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It would probably be shocking to not only watch, but to participate in...
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wait, so that could mean that encounter suits are not really encounter suits at all but . . . sexual encounter suits . . . i mean the equivalent of putting on a giant . . . wait . . . i don't think i want to finish that thought. in which case, in the first pilot episode, when the doc and lyta decided to get their hands dirty . . . yuck . . . they we're like really getting their hands dirty. you know, this could radically alter my view of the whole series.

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Leave it to you, iz! BTW, seen Sopwith lately?
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My posting dropped dramatically when B5 went off the air and when Sci Fi Sites went away. Somehow, the special feeling of the B5 community changed when we lost B5 as a connecting factor. There are other reasons but those are personal.

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http://www.cafepress.com/thejoestore/1006626

Not so much JMS speaks but JMS sells out. Some of the t-shirts look cool.

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There are better quotes, to be sure. I like the two-by-four one best of the ones offered. I'd have liked to see "Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in one package. How efficient of you."
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I am guessing that he is taking recommendations. Anything to make a dime on the show. I wonder what happened that he finally said screw it and started the mass marketing. First it was auctioning off B5 props, then the scripts, now the shirts.

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Science fiction, especially non-ST scifi, is a tough sell, even though he was pretty successful with B5. It wasn't a big hit, however, at least ratings-wise, and so it makes the sell even harder to accomplish. I'm guessing that part of why is because if he's going to do the movie thing, he'd probably want to "upgrade" the sets (create new ones) and the uni's as well. Cleaning house, I guess. Well, that and he may also be trying to get money together to pay for the filming himself, too. Either that or he's just getting to feel a financial squeeze and so has to earn money somehow...
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I think it's probably the latter, Aldan. The movie project is dead. For all intents and purposes, the B5 franchise is limited to reruns and memorabilia.
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I wish that it was not so, but I'm afraid you may be correct. Feh.
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aldan wrote:I wish that it was not so, but I'm afraid you may be correct. Feh.


JMS apparently said over the weekend to watch the Hollywood trades over the last week of June (Or perhaps spilling into the following week, but, he doubts it) for news of what could be one of biggest events of his career. I doubt it's B5 related, or he probably would've hinted. Here's hoping whatever it is, it's worthwhile and will come to pass

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Well, here it is. Good news for him, and may propel him into the spotlight enough to get a B5 feature done at last

Title: from jms the announcement
Author: jmsatb5@aol.com
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 13:48:37 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <1151482133.783806.232840@75g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>




It appeared on June 27th, front page of Variety. To quote the relevant
section:

"Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have purchased J. Michael
Straczynski's thriller "The Changeling," which is being eyed by Ron
Howard to direct.
Project, to be produced by Brian Grazer, joins the shortlist of pics
Howard is considering as his next endeavor.

Story, billed as based on actual events, is about a mother who prays
for the return of her kidnapped son. When her prayers are answered,
however, she begins to suspect the boy who comes back is not her
child."

It is, without question, the biggest deal I've ever made, and with Ron
directing (everyone is talking about it as though he's going to do it,
though that has not been stated officially by anyone), and it moves me
from being marginally known in the film business right into the
catetory of a-list writer overnight, which parallels what happened with
Akiva Goldman. I'm thrilled that Ron is involved, because I've always
thought he had amazing story sense and he's one of the directors I most
regard in this business.

Those involved were great in the deal making, and this stands to be a
huge movie.

jms

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