Asked & Answered: J. Michael Straczynski Answers 5,296 Questions About Babylon 5 & Beyond. Part 3

Note same ISBN as volume 2 0979539382 9780979539381 It s true The creator of Babylon 5 answers 5,296 fan questions covering every aspect of the show in over 100 categories in this new Babylon 5 book series.J Michael Straczynski answered these questions as they surfaced over a period of 18 years as part of an online experiment he started in 1991 and continues to thisNote same ISBN as volume 2 0979539382 9780979539381 It s true The creator of Babylon 5 answers 5,296 fan questions covering every aspect of the show in over 100 categories in this new Babylon 5 book series.J Michael Straczynski answered these questions as they surfaced over a period of 18 years as part of an online experiment he started in 1991 and continues to this day.This makes Asked Answered something that has never been done before with a television show an oral history IN REAL TIME No revisionism Nothing forgotten No detail spared.Because this dialogue with fans starts in 1991, it pre dates the production of the Babylon 5 pilot, so you ll discover JMS complete vision for the series, many aspects of which never made it to the screen.Even better, these questions and answers include interactions on AOL Bulletin Boards, GEnie Forums, the moderated usenet group, CIS Discussion threads and Chat Transcripts, some of which are not available in archives anywhere.In addition to Babylon 5, Asked Answered includes JMS responses to personal questions about his life, politics, love, religion, writing and These responses are grouped with a related B5 topic showing fans for the first time the provenance of the Babylon 5 philosophy and culture All that plus JMS real life stories behind the stories.To make this the ultimate source, it took 2 years and a crew of four B5 experts in addition to J Michael Straczynski to compile, categorize and edit COMPLETE DETAILS ABOUT PART 3Rants, religion, money, sex and Star Trekjust a few of the topics covered in the most volatile release of the entire Asked Answered series.Part 3 pages 779 1,183 includes than 1,100 missives grouped into the following often heated topics RANTSThis is JMS unplugged He shares his thoughts unfiltered and often exasperated on a breadth of topics including the sound in space issue, comparisons of Babylon 5 to Shakespeare, Lord of the Rings, Dune and every other saga of any import, atheism, language and culture, the idea that a five year arc prohibits the organic development of a story, the perils of being the topic of an online forum, religion in Babylon 5, predictability of stories, why he almost quit the online community forever, why the tone of his online posts changed over the years, and how he really feels about people expressing an opinion that conflicts with hisLIGIONThis section covers a wide range of religion related questions including What are the religions of each alien species What are the spiritual convictions of the principal human characters Why is religion in the 23rd century a valid premise How did Earth s religions deal with the existence of aliens Why do B5 s alien races have than one religion Why did JMS showcase religion when most TV shows avoid it What happened when the topic of Babylon 5 was raised at a multi faith meeting of interdenominational leaders What are JMS s thoughts on the pagan group that makes its new members watch B5 in its entirety REMUNERATION AND MONEYHow much was JMS paid for Babylon 5 How much does money matters to JMS Could JMS have gotten a better deal for the show What does JMS spend money on Why has he never gotten a cent of residuals on the DVD sales SEXWhat are the hookers are like on Babylon 5 Why does prostitution still exists in the 23rd century Can different species breed with each other PLUS JMS s thoughts on bi, gay and lesbian characters.SPECIAL EFFECTSHow does CGI impact the script Why did JMS choose CGI over models How did B5 s space shots differ from what came before What happened when California wildfires threatened the visual effects facility PLUS over 30 questions and answers detailing the show s pioneering use of computer generated imageryIPSHow did JMS design the Vorlon ships Which ships can enter B5 s space Who can use the station s facilities How do Starfuries launch PLUS details of the unused Northrodyne C31 03 Patriot, details of Starfury design down to their engine parts, and the facts about White Stars and other alien spacecraftUND DESIGNWhat is walla How was B5 s soundtrack different from those of other shows What was JMS s fresh approach to the sound of weaponry Which of the unique sounds on the show were original creations and which where not What are wild tracks PLUS the truth about Kosh s voice.SPECIESEverything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask in 256 questions about Centauri, Drazi, Humans, Minbari, Narn, pak ma ra, Shadows, Vorlons and other First Ones PLUS detailed explanations about their characteristics and their histories don t miss JMS s note comparing and contrasting Narn and Centauri history or his detailed list of the which races were at war or allied at the time of the pilot as well as the theories behind the design of each raceAR TREKDid the Babylon 5 crew ever socialize with any of the Star Trek crews How did Babylon 5 s budget compare to that of the various Star Trek series How did JMS fight allegations that this concept or that idea was originated by Star Trek Is JMS the next Gene Roddenberry Does it make JMS crazy when every article compares Babylon 5 to Star Trek Did Paramount use JMS s concept to create Star Trek Deep Space Nine How did Deep Space Nine most impact Babylon 5 TECHNOLOGYFour categories highlight the technology of the 23rd century GENERAL medicine, space suits, time travel and transporters , COMMUNICATIONS links, BabCom, ISN and Universe Today , TRANSPORTATION hyperspace, jumpgates, the core shuttle, and the transport tubes and WEAPONRY mass drivers, PPGs, projectiles and stealth tech L THIS AS WELL AS SECTIONS COVERING THE TITLE SEQUENCE JMS offers insights and anecdotes about the show s varied title sequences, including the concept, the visuals and the narration , THE UNIVERSE OF BABYLON 5 Featuring detailed histories and background including the Earth Minbari War, Earth s first contact with alien life, and the funding of the Babylon Project despite four failures , THE SHOW S VISUAL AESTHETIC Including logos, graphics and cinematography , THE WARDROBE Highlighting costumes, makeup and prosthetics and last but not least WRITING BABYLON 5A comprehensive section with thorough discussions of the cast, the characters, the episode titles, the origins of the story, the planning of the series, the process of writing the scripts, story structure, themes, JMS s personal dedication, the achievement and the reactions gathered along the way.
Asked Answered J Michael Straczynski Answers Questions About Babylon Beyond Part Note same ISBN as volume It s true The creator of Babylon answers fan questions covering every aspect of the show in over categories in this new Babylon book s

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    J. Michael Straczynski

    Joseph Michael Straczynski born July 17, 1954 , known professionally as J Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski or JMS, is an American writer and television producer He works in films, television series, novels, short stories, comic books, and radio dramas He is a playwright, a former journalist, and author of The Complete Book of Scriptwriting He was the creator and showrunner for the science fiction TV series Babylon 5 From 2001 to 2007, he was the writer for the long running Marvel comic book series The Amazing Spider Man.

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