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: JMS: Apologies in advance... a TNT Question
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 10/28/1999 7:17:00 PM  

Message 1 in thread 

View this message only
 



>My question: what the hell happened? How did TNT change so much in
>regards to B5/Crusade? From what little I know, it seemed that the
>execs thought since it was a new series they could change it (unlike the
>already established B5), but what happened?!

Simple answer: TNT Atlanta had never gotten involved before. Also, B5 was a
known commodity, it was never a question of getting input on the direction of
the show, we just kept doing what we'd been doing. Crusade was a new show, and
people who didn't understand SF wanted a hand in determining the direction of
the series.

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
http://www.thestation.com
    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: JMS: Apologies in advance... a TNT Question
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 10/29/1999 9:30:00 AM  

Message 2 in thread 

View this message only
 



>Then, since hindsight is 20/20, it appears you should have sold Crusade to
>TNT as being as B5-like as possible. Ties to the known commodity could only
>have helped here (e.g. B5 actors guest appearing on Crusade often).

Except at first TNT said they wanted NO connection to B5, or as little as
possible, because they wanted it to be THEIR show...then, after they began to
realize that the connection made sense (well into the writing process, I might
add), they said no, no, it's OKAY to have B5 stuff going on...which is why
Lochley is gone for so long.

jms

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

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