B5 Content Rating

B5JMS Poster b5jms-owner at shekel.mcl.cs.columbia.edu
Wed Jan 8 06:23:08 EST 1997

Subject: B5 Content Rating
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s  1: Jan  7, 1997: "Tom Woodfin" <twoodfin at ma.ultranet.com>
*  2: Jan  8, 1997: jmsatb5 at aol.com (Jms at B5)


From: "Tom Woodfin" <twoodfin at ma.ultranet.com>
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I noticed that the re-run of HotW on WNAC-64 in Providence was "rated"

Couple of questions/comments:

1.  Could anyone give a brief breakdown of the new system (what levels, and
what the criteria are for each level) or point me to a URL?

2.  Who's picking these ratings right now?  They seem to have appeared
*everywhere*, even a 5 year-old TNG re-run was "rated" TVG.  I can't
believe there's some standardized panel picking all these already, so is it
just the distributor rating the shows right now?

3.  The rating appears as a box in the upper left corner of the screen for
about 15 seconds at the start of each program... it's not *too* bad, but it
is rather annoying for obsessive B5 types who'd rather not have something
in the teaser blocked out... oh well.
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From: jmsatb5 at aol.com (Jms at B5)
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Nobody asked me about it...so I don't know who puts it on.


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