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    Just been watching the Emmy TV Legends interview in full for the first time and was struck by his response to the question of how the show would have gone had Michael stayed to the conclusion:

    https://youtu.be/IQ12zb_P7KA?t=52m15s

    I wonder if we will ever get the answer to that question? In what was otherwise a quite revealing interview (with a whole bunch of things that I wish had been asked, but anyway) JMS really shuts down hard on it.

    (and Hi, I, um, apparently hadn't logged in, in like 7 years. Oops)

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    Originally posted by tarasis View Post
    Just been watching the Emmy TV Legends interview in full for the first time and was struck by his response to the question of how the show would have gone had Michael stayed to the conclusion:

    https://youtu.be/IQ12zb_P7KA?t=52m15s

    I wonder if we will ever get the answer to that question? In what was otherwise a quite revealing interview (with a whole bunch of things that I wish had been asked, but anyway) JMS really shuts down hard on it.

    (and Hi, I, um, apparently hadn't logged in, in like 7 years. Oops)
    Welcome back!! As for how the story would have gone if Micheal/Sinclair had stayed for the whole 5 years, we did get a glimpse in the B5 script books Volume 15. It was just an 8-page outline but JMS is mostly correct that only a fairly small percentage of the plan was changed. I don't have a link but I think there's a synopsis on one of the B5 Wikias.

    I don't know, of course, but my feeling is that JMS just isn't big on 'what might have been', especially if there's some aspect of a 'didn't happen' that he might want to use in the future.

    One thing that people talk about but may not entirely grasp is the 'trap doors' that JMS spoke of having for everybody. A good instance of that is how he was careful in Babylon Squared to make it unclear whether Zathras was talking about the 'great war' being in the past or the future.

    Nice to see you back!

    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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