Project (No Pun Intended!)

    DOCTORMANBOT,

    I am happy to take whatever story I can get @ this point, as the people whom I turned onto the BABYLON 5Ö DVD Box Sets are hanging for a new fix, & keep asking me when theyÆre going to get it!

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  • DoctorManbot
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    too true.

    Im just hoping whatever comes out at this point ressonates beyond the "converted" , so to speak, to prompt future projects.

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  • Lorien4k
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    One thing is for certain... If they do anything as a prequal, they can only really use 2 original characters....

    G'Kar, because we can't see how old he is under the makeup...
    and Kosh because.... well obviously.....

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  • Joseph DeMartino
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    I also seriously doubt that anyone in a position to actually know anything would (a) participate in an on-line chat or (b) reveal any concrete information if he/she did. This was just another jumped up fanboy trying to stir the pot, either because he thought this would actually be a good idea, or because he thought it was so awful that it would drive people nuts. Most of all I'll be he's checking the usual B5 sites to see how far the phony rumor he planted has travelled.

    There's been way too much speculative crap from e-zines and even the print mags on this topic - most of it based either on distortions of the tiny amount that JMS has been free to say or on the wackier 'net theories and very little of it based on independent sources who might legitimately have information.

    I'll wait for JMS to say something after the official announcement and take all "rurmors" with a ton or two of salt.

    Regards,

    Joe

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  • Kevin
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    Yeah, JMS has already done as much as he can to make people "real" so to speak, which is why great acts that these people are indeed so grand. Which is why such an idea of him getting involved is not only out there, but also kinda makes a few of us sick I'm sure ;-) And yeah, Episode 1 is an excellent example of how godawful such young vigilantism can be. Uck, I'm getting sick just thinking about it ;P

    Anyways, of all the tales JMS has talked about doing, Dilgar War has never been one of them. I think that it was more of a set-up for the Earth-Minbari War, putting Earth in the position they would need to be to be thrown into that situation.

    I think the most likely thing we're looking at, as many others seem to think as well, would be a movie (tv movie or otherwise) of the Telepath War. It seems to be the only story I think in the B5 universe left that JMS *really* felt he needed to tell. The rest are just fun things to look at, but there seems to be something vital to all of that, thus the cause to be so tight-lipped about it in all B5 works

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  • Capt.Montoya
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    Or even worse than Wesley Crusher: Anakin in Ep. I...

    Anyway, with the rule of "no robots nor cute kids, ever" it sounds impossible.

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  • DoctorManbot
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    oh, god, please no.

    No offense, but I can't see John Sheridan becoming Wesley Crusher. Ever.

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  • iamsheridan
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    Originally posted by Kevin
    Sheridan would have been 16 at the time of the Dilgar War. A bit too young to join EarthForce, which he didn't join until he was about 19-20, well after the Dilgar War was over.
    Just because he was too young to join the Earthforce, doesn't mean he can't be in the mini. Or take part in the war. Can you say "Wiz kid steals spaceship and saves the day"?

    No, I don't think that's the story, but it COULD be.

    //iamsheridan

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  • DoctorManbot
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    A movie would be peachy keen with me as well, But it stands to reason that the project will more than likely be TV related, and hopefully a Mini and not a "sci fi channel exclusive event."

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  • Kevin
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    Sheridan would have been 16 at the time of the Dilgar War. A bit too young to join EarthForce, which he didn't join until he was about 19-20, well after the Dilgar War was over.

    And I think it's pretty much safe to say that anyone who has any idea what this project is about isn't going to talk about it, so there's really no need to pay rumours any heed or mind.

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  • Jan
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    But for This Mini, Im jonsing for a fix of some Garabaldi/Ivanova/Franklin reparte'. I don't want to see "Past" or "future". I want my cast!
    I feel like such a wet blanket but...we don't even know that it's a miniseries yet. That seems to be what the majority of us would like to see but we don't really have any clue.

    Me, I think it'd be totally cool to have a theatrical release and have it in IMAX format.

    Jan

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  • DoctorManbot
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    Where else? another chat room. Its more than likely just somebody's "Great Idea" that they ginned out there to cause a dust up.

    As for JMS not having any interest in revitilizing the series..... whether he does or not, I sure as heck have an interest in it. As well as apparently quite a few others, seeing as how the DVD sales are going.

    Does it have to be the Exact series? hell no. I would have LOVED to see Crusade continue and end.

    But for This Mini, Im jonsing for a fix of some Garabaldi/Ivanova/Franklin reparte'. I don't want to see "Past" or "future". I want my cast!

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  • Jan
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    Just wondering what others think...
    Honestly? I think that a lot of people are speculating and that I won't form an opinion until we know for certain what the project is.

    And even if I knew for sure that that's what the project was, I'd tend to trust JMS' storytelling instincts. Remember, he's not necessarily interested in revitalizing it or continuing the series because the story he wanted to tell *has* been told. Anything else is extra from his point of view.

    Just out of curiosity, where did you hear the scuttlebutt?

    Jan

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  • Vir
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    I would have thought that Sherriden was too young to fight in the Dilgar war. Wasn't it Garibaldi's dad that fought in that war. Sherriden would be a generation too young.

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