JMS CIS Digest: 25-Jan-96 17:36:59 through 26-Jan-96 11:58:09 (6 msgs)

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        Opening fly-by
        Gethsemane Praise
        Chess boobs

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Date: 25-Jan-96 17:36:59
From: Gary Weinfurther <71521.2352 at>
To: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644 at>
Subject: #Opening fly-by
Message-ID: <forum.sfmediaone.438497 at>

Joe, I keep meaning to tell ya:

I just love the long fly-by of the station during the opening
credits. What a terrific sequence!



Date: 25-Jan-96 23:47:44
From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644 at>
To: Gary Weinfurther <71521.2352 at>
Subject: Opening fly-by
Message-ID: <forum.sfmediaone.438683 at>
References: <forum.sfmediaone.438497 at>

      Thanks, yeah, it's a great sequence.  Overall, I'm very happy
with how this season's main title sequence came out.



Date: 25-Jan-96 22:22:55
From: Jon A. Bell <74124.276 at>
To: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644 at>
Subject: #Gethsemane Praise
Message-ID: <forum.sfmediaone.438646 at>


Just wanted to reiterate something here: I just watched "Passing
Through Gethsemane" for the 3rd time (mainly 'cause I wanted to
see next week's "Voices" preview), and was moved to tears (again)
by the scene of Theo giving Edward the Last Rites. To me, it's the
combination of the music, Theo's dialogue, and the incredible
delivery that Louis gives it -- his voice is amazing.

This is weird, for me, because I was raised as a Southern Baptist
in Missouri, had a decade-plus-long stint of militant reactionary
atheism, now consider myself a "non-denominational spiritual
pagan" -- and I found this scene to be *incredibly* moving. It's
doubly weird, when I consider that this was written by an avowed
atheist (although you really mean agnostic, don't you, since 
atheism itself is a *belief* <g>.)

Keep up the great work.

-- Jon


Date: 25-Jan-96 23:47:47
From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644 at>
To: Jon A. Bell <74124.276 at>
Subject: Gethsemane Praise
Message-ID: <forum.sfmediaone.438684 at>
References: <forum.sfmediaone.438646 at>

     Thanks.  It is a very moving scene, because of what it says about
us, and the sugject, whether one believes it or not.



Date: 26-Jan-96 00:23:55
From: Kenneth Porter <76161.3013 at>
To: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644 at>
Subject: #Chess boobs
Message-ID: <forum.sfmediaone.438691 at>

I don't follow the episode titles, but in the one with the
reprogrammed brother, the episode starts with Sheridan playing
chess with the leader of the brothers, and Sheridan gets trounced
by a "surprise" move. How can you have a surprise checkmate with
two apparently chess-knowledgeable onlookers? I can't imagine
*three* people simultaneously missing a move like that. Maybe if
the leader (I'm terrible with names) said something like "mate in
two" I'd buy the scene (since different players have different
"look ahead" capabilities), but not the way it's presented.

This is, of course, a nitpick -- I'm just surprised it slipped by

BTW, how many of the cast and crew have played chess?


Date: 26-Jan-96 11:58:09
From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644 at>
To: Kenneth Porter <76161.3013 at>
Subject: Chess boobs
Message-ID: <forum.sfmediaone.438887 at>
References: <forum.sfmediaone.438691 at>

     Actually, I play chess, though not as much as I used to...and
believe me, there are *many* times I've been surprised and ambushed by
a move I absolutely did NOT see coming.  (I'm also a sucker for a
fool's mate.)



End of JMS CIS Digest 25-Jan-96 17:36:59 through 26-Jan-96 11:58:09

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