This is one of a series of articles I wrote for The Coalition of Awesomeness blog some time ago. The blog has since gone to an unfortunate (but very awesome) grave so I thought I’d share it here. Those were the focal questions of Crusade, the Babylon 5 spin-off/sequel series that was cancelled before it even aired. I don’t know what the answers to those questions would have been, but I’m pretty confident that the show’s creator, J. . . . → Read More: Who do you serve, and who do you trust?
This post is going to be like throwing spaghetti on the wall: I’m just gonna toss a lot of stuff up here and see what sticks. It worked for Oscar Madison (okay, that was linguini – work with me).
According to Slice-of-Sci-Fi…
The weekend closed out the books for the summer season and while ticket sales were up to $4.35 billion, the highest total ever for a summer season, overall attendance was down. Attendance this . . . → Read More: Throwing spaghetti on the wall
I’m not even exaggerating. This blows my mind. There are certainly cakes that are unbelievably beautiful (and this is not one of them), but the level of detail on this cake, and the obvious love put into it, is staggering!
That it has a sci-fi theme is just, well… icing on the cake.
There's really too much to take in here
You need to go to the creator’s site and check out the detail . . . → Read More: The best cake I’ve ever seen
I mentioned last week that I was a guest on a podcast over at Lee and Dan’s Midnight Movie Club. The show has now been released so head over and listen. You should be able to pick me out. I’m the one who doesn’t have an accent.
The topic of the day is Tron, the 1982 movie starring Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, and Jeff Bridges. And of course, Lacy Underalls with huge glasses.
Some of . . . → Read More: Greetings, Program!
J. Michael Straczynksi, the creator of the 5-year TV series Babylon 5 in the 90′s, has been doing little side stories from the B5 universe on and off since the show ended. A few TV movies, a canceled series (Crusade), a backdoor pilot (Legend of the Rangers – LOTR), and a direct-to-DVD anthology (B5: The Lost Tales – TLT) were all made, and none of them really reached the same level of quality as the . . . → Read More: Babylon 5 – the final word (mostly)
Top five shows that shouldn’t have been cancelled – Quit Your Day Job:
Lee came up with a good Friday Top Five this week. What are the 5 best shows that met an untimely end at the hands of the network suits?
1 & 2: This is a tie for me. Firefly and Crusade were both handled horribly by their respective networks (Fox and TNT), and both were aborted before they even had a chance—Crusade . . . → Read More: The best cancelled shows
It’s been quite a while since I found some worthy Babylon 5 geeking. Check this out.
An impressive job. He fits a huge number of major points from the show into that song.
For those who want the lyrics, there’s a normal and annotated version.
We’ve got a firm street date for the new Babylon 5 movie! In fact, you can start ordering now!!
As a reminder, here’s the early description from JMS, as I reported earlier:
This first DVD, entitled “Voices in the Dark,” covers the same 72 hour period of time as Sheridan travels on board a Presidential Cruiser en route to Babylon 5 from Minbar for a celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the founding of the . . . → Read More: Babylon 5: The Lost Tales pre-ordering
I just caught up on my JMSNews reading and found a few items I thought I’d point out.
First, we have a tentative release time for Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (which I previously posted about in more detail): they’re shooting for a release during the week of July 27th.
For those into seriously trivial information about JMS, he also released a list of his entire video/DVD collection. I didn’t read through the whole list, . . . → Read More: Babylon 5 / JMS updates
J. Michael Straczynski – B5:TLT Pre-Production – Babylon5scripts.com
Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, Disc 1 has now finished principle photography. B5:TLT is a series of Direct-to-DVD stories that focus on a single character, or a few, in the B5 universe. Characters are played by the same actors who created the roles in the previous Babylon 5 series (both B5 and Crusade, at least). Creator/writer/director/producer J. Michael Straczynski describes the first offering:
This first DVD, . . . → Read More: New Babylon 5 finishes principle photography