'Babylon 5' turns 20: Creator J. Michael Straczynski reflects on the show's legacy

It has been 20 years this week since "Babylon 5" premiered as a weekly series, a year after its pilot aired as a TV movie. The popular science fiction series was a pioneer in many ways and has certainly left its mark on many television shows that followed.Zap2it spoke with creator J. Michael Straczynski about the show, looking back on some of its groundbreaking features, like planning a five-year story arc, or having a same-sex couple. Straczynski says it's terrific to see the way his show has affected other projects.Zap2it: Can you believe it's been 20 years since "Babylon 5" premiere?J. Michael Straczyinski: No, it takes my breath away to think about it sometimes. For me, those characters are all still alive. There are times in parts of the day when they still talk to me. In the middle of the night, they'll be there in my head. Really to this day there are still...



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