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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: ATTN JMS: why no Eiben Scrood?
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 8/13/2001 5:07:00 PM  

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>> On 8 Aug 2001 14:37:35 GMT, hennebry@web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu (Mike Hennebry)
>wrote:
>> >
>> >My recollection is that you stated that Eiben Scrood didn't get
>> >a credit on Crusade because of pressure on the relevant guild.
>> >Is my recollection correct? What kind of pressure?
>>
>> I assume because it's not a name registered with them.
>
>It was his officially registered pseudonym. I can't remember his exact
>wording of why he wasn't allowed to use it, and I seem to have lost the
>article (a Dreamwatch interview) I got it from.
>

It was a properly registered pseudonym, but WB put pressure on the WGA not to
allow me to use it as it "diminished the value" of the show and basically made
light of the studio (which is, of course, the POINT of a pseudonym), and the
WGA isn't the bravest when it comes to this sort of thing, so the WGA caved to
their pressure.

jms

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