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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: B5:LotR TLaDiS - Some Observations, Questions, etc. (SPOILERS
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 1/21/2002 3:39:00 PM  

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>Incidentally, small point here, but I feel I have to make it: everyone
>has been calling him Minister "Kafka," and while that's certainly
>humorous (he does look sort of bug-like), it's actually "Kafta."

Which is a middle-eastern term for a kind of meatball.

See, I was writing, it was late, I was having some hummus, some pita, some
khibbe and some kafta, I needed a name...you get the picture.

It was either that or Minister Khibbe.

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: B5:LotR TLaDiS - Some Observations, Questions, etc. (SPOILERS
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 1/21/2002 3:42:00 PM  

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>The wheel had already been invented and perfected in Lightwave. *Use* the
>wheel. If necessary, tweak it some more, but *don't* go to different
>software. To change to Maya is to incur additional work and expense, and
>leave yourself open to the possibility of errors and inconsistancies. This
>kind of thing really pisses me off. The change makes no sense. There are
>times to be conservative, and this was one of them.
>
>

Understand, however, that we did not *have* that software, or those images. WB
had literally lost all the CGI archives we gave them every season. All we were
able to get, at the very last moment, was a copy of the ship files we had
given Sierra for the B5 game. That's it.

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: B5:LotR TLaDiS - Some Observations, Questions, etc. (SPOILERS
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 1/21/2002 9:10:00 PM  

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>I am so sorry! What the hell is wrong with
>those people (WB)??? I feel sick to my stomach. All that great work, IS
>LOST?!?!?! Didn't you guys keep copies of the files? the Lightwave models?
>the Lightwave scenes? Backups? Anything?

Babylonian Productions was not allowed to keep this material, it all had to be
turned over to WB each year, and what could have been maybe squirreled away at
NDEI was lost when that company went away.

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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