The story behind the story of “Babylon 5”

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The Strange, Secret Evolution of Babylon 5.

We’re currently re-watching a couple of science fiction shows we used to love — Stargate SG-1 and the 21st Century Doctor Who. We tried rewatching Babylon 5, but we bounced off it after two or three episodes.

This article makes me want to give it another try, particularly to see the evolution of Londo Molari and G’kar.

J. Michael Straczynski was as far as I know the first TV show creator to actively engage fans online. Now that’s standard for producers, writers, and actors, but then it was novel.

15 Replies to “The story behind the story of “Babylon 5””

  1. Robert Mahon: Total agreement too, everything was geared around the Shadow War, that was incredible.  Though it might be interesting to see aftermaths of such things,  it just didn’t grab me as much.  To be fair, I was traveling around a bit and missed the odd episode and the gaps in what I missed became trickier to catch up.  Also, all the earlier episodes were stand alone with references to the upcoming war (more when you re-watch!), after that, it was all arch based, hard to watch a single episode.Still, cracking good show. via plus.google.com

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