And so it begins, again (Jeremiah)?

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DoverDan

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Mar 25, 2003, 5:39:09 PM3/25/03
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Any new Jeremiah news?

I hate the Showtime Site. It never updates, never adds anything, and never
allows members to freely discuss issues on their boards (Showtime controls
every topic that people can discuss).

I loved the first season, and with the cliffhanger last summer, I waited with
bated breath for the new season. However, I worry that excitment and
anticipation will be severly hampered due to having to wait this long for the
new season. It's like putting down a book for a year, and trying to pick it up
where you left off. Sometimes you forget about the intricate aspects of the
story and the characters. I also worry that people's interests will dissipate
because it has been soooo long since we've seen the world of Jeremiah that Joe
created.

It's bad enough when you have to wait 3 months (over the summer) for network
television shows to return in September or October, but pay tv waits seem
ridiculously long, and at the expense of possible losing viewers, and viewer
interest.

I hope that Showtime realizes what they are doing with this quality series, but
perhaps it isn't a top priority for them. Joe has created a wonderful show, and
it's just too bad that we have to wait almost a year (or more) before we can
return to that world.

Dan

Monica Hübinette

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Mar 27, 2003, 9:48:02 PM3/27/03
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dove...@aol.com (DoverDan) wrote ...

> Any new Jeremiah news?

I assume you mean about the second season? ;) I have other news up my
sleeve but you will just have to sign up for our newsletter to find
out. *evilgrin*

The only things I have heard have been from MGM's official site and
newsletter which state that it is coming "this summer".

http://www.jeremiah.tv/
http://www.mgm.com/scifi/03march/scoop.html (warning: S2 spoilers!)

Also, I heard that in a recent magazine article it was stated as
September 2003 but I am still trying to track down the exact source.

I am disappointed that the encore episodes have stopped but I hope
Showtime is wise enough to repeat the whole season one again before
launching into season two. If they start on a weekly schedule of
encore eps in May, they will have time to premeire season two in
September but a daily or marathon showing would have to suffice for a
summertime air date.

If you haven't watched the entire season one the second time around, I
highly recommend doing so. Lots of things to pick up on and I found it
quite enjoyable. :)

> I hate the Showtime Site. It never updates, never adds anything, and never
> allows members to freely discuss issues on their boards (Showtime controls
> every topic that people can discuss).

Add to that list ... they block all non-US accesses. It was because of
all those reasons (and more) why I started my own fan site. Plus, I am
especially irritated with Showtime right now because they deleted one
of my posts on their board. Why? It violated their rule against
posting one's full name. I am pissed because I have been posting there
for over a year with my full name in my signature (it is the one
common identifier for me around the internet) and just now they decide
to have an issue with it. I think they must have objected to the
content of my post because otherwise why not just edit out the
offending text? I have reposted according to their rules but I have no
faith that it will remain there. It is things like that which make me
want to boycott their board however there are too many people who go
there asking for information that I can provide them. *grr*

> It's bad enough when you have to wait 3 months (over the summer) for network
> television shows to return in September or October, but pay tv waits seem
> ridiculously long, and at the expense of possible losing viewers, and viewer
> interest.

I think they want to draw it out so they can squeeze as much money out
of us as possible. I know some people have dropped Showtime until they
start showing encore episodes or season two and there is a risk they
will forget to resub when it does air. (Can you tell I am bitter?
*laugh*)

> I hope that Showtime realizes what they are doing with this quality series,
> but perhaps it isn't a top priority for them. Joe has created a wonderful
> show, and it's just too bad that we have to wait almost a year (or more)
> before we can return to that world.

Couldn't agree with you more Dan.

--
Monica Hübinette, owner of THE ABYSS
http://abyss.hubbe.net/b5/ | http://abyss.hubbe.net/jeremiah/
Jeremiah Newsletter - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jeremiah-news/

I like world building. It's a favorite sport of mine. --JMS

Jms at B5

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Mar 28, 2003, 3:15:28 AM3/28/03
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Last I heard, year two is set to debut in the US around the first week of
August. They want to be able to debut their new series Dead Like Me in
June/July or so, let that get its sea-legs, then we come out in August.

We're currently in the last phase of shooting our two-part season finale
"Interregnum."

jms

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Jan

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Mar 28, 2003, 3:22:29 AM3/28/03
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JMS wrote:

>Last I heard, year two is set to debut in the US around the first week of
>August. They want to be able to debut their new series Dead Like Me in
>June/July or so, let that get its sea-legs, then we come out in August.

August???!!! ::thump. groan:: Isn't that going to mean a long down-time
between shooting season 2 and season 3?

Jan

Svetislav Soldat

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Mar 28, 2003, 7:14:28 AM3/28/03
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is this common procedure for Showtime, or a cable channel in general?

Quorton

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Mar 28, 2003, 4:35:06 AM3/28/03
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> Last I heard, year two is set to debut in the US around the first week of
> August. They want to be able to debut their new series Dead Like Me in
> June/July or so, let that get its sea-legs, then we come out in August.
>
> We're currently in the last phase of shooting our two-part season finale
> "Interregnum."
>

Does this mean season 2 is complete? I thought only the first 12 episodes or
something were ordered (but I could be mistaken with another show).

Jan

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Mar 28, 2003, 11:53:17 AM3/28/03
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Quorton asked:

>Does this mean season 2 is complete? I thought only the first 12 episodes or
>something were ordered (but I could be mistaken with another show).

This season is 15 episodes of which JMS is writing (wrote, actually) 13. Longer
would be nice but I'm sure it's a difficult show to shoot with so many
locations.

But waiting till August to show them...that's torture. Makes B5 time lags look
inviting!

Jan

Scott Dubin

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Mar 28, 2003, 8:50:46 PM3/28/03
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jms...@aol.com (Jms at B5) wrote in message news:<20030328031528...@mb-cc.aol.com>...

When will they have to decide whether or not to renew for season 3?
It seems like a delay in the air time might affect the timing.


PkJ0891

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Mar 28, 2003, 5:13:55 PM3/28/03
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In article <20030328115317...@mb-fq.aol.com>, janmsc...@aol.com
(Jan) writes:

The other problem is that Jeremiah will up against the new broadcast season,
unless SHO plans to have a long rerun period during the fall into November
Sweeps. Ick.


PKJ

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