9 thoughts on “Babylonia! (Not Exactly)

  1. From TFA:

    and we can’t wait to see how the franchise might be interpreted in the modern day. What would you like to see from a new Babylon 5 tale?

    Well, I’m not sure that we need necessarily have the Centauris distinguished strictly by their sideways Mohawks and outrageous quasi-Teutonic accents. Maybe be a little more elaborate with the makeup and less obvious with the voices.

    More important, given that all the fanboys already know jung gur Ibeybaf ernyyl ner naq jung gur Funqbjf ernyyl ner, that kinda starts the trick out with the cat having already escaped from the bag, doesn’t it?

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    • My understanding is that the hair thing was a complete accident when the actor playing Londo was halfway through hair-and-makeup and somebody saw him and went, “That’s what we want!”

      I have fond memories of B5 but mostly because it came in a relative drought for halfway decent TV sci-fi. I like the defined-story-of-fixed-duration concept as opposed to the standard never-ending story that nevertheless ends for some combination of low ratings and writer fatigue. Much more satisfying. But B5 was really a pretty good story with a wrapper of almost embarrassing goofiness.

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