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: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: Babylon 5
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 11/22/1993 8:20:00 PM  

Message 1 in thread 

View this message only
 



Oops, the letter just sent to you was intended for Gharlane, and
sent by accident (the letter about the
B5 bathroom). Sorry for the mis-type,and hope it gets to Gharlane.

jms
    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: Babylon 5
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 11/22/1993 8:21:00 PM  

Message 2 in thread 

View this message only
 



The bathroom scene was written, but shifted back a bit because we
decided to go for some different sets, and felt that the money could be
used better there. We have an *amazing* number of sets as it is; 16
standing sets and another 10 or so swing sets. So we'll either do that
scene later in the season, or wait until season two, and a fresh
construction budget.

jms
    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: Babylon 5
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 11/22/1993 9:04:00 PM  

Message 3 in thread 

View this message only
 



I'd say that, in certain instances, you may be more right than
wrong in your speculations.

While I've certainly been positive about the show -- and believe I
have good reason to be positive -- I have avoid directly over-hyping the
show. I've never, to the best of my knowledge, said that this will be
the best series in SF-TV history. What I've said, by and large, is what
we're *doing*, and not much more. When I get excited about something, I
say so, and I'm specific to that episode. The greater measure of what you
might term "hype" comes from those who've followed the show, and from one
important fact: any promise I make on the content of a show, I keep. I'm
very careful about that.

The problem, though, with a show like this, presented in this
fashion, is that when people come to expect a Great Show, long ahead of
airdate, they begin to sketch out in their heads the show that *they*
would most like to see, the show they would make if given the chance. And
that means you've got -- what? -- ten thousand different versions of a
show. There's no way that anything I do can be exactly what every single
person would most like to see, what he or she sees in his/her mind's eye.
So there will have to be some readjustment to what the show *is*

I think, though, that the average SF-TV viewer is sharp enough to
figure that out, and adjust. For myself, all I can do is make the best
show I can, the show that *I* would like to see made, that I would like to
watch...and hope for the best.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Babylon 5
      To: CIS  
    Date: 3/2/1996 11:10:00 AM  

Message 4 in thread 

View this message only
 



{original post had no questions}

We're working on the video stuff now. Thanks for the support.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Babylon 5
      To: CIS  
    Date: 7/12/1996 3:08:00 PM  

Message 5 in thread 

View this message only
 



Tom Knudsen <72347.1626@compuserve.com> asks:
> Does this mean that there's still a chance to see the books you
> were going to write?

Yup.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Babylon 5
      To: CIS  
    Date: 9/20/1996 11:36:00 AM  

Message 6 in thread 

View this message only
 



David Duff <106251.3535@compuserve.com> asks:
> Trip to Zha,dum?
> Does Sheridan have an anti-Sheridan?

Thanks...I imagine the wait won't be easy, but it'll be worth
it.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Babylon 5
      To: CIS  
    Date: 10/7/1996 11:58:00 AM  

Message 7 in thread 

View this message only
 



{original post unavailable}

Thanks. No real plans for arc stuff outside the show, though
there's a 1,000 page novel all outlined and ready to be written as soon
as I can get to it....

Thanks again.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Babylon 5
      To: CIS  
    Date: 12/3/1996 7:16:00 AM  

Message 8 in thread 

View this message only
 



{original post unavailable}

Yep, it was all worked out long ago.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Babylon 5
      To: CIS  
    Date: 12/4/1996 9:06:00 AM  

Message 9 in thread 

View this message only
 



{original post unavailable}

Any work of fiction is organic and changes with time...it's
part of the process.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Babylon 5
      To: CIS  
    Date: 12/5/1996 5:39:00 AM  

Message 10 in thread 

View this message only
 



Penny J. Legner <103643.763@compuserve.com> asks:
> I suppose that means my life qualifies as a work of fiction?

That's what we've been saying about you for months....

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Babylon 5
      To: CIS  
    Date: 2/8/1997 1:16:00 PM  

Message 11 in thread 

View this message only
 



{original post unavailable}

There are bloopers, but we save those to show at conventions.
There are some illegal copies floating around, but they're always poor
quality and we discourage people from buying them.

The 2nd CD is great, I agree. I think the first couple of
tracks are my favorite, particularly the extended season 1 theme at the
top. I'll sometimes just let that one replay several times on its
own....

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Babylon 5
      To: CIS  
    Date: 2/8/1997 1:28:00 PM  

Message 12 in thread 

View this message only
 



Mark Honeyborne <106531.647@compuserve.com> asks:
> If they are not is there any chance of them being put onto a CD
> single perhaps with Vir and Londo's rendishion of a Centari song
> that they sung on KNIVES?

There was never any alternate version of "War," only my notes.

The songs will surface somewhere, eventually, I'm sure.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Babylon 5
      To: CIS  
    Date: 2/9/1997 5:31:00 PM  

Message 13 in thread 

View this message only
 



Mark Honeyborne <106531.647@compuserve.com> asks:
> Oh I thought the script was origanally longer from what I
> gathered from TV ZONE but could there be a novel based on you
> notes?

"could there be a novel based on you notes?"

Several.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Babylon 5
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/21/1997 4:03:00 PM  

Message 14 in thread 

View this message only
 



Shawn D. Ratner <73753.175@compuserve.com> asks:
> Also, at the end of the episodes will we see a preview of the
> next episode like we do now? After TNT runs Bablon 5, would you
> ever consider doing a Babylon 5 motion picture?

Of all the questions, the only one I know offhand is the last
one, and yeah, I'd love to do a B5 feature, and have discussed this
with WB for down the road a piece.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Babylon 5
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/28/1997 8:59:00 AM  

Message 15 in thread 

View this message only
 



{original post unavailable}

Yes, the movies are TNT only for now...and we're fully booked on
stories.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Babylon 5
      To: CIS  
    Date: 11/25/1998 2:14:00 PM  

Message 16 in thread 

View this message only
 



{original post had no questions}

I have thoughts aplenty...but they are for the quiet moments
tonight. Thank you....

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Babylon 5
      To: CIS  
    Date: 11/26/1998 5:47:00 AM  

Message 17 in thread 

View this message only
 



{original post unavailable}

No, Vir did not have a Keeper. He helped to free Centauri
Prime.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Babylon 5
      To: CIS  
    Date: 11/26/1998 5:47:00 AM  

Message 18 in thread 

View this message only
 



Gar Harris <76657.3333@compuserve.com> asks:
> The sole remaining question is - did Vir have a Keeper?

No, Vir did not have a Keeper. He helped to free Centauri
Prime.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Babylon 5
      To: CIS  
    Date: 11/29/1998 3:24:00 PM  

Message 19 in thread 

View this message only
 



{original post unavailable}

Thanks...and that's the desired sense of it, that this is a
place that goes on, and we saw this part of it.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Babylon 5
      To: CIS  
    Date: 12/3/1998 1:11:00 PM  

Message 20 in thread 

View this message only
 



{original post unavailable}

Many thanks....

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Babylon 5
      To: CIS  
    Date: 12/4/1998 5:42:00 AM  

Message 21 in thread 

View this message only
 



(blocked) asks:
> Have you ever or will you ever do an interview with him?
> Has he ever tried to make contact with you or any of the cast?

We are proud of all our fans.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Babylon 5
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/26/1999 5:03:00 PM  

Message 22 in thread 

View this message only
 



Shawn D. Ratner <73753.175@compuserve.com> asks:
> Is it possible to have Babylon 5 moved back into syndication?
> Would it be possible to move Crusade into syndication?
> Have your plans for making a Babylon 5 Theatrical Movie been
> moved because of Crusade?

"Is it possible to have Babylon 5 moved back into syndication? I'm
sure many networks would give B5 the respect it deserves. I know the
local station here always supported B5 from the beginning. They also
advertised it on the network many times. The reason I ask this is
because I have seen ER in syndication on a local network while its also
shown on TNT."

No, I think they bought it exclusively,

"Have your plans for making a Babylon 5 Theatrical Movie been moved
because of Crusade? I've read that you are waiting till all the Star
Wars movies are released before considering a B5 movie."

I'm in no rush.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Babylon 5
      To: CIS  
    Date: 8/2/1999 7:14:00 AM  

Message 23 in thread 

View this message only
 



Shawn D. Ratner <73753.175@compuserve.com> asks:
> Are there plans for a Babylon 5 2000 Calendar?
> Have you had the opportunity to watch the progress of the Babylon
> 5 Space Combat Simulator? Are there any plans for new merchandise?

Yes, there's going to continue to be new merchandise coming
out... there's a new set from Fleer, another company just acquired the
license to do limited edition pewter and gold figurines (good sixed
ones) of the varius B5 ships (and the Excalibur), more novels, special
collector's cards with a sound chip imbedded that play 30 seconds of
stuff...and so on. I don't know about a calendar yet, we usually don't
get those things in until around September.

jms

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