The Reson why the US will NEVER get VHS tapes of B5

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Sun Nov 5 06:23:54 EST 1995

Subject: The Reson why the US will NEVER get VHS tapes of B5
+  1: Nov  1, 1995: John Staats <>
*  2: Nov  3, 1995: straczynski at


From: John Staats <>
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Just went to Con Rad, an excellent Convention. I spoke to a couple of 
tables that sold British pirated versions of B5 and asked them why B5 
doesn't come out in the US? They replied that WB gets more money for a 
syndicated show NOT released in VHS then otherwise. VHS tapes are a one 
time shot, but over the years independent stations would pay more moolah 
if it hasn't been release on tape or laser disk. Sorry folks, it makes 
sense to me, thought I'd pass this along.

John Staats

Crom. I've never prayed to you before, I have no time for it. No one, 
not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad; why we fought, 
why we died. No. All that matters is that two stood against many. That's 
what is important. Battle pleases you, Crom, so grant me one request, 
grant me revenge. 

And if you don't listen then to hell with you.


From: straczynski at
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     Yes, I'm sure the dealers selling *illegal* copies of B5 at the
convention told you that real, licensed tapes won't be released.  Now, I
wonder why this could be...hmm....maybe to *encourage people to buy their
illegal pirated tapes, perhaps*?

     Work it out, people.


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