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Forum: Babylon 5 04-05-2018, 12:18 PM
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Posted By JasonDavis
Hill Street Blues is the most frequently...

Hill Street Blues is the most frequently mentioned television series in all Joe's early pitch documents for Babylon 5. Bochco was a revolutionary in the medium.
Forum: Babylon 5 12-16-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,626
Posted By JasonDavis
Mr. Gray also played Dr. Stuart Power--father to...

Mr. Gray also played Dr. Stuart Power--father to Jonathan Power--and voiced the computer, Mentor, in J. Michael Straczynski's first live-action writing gig, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the...
Forum: Babylon 5 08-10-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,008
Posted By JasonDavis
I love that Joe went home from the first day of...

I love that Joe went home from the first day of shooting on his pilot...and worked on a Murder, She Wrote script. Typical.

The script was probably "The Wind Around the Tower," which guest starred...
Forum: Babylon 5 05-12-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,319
Posted By JasonDavis
RIP Curt Lowens

The actor who played Varn in "A Voice in the Wilderness" and the Old One of Dureena's species in "Patterns of the Soul" has died, aged 91. Joe Nazzaro did a lovely interview with him that appears...
Forum: General Discussions 11-16-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,596
Posted By JasonDavis
At 4pm Pacific Time, I'll be doing a live Q&A...

At 4pm Pacific Time, I'll be doing a live Q&A about the Harlan Ellison Books Preservation Project (now 62% funded with two weeks to go) on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/HarlanEllisonBooks/
...
Forum: General Discussions 11-01-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,596
Posted By JasonDavis
That should be The Harlan Ellison Books...

That should be The Harlan Ellison Books Preservation Project!

While I'd love to preserve the man himself, he doesn't fit into my scanner and there are probably rules about selling award-winning...
Forum: General Discussions 11-01-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,596
Posted By JasonDavis
The Harlan Ellison Books Preservation Project

I'm Jason Davis of HarlanEllisonBooks.com. (You might also be familiar with my work for B5Books, editing over 20 volumes since the TV Movie script book.) Over the last five years, I've worked with B5...
Forum: Babylon 5 10-30-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 266,345
Posted By JasonDavis
"Divided Loyalties," per our telecon.

"Divided Loyalties," per our telecon.
Forum: Babylon 5 10-30-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 266,345
Posted By JasonDavis
JMS has stated that two Centauri alone in a room...

JMS has stated that two Centauri alone in a room (or gathered in the emperor's presence) are understood to be speaking their native tongue. From 4 November 1993:

"...yes, they will speak in their...
Forum: Babylon 5 10-29-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 266,345
Posted By JasonDavis
Not so much a question as an observation. ...

Not so much a question as an observation.

When Rathenn delivers Valen's letter to Sinclair near the beginning of "War Without End" Part One, he wonders aloud "How did he know your name?"

I...
Forum: General Discussions 10-12-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,843
Posted By JasonDavis
I cannot imagine a successful Babylon 5 (or...

I cannot imagine a successful Babylon 5 (or Buffy, for that matter) without Mr. Vulich's contribution.
Forum: Babylon 5 10-10-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 266,345
Posted By JasonDavis
I think you meant this post, Jan:...

I think you meant this post, Jan: http://jmsnews.com/msg.aspx?id=1-16755&query=hidoshi
Forum: Babylon 5 10-10-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 266,345
Posted By JasonDavis
I wonder whatever happened to Marie Crane. ...

I wonder whatever happened to Marie Crane.

In January 2258, she lost the presidential election, then nothing. Did she retire? Did Clark have her killed when he took office and dissolved the...
Forum: Babylon 5 09-30-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,271
Posted By JasonDavis
What a bizarre oddity to find preserved by Vudu;...

What a bizarre oddity to find preserved by Vudu; next you'll tell me there's some place I can watch the season two episodes with 16:9 mattes slapped on the 4:3, as originally screened on SciFi.
Forum: Babylon 5 09-30-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,271
Posted By JasonDavis
The Laserdiscs and the VHS tapes were both 4:3,...

The Laserdiscs and the VHS tapes were both 4:3, but the series was never completely released in either format in the US.

The full VHS run might have been released in the UK, but those would have...
Forum: General Discussions 09-20-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,998
Posted By JasonDavis
When I used to fly to Texas from the Burbank...

When I used to fly to Texas from the Burbank airport, I always departed from gate B4, which was a bit unsettling.

Have fun Jan.
Forum: Babylon 5 09-19-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,400
Posted By JasonDavis
Production-wise, Babylon 5 came right in the...

Production-wise, Babylon 5 came right in the middle of US television's transition maturation to an art form on par with cinema. Though the transition was presaged (in substance) by Hill Street Blues...
Forum: Babylon 5 09-19-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,279
Posted By JasonDavis
If I recall correctly, Ulkesh was in Z'ha'dum...

If I recall correctly, Ulkesh was in Z'ha'dum space when Sheridan jumped. It's been a while since I last read Invoking Darkness, but it was quite the gathering with John (and the remains of Kosh),...
Forum: Babylon 5 09-19-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,279
Posted By JasonDavis
Wouldn't the "unexpected door" be Lorien? The...

Wouldn't the "unexpected door" be Lorien? The Vorlons and Shadows had been fighting via proxy for millennia without one side or the other satisfactorily proving their philosophy clearly enough for...
Forum: Babylon 5 09-18-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,400
Posted By JasonDavis
I tend to agree with Ubik. I used to imagine...

I tend to agree with Ubik.

I used to imagine the Clone Wars that Obi-Wan Kenobi referred to as times of great intrigue when one's closest allies might be replaced with genetic replicas and only...
Forum: Babylon 5 09-09-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,400
Posted By JasonDavis
I'd forgotten that Lochley was in the outline...

I'd forgotten that Lochley was in the outline fragment. That would certainly extend the viability of Wars of the Mind into Fall 1997.

(On a tangential note, I recently read an early draft of "The...
Forum: Babylon 5 09-09-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 39,457
Posted By JasonDavis
Copeland's score is one of the few elements of...

Copeland's score is one of the few elements of the original cut that I like. The Police are one of my favorite bands, and I have a soft spot for some of the offbeat Copeland compositions that Sting...
Forum: Babylon 5 09-09-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,400
Posted By JasonDavis
I believe there was a solicitation for questions....

I believe there was a solicitation for questions. By the time the project fell in my lap, there was a list of questions for each movie, but there were no names attached to them.
Forum: Babylon 5 09-09-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,400
Posted By JasonDavis
As far as I can tell, the version of the...

As far as I can tell, the version of the theatrical film focusing on the Telepath Crisis fell out of favor some time during the production of season four (or possibly early season five). It's...
Forum: Babylon 5 09-08-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,400
Posted By JasonDavis
The questions were submitted by fans who...

The questions were submitted by fans who subscribed to the B5 Books mailing list. JMS answered them.



Yes, that was me.
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