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A Return for Babylon 5?

Walter Koenig has suggested that Babylon 5 could make a return in some form in the future. The actor told fans at a recent Las Vegas Star Trek convention that the series’ creator J Michael Straczynski is in talks to revive the show.

“He told me that he is in negotiations to re-acquire the rights to Babylon 5 and it looks pretty good,” said Koenig. “Now what that portends I am not entirely sure. It could be a new series or it could be a feature film, but he (Straczynski) was quite animated about it. He seemed very excited and Warner Brothers is dealing with him in good faith. So you might see another Babylon 5 in the not too distant future.”

Babylon 5 originally aired on now-defunct network PTEN from 1994 to 1997 and on TNT for a final fifth season in 1998. The series also spawned six television films and short-lived spinoff series Crusade. The original series was critically acclaimed, and while not a ratings hit, it quickly amassed a loyal fanbase. The show’s long story arcs and multi-layered characterizations have since been influential upon subsequent sci-fi shows.

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