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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: ATTN JMS: Jeremiah Questions - general and one about Justice
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 4/24/2002 12:27:00 AM  

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>1) Do you have the series timeline written in stone or is it much more open
>than say B5 or Crusade? And do you have a foreseen ending to the series,
>assuming it gets the run length you desire?

It's not as elaborate as the B5 arc, because there I had 5 years to work on it,
but there's a timeline, yeah...and there is an ending.

>2) What exactly has Mr. Dante's contribution been? When you first mentioned
>Jeremiah you mentioned you'd be teaming with him and that you always admired
>his work. But it doesn't sound like he has much of anything to do with its
>production/writing.

Joe Dante was involved with the early development of the project. Once I wrote
the pilot, he was on tap to direct, and his deal, based on his early
involvement, called for certain fees and titles. When it came time for the
pilot, he was not available, but the deal remains the same. He has not been
involved in the show since then. I don't think anyone in the company has even
heard from him since.

>3) The one thing I've been expecting to see was some "western style
>justice". Jeremiah and the rest have run across some pretty bad folks.

There are moments and flashes of it... certainly Jeremiah initially tries to
off the guys who assaulted the woman in "City of Roses," and probably would
have succeeded if Kurdy hadn't interceded; similarly, Markus would almost
certainly have taken out Major Quantrell had Ezekiel not removed that decision
from him. The characters are kind of on the razor's edge of what's right and
wrong, constantly fighting to do the right thing.


jms

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