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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: ATTN JMS: Season 5 Ivanova thought.
    Date: 9/8/2000 8:54:00 AM  

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>In a sense, she did. The first two or three episodes of season five
>were obviously written with the character of Ivanova in mind, only the
>name had been changed. Tracy read them as writen, and came off sounding
>very wooden and hollow (in my opinion). When they got to where they
>were using scripts written with Tracy's personality in mind, the
>character became much more believable

I've heard this before, and while it's a sensible and reasonable assumption to
make, the one thing wrong with it is that it ain't true.

When Claudia left, I roundfiled (trashed) thefew scripts I had been working on
with her character because they could not be used. They were first and in some
cases second drafts, or partial scripts.

The scripts with Tracy in them were written for Tracy. Period.


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