JMSNews
The J. Michael Straczynski Message Archive

 

JMSNews provides an archive of messages posted
by J. Michael Straczynski (JMS).

  Home      Community Forums      Contest      Links      FAQ      About JMS     

RSS Feed  

 Search all Messages

   Sort by: 

This field searches the text of all messages in the archive.

 Message
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: 1998 Calander
      To: CIS  
    Date: 9/30/1997 4:32:00 AM  

Message 1 in thread 

View this message only
 



{original post had no questions}

There will be two calendars coming out shortly for 1998, one
from Slowdazzle, the other from Antioch...and if you forced me to say
which was better, I'd say it was the Antioch calendar, which from a
design point of view is just absolutely spectacular, probably one of
the best pieces of licensing done yet in the pubishing area.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: 1998 Calander
      To: CIS  
    Date: 10/2/1997 10:05:00 AM  

Message 2 in thread 

View this message only
 



(blocked) asks:
> US or Brit???
> Will we be able to get both here in the States?

The Antioch calendar is a US calendar, the Slowdazzle calendar
is a UK calendar.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: 1998 Calander
      To: CIS  
    Date: 10/4/1997 11:36:00 AM  

Message 3 in thread 

View this message only
 



Ray Pelzer <70475.1263@compuserve.com> asks:
> I wonder if THIS is why we haven't seen any new calendar
> wallpaper pages in the B5 web page Special_Elements area???

No, it's because with the departure of Troy, and B5 being a lame
duck show in WB's view, there's nobody at the helm over there right
now.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: 1998 Calander
      To: CIS  
    Date: 10/4/1997 6:26:00 PM  

Message 4 in thread 

View this message only
 



{original post had no questions}

"HQ people have never heard of B5, and since they overloaded on Star
Trek merchandise which didn't sell, they figured it was more of the
same."

This kills me...and I've heard it before...because when we went
on the air, some places didn't want to carry our stuff (like the
micromachines) because it wasn't (or wasn't like) like Star Trek and
only Star Trek sells...and now they are reluctant to carry us because
they think we're like Star Trek and Star Trek DOESN'T sell anymore....

Some days you just can't win.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: 1998 Calander
      To: CIS  
    Date: 10/5/1997 4:37:00 PM  

Message 5 in thread 

View this message only
 



{original post had no questions}

I guess you're right...we've done all we can at this end, from
here on out it depends on the fans.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: 1998 Calander
      To: CIS  
    Date: 10/5/1997 4:37:00 PM  

Message 6 in thread 

View this message only
 



Carl Cantarella <105030.3700@compuserve.com> asks:
> I thought, "Huh?"
> Which brings me back to the beginning sort of: what prompted me
> to call Galoob about the B5 Micro Machines?

The problem, as I heard it, was that the stores simply wouldn't
put them out. They'd sit in the back room because the owner didn't
know what B5 was, and didn't want to take up the shelf space. The nets
are full of tales of people who were told there were no B5 micros, then
after having the back room checked, found 'em...bought 'em...but the
rest never hit the shelves, just sat back there until they could be
sent back.

Meanwhile, Galoob was being deluged with phone orders for the
things. They ran out fast, then as the store sets started to come back,
were able to fill orders of stuff that had been out of stock before.

On the other hand...these are the sorts of stories you tell
years later at conventions...like when Mark Hammil sat for 3 hours at a
comics convention and nobody talked to him because no one had yet heard
anything about this "Star Wars" movie....

jms

Site © 2015 Midnight Design Productions  -  Message content © 2015 by Synthetic Worlds  -  Privacy Statement