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    Over the weekend at the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON J. Michael Straczynsk creater of Babylon 5 said that "WB came to him as they do periodically wanting to do something with B5. They asked if he wanted to do a feature film but JMS declined mainly because he can't yet picture structuring a B5 movie "as long as Andreas and Rick insist on staying dead." Maybe in a year or two he'll be able to but right now he can't do something big. What JMS suggested was a bunch of short films 'little mini-movies, an anthology show set in the Babylon 5 universe. They said, "Okay." There's a network already interested in carrying them but they're also planned for direct to DVD. This will be "Babylon 5: The Lost Tales", a lot of small stories that never made it into the series that he's rediscovered notes for. And JMS wants no interference, complete creative support "in writing". They said, "Okay." And JMS wants to direct them. They said, "Okay." The first will be three individual stories about three of the main characters (to be determined). The plan is to shoot in September, post-production Oct.-Dec. and they'll probably come out the second quarter of 2007."

    Thanks Jan from the jmsnews.com boards for the information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Marshal
    Over the weekend at the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON J. Michael Straczynsk creater of Babylon 5 said that "WB came to him as they do periodically wanting to do something with B5. They asked if he wanted to do a feature film but JMS declined mainly because he can't yet picture structuring a B5 movie "as long as Andreas and Rick insist on staying dead." Maybe in a year or two he'll be able to but right now he can't do something big. What JMS suggested was a bunch of short films 'little mini-movies, an anthology show set in the Babylon 5 universe. They said, "Okay." There's a network already interested in carrying them but they're also planned for direct to DVD. This will be "Babylon 5: The Lost Tales", a lot of small stories that never made it into the series that he's rediscovered notes for. And JMS wants no interference, complete creative support "in writing". They said, "Okay." And JMS wants to direct them. They said, "Okay." The first will be three individual stories about three of the main characters (to be determined). The plan is to shoot in September, post-production Oct.-Dec. and they'll probably come out the second quarter of 2007."

    Thanks Jan from the jmsnews.com boards for the information.
    Cool if it actually happens this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Marshal
    And JMS wants no interference, complete creative support "in writing". They said, "Okay." And JMS wants to direct them. They said, "Okay."
    Yes! Yes! OMG, YES! Thank you PTB @ WB!

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    Maybe WB finally leanred this is their franchise.

    Paramont has Star Trek.
    MGM has Stargate.
    WB has B5.

    And of course Fox had Firefly.

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    Woo-hoo! I really hope this works out.

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    OMG This is great news!

    It's been years since I watched a B5 episode, but my interest has never waned. Thank goodness Warner Brothers have at last agreed to leave all creative control in the hands of JMS.

    I like the sound of an anthology show set in the B5 universe focusing on a different character each week. It's a shame there won't be anymore G'Kar episodes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Missster.Freeman
    It's a shame there won't be anymore G'Kar episodes.
    That is of course the greatest shame that "the memory of Shadows" Never happend because if it had G'kar could have still played his part. Such is life but this new makes be happy and if this happens there a good chance by this time next year we will have B5 on the air.
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    new B5?

    YAY!

    Part 2 coming very soon!! (this is a fic btw, not the Fandemonium novel)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Marshal
    Over the weekend at the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON J. Michael Straczynsk creater of Babylon 5 said that "WB came to him as they do periodically wanting to do something with B5. They asked if he wanted to do a feature film but JMS declined mainly because he can't yet picture structuring a B5 movie "as long as Andreas and Rick insist on staying dead." Maybe in a year or two he'll be able to but right now he can't do something big. What JMS suggested was a bunch of short films 'little mini-movies, an anthology show set in the Babylon 5 universe. They said, "Okay." There's a network already interested in carrying them but they're also planned for direct to DVD. This will be "Babylon 5: The Lost Tales", a lot of small stories that never made it into the series that he's rediscovered notes for. And JMS wants no interference, complete creative support "in writing". They said, "Okay." And JMS wants to direct them. They said, "Okay." The first will be three individual stories about three of the main characters (to be determined). The plan is to shoot in September, post-production Oct.-Dec. and they'll probably come out the second quarter of 2007."

    Thanks Jan from the jmsnews.com boards for the information.
    This sounds wonderful! I loved B5! I hope it happens.
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    I'm sure this is good news, though it's been so long I don't remember Babylon 5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Missster.Freeman
    OMG This is great news!

    It's been years since I watched a B5 episode, but my interest has never waned. Thank goodness Warner Brothers have at last agreed to leave all creative control in the hands of JMS.

    I like the sound of an anthology show set in the B5 universe focusing on a different character each week. It's a shame there won't be anymore G'Kar episodes.
    Agree, agree, and agree. Wow, this great news, I really hope this happens. I am just finishing up re-watching B5 seao5 and am craving more!

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    That is some very good news. I'll certainly be buying those DVDs.

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    That is brilliant news, i can't wait to see some new B5. It will be interesting now that the actors are older how much make up will be used to make them look younger.

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    It's also good to know that WB has (hopefully) learned their lesson about not interfering with JMS' creativity.

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    Niiiice!

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    YAY!!!
    But man will I mis G'kar and Dr Franklin.
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    ^^^ Kinda sounds like seasons 9 and 10 of SG-1 to me. Thor, ya got Aspirin?

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    JMS posted this to Babylon 5 newsgroup today

    " From: [email protected]
    Subject: Re: JMS's Spotlight at SDCC
    To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated
    Date: 7/24/2006 3:44:13 AM


    Jeremy Nickurak wrote:
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    >
    > On Sun, 23 Jul 2006 02:22:09 -0400, shawn wrote:
    > >>--JMS was up in Toronto recently and they did a 12 episode radio drama
    > >>series for the CBC called the Adventures of Apocalypse Al. It~Rs kind of
    > >>a film noir style comedy drama science fiction supernatural series a la
    > >>Men In Black or Hitchhiker~Rs Guide to the Galaxy. It~Rs in little 5
    > >>minute chunks and it~Rs fall-down funny.
    > >
    > > Too bad we probably won't get to hear it in the states.
    >
    > No idea about scheduling, but CBC broadcasts over the internet too,
    > http://radio.cbc.ca/

    Also, CBC has a standing deal with Sirius Radio to pick up its shows in
    the US. There will also be a deal sometime after that with NPR, BBC,
    and elsewhere. The series will eventually be released on CD as well.

    To the other questions that have arisen: we're looking at 3 half-hour
    episodes/stories for the first DVD, with additional features and the
    like in the other half hour. Each story will be worked around a given
    established character, the specifics of which are still TBD contingent
    upon availabilities and other issues.

    We have a budget, we're greenlit, we're going.

    As for what prompted the interest now at WB...it's only recently that
    they've finally run through all 5 seasons, which for many years now has
    been a constant source of revenue, and I think they would love to have
    something to continue to with. The recent news re: Changeling probably
    didn't hurt, but the deal was actually being negotiated long before
    there *was* a feature film deal with Imagine. As I recall, we
    finalized the deal right around the time that the Imagine news was
    announced.

    It was a rather extraordinary 24 hours.

    I held off saying anything until I was cleared by WB to announce it as
    a go project. Ultimately, whether we shoot in Vancouver or elsewhere
    will be a function of the deal that gets made locally.

    jms"
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    They should continue/remake "Crusade". I want to see how that ends, since it depicts an important timeframe in the B5 universe.
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    The episodes will only be 30 minures?!

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