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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jms at B5)
Subject: Re: ATTN JMS - Crusade dead for good?
Date: 7/30/2003 9:04:00 PM
> Correct me if I am wrong, but did TNT want more sex and
>violence in Crusade?
>I read this from every news source out there so
>it must be true.
Well, the one does not necessarily follow from the other....
>How is it that a studio after seeing your work on Babylon 5 could have
>so little faith in your work?
It wasn't a matter of faith in my abilities, it was that they wanted one kind
of show, I wanted to do another, and there was no common ground we could stand
>Couldn't they see where the story was
Yes, but it wasn't where they wanted to go.
>Are they totally out of creative mindset?
>Couldn't they see
>future profit in the series?
Networks don't get future long-term profit, they only get what the ads bring in
first run (and reruns on their network). Only the studio reaps long-term
>After all of the series box sets for
>Babylon 5 are all out will Crusade be released on DVD?
My unofficial understanding is that this will be the case, yes.
>And, if the
>sales go exceptionally well is there hope of reviving Crusade? I know
>that WB owns B5 but is there a chance?
Thing is, Crusade wasn't a show that went many seasons and then disappeared
with a strong fan base and a recognizeable name, both elements necessary to a
revival. It was shot through the head while still in its metaphorical cradle,
and didn't have the time to acquire either of those.
So, bottom line, I really don't think it's ever going to happen. And the more
time passes the less likely it continues to become.
>If Crusade will never be revived will
>there be any future B5 projects?
That's a whole different subject, and there may be a few things in the offing
there, but I'm keeping a low profile on this in case it doesn't go anywhere,
which is so often the case with TV and such.
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