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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: ATTN JMS: What was your attraction to doing the Walker
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 9/2/2001 4:19:00 PM  

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>IMDB.COM list jms as "(Supervising Producer: 1993) Uncredited" for
>Walker Texas Ranger.

It was credited, however. The listing is incorrect.

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
(all message content (c) 2001 by synthetic worlds, ltd.,
permission to reprint specifically denied to SFX Magazine
and don't send me story ideas)
    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: ATTN JMS: What was your attraction to doing the Walker
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 9/2/2001 4:19:00 PM  

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>IMDB.COM list jms as "(Supervising Producer: 1993) Uncredited" for
>Walker Texas Ranger.

It was credited, however. The listing is incorrect.

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
(all message content (c) 2001 by synthetic worlds, ltd.,
permission to reprint specifically denied to SFX Magazine
and don't send me story ideas)
    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: ATTN JMS: What was your attraction to doing the Walker
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 9/9/2001 10:10:00 PM  

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>Joe is indeed credited for the script, but his name may not have
>appeared in the credits for that episode. Chuck Norris and Joe had
>creative differences on the direction of the show. In other words,
>Chuck Norris simply wanted a mindless action show; Joe chose not to
>write for the mindless.

Not quite true on a couple of levels. First, I did get credited as writer on
that episode.

Second, flattering as the assumption above may be, it ain't correct...when you
sign on to a show featuring a martial arts guy, you kinda know what you're
getting into.

The primary reason I left (besides B5 coming up fast and furious, which I'd set
aside a bit to help David do this) was that I wasn't being paid. Cannon is a
kinda... interesting...place to work, and though there was money going into the
production, not a lot of it was filtering down in contracted-for salaries.
Finally I just said "screw this, I'm outta here." David stayed longer, but in
the end I think he only got about half the money he was due.

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
(all message content (c) 2001 by synthetic worlds, ltd.,
permission to reprint specifically denied to SFX Magazine
and don't send me story ideas)
    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: ATTN JMS: What was your attraction to doing the Walker
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 9/9/2001 10:10:00 PM  

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>Joe is indeed credited for the script, but his name may not have
>appeared in the credits for that episode. Chuck Norris and Joe had
>creative differences on the direction of the show. In other words,
>Chuck Norris simply wanted a mindless action show; Joe chose not to
>write for the mindless.

Not quite true on a couple of levels. First, I did get credited as writer on
that episode.

Second, flattering as the assumption above may be, it ain't correct...when you
sign on to a show featuring a martial arts guy, you kinda know what you're
getting into.

The primary reason I left (besides B5 coming up fast and furious, which I'd set
aside a bit to help David do this) was that I wasn't being paid. Cannon is a
kinda... interesting...place to work, and though there was money going into the
production, not a lot of it was filtering down in contracted-for salaries.
Finally I just said "screw this, I'm outta here." David stayed longer, but in
the end I think he only got about half the money he was due.

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
(all message content (c) 2001 by synthetic worlds, ltd.,
permission to reprint specifically denied to SFX Magazine
and don't send me story ideas)

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