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Poll: Happy 65th Birthday J. Michael Straczynski

J. Michael Straczynski celebrates his sixty-fifth birthday on July 17, 2019. Straczynski is commonly known as jms. He is an American television and film screenwriter, producer, director, and comic book writer. Straczynski is the founder of Studio JMS. He is best known as the creator of the science fiction television series Babylon 5 (1993) and its spinoff Crusade (1999), as well as the series Jeremiah (2002), and Sense8 (2015). Straczynski wrote the psychological drama film Changeling (2008) and was co-writer on the martial arts thriller Ninja Assassin (2009), horror film Underworld: Awakening (2012), and apocalyptic horror film World War Z (2013). His autobiography Becoming Superman debuts July 23, 2019.

Which of his film and television accomplishments do you find most intriguing?

After voting, please wish jms a happy sixty-fifth birthday.

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    He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983)

    Staff writer
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    She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985)

    Staff writer
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    Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors (1985)

    Staff writer
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    CBS Storybreak (1984)

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    Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (1987)

    Staff writer
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    The Twilight Zone (1985)

    Staff writer
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    The Real Ghostbusters (1986)

    Staff writer
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    Jake and the Fatman (1987)

    Staff writer
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    Murder, She Wrote (1984)

    Producer; wrote 7 episodes
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    Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)

    Was supervising producer until he got the opportunity to produce Babylon 5 (1993); wrote first episode A Shadow in the Night (1993)
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    Babylon 5 (1993)

    Creator, executive producer; Babylon 5 won two Emmy Awards, back-to-back Hugo Awards, and dozens of other awards. Straczynski wrote 92 of the 110 episodes, as well as the pilot and five television movies.
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    Sleeping in Light (1998)

    Cameo as maintenance worker who turns off the power for Babylon 5 in final episode Babylon 5 (1993): Sleeping in Light (1998)
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    Crusade (1999)

    Creator, executive producer; wrote 10 of 13 episodes.
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    Jeremiah (2002)

    Creator, executive producer; wrote 21 of 34 episodes.
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    Changeling (2008)

    Straczynski wrote the first draft screenplay in eleven days after a year of research. This screenplay ended up being the shooting draft after Clint Eastwood declined to make any changes.
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    Ninja Assassin (2009)

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    Thor (2011)

    Story; cameo as a townie who tries to pick up Thor's hammer, Mjölnir
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    Underworld: Awakening (2012)

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    World War Z (2013)

    Screen story
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    Sense8 (2015)

    Co-creator and co-executive producer with Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski; co-wrote 23 of the 24 episodes with the Wachowskis

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