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READ PDF ⚞ Creating Babylon 5 ä The year is , ten years after the Earth Minbari War In an effort to prevent further bloodshed the Earth Alliance created the Babylon project Positioned in a key sector of the galaxy, the Babylonspace station serves as a space born port of call for diplomats, traders, hustlers, and travelers Its aim to exist as a natural place where humans and aliens can work out their differences peacefully Yet in reality the station is a focus of tension, malice, and intrigue with all the wondrous excesses of a galactic cultural melting potIn Creating BABYLONauthor David Bassom takes an in depth behind the scenes look at the creation of the seminal series From plot development to the show s ground breaking special effects methods, Bassom covers all aspects of Babylons production Interviews with all the main cast and key production crew combine with page after page of stunning photography and essential details about the Babylonuniverse Creating BABYLONis the only book to chart the birth and creation of the science fiction phenomenon of the decade This book is a fun nostalgic read but it is limited this book was written and released roughly mid way through the series and the run As such some of the story arc s have not been revealed or properly fleshed out which is what you would expect for a series that was still evolving like the pioneering special effects it used in such abundance The book however is a fun and colourful trip around the show, the production and the cast and crew and even though most of the information it shared is p This book is a fun nostalgic read but it is limited this book was written and released roughly mid way through the series and the run As such some of the story arc s have not been revealed or properly fleshed out which is what you would expect for a series that was still evolving like the pioneering special effects it used in such abundance The book however is a fun and colourful trip around the show, the production and the cast and crew and even though most of the information it shared is pretty common knowledge now no lesser thanks to the internet I guess it is still a great read and I to be honest on a personal level reminds me how much I enjoyed and miss the show I guess as one commentator said there was nothing like it and there probably won t be ever again since this show really introduced us to the series and longer spanning story arc where everything else was a side show to the main event Written during the middle of Season 3, Creating Babylon 5 is an interesting, if hagiographic take on the show, and the work of the effects departments, actors, and above all JMS vision and organizational talents There s nothing here that hardcore fans won t already know 20 years after the series ended, but this book is a pleasant journey back in time, with a few interesting tidbits. It was decent Cutesy but unlike the series it lacked depth I did notice an error, about why Micheal O Hare Sinclair was dismissed from the show But it may have been that the author believed that what he was saying was true It was stated that jms wanted to go a different direction with the captain and that was why O Hare was dismissed The real reason O Hare was dismissed was because he was suffering from paranoid delusions JMS however made promise to O Hare not to reveal this until O Hare It was decent Cutesy but unlike the series it lacked depth I did notice an error, about why Micheal O Hare Sinclair was dismissed from the show But it may have been that the author believed that what he was saying was true It was stated that jms wanted to go a different direction with the captain and that was why O Hare was dismissed The real reason O Hare was dismissed was because he was suffering from paranoid delusions JMS however made promise to O Hare not to reveal this until O Hare s death so as not to adversely affect the actor s career , a promise that jms kept He did not reveal O Hare s mental illness to fans or the public until after jms died