Babylon 5

Babylon 5 was seminal late 90s / early naughties sci-fi. It is one of the best (if not the best) TV series*.

In another topic @Dunsford brough us this joyous news:

So a new topic is essential! Reflections on the previous series, correct opinions (like why Season 3 is the high point but 5 is a bit dodgy) and hopes for the future all welcome.

* no discussion shall be entered into on this point.

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I hope they still use an Amiga to do the CGI.


:face_vomiting: was the worst

Amiga + Toasters. Brilliant.

I now understand why there used to be a torrent of flags on this community. :wink::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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I was given the entirety of the original…on VHS (when the previous owner bought the DVDs).

Should it be remade though? Is that the right thing to do? Is it needed even? And will it still have Walter Koenig in it?

The world doesn’t need another production of Shakespeare, and yet we still get plenty every year. I’ve always found it weird that while we accept multiple stagings of a play, each one exploring different ways of approaching the text, we generally don’t do the same for film on TV, where where there is the one true original that must never be touched.

So, should it be remade? Why not. Is it the right thing to do? That depends on what the finished product is like, as much as anything else. Is it needed? See above.

Hell, if we didn’t have remakes, we wouldn’t have the TV series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.