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Sinclair's Fan 09-21-2013 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Jan (Post 110477)
Sinclair's Fan, that was a great letter. Thanks to you (and your missus) for sharing it.

From both of us, thank you!

As I said to DaveNarn the other day, it was may hope to write something concise (ie. one side of A4) because I'm sure most people's brains (present company excluded!) switch off before the 2nd page, and not so scifi-y and jargon-y that it would scare off a non SF fan! I also tried to keep it polite, and non-militant too, Ha-ha!

Cheers, I hope people enjoy it and I hope it gives everyone some ideas for their own letters.

Jump!

:D:D:D

calloutdrummer1247 09-21-2013 05:00 PM

I don't know if this has been discussed or not, but I wonder if working on the Babylon 5 Project wiki page would be an asset in this campaign.

http://babylon5.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

I say this because when I started venturing into STar Trek, Memory Alpha Wiki was a key asset in my really getting into the franchise and falling in love with Star Trek.

I personally feel that it might be worth considering. Some place where people can go to learn more about the series, the characters, episodes etc. I'm sure there is a site but the wiki could make a great tool.

Here is the Star Trek wiki:
http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Portal:Main

Similar but the Star Trek wiki has much more information and news. It also goes into depth about the books, series, etc. It gave news about just about everything related to Star Trek.

Now perhaps something similar can be done to the Babylon 5 Project wiki page. I really think it would be a valuable tool. In fact, I did a google search for Babylon 5. And the link for the wiki was number 4 or 5 on the list.

Just something to think about FWIW

DaveNarn 09-21-2013 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by calloutdrummer1247 (Post 110517)
I don't know if this has been discussed or not, but I wonder if working on the Babylon 5 Project wiki page would be an asset in this campaign.

Have you checked-out the B5 Scrolls?

Maybe not as in-depth as Memory Alpha, but totally has a B5 vibe of it's own.
http://www.themadgoner.com/B5/B5Scrolls/B5Scrolls.htm

Besides JMS, there has been a few interviews with the crew of B5
One of my favorites is with Ron Thorton published in an early computer graphics book titled "Digital Space"
http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Space-...3d+digital+art

"The second half of the book includes case study interviews with 3D artists such as Robyn Miller of Myst, Ron Thorton of Babylon 5, and Chris Carter from National Geographic."

Ubik 09-22-2013 06:46 AM

B5 Scrolls is great, coming from a visual / design perspective.

The Lurkers Guide covers everything in detail, not as slick, but an amazing resource.

http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/

Sinclair's Fan 09-23-2013 02:48 PM

Anybody else got any letters in the pipeline? I was really hoping to inspire....

Anyone? UK? US? Minbar? :D:D:D

:)

DaveNarn 09-23-2013 09:30 PM

I sometimes promote Babylon 5 on other forums to keep the show alive in conversation.

My B5 email was read by the lovely Alicia of the internet's number one rated Trek podcast - TrekCast.

http://www.trekcast.com/trekcast-sup...1y-u-so-cheap/

She starts at the 8:10 mark and surprise.. gives B5 high praise that sent the crew on a wild tangent of other scifi shows too :rolleyes:

Another Trek podcast - 'Treknologic' are a good natured group who are B5 friendly and on occasion bring up the Narn and Centauri

Sinclair's Fan 09-24-2013 03:14 AM

:) Fine work, Dave! :)

PS. Hopefully later today or possibly tonight, I'm going to try to PM you some video ideas that you might like... or not! We'll see. :D

Ubik 09-26-2013 04:56 AM

Dear Ted,

I am writing to you on behalf of the fan campaign #FreeBabylon5, with the aim of getting the classic science fiction series Babylon 5 added to the Netflix catalogue of TV shows available for streaming.

[B]Why now? What

Sinclair's Fan 09-26-2013 05:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Ubik (Post 111948)
Joe Michael Strazynski – You’re already developing Netflix exclusive content with him! When Sense8 debuts on Netflix in 2014, I feel sure new fans will be eager to see Strazynski’s previous work. It would therefore make sense to have Babylon 5 available in full to stream on Netflix.

Brilliant, mate! Absolutely brilliant. This is what we need to push for!

Don't suppose you'd fancy sending it, (appropriately altered), to C4 as well? Just in case they did pass mine on to their programming team? :D

Very cool.
:cool::cool::cool:

Ubik 09-26-2013 06:01 AM

Cool. Can do. I'll send to C4 if you'll send to Netflix... But I want to agree a 'pull the trigger' date for letter sending.

I noticed typos in my spelling of JMS name, so that's been altered.

Sinclair's Fan 09-26-2013 06:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Ubik (Post 111997)
Cool. Can do. I'll send to C4 if you'll send to Netflix... But I want to agree a 'pull the trigger' date for letter sending.

You got it! :D Just gimme some notice so I can get my @r$e in gear...!

:):):)

Jan 09-26-2013 06:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Ubik (Post 111997)
Cool. Can do. I'll send to C4 if you'll send to Netflix... But I want to agree a 'pull the trigger' date for letter sending.

I'm thinking that it might be a good idea to coordinate this with the Thunderclap - what do y'all think? And for that I think we need the website up and going. I lapsed in sending material to the webmaster but he's working on that now. Stay tuned...

Jan

Ubik 09-26-2013 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Jan (Post 112009)
I'm thinking that it might be a good idea to coordinate this with the Thunderclap - what do y'all think? And for that I think we need the website up and going. I lapsed in sending material to the webmaster but he's working on that now. Stay tuned...

Jan

All for it. We need time to organise the troops.

babylonlurker 09-26-2013 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Ubik (Post 112033)
All for it. We need time to organise the troops.

Now, that is a strong letter.

I mostly like it. Maybe you are a bit over the top with the script claims. For Thor and WWZ JMS did not write the whole script as filmed, so I think it would be better to say that he has script credits for those films. What do you think about that one, Ubik ?

Maybe a brief explanation on what the Hugo Awards are, we may know it , but a Netflix exec ?

We have just got Netflix in The Netherlands a few weeks ago, so I could participate in that one, too. Just give me some good notice, since other stuff sometimes takes precedence, even to B5 ;)

Greg60 09-26-2013 04:28 PM

I read few days ago that netflix could come to France in 2014. If it's really the case I will clearly send a mail to them !


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