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Old February 22 2013, 04:41 PM   #11
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Re: The old "DS9 stole from B5" thing

Forbin wrote: View Post
Ah, the internet. "The evidence isn't what I want to hear, therefore the poster is full of shit and not who he says he is!"

Whatever, I just thought it was interesting enough to post.
Number one, it's not "evidence." It's hearsay posted in a comment section by someone who may or may not be who they say they are.

Secondly, I don't have a dog in this fight. I just think it's naive to consider the comment credible without any further corroboration.

Finally, the idea that Paramount would seriously consider ripping off B5 scripts wholesale is absurd. If they were to do so, it would be very, very easy to prove, and JMS would be entitled to both a writing credit and financial compensation.

Yes, Paramount most likely was moved by the B5 pitch to make the next Trek show set on a space station. But that's inspiration, not "stealing."
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