Now, call me foolish, but when someone describes something as being "discussed and planned
", I assume that they're actually working
on it. Especially when they talk about "remasterings" and solicit specific information about what fans are looking for. (Notice also how they evaded Hakan's question about widescreen by asking him
a question. This is vintage WHV "weaselspeak")
Finally, last November, long after the VHS release was cancelled, WHV reps at Studio Day told us that B5
was "on the schedule" for 2001, but could offer no further information.
Before the VHS release even came out I wrote to Warner Home Video warning them that many fans would pass up the VHS tapes and LDs in hope of a DVD release down the road. After the Finnegan interview I wrote him, Mike Saksa and Paul Hemstreet among others to warn them that Finnegan's statement
was going to hurt VHS sales. I know that at least some of these letters were read, because Finnegan had an assistant reply to two of them. So Warner Bros. cannot now pretend that are unaware of what they said, or of the predicted
affect their own comments would have on VHS sales. I don't know if they are fools, or if they just think we are. But I can't let their attempt to rewrite history stand, and I intend to send a letter to every single participant in the chat a letter asking them to explain their statement.