-- G'Kar (played by Andreas Katsulas)
In any event, it was on this day back in 2002 that series' creator J. Michael Straczynski sought to bring it back to the airwaves in the form of an all-new serial, but The Legend Of The Rangers failed to gain any traction with audiences. As can often happen in the business of broadcast television, I think it's safe to suggest that the SciFi Channel (now Syfy) is as much to blame as anyone in this missed opportunity (there's a solid summation of Legend's history on Cancelled Before It Began right here, so I won't relive it), and I'd definitely agree with any like-minded thinker who suggested that perhaps the Rangers might very well have been the best opportunity to bring B5 back, especially given that it had really only disappeared a few years previous. Such a narrative focus could've played out in a variety of ways ... but, as they say, it wasn't meant to be.
Written by Straczynski, the telefilm was directed by Michael Vejar, a proven veteran of TV production. The project starred Dylan Neal, Alex Zahara, Myriam Sorois, Dean Marshall, and Enid-Raye Adams; and there's absolutely no doubt that a long-term series could very well have meant returning and/or recurring guest stints from any of B5's regulars. (In fact, Andreas Katsulas was on board for the pilot.) Here's the premise as provided by the good people at IMDB.com:
"A disgraced Ranger takes command of an old, possibly haunted, ship on an escort mission that encounters deadly peril from a new enemy civilization."
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!