New Babylon Five Steam Punk Style
September 21, 2012 2:33 PM Subscribe
Bruce Boxleitner thinks he can sell a Steam Punk Saga to the Networks
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Lantern City exists in a parallel universe where the Victorians survived and the style of that period permeates their milieu. The site is not very old and Boxleitner has put some money behind this along with Trevor Crafts
co producer he worked with Boxleitner on Smokewood
a TV comedy pilot "It's Parks and Recreation Meets Tombstone."
Matthew James Daley has the title of writer for the show no profile on the IMDB. He is in the forums over at Lantern City. The creators of the show have asked for fan participation either by submitting props and costumes for consideration and ideas for fleshing out the world.
Back story is a bit thin we have Terrans transported to Lantern City (the Outsiders) the Greymen Empire the Working Class who are starved and abused kept in a state of despair. Finally the Underground escapees of Lantern City who are ploting revolution even as they live in the anarchy under the city.
I think you can see B5 in the mix of character classes it makes for subplots galore as it moves along an arc of succession and rebellion. Nothing on casting but we can assume Boxleitner will be playing a lead role in one of the factions.
This could be timed just right with the success of Game of Thrones. Not sure if it is serious sci fi or a more campy angle.