Babylon Podcast #121: Discussing the JMS Announcement

Welcome to Show #121!

Jeffrey has an upgraded studio at FarPoint Media Los Angeles, and boy does it make him sound good. Are they really working on the FarPoint Media Hawaii location? We shall soon see.

Tim had to attend family functions, but we’ve more than made up for it by having Lejon from Chandler in studio, and Gary from Jacksonville joining it to discuss some of the latest B5 news with us.

Discussion: We’ve already reposted JMS’ comments on moving forward with more Babylon 5, and the fan reactions are still flying all over the Internet. So Summer, Jeffrey, Gary, Michael and Brad discuss, in great detail and depth, with occassional comment from the chat room.

Anyone want to investigate the possibility of low budget fan film projects in the B5 universe? We already have fan-based audio projects, and archival projects… wonder what the options are and the chances are of B5 movies coming from a studio other than Warner Bros, or from a funded fan base, a la the many Star Trek and Star Wars fan film projects that are already out there.

And no, we’re not going to re-record the Babylon Podcast Season 3 opening again!

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Comments

  1. On the topic of B5 fan films, check out Star Wreck if you haven’t already. It’s a Trek/B5 parody from 2005, but it shows what fans can do with a tiny budget on their spare time. Granted, it took them 7 years..

    http://www.starwreck.com

    direct download:

    http://vger.kernel.org/m/starwreck/

  2. GaryTheGreat says:

    That Gary from Jacksonville is great. His comments are insightful and whitty. It seems like he is becoming a regular feature on the podcast. Good move in my opinion.

    I think Mike should make him a bumper, or let him do the tag for the voice mail number. He practically owns that segment already.

    Tim, Summer, Jeffrey and Brad were ok too. 🙂

  3. ChristopherNYC says:

    My own personal opinion about the episode is…

    That Gary from Jacksonville is great. His comments are insightful and whitty. It seems like he is becoming a regular feature on the podcast. Good move in my opinion.

    I think Mike should make him a bumper, or let him do the tag for the voice mail number. He practically owns that segment already.

    Tim, Summer, Jeffrey and Brad were ok too.

  4. That show was great but Brad you need to work on your editing skills I mean that hole part with Gary Form Jacksonville could have been cut and the show would have not suffered in the least. Just kidding great job by every one.

  5. ChristopherNYC says:

    If Gary would have introduced his own voicemails on the show, I think the Universe would have imploded under the weight of all that Gary in one spot.

  6. Jarsto tore his own voice mail apart when he was on the show.

  7. ChristopherNYC says:

    Originally Posted by Jan
    As was almost inevitable, the question of more Lost Tales came up at JMS’s spotlight yesterday.

    He told how B5 had always had to prove that it had an audience each year, then with the VHS’s, then with the DVDs and then with the D2DVD Lost Tales and told how his initial reaction to the two million dollar budget was that he could do it with sock pupets for that amount since there are major set and costume etc. expenses for a first time production. They came to him and said:

    Quote:
    You want to do another one for two, maybe five million and I say, “You know what? No.” The fans of Babylon 5 have stood with the show for so long and when you have me write stuff with financial handcuffs on, it leads you to having creative handcuffs on. You can’t have extras, you can’t have fights, you can’t have stunts, you can’t have a lot of stuff. [unintelligible] You know what? I’ve got a lot of movies going giving me a certain credibility there…I’m gonna roll the dice. I told Warner’s: “Big budget feature film or nothing.” I own the movie rights…[applause]

    There was something else unintelligible to the effect that the Lost Tales are still lost. and the fan who’d asked the question thanked him.

    Jan

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