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Subject: Re: Attn. JMS - Cost of Sci-Fi TV
Date: 13 Jan 2003 04:30:16 GMT
From: (Jms at B5)

>I don't know if you've ever said, but just "approximately," how much did
>each Crusade episode cost to produce?
>IIRC, B5 was around $1 million per episode.  I guess the Crusade cost was
>about the same as B5???   Farscape was supposedly around $1.4 million per
>episode, and new Trek is around $2 million per episode. 

Yes, Crusade was about the same as B5, a tick under $1M per episode.  We did it
by long-term planning and having scripts well ahead of time, the same thing
that has helped put Jeremiah under-budget in its first season.


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