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jms...@aol.com

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There's been a lot going on, and more to come, so these will be brief
and to the point....

The first draft for the script to World War Z has been turned in and
has met with a *very* positive reaction. I'm making my final
revisions now and should turn in the second draft by the 23rd or so.

The B5 DVD has been fully delivered to WB along with finals on all of
the director's blogs, the interviews, and fireside chats. I'd expect
to see them online in a few weeks, one at a time.

"Changeling" continues unabated toward production in the fall. I'm
looking forward to meeting Clint Eastwood soon, once he returns from
vacation.

Having finished WWZ and David, there are at present five other feature
projects in front of me which I'll be choosing between over the next
few weeks: one based on a mainstream historical novel by a pulitzer
prize winning author, another historical work, a very well known
Marvel comics character, a sequel to a classic mainstream mystery
film, and a movie based on a massively influential series of SF
novels. Which of those goes first will depend on the deals now being
put together. Suffice to say I've found myself in rather stunning
company of late.

Expect several major announcements at San Diego Comic Con in addition
to all the stuff already discussed.

One of the projects I can't talk about yet is taking me to London in
early May for a week, and shortly afterward, Berlin. While I'm there,
I'll also use the time to have meetings at the BBC, Channel 4 and
elsewhere, and may try to work in a signing somewhere.

Finally, volume 11 of the script books is about to come out, and I
wanted to let folks know that there won't be any photos or memos in
this volume (well, one memo) because this covers the insane period
between the end of the fourth season and the beginnings of the fifth
season...all of the fireworks, all the twists and turns, much of it
never before revealed in detail, day by day, hour by hour, and in
order to cover all that the introduction/commentary section turned
into the longest one to date, and not by just a little. It's almost
23,000 words long, covering over 70 pages. If you want the skinny on
what happened during those explosive months, this is the definitive
last word on the subject.

Also, because these books are being written in chronological fashion
following the history of the show year by year, we decided to move
Sleeping in Light into this volume...so you get Deconstruction,
Sleeping in Light, and the season 5 debut, No Compromises, and four
others.

The one thing I can promise is that folks are going to be talking
about this volume for a very, very long time...and many things not
previously understood or debated about will be set to rights and
explained, once and for all.

jms

Jo'Asia

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Apr 15, 2007, 9:53:30 AM4/15/07
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jms...@aol.com wrote:

> Having finished WWZ and David, there are at present five other feature
> projects in front of me which I'll be choosing between over the next

> few weeks: (...) and a movie based on a massively influential series of SF


> novels. Which of those goes first will depend on the deals now being
> put together. Suffice to say I've found myself in rather stunning
> company of late.

I just made remembered an info about the possibility of a new Dune movie
being made...

[A few moments with google]

Ah, here it is:
<http://www.dunenovels.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=28351&highlight=#28351>.

Jo'Asia

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Jan

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Apr 15, 2007, 10:49:13 AM4/15/07
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In article <1176633973.3...@q75g2000hsh.googlegroups.com>,
jms...@aol.com says...

>
>The B5 DVD has been fully delivered to WB along with finals on all of
>the director's blogs, the interviews, and fireside chats. I'd expect
>to see them online in a few weeks, one at a time.

Yay!


>
>Having finished WWZ and David, there are at present five other feature
>projects in front of me which I'll be choosing between over the next
>few weeks: one based on a mainstream historical novel by a pulitzer
>prize winning author, another historical work, a very well known
>Marvel comics character, a sequel to a classic mainstream mystery
>film, and a movie based on a massively influential series of SF
>novels. Which of those goes first will depend on the deals now being
>put together. Suffice to say I've found myself in rather stunning
>company of late.

Immediately a whole list of things I *wish* these could be spring to mind.

>
>Expect several major announcements at San Diego Comic Con in addition
>to all the stuff already discussed.

Plane ticket - check. Con membership - check. Hotel room - pending...

Glad things continue to pop for you, JMS. Hope you're enjoying it.

Jan


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"Never Surrender Dreams."
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Angelika Tobisch

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Apr 15, 2007, 11:23:29 AM4/15/07
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jms...@aol.com schrieb:

Thanks for the update.

> One of the projects I can't talk about yet is taking me to London in
> early May for a week, and shortly afterward, Berlin. While I'm there,
> I'll also use the time to have meetings at the BBC, Channel 4 and
> elsewhere, and may try to work in a signing somewhere.

Please do! Anything I can do to bribe you?

Angelika,
in Berlin

SLerman

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Apr 15, 2007, 11:47:39 AM4/15/07
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Good to see you attracting attention from more people. Any plans to
clone you in the near future? Sounds like you'll need one or two more
of you to get all of this stuff done.


Gregory Weston

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Apr 15, 2007, 1:08:06 PM4/15/07
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In article <1176633973.3...@q75g2000hsh.googlegroups.com>,
"jms...@aol.com" <jms...@aol.com> wrote:

> The one thing I can promise is that folks are going to be talking
> about this volume for a very, very long time...and many things not
> previously understood or debated about will be set to rights and
> explained, once and for all.

Oh, sure. Like authoritative documentation spoils a good
misunderstanding or debate.

Ranger Elenopa

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Apr 15, 2007, 1:35:06 PM4/15/07
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On Apr 15, 11:46 am, "jmsa...@aol.com" <jmsa...@aol.com> wrote:

> I'll also use the time to have meetings at the BBC, Channel 4 and
> elsewhere, and may try to work in a signing somewhere.
>

OOOOHHH!!! Doctor Who? or Torchwood?

What's the luck that any signing you arrange will clash with when I'm
on stage for 'The Sorcerer'?

Ranger Elenopa.


ipla...@yahoo.com

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Apr 15, 2007, 2:36:39 PM4/15/07
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Any Comic book updates to go with everything else?


Iva

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Apr 15, 2007, 2:54:51 PM4/15/07
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<jms...@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1176633973.3...@q75g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...

> There's been a lot going on, and more to come, so these will be
> brief
> and to the point....
>
> The first draft for the script to World War Z has been turned in and
> has met with a *very* positive reaction. I'm making my final
> revisions now and should turn in the second draft by the 23rd or so.
>
> The B5 DVD has been fully delivered to WB along with finals on all
> of
> the director's blogs, the interviews, and fireside chats. I'd
> expect
> to see them online in a few weeks, one at a time.

Hurrah!

> "Changeling" continues unabated toward production in the fall. I'm
> looking forward to meeting Clint Eastwood soon, once he returns from
> vacation.
>
> Having finished WWZ and David, there are at present five other
> feature
> projects in front of me which I'll be choosing between over the next
> few weeks: one based on a mainstream historical novel by a pulitzer
> prize winning author, another historical work, a very well known
> Marvel comics character, a sequel to a classic mainstream mystery
> film, and a movie based on a massively influential series of SF
> novels. Which of those goes first will depend on the deals now
> being
> put together. Suffice to say I've found myself in rather stunning
> company of late.

The mind boggles at the possibilities .

And you plan to rest when?
-----
Iva

Amy Guskin

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Apr 15, 2007, 5:04:33 PM4/15/07
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>> On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 13:08:06 -0400, Gregory Weston wrote
(in article <uce-EB7BBA.1...@comcast.dca.giganews.com>):

Ha! I have to confess that I thought the exact same thing when I read that.
Also, I thought we kinda pretty much already _had_ the definitive word from
JMS on what I suspect he's talking about, which as you say never stopped
people from bitching about it and promoting misinformation anyway.

Amy

Amy Guskin

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Apr 15, 2007, 5:05:23 PM4/15/07
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>> On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 13:35:06 -0400, Ranger Elenopa wrote
(in article <1176658506.3...@b75g2000hsg.googlegroups.com>):

What's the matter -- you've never heard of yelling "Fire!" in a crowded
theater? That'd give you some free time to stroll over to the signing...
:-D

Amy


Ranger Elenopa

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Apr 15, 2007, 7:07:52 PM4/15/07
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On Apr 15, 10:05 pm, Amy Guskin <aisl...@fjordstone.com> wrote:
>
> > What's the luck that any signing you arrange will clash with when I'm
> > on stage for 'The Sorcerer'?<<
>
> What's the matter -- you've never heard of yelling "Fire!" in a crowded
> theater? That'd give you some free time to stroll over to the signing...
> :-D
>
> Amy

The chandelier crashing down during the first night of 'Merry Widow'
didn't stop the show. The principles didn't even stop singing!

Ranger Elenopa

Amy Guskin

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Apr 15, 2007, 7:35:52 PM4/15/07
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>> On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 19:07:52 -0400, Ranger Elenopa wrote
(in article <1176678472.2...@y5g2000hsa.googlegroups.com>):

That's awesome -- they're my kind of show folk!

Amy

William McCaffrey

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Apr 15, 2007, 9:10:10 PM4/15/07
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<jms...@aol.com> wrote in message
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> and a movie based on a massively influential series of SF
> novels.

Garrr. Any time I hear something like this, my heart leaps in hope of a
respectful adaption of the "Lensman" series. Honestly, something that's sown
the seeds for everything from the Green Lantern Corps. to Vorlons, I'm
surprised nothing's happened with this series beyond the anime of years
back.


Luigi Rosa

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Apr 15, 2007, 12:30:17 PM4/15/07
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jms...@aol.com said the following on 15/4/2007 12:46:


> Finally, volume 11 of the script books is about to come out, and I
> wanted to let folks know that there won't be any photos or memos in
> this volume (well, one memo) because this covers the insane period
> between the end of the fourth season and the beginnings of the fifth
> season...

Well... Based on what you are spoiling about Vol.11 I think the
absence of photos and memos is a very small price to pay for 23.000
words explaining what really happened.

Thank you for everything you are doing.

Ciao,
luigi

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Andrew Swallow

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Apr 15, 2007, 6:47:10 PM4/15/07
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Ranger Elenopa wrote:
> On Apr 15, 11:46 am, "jmsa...@aol.com" <jmsa...@aol.com> wrote:
>
>> I'll also use the time to have meetings at the BBC, Channel 4 and
>> elsewhere, and may try to work in a signing somewhere.
>>
>
> OOOOHHH!!! Doctor Who? or Torchwood?

Or a brand new show.

>
> What's the luck that any signing you arrange will clash with when I'm
> on stage for 'The Sorcerer'?

Congratulations on getting the part Ranger Elenopa.

>
> Ranger Elenopa.
>
>


Wesley Struebing

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Apr 15, 2007, 11:02:01 PM4/15/07
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On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 21:04:33 GMT, Amy Guskin <ais...@fjordstone.com>
wrote:

True. I read it as sort of "well, it'll give us something new to
debate about!"

;-)

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Richard Fallstrom

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Apr 16, 2007, 2:24:55 AM4/16/07
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In article <1176633973.3...@q75g2000hsh.googlegroups.com>,
<"jms...@aol.com"> wrote:

JMS:

Good news, all of it. I wish I could make the SD Comic Con. Be nice to
meet up for coffee.

Rick (sometimes is a GentleRF and sometimes is not)
.

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Jeffrey Kaplan

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Apr 16, 2007, 3:52:38 PM4/16/07
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It is alleged that jms...@aol.com claimed:

> The B5 DVD has been fully delivered to WB along with finals on all of

Yay!

> a very well known
> Marvel comics character,

My guess is Iron Man, or Spidey 4.

> and a movie based on a massively influential series of SF
> novels.

Ooohhh... now that one is intriguing. Vorkosigan? Discworld?
Chronicles of Amber? Dune (again!)? Pern? Foundation?

Yah, I know you can't confirm or deny until the ink is dry on the
contract(s), but I can speculate!

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the opposite gender, is a close relative of the Evil Overlord, etc.), I
will not dismiss them without further justification.

Jan

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Apr 16, 2007, 4:10:51 PM4/16/07
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In article <7ik723hjahoa96nd2...@gordol.org>, Jeffrey Kaplan
says...

>
>It is alleged that jms...@aol.com claimed:
>
>> and a movie based on a massively influential series of SF
>> novels.
>
>Ooohhh... now that one is intriguing. Vorkosigan? Discworld?
>Chronicles of Amber? Dune (again!)? Pern? Foundation?

Oh, what I wouldn't give to have JMS play in the Vorkosigan or Pern universes!!

>Yah, I know you can't confirm or deny until the ink is dry on the
>contract(s), but I can speculate!
>

I can wish, anyway. Too early to hope, methinks.

Craig

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Apr 16, 2007, 4:25:39 PM4/16/07
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It's not 'ol shell head. John Favareu is directing a one as we speak.
The 1st image of the original grey suit is floating out on the net.

I'm guessing Thor woulf be the next Marvel Movie.

Now the SF series has my attention.
--

Ranger Elenopa

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Apr 16, 2007, 5:15:05 PM4/16/07
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On Apr 15, 11:47 pm, Andrew Swallow <am.swal...@btopenworld.com>
wrote:

>
> > What's the luck that any signing you arrange will clash with when I'm
> > on stage for 'The Sorcerer'?
>
> Congratulations on getting the part Ranger Elenopa.
>

I'm stuck with my usual role of leading the chorus. Seriously, I don't
think they could have afforded to have lost me to the principles for
this production.

I'm still reigning Diving Diva, so I'll be stealing the scenes anyway.


Ranger Elenopa


Jeffrey Kaplan

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Apr 16, 2007, 6:29:39 PM4/16/07
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It is alleged that Jan claimed:

> >Ooohhh... now that one is intriguing. Vorkosigan? Discworld?
> >Chronicles of Amber? Dune (again!)? Pern? Foundation?
>
> Oh, what I wouldn't give to have JMS play in the Vorkosigan or Pern universes!!

It wouldn't be "play in" as in creating an original story, that would
probably be too much legal headaches for all parties. More likely a
screen adaptation of one or more stories already published by the
series author.

Jeffrey Kaplan

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Apr 16, 2007, 6:34:08 PM4/16/07
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It is alleged that Craig claimed:

> It's not 'ol shell head. John Favareu is directing a one as we speak.
> The 1st image of the original grey suit is floating out on the net.

Oh, I didn't realize it was already written.

I just looked it up at imdb... and it looks like a "character based on
the Marvel comic book" rather than an actual screen rendition. The
Iron Man +I+ remember from when I read the comics in the '80s didn't
build the suit for life support, he built the original suit as a heavy
construction tool! He only started using it to fight crime after some
bad guys stole it to commit crimes.

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Apr 16, 2007, 6:56:39 PM4/16/07
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Actually he (Stark) originally built it while in a Vietnam prison camp
after he was hit by mine shrapnel. The suit was built to save his life.
When he escaped and got back to America is when he built the Red and
Gold. All the Marvel comics movies are based on characters...

Google is your Friend:
http://www.superherostuff.com/Biographies/IronManBiography.html

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Amy Guskin

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Apr 16, 2007, 8:57:02 PM4/16/07
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>> On Mon, 16 Apr 2007 17:15:05 -0400, Ranger Elenopa wrote
(in article <1176758105....@l77g2000hsb.googlegroups.com>):

Diving Diva? Like, Esther Williams? Daryl Hannah? ;-)

Amy


Andrew Swallow

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Apr 16, 2007, 3:52:44 PM4/16/07
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jms...@aol.com wrote:
> There's been a lot going on, and more to come, so these will be brief
> and to the point....
>
> The first draft for the script to World War Z has been turned in and
> has met with a *very* positive reaction. I'm making my final
> revisions now and should turn in the second draft by the 23rd or so.
>

Zombies appear to be fashionable this year, both JMS and Pat Tallman
are working on them.

[snip]


> Having finished WWZ and David, there are at present five other feature
> projects in front of me which I'll be choosing between over the next
> few weeks: one based on a mainstream historical novel by a pulitzer

> prize winning author, another historical work, a very well known
> Marvel comics character,

Thor?

On the grounds that JMS is writing the comic.

Andrew Swallow


Richard Barrett

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Apr 16, 2007, 7:40:15 PM4/16/07
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On Apr 16, 5:15 pm, "Ranger Elenopa" <hilarywes...@hotmail.com> wrote:

> I'm stuck with my usual role of leading the chorus. Seriously, I don't
> think they could have afforded to have lost me to the principles for
> this production.

You could always give the soprano singing Aline some, er, "brew of
your vicar"... what's the recipe again? Three spoons to the pot?

I was in a production a few years ago where the director decided that
Wells had managed to play a trick and switch places with Alexis AFTER
his "descent". I suppose it's one way to give the show a happy ending.
the same director also had Jack Point running after Col. Fairfax with
a knife and then falling on it at the end of Yeomen of the Guard. I
guess everybody has bad ideas sometimes...

Richard

Jon Schild

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Apr 16, 2007, 8:24:27 PM4/16/07
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Jeffrey Kaplan wrote:
> It is alleged that jms...@aol.com claimed:
>
>
>>The B5 DVD has been fully delivered to WB along with finals on all of
>
>
> Yay!
>
>
>>a very well known
>>Marvel comics character,
>
>
> My guess is Iron Man, or Spidey 4.
>
>
>>and a movie based on a massively influential series of SF
>>novels.
>
>
> Ooohhh... now that one is intriguing. Vorkosigan? Discworld?
> Chronicles of Amber? Dune (again!)? Pern? Foundation?
>
> Yah, I know you can't confirm or deny until the ink is dry on the
> contract(s), but I can speculate!
>

Maybe his chance to "reboot" Star Trek has come? Or, horror of horrors,
he is going to make a series of movies based on The Wheel of Time!
(Just kidding. Don't hit me.)


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SLerman

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Apr 16, 2007, 9:23:39 PM4/16/07
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On Apr 16, 8:24 pm, Jon Schild <j...@xmission.com> wrote:
> Or, horror of horrors,
> he is going to make a series of movies based on The Wheel of Time!
> (Just kidding. Don't hit me.)
>
> --
> An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.

Just what we need, a series of movies longer than the Lord of the
Rings movies, except there would 12 of them.


SLerman

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Apr 16, 2007, 9:24:53 PM4/16/07
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On Apr 16, 4:10 pm, Jan <janmschroe...@aol.com> wrote:
> In article <7ik723hjahoa96nd2eg338npogt3agc...@gordol.org>, Jeffrey Kaplan
> says...
>
>
>
> >It is alleged that jmsa...@aol.com claimed:

>
> >> and a movie based on a massively influential series of SF
> >> novels.
>
> >Ooohhh... now that one is intriguing. Vorkosigan? Discworld?
> >Chronicles of Amber? Dune (again!)? Pern? Foundation?
>
> Oh, what I wouldn't give to have JMS play in the Vorkosigan or Pern universes!!
>
> Jan
>
> --
> If we are to be who we are, and what we are; if we are to accomplish great
> things, then we must learn the heart's most essential rule:
> "Never Surrender Dreams."
> J. Michael Straczynski

> Oh, what I wouldn't give to have JMS play in the Discworld!!


Wesley Struebing

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Apr 16, 2007, 9:53:19 PM4/16/07
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On Mon, 16 Apr 2007 17:24:27 -0700, Jon Schild <j...@xmission.com>
wrote:

Oh, Ghods, Jon! Not even in JEST!

<grin>

jms...@aol.com

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Apr 17, 2007, 7:27:40 AM4/17/07
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Quick follow-up for our friends in the UK...I'll be doing a signing at
Forbidden Planet London at 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, at 1:00 p.m. on
Satuday May 12th. This will be my first signing/appearance in England
since B5 finished its run, about seven years ago.

jms


Ranger Elenopa

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Apr 17, 2007, 11:48:54 AM4/17/07
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AAAAAGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm on stage with the matinee performance! Just my luck!
(Very peeved, miffed and cursing the universe)

Joe, you don't want to jump on a train at Euston after the signing,
get off at Tring and come and see the last performance? I'll buy you
the ticket.

Details of the performances can be found here.
http://www.image-house.co.uk/CourtTheatre/Pages/shows/sorcerer/sorcerer.htm

Amy: The Diving Diva accolade was presented to me a few years ago.
Basically it is someone who is in the chorus, but when coming on stage
'dives' to be at the front. I don't deliberately upstage anyone, but I
don't mind overacting, and am usually one of the first on stage. Also,
I'm usually at the front in dance routines because I learn the steps
quite quickly and the others behind follow me.

Richard: I am not going to knobble Aline, because she is a lovely
person who I don't mind being beaten by.


Ranger Elenopa
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Wendy of NJ

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Apr 17, 2007, 6:39:36 PM4/17/07
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Can't wait. But I will. Because I have to.

-Wendy

ChrK

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Apr 17, 2007, 12:18:20 PM4/17/07
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Dear Mr Straczynski,

(I know we are to call you Joe/jms...blame it on the German that I
am...)

you said you'd be coming to Berlin as well during the next couple of
weeks. If there's a chance for you to do anything signing-wise, please
let us know. Angelika is from Berlin, from what I gathered, and
although I'm at the other end of the country, I'd
nail my butt on my bike to get there, so to speak, should there be the
possibility.

Forbidden Planet...ah, the memories! :)

Ta,
Christian


jms...@aol.com

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Apr 17, 2007, 8:01:19 PM4/17/07
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My Berlin schedule is very tight with work, but if there were a good
sized bookstore or the like that would be open to a signing, I'd be
open to it.

jms


Luigi Rosa

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Apr 17, 2007, 12:52:56 AM4/17/07
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Jan said the following on 16/4/2007 22:10:

> Oh, what I wouldn't give to have JMS play in the Vorkosigan or Pern universes!!

Is there a petition to sign to make JMS involved in a Vorkosigan
movie? :) :)

Ciao,
luigi

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robin...@gmail.com

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Apr 17, 2007, 11:39:51 AM4/17/07
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On Apr 17, 12:27 pm, "jmsa...@aol.com" <jmsa...@aol.com> wrote:

Now that's the kind of news that might temp me down to London - if I
can afford the travel!

Carl

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Apr 17, 2007, 10:32:04 PM4/17/07
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"Luigi Rosa" <lr...@venus.it> wrote in message
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> Jan said the following on 16/4/2007 22:10:
>
>> Oh, what I wouldn't give to have JMS play in the Vorkosigan or Pern
>> universes!!
>
> Is there a petition to sign to make JMS involved in a Vorkosigan movie? :)
> :)
>

I'll sign as many times as I can before I'm caught.

Carl

Carl

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Apr 17, 2007, 10:36:03 PM4/17/07
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"Luigi Rosa" <lr...@venus.it> wrote in message
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> Jan said the following on 16/4/2007 22:10:
>
>> Oh, what I wouldn't give to have JMS play in the Vorkosigan or Pern
>> universes!!
>
> Is there a petition to sign to make JMS involved in a Vorkosigan movie? :)
> :)
>

BTW, according to her website Ms. Bujold is going to write another
Vorkosigan story starting
this summer. Unfortunately it won't come out until 2009.

Will Frank

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Also Sprach Carl:

> BTW, according to her website Ms. Bujold is going to write another
> Vorkosigan story starting
> this summer. Unfortunately it won't come out until 2009.

Yep; this would be the book she agreed to after Jim Baen passed away. (Also
agreeing to continue their most famous series in honor of Jim were David Weber,
Eric Flint, and John Ringo, if memory serves.)

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Carl

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"Will Frank" <wmf...@stwing.org> wrote in message
news:f04120$dts4$1...@netnews.upenn.edu...

> Also Sprach Carl:
>
>> BTW, according to her website Ms. Bujold is going to write another
>> Vorkosigan story starting
>> this summer. Unfortunately it won't come out until 2009.
>
> Yep; this would be the book she agreed to after Jim Baen passed away.
> (Also
> agreeing to continue their most famous series in honor of Jim were David
> Weber,
> Eric Flint, and John Ringo, if memory serves.)
>

I'm looking forward to it.

I just haven't cared for the stuff she's done lately.

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Jeffrey Kaplan

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It is alleged that Aleks A.-Lessmann claimed:

> On Mon, 16 Apr 2007 15:52:38 -0400, Jeffrey Kaplan wrote:
> >Ooohhh... now that one is intriguing. Vorkosigan? Discworld?
>

> After Hogfather, I don't think they are searching for a new
> screenwriter. While I drool at the thought of JMS and Prattchett working
> together, I don't think it's likely.

How many Discworld stories were turned into movies?

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My gawd!! Has it been 7 years?? Never ceases to amaze me what an amazing
thing you've created!! A million thanks for the B5 universe!!!

P.S. Need anyone to carry your luggage for you?? ;-)

Regards,
Hank Arnold

hess...@gmail.com

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jms...@aol.com wrote:
> film, and a movie based on a massively influential series of SF
> novels. Which of those goes first will depend on the deals now being

I know it would be too good to be true, but if anyone could make the
Foundation series work for the big screen it would have to be JMS!


Mac Breck

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JMS,

Any plans for future "Babylon 5: The Lost Tales" episodes touching
upon/intersecting with The Telepath War (maybe as a teaser of sorts?),
or is the teep war currently being saved for something else?

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Apr 18, 2007, 12:17:22 AM4/18/07
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Carl said the following on 18/4/2007 4:36:

> BTW, according to her website Ms. Bujold is going to write another
> Vorkosigan story starting this summer.

AT LAST!
I read the first book of her fantasy saga with a real open mind, but I
soon rediscovered that fantasy is not for me, even if is written by
Bujold.

> Unfortunately it won't come out until 2009.

We will wait.

Ciao,
luigi

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Richard Barrett

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On Apr 17, 11:48 am, Ranger Elenopa <hilarywes...@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Richard: I am not going to knobble Aline, because she is a lovely
> person who I don't mind being beaten by.

What? A soprano who can sing Aline who qualifies as a "lovely person"?
Good heavens no, don't "knobble" her, get her to breed for heavens
sakes!

(Although, I must say, both of my Yum-Yums were fabulous people, as
were both of my Gianettas--Gianette?--and my Plaintiff/Angelina. I
have to count myself lucky.)

Richard

Andrew Swallow

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Apr 17, 2007, 11:45:14 PM4/17/07
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jms...@aol.com wrote:
[snip]

There are a lot of projects in JMS's list. I am putting them on
separate lines.

>
> Having finished WWZ
> and David,

> there are at present five other feature
> projects in front of me which I'll be choosing between over the next
> few weeks:
>one based on a mainstream historical novel by a pulitzer
> prize winning author,
>another historical work,

>a very well known
> Marvel comics character,

>a sequel to a classic mainstream mystery


> film,
>and a movie based on a massively influential series of SF
> novels. Which of those goes first will depend on the deals now being

> put together. Suffice to say I've found myself in rather stunning
> company of late.
>
> Expect several major announcements at San Diego Comic Con in addition
> to all the stuff already discussed.
>
> One of the projects I can't talk about yet is taking me to London in
> early May for a week, and shortly afterward, Berlin.
>While I'm there,
> I'll also use the time to have meetings at the BBC,
(the BBC and Channel 4 are rivals so these may be different projects.)
>Channel 4 and
> elsewhere,
>and may try to work in a signing somewhere.

Andrew Swallow


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Jeffrey Kaplan

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It is alleged that Aleks A.-Lessmann claimed:

> IIRC three: "Wyrd Sisters" and "Soul Music" have been done in animation
> (and are out on DVD IIRC), Hogfather was a TV movie this Xmas in the UK,

"Wyrd Sisters" is on Neflix, the other two are not.

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goes, comes back like she took just took a trip to the corner and now
she's working for Kosh. Is anybody else as creeped out about this as I
am?" [Sheridan, Ivanova, and Franklin all raise hands.] (Mr. Garibaldi,
B5 "Passing Through Gethsemane")

Roland Kroener

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jms...@aol.com wrote:
> My Berlin schedule is very tight with work, but if there were a good
> sized bookstore or the like that would be open to a signing, I'd be
> open to it.

I forwarded this posting to
http://otherland-berlin.corneredchicken.com/
Not so big, but definatly the right shop for this. SciFi, fantasy,
english books.
Just mailed with the owners, BIG B5-Fans... They are not selling
anything made by JMS, but would be willing to host a signing anyway.

http://www.thalia.de/
15 shops in Berlin alone, definatly big enough.
But a search in the online shop shows most of the stuff by JMS is sold
out and will not be reprinted in germany... Where is the logic in that?
:-(

Looks like there is not much made by jms for sale in germany (well,
translated to german) except for Babylon5 and the comic-books.

Regards,
Roland
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Josh Hill

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On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 15:53:30 +0200, Jo'Asia <joa...@hell.pl> wrote:

>jms...@aol.com wrote:
>
>> Having finished WWZ and David, there are at present five other feature
>> projects in front of me which I'll be choosing between over the next

>> few weeks: (...) and a movie based on a massively influential series of SF


>> novels. Which of those goes first will depend on the deals now being
>> put together. Suffice to say I've found myself in rather stunning
>> company of late.
>

>I just made remembered an info about the possibility of a new Dune movie
>being made...
>
>[A few moments with google]
>
>Ah, here it is:
><http://www.dunenovels.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=28351&highlight=#28351>.

Would be wonderful. But would Hollywood go for it, given the failure
of the original travesty? And can the novel actually be made into a
successful film, as opposed to a reasonably decent mini-series?

--
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these to whom [...] holy generations [...]. After Jesus said this, he departed.

- The Gospel of Judas

Josh Hill

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On 16 Apr 2007 00:58:42 -0700, "hess...@gmail.com"
<hess...@gmail.com> wrote:

Damn, that would be a hard one, if only because it's really a series
of stories, spread across hundreds of years . . . OTOH, it seems to me
that the Olivaw/Bailey mysteries would be a natural.

Chris

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Apr 20, 2007, 11:01:44 PM4/20/07
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In article <7ik723hjahoa96nd2...@gordol.org>,
Jeffrey Kaplan <nom...@gordol.org> wrote:

> It is alleged that jms...@aol.com claimed:
>
> > The B5 DVD has been fully delivered to WB along with finals on all of
>
> Yay!

incidentally, i finally was able to have the spare change to order the
season 3 4 and 5 dvd box sets, today.


>
> > a very well known
> > Marvel comics character,
>

> My guess is Iron Man, or Spidey 4.

there was a rumor floating somewhere that spidey 4 was going to have
morlun as the bad guy, if it's true, it's only natural to have joe write
it.

> > and a movie based on a massively influential series of SF
> > novels.
>

> Ooohhh... now that one is intriguing. Vorkosigan? Discworld?

> Chronicles of Amber? Dune (again!)? Pern? Foundation?

my guess, since it's not been mentioned yet, ringworld. or perhaps the
red mars trilogy. though both of these may not be "massively"
influential, merely "highly" ;-)

perhaps man-kzin wars?

or something by edgar rice burroughs? i think anything of his would fit
the "massively" descriptor, and hollywood has been showing a recent
penchant for retro looks.

...chris

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Stefan

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Apr 21, 2007, 1:47:56 PM4/21/07
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On 19 Apr., 13:23, Roland Kroener <newsadress_for_2...@gmx.de> wrote:
> jmsa...@aol.com wrote:

Hi Roland!
Would be very kind if you crosspost this and any emerging plans to
the
German speaking B5-NG. Wouldn't it?
And Thanks for emailing the Berlin bookstores. :-)
Stefan

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


> > My Berlin schedule is very tight with work, but if there were a good
> > sized bookstore or the like that would be open to a signing, I'd be
> > open to it.

> I forwarded this posting tohttp://otherland-berlin.corneredchicken.com/

jms...@aol.com

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BTW, since several people have asked regarding the Forbidden Planet
signing, yes, I do sign whatever is put in front of me whenever and
wherever it was bought. The only new rule I'm starting gradually and
reluctantly to apply is a maximum of ten items, only because the
carpal tunnel thing is really cutting into the duration of the
signings. This will also cut down a bit on the dealers who come in
with stacks of books fifty high or more then resell them, meanwhile
making those who've come with just a few things have to wait until
they're done.

jms


Andre Lieven

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Apr 21, 2007, 7:46:03 PM4/21/07
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So, do what Harlan Ellison has oft done in the past with such a situation.
Announce that folks with one or two items will get their stuff signed
in order, and that folks with many items, up to the limit, will only
get theirs signed after that.

That way, the relatively few folks with many items will not clog up the
venue, either, and those who brought light will be rewarded for their
lightness of load, while those with many will learn that patience is
a virtue.

FWIW, this did happen to me at an Ellison signing, where, due to not
only my own books, but due to carrying several for friends, I was the
guy with the most items, so I got to wait to the very end. It was fine.

Andre

Wesley Struebing

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Apr 21, 2007, 8:31:41 PM4/21/07
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Think it's been mentioned, but I'm almost leaning toward the "Doc"
Smith "Lensman" stuff...

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> signings. This will also cut down a bit on the dealers who come in


> with stacks of books fifty high or more then resell them, meanwhile

If they're selling stuff for more just because you signed it, shouldn't
you get a cut (ie, charge the dealers)?

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Apr 22, 2007, 4:24:24 PM4/22/07
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In article <46bl231j3kj67qve8...@4ax.com>, Wesley
Struebing <str...@carpedementem.org> wrote:

Funny you should mention the Lensmen series, I have the whole thing by
Smith.

Rick (sometimes is a GentleRF and sometimes is not)
.

Mac Breck

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Apr 22, 2007, 4:28:53 PM4/22/07
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<jms...@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1177196558.9...@l77g2000hsb.googlegroups.com...

> BTW, since several people have asked regarding the Forbidden Planet
> signing, yes, I do sign whatever is put in front of me whenever and
> wherever it was bought. The only new rule I'm starting gradually and
> reluctantly to apply is a maximum of ten items, only because the
> carpal tunnel thing is really cutting into the duration of the
> signings.

A maximum of ten items? That high? I'd be embarrassed to try to have
you sign more than two or three items. Hell, three's pushing it.

> This will also cut down a bit on the dealers who come in
> with stacks of books fifty high or more then resell them,

And the rest of the people in line don't lynch 'em? Man, the dirty
looks aimed at those people must be beauts.


> meanwhile
> making those who've come with just a few things have to wait until
> they're done.
>
> jms

--

Jan

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Apr 22, 2007, 5:27:32 PM4/22/07
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In article <462bc5b2$0$1460$ecde...@news.coretel.net>, Mac Breck says...
>
><jms...@aol.com> wrote in message

>
>> This will also cut down a bit on the dealers who come in
>> with stacks of books fifty high or more then resell them,
>
>And the rest of the people in line don't lynch 'em? Man, the dirty
>looks aimed at those people must be beauts.
>
>

At comic conventions it's not always easy to tell who the dealers are from the
collectors because they all tend to have boxes of comics with them. At venues
where JMS appears regularly, such as Comic Con in San Diego, it's more likely
that the 'box' people are dealers, though not always by any means. Last year at
Heroes Con in Charlotte, quite a few people were simply collectors who brought
every comic that JMS had written - and that's a LOT - because it wasn't a show
or area of the country where JMS has been any time recently.

Still, when you get into a line that ends up stretching the better part of a
city block, you know you're going to be there for some time so you generally
relax and have a good time talking to the others in line with you. JMS keeps
the line moving, too, which is always a big help.

So, no, not much in the way of dirty looks at all that I've noticed. Even the
big cons are generally pretty relaxed.

Jan


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Mac Breck

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