And a story about the Interstellar Alliance would suck. And selling a show just to legacy B5 fans isn't sustainable.Because Babylon 5 was the last of the Babylon stations.
It sounds like studio marketing or "series bible" verbiage to me. Used to explain to to the moneymen, or writers new to the franchise...although when I read that, I wasn't sure if that is an actual description of the new show from JMS, or just Hollywood Reporter summing up the old show...
But CW is a special case. For the longest time CW's primary target demo was women 18-34. It's evened out since CBS started pushing its "middling" shows to less competitive network.You can't say that Pat Tallman, Claudia Christian or Mira Furlan weren't attractive.
My memories of B5 haven't held up over time. Some of those episodes didn't age well in 20+ years, I had issues re-watching after 10 years. And my five DVD sets have been accumulated with dust (or what ever counts as digital dust in PLEX)I'm mildly concerned that my expectations will be unrealistically high. I have such fond memories of B5:
I would characterize them as "TV Budget" shows. Even 90s Trek was "TV Budget" but they still squeezed every penny and those VFX still hold up today.I would say the bigger budget shows are much better. But the CW shows? Many of those special effects are pretty bad.