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    Hello from Ireland!

    I know pre Babylon 5 JMS was commissioned by Warner Bros to write a four mini-series as a pliot for a new installment of the V tv series......

    Is there any JMS fans here who HAVE the full V:TNC script who would be willing to sell it to me?

    I read somewhere here before that JMS sold copies in a Garage Sale!

    I've lurked around ebay for years hoping it would turn up for sale but no luck

    Read 3 acts of the first episode online years ago but would love to read his full version.

    If anyone can help me (!) email me at [email protected]

  • #2
    Yes, he did sell it in a Garage sale. It's called
    V: The Next Chapter:
    "Rebirth"
    A Four-Hour Miniseries

    He was selling them for a flat $200 each. I don't recall how many actually sold, though I think it was fewer than 200.

    I'm sorry to say that I'm not willing to sell my copy but I hope you can find it.
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    • #3
      Since it has no direct connexion to B5, maybe we can move the thread to "Scripts" ?
      Last edited by Apsu; 06-26-2017, 10:39 AM.
      "Ahh...Beautiful. I will miss this. When it is gone." Kosh Naranek - 26 February, 2258.

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      • #4
        A JMS V-script? That sounds fun. Had no idea that existed

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        • #5
          Please don't move my post to "SCRIPTS" - no one will ever see it!

          Yes its nearly 30 years since he wrote the script - he did mention turning it into a novel but he's been kinda busy I guess

          It would be great for it to be available to V fans after all these years.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Apsu View Post
            Since it has no direct connexion to B5, maybe we can move the thread to "Scripts" ?
            Originally posted by LasersGalore View Post
            Please don't move my post to "SCRIPTS" - no one will ever see it!
            I think as you're both here longer, you'll find that I'm not a huge stickler that some admins elsewhere might be. When I move it, it will probably be when discussion has run its course and will more likely be to the 'General' forum.

            Everybody arrives here as they like -some directly to the B5 forum, others click on 'new posts', some come in from the archive page. Chances are, if they have an interest in JMS' non-B5 work, they'll find the thread. </moderator portion of this post (yes, I also have a split personality ) >


            Yes its nearly 30 years since he wrote the script - he did mention turning it into a novel but he's been kinda busy I guess

            It would be great for it to be available to V fans after all these years.
            Now that he's turned his attention to novels and plays, I wonder if that's possible. I'm sure it would depend in large part to what permissions he'd have to get from whoever owns the rights.
            Last edited by Jan; 06-23-2017, 06:12 AM.
            "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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            • #7
              Not sure who controls book rights but Kenneth Johnson who created V has the film rights hence his plan to make a V motion picture and Warner Bros owns the TVs rights.

              I always felt Warners weren't as good as say as Paramount Pictures for exploiting their shows into franchises....paramount have done an incredible job with Star Trek whereas Warners hasn't really developed or exploited B5 or V. It's like they're embarrassed by the shows.

              Would love a B5 motion picture but I'd say it would be recast with big names to "open" the film at the box office..

              If anyone has a V:The Next Chapter script and doesn't want to sell it per sec - but share it with a fan I'm open to that too!...I would just love to read it!

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              • #8
                Ages ago, someone on rec.arts asked Joe about the script and was given permission to post the first three chapters of it in the group. That transcript is now available as a PDF.

                You might have seen it already, but if not, here at least is the beginning.

                http://www.sirianlegion.fr/media/reb_a4.pdf


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                I discovered V and Babylon 5 at the same time back in 2009 when it was reimagined on ABC. I really just loved the new one cos I fell in love with Anna. But then I went back and watched the original miniseries and they were quality story telling with a lot of heart.

                When I watched the Night Watch taking over the station episode it brought me back to the Visitors taking over in V. I didn't learn about Joe and his connection to it until I talked with a friend who has been obsessed with V since the 80s and now despises JMS and Babylon 5 since his series never happened.

                But I can love both series and appreciate watching Willie as the crazy cult leader and Sarah Douglas as the awesome DeathWalker. Both shows are in my top 5 favorite shows of all time!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Delenn_of_Mir View Post
                  Ages ago, someone on rec.arts asked Joe about the script and was given permission to post the first three chapters of it in the group. That transcript is now available as a PDF.

                  You might have seen it already, but if not, here at least is the beginning.

                  http://www.sirianlegion.fr/media/reb_a4.pdf


                  ............
                  I discovered V and Babylon 5 at the same time back in 2009 when it was reimagined on ABC. I really just loved the new one cos I fell in love with Anna. But then I went back and watched the original miniseries and they were quality story telling with a lot of heart.

                  When I watched the Night Watch taking over the station episode it brought me back to the Visitors taking over in V. I didn't learn about Joe and his connection to it until I talked with a friend who has been obsessed with V since the 80s and now despises JMS and Babylon 5 since his series never happened.

                  But I can love both series and appreciate watching Willie as the crazy cult leader and Sarah Douglas as the awesome DeathWalker. Both shows are in my top 5 favorite shows of all time!
                  Cheers for this! Interesting read and it's fun to compare and contrast with JMS' more recent work. His writing, primarily dialogue has definitely improved a lot since this was penned.
                  Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

                  Kosh: Good!

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Delenn of Mir for posting this......I had read it sometime back but it's good to be reminded of it......makes me want to read more

                    As I've had no offers since I posted the message I am now considering writing to JMS to see if he has a copy to part with(!).

                    I know - I know - it's lauaghably naive and foolish but maybe it would be worth a try when you're desperate!!

                    Does anyone know an official address to write to Mr JMS at??

                    If I get an answer - any answer! - I'd let you guys know.

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