1993 Hugo Award Nominee: “The Gathering” Emmy Award Winner: “The Gathering” OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS PAUL BEIGLE-BRYANT, Computer Imaging Supervisor; SHANNON CASEY, Visual Effects Coordinator; RON THORNTON, Visual Effects Designer 1994 Emmy Award Winner: “The Parliament of Dreams” OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP FOR A SERIES EVERETT BURRELL, Makeup Artist; GREG FUNK, [...]
All special effects for Babylon 5 are computer generated. Foundation Imaging, headed by Ron Thornton, produced the special effects for the pilot movie and seasons one through three. Starting in Season 4, the special effects were moved in-house to Netter Digital Imaging, another subsidiary of the parent of B5′s production company.
It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match’d with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.
JMS’ main criteria for a good science fiction television series include that it must be good science fiction and good television; it must be geared towards adults, not kids — doing for science fiction what Hill Street Blues did for police shows.
It was indeed a glad and gracious time, and the half dozen rash spirits that ventured to disapprove of the war and cast a doubt upon its righteousness straightway got such a stern and angry warning that for their personal safety’s sake they quickly shrank out of sight and offended no more in that way.
At the request of a few people, I’ve written a brief sketch of the history of ancient Babylonia. I’ve written this article because JMS has mentioned that there may be many parallels between Babylon 5 and ancient Babylon; however, for the same reason, I have to be extensively careful not to turn this article into a bunch of what some people may consider “story ideas.”