Dead Like Me. Babylon 5

I heard that there’s a bit of a currebnt trend to make some TV programmmes as straight-to-DVD. This is apparently due to the rise of TIVOs etc which is cutting down on ratings and advertising revenues. A couple that are going this route are Dead Like Me and Babylon 5.

http://www.syfyportal.com/news423577.html

“Dead Like Me,” the popular Showtime television series starring Mandy Patinkin and Ellen Muth, is returning as a made-for-DVD movie. MGM told Moviehole.com that Stephen Herek (“The Mighty Ducks”) will direct the new film. There’s no word yet on who’ll be starring in the film — but hopefully they’ll revive the original cast.

http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=23963
Published on Monday, July 24, 2006

I’ve checked around the Internets, and have found little (or no) reference to the news conveyed through the messages below. But this is definitely worth sharing, so here you go…

During last weekend’s San Diego Comic Con…at a panel that (evidently) didn’t enjoy the “in your face” notoriety of, say, TRANSFORMERS or SPIDERMAN 3… producer/writer/director J. Michael Straczynski (JMS, or “Joe”) made an announcement regarding the future of this little concept he has called BABYLON 5.

The thrust of the news is this: straight-to-video BABYLON 5 adventures…involving B5 characters in an anthology format…should arrive late next year. Written and directed by JMS.