Babylon 5 is being rebooted, and I have a complicated reaction to that.

I’m not sure how I feel about this.

[The CW] is teaming with original series creator J. Michael Straczynski for a reboot of Babylon 5.

Described as a “from-the-ground-up reboot” of the original, Straczynski will pen the script for a new potential version of the former syndicated drama from Warner Bros. TV. The new take revolves around John Sheridan (originally played by Bruce Boxleitner), an Earthforce officer with a mysterious background, who is assigned to Babylon 5, a five-mile-long space station in neutral space, a port of call for travelers, smugglers, corporate explorers and alien diplomats at a time of uneasy peace and the constant threat of war.

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Tweet of the Day, Guess How Old Babylon 5 Is? edition.

Not as bad as you might think: Babylon 5 is ‘only’ 25.

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I *will* miss Jon Stewart, actually. He was a great coal mine canary.

If a scandal freaked him out, then you knew that the Democrats were in full Panic Mode over it.  Aside from that… eh. He’ll be gone tomorrow, and the world will not have changed.

But I can see how people might be upset that the show was over. *I* was upset after the last episode of Babylon 5, after all.  After a while, you see your favorite entertainments as being part of an orderly universe, you know what I mean?  And re-runs are never the same, somehow. Hopefully they’ll find something else to veg out to…