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News post: The power of B5 fans


<font size="+1">The power of B5 fans</font>
<font size="3">A JMS message on promoting the telemovie</font>

JMS made a post yesterday to the moderated newsgroup, offering his views on promotion and making B5LR a success. Here is the post in full:

<font color="#99cc99">One thing I've always tried to do was to avoid obvious promotion; I like talking about the writing of a show, the making of a show, what I liked (or didn't) like about the end result...going out there and blatantly saying "Hey, watch our show!" is something I've never been comfortable with, only because I think people are smart enough to make up their own minds. If it's something you want to see, you'll see it; if it ain't, you won't. ("If you like that sort of thing, it's the sort of thing you'll like." Abraham Lincoln.)

One thing, however, is self-evident about the coming broadcast of The Legend of the Rangers: if enough people tune it, there will be a series. If enough don't, there won't.

At conventions, I'm asked constantly when more B5 stuff will be coming down the pike. I've always said it's in the hands of the networks and the studios. This time, it's the fans who have the power to make that decision. If every B5 fan tunes in, it happens. It's really that simple and straightforward.

The rest I leave happily to your own disrection.</font>
Jms just made a follow-up post about G'Kar being a recurring character and other B5-stars showing up, but I think we should let Antony have the honor of posting that one.

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But no more! For now I have the power DiTillio - The power to end the world!" (hear it)
-- Jeremy, "Ragnarok and Roll", The Real Ghostbusters

Oops! I just posted it.

"Draal gave Zathras list of things not to say.
This was one. No.... *tsk tsk*
No. Not good.
Not supposed to mention... "one", or... THE one.
You never heard that."