Babylon 5 movie on the way.

Reports like this
Cinescape article
are coming in to confirm old
rumours. Babylon 5: The Memory of Shadows
will begin filming in April, based on a script
written by J. Michael Straczynski. It will include
the character of Galen, already familiar to those who
caught the Babylon 5: Crusade spinoff of a
few years ago. (No casting announcements have been
made, but I haven’t seen Peter Woodward working on
anything else lately.) Expect a review the morning
after it premiers.

10 replies on “Babylon 5 movie on the way.”

  1. dkichline says:

    Ugh….
    I loved Babylon 5, watched it about 30 times when Sci-Fi was playing it over and over.

    However…. I can not stand the whole Techno-Mage thing from Crusade. I believe that there was an episode in the main arc. I just could never like the concept.

    • vanyel says:

      Re: Ugh….

      I can not stand the whole Techno-Mage thing from Crusade. I believe that there was an episode in the main arc. I just could never like the concept.

      Actually, I really liked the concept — an extension of the Clarke line about any sufficiently advanced technology… I was really sorry that Crusade never went anywhere.

      • nkuzmik says:

        Re: Ugh….

        I can not stand the whole Techno-Mage thing from Crusade. I believe that there was an episode in the main arc. I just could never like the concept.

        Actually, I really liked the concept — an extension of the Clarke line about any sufficiently advanced technology… I was really sorry that Crusade never went anywhere.

        Like Technomages, don’t like ’em, to each his own. JMS is penning lines to be for Galen to possibly be delivered by Peter Woodward… How can this not be a good thing?

      • Jethro says:

        Re: Ugh….
        There are two unfilmed scripts for Crusade somewhere online… I forgot where, some place let you download them for free, so they’re probably all over the place now. One of them had quite a bit of insight into the whole technomage thing…

        • nkuzmik says:

          Re: Ugh….

          There are two unfilmed scripts for Crusade somewhere online… I forgot where, some place let you download them for free, so they’re probably all over the place now. One of them had quite a bit of insight into the whole technomage thing…

          If anybody has any leads on those scripts, I’d be very interested

      • Drew1Down says:

        Re: Ugh….
        Crusade was trying to hard, the charchers were empty and the plot was that of a bad star trek episode (saving the earth has been done in sliders, STOS, STTNG, STDS9, Superman, ect.) and you CAN NOT make a series of a well repeated concept.

    • nidx says:

      Re: Ugh….
      the Technomages are beautifly explained the book series of the same name
      by Jeanne Cavelos.

      it really brings the technomage storylines in B5 and Crusade together … i just
      wonder
      how/if what is revealed in that series would play a role in the movie.

      by the way – read the books they are good

  2. Vel says:

    Old news in general, some details are new.
    JMS is remarkably open about his projects, at least as much as the studios let him. People keeping tabs on things knew the title, that it was going to be a theatrical release, and that JMS had an office in England with B5 on the door again.

    The plot is news though.

    As for cast, JMS stated soon after the passing away of Richard Biggs that “because in the writing we/I never imagined he wouldn’t be here to be a part of it.”. It seems to imply that the B5 cast will have some part to play in it.

  3. Damien says:

    Gorram it!
    JMS almost ruined the B5 universe with The Legend of The Rangers (tLotR, can you think of anything else with those initials?), it was truly the worst he’s ever done. It was a shame too as he had Andreas Katsulas who is a stellar actor.

    It just seems to me that JMS is on his third attempt to tell the same story. IIRC both Crusade and TLOTR were about a new enemy who was causing trouble all over the galaxy.

    Personally, I wish that JMS could move on and put his energy towards something new.

    Damien

  4. Eldhrin says:

    All I can say is…
    …woohoo! I think the technomages have potential – although it could be a total disaster. I’m willing to give them the chance to do it, and I will of course be going to see it as soon as I can do so.

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