The Triumph of Babylon 5: The Science Fiction Classic and Its Long Twilight Struggles (Paperback)

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The Triumph of Babylon 5: The Science Fiction Classic and Its Long Twilight Struggles (Paperback)

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Babylon 5 revolutionized genre television. First aired in 1993, the space opera series is highly respected for everything it was trying to achieve on television at a time when Star Trek was king. Its use of story arcs and long-form storytelling in science fiction can be felt in everything from Battlestar Galactica to Lost and The Expanse. Much of its legacy has been about its struggle to survive. From the rivalry with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, to the collapse of the Prime Time Entertainment Network, the cancellation of spin-off series, and the failed big screen attempts--the behind-the-scenes details on Babylon 5 are as fascinating as anything we have on screen. This work explores the complex history of Babylon 5, the career of showrunner J. Michael Straczynski, and the behind-the-scenes drama to stay on the air, with many attempts to continue the franchise. Featuring interviews with cast members from the podcast A Dream Given Form, a lengthy two-part interview with Peter Jurasik (Londo) and a chat with Patricia Tallman (Lyta) and others, this book gives insights into what it was like to be part of Babylon 5, chronicling the show's highs and lows and examining the legacy it left behind in genre television.
Baz Greenland has written several published works and for numerous websites. He lives in Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Product Details ISBN: 9781476692401
ISBN-10: 1476692408
Publisher: McFarland and Company, Inc.
Publication Date: January 10th, 2024
Pages: 250
Language: English