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Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Joseph DeMartino, Nov 30, 2003.
I too wonder why this news just dissappeared.
Geez... you guys must be psychic. I was just wondering to myself "wasn't JMS supposed to announce something big?" I take it JMS hasn't said a peep about his eep?
During deal finalization for a project, JMS tends to keep his mouth shut.
Philip beat me to "The Mouth of Sauron"
"B5: The Man of Steel" A rocketship from a destroyed world lands on B5. Inside is a human looking baby... (cue John Williams theme)
Where Joseph DeMartino??
Maybe he can't find the new section! Ric
Oh, I'm here, waiting for the other shoe to drop, like everybody else. Apparently it is taking longer than JMS expected to get all the "i"s dotted and the "t"s crossed, so he's just as stuck as the rest of us until Warner Bros. or somebody finishes whatever is happening on the business side and makes an announcement. Following is a list of suggested titles from the moderated newsgroup with time-stamps prior to JMS's "one of you is right" message. One of the problems with usenet, of course, is that messages are time-stamped when they're sent, not when they're posted to the group, and when any given individual actually see a given message can depend on his ISP, their mail server and his PC/newsreader. So we can't be sure that JMS saw all of these guesses before he posted his note. We should recall that JMS is fond of "working" or "placeholder" titles, so "B5:TMoS" could be nothing more than a covenient way for everyone at the studio to separate the new project from previous B5 stuff that is currently in the DVD pipeline. (And made deliberately hard to guess or otherwise odd because JMS is a sadistic bastard who likes torturing fans , and otherwise having fun at their expense. After years of hearing how much B5 resembled The Lord of the Rings - which it doesn't especially in terms of story, characters and outcome - he chose the initials "LotR" for the last B5 project, after all. Does anyone think that was a coincidence?) Finally we should realize that the vast majority of these "guesses" weren't meant seriously, and that even some that were are too silly, ungrammatical or ugly to be serious contenders. If it isn't a temporary title like "B5: The Movie of the Series" (because "TMP" for "The Motion Picture" would be too obvious) than I would guess a title like "B5: The Memory of Shadows" is the most likely. (Assuming the first word is "The".) Any story that is likely to involve the original cast would be set in the period after the Shadow War and any threat they encounter, including left-over Shadow technology and the Human telepaths, could be considered a legacy of the long Vorlon-Shadow conflict. (I believe that the success of the DVDs provided the impetus for a new B5 project, and that it is therefore likely that TPTB at Warner Bros. would prefer something that involves as much of the original cast as possible.) I'm more interested in knowing if "B5:TMoS" is the title of a theatrical film, a mini-series or a TV movie than in what the letters stand for, but here's the list the JMS says contains the correct "translation" of "TMoS": Babylon 5: The Meanng of Spoo Theatrical Movie, original Story The mother of Sheridan The Minbari of Steel The Mollari of Spoo Triluminary-Modified operating System The Man of Steel Too Many odd Suggestions B5:TMoS - Theatrical Movie of Sorts B5:TMoS - Telepaths Move on Saturday B5:TMoS - Terribly Mean of Straczynski Babylon5: The MIND of Straczynski The Meatballs of Swedes The Marriages of Sheridan The Mutation of Sinclair The Men of Space The Mammaries of Susan The Meaninglessness of Speculation. The Minstrations of Sugar Telepath Monopoly of Space Trans Morphing Optical Stuff The Meaning of S*** The Mighty Obvious Script The Mound of Scripts The Movie of Surprises Time Makes Our Society Twenty Minbari Order Sandwiches The Movie Script The Memory of Shadows The Movement of Shadows The Mark of Shadows The Memory of Sheridan The Murder of Shiv'kala The Martyrdom of Sinclair The Mystery of Souls Telepath Minds on Speed Babylon 5: The Music of Sondheim Babylon 5: The Making of the Series B5: The Misdirection of Speculation Telepathic Mindwipe of Sheridan. Terrific Marvels of Space (a documentary) Babylon Five : Total Marmallisation of Spacestation That Mean Ol' Straczynski (from B5_Obsessed at b5tv.com) The Movement of Starlight Two Marsupials on Speed Talia, Marcus, or Susan * Terribly Mean of Straczynski Babylon 5: The Myth of Souls Babylon 5: The Myth of Shadows Babylon 5: The Mystery of Sheridan Techno-Mages of Silliness Techno-Mages of Song Techno-Mages on Strike The Movie on Sunday The Movie opposite SuperBowl Telepaths: Meet our Sponsor Throw Morden off Station The Mouth of Sheridan * If WB were to consider getting into NC-17 territory, I'd suggest renaming this one Talia, Marcus on Susan. I don't know who originally did all the work of compiling this list, which has appeared on a number of web sites, or I'd give credit where credit is due. Certainly it wasn't me. Regards, Joe
The Movement of Shadows seems like a title JMS would use. capt
The Memory of Shadows The Movement of Shadows The Mark of Shadows The Myth of Shadows I think those are the most likely titles.
JMS certainly knows how to stir a debate about a title does he not ?
I have a question for you all. I saw B5 first when it was run on TNT. I saw ITB first which I'm sure ruined the series just a little for me. Anyway, after my fiancee and I are done watching DS9 (currently 1/2 way through S5) I want to introduce her to B5. Should I just start in S1 or show her ITB first like I saw it? Just curious. She keeps saying she doesn't think she'll like it, but she loves DS9. I told her there are similarities but B5's storytelling is unmatched in any show.
In the Beginning actually comes after season 4, and spoils events that occur in the beggining and middle of season 4.
Save ITB for later. It was B5's finest hour.