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Goodbye Stephen Furst and Ron Thornton

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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 determination
Published on 29 June, 2017
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Let WB Know You’re a Fan!

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When I posted a while back, I mentioned that the #FreeBabylon5 campaign had two goals: – 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 Faceb
Published on 20 April, 2017
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Go90 to Stream Bablyon 5

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Found on Variety.com [http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/veronica-mars-fringe-streaming-go90-1202020644/] : “[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
Published on 03 April, 2017
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Movie / Reboot: WB Is Out

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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 [
Published on 21 March, 2017
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New B5 Render by Mojo

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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. [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0f69Nn_5MbSLTd1ZjhHMXVHcVE/view] 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/p8f
Published on 11 March, 2017
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24 Years.

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Now 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 fa
Published on 22 February, 2017
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Why There’s No Blu-Ray Edition

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A really in-depth article on Trek News [link here [http://www.treknews.net/2017/02/02/why-ds9-voyager-not-on-blu-ray-hd/]] about 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
Published on 12 February, 2017
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Request Babylon 5 on Netflix

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“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/titlerequest
Published on 12 February, 2017
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Support for John Vulich

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We recently posted about the sad news that FX producer Ron Thornton and makeup FX artist John Vulich had passed away [http://freebabylon5.com/2016/11/22/ron-thornton-passes-away/]. JMS has just posted a Fundrazr page for those wishing to help John Vulich:
Published on 04 December, 2016
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Conversations that Echo

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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:
Published on 04 December, 2016
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The Lost Tales Showing on Comet TV

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Babylon 5: The Lost Tales will be showing next on Comet TV http://www.comettv.com/…/17…/Science+fiction/MV002026280000/ [http://www.comettv.com/%E2%80%A6/17%E2%80%A6/Science+fiction/MV002026280000/] 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/
Published on 03 December, 2016
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Support Patricia Tallmans Charity, Be a Santa

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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 Christmas. http://beasanta.org/ – Jan
Published on 03 December, 2016
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