Douglas Netter, Babylon 5 producer, dies

Douglas NetterDouglas Netter, the executive producer of the science fiction series Babylon 5 and its various spinoffs after the series’ run, from Crusade through the 2007 direct-to-DVD project Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, dies at the age of 96. A former executive vice president of MGM in the early 1970s, Netter also produced such TV projects as The Sacketts, Five Mile Creek, Hypernauts, and Captain Power, the series which introduced him to future Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski.