Babylon 5 to continue

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  1. MasterSifo-Dyas Jedi Master

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    J. Michael Straczynski announced a new Babylon 5 project at the July San Diego Comic Con.

    It's called Babylon 5: The Lost Tales.

    It will be a direct to dvd collection of 20 minutes stories set in the b5 universe that will feature the prominent characters.

    These stories will expand on the characters that were previously established. The only character he mentioned would not be covered would be G'Kar since he believes no one should ever voice G'Kar except for Andreas Katsulas, who passed away earlier this year.

    Warner Bros has greenlit the project and he says production starts this September, hoping for a DVD release in the second quarter of next year.

    JMS: "I'll paraphrase: Every 6 months, I get together with WB to discuss what to do something with B5. The DVD sales have raised over 500 million in revenue. Now, I produced B5s 110 episodes at about 90 million dollars. Somehow, B5 is still 50 million in the red. Every time I mention that to WB they say We made a good deal, huh? Anyway, they asked if I wanted to do a feature film but I declined mainly because I can't yet picture structuring a B5 movie as long as [Andreas Katsulas] and [Richard Biggs] insist on staying dead. Maybe in a year or two I'll be able to but right now I can't do something big and those two roles will NOT be recast."

    "So I thought about it, and I suggested a bunch of short films. Little mini-movies or an anthology show set in the Babylon 5 universe. I pick a character and develop an hour-long story around that character. Stories that I wanted to tell during the B5 series but never had the chance to develop. They said, Okay. I said I wanted complete creative control. Do not change my words that I write, and I want that in writing. They said, Okay. And I want to direct. They said, Okay."

    This project was green lit less than two weeks ago. Its going to happen. Production starts in September in Vancouver, Canada. Post-production will occur from October to February with a release of the first three anthologies in the second quarter of 2007.
  2. sidious618 Force Ghost

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    I'm very excited about that. Although, IIRC JMS said recently that he pushed filming back to October because of his busy schedule.
  3. MasterSifo-Dyas Jedi Master

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    As long as it is actually happening, then Im happy.
    How about a Marcus Cole story? Wouldnt that be cool? --Billy
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