<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Joseph DeMartino:
I don't know where you're getting your dates,<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=01bc839e%2460b55820%24d19545cf%40kevin-home http://www.dscga.com/lurk/misc/cc-leave.html
I never make factual statements without being resonably sure I can back them up. <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, arial">quote:</font><HR>"Deconstruction of Falling Stars" was filmed as 501 - the first episode of the fifth
season production run. Claudia's departure was a done deal before that script was even written<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Tell that to jms:
JMS, July 20 1997
"The first script had to be in on July 6th. The second on July 12th. The third one on July 18th."
JMS, July 28 1997
"July 9th: the Variety and Reuters pieces appear saying Claudia's has left the show. WB wants to know where Claudia stands, and we need to know because at this point I've finished writing the new 422, and am about to start on 502 (actually the first S5 episode). I hear about this when Claudia, I and the rest of the cast are in the UK at Blackpool. The WB need for urgent clarification is conveyed to Claudia's agent.
July 10th: I reinforce to Claudia, at the pub in the DeVere hotel, that unless she confirms through her agent by noon Friday, the 11th, that she wants to be on the show, the offer will be withdrawn, that she will have, to all intents and purposes, passed on the offer.
July 11th: there was no "final comment," no meeting...again, we are still in the UK. For there to be a final comment, she or her agent would have had to actually *speak* to someone. But no call came from either Claudia or her agent. There was NO response at all. Thus, the offer was finally and reluctantly withdrawn because we were simply out of time, and having been told that silence = a pass on the offer, there was no longer any reason to maintain the offer. She passed.
July 12th: Jeff goes to Claudia and on his own, tries to convince her to try and work this out on Monday, that if her agent makes contact first thing, maybe this can be worked out. This is not a position that I told him to advance to her, he did this entirely on his own, hoping that she could still come back from her decision. Bruce and other cast members also try to talk to her about this, concerned about her decision.
July 14th (Monday): Claudia leaves the convention mid-day, announcing that she is going to go to a photo shoot.
The weekend of July 19th-20th: I'm at ComicCon in San Diego, where I learn that Claudia, at another convention, has announced that she was fired from B5. And that, to paraphrase, is where the blitz hit the fans." <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, arial">quote:</font><HR>it was, in fact, the need to get scripts written and pre-production started for the move to TNT that established the deadline for Claudia to sign a new contract for the show.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Ummm... no. It was the fact that in spite of her constant assurances that she was in for the 5th season, Variety was anouncing that she was out looking for work elsewhere.
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