Early Babylon 5 concept art June 12, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
This fascinates me. Watching on YouTube a panel comprised most of the surviving cast members of B5 at a con a year or two back (there’s been a sad attrition rate in the intervening years) in a short video accompanying the panel some images of unfamiliar spacecraft appeared. These, it would appear came from very very early concept art when the idea was being pitched to networks.
Here’s one page on same. Here’s more. Easy to see elements that would survive, others seemed extravagant given the level of CGI technology at the time, though the idea of a balcony overlooking the interior of the station is a nice one. The exterior seems very 50s in style, doesn’t it? The design of the B5 logo is at an early but not unrecognisable stage.