It was announced by J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5, at the San Diego Comic Con in July 2006. Straczynski has described the stories as ones he had for the Babylon 5 television series, but never had the time to produce. Only one instalment, titled Voices in the Dark, was produced before the project was shelved.
The second part, Voices in the Dark: Over There, follows ISA President John Sheridan on his way to B5 for a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the formation of the Interstellar Alliance. During the journey he picks up the Centauri Prince Dius Vintari (third in line to the Centauri Imperial throne) on the edge of Centauri space, using a new Valen-class cruiser, and receives a warning from Galen the techno-mage about Earth’s destruction in 30 years by Vintari’s hand to restore the Centauri Republic to glory. Galen proposes killing Vintari in a Starfury weapons malfunction. Sheridan goes along with it until he realises there were “ways” to prevent that future. Sheridan chooses instead to have Vintari live on Minbar where he can be taught compassion. Galen confronts Sheridan about his decision, but Sheridan forces Galen to all but admit that was his actual goal to manoeuvre him into that choice. The story introduces the concept of quantum space.
Part 01 here.
Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 31 July 2007 (Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, US).
- Rating: 12.
- Running Time: 75 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.