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Ron Thornton Passes Away

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Finding it hard to write this. Another great founding father of Babylon 5 has passed away today. I’m reposting this from the gofundme.com page [https://www.gofundme.com/2pbngrnc?viewupdates=1&utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=cta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n] : “I am grieved to tell you that Ron Thornton has passed away this evening. Ron has meant so much to so many of us over the years; he is indeed a VFX legend but he was also an incredible human being, a true friend, a great ment
Published on 22 November, 2016
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We Did It!

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… well, very nearly anyway. A recent poll by website Digital Spy has been collated and revealed that Babylon 5 is the 2nd most popular science fiction show of all time, narrowly losing out to Doctor Who by a very small margin. And personally, I don’t begrudge the Good Doctor his first place: Full article on Digital Spy [http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a800083/doctor-who-narrowly-beats-babylon-5-to-be-named-your-favourite-science-fiction-show-of-all-time/]
Published on 06 October, 2016
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B5 Cosplay site on Tumblr

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Bob from Wisconsin just posted this site to one of the Babylon 5 Facebook groups, and I thought it was worthy of mentioning on the site: a Tumblr for Babylon 5 cosplay! The blog has been going for a while, and as a result contains some great costumes and makeup by dedicated fans around the world: Check it out! [http://b5cosplay.tumblr.com/page/3]
Published on 06 October, 2016
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Ron Thornton Needs Our Help

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Ran across this link. Most of you know that Ron Thornton was a visual effects designer on B5. Without him, the show might well not have been possible. I don’t know any details but apparently he’s in the hospital in critical condition. There’s a GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/2pbngrnc Quote: Ron Thornton is one of the fathers of CGI animation for television and an Emmy-winning visual effects artist and supervisor. Beyond that, however, he is one amazing human being who is a deli
Published on 17 September, 2016
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Thoughts on Jerry Doyle’s Passing

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It’s with great sadness that we report that Jerry Doyle has passed away at the age of 60. A great actor, and a really strong character in real life as in the show, Jerry will be sadly missed. Joe Straczynski has posted an article on the news site Jerry founded, Epic Times, to share his thoughts: “He was funny, and dangerous, and loyal, and a prankster, and a pain in the ass; he was gentle and cynical and hardened and insightful” — JMS It’s with great sadness that we report that Jerry Doyle ha
Published on 29 July, 2016
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Babylon 5 on New Zealand’s The Zone

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Exciting news from New Zealand as Babylon 5 begins screening on New Zealand’s channel The Zone. We don’t have any details of what day / time it’ll be on but I’m hoping if you are in NZ you’ll be able to find out …
Published on 12 July, 2016
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Digital Spy Poll: Let’s Keep B5 at No.1

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Wow, this is quite an incredible achievement. In Digital Spy’s poll of the “greatest Science Fiction show of all time”, Babylon 5 is currently ahead of Doctor Who, Firefly and the original series of Star Trek … but not by much! Help keep Babylon 5 in the public’s eye by adding your vote here [http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/feature/a799119/poll-whats-the-greatest-science-fiction-show-of-all-time-vote-now/] !
Published on 30 June, 2016
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Claudia Christian Back in Sci-Fi

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Barnes & Noble have just announced Claudia Christian’s first foray into SF writing with her debut novel “Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator”. Below is B&N’s introduction to the planned series: “In this alternate far-future world, the Roman Empire never fell, and over the millennia, it has expanded its borders beyond Earth and out into the depths of the galaxy.” The writeup, by a long time Babylon 5 fan, is very complimentary of the TV series we love so much, and shares some insights into the world build
Published on 30 June, 2016
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Rising Stars Movie Announced

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In typical JMS fashion, this post appeared on the “Fans of J. Michael Straczynski” Facebook group at the beginning of June: Naturally, fans of Babylon 5 were seriously hoping this would be an announcement relating to the long-awaited reboot of Babylon 5, however, about a week later, the news broke that MGM has optioned to make a movie out of “Rising Stars”, a comic series written by JMS staring in 1999. I think this is the first JMS-created property to get a movie release, if all goes well wit
Published on 19 June, 2016
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Babylon 5 Movie Still Planned

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It’s been very quiet on the Movie News front for the first half of 2016, but recently in an interview with Awards Daily, show creator JMS has indicated that his plans for a feature movie that would reboot the series, is still planned for some time in the near future. How near? Well, if you don’t know the answer to that, I don’t either. Here’s the article, [http://www.awardsdaily.com/tv/interview-sense8-straczynski/] which also has a lot of information about Sense8 season 2, and some interesti
Published on 10 June, 2016
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Babylon 5 Movie Still Planned

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It’s been very quiet on the Movie News front for the first half of 2016, but recently in an interview with Awards Daily, show creator JMS has indicated that his plans for a feature movie that would reboot the series, is still planned for some time in the near future. How near? Well, if you don’t know the answer to that, I don’t either. Here’s the article, [http://www.awardsdaily.com/tv/interview-sense8-straczynski/] which also has a lot of information about Sense8 season 2, and some interesti
Published on 10 June, 2016
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Announcing The Babylon 5 FAQ & Urban Legends Facebook page

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Announcing a new Babylon 5 page: The Babylon 5 FAQ & Urban Legends page! Wondering about that B5 movie? How to spell an alien name? Babylon 5 is a complex show with a lot of history and there are some questions that come up regularly. Here’s a page where we address a number of them. And best of all, it’s searchable! It’s meant to be informational rather than for discussion, but if you’ve got new or different information, we’ll welcome your input. You can visit the group here: B5 FAQ Page on Fa
Published on 18 March, 2016
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