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J. Michael Straczynski Urges Fans To Get Babylon 5 Back On TV (Thanks To Breaking Bad)

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Babylon 5Breaking Bad is already my favorite show, but Badger’s Star Trek spec script idea a few weeks ago coupled with Sunday night’s Babylon 5 reference has put it right over the top.

BREAKING BAD SPOILERS BELOW!!! AND BABYLON 5 ONES, FOR THAT MATTER!!!

The last episode features a hunt for Jesse (Aaron Paul) after he douses Walter White’s (Bryan Cranston) house with gasoline but then mysteriously disappears before striking the flame. Walt and Saul (Bob Odenkirk) try to track Jesse down, going so far as to bug the homes of his sci-fi-loving friends. Sadly, the wire only picks up three hours of conversation “about something called Babylon 5.” Of course Badger and Skinny Pete watch B5. They may be meth-heads, but they have damn fine taste in television.

After the episode, Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski tweeted a challenge to fans:

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Darth Heisenberg Needs No Introduction, But Say His Name Anyway

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darth heisenberg“Walter White Jr. A.K.A. Flynn, I am your father.” Not that Walt Jr.’s lineage is a secret within the dark, brooding world of AMC’s Breaking Bad, but I couldn’t think of any more fitting way to start this story. The above image is called “Darth Heisenberg,” and it’s one of the latest masterpieces from artist PJ McQuade, perfectly mixing the worlds of Star Wars and Walter White, as portrayed with gut-wrenching aplomb by Bryan Cranston. Rarely do fan-created mash-ups work so, so well.

Formerly Jedi master Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader was swayed to the Dark Side (mostly because Hayden Christenson was a big puss), and ruled the roost with an iron fist and a Force Choke. Similarly, Walt used to have all of his values intact as a high school chemistry teacher, but that was before cancer came along and forced him to rethink his options, leading him into the criminal-heavy world of methamphetamine cooking and distribution. Not content with his limited role, Walt soon created the pseudonym “Heisenberg” to represent the biggest of the baddest in the drug game, and spent the next two seasons slowly working his way up (or down) to embodying the epithet himself. Walt’s virtues have been replaced by a pride-filled ugliness that you’d be advised to tread lightly around. And though half of Breaking Bad‘s fifth and final season has yet to air, I’d easily call Walt/Heisenberg one of the greatest and most well-rounded character arcs in all of fiction. That’s something that Darth Vader can’t really call his own, even though I’d much rather be in a room with Walt than Vader. Unless his mask is off. Then I can take him.

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Gillian Anderson Is Into A Third X-Files Film, But Not Another TV Series

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xfilesThere isn’t much for science fiction fans to look forward to at this year’s Comic-Con – that’s sarcasm, folks! – but one of the more anticipated events not attached to an upcoming feature was the anniversary panel for The X-Files, which was populated by creator Chris Carter, stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, as well as a handful of the show’s writers, including Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. To be expected, talk quickly shifted to the prospect of making another film. It turns out Gillian Anderson isn’t against the idea, but don’t ask her about a TV show, even a limited one.

Obviously if any questions about a long-gestating project like a third X-Files film are presented, no one can really give any concrete answers. These aren’t the people that give the go-ahead. Carter explained it away with, “You need a reason for going on and getting excited.” Anderson’s answer, however, was much more fan-friendly. “A film would be great,” she said. Though when it comes to making another series, using the upcoming 24: Live Another Day as an example, she was adamant in saying she’s not interested. She recently starred in the damned fine BBC murder drama The Fall, which you can watch on Netflix here. And while I’ve come to think that another short TV season might be the best way to reintroduce a conspiracy-driven storyline and get people invested, I understand her hesitation.

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Godzilla Reboot May Land Elizabeth Olsen And Bryan Cranston

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Casting is quickly starting to come together for the Godzilla reboot. A few weeks ago, Legendary Pictures was in talks with actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson to star in the upcoming monster movie. Now it looks like the movie studio is also considering bringing Martha Marcy May Marlene star Elisabeth Olsen and Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston into the cast as well.

According to Variety, the reboot of the popular Japanese film series is currently awaiting a script polish from screenwriter Frank Darabont. The ex-showrunner of AMC’s The Walking Dead wants to make this new iteration of the iconic monster a “terrifying force of nature” as he and director Gareth Edwards iron out a more realistic approach to the source material.

Elisabeth Olsen is an indie darling who was featured in How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor’s sophomore effort, Liberal Arts, and in Kill Your Darlings, featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Ben Foster, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. She will also appear in Spike Lee’s upcoming remake of Oldboy, which will be released later this year. If she takes the Godzilla job, this would be her first tentpole summer blockbuster movie.