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    From: STRACZYNSKI [Joe]
 Subject: Rick: exactly. I think the show...
      To: GENIE  
    Date: 12/27/1995 2:01:00 PM  

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Rick: exactly. I think the show will thus be perceived differently when
its stripped daily, just as you mentioned.

Executor: I have to take exception to the notion that it's not "written
by committee." I happen to know many of the people who do, and have, worked
over there. (And there is no one "script editor" you refer to there.) On
every episode, once the freelancer or staffer does an outline, it's brought in
and the story is "broken" (their terms) by all of the available
writers/producers/story editors gathered into one room who invariably tear it
apart and rebuild it, with someone writing on a chalkboard where everything's
going, changing it as the group changes stuff. Jeri Taylor confirmed this in
an interview with her; the Wired in-depth story does the same; and I know the
people who've worked there in this capacity. And, I'm sorry, but a group of 7
or so people sitting around a room and throwing out ideas about how the story
should go *is* a committee. Before you come back with this, I suggest you
read the article in question, lest you commit the crime you decry, that of
speaking from ignorance.

Sue: no, it's our left *and* Londo's left. As the fireball comes toward
us, he's standing with his back to us, looking at the fire. The door is to
his, and our, left.


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