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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: attn: JMS - deep and searching questions
    Date: 6/13/2000 1:43:00 PM  

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>* How did you (JMS) keep going in the face of all the doubt and uncertainty
>was B5?

Pure, naked, unbridled, ornery, stubbornness.

>How did you maintain
>a positive outlook (assuming you had one) during the whole thing? How did
>get yourself to keep going in the face of these obstacles?

I'm of Eastern European extraction. The term "positive outlook" is foreign to
that mentality. We know only tenacity.

"So, Herr Hitler, you want to invade Stalingrad in winter, yes? By all means,
make yourself comfortable...."

>* A while back, someone asked you "What do you want?" One of your less
>replies was "To tell the story" where I am assuming "the story" was B5. Now
>that you have completed this, do you have another goal? What do you want at
>this point in your life?

To tell the next story. And the one after that. Whether that's a TV show, or
a book, or a comic, or a's all the same to me, as long as I get to
tell my stories the way I see them in my head.

In TV, I figure I've got another few years left in me before I just can't
handle it anymore, so I'd kinda like to do one more show, maybe two depending
on what does or doesn't last...and then get out. I'm 45 now, so that would put
me at about 50, a good age to go for a quieter lifestyle.


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