[B5JMS] ATTN JMS: B5 Backbiting from actors wins no fans here

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Tue Dec 10 04:24:57 EST 2002

From: janmschroeder at aol.com (Jan)
Date: 10 Dec 2002 01:29:33 GMT
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Bil Irving wrote:

>Maybe somebody bored enough can trawl through the jmsnews postings and 
>confirm that?

<g>  That would be me....  I almost hate to do it, though, because, IIRC, Joe
got a fair amount of flack over it.  There, he had finally done what dozens of
people had asked him to over the years *and* he waited until the episode where
the entire crew were also honored by the photo montage at the end.

I took it as a gift to the fans and I don't think that anybody else should have
turned off those lights.

Here's the post I think you meant:

 JMS: Do a short bit in B5.  
 Jms at B5  
 10/01/1994 05:53 PM  

As much as fans of the show have asked for me to do a cameo on the
show...I can't. For starters, on many levels I'm making the show for
myself...and if I see me up on the screen, it blows the illusion. For
another, I've always thought it a bush-league thing to do; I'm a *writer*,
I work behind the scenes, as should be; when I see somebody like John
Landis or Mick Garris sticking their face in on camera, I can only shake
my head, and refuse to do the same. It turns the exercise into a game
of cutes.

Finally...I've seen me. Ehhh. Tell you the truth, most folks who
finally meet me generally conclude that there's far less to me than meets
the eye. Besides...the cost in replacement camera lenses would be simply

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From: jmsatb5 at aol.com (Jms at B5)
Date: 10 Dec 2002 02:48:12 GMT
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Correct, the cameo was a) at the end of the show precisely so that it
*woudln't* break my suspension of disbelief, because by then it was done, and
b) it was meant as a surprise.  If I'd said "Yeah, I'm gonna do it but just
once," then everybody'd be waiting for it, and if they hadn't seen it by SiL,
they'd know it was there.


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