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    For what it's worth, this just showed up on the Moderated Newsgroup:

    Subject: quick note
    From: [email protected] (Jms at B5)
    Date: 3/19/04 9:01 PM Eastern Standard Time
    Message-id: <[email protected]>

    The trade paperback containing the first six issues of Supreme Power hit the
    stands this past week, for those who want to jump on.

    Oh...and starting around the Ides of May, look to the wrong side of the river
    for word from Harry, Jack and Albert.

    Not that I'm enjoying this, of course....
    jms

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    (all message content (c) 2004 by synthetic worlds, ltd.,
    permission to reprint specifically denied to SFX Magazine
    and don't send me story ideas)
    Last edited by Jan; 03-19-2004, 08:28 PM.
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    Oh...and starting around the Ides of May, look to the wrong side of the river
    for word from Harry, Jack and Albert.
    OK... part one I get.... part two has some sort of odd impression on me.... part three is just plain Huh?
    Radhil Trebors
    Persona Under Construction

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    • #3
      Yeah I've decided just to give up speculating entierly. Hurts the head too much for my tastes

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      • #4
        Harry, Jack, and Albert Warner made WB.

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        • #5
          Maybe he means that we will get word on the new B5 project from WB soon, and it will be in may?

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          • #6
            Maybe 'wrong side of river' means Europe (remember Winchester Films UK rumour couple of months ago)

            Although May seems fine, i would have prefered April (or even March )

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            • #7
              I wouldn't be suprised if the project was made over here in England, or even Germany. Europe has done some good Sci-fi in the past - Look at Dr Who and Blakes Seven.

              However is it easier or cheaper to film in europe at the moment? ( actually it may be - think eastern block )

              JMS is used to working within budget - think of the possibilities of filming in countries where the production costs are a fraction of the costs in the United States.

              The Warner Brothers thing - is it too obvious?

              May - well I suppose we will have to keep em peeled folks
              Duracell Bunny is arrested and charged with BATTERY!!

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              • #8
                Just read the rumours regarding ''Winchester Films''.

                I don't know about you, but this now makes a lot of sense.

                Europe has an awful lot of monuments and buildings which would be right at home on Centauri Prime!

                Lets hope so.....





                It's JMS doing his 'VORLON' thing which makes these forums so worth while.


                ''We are all Kosh!''
                Duracell Bunny is arrested and charged with BATTERY!!

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                • #9
                  MAY?!?!?

                  Originally posted by Sigma
                  Although May seems fine, i would have prefered April (or even March )
                  *I* would have prefered the middle of January!!! That was the time frame jms gave in December when he first hinted at the project!! GRRR!

                  I wonder if the Trekk-ies/-ers/-oids go thru this with their franchise?
                  If you were a part of the TNT boards, you might remember me as one of the following:
                  Corwin
                  Corwin17
                  Corwin, The Physicist
                  Corwin, The Master Physicist

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                  • #10
                    Re: MAY?!?!?

                    Originally posted by Corwin17
                    I wonder if the Trekk-ies/-ers/-oids go thru this with their franchise?
                    They have Priceline commercials to tide them over.
                    Radhil Trebors
                    Persona Under Construction

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                    • #11
                      Oh... and starting around the Ides of May, look to the wrong side of the river
                      I suspect "the river" is the Hudson, the "wrong side" is California (everything west of the Hudson sortta blends into a single undifferentiated mass to those of us fortunate enough to have been raised on the right side of the river. Which also happens to be where the comic book biz is headquartered, and JMS had comics on the brain when he wrote this.)

                      Nobody has ever referred to the Atlantic ocean as "the river". The "Big Pond" or "The Pond", yes. "The River"? Never. And I don't believe the Winchester films rumor, either.

                      I also suspect that JMS was trying to suggest the style of Nostradamus rather than the Vorlons in writing this particular clue.

                      Regards,

                      Joe
                      Joseph DeMartino
                      Sigh Corps
                      Pat Tallman Division

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                      • #12
                        I don't think there's much chance of anything happening in the UK right now, at least where budget is a major consideration. As our British friends will probably attest, not only has the currency exchange situation worsened (good for Brits going on holiday in the States, not so good for US films shooting there), but a major tax loophole was recently closed, resulting in a number of big projects shutting down altogether. I'm not sure how it's affected some of the ongoing projects, such as Batman or Hitch-Hiker's, but there's probably had to be some belt-tightening all around. I notice even the upcoming Doctor Who revival is being produced and apparently shot in South Wales, where the costs are proportionately cheaper than London. Let's hope that things start to improve soon, or a lot of good people are going to be out of work.

                        All of this is apropos of nothing of course, as I should think the chances of any B5-related project leaving North America are slim to none. My money is on Vancouver once again, especially since JMS seems to have had some success with Rangers and Jeremiah up there, at least as far as getting more bang for his production buck.

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                        • #13
                          Ahhh..........


                          Canada - that makes a lot of sense.
                          Duracell Bunny is arrested and charged with BATTERY!!

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                          • #14
                            In any event the question of where "the wrong side of the river" is has nothing to do with where the project will ultimately be shot and everything to do with where the official announcement will take place.

                            Any major feature film is likely to shoot on several different locations (perhaps several different continents) as well as in a studio for interiors. It is extremely unlikely that Warner Bros. has even made those decisions (since the script is still being revised and they seem to still be negotiating things for the project), much less that they will feel compelled to make the announcement from some location or other associated with the production rather than issue a press relase and/or hold a press conference from and in Burbank.

                            Regards,

                            Joe
                            Joseph DeMartino
                            Sigh Corps
                            Pat Tallman Division

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                            • #15
                              JMS is from New Jersey, is he not? Were would "the wrong side of the river" be to a Joiseyan?
                              I believe that when we leave a place, part of it goes with us and part of us remains. Go anywhere in the station, when it is quiet, and just listen. After a while, you will hear the echoes of all our conversations, every thought and word we've exchanged. Long after we are gone .. our voices will linger in these walls for as long as this place remains. But I will admit .. that the part of me that is going .. will very much miss the part of you that is staying.

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