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  • Joseph DeMartino
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    Originally posted by frulad
    In my joy I mis-typed. Have you ever tried to type and dance about a room at the same time?
    I never try to dance under any circumstances whatsoever. Dancing not Zathras's skill. Much apologizing always followed Zathras's previous attempts. Sometimes followed by band aids and x-rays. Zathras's dancing is not a pretty sight. Once described as "graceful as a moose". *






















    * "A moose bit my sister, once..."

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  • Joseph DeMartino
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    Galen. Wow, I didn't see that coming. I was thinking in terms of B5 cast...
    I was mildly surprised as well. But then, Galen was featured in A Call to Arms, the last original cast B5 TV movie. (Contrary to popular misconception, ACtA - which featured only two regulars from spin-off series - was not a "pilot film" for Crusade. There was no Crusade pilot. TNT bought the series based on a couple of proposed scripts.)

    I'm surprised, though, that Garibaldi's story is "more complicated visually and technically" than Galen's.
    A story set on Mars is going to require CGI exteriors, virtual sets and actual sets, none of which are readily transferable to other stories. And that's without knowing the specifics of the script JMS had written. (Was Garibaldi going to be out on the surface of Mars, which would require additional props and costumes, which probably have to be built from scratch?) By contrast every exterior space scene, ship, corridor and costume built for stories set on B5 can be banked for future installments. So it makes sense to "front load" the first project in order to get the biggest bang for the buck.

    Because if it is Lochley/Galen, I can't help remembering that little TMoS thing.
    1) I don't remember any confirmation of which characters would have appeared in TMoS had it gone forward, just some speculation.

    2) Even if Lochley and Galen had been characters scheduled to appear in that film, I don't see how that means anything or why you "can't help remembering" TMoS. Is this some obscure way of saying that you think a Lochely/Galen pairing could somehow "jinx" TLT as this late date because you recall the two characters being associated with the other project? Because that would be a little excessive even given the normal level of galloping paranoia among B5 fans.

    Regards,

    Joe

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  • Satai Delenn
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    Glad you're excited, Satai Delenn. Remember, though, that the Garibaldi segment has been pushed back to the second disk, assuming sales warrant a second (not that I'm doubtful, it's just what JMS said).


    And that's why everybody needs to spread the news far and wide .
    Last edited by Satai Delenn; 10-26-2006, 08:42 AM.

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  • Jan
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    Glad you're excited, Satai Delenn. Remember, though, that the Garibaldi segment has been pushed back to the second disk, assuming sales warrant a second (not that I'm doubtful, it's just what JMS said).

    Now, does anybody know what Peter Woodward is doing lately? Remember, it was felt that the part would be recast due to his working on a movie.

    Jan

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  • frulad
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    Originally posted by Joseph DeMartino
    Actually, it sounds like two stories featuring Sheridan, Lochley and Galen.
    In my joy I mis-typed. Have you ever tried to type and dance about a room at the same time?

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  • Satai Delenn
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    WOW Thanks Jan even I am excited now .My favorite technomag and Garibaldi, and Lochley too *faints *

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  • Spoo Junky
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    I'm really happy that Galen is going to be back, and that Peter Woodward is going to play him, at least that's the presumption, since there have been no 'recasting' rumours being cast about (a little technomage humour )

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  • SpanishFan
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    Galen. Wow, I didn't see that coming. I was thinking in terms of B5 cast, not Crusade, but this is major cool.
    I'm surprised, though, that Garibaldi's story is "more complicated visually and technically" than Galen's.

    I kinda feel sorry that there's gonna be only 2 stories, not just because there's gonna be one less story, but because, you know, "three's sacred".
    Speaking of which, we have three characters and two stories, which two will share a story? Galen/Sheridan, Sheridan/Lochley or Lochley/Galen? Because if it is Lochley/Galen, I can't help remembering that little TMoS thing.

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  • Joseph DeMartino
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    Originally posted by frulad
    Hmmm two stories with Sheridan, Lochley and Garibaldi! Hot-Cha!!!
    Actually, it sounds like two stories featuring Sheridan, Lochley and Galen. JMS specifically said that the Garibaldi segment had been pushed back to the second disc, which confirms some grumbling from Jerry Doyle about a deal Warner Bros. offered him for a shoot in Vancouver, which had just been dropped due to "budget reasons", which he took as code for "we don't like your politics."

    Since they won't officially make deals for disc two until they see the results for disc one, they couldn't just say they were "postponing" the deal. The offer would have to be withdrawn and renegotiated next spring after disc one is out. Which might actually be to Doyle's benefit if the first disc does well.

    Regards,

    Joe

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  • frulad
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    Hmmm two stories with Sheridan, Lochley and Garibaldi! Hot-Cha!!!

    *Joins Phazedout on the other side of the Atlantic in happy dancing*

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  • phazedout
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    Galen? My face British Techno-mage?
    wuhoo!!!
    <dances around room happily>

    Phaze
    on the "phazedout kilda on Second life, pop in and say hi" ID
    hmm, forum software knocked me for too many smilies

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  • Jan
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    Latest from JMS:

    223 From: [email protected] - view profile
    Date: Thurs, Oct 26 2006 4:01 am
    Email: [email protected]
    Groups: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated

    Well, tomorrow I head back to LA for meetings on other projects for two
    days, then it's back to Vancouver again on Sunday to continue prep. So
    far everything's laying out very cleanly. We have an EFX house on
    board now, which was the last big step to be undertaken. It wasn't
    until the last day or so that we could really get into the CGI issues,
    which are huge on these stories.

    And in regard to that...the initial goal was to try and do three big
    stories in one DVD. So I wrote three scripts, featuring Sheridan,
    Lochley, Galen and Garibaldi. (I wanted to focus on the human
    characters initially so we'd have more time for prosthetics R&D for the
    next one.) The stories, as noted previously, were huge...all over the
    map, from Minbar, to Earth, Mars, the future, the distant past, as well
    as B5 itself obviously. We're also going to be trying some new
    production technologies, again trying to stay ahead of the tech curve,
    the way B5 has always stayed ahead on these things.


    And over the last few days, as we began to bring on crew and lay out
    the production, looking at just how complicated these mini-movies were
    going to be, the idea of making three of these monsters began to become
    a bit much for us to pull off on out first time out the gate,
    especially since I'm still kind of new as a director. So we decided to
    postpone one of the three to the next DVD, and lengthen the other two
    to make up the difference. GIven that the Garibaldi story was the most
    complicated visually and technically, also the most difficult from a
    CGi perspective, that's the one that got pushed until, potentially,
    next time.


    And if the sales are anywhere near what WB expects, and I think they
    will be, there's no question that there will be more of these down the
    road. So we're gong to focus in on those two stories and knock them
    out of the park. Same length, same running time, and now even bigger
    than at first anticipated since the budget on number three will now be
    applied to the other two.


    Part of what we're doing is to re-think the look of B5 to some degree.
    The show was created using 1993 technology, video toasters and amigas,
    and was to some extent limited by the paradigms and production methods
    we used in that. But it's now 13 years later, and while I will keep
    the feel of the show the same, and the silhouettes and designs, there's
    no reason to limit the look of the feel to what we could do six years
    ago (from when we stopped). So we're going to invest a lot of time,
    effort and money into really re-imagining some of the visuals at the
    present level -- looking at shows like Battlestar and the like -- and
    bringing those tools into B5 while still maintaining the feel of the
    show.


    I also managed to work in a nice nod to Andreas and Richard in the two
    mini-movies.


    So with that...the team is now in place, the last personnel have been
    hired, and as soon as I get back to Vancouver, I get to take off the
    producer's hat and put on the director's hat.


    jms


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  • phazedout
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    Originally posted by SLerman
    So was I. I really liked the Frontier books. A very interesting blend of Sci-Fi and Western.
    but what about Firefly? if you like blends of sci-fi and western.
    OK back on topic I read about 5 of the books published with a channel 4 logo on them the last one (Which may have been whisper of your shadow) was truly awful, soemthing about this large shadow approaching and the people on the station rioting and the whole place darn-near tearing itself apart.
    Phaze
    o nthe "on-topic is a straight line - I am a sine wave we intersect occasionaly" ID

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  • SLerman
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    Originally posted by grumbler
    Ditto for Bruce Boxleitner, whose two books I thought were actually quite good. I was disappointed that they didn't extend the series.
    So was I. I really liked the Frontier books. A very interesting blend of Sci-Fi and Western.

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  • grumbler
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    Originally posted by Jan
    Peter Jurasik hasn't written any B5 novels. He did write a sci-fi book but it wasn't B5.

    Jan
    Ditto for Bruce Boxleitner, whose two books I thought were actually quite good. I was disappointed that they didn't extend the series.

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