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We hadn’t heard of the Bureau 13 game when we did the episode, it was just something we came up with ‘cause it sounded neat. Later, we found out there was a game by that name. At which point I decided that it wouldn’t be appropriate to use that name again, and had a good conversation with some folks at the game company about it. There was no problem, I just didn’t want to walk on their turf intentionally or otherwise. Logically, any secret group is going to change its name from time to time *anyway* (it’s not like they’re in the yellow pages or anything), so the organization would remain under varying names.

JMS on why they dropped “Bureau 13” in B5.

The game he’s referring to is a Table-Top RPG which predates the show by a couple of years.

amcinematheque:

THE ART OF BABYLON 5

Saturday, August 2 - 7:30PM Egyptian Theatre

Members of the iconic sci-fi show’s art department, under production designer John Iacovelli, with art directors Mark-Louis Walters and Roland Rosenkranz, graphic artist Alan Kobayashi, costume designer Ann Bruice, propmaster Dark Hoffman, concept artist & set designer Timothy Earls, and creator and executive producer J. Michael Straczynski, reunite to discuss how they were able to design 110 episodes over five years and six TV movies, while keeping the sets fresh, exciting and, well, out of this world.

The screening of two episodes will accompany the discussion:
The Coming of Shadows” (1995, 45 min.) This look at the outbreak of the Narn-Centauri war won the show’s first Hugo Award and opened up the show visually on several levels.

Severed Dreams” (1996, 45 min.) The Babylon 5 space station tries to fend off a takeover by the Earth Alliance’s tyrannical president; the episode was nominated for the Art Directors Guild Award.

More special guests to be announced!

TICKETS

Minister Kafta, this ship is being held together by little pieces of wire and good intentions. If we land in this condition, assuming we do not have an unpleasant encounter with the ground on the way down, I doubt very much they could take off again. They would be trapped with us, and the ship looking for them would find it, find them, find us, find you, a brilliant cascade of cause and effect. Isn’t the universe a wonderful place? I wouldn’t live anywhere else.

G’Kar

natoth-attache:

The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight; somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

natoth-attache:

The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight; somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

Isn’t it strange, G’Kar? When we first met I had no power and all the choices I could ever want. And now I have all the power I could ever want and no choices at all. No choice at all.

Londo Mollari

thephantomsquee replied to your post: Regarding a Babylon 5 Feature Film

For what it’s worth, it’s since been clarified that what he’s writing is going to be a reboot.

Yeah, so I’ve seen the more proper details that have come out since this post and honestly, it makes me feel a bit more optimistic about it.

I actually find the idea of a film exclusive reboot pretty interesting, especially if it told the original version of the story.

Again, I’m going to be cautious about this, but now I’m feeling more optimistically cautious which can only be a good thing.

themishimishishow:

And if Garibaldi is killed?
Zack gets his room?

There need to be more Bester clips on YouTube!