If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(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
    More: Cool, Netflix, matrix, PR Newswire, J. Michael Straczynski, Babylon, Wachowskis, Sense8 HD, Speed Racer  
•       •       •

3957 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 27 Mar 2013 at 12:55 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

Voting Results (Funniest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

2013-03-27 12:57:40 PM  
5 votes:
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 vote:



slate.comView Full Size

2013-03-27 04:04:15 PM  
1 vote:
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 vote:
Great Maker..
2013-03-27 01:13:35 PM  
1 vote:
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 vote:
Is that the one with Gary Baldy?
2013-03-27 12:26:39 PM  
1 vote:
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.
Displayed 10 of 10 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.