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  • SpooRancher
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    Originally posted by vacantlook
    With the new Warlock class ship that Ivanova got assigned having hidden Shadow technology programming, is it wrong of me to think that her character *could* have popped up on Crusade had the show continued since Crusade was going to eventually go down the road of EarthForce blackops projects dealing with Shadow tech?

    But, the Warlock class ship that showed up in Crusade was NOT a ship with Shadowtech.

    It had nice, straight lines.

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  • vacantlook
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    Originally posted by Jan
    Would have been interesting to see how she and Gideon or she and Galen got along, wouldn't it?
    Oh yeah: I can see her and Galen being a very interesting dynamic on screen. I also find myself wondering what her thoughts on Matheson being a telepath and in a position of something more than PsiCorps/Prison/Drugged Up Person would be.

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  • Night Marshal
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    Originally posted by Jan
    In theory, it's possible. In reality I'm not sure how probable, though. Granted that JMS got over Robert Foxworth bailing on playing General Hague enough to hire him on Jeremiah as the President, but several years had passed by then. Foxworth didn't change the dynamics of an entire season the way CC's departure did.

    Still, if it was necessary to the story, I think JMS would have had Ivanova appear.

    Jan
    My memory might me tricking me but didn't Hague also show up a few times during "In the Beginning." And from what I have read of the whole Hague thing, is that only one line needed to be changed to have Major Ryan rather than General Hague

    As for Crusade its been just over 7 years since that last episode aired its doesn't seem very likely that we are going to Crusade with the original cast and it the story it most likely going to get told from a different prospective. Like Rangers, this was set two years before the beginning of Crusade and would have wrapped up the Plague storyline at the very least. It seems to me that most of B5 stuff written since Crusade has been trying to put that barking dog to sleep. Maybe it would be best just to let it sleep and move on. Let the books deal with it where you don't have to worry about casts, budgets or getting ratings.

    Also CC did admit somewhere at some point she quit. JMS is just more likely to for give someone another chance if they admit what they have done

    Edit: my bad "In the Beginning." it was J. Patrick McCormack as General Lefcourt, Guess I always assumed it was General Hague
    Last edited by Night Marshal; 11-04-2005, 04:57 AM.

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  • Jan
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    I'd say very reasonable. As I recall, one of the reasons why JMS scattered the characters far and wide was so that they'd be available more readily for Crusade. Would have been interesting to see how she and Gideon or she and Galen got along, wouldn't it?

    Jan

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  • vacantlook
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    Originally posted by Jan
    In theory, it's possible. In reality I'm not sure how probable, though. Granted that JMS got over Robert Foxworth bailing on playing General Hague enough to hire him on Jeremiah as the President, but several years had passed by then. Foxworth didn't change the dynamics of an entire season the way CC's departure did.

    Still, if it was necessary to the story, I think JMS would have had Ivanova appear.
    Oh, sorry. I hadn't meant to ask the question on the line of the people behind the show and their personal troubles with one another. Whether things could be smoothed over among folk of course would have dictated whether it happened period. I guess I should've said, given that things ended up smoothed between them, could it be reasonable that her character could've popped up in a smaller role here and there had the show continued, perhaps in a General Hague-ish way.

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  • Joe Nazzaro
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    I wouldn't necessarily buy a book for its cover, but it might make me pick it up and check out the back cover blurbs for more info and then decide if I want to buy it or not. Of the dozen or so books now waiting to be read, probably eight or nine are authors whose work I enjoy; the others are books that I picked up for that very reason.

    Back in 1977, I went into a local Brentanos where I saw a very cool-looking paperback in the SF section. I'd never heard of the title or the writer, but apparently it was going to be a film soon, so I picked it up. It was called Star Wars, and the cover artist was Ralph McQuarrie, so I guess that cover can sometimes make a difference.

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  • Nacho
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    Satai Delenn,

    You have got to be kidding right ????Buy a novel because of a cover ?!!?? I have a tendancy to read the back flap on what's about first .Books are getting to expensive to buy otherwise and it's a waste of money to boot.8 bucks or more for a paperback and I don't want to think about hardbacks.
    Oh, I don't know. I love Science Fiction, but I force myself not to go near it in a bookstore less I get caught up in it and read/buy every book I can. I don't have the time to devote to reading SF all the time, but, I still love to read SF.

    So, when I do breakdown and go to the SF section, I realize I don't know the authors anymore. Staying away from the ST and other high visibility SF novels, I find the appeal of the cover is just about as good as anything to help buy the book. I'm going to like it anyway ..

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  • Jan
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    In theory, it's possible. In reality I'm not sure how probable, though. Granted that JMS got over Robert Foxworth bailing on playing General Hague enough to hire him on Jeremiah as the President, but several years had passed by then. Foxworth didn't change the dynamics of an entire season the way CC's departure did.

    Still, if it was necessary to the story, I think JMS would have had Ivanova appear.

    Jan

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  • vacantlook
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    <beneath me and not very nice mode> Maybe CC can tell us in her novel what Ivanova was doing during the fifth season since she made sure that none of the rest of us would see it. </beneath me and not very nice mode>
    With the new Warlock class ship that Ivanova got assigned having hidden Shadow technology programming, is it wrong of me to think that her character *could* have popped up on Crusade had the show continued since Crusade was going to eventually go down the road of EarthForce blackops projects dealing with Shadow tech?

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  • The Puzzled Pak'Ma'Ra
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    ... Well, this conversation took place over a decade ago.... Books ran about 5 bucks or so, if memory serves.

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  • Satai Delenn
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    I met a guy in publishing back in the US once, and he told me that cover art for novels (aside from VERY well established authors) is extremely important. Amazing, he said, how many folks will buy a novel because they like the cover.


    You have got to be kidding right ????Buy a novel because of a cover ?!!?? I have a tendancy to read the back flap on what's about first .Books are getting to expensive to buy otherwise and it's a waste of money to boot.8 bucks or more for a paperback and I don't want to think about hardbacks.

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  • The Puzzled Pak'Ma'Ra
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    I just picked up the "Leagions of Fire" trilogy. I'm going to give it a go.

    ... I met a guy in publishing back in the US once, and he told me that cover art for novels (aside from VERY well established authors) is extremely important. Amazing, he said, how many folks will buy a novel because they like the cover.

    ... I liked the "Legions of Fire" covers... guess he was right.

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  • Jan
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    Welcome!

    I *loved* the three trilogies (Psi-Corps, Techno-Mage and Centauri) and 'To Dream in the City of Sorrows'. Haven't read the other one that's considered mostly canon...Book #7 of the numbered books, I think...for a long time. The rest of the numbered books were very forgettable.

    Have you read the trilogies, Puzzled Pak'Ma'Ra?
    Jan

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  • The Puzzled Pak'Ma'Ra
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    ... Here's Hoping

    I do hope they are worth buying (and reading). I was rather dissapointed with the novels I purchased, after watching B5 seasons 1 to 5 about 10 times on DVD.

    ... watched Crusade twice - that was enough.


    ... I'm new by the way. Greetings from the Far East.

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by Satai Delenn
    (quoting Matthew Spange) ... I have just spent the afternoon discussing plot lines with one of the novelists - a certain Miss Claudia Christian. We have a cracking story from her planned and I, for one, can't wait to see it in print!
    <beneath me and not very nice mode> Maybe CC can tell us in her novel what Ivanova was doing during the fifth season since she made sure that none of the rest of us would see it. </beneath me and not very nice mode>

    That said, I have read a few novels that were really well done by actor/authors. I hope this is one of them.

    Jan

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