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Old November 15 2012, 09:51 PM   #18
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Re: Babylon 5, did someone have a vendetta against the series?

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Weren't the original film masters partially eaten by rats or something?
We know that they ran into that issue specifically with the masters for "The Gathering" which they discovered when they went to do the re-edit for TNT.

Note that I said all the *available* footage. The folks at WB who held custody of the film (we don't keep that stuff, we're not allowed to by contract, they store film, negative, prints, all that stuff) put the negative canisters into storage...and at one point in the intervening 4 years, there had been water damage, and on another
occasion, apparently rats had gotten in there and chewed some of the original negatives (and in most cases there weren't positive struck of those takes).
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