Is Babylon 5 the "Star Trek but not Star Trek" series?
@InspectorCaracal Maybe as "the gritty one we wanted before we had DS9" ?
@trini Well what I meant is that it was originally intended to be a Star Trek series but didn't get picked up as a Star Trek series so they redid the Star Trek specific parts and ran with it anyway
@InspectorCaracal IIRC its creator pitched it as a Star Trek series, and Paramount turned him down because they were already in pre-production on DS9, so he went off and made it himself (with Warner Bros. eventually producing it).
@noelle Yes, that's the backstory I remembered, excellent! Having never seen the majority of these shows, I have a lot of trouble remembering which titles go along with which pieces of trivia
@InspectorCaracal Babylon 5 is 'Star Trek but not Star Trek' but in another way Star Trek Discovery is too.
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