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Subj: Re: ‘Babylon 5’ Reboot in Development at The CW From Original Series Creator J. Michael Straczynski
Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2021 at 07:26:08 pm EDT (Viewed 94 times)
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Working off of memory but Crusade was planned for 5 seasons, and I think the cure for the Drakh plague was going to be in Season 2 and the rest would be exploring new worlds and dealing with the Drakh.


Also JMS did write a tale a few centuries later where Marcus was revived after they found the planet where that machine came from. What Marcus did after he realized what happened and caught up on history was quite interesting.


Also as I recall, Marcus was never intended to perish, Ivanava was meant to die but then casting changes and budgets occurred and she wanted to stay at first and thus Marcus was written off but then she leaves anyway.

Sinclair leaving at the end of Season 1 was also not the original plan.

Otherwise I think the majority of the story arcs overall went as planned.

Also read the novels, Psi Corp trilogy, Legions of Fire Trilogy (Vir vs Emperor Mollari), and the Technomage trilogy of novels and also To Dream in the City of Sorrows.

All considered Canon by JMS, and all fill in areas of the story that the show didn't

Sorry for the late reply.

Well those are the production challenges I meant.

Sinclair leaving after Season 1. If O'Hare hadn't had health issues, would this character still have been written as the reincarnation of Valen? Or a time-travelling Valen? Would he have stayed all 5 seasons?

The show was planned as a 5 season arc but they thought they were cancelled at 4 so they wrapped up the Shadow War and the Earth War all by the end of Season 4, leaving them to kind of fill time when they got a 5th season at the last minute. Would that be more balanced if they had known all 5 seasons were coming? Not that they can guarantee 5 seasons this time.

Marcus being intended to live, but being killed to save another character who ends up leaving the very next episode seems like another thing they could fix.

On the other side of the coin, all of these changes may have become such a part of the show they would be kept in a reimagining anyway.



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