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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: Attn: JMS - Credit Question
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 4/24/1998 12:34:00 PM  

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>I am curious as to why Walter Koenig (who as far as I
>can tell has appeared in more S5 eps than either Mumy or Furst) is left out
>of
>the canned opening credit sequence. Is this due to contractual
>considerations?
>Stylistic reasons (i.e. a no "bad" guys policy)?

No, you put someone in the main titles when you make an overall deal, usually 8
episodes or more, with an actor in advance of the season. With Walter, we
average about 4 eps per season, and they are each negotiated individually, as
they come up.

>I have one acquaintance - a S.T.
>fanatic -
>who solely justifies his condemnation of B5 as a S.T. clone by Koenig's
>presence.... Kinda makes you wanna clean the gene pool, but there you have
>it...)

So in other words, your friend thinks that an actor who is in one successful
show should never work in the TV business, ever again, on any other show,
whether he's a good actor or not.

Your friend is a yutz.

jms

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