|Oh, don't look at me like that. You know full well what I'm talking about.|
Meanwhile, Babylon 5 was about a space station at the mouth of a completely different kind of swirly blue portal that leads to distant parts of the galaxy. It was run by a guy with a totally distinct magic destiny, but a similarly dead wife who finds himself caught up in a war between galactic civilizations.
|The one on the left is a wormhole which is a hole in the fabric of you know, space while the one|
on the right is a jump-gate which is a hole in-whatever, look, it's like the same goddamn thing.
|Executives: It's not their job to be creative.|
It's their job to exploit the creativity of others.
Fortunately the enmity was ended when Majel Roddenberry, widow of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, made a guest appearance on Babylon 5 as a bald psychic alien with six hoo-hah's. Incidentally, B5 was like way more comfortable talking about alien genitalia than Star Trek ever was.
|Roddenberry's appearance on B5 finally put an end to-yes, Centauri have six. Move on.|
|Finally, these fans will be able to go five|
minutes at a Comic-Con without having to
explain who the hell they're supposed to be.
According to this, Straczynski wants to reboot B5 as a movie, which I'm kind of on the fence about. The series often featured community theatre-level acting and special effects worthy of Playstation 1, so a big-budget fancy-pants remake would be a totally welcome upgrade. On the other hand, the show was kind of a five-year soap-opera in space, so condensing the story into a two-hour movie or (shudder) trilogy of movies might necessitate leaving out a lot of the details (i.e. the Centauri and their hexa-junk). Either way, I think we should all brace ourselves for a serious uptick in B5 cosplay.