Babylon 5 Broke The Mold.


OMAHA, NE – As Babylon 5 celebrates its 20th anniversary, lets discuss how this ambitious little show that did, broke the mold. Babylon 5 was a dream given form by its talented maker, J Michael Straczynski, also known as JMS.  Babylon 5 was a break through in television sci-fi.  Touted as a novel for television, Babylon 5 had a beginning, middle and end, with a set time of 5 seasons to tell its story.  Babylon also brought a new type of special effects to the small screen, computer graphics.  Most television shows, most notably, Star Trek, at the time used models for there ships. Babylon 5 used computer graphics to render the Babylon 5 station and the ships views saw on the screen.  Babylon 5 was already light years ahead of its time, even for some movies. Story wise, Babylon 5 was rich in character, intrigue, action and grit.  A common saying among Babylon 5 fans was more happened in one episode of Babylon 5 than one season of Star Trek.  I think Babylon 5 still has more story to tell us, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we will get more.  (Maybe a production for Netflix?)

Below, the first 4 minutes of Babylon 5 to ever air, 20 years ago, Feb 1993.

Babylon 5 celebrated its 20th Anniversary, and it sure showed as the cast reunited for the 20th Anniversary to at several conventions in 2013, including San Diego Comic Con and Phoenix Comic Con.  JMS revealed a secret about one of Babylon 5’s stars at the Phoenix Comic-Con. Read the article here.  The article contains some wonderful video of the Babylon 5 cast together, reunited.  It is awesome seeing this cast come together, makes me even more hopeful that some new material will come from this Universe once again.

And lets not forget some sex and humor, Babylon 5 style.

Remember what Delenn looked like in the very beginning, in the Pilot?

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Farscape Cast

Farscape Put the SyFy Channel on the Map


OMAHA, NE – Farscape was an ambitious creation for the SyFy Channel.  The SyFy Channel was known for just rerunning older scifi material and they wanted make their mark, they wanted to push the envelope and that was what we fans saw in Farscape.  The production was quite ambitious as far as production values, special effect, make up, sets, talented actors and crew.  Farscape actress Claudia Black remarked that Farscape was probably the most ambitious project Australia had ever seen at that point.  Producing the show in Australia saved lots of money and allowed that money to be put into things that you could see directly in the show, the sci-fi sets and makeup, the alien looks, as well as Farscape’s signature puppets from the Henson company.

One of the most ambitious things about Farscape is the writing, and fans of Farscape got to know a loveable show rich in great acting, compelling stories, exquisite plots with some of the most memorable characters, heroes, villians and aliens science fiction every saw on original television programming. Who can forget such wonderful creations as Rygel, D’Argo, Chiana and Zhaan as well as the DRD’s, Moya, and Pilot? Farscape also had a quirky sense of humor. Farscape has been over for a number of years, but it will live on!  😀

A video with some of my favorite clips from one of my favorite episodes!

Farscape Cast

Farscape Cast during the shows high point.

Welcome to The Sci-Fi Dominion!


Welcome to The Sci-Fi Dominion!  This blog will cover a broad genre, science fiction as well as fantasy and horror. It will attempt to keep up with current science fiction in tv and movies while reminiscing on wonderful shows from the past.  A few years ago I ran my own website, it was niche search engine for science fiction that had over 1600 websites in its directory, making it the 3rd largest scifi directory in existence at the time. Google was also getting into its groove at the time and my sci-fi directory was ranked #1 in its category.  I was very proud of it, but couldn’t keep up with all the work needed to maintain it.  It was huge undertaking for something that was supposed to be just a hobby so I had to let it go.  I have always wanted to get back into it though and I think this blog will be a nice, workable way of doing that.  😀  Especially with so much going in science fiction right now, the Star Trek reboot, Star Wars is about do another set of movies. I wish this blog had been around for Farscape, Babylon 5 and the re-imagined BattleStar Galactica, too!  Well, it will be around for the next big things to come up!! And don’t forget to like our Sci-Fi Dominion FaceBook Page!

Science Fiction, More Real Than Most Religions.

Not to get too political, but….