This doesn’t get any easier. I’m coming back to this site after a hiatus (my 2nd
son has just been born) to find out that two of Babylon 5’s great luminaries
have passed beyond the rim.
Ron Thornton, I probably don’t need to tell you, was the mind behind Foundation
Imaging, which designed and built the CGI for the first 4 seasons of the show.
Stephen Furst … ahh Vir. How we’ll miss his excellent acting, and how well he
portrayed Vir Cotto. And without Ron Thornton’s ingenuity and determinationWhen I posted a while back, I mentioned that the #FreeBabylon5 campaign had two
– to get B5 available in reruns and/or subscription streaming AND
– to keep B5 alive in people’s minds
As I’m sure most people know by now, B5 is available in the US for free
streaming on the Go90 site and app. This is *great* news since B5 hasn’t been
available in the US since it went off of Netflix in mid-2011 or in any regular
reruns for over a decade.
JMS posted a link from the Verified Babylon 5 FacebFound on Variety.com
“[the] Deal includes ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,’ ‘Almost Human,’
‘Babylon 5,’ ‘Believe,’ ‘Stalker’
Verizon is punching the thriller and sci-fi buttons with a pact to bring all
seasons of seven Warner Bros. TV shows — including “Veronica Mars” and “Fringe”
— to the free Go90 mobile-video service.
The deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution makes Go90 the
Somehow I missed this news, but a thread on the Babylon 5 group on Facebook
referenced a tweet by JMS in January this year where he quoted a Warner Bros
executive as saying “We have no plans” to do anything B5 “ever”.
Here’s that tweet:
@Whyrusss [https://twitter.com/Whyrusss] @WBHomeEnt
[https://twitter.com/WBHomeEnt] WB TV Exec to my agent: "We have no plans to do
anything with B5 in TV, new or reruns, ever." Same for other PTEN shows
— JMichael Straczynski (@straczynski) January 30, 2017
[Wow wow wow! What a wonderful surprise to wake up to in the UK this morning!
Adam “Mojo” Lebowitz has created this wonderful new render of the Babylon 5
station—and it’s awesome!
Here’s Mojo’s post on his Facebook page:
And here’s the link to the uncompressed png graphic file.
As you may have heard, Mojo hasn’t been in the best of health in recent years,
and his gofundme campaign is still running [https://www.gofundme.com/p8fNow I feel old …
The pilot episode of Babylon 5, called “The Gathering”, aired 24 years ago on
22nd February. If I tell you what year that was, you might be able to work out
my age or something, so I’ll hold my tongue.
Do you remember what you thought of that first episode when it aired? Did you
see that first episode, or, like me, did you start watching when the series
started with “Midnight on the Firing Line”, or at some point after that?
A good place to discuss your memories with other faA really in-depth article on Trek News [link here
why Star Trek: Deep Space Nine isn’t going to be available in HD any time soon
has been doing the rounds.
I’ve just spent about 20 minutes trying to figure out how to summarise it, but …
I really can’t, it’s too complicated. I’m afraid if you want to know all the
gory details you’ll have to read the full article. However, it does provide some
good technical data about“I just found out that Netflix has a new page to help make suggestions for your
favorite shows easy to suggest,” says Babylon 5 fan Mike Tomas via our Facebook
page [https://www.facebook.com/FreeBabylon5/]. “So Let’s get started making the
suggestions for Babylon 5!”
Well, what are you waiting for?!
https://help.netflix.com/en/titlerequestWe recently posted about the sad news that FX producer Ron Thornton and makeup
FX artist John Vulich had passed away
JMS has just posted a Fundrazr page for those wishing to help John Vulich:Well, it’s not quite a reboot but it’s nice to see that the characters from
Babylon 5 still live on inside JMS’ head.
Recently, show creator posted 2 messages to the official JMS Facebook page:
And this one:Babylon 5: The Lost Tales will be showing next on Comet TV
If you don’t have it on your cable, you can watch it online. Maybe if a lot us
us contacted them to ask for the series it might get a response? I’ve already
done so! Use this link to send them a message:
http://www.comettv.com/about-comet-tv/On this Giving Tuesday, please consider supporting this great cause by B5s own
Patricia Tallman. Every cent goes toward giving these abused teens a good