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Douglass Netter has gone beyond the Rim (May 10, 2017)

TycoTyco RangerTexas
edited May 2017 in General Discussion
Copy and paste from John Copeland's Facebook page.


"I have some sad news to share with all of you Babylon 5 fans out there. Doug Netter, our fearless leader and executive producer of B5 has passed away and gone beyond the Rim. Doug lived a long an full life and was a driving force behind the series. It was thanks to Doug's tireless efforts that ensured that B5 got a fifth season, even though it meant moving to TNT. He didn't have much give up in him. He was a terrific cheerleader for those who worked with him and he a never afraid to learn new things. It was in large part to his enthusiasm that B5 even made it to the screen.

Here's a photo of Joe, Doug and myself celebrating our first Hugo win."


  • He was the reason WB signed on board. He was critically important to the show existing.

    This is a sad day :(
  • Agreed.
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  • CanavandriveCanavandrive Registered User
    Sigh another mind behind the magic of B5 gone beyond the rim. Now if I can get to the great machine I can time travel back and inform him that one day he'll be producer of a legendary sci-fi show that changed the lives of many.
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