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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: Opening Narration
    Date: 1/31/1994 8:45:00 PM  

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The rotating narrator thing was something that I mentioned en
passant at the LosCon screening of "Midnight." What I noted was that I
was considering rotating the narrators each season; Londo for the pilot;
Sinclair for year one; Ivanova for year two; Garibaldi for year three;
G'Kar for year four; and Delenn for year five. Haven't decided yet if
I'm going to do it or not....

    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: Opening Narration
    Date: 2/4/1994 7:43:00 PM  

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Nope, "Purple" wasn't moved up to replace "Infection." The former
was always scheduled for #3, followed by the latter. The episodes for
this first batch were put together to alternate action/character,
so "Midnight" has lots of action, there's a fair amount in "Soul," so
we give a break in "Purple." Then lots of action in "Infection," not as
much in "Parliament," and "Mind War" is an absolute blow out.

These first six are really very much stand-alones, and fairly
straightforward. Starting with "Parliament," we *really* begin to cook,
though. The concern was that if we started out too complex, we might
lose a lot of people. Better to bring them in gradually. Starting from
"Parliament" onward, each episode gets more ambitious as well, in terms
of character, story, EFX, sets, you name it, to where we've got 3
stories running in "Mind War," all interesting, all with great
performances, nifty character moments, and killer EFX. That's why I've
made it a point to say, just stick with us for the first six. If you
don't like what you see after're not going to. I don't think
anyone should support a show just because it's SF.

(Though that's not much of a risk here; I've *seen* "Parliament" and
"Mind War," y'see....)

    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: Opening Narration
    Date: 2/7/1994 12:59:00 AM  

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So who says that that order was final or official....?


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