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Old May 3rd 06, 15:46   #12
Joseph DeMartino
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Florida, USA
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Re: EpDis: Into The Fire

Of course, we know all the reasons behind the timing
Contrary to much misunderstanding "the timing" had almost nothing to do with wrapping the show up in 4 seasons. The Shadow War would have ended, at most, three or four episodes further into S4 than it did - and that's assuming that "Into the Fire" was the two-parter JMS originally envisioned. The plan was always to wrap the war early in S4 and then start dealing with "the duration" - including the two civil wars and the beginnings of the Alliance. (Not to mention the building Teep Crisis, which would have started slowly with the quiet arrival of Bryon's teep colony late in the season, prior to the showdown with Earth, while B5 was still a rogue state.)


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