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    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: JMS: season 4 = arc end?
      To: CIS  
    Date: 11/20/1996 10:49:00 AM  

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(blocked) asks:
> Is B5 going to become a franchise, and in what way did they talk
> to you about this? A 5th season of B5 with mostly stand-alone
> episodes? Please, could you enlighten this matter a little for us?

Once again...nothing is known. Some folks at WB when we got
renewed said there'd be five, some said four; come of the cast heard
four, and repeated four...the interviews you're seeing now were
actually done a long time ago, given lead times.

If you're confused, it's because there IS no answer at this
time. As I said last year at this time, and the year before at this
time, and the year before that...nothing is ever known at this point
until around February or a bit later. They've initiated some
discussions about the fifth year, as the ratings have continued to
improve, but nothing is set either way.

If I knew, for certain, I would tell you. But I can't tell you
until WB makes its final decision. That hasn't happened yet.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: JMS: season 4 = arc end?
      To: CIS  
    Date: 11/22/1996 5:45:00 AM  

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Scott Baker <76072.1744@compuserve.com> asks:
> If WB makes their decision in February or March, will you be able
> to adjust the story appropriately? Is this correct?

I'm covered either way.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: JMS: season 4 = arc end?
      To: CIS  
    Date: 11/23/1996 5:09:00 PM  

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Kevin E. Koster <104761.3176@compuserve.com> asks:
> Another question: Are you currently intending to pen all of the
> episodes this season?

Not sure yet....

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: JMS: season 4 = arc end?
      To: CIS  
    Date: 11/25/1996 8:54:00 AM  

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Scott Baker <76072.1744@compuserve.com> asks:
> So how many continuous episodes have you penned?

Just the 22 was a record. At this point, it's 39 consecutive
scripts.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: JMS: season 4 = arc end?
      To: CIS  
    Date: 11/29/1996 9:40:00 AM  

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Alan L. Ravitch <73627.3126@compuserve.com> asks:
> What's up?

Nothing has yet been decided; different arms of WB are telling
different people different things...this has been the situation from
the first season to today.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: JMS: season 4 = arc end?
      To: CIS  
    Date: 11/30/1996 10:33:00 AM  

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Dennis G. Berdanis <72072.550@compuserve.com> asks:
> Is there an email address for WB where we can send our support
> for the show or should we just keep after the local stations??

Local support is always best, thanks.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: JMS: season 4 = arc end?
      To: CIS  
    Date: 12/3/1996 7:16:00 AM  

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Scott Baker <76072.1744@compuserve.com> asks:
> Who held the 22 script record?
> Was that Terry Nation?
> So how far do these 39 scripts go (Episode Num to Ep Num)?
> And, better yet, how do you manage to be an Executive Producer, a
> writer, and have a life all at the same time?

Actually, Nation's record was about 13 or 18 in a row.

And of those three elements, the personal life is the one that
has to go out the window to make the other two work.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: JMS: season 4 = arc end?
      To: CIS  
    Date: 12/4/1996 3:58:00 AM  

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Scott Baker <76072.1744@compuserve.com> asks:
> Do you miss the trade off?
> I know you love your work, and you are doing a superb job, but
> I'm curious if you feel you're missing something?

"I'm curiuos if you feel you're missing something?"

Having had a personal life, I found it vastly over-rated.

More seriously, though...I figure it's no different than
joining the military for five years. Except for the running, jumping,
shooting and getting killed bits.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: JMS: season 4 = arc end?
      To: CIS  
    Date: 12/5/1996 5:39:00 AM  

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{original post had no questions}

The way I live, kids would be redundent.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: JMS: season 4 = arc end?
      To: CIS  
    Date: 12/7/1996 1:41:00 PM  

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{original post unavailable}

Blake's 7. (And other stuff.)

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: JMS: season 4 = arc end?
      To: CIS  
    Date: 12/7/1996 6:22:00 PM  

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{original post had no questions}

What annoys the hell out of me is that I have an ISDN line in my
office at work, but apparently you can't run ISDN on Win3.1, only Win
95, so it sits there useless....

jms

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