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Old June 23rd 22, 07:05   #31
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I haven't heard that in regard to B5 before, but I've read that a lot of shows do film in Canada because it's less expensive (or maybe there are tax breaks? Either way, it's more cost efficient for some productions). Off the top of my head I think the first seasons of The X-Files were filmed in Vancouver, and nu-BSG was filmed in Canada too (hence a lot of Canadian actors ). And of course The Lost Tales was filmed in Canada too.
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Old June 25th 22, 02:51   #32
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Yes that is why shows film in Canada - cheaper.

Also I heard directly from Dylan Neal himself that the reason so many people from Canada, England, Australia, and New Zealand are big stars now is because they speak English and will work cheaper. In their own countries they can make decent salaries, but in the States they can make ridiculous money and still be highly cost effective for the producers of the products. Just look at where Chris Evans and Robert Downey, Jr started vs Chris Hemsworth. Hemsworth makes a lot of money, but early on I'm sure he was the cheapest Avenger.
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Old June 25th 22, 12:39   #33
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Yes that is why shows film in Canada - cheaper.

Also I heard directly from Dylan Neal himself that the reason so many people from Canada, England, Australia, and New Zealand are big stars now is because they speak English and will work cheaper. In their own countries they can make decent salaries, but in the States they can make ridiculous money and still be highly cost effective for the producers of the products. Just look at where Chris Evans and Robert Downey, Jr started vs Chris Hemsworth. Hemsworth makes a lot of money, but early on I'm sure he was the cheapest Avenger.
It probably doesn't hurt that there are Canadian Content Laws which mandate that a certain number of Canadians have to be part of productions so if an American production decides to make things in Canada, they've got that part taken care of.
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Old June 25th 22, 18:34   #34
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Wouldn't Robert Downey Jr. be a candidate for the lowest-paid Marvel star? He'd come off of a bad period of drug use and was on the brink of looking like he'd go full Johhny-Depp insane. The producers took a chance casting him in the starring role of Iron Man. He wasn't even the highest paid member on that cast, I know that much. The fact that Robert Downey Jr. came through like a champion and really turned his life around is in part what made Marvel the megapower that it is today.

But that would be the exception, due to his havinga very iffy recent history in his life and work. In general, I'm sure your point is a solid one.
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Old June 29th 22, 23:17   #35
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Semi Unrelated Lose End Trivia from a few posts back... This is in regards to JMS's recent War Without End (Pt1) commentary which at the moment is still "exclusive to his Patreon account" and not yet released to the general public.

JMS mentions "The Babylon Contract", negotiating with unions, and finding a way to unionize WITHOUT moving the show to Canada for budgetary reasons. There was a little about this in B5 script books 5 and 7 - "The Babylon Contract" appears to be for studios with shows that cost less than 1 million per episode. But the interesting bit appears to be the name of the episode where both JMS and John Flinn waved their script/director fees to allow for the new union budget to work: Grey 17 Is Missing.


...and to steer things back on topic, have started watching Medusa Cascade reaction videos. Seems she was displeased with Garibaldi for betraying Sheridan on Mars.
But then Bester showed up...
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Old June 30th 22, 04:52   #36
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Yeah, I just watched MC's reaction and it's great.
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Old July 17th 22, 14:21   #37
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Earlier today MC posted a Happy Birthday to JMS message on her Patreon page, and he responded with a wonderful compliment of her videos.

If JMS likes what she is doing, that pretty much is the Ultimate stamp of approval.




...and she has also started the 1st season of Stargate, so when she finishes B5 (hopefully also watching the Movies, Crusade, TLT, and LoTR) there will still be other long-running 90s SF available.
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Old July 19th 22, 23:06   #38
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Hi everyone!
long time no see!
I just stumbled upon MCs reactions and gobbled them up like... what is that earth creature called? beak, feathers, gobbles up all the bread crumps you toss them?
cats!
I gobbled them up like cats do breadcrumps.
And then it hit me: hey, I havn't been visiting here for a while, I should tell you about that...

well...



as always I'm so late to the party it's already time to clean up. (that's why I hate parties, its just work for me :P)

The only thing new I can bring to the table is this observation: HOW GOOD ARE HER SHORT VERSIONS ON YT!!!! I'm totally floored.
As you know: I made a recap of season 1, and I don't have to do a reaction and reactions to other material and have a dayjob while having an upload schedule. I can take my time and do whatever and I still think her short versions are better than mine. In opposition to other reactors she never butchers the material. I watched groundhog day from kayreacts. That was awful! 90% of the scenes she put in this reaction are just cut before there is any closure. It's just random nearly incoherent sequences. MC on the other hand has the episodes nailed down. If you know nothing about the episode and you watch her reactions you get what's going on and you get the character arcs as well. sure: her cuts are often blunt but I don't care. making a recap of just the episodes is a daunting task already, without having to be sure, that the reaction fits as well.

I mean: why did I even bother making my own...
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Good to see you Moonface. It doesn't matter how her reactions come off. You make your own reactions because you want to express yourself and give your own unique opinion.
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Old July 23rd 22, 11:08   #40
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Has anyone else tried Babylon 5 For the First Time?


Basically two Star Trek podcasters watching B5 for the first time ever and viewing it through the lens of the show they love. It's pretty good, especially when they come across an episode with a direct Trek connection like Mind War or The War Prayer. It's a review video rather than a reaction video though.
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