How Will Sense8 Affect Babylon 5?

Posted on: 13 June, 2015

You’ve probably heard that the Netflix TV series Sense8, helmed by Babylon 5 creator Joe Michael Straczynski and Larry and Lana Wachowski, is proving to be a huge success.

If you follow JMS on Facebook, he’s recently posted some stellar reviews of the series. If you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s a trailer:

If you’ve been following the campaign to #FreeBabylon5 for any length of time, you might be wondering how this affects us?

Well, the site is receiving a certain volume of traffic from people searching for Sense8 news … now we don’t want to attract people to a source that doesn’t lead them to that information … on the other hand, it does help that people who like Sense8 might be willing to check out Babylon 5 if they know that it was written and produced by JMS.

Here’s a screenshot of the Google search results:

So that’s 30 more hits than we would have seen without Sense8 around, and it’s interesting that at no.4 is people searching for “sense8 JMS”.

So if you enjoyed Sense8, it’ll be worth mentioning the link with Babylon 5 … in any case, it’ll be interesting to see if Babylon 5 gets any more exposure because of this.

From a purely selfish standpoint, I hope this doesn’t make JMS too busy to write the new Babylon 5 movie in time!! … although it’s great to see JMS having success with another ground breaking scifi TV series, I’m sure you’ll agree.


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