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Old 07-15-2010, 05:37 AM
Triple F Triple F is offline
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Part of the joys of doing all that ‘research’ a while back. Though I’ve forgotten (or didn’t bookmark) most of it.

There’s a whole undercurrent of fan activity (still going on) that generally never comes near the likes of jmsnews, B5TV or even Firstones. Though it does pop up occasionally like that guy who created the Starfury and Omega models a few months back or someone advertsing one of the many B5 mods to PC games . . . . or writting some fan fiction.

It’s one of the reasons why I believe there is still a lot of interest in the show, just not overtly active interest that posts on recognised fan forums such as this. The DVD sales being another big hint.


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Just checked to see if I remembered something correctly to support that assumption. I did something similar a few years ago and the results do indicate the same thing.

If you look at the viewing stats of the jms wiki article it shows it’s been viewed 5915 times this year.
http://stats.grok.se/en/201007/J._Michael_Straczynski

The wiki article on Babylon 5 has been viewed 21468 times!!
http://stats.grok.se/en/201007/Babylon_5

(its currently ranked as the 4,380th most viewed article – which out of 3.3 million in the English wikipedia means it’s viewed more than 99.87% of the others – not too bad at all, and a big hint to that popularity)


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Just out of curiosity I tried looking at this years wiki (article) viewing figures for the other space based sci-fi television shows that I could remember (a quick straw poll).

Never tried that before but seemed a fun thing to try . . . . . . . . Crusade isn’t doing too well, it’s behind buck bloody rodgers. ffs. Considering it’s age though, B5 is doing exceptionally well. Still a hell of a buzz surrounding Firefly obviously.

Firefly - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 52,321
BSG (new) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23,676
Babylon 5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 21,468
ST : TNG - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 19,860
Farscape - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14,332
ST: TOS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13,006
ST: Voyager - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12,176
ST: DS9 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10,581
Lost In Space - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10,116
ST : Enterprise - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9,689
Lexx - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6,547
BSG (old) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5,323
Blake’s 7 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4,974
Buck Rodgers in the 25th century - - - - 4,663
Space 1999 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2,537
B5: Crusade - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2,529
Space: Above and Beyond - - - - - - - 1,698

Last edited by Triple F; 07-15-2010 at 11:12 AM.
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