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    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Battleground Earth ?
      To: CIS  
    Date: 4/27/1997 1:41:00 PM  

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It ain't a ST series, it's a different show entirely.

Came out of Majel's vault, and apparently they're going to have
to change the name to avoid any conflicts with Scientology and
Battlefield Earth.

They'd asked if I'd be interested in running it, but I declined.
I think they've now got Rick Okie, from Renegade, on as
show-runner/writer basing the series on the provided material.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Battleground Earth ?
      To: CIS  
    Date: 4/29/1997 3:06:00 AM  

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Brian Prothero <76711.663@compuserve.com> asks:
> Do you know if BATTLEGROUND EARTH is based on the two Gene
> Roddenbury pilots GENESIS II and PLANET EARTH? BTW, any word on
> season 5 of B5 yet?

No, it's got nothing to do with either project.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Battleground Earth ?
      To: CIS  
    Date: 4/29/1997 7:59:00 AM  

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Brian Prothero <76711.663@compuserve.com> asks:
> or were you just too busy with your current projects?
> Did the story idea for Battleground Earth sound promising?

Thanks. It was noted to me at the time that a
Roddenberry/Straczynski collaboration would be very commerical, but on
looking at the material, I just felt it wasn't strong enough; at least,
I couldn't see where it could go, and thus felt it better to leave it
to others who potentially would not be limited by that, and could find
ways to make it work.

jms

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