Archive for August 29th, 2003
lorien1 writes “‘Babylon 5’ Still Flying High
By Martin Sieff
UPI Senior News Analyst
Published 4/30/2003 10:28 PM
WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) — Is “Babylon 5” the finest science fiction television series of all time? Obviously not quite, with the “Classic Star Trek” of the 1960s and Rod Serling’s wonderful, magical “Twilight Zone” still around. But the best sci-fi TV series of the past 30 years? For that, you should well consider it.” Read More for the whole article. Nice to see mainstream press, especially amid the success of the DVDs and Jerry Doyle’s push for a return.
It appears that Lorraine Heggessey, the current controller at BBC1, wants to bring Doctor Who back. The roadblock right now according to her is a “complicated” rights issue (perhaps Fox still has a stake in it?), although the article goes on to say that the only known issue is that some of the writers, like the late Terry Nation, owned rights to certain characters, like Nation’s Daleks, which I’m sure would be a must.