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    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: YEAR (sing) of shd war..
      To: CIS  
    Date: 3/14/1996 4:12:00 AM  

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Laurence Moroney <100546.50@compuserve.com> asks:
> Does that mean it ends this season?
> What happens then to years 4 and 5?

I think it's fair to say that the shadow war will drag on into
at least a portion of the fourth season.

Bear in mind that in the first season, we didn't even know the
shadows *existed* until it was almost over. This is more than just the
story of this particular war.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: YEAR (sing) of shd war..
      To: CIS  
    Date: 3/14/1996 4:15:00 PM  

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{original post unavailable}

The information about the Battle of the Line comes back into
play twice this season, and the Minbari soul aspect is a major aspect
we'll be getting into at one point this season as well.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: YEAR (sing) of shd war..
      To: CIS  
    Date: 3/14/1996 4:15:00 PM  

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Laurence Moroney <100546.50@compuserve.com> asks:
> Does that mean we will lose the Vorlons when the war is over?
> Or, as a previous hypothesis of mine went, does that mean we will
> _become_ the Vorlons when the war is over? By the way, Kosh is
> Clarence isn't he?

You make those assumptions about the war dominating the show
because that's the obvious way to go, and the way most shows *would*
go. We're many things, but obvious ain't one of them. There's more to
it.

But no, we don't become Vorlons at the end of the war. They're
who and what they are because they're millions of years older than we
are; you don't just get that status in a box of Crackerjacks.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: YEAR (sing) of shd war..
      To: CIS  
    Date: 3/17/1996 7:00:00 PM  

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Laurence Moroney <100546.50@compuserve.com> asks:
> Near the mark?
> love the 'V' script in the library, will we be seeing any more?

Close, but there's a lot more involved in the third age than B5
or the shadows per se.

Yes, there's a full V script -- 4 hours worth -- that I wrote
for WB, but it'll never get made; too expensive for syndication.
(Heck, it was also too expensive for *network*...which is one reason
why we had to fight so hard to get B5 on the air. V the series nearly
torpedoed WB television all by itself due to bugetary over-runs.)

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: YEAR (sing) of shd war..
      To: CIS  
    Date: 3/18/1996 6:02:00 AM  

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{original post had no questions}

V had a big cast, and a lot of location shooting, outdoor EFX,
lots of stunts...it adds up fast.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: YEAR (sing) of shd war..
      To: CIS  
    Date: 3/19/1996 8:19:00 AM  

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(blocked) asks:
> Do you happen to know whether out of control budgets is what sank
> "Live Shot?"

I don't really know enough about that show to comment; the only
reason I know as much about the V series as I do is because, when they
brought me in to write the new miniseries, I was briefed on the
situation they'd had.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: YEAR (sing) of shd war..
      To: CIS  
    Date: 3/26/1996 3:41:00 PM  

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{original post unavailable}

No, the V mini I wrote was several years ago, a planned revival
that was ultimately dropped as too expensive.

jms

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