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(Engadget)   Good: Netflix announces original sci-fi series. Bad: Produced by the people behind the Matrix sequels. Great: And also produced by the guy responsible for Babylon 5   (engadget.com) divider line 10
    More: Cool, Netflix, matrix, PR Newswire, J. Michael Straczynski, Babylon, Wachowskis, Sense8 HD, Speed Racer  
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2013-03-27 12:57:40 PM  
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Bad: the show will contain potassium benzoate.
2013-03-27 01:47:18 PM  
4 votes:

Silverstaff: Donnchadha: So the one girl behind this was one of the guys behind the Matrix?

Yes, Larry Wachowski is now Lana Wachowski.

IIRC, she came out as transgendered circa 2004 (and even then it was more that it came out in matters related to a divorce, that this was apparently part of the cause of), and had her first real public appearance after transitioning last fall as a promo interview for the release of Cloud Atlas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAC2SOVXlb8

Since the Wachowskis are normally very media adverse (part of their contract for The Matrix was they didn't have to do ANY media appearances for it), the very fact that they did even this video was significant.  Even moreso as Lana's first appearance to the world after transitioning.


If my name were on the other two Matrix films, I'd chop my penis off too.
2013-03-27 01:50:15 PM  
3 votes:
I'm just here to biatch about the cancellation of Firefly
2013-03-27 01:17:27 PM  
2 votes:

realmolo: And J. Michael Straczynski is a hack. "Babylon 5" was tedious dreck, and his other stuff is even worse.


Have you not see Walking Dead?  Tedious dreck is huge right now.
2013-03-27 07:25:48 PM  
1 votes:

Lana!

Lana!

LANA!!!!


www.slate.com

2013-03-27 04:04:15 PM  
1 votes:
There is a surprising lack of transgender hate in this thread.  Am I on the wrong Fark.com?
2013-03-27 01:43:28 PM  
1 votes:
Great Maker..
2013-03-27 01:13:35 PM  
1 votes:
Genre television can be campy or it can be well-done but what it can't be is boring.  The problem with Babylon 5 was the same problem that Smallville had- boring, poorly written television only slightly less melodramatic than Mexican soap operas.
2013-03-27 01:11:57 PM  
1 votes:
Is that the one with Gary Baldy?
2013-03-27 12:26:39 PM  
1 votes:
All indicators are that Stracynski has trouble working with other people, so unfortunately this thing will blow up after 2 seasons and the Internet will be ablaze with JMS supporters whining about how it was Netflix's fault for actually caring what kind of sinkhole they were pouring their money into and wanting to have a little say in the final product.
 
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