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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com
 Subject: Re: Attn JMS: No Act Breaks in "The Gathering"
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 11/18/2005 8:04:56 AM  

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Ken Sharp wrote:
> Hi, Joe,
>
> I couldn't help but notice the lack of act breaks in the early Gathering
> script. Just curious, did you intentionally structure it to work as a
> feature script in case the pilot deal fell through?
>

We didn't know if it would go for network or cable or syndication, and
each of those has differente act break structures, so when I wrote it,
I went straight through but layered in points to break it for each one
of those depending on where we ended up.

> I also wanted to mention how striking it was to see "October 31, 2005" at
> the end of your introduction. I know it's not uncommon to have government
> reports and conference proceedings, etc. quickly bound and distributed, but
> it's still very cool to have something of this magnitude go from your
> word-processor to press and into our hands in less than a month. On-demand
> publishing: it gave me a real "why couldn't I have thought of this" feeling.
>

It actually is kind of cool...we just did the last tweaks to volume
two, I added a few things to the intro the other day, and it'll be out
now around the 26th. I find that aspect quite a bit of fun.

jms
    From: jmsatb5@aol.com
 Subject: Re: Attn JMS: No Act Breaks in "The Gathering"
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 11/19/2005 6:51:34 PM  

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HC wrote:
> >
> > It actually is kind of cool...we just did the last tweaks to volume
> > two, I added a few things to the intro the other day, and it'll be out
> > now around the 26th. I find that aspect quite a bit of fun.
> >
>
>
>
> Hm.. I had hoped they would come out on a monthly basis or somewhere along
> those lines, so i could manage to buy 'em as they came out at the discount
> rate..
>

They'll be coming out about every 3-4 weeks, so we're still on target
for that.

jms
    From: jmsatb5@aol.com
 Subject: Re: Attn JMS: No Act Breaks in "The Gathering"
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 11/20/2005 3:43:58 AM  

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There is only one date, the 29th, and it appears at the end of the last
episodic commentary.

jms

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