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Forum: B5.related October 14th 18, 21:53
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Jan
Re: The Joe Store

WOW is that cryptic. :wtf: :lol: [/QUOTE]

Not meant to be, honest! I've got no idea what might or might not be found. But that's kind of how it is when cleaning out years of accumulated stuff.
Forum: B5.related October 13th 18, 19:43
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Jan
Re: The Joe Store

Never know what might turn up in an unnoticed box.
Forum: B5.related October 13th 18, 11:55
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Jan
Re: The Joe Store

I gather there will be more items coming but keep in mind that the items being sold were stuff JMS amassed over the years so once something's gone, unless more is found in storage, it may not get...
Forum: B5.related October 10th 18, 00:16
Replies: 34
Views: 969
Posted By Jan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

I love the way he's really *thinking* about what he's watching!!!
Forum: B5.related October 5th 18, 19:59
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By Jan
Re: Babylon 5 at Twenty Multimedia Edition

Nope. As it says in the sales copy:
(emphasis mine)

So nothing to be miffed about.
Forum: B5.personnel September 29th 18, 12:22
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By Jan
Re: JMS: Saved by Superman

Apologies for not updating this thread for a while. First, the title has changed to "Becoming Superman" and the publication date is July 23, 2019. JMS said the E-book and hardcovers will be out the...
Forum: B5.related September 21st 18, 10:38
Replies: 34
Views: 969
Posted By Jan
Re: Mark Oshiro watches Babylon 5

Ooops!! Thanks for the link.
Forum: B5.world September 17th 18, 21:18
Replies: 7
Views: 4,321
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder

That's the Teaser. Then there are acts and that ending part is the Tag. IMO, B5 made *great* use for the Tag especially for showing the aftermath of all the exciting stuff during the episodes.
...
Forum: B5.world September 13th 18, 16:59
Replies: 103
Views: 28,540
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: GROPOS

A lot of people miss the fact that when Talia wakes up and Susan's not there, she's reaching for Susan who'd been sleeping on the other side of the bed. ;)

One other point I *love* about that...
Forum: B5.world September 13th 18, 10:27
Replies: 103
Views: 28,540
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: GROPOS

It was Larry DiTillio's episode, though. As for the why of it, here's a passage from DiTillio's intro to the episode from the script books:
Forum: B5.world September 13th 18, 00:35
Replies: 103
Views: 28,540
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: GROPOS

Never been in the military but methinks that when the opportunity for R&R arrises, you don't deny that to your troops. Especially just before they're going into combat. So the choice was to either...
Forum: B5.world September 11th 18, 10:34
Replies: 24
Views: 10,636
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: Meditations On The Abyss

My feeling is that she *should* have made it very clear that there was no hope then or ever. And he could have still been part of the show and done much of what he did only with Sheridan requesting...
Forum: B5.world September 8th 18, 14:28
Replies: 24
Views: 10,636
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: Meditations On The Abyss

Rambling is good. Basking with fellow fans is even better. Intelligent discussion of something mutually beloved is best of all!

One of the many nice things about B5 is how the more you know...
Forum: B5.world September 8th 18, 10:47
Replies: 24
Views: 10,636
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: Meditations On The Abyss

Just wanted to mention that I'm enjoying your posts even if I'm not saying much. I'm pretty sure I've said anything cogent that I have to say several times in most of these threads. But I'm...
Forum: B5.world September 3rd 18, 19:26
Replies: 9
Views: 4,153
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: Strange Relations

You'll find out. Not gonna spoil it for you. :p

As for them being annoying, I'm always puzzled as to why that is. Seems like everybody who loves how B5 set things up way in advance completely...
Forum: B5.world August 31st 18, 01:22
Replies: 12
Views: 5,929
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: The Exercise Of Vital Powers

Lise was just an ordinary woman trying to make her way in a harsh world. She wasn't a hero and didn't really care about any causes. She just wanted to keep her head down and get by. It would be...
Forum: B5.world August 25th 18, 22:52
Replies: 26
Views: 17,812
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: The Very Long Night Of Londo Mollari

Good question as to whether she thought of Lennier at all. And I don't think she was unkind consciously, but the resut was the same. She really did seem to accept his devotion as her due. But when...
Forum: B5.world August 25th 18, 16:25
Replies: 26
Views: 17,812
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: The Very Long Night Of Londo Mollari

Not fighting, discussing. I think that that dialogue is a perhaps too-blatant signal that Lennier's admiration/devotion/love for Delenn had developed into obsession. Or not too blatant? I think...
Forum: B5.world August 25th 18, 16:09
Replies: 26
Views: 17,812
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: The Very Long Night Of Londo Mollari

No, that's not what I'm talking about. I completely agree that Lennier had a hefty dose of the adventurer in him. If he had given as the reason for his leaving only a) that it pains him to watch...
Forum: B5.world August 25th 18, 11:09
Replies: 26
Views: 17,812
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: The Very Long Night Of Londo Mollari

No slightest hint? I completely disagree. Didn't you ever wonder why Lennier was such an accomplished combat pilot? Didn't you ever wonder why not only Lennier but also Delenn were so comfortable...
Forum: B5.world August 24th 18, 01:27
Replies: 15
Views: 6,543
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: No Compromises

I think Lochley got short-changed because so many people wanted Ivanova. Me, I didn't care that much for Susan so I was just fine with Lochley. Not to mention that she (IMO) got more character...
Forum: B5.world August 22nd 18, 00:51
Replies: 38
Views: 25,392
Posted By Jan
Re: Worst Acting Performance

Where others call O'Hare's acting 'wooden', I call it subtle. And given that he was surrounded by scenery-chewers, I'm not surprised that people don't quite get it. But he played his part *exactly*...
Forum: B5.FAQ August 14th 18, 23:49
Replies: 59
Views: 8,529
Posted By Jan
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

Looney, I've said everything I plan to on the matter. Yes, B5historyman and I know each other from the B5 Books team and on Facebook. We don't always agree. But I'd have said the same thing I did...
Forum: B5.FAQ August 14th 18, 10:14
Replies: 59
Views: 8,529
Posted By Jan
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

Jan If you bother to read the comment instead of belittling me I pointed out the poster could watch it how they wanted it.

As for my "non existent authority" I never claimed I had it.There's no...
Forum: B5.FAQ August 14th 18, 01:08
Replies: 59
Views: 8,529
Posted By Jan
Re: JMS approved Chronological viewing order

I asked if there is any in universe reason why the episodes are in that order. When you moved the stuff around in Season 1, the building of the chrysalis was obvious proof that the episodes were out...
Forum: B5.related August 6th 18, 23:43
Replies: 33
Views: 2,762
Posted By Jan
Re: Possible 2018 San Diego Comic Con Panel

2,773 miles from here! But *well* worth it for the chance to see Spider Robinson again!
Forum: B5.world August 6th 18, 10:54
Replies: 26
Views: 8,026
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: And Now For A Word

It's worth noting that Delenn has been called a 'freak' by both Humans (GROPOS) and Minbari recently and her change is still new. It can't be easy for her to realize that she's not being accepted by...
Forum: B5.related August 5th 18, 00:09
Replies: 33
Views: 2,762
Posted By Jan
Re: Possible 2018 San Diego Comic Con Panel

C'mon over! They have day tix for sale. And the Harlan Ellison Celebration is the same day.
Forum: B5.related August 4th 18, 14:18
Replies: 33
Views: 2,762
Posted By Jan
Re: Possible 2018 San Diego Comic Con Panel

For anybody interested and attending WorldCon in San Jose (https://www.worldcon76.org/) Aug 16-20, I've gotten confirmation of my proposed panel. It will be Saturday 8/18 at noon.
Forum: B5.related July 29th 18, 00:59
Replies: 13
Views: 7,645
Posted By Jan
Re: Rare Babylon 5 collectibles

Y'know, people keep asking me that but not offering to finance it! :p Funny thing - I was just reading upthread how I wished I had a 'blip' bracelet in 2012 and I've got a 'blip' bracelet!
Forum: B5.related July 19th 18, 13:28
Replies: 33
Views: 2,762
Posted By Jan
Forum: B5.related July 17th 18, 15:44
Replies: 33
Views: 2,762
Posted By Jan
Re: Possible 2018 San Diego Comic Con Panel

No, I'll be wearing my 'Make America KIND Again' lanyard (and hat) and handing out buttons.



:lol:
Exactly. So I'm not going to harass them *this time* as I hope to get a panel (and that...
Forum: B5.related July 17th 18, 14:50
Replies: 33
Views: 2,762
Posted By Jan
Re: Possible 2018 San Diego Comic Con Panel

Thanks, Looney. I'm leaving for San Diego Thursday evening. Note, however that the only thing even semi-related to B5 will be the Ellison Celebration. I'm not even planning on taking my B5 lanyard...
Forum: B5.world July 14th 18, 17:10
Replies: 37
Views: 20,629
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: Acts Of Sacrifice

Pretty much everything she did was in the script and not improvised:
--------------------
And she closes her eyes, lets out a breath...and suddenly
begins dancing around him. THIS SHOULD HAVE A...
Forum: B5.related July 10th 18, 16:15
Replies: 33
Views: 2,762
Posted By Jan
Re: Possible 2018 San Diego Comic Con Panel

If you have contact info, this is the page he'll want to watch. Chances are the forms for 2019 will be up shortly after this year's con.
https://www.comic-con.org/forms

I don't know what regular...
Forum: B5.personnel July 8th 18, 16:25
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By Jan
Re: R.I.P. Harlan Ellison

For anybody attending San Diego Comic-Con, there will be a celebration of Harlan and his work on Sunday, July 22 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM:
Forum: B5.world July 3rd 18, 20:38
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By Jan
Re: War without end 1+2

I'd read somebody claim that he was threatening to sue and paid to be able to access that particular show of his. He admitted that he hadn't signed a contract but that he felt that his deciding to...
Forum: B5.world July 3rd 18, 19:58
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By Jan
Re: War without end 1+2

Nope, not that I know of at all. From what he said, he had legitimate concerns that IF something as news-crucial as Sept. 11 were to happen again while he was shooting Lost Tales that he be released...
Forum: B5.world July 3rd 18, 19:11
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By Jan
Re: War without end 1+2

I don't need or want to understand him (and note that I left his politics out of it). He was an ass.

And not just to fans and O'Hare. When it was still thought that there would be three...
Forum: B5.world July 3rd 18, 18:49
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Jan
Re: Season five budget changes

While true in the matter of changing the actress, even under the old arrangement she wouldn't have appeared given what she wanted. If they'd given in to her requirements, it would have triggered...
Forum: B5.world July 3rd 18, 18:46
Replies: 65
Views: 25,606
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: War Without End Part Two

Nope, it's still there:
https://twitter.com/straczynski/status/1013917818700554240
Forum: B5.world July 3rd 18, 18:43
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By Jan
Re: War without end 1+2

Whereas I couldn't think any worse of Doyle. While I did see him gracious to a few fans, I never saw him anything but boorish when it came to O'Hare and I saw the same boorishness with fans too...
Forum: B5.world July 3rd 18, 00:46
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Jan
Re: Season five budget changes

I don't think we ever had a firm figure. JMS said it never got much over $900K/episode. The main difference between 4 and 5 was that they (as I recall) didn't get the usual increase that they would...
Forum: B5.world July 2nd 18, 23:05
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By Jan
Re: War without end 1+2

Looks like JMS answered your question. Glad it's settled but sorry my impression of Doyle isn't improved.
Forum: B5.world July 2nd 18, 20:30
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By Jan
Re: War without end 1+2

Keep in mind that I *don't* know if it's true or not, okay? But there's long been a rumor that Doyle refused to work with O'Hare. My personal feeling is that there may be some truth to it because...
Forum: B5.personnel July 2nd 18, 10:32
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By Jan
Re: R.I.P. Harlan Ellison

JMS wrote an adaptation for it. Back in 2011 he posted:



Sadly, I don't think we heard of anything since then.
Forum: B5.world July 1st 18, 13:50
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By Jan
Re: If you could change B5 without changing it....

I thought it was pretty shocking as it was (due largely to Mira Furlan's acting) but I see your point.

This could be fun. Here's the first one that pops into my mind:

I'd have liked to see...
Forum: B5.world June 30th 18, 21:45
Replies: 38
Views: 3,475
Posted By Jan
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

Great minds think alike...
Forum: B5.world June 30th 18, 18:03
Replies: 38
Views: 3,475
Posted By Jan
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

Perhaps. But I liked JMS' answer when I asked him (http://jmsnews.com/msg.aspx?id=1-4823) what the ideal length and number of episodes per season would be in an ideal world:



:p ;)
Forum: B5.world June 30th 18, 11:14
Replies: 38
Views: 3,475
Posted By Jan
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

Good point. Trouble is, far too many people think that "good" = "what I like" or "how I think it should have been".
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