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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: B5 Jackets at thestation.com
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 10/5/1999 10:16:00 AM  

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Invariably, whenever I show up at a convention flying the colors, the #1
question I get is about the B5 cast and crew jacket. "Where can we get one of
those?" Up until now, the answer has always been the same: you can't.

For JUST this month, that will change: we are making a limited number (only
about 200) of these same jackets available on www.thestation.com. These are
identical to the crew jackets, made by the same manufacturer, same materials,
same detailed embroidery, the whole thing. On ebay these jackets have gone
from anywhere from $400-$1000, which is kind of obscene, but these are
available here for a hell of a lot less.

Also: we stopped taking orders for The Gathering script, which is now out of
print until some point in the distant future. We're doing one per month, so
for those who missed out...it's too late. This month it's the script for the
first B5 episode, "Midnight on the Firing Line." Orders will be taken for this
month, and that's it.

Just to keep folks informed, especially in the case of the jackets, because I
think they're going to go fast.

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
http://www.thestation.com
    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: B5 Jackets at thestation.com
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 10/5/1999 3:04:00 PM  

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>While I'm very interested in reading the scripts, I'm not particularly
>excited
>to have five seasons * 22 episodes of scripts weighing down a bookshelf. I
>would like to encourage JMS and the fan club to offer a CD-ROM (or two) with
>all the scripts available in some convenient format (e.g., PDF or HTML).

Only problem with that is that it makes it very easy to print up and sell
copies, or to send them out on the internet.

BTW...I'm an idiot. I meant to say Crusade jackets in my prior message, not
the B5 jackets. (And I'm told they'll keep taking Gathering orders until the
8th because the system was down for a bit.)


jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
http://www.thestation.com
    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: B5 Jackets at thestation.com
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 10/5/1999 3:04:00 PM  

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>While I'm very interested in reading the scripts, I'm not particularly
>excited
>to have five seasons * 22 episodes of scripts weighing down a bookshelf. I
>would like to encourage JMS and the fan club to offer a CD-ROM (or two) with
>all the scripts available in some convenient format (e.g., PDF or HTML).

Only problem with that is that it makes it very easy to print up and sell
copies, or to send them out on the internet.

BTW...I'm an idiot. I meant to say Crusade jackets in my prior message, not
the B5 jackets. (And I'm told they'll keep taking Gathering orders until the
8th because the system was down for a bit.)


jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
http://www.thestation.com
    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: B5 Jackets at thestation.com
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 10/7/1999 4:13:00 PM  

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>Almost as easy as it is to buy scripts from thestation, photocopy them and
>sell copies or send them out on the internet after some OCR work, no?
>
We're talking hours of work in the latter scenario, as opposed to 30 seconds to
download. Thievery always happens, but you want to make it as difficult as
possible.

And photocopying a work into a scanner is a much clearer violation of copyright
for purposes of prosecution than transferring something already in file form.


jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
http://www.thestation.com

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