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The Zocalo Today

Welcome and thank you for dropping by. Take your shoes off, get comfortable and stay a while. There is a LOT of information here and you won't want to miss any of it.

The Zocalo Today is an interactive newsletter, encouraging readers to join a discussion topic or to send along letters that can be shared with other readers.

The Zocalo Today is a newsletter for Babylon 5 and science fiction fans everywhere. It is as much YOUR newsletter as it is mine! I'm just pulling together things for you!

Join our discussion topic. It is just one way you can share with other Z readers. If you see Babylon 5 cast and crew in other roles, let us know. We enjoy convention reports, photos, etc. Don't miss our back issues. I hope this will become more than just a newsletter. It's a community of people that enjoy sharing their experiences and interests. Babylon 5 brought many of us together -- and it remains with us, despite the fact that is no longer in production. Don't be shy. Join us today!

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Glitter News


Frank Miller's THE SPIRIT hits DVD and Blu-ray Disc on Tuesday, April 14th and a clip from the "Green World" special feature is below.
Adapted from Will Eisner's comic book series, THE SPIRIT is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as THE SPIRIT (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, The Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he's going to wipe out Spirit's beloved city as he pursues his own version of immortality. The Spirit tracks this cold-hearted killer from Central City's rundown warehouses, to the damp catacombs, to the windswept waterfront... all the while facing a bevy of beautiful women who either want to seduce, love or kill our masked crusader. Surrounding him at every turn are Ellen Dolan (Sarah Paulson), the whip-smart girl-next-door; Silken Floss (Scarlett Johansson), a punk secretary and frigid vixen; Plaster of Paris (Paz Vega), a murderous French nightclub dancer; Lorelei (Jaime King), a phantom siren; and Morgenstern (Stana Katic), a sexy young cop.
There's also Sand Saref (Eva Mendes), the jewel thief with dangerous curves. She's the love of his life turned bad. Will he save her or will she kill him?

An online rumor that Dimension Films has let the film rights for SIN CITY 2 expire has turned out to be false. Details apparently emerged that the movie would be financed by a private equity group and an announcement is expected soon. Robert Rodriguez's Trouble Maker studios was still attached to produce.
Now, MTV News has debunked the story with an official statement from The Weinstein Company attorney Bert Fields:
"TWC's rights to produce sequels to Sin City remain intact as they always have been. Any suggestion to the contrary is complete hogwash."
Latest rumors indicate Angelina Jolie is in talks to play the female lead of Ava, who appears in the Frank Miller graphic novel "A Dame to Kill For." It was said that Jolie had talked to Rodriguez about the role as early as 2006, but now it seems that the film is finally gaining momentun and the "filmmakers are trying to get Jolie to officially commit to playing the female lead." TOP SCIENCE FICTION NEWS STORIES:
News from this week and the last couple of months has been moved to the News Archive Page. Check it out to catch up on all that has been going on in the world of science fiction.

On The Tube

8:00pm on CBS
CSI: Miami - Episode: CSI: My Nanny (First Aired: November 26, 2007)
A wealthy family's nanny turns up dead during a party.

8:00pm on BBC America
Torchwood - Episode: Day One (First Aired: September 15, 2007)
An alien addicted to sex is let loose on Cardiff's nightlife, leaving a trail of gruesome deaths in its wake.

9:00pm on CBS
Without a Trace - Episode: Rise and Fall (First Aired: October 28, 2008)
The team is forced to drop one case for another when a child is abducted from a shopping mall.

9:00pm on SyFy
Thor: Hammer of the Gods(2009)
A disgruntled viking battles various creatures when he goes to war with the gods. Zachery Ty Bryan, Mac Brandt


We have about one month before the new STAR TREK bursts upon the big screen. There have been a lot of trailers and pictures about the upcoming movie. Personally, I can't wait to see it. I loved the original STAR TREK, but it got a bit threadbare at the end. With the various spin-offs, it will be good to get back to the basics and learn more about the origins of the characters we all loved. Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto seem perfect in their new roles. How do you feel about having a new STAR TREK soon? Are you looking forward to it? Do you intend going to see it?

Send in your comments to I'll post your selections our discussion page for all readers to share. I'll post some of my comments in my blog -- see below.

B5 Podcast


Welcome to Show #151!

Feedbackapalooza time again!

Chronologies Contest: As posted on the website, we have a winner! Greg from Albany is the lucky winner of the Chronologies book, so congrats Greg, and look for your prize in the mail soon.

Visit for a FREE 30 day trial!!

Feedbackapalooza: After much rearranging of messages, we had voicemail, and there was much rejoicing!! Second Life Info: FarPoint Media’s Second Life space is now the penthouse suite of Third Life Books. You can find the castle at Come see the castle roof pool, and more!

Babylon 5 Information Gathering: If you know of a dead or abandoned B5 related website that may be in need of a new home, let Summer know! Maybe we can mirror it here or house it on a sister site.

Visit Deep Geeking, and if you want to contribute a geeking essay, send an email to Summer.

To catch up on all the Babylon 5 podcasts, go to


In 1999, J. Michael Straczynski allowed his original notes on Babylon 5 to be released via his Last Word column in the Babylon 5 Magazine (Vol. 2, Issue 9). These notes were the first written record of Babylon 5, made moments after he had his inspiration for the series while taking a shower.

Though the magazine is long gone, on this, the 10th anniversary of this column's publication, he wanted to share the origins of Babylon 5 again. While many fans saw them when they were originally published, he realizes that many more have not.

In addition to the notes, there is a brief introduction that formed part of that column. Go to to read a portion of that history.


17 Again WBP: Get Zac Efron on your phone:
Text 17 to 58671 to get the latest on Zac’s new movie 17 Again.
Receive text alerts about the film and Zac’s local appearances. Get info on how to WIN 17 Again prizes including a trip courtesy of Visit the 17 Again official mobile site featuring exclusive Zac voice tones, mobile wallpapers, clips from the soundtrack and more! Then don’t miss 17 Again starring Zac Efron and Matthew Perry. In theaters everywhere April 17, 2009.

ER – The Complete Series Available to Own in HD
ER – The Complete Series is now available in its entirety for the FRIST TIME EVER exclusively via download at iTunes. As you know ER one of television’s most riveting dramas came to an end last week and now fans can relive the memories or experience the series for the first time by downloading the series exclusively on iTunes – see George Clooney, Angela Basset, Noah Wyle and more. I thank you in advance for sharing the news with your readers and for linking to the official ER - iTunes page. (

The Jim Carrey’s new film YES MAN is also available on On Demand, visit iTunes to download. If possible please link to: FviewMovie%253Fid%253D303680748%2526s%253D143441%2526partnerId%253D30%2526partnerId% 253D30%2526siteID%253DF0Q0qklS0bU-..iZmRmecv62gBGM7DikfQ

WB Archive


Everyone who watches movies knows that Warner Bros. has been producing top-notch movies for decades. Now they have opened an archive, with a selection of rare films that can be yours on DVD. Videos are divided up by genre, making it easy for you to find that old film you have been searching for. Some of the titles that caught my eye: Captain Sinbad with Guy Williams; Countdown with James Caan and Brainstorm with Anne Francis, Dana Andrews and Jeffrey Hunter. If you like old flicks, Warner Archives is your place.

WB Shop


The all-new is now open featuring the largest collection of Warner Bros products including WATCHMEN exclusive collections. During the Grand Opening receive 20% Off and Free Shipping on all orders including Blu-ray, Toys, Apparel and more.

Be sure to check out all the BABYLON 5 and CRUSADE items. Each episode is sold separately for $1.95. It is a great way to get your favorite episode without having to spend a lot of money.
You will also find DOCTOR WHO, RED DWARF, SUPERNATURAL, V and many other TV science fiction favorites. Check out the lithographs, calendars, stationery, toys and photo collections too.


J. Michael Straczynski LAST WORDS
From the B5 moderated newsgroup:
JMS writes, Yes, I've written a pilot for TNT and Dreamworks entitled "Last Words." I got the notes back last week, they're fairly minor, and things are looking very positive at this stage. If we go to film, we'd shoot in July for the fall. If we don't, then...well, we won't.
Once I know the end-game, I'll be sure to post it.

We all know what a marvelous writer JMS is -- now others are finding out. JMS has been nominated for three Eisner Awards: Best Ongoing Series - Thor
Best Limited Series - The Twelve
Best Writer - JMS
Go to for more information. Congratulations and good luck, Joe.

TV Movie Book



Featuring these Scripts
• Thirdspace
• The River of Souls
• The Legend of the Rangers
• The Lost Tales

These TV Movie scripts are twice the length of a single episode of Babylon 5 and are the page count equivalent of EIGHT episodic scripts making it the second biggest book ever with more than 450 pages!


* The included version of The Legend of the Rangers is an early draft that is 20 pages longer than the script that was filmed, which means you get to read scenes and exchanges of dialogue that never made it to the screen.

* Exhumed from Joe's vault, a 3-page fragment of an outline detailing the premise for a Psi Corps feature film . Focusing on The Telepath War, and appropriately titled "Wars of the Mind," JMS' notes reveal the background of the conflict -- teeps vs. teeps, the cast of characters -- including the identity of the Interstellar Alliance's Vice President, and the explosive deaths of two B5 regulars -- something hinted at, but never stated in an official series document.

* J. Michael Straczynski's personal, behind-the-scenes photos taken on the set of The Lost Tales and The Legend of the Rangers -- included in these 36 images are the last pictures taken of Andreas Katsulas as G'Kar.

For more information about this book, go to The $10 discount is only good through February 5. This book will only be available through April 30.



I have just created ISN News Blog at This is an experiment for me -- and I hope you’ll join me by entering news you have to share. I’ll put in stuff that I think is interesting for others to read about and we’ll see how it goes. Join me.

While Andreas Katsulas (G'Kar), Rick (Biggs) and Tim (Choate) are no longer with us, we will not forget their wonderful personalities and talent -- as well as their significant contributions to the BABYLON 5 universe. Be sure to visit In Memory Of for more information about memorial efforts. Until we met again, in a place where no shadows fall.


Christopher Franke - April 6
Maggie Egan - April 11
Tony Dow - April 13
Warren Takeuchi - April 19
Peter Jurasik - April 25

Have I missed anyone? If you know the birthday of someone connected with Babylon 5, pass the information along. We want to include everyone in our Happy Birthday Wishes.

Sevylon 5
For more of these fabulous cartoons, go to

New DVDs

Release Date: April 7, 2009
Official website:

Snoopy is homesick for his puppyhood at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm, so he and Charlie Brown organize a reunion of his siblings Spike, Andy, Olaf, Marbles, Belle, Molly and Rover. However, when they arrive at the puppy farm, Charlie Brown is aghast to find that urban sprawl has replaced it with a parking garage. Snoopy and his family however, calmly begin to play musical instruments they've each bought, thoroughly satisfied that they are together on the sidewalk in front.

Some clips for your enjoyment:




Release Date: March 24, 2009
Official website:

The “Clone Wars” goes back to the original Star Wars film when Obi-Wan Kenobi tells Luke Skywalker that he was once a Jedi knight the same as your father and that they fought together in the Clone Wars. Since that moment fans have been obsessed with what the clone wars were. This new TV series takes place immediately after the events of Star Wars-Episode II: Attack of the Clones. The series follows Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice Anakin Skywalker and introduces us to some new characters such as Ahsoka Tano a girl Jedi knight as well as characters we already know. This series is different from the existing Clone Wars DVD released by Fox.

Watchmen: Black Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter & Under the Hood
Release date: March 24, 2009

Theyre in the book. And on this disc. From the director of Watchmen and 300 come two tales from the celebrated graphic novel that do not appear in the extraordinary Watchmen Theatrical Feature. Tales of the Black Freighter (featuring the voice of 300s Gerard Butler) brings to strikingly animated life the novels richly layered story-within-a- story, a daring pirate saga whose turbulent events may mirror those in the Watchmens world. Stars from the Watchmen movie team in the amazing live-action/CGI Under the Hood, based on Nite Owls powerful first-hand account of how the hooded adventurers came into existence. Two fan-essential stories. One place to watch the excitement. Watching the Watchmen begins here.

ER-Tenth Season ER - 10th Season
Release date: March 3, 2009

Healing is teamwork and science. Instant decisions and best guesses. Joy one moment, tragedy the next, 24/7 readiness. It is learning, always learning. County General is a teaching hospital. And each day it presents its weary students and dedicated doctors with an unexpected instructor called experience.The ambulances are ready to unload more compulsively watchable tales of drama and triumph. Carter and Kovac return from Africa: one with a new love and both lucky to be alive. Romano, at the ER, is not so lucky. Med student Neela Rasgotra arrives from India by way of London. Med student Abby Lockhart arrives by way of the ER nurses station. Do they have what it takes? Old Man Experience awaits them.

Release date: March 17, 2009

In this spin-off from the animated series, Batman Beyond, Zeta is an experimental infiltration robot equipped with weaponry and a holographic self-projector that allows it to assume any identity. Unfortunately, his programming also evolves to the point where he acquires both feelings and a conscience. He flees the U.S. government, who believe he has been re-programmed by a foreign power.

Release date: March 17, 2009

This series is about a pup named Scooby-Doo, with his friends, Daphne, Velma, Fred and his best pal, Shaggy. They always have adventures, try to fight evil villains, and then all along it is just a person in a rubber mask. Unlike the previous Scooby-Doo series, this one is more cartoonish.

Release Date: July 21, 2009

Synopsis: The fabric of intergalactic justice is threatened - until Hal Jordan arrives for his initial mission - in the animated GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT, the fifth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies. A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the illuminated hero's first-ever full-length animated film is set for release by Warner Home Video on July 21, 2009. GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT will be available as a special edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray™ Hi-Def .
Acclaimed actor Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) fills the lead voice of Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern. Meloni is joined by fellow Emmy Award nominee Victor Garber (Milk, Titanic) as the villainous Sinestro, Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) as the voice of Boodikka, and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) as Kilowog.
Produced by animation legend Bruce Timm, Green Lantern: First Flight is helmed by heralded director Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Superman Doomsday) and scripted by four-time Emmy Award-winning writer Alan Burnett (The Batman).
GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT finds Hal Jordan recruited to join the Green Lantern Corps and placed under the supervision of respected senior Lantern Sinestro. The earthling soon discovers his mentor is actually the central figure in a secret conspiracy that threatens the philosophies, traditions and hierarchy of the entire Green Lantern Corps. Hal must quickly hone his newfound powers and combat the treasonous Lanterns within the ranks to maintain order in the universe.

Smurfs-True Blue SMURFS: VOLUME 1
Release date: March 3, 2009

The Smurfs are a group of over 100 bluish, three-apple tall creatures who live in the mushroom homes of Smurf Village. They are led by 543-year-old Papa Smurf (who doesn't look a day over 530). Their lives would be perfect were it not for the villainous Gargamel, a wizard who spends his days trying to capture them to eat, turn into gold, or for other evil reason. Gargamel's cat Azrael adds to the menace, always looking for a smurfalicious snack.. Its Season Two, Vol. 1 of Smurf Adventures, the Emmy-winning animated series [Outstanding Childrens Entertainment Series 1982-83] that delighted Saturday morning cartoon fans for nearly a decade.

Release date: March 3, 2009
Official website:

Watched any great books lately? Now you can. The most celebrated graphic novel of all time that broke the conventional mold continues to break new ground WATCHMEN illustrator Dave Gibbons oversees this digital version of the graphic novel that adds limited motion, voice and sound to the books strikingly drawn panels. All 12 chapters of the story are here nearly 5 hours spanning everything from the mysterious demise of the Comedian to the crisscrossed destinies of loosely allied superheroes to their fateful impact on the world. Be in the know. Be watching. With Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic.

Jonny Quest THE REAL ADVENTURES OF JONNY QUEST, Season 1, Volume 1
Release date: February 17, 2009

Jonny and his pal Hadji are once again headed for action-packed fun and excitement in The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest: Season 1, Volume 1, available for the first time on DVD from Warner Home Video on February 17, 2009. A remake of the classic science-fiction/adventure animated television series Jonny Quest, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest: Season 1, Volume 1 chronicles the all new adventures of our hero and his friends Hadji and Jessie in 13 episodes guaranteed to keep fans on the edge of their seats.

"Jonny Quest is truly a classic character beloved by kids of all ages," said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. "We are very happy to add The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest: Season 1, Volume 1 to our library of animated offerings for kids, their parents and fans of animation."

The sequel to one of TV's first animated science fiction action-adventure series is about to take viewers on a breathless ride. The first 13 year-one episodes charting the fantastic exploits of brave and brainy Jonathan Quest come in a deluxe multi-disc set featuring exciting new and vintage bonus materials from Hanna-Barbera. Jonny Quest drew on science and detective-style logic to solve mysteries and apprehend sophisticated villains. Viewers are transported to exotic locales as Jonny and the Indian boy Hadji, along with new characters such as Jessie, tackle each government assignment.

Release Date: March 3, 2009
Official website:

On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a daughter of untold beauty, grace and strength Princess Diana. When an Army fighter pilot, Steve Trevor, crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and headstrong Diana defies Amazonian law by accompanying Trevor back to civilization. Meanwhile, Ares (the god of War) has escaped his imprisonment at the hands of the Amazonians and has decided to exact his revenge - intending to start a world war that will not only last for centuries but will wipe out every living being on the planet, starting with the Amazons! It is up to Princess Diana to save her people and the world by using her gifts and becoming the ultimate Wonder Woman!

Release date: February 17, 2009
Official website:
Buy link:

How do you fight an extraterrestrial invasion … when you can’t tell who is friend or foe?

From Raw Feed, creators of the Rest Stop and Otis shockers, comes the sci-fi/horror tale ALIEN RAIDERS, a nerve-shredding battle for human survival against aliens that invade our world by invading our bodies. Be alert. Beware. Be afraid. The creatures’ next host could be your neighbor. Your kid brother. No – it’s you!

Produced by Dan Myrick (co-director of The Blair Witch Project, co-writer of BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2, director of Solstice, The Believers, and The Objective) and directed by Ben Rock (Shadow of the Blair Witch, Conversations), Alien Raiders is WHV’s sixth acquired title from the successful “Raw Feed” film franchise. “Alien Raiders explores the mystery, suspense, fear and tension behind mankind's fight for survival against alien invasion,” said producer Dan Myrick. “It takes the ingredients of horror and suspense from previous Raw Feed installments and adds a science fiction element to increase the anxiety factor.”

Some video clips from the WB:

DEEP BREATH 1:38 YouTube


Available on DVD: January 27, 2009
Official Site URL:

Start your engines! Its Motocross season and competing against the likes of Peppermint Patty and the Masked Marvel – aka a certain daredevil beagle named Snoopy – can intimidate anyone. But if Charlie Brown – tagged with unlucky number 13 – can keep the pace slow and steady (as well as hold onto his helmet), he might just win the race! It’s fast and furious fun right up through the finish line of this wonderful Emmy Award® winner as Outstanding Children’s Special, rolling out in a spit-shined re-mastered deluxe edition with improved picture and audio.

DVD Special Features Include:
You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown - A new-to-DVD bonus episode. Hard work and team spirit are what Charlie Brown needs for decathlon victory but this junior Olympian had better keep his eye on the track to win.

Dust Yourself Off and Pick Yourself Up, Charlie Brown - An original featurette that tells the story of how Charles Schulz' son Craig and his life-long passion for dirt biking, served as an inspiration for his dad to include it in his famous comic strip.

I am a big fan of Charlie Brown -- have been for years. There seems to be something for everyone in any Charlie Brown story. In this one, Charlie Brown hopes to win the motocross race, despite being "Unlucky Number 13". While there is always a great story, each person can take away something different -- whether it be the virtue of being a good sport, whether you win or not -- or just the spirit of participation. It is a good way to introduce little folks to good sporstsmanship as well. It is always great when the gang gets together -- Charlie, Snoopy, Pepermint Patty.
Also included on this the special, YOU'RE THE GREATEST, CHARLIE BROWN. Charlie is recruited to represent his school by competing in the decathlon for the Junior Olympics. Peppermint Patty trains Chuck in all ten events. Charlie Brown wins several events and has a chance to win the entire Junior Olympics for his school.
Both of the Peanuts specials on the disc have been remastered and cleaned up. They look and sound spectacular.


Looking for movies you can watch with your children? I have moved many of the family-oriented DVDs to a Family DVDs page. Here you will find wonderful DVDs you can enjoy with your entire family -- no matter the age. You will find background information about the DVD, but there are clips as well from Warner Bros. Enjoy!

For more information on other DVDs that have just been released and reviewed, go to New DVDs


Farscape #4 Farscape #4 FARSCAPE #4

Farscape #4 will arrive in stores on April 1 from BOOM! Studios. The issue is written by Keith DeCandido and Rockne S. O¹Bannon, with art by Tommy Patterson. Here's how BOOM! describes the issue:
"The battle for Hyneria comes to its shocking conclusion! This is a game-changer for the Farscape mythology!"
Farscape #4 will be 24 pages and will cost $3.99.

Thor #602 THOR
THOR #602
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art and cover by Marko Djurdjevic

The cataclysmic, catastrophic events of Thor #600 have rocked Asgard. What unexpected way do his true friends figure out to help him? And what could possibly be the next step in the devious Loki's sinister schemes and machinations?

Farscape: D'Argo FARSCAPE: D'ARGO'S LAMENT #1>br> Written by Keith R.A. DeCandido, art by Tommy Patterson, covers by Michael DiPascale and Will Sliney.

Ka D'argo lives on -- only in this Farscape mini-series set in continuity during Season 3 between episodes "Revenging Angel" and "Fractures!" Follow the adventures of John Crichton's best friend D'argo as he's forced to not only save the day and end planetary war, he's got to do it all with mouthy "princess" Jool along for the ride. And that means trouble!

Written by Rockne S. O'Bannon and Keith R.A. DeCandido, art by Will Sliney, covers by Joe Corroney and Dennis Calero.

Farscape creator Rockne O'Bannon is back! Television's science fiction masterpiece Farscape continues with the same hit writing team from the first sold out mini-series! Crichton and crew are all here as it's friend vs. friend and ally vs. ally as a mysterious wave of violence sweeps through the crew of Moya. And worse, an entire planet!

Flash Gordon Flash Gordon Volume 1: The Mercy Wars HC
by Brendan Deneen & Paul Green

Discover what all the buzz is about! This beautiful hardcover collects issues #1-6 of Ardden Entertainment’s critically acclaimed new Flash Gordon monthly series, and includes the almost-impossible-to-find issue #0. In this first arc of the new series, Flash, CIA Agent Dale Arden, and mad scientist Dr. Hans Zarkov rocket off to the planet Mongo and find themselves in the middle of a deadly civil war with none other than Ming the “Merciful” at the center of the conflict! Available in Regular and Remarked Signed editions.

Torchwood Torchwood: Rift War GN
by Williamson, Furman, Edginton, Grist, & D'Israeli

Torchwood is an action-packed sci-fi series spinning out of the BBC hit Doctor Who, following the adventures of a secret team of investigators who use scavenged alien technology to solve present day crimes — both alien and human. When Torchwood comes under fire in an all-out attack by extra-dimensional shock troopers, the team is torn in all directions. And with a deadly rift bleeding through into their own reality, time itself could be destroyed if the Torchwood team can't stop it! Featuring story and artwork by a whole host of top British comic creators, including Paul Grist (Jack Staff), Ian Edginton and D'Israeli (Scarlet Traces), and Simon Furman (Transformers), Torchwood: Rift War collects the comic strips from Titan Publishing's best-selling Torchwood: The Official Magazine, based on BBC America's highest-rated series ever.

Caprica Battlestar Galactica: The Manga
by Salzfass, Wellman, Hatch, Wu, Delk, & Schons

Culled from storylines that didn’t make it past the cutting room floor, the Battlestar Galactica manga takes place in Season 3 of the popular television series. In "Teacher’s Pet," teacher Laura Roslin struggles to educate and inspire her young students with a "human-centric" curriculum on New Caprica, until she begins to suspect one of her own students may be a Cylon informer. Back on board the Galactica after Adama’s daring rescue of the human population in "Shelf Life," President Tom Zarek is determined to root out and punish any human traitor suspected of collaborating with the Cylons during the occupation by death. But will he be able to follow through when a long- lost friend is on top of the target list? And in "Visitation," Starbuck is stunned when she discovers the young girl Kacey living in squalor in the shantytown, so stunned that in her attempt to help, she crosses a line that shocks even those closest to her.

BG-Final Five Battlestar Galactica: The Final Five #1
by Seamus Fahey, David Reed & Nigel Raynor

While the critically acclaimed series may be coming to an end, Dynamite Entertainment enters 2009 with a series of new and exciting Battlestar Galactica comic book events Beginning with The Final Five, a three-issue event tying directly into the events of the final episodes of the series, Dynamite will continue to provide a home for great Galactica stories in 2009 and beyond! The Final Five #1 (of 4) is overseen By Seamus Kevin (Origins) Fahey and David Reed with the complete authorization of Sci Fi and the producers and features the back story of the Cylons, man and their current struggle against one another! Joining the writers is Galactica veteran Nigel Raynor, who also provide one of the two incredible covers! And to top it all off, Red Sonja and Super Zombies artist Mel Rubi is also providing an incredible cover!

Babylon 5


I found this message on the Babylon 5 moderated newsgroup this morning and just had to post it so that others might enjoy the marvelous music videos created by John Hudgens.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++ As some of you may know, I was hired by Joe Straczynski back in the day to create Babylon 5 music videos for him to use at science fiction conventions, and later to promote the show to networks. Eight were produced over the run of the series, not including the memorial videos I did later for Rick Biggs and Andreas Katsulas.

For the longest time, the only way to see these was if Joe or I showed them at a convention, but now, after numerous requests from fans over the years, Joe has given me permission me to post these online.

Danger Zone:

I Need a Hero:


Nobody's Side:

Welcome to the Third Age:

Keep Yourself Alive:

The Phantom B5 Video:

Third Age 2K:

Richard Biggs memorial:

Andreas Katsulas memorial:

- This is the extended version that I did for Andreas' widow ater the original cut was released on the net. It's never been seen online until now.

For those of you who've never seen these, I hope you enjoy them - and for those that have (and emailed me many times over the years about releasing them), I hope they're as good as you remember. Working with Joe on these videos was one of the highlights of my career, and I'll be forever grateful to him for the doors these have opened for me. I'm proud to have them on my resume.

John Hudgens


April 17-19, 2009
FX International

Place: Orange County Convention Center
City: Orlando, Florida
For more information, go to

April 17-19, 2009

Place: Hilton Parsippany
City: Parsippany, New Jersey
B5 Guest: Tracy Scoggins, Walter Koenig
Other Guests: Peter Graves, Eric Roberts, Michael Dorn, Lou Ferrigno, Rene Auberjonois, Dean Hagland, John Wesley Shipp -- and many, many more
Go to for more information.

April 24-26, 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Guests: Catherine Bach, Mick Foley, Sandra Taylor, Cathy St. George, Orli Shoshan
For more information, go to

April 24-26, 2009
Starfury: T1

Place: Hilton Birmingham Metropole
City: London
Guests: Summer Glau, Zachary Levi, Adam Baldwin, Amy Acker, Jonathan Woodward, Felicia Day, Georges Jeanty, Dominic Keating, Clare Kramer
For more information, go to

May 8-10, 2009

City: Orlando, Florida
For more information, go to

May 16-17, 2009
WonderFest 20

Place: Louisville, Kentucky
Guests: Veronica Cartwright, Angela Cartwright, Tom Woodruff, Jr., and many more
For more information, go to for more information.

June 11-15, 2009
EYECON AT SEA (Sea Cruise)

City: Miami, Florida
For more information, go to

July 10-12, 2009

Place: Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn
City: Baltimore, Maryland
Guests: Jason Momoa, Rachel Luttrell, Robert Picardo, Ethan Phillips, Christopher Heyerdahl, Michael Welch, Kevin Soro, Jasika Nicole -- and many more

For more information, go to

July 10-12, 2009

Place: Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel
City: Richmond Hill, Canada
Description: We have over 300 hours of programming including special media guest Q&A's, scientists, authors, discussion panels, anime & video, gaming, autographs & photo sessions, masquerade contest, dances and art displays. They host a charity auction that raises money for Gilda's Club of Greater Toronto -- and they have the 3rd Annual Constellation Awards.
For more information, go to TCON.

August 6-9, 2009
Place: Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, 3000 Paradise Rd.
Guests: Just about anyone you can think of that has been associated with the show

For more information, go to

DragonCon September 4-7, 2009
City: Atlanta, Georgia
B5 Guests: Stephen Furst, Tracey Scoggins, Bruce Boxleitner, Dwight Schultz
For more information, go to

Creation Entertainment has a large number of conventions planned for the next several months. They include stars from STARGATE, ENTERPRISE, FARSCAPE, XENA, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, etc. Check out their calendar to see if one will be in your neighborhood soon. Don't miss their Videos page as well. It is full of some priceless video from a number of conventions.

Be sure to visit the referenced sites to see if there have been changes in dates/guests attending. Visit our Convention Calendar for a full listing of upcoming conventions.


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