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Forum: B5.FAQ August 14th 18, 23:49
Replies: 54
Views: 6,585
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: 54
Views: 6,585
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: 54
Views: 6,585
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: 1,901
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: 7,576
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: 1,901
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: 1,901
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: 8
Views: 6,824
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: 1,901
Posted By Jan
Forum: B5.related July 17th 18, 15:44
Replies: 33
Views: 1,901
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: 1,901
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: 36
Views: 19,968
Posted By Jan
Re: EpDis: Acts Of Sacrifice

Pretty much everything she did was in the script and not improvised:
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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: 1,901
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: 489
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: 450
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: 450
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: 450
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: 275
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: 24,861
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: 450
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: 275
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: 450
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: 450
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: 489
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: 365
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: 2,671
Posted By Jan
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

Great minds think alike...
Forum: B5.world June 30th 18, 18:03
Replies: 38
Views: 2,671
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: 2,671
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".
Forum: B5.related June 30th 18, 00:29
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By Jan
Re: Endgadget article on B5 effects

Technically, it's ""Understanding is a three edged sword." Three sides. Your side. Their side. And the truth." ;)



Thanks for the corroboration; I've been saying that for years now. Many...
Forum: B5.world June 29th 18, 18:36
Replies: 38
Views: 2,671
Posted By Jan
Re: Biggest unanswered questions...

The three trilogies ARE canon. They were written from outlines by JMS his-own-self.
Forum: B5.world June 29th 18, 18:35
Replies: 31
Views: 5,183
Posted By Jan
Re: Read Between The Episodes

Not just hinted. Talia was reaching for Ivanova in Ivanova's bed when she woke up alone. That's about as blatant as it could get back then!
Forum: B5.personnel June 28th 18, 22:25
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Jan
Re: R.I.P. Harlan Ellison

Sad now. The world is a far less interesting place now.

He was once kind to a friend of mine who was dealing with terminal illness, allowing me to auction off his time and space in order to...
Forum: B5.related June 26th 18, 13:24
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By Jan
Re: Endgadget article on B5 effects

Suffice to say that there was a major conflict of interest there.
Forum: B5.personnel June 26th 18, 13:22
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Jan
Re: JMS: Sense8

Last I heard it's out to directors.
Forum: B5.related June 26th 18, 10:42
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By Jan
Re: Endgadget article on B5 effects

I'm afraid I look at that bit askance and simply note that Copeland was on the Board of Directors for Netter Digital which later declared bankruptcy and took the B5 Fan Club down with it. His is...
Forum: B5.personnel June 26th 18, 00:26
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Jan
Re: JMS: Sense8

Whatever it is, it hasn't shown up on IMDb yet and he's being very close-mouthed about it. He did say that he hopes to be able to give some news in the next 6-8 weeks. He also said a while back...
Forum: B5.related June 22nd 18, 23:39
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Jan
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

I always enjoy stopping to say hellp to Pat and collecting a hug (eat your heart out, folks!). She's delightful. I haven't noticed her posting anything but I'll watch out as the schedule starts...
Forum: B5.related June 21st 18, 10:30
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Jan
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

Sorta? Don't get me wrong, SDCC is always a great time. But since JMS won't be there and I didn't get the B5 Anniversary panel I'd applied for, not as excited as I might be. But also not as...
Forum: B5.world June 18th 18, 17:07
Replies: 34
Views: 24,386
Posted By Jan
Re: Worst Acting Performance

Well, right now they can't register at all because the Captcha system is down. But with our 'honey trap', it would take something pretty convincing for me to request DougO to upgrade them. :p
Forum: B5.related June 18th 18, 17:05
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Jan
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

HEY! He's only 9 months older than I am! You're right, though - he'll never retire because he's a compulsive writer. He can't not write from what I understand.
Forum: B5.related June 18th 18, 10:50
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Jan
Re: Has There Been Any News Re. The New B5 ~2016+~ Theatrical Movie?

From what he's said at cons, the fact that he only has the feature film rights has made it difficult to attract investors and projects for Studio JMS have taken longer than anticipated (at least in...
Forum: B5.world June 16th 18, 19:42
Replies: 34
Views: 24,386
Posted By Jan
Re: Worst Acting Performance

That's what's known as a spammer, Looney. No more. No less.
Forum: B5.world June 10th 18, 22:02
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Jan
Re: Ship of Tears questions

As I recall the Corps Motherships stayed in hyperspace at all times. That probably qualifies as stealth but not design. Apparently we would have seen another in the unproduced Crusade script "Value...
Forum: B5.personnel June 10th 18, 21:56
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Jan
Re: JMS: Sense8

I dont think there's any such thing as "his original outlines" as he made it clear that they hashed a good bit of the show's premise out together (while staying in Lana & Karin's house, I think?)...
Forum: B5.personnel June 10th 18, 14:02
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Jan
Re: JMS: Sense8

No, it was far from bad. But (as mentioned elsewhere) it didn't really make me feel anything and that was rather unsatisfying.

All JMS? Don't really know. But someday I'd love to see...
Forum: B5.personnel June 10th 18, 00:36
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Jan
Re: JMS: Sense8

Just finished watching it today. I think it was a good effort to give as much closure as possible. But I'm afraid that the lack of JMS' involvement was rather obvious.
Forum: B5.related June 2nd 18, 07:09
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By Jan
Re: Babylon 5 is coming to Amazon Prime, June 2018!!!

Season 3 is available now.

'The Gathering' is part of season 1 - and it's the original cut.
Forum: B5.related May 29th 18, 20:00
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By Jan
Forum: B5.related May 21st 18, 14:23
Replies: 28
Views: 4,776
Posted By Jan
Re: Streaming B5 - Legally - USA

I don't think it's negativity as much as reasonable doubt that those negatives *with the effects* even exist. Asking for something that doesn't exist won't help anybody. Me, I'm encouraging...
Forum: B5.related May 19th 18, 00:00
Replies: 28
Views: 4,776
Posted By Jan
Re: Streaming B5 - Legally - USA

Unknown so far. We would love for it to be global but I've been encouraging people to contact their region's Amazon and request it. Also the movies and Crusade which haven't been mentioned yet.
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