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I derive great fun from JMS's naming conventions, the way he likes to stick his initials in and recycle things. Here, to accompany my meta series on Jeremiah is some fun with naming...

J names:
B5: Jeffrey, John; Crusade: John; Jeremiah: well...

M names:
B5: Michael, Mollari, Marcus; Crusade: Matthew, Matheson, Max; Jeremiah: Markus, Meaghan, Mister (it's a proper name), Malloy

S names:
B5: Susan, Stephen, Sinclair, Sheridan; Crusade: Sarah; Jeremiah: Smith, Simon, Sims, Sarah (one ep., but it stands out)

For reasons I don't understand, there are a lot of G names too:
B5: Garibaldi, G'Kar; Crusade: Gideon, Galen; Jeremiah: Gabriel, Gina


Recycling
John Sheridan, John Matheson (Matthew and Matheson in the same show is almost a recycle in itself.)
Simon (Jeremiah has two: Simon and Ezekiel)
Sarah Chambers, Sarah in Jeremiah (the one played by Six)
Marcus Cole, Markus Alexander; Lyta Alexander, Markus Alexander.... Markus has a double-doomed name in the JMS-verse, and it makes me fear for what would have happened to him if they'd had a season 3.


Stolen from Blake's 7 names:
B5: Anna (the evil ex); Jeremiah: Lauren (the sister you almost never see)

Having fun with Tolkien names:
A quick trip to the ROTK appendices informs me that Sam had a daughter, as well as a wife, named Rose (she was his third child). (But why is Meaghan also a "Rose"?)
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I have now finished watching Jeremiah and will probably make a series of meta posts. ([livejournal.com profile] ewans_gal_4ever, I have also watched three episodes of Jericho.) I heartily wish I had gotten into Jeremiah fandom in its heyday. It looks to have been a very special fandom with a high degree of communication and collaboration between the producers and fans and also a lot of high quality fic (a lot that is high quality, not a lot of fic per se. I wish I could find more.)

I have really enjoyed this show. I want to state that clearly as I begin my meta foray with a certain degree of complaining about...

Ecological Discourse in Jeremiah )
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Jeremiah: God Talks to Mister Smith

I was reading a review of Jeremiah the other day in which the commentator expressed some discomfort with the way Mister Smith is depicted as hearing the voice of God. The commentator stated that the effect was to make the existence of God a fact in Jeremiah canon in a way that left no room for diversity of nuance in belief. I understand this frustration, yet, curiously enough given that I'm a life-long agnostic, I don't share it. In the main, I have no problem with the depiction of Mister Smith's relationship with "God," and here's why...

Read more... )
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Two Apocalyptic J Shows

At the suggestion of [livejournal.com profile] ewans_gal_4ever, I started watching Jericho recently. It put me in mind of another post-apocalyptic J show I missed during its original run. Thus, I've been watching Jeremiah too. I far prefer Jeremiah, which fascinates me because one could make a good case that Jericho is the better show. My response (and the reasons for it) remind me of the Firefly/Crusade comparison I've made in the past.

Review and Ruminations with Light Spoilers )

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