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  • #61
    Originally posted by grumbler
    Since JMS already HAD the story of AVFTG written at that point (it was one of the script pushed back from the fourth to the fifth seasons)
    Just a minor correction here...The story *idea* for A View from the Gallery might have been pushed back but the actual script was written (Final Draft) 8/21/97 whereas the script for Deconstruction was written (Final Draft) 8/4/97.

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

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    • #62
      IIRC, didn't Harlan Ellison suggest the idea that became AVFTG fairly early on in the show, and JMS always intended to do it but didn't really get the chance until the 5th season?
      The Optimist: The glass is half full
      The Pessimist: The glass is half empty
      The Engineer: The glass is twice as big as it needs to be

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Garibaldi's Hair
        IIRC, didn't Harlan Ellison suggest the idea that became AVFTG fairly early on in the show, and JMS always intended to do it but didn't really get the chance until the 5th season?
        All I can find that suggests any kind of timing is this post:

        From: J. Michael Straczynski <[email protected]>
        Subject: ->402
        To: CIS
        Date: 8/8/1997 4:02:00 PM

        {original post unavailable}

        Harlan is working on something now, and suggested something that
        I then based an episode on, so we share story credit on "A View from
        the Gallery."

        jms
        ...which is about 3 weeks before the Final Draft was written which suggests that there was probably a Writer's Draft or First Draft in the works at the time. To me it sounds like Harlan's suggestion was recent but I don't think we can tell for sure from this post.

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

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Jan
          Just a minor correction here...The story *idea* for A View from the Gallery might have been pushed back but the actual script was written (Final Draft) 8/21/97 whereas the script for Deconstruction was written (Final Draft) 8/4/97.

          Jan
          Good point, but the idea was present earlier, if I remember my JMS commentary correctly.

          Of course, I could also be completely wrong (for the first.... well, one of the first... times).
          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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          • #65
            Good point, but the idea was present earlier, if I remember my JMS commentary correctly.
            You could be thinking about the script Harlan was supposed to write that would have been a "sequel" to Harlan's script for The Demon with a Glass Hand from The Outer Limits.

            That was talked about before season one started filming, I think.

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