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Babylon 5 scripts being published - including the alternate B5 outline with Sinclair

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by DaveGTP, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. nolesrule

    nolesrule Producer

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    My order is still showing as in production. I think CafePress got overwhelmed by this one.
     
  2. Paul McElligott

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    Reminds me of the time at World Con '96 when the crowd for JMS's appearance overflowed the room we were in.

    "I told them my people were coming."
     
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    I was there. Unfortunatly, JMS wasn't. (He was sick, so he did his panel by phone.)

    Jason
     
  4. Paul McElligott

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    That was '98, in Baltimore. I was there, too.
     
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    Woops. Got my dates mixed up.

    I did see some video from his '96 appearance. Looked highly entertaining.

    Jason
     
  6. Paul McElligott

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    Anyone heard about volume two's release date?
     
  7. nolesrule

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    JMS posted in the news group that it'll be sometime around Thanksgiving. He's spreading out the release dates a bit due to CafePress being overwhelmed by the quantity of orders. Originally, it was going to be every 2-3 weeks. Now, it's every 3-4 weeks.
     
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    Just as an FYI, folks who ordered Volume 1 should be receiving them VERY shortly… mine was delivered a couple hours ago.

    Impression of the Volume 1? EXCELLENT! It's alway a pleasure to read whatever JMS writes, and the book doesn't disappoint.

    What I find really surprising is how quickly Cafe Press was able to get this book out. Get this -- JMS' foreward is dated October 29, 2005 -- which means that Cafe Press went from final manuscript/typesetting, to printing, binding, warehouse delivery and shipping to customers in approximate one week's time! Whoa, talk about super-fast turnaround!!! I'm impressed!

    Can't wait the next, er, 13 volumes, so I can get my hands on vol. 15!

    Watch your front door / mailboxes…

    Regards,
     
  9. Jimmy M

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    CafePress is a Print on Demand setup. JMS likely had the scripts all ready to go, finished the intro, saved it as a PDF, e-mailed it to CafePress, and they went live with ordering. Under normal (non Babylon 5 volume) situations, someone will order a book, they print it and bind it and ship it straight away.

    Jim
     
  10. Paul McElligott

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    Suits me fine. The credit card was going to get a little warm going every two weeks.
     
  11. nolesrule

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    Can't say I disagree with you Paul. I just want my copy of Volume 1 to ship already.
     
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    >Can't say I disagree with you Paul. I just want my copy of >Volume 1 to ship already.

    Same here. I really want to able to sample this before the discount for Vol 2 is over and at this rate it may not be as I have not heard anything back from Cafe Press.


    Andy
     
  13. Paul McElligott

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    Since Vol 2 hasn't been released yet (and probably won't for at least a week) you should still have time.
     
  14. nolesrule

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    I received an email from CafePress this weekend saying that my order will be shipped today, and they gave me a $5 coupon to be used on Volume 2 as an apology for the delay.

    And the website now gives a November 26th release date for Volume 2.
     
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    The UPS link now says that my copy has made it across the country and should be waiting for me when I get home.

    Neil

    Update: And when I got home it was not there. This morning I found out it was left on the porch of another house about two blocks away. I hope we'll be able to retrieve it today.

    2nd Update: My wife says she has retrieved it from the other house. (She was staying home with my son who is sick today, so something good came out of that.) I'm looking forward to looking at it tonight!
     
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    I finally got the "it's been shipped" email, so hopefully will have it in a week.
     
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    So we have had very little feedback so far.

    What do others think of this?
    Was it worth the money?
    Do the non_script specific items have interest to you?
    What is the binding/feel of the book like?

    Can't wait to get this. Mine is on the slow boat from China [​IMG]

    Andy
     
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    Mine was supposed to ship on Monday but still no notice from Cafe Press.
     
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    Mine was in California at 3am today, so it'll be awhile before it gets here.

    I can't give a content review personally, but physically, it has been described as a trade paperback format.
     
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    I started looking at my copy yesterday. If it had been hardback, I don't think I woould have had any problems with the price. As a trade paperback, it does seem a bit expensive. Just after looking at it for a brief amount of time with care, the front cover stays up about an inch when the book is placed back down.

    I've read the main introduction and the introductions to all the scripts. There is some interesting material. A lot of it, though, is probably familiar to people who were following from the beginning or reading the Lurker's Guide. Still, there are some new tales. The balck and white photos at the end are also of interest. I've only just started looking at the memos at the back. I wish there was more about each episode. I haven't looked at any of the scripts themselves yet, but JMS did point out many of the differences between what aired and the scripts in the introductions. So, from that I know there is some interesting material I haven't seen.

    Compared to the prices we paid with the official B5 fan club, this is a good deal. Compared to ebay prices for scripts it is also a good deal. I still think it is relatively expensive for the package we are getting. At the moment, it seems like it is the only way we are going to get this material, so I am accepting that and will get all the volumes.

    The individual code on the back cover to be used for the 15th volume redemption is in really, really small type.

    Neil
     

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