Bablyon 5

Warner has announced the start of production of Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, a made-for-DVD movie that will be targeted towards the Babylon 5 loyal audience and science-fiction fans in general.

The DVD will include two new Babylon 5 stories collectively entitled Voices of the Dark in one film plus exclusive behind the scenes content.

Actors from the original series that have signed on to participate in the project include Bruce Boxleitner (President John Sheridan), Tracy Scoggins (Captain Elizabeth Lochley) and Peter Woodward (Galen).

The stories will be written and directed by executive producer and original Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski. Executive producer Doug Netter also returns in that role.

On an immense space station built by the Earth Alliance in the 2250s, the crew of Babylon 5 are charged with maintaining the peace among the various alien races by providing a sanctuary where grievances and negotiations can be worked out among duly appointed ambassadors. Aside from its diplomatic function, Babylon 5 also serves as a military post for Earth and a port of call for travelers, traders, businessmen, criminals, and Rangers.

The story of The Lost Tales picks up several years after the events of its original story, and follows several of its major characters in new adventures set against the backdrop of the Babylon 5 universe.