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Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films June 10th 10, 01:54
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Chilli's Movie Star Career Takes Off/Chilli is Never Going to Russia Again

I'm just wondering how you translated "BLLLAAAAARGH!!!!"

Did it come out as "Your wife is a big hippo"?

(Somebody here will have to get that reference, I hope...)
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films July 8th 09, 00:53
Replies: 64
Views: 7,669
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead

I can't recall exactly where I heard/read this (so it may not be terribly reliable), but there seemed to be some indication that BBC America had outbid Seymour Fy and would be the sole home of Doctor...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films May 11th 09, 02:31
Replies: 16
Views: 2,246
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Thrones to be on HBO (Fantasy)

GRRM has done a lot more as a screenwriter than as a novelist. So...

On the one hand, he might very well be keeping things offstage that would be difficult to film...

On the other hand, keeping...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films April 21st 09, 03:13
Replies: 34
Views: 4,788
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: "Best SciFi Theme Tune"

Including the HHG theme strikes me as cheating, given that it's actually a track from an Eagles album (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_of_the_Sorcerer#.22Journey_of_the_Sorcerer.22).
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films April 16th 09, 00:21
Replies: 64
Views: 7,669
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead

Once you see Mel, you'll wonder why you ever complained about Peri.



With the sole known exception of Gary Russell, former editor of Doctor Who Magazine and writer of some DW novels.
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films April 16th 09, 00:13
Replies: 350
Views: 40,802
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: New Joss Whedon show

Quite frequently these days, the production houses are owned by the same parent companies as the networks that air the shows. And Hulu is largely owned by the parent companies of the NBC and Fox...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films April 15th 09, 01:08
Replies: 350
Views: 40,802
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: New Joss Whedon show

Problem is, with the exception of Tivo and other DVRs (which are now included in the ratings under certain circumstances including being within a certain time of original airing), none of those other...
Forum: B5.world October 30th 03, 19:45
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Quality TV

This is the only one with which I'd argue, not because it isn't true, but because it's frequently just as true of really bad shows as of really good shows... :)

Otherwise, these points seem to fit...
Forum: B5.personnel October 30th 03, 12:20
Replies: 27
Views: 1,246
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: A good sign?

What I'd like to know is where you managed to find a phone booth these days...
Forum: B5.world October 28th 03, 18:09
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Episode 103

*just walks away, shaking head*
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 22nd 03, 15:32
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Sci-fi sues NASA

Actually, as far as I'm concerned the whole thing makes perfect sense, since there were actually no aliens involved in the incident. :D
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 8th 03, 21:43
Replies: 56
Views: 2,428
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: New Doctor Who!

I actually liked Adric in Full Circle, the story in which he first appeared. It was only once he became a regular that he became annoying, and only once the Doctor regenerated that he became truly...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films October 8th 03, 21:41
Replies: 56
Views: 2,428
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: New Doctor Who!

Maybe. There was some extra technobabble someplace, which may have been in the TVM or may have been in one of the novels, which explained why it could happen when it did but couldn't happen when it...
Forum: B5.related October 8th 03, 21:34
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Slowly sneaking into the mainstream

Why would you ever think something like that might happen here? :p

(And yes, it is amusing. Well worth the risk to forum tranquility... :))
Forum: B5.related October 2nd 03, 20:04
Replies: 88
Views: 2,531
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Update from JMS

Thanks. Sometimes it's good to know that there are people to whom that matters...
Forum: B5.related October 1st 03, 15:47
Replies: 88
Views: 2,531
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Update from JMS

As for me...

I have a severe aversion to leaving incorrect "facts" unchallenged.

Yes, I frequently get carried away with it...

If the general opinion is that I should just shut up about it...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 30th 03, 22:49
Replies: 56
Views: 2,428
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: New Doctor Who!

Or even sooner, it being a time travel show and everything. :)
Forum: B5.related September 30th 03, 13:29
Replies: 88
Views: 2,531
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Update from JMS

Wrong. Completely and utterly wrong.

The quality of the story is absolutely and totally irrelevant, except in the rare cases where it is believed that it will affect the only important point,...
Forum: B5.related September 29th 03, 23:34
Replies: 88
Views: 2,531
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Update from JMS

Damn. Right. Sorry about that. I need to stop relying on my memory for these things. I just transposed the two groups, and placed your contact in the wrong, er, place...

Ignore the line in...
Forum: B5.related September 29th 03, 21:32
Replies: 88
Views: 2,531
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Update from JMS

Perhaps because they expect that an "original cast" B5 production would draw a bigger audience? Perhaps because their decision-making criteria for a one-shot movie are different from their...
Forum: B5.related September 29th 03, 18:34
Replies: 88
Views: 2,531
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Update from JMS

Quite frankly, your reasons for eliminating the other channels strike me as rather odd.

Eliminating the Universal channels, given that one of them has been the TV home of B5 for a couple of years...
Forum: B5.related September 29th 03, 18:17
Replies: 88
Views: 2,531
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Update from JMS

Flattery will get you nowhere... ;)



There's a difference between dreaming and speculating, and there's a lot of both going on.

I, for one, do not wish to either inflate people's hopes and...
Forum: B5.related September 29th 03, 17:04
Replies: 88
Views: 2,531
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Update from JMS

I'm a bit hesitant about listing specific cable outlets, since I don't have access to the data about their programs and audiences, and I'm not inclined to spend the time to do the research to try to...
Forum: B5.related September 29th 03, 16:48
Replies: 88
Views: 2,531
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Update from JMS

At the very earliest stages, this is certainly true, yes. But it's going to have to end up as one or the other, well before distribution takes place.

(And before anyone tries to "catch" me on this...
Forum: B5.related September 29th 03, 11:44
Replies: 88
Views: 2,531
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Update from JMS

Very unlikely. The unions are different, the contracts are different, the production techniques are different.

If you produce a feature film and go right to TV, you've wasted a whole lot of money....
Forum: B5.related September 29th 03, 11:38
Replies: 88
Views: 2,531
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Update from JMS

Er, no. That parent company would be Time Warner. A rather large company, you might say, with annual revenues in the billions of dollars, and thus unlikely to even notice at any high level such a...
Forum: B5.related September 28th 03, 17:40
Replies: 88
Views: 2,531
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Update from JMS

Audio drama, anyone?
Forum: B5.related September 28th 03, 17:37
Replies: 88
Views: 2,531
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Update from JMS

I think you're missing the important distinction between "core" and "niche"...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 27th 03, 23:54
Replies: 56
Views: 2,428
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: New Doctor Who!

I do believe the Master has returned from being totally, finally, completely dead even more times than Davros... :)



Messy, indeed. As much as I enjoy (many of) the novels, I don't think those...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 27th 03, 01:01
Replies: 56
Views: 2,428
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: New Doctor Who!

According to Shaun Lyon at Outpost Gallifrey (http://www.gallifreyone.com/news.shtm):



Shaun has generally been right about these things in the past...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 24th 03, 10:09
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: New TV season

That's exactly it. Until the last few years, the baseball playoffs were always split between multiple networks, so there wasn't as much need to push shows back.

Fox doesn't want to start showing...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 23rd 03, 23:24
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: New TV season

"Dabbling" is about right, and the other networks occasionally do this as well. Sometimes it's with a show that they feel needs a bit of time to build an audience, other times it's with a show that...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films September 23rd 03, 19:32
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: New TV season

Viewership is generally way down over the summer. So the networks aren't generally inclined to air their best new material during the summer, since it'd make them less money.

The networks tend to...
Forum: B5.world September 17th 03, 21:05
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Interesting Contrast

Ah. Being familiar with MS products, I always assumed that the ODBC Text driver could never possibly work, so I never bothered to attempt to use it... :p
Forum: B5.world September 17th 03, 14:20
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Interesting Contrast

Er...

Yeah, like I said... :p

(Edit buttons are wonderful things...)
Forum: B5.world September 17th 03, 10:45
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Interesting Contrast

Different people have different concepts of what constitutes "honor".

The Minbari just seem to share most of Sinclair's concepts, by an amazing coincidence. :D
Forum: B5.personnel September 15th 03, 20:29
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Question...

I suppose that when we all manage to win the lottery, we'll find out... :p

Actually, I was thinking that if we got together enough money to buy some of their money-losing businesses (AOL, perhaps?...
Forum: B5.personnel September 15th 03, 20:26
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Question...

Yep. I was misremembering something he had said a long time ago about having approval rights over merchandising, which may or may not even still apply now that the series has concluded.
Forum: B5.personnel September 11th 03, 10:17
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Question...

Keep in mind, though, that JMS does not own the rights to B5.

AOL Time Warner owns the rights; JMS merely has some unknown form of veto/approval over some of what they can do. That's something...
Forum: B5.world September 8th 03, 14:54
Replies: 31
Views: 1,071
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Season 5

I think part of the problem is that many people convinced themselves it was going to be bad before seeing it.

If you look back at message archives from around that time, you can see a whole lot...
Forum: B5.world September 4th 03, 23:19
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Marcus in Crusade?

Even though B5 is done, and even though JMS doesn't read this place, I still feel awkward posting something that could be considered a story idea. The prohibition has been too deeply burned in. :)
...
Forum: B5.related September 4th 03, 23:07
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Where??

Keep in mind that Usenet isn't really a "messageboard" in the sense that this place is a messageboard. It's an entirely different type of animal from the web. Even though most of its newsgroups (with...
Forum: B5.world September 4th 03, 16:53
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Marcus in Crusade?

Yep. Exactly.

Which leads to all kinds of possibilities about Marcus.

Was his revival supposed to be a plot element at some point? During the telepath arc, perhaps? Could've made things...
Forum: B5.world September 3rd 03, 22:11
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: War Without End questions

I think they saw Valeria and another "aide" to Valen.

For reference, from the Lurkers' Guide page for "The Fall of Night":


I figure that the Minbari visions would likely follow the same...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films July 15th 03, 19:11
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Time for sci-fi to hibernate?

Earlier in the thread, you claimed:


Now, you've mentioned the possibility of complex test marketing and acknowledged:


Which means that, in the real world, companies won't have the data to...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films July 15th 03, 19:04
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Time for sci-fi to hibernate?

HUH?

This is, quite frankly, the most absurd comment I've seen in a long, long time.

These products are widely available to the 250 million people in the US. That makes them general interest...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films July 15th 03, 10:15
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Time for sci-fi to hibernate?

Um, could be... I've been lurking a bit, but just haven't felt compelled to say anything...
Forum: Non-B5 books, TV & films July 15th 03, 00:03
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Time for sci-fi to hibernate?

No they won't, because they'll have no idea how much of their additional sales should be attributed to any given ad in any given medium, other than by guessing at it based on the audience sizes and...
Forum: B5.world June 16th 03, 17:52
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Plot revisions throughout the 5-year arc

You left out an important part of this. In the early Season 3 episode "Convictions", the sequence with Londo and G'kar stuck together in an elevator was supposed to have been....

Er, no. Perhaps...
Forum: B5.world June 9th 03, 22:07
Replies: 20
Views: 1,302
Posted By MartinRoth
Re: Na\'Toth: Season One, Season Two

Er, yeah. Exactly. Sorry. Senior moment there. :o
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