Babylon 5 to be Rebooted?
It is being reported that Babylon 5 is going to be rebooted as a film franchise. Apparently, J. Michael Stracynski, the creator of Babylon 5, announced at Comic Con that he is in the planning stages of a reboot of the franchise as feature films. I look forward to these plans bearing fruit.
I love Babylon 5. It is a damn shame that the series has fallen off the radar. And it is frustrating that attempts to revive the series have met with repeated failure to date.
Perhaps it is time to move in a new direction. And maybe a reboot is what is required.
Babylon 5 is one of the pioneers of the televised novel and the usage of CGI. The series is absolutely amazing. But the side stories always felt, to me, weaker efforts.
The cinematic reboot, in order to be successful, must focus on the core story of Babylon 5. Babylon 5 is the story of the struggle for the last, best hope for peace in the most unlikely of places.
I have faith that JMS knows what he is doing. And I’m sure the naysayers will be eating crow.