Hmmm. Cautiously optimistic on this news. Picked up a pair of tidbits from the linked article in the OP:
*It will be a direct to dvd collection of 20 minutes stories set in the b5 universe that will feature the prominent characters.
These stories will expand on the characters that were previously established. The only character he mentioned would not be covered would be G’Kar since he believes no one should ever voice G’Kar except for Andreas Katsulas, who passed away earlier this year. *
I won’t really miss Dr. Franklin. He was probably my least favorite character in the series, but G’Kar ruled. Not recasting that role is the right decision. Twenty minute stories focusing on particular characters could be fun. Plenty of stuff to work with, but really wondering if the format will get old fairly quickly. Wonder how the marketing will be done? I’d be inclined to pop for a subscription deal if one was offered, rather than risk missing a popular episode at retail…
The other tidbit dealt with the question will there be a B5 computer game soon? Jms said he could not talk about it now, but that in two weeks expect something big to be announced. He hinted that if you ever wanted to live in the B5 universe, you might get your chance. Now, either thats a super holobrothel or a MMORPG. Im hoping for the former
Holobrothel would be…interesting…but I’d rather have a great game. Not so sure about a MMORPG format, though. I could see a strategic version of the Shadow War, and/or the other conflicts in the series. Could maybe see a “Wing Commander” style space-fighter pilot deal. Balanced character classes would seem to pose a problem…Psi-Corps, Rangers, Rogue Telepaths, Earth Force grunt?