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During a press tour on Saturday, creator Russell T. Davies talked about the upcoming TORCHWOOD: NEW WORLD, saying that there will be a significant amount of storytelling in the U.S. In fact, the show will visit many shores beyond Cardiff.
"It has this global sweep to it which is justified by the story. I hate to say 'international in scope' because it usually means a scene set in Berlin for no reason."
Davies hadn't automatically planned to continue TORCHWOOD, but then changed his mind after "Children of Earth" aired. "[It] got phenomenal figures in Britain and did beautifully over here on BBC America," he says. "There was just a buzz about it. 'Children of Earth' was a new form of 'Torchwood' and something clicked. It just inspired me. The story of the new 'Torchwood' is something that's been ticking away in the back of my head for a long while."
TORCHWOOD picks up a while after the events of "Children of Earth," but still deals with Capt. Jack Harkness' (John Barrowman) state of mind after those devastating events that left him dispirted. Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) will also be back. A new character, CIA agent Rex Matheson -- who's yet to be cast -- will serve to introduce new audiences to the world of TORCHWOOD.
"Rex has no idea what Torchwood is and has to investigate," explains Davies. "Torchwood has been destroyed. It's ike a legend now, it's almost ceased to exist a long time ago and is spoken only of in whispers. We also have a watch analyst at the CIA called Esther. The two of them become embroiled in the Torchwood legend and investigate what Torchwood is or was and they find themselves on the run and meeting Captain Jack and Gwen, having to decide whether they're friends, whether they're enemies. It's a decision that takes a long time to be decided. That's part of the 10 episodes is the two teams coming together, a lot of sparks, a lot of excitement."
Despite the global scope, TORCHWOOD won't abandon its Welsh roots. "The Welsh setting still features in a really significant way as we move forwards so when we start filming in January, we will start filming in Wales," confirms executive producer Julie Gardner. "There will be beautiful landscapes. Gwen Cooper is still that character. She's still Welsh. Her story will take place in the U.S. but also very much in the UK, so that flavor of Wales will be very apparent."
Since filming has not yet begun, Davies has few details to share, but we also learn:
•Rhys Williams (Kai Owen) will be back with their baby.
•Sorry Capt. John Hart fans, but James Marsters is not going to be in this 10-episode season, but he's still in good with Davies for possible future participation.
•The new series continuous and very arced.
•Scheduling of the new "Torchwood" will be "very close" on both sides of the pond.
•Since the show is on a premium cable network, "Torchwood" can have nudity in sex scenes, but Davies is only sold on that if the story demands it. "There's nothing worse than a great big global international thriller that stops for a sex scene. Get on with it please."
TORCHWOOD will run in Summer 2011 on Starz.

With the popularity of TWILIGHT, the entire story line for werewolfs has changed. Gone is the 1985 Michael J. Fox comedy that inspired the original "Teen Wolf". Werewolves are now a lot darker and broodier. In fact, the star of MTV's TEEN WOLF, Tyler Posey, was one of many actors considered for Taylor Lautner's role of Jacob Black.
There's still a sense of humor to the show. The promotional material handed out at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour includes the tagline "Puberty with fangs!" (And the line "A love triangle of desire, overwhelming urges, a hunger for more.")
MTV execs explained that the "lead character, Scott, struggles with his animal instincts both as a creature of the night and as a young boy entering manhood." In the short presentation we saw, Scott's first experience with his new powers is supersonic hearing, which helps him win the heart of the new girl in school, Alison.
Unfortunately, it's not all fun and games. Scott's fun is thwarted by werewolf hunters in town. "We see it as Hatfield-McCoys," executive producer Jeff Davis says of the hunters and the werewolves. "It's a centuries-long feud between two societies. The hunters have essentially gone through the centuries seeking out werewolves and destroying their kind."
Scott (whose last name is McCall, not Howard like the movie character) becomes more attractive to women as a result of the transformation. "One of the powers is to attract girls," Posey says, laughing. "Before, I was bit - I was a loser, an outcast in school. Now I catch the attention of Lydia, the mean girl, and Alison. I get great at my sport, lacrosse, and I'm just an all-star."
Director Russel Mulcahy - who, notably, won the first ever MTV Moonman and directed Duran Duran's "Hungry Like the Wolf" - says that lacrosse was chosen above the original basketball for strategic reasons. "You can credibly hide some of the transformation, and it's an incredibly violent game," he notes.
Though the tonality of "Twilight" and "The Vampire Diaries" certainly resonates, the werewolves here are going to look very different. "They have werewolves you can pet," Davis says. "We want to have a werewolf you can kiss."
The werewolf mythology will also be changed up. TEEN WOLF will have beta, alpha, and omega wolves. "Omegas are the monsters," says star Tyler Hoechlin, who plays Derek. "I play a little bit older beta on his way to becoming an alpha. I'll be closer to developing like an actual wolf."
Derek takes Scott under his wing after biting him and infecting him with the curse. "It's more of a master/apprentice relationship. As to whether [Derek] is a protagonist or antagonist, it's kind of up for debate."
The series goes into production in October in Atlanta.


The Steel City convention began Friday in Monroeville, PA. Guests include Jake Lloyd and Micky Dolenz. For more information, go to

Baccarin/Badler SECOND SEASON OF V
ABC announced that Jane Badler, star of the original 1983 "V," will join the ABC remake next season in the recurring role of alien leader Anna's (Morena Baccarin) mother. Badler's character, Diana, gets her introduction in the midseason premiere and will play a pivotal role in Season 2's development of the alien mythology. It is not yet known if Badler plans to bring back Barbarella locks back with her.

Torchwood Season 4 TORCHWOOD-SEASON 4
Season 4 of the British sci-fi series TORCHWOOD looks to be more Americanized than originally thought. Following the BBC's deal to co-produce the 2011 return with U.S. cable network Starz, creator Russell T. Davies is now working with several American TV writers to help script the 10-episode order.
The Chicago Tribune reports that three new writers come from the U.S. and each has an impressive sci-fi pedigree. Doris Egan ("House," "Tru Calling"), Jane Espenson ("Battlestar Galactica," "Buffy," "Caprica") and John Shiban ("Breaking Bad," "Supernatural," "The X-Files") will all write episodes in the coming season, in addition to Davies and "Torchwood" alum John Fay.
And these won't be stand-alone episodes like those from the series' first two seasons. Davies maintains that Season 4 will follow the formula of plot-focused "Torchwood" miniseries "Children of Earth."
As previously reported, the new, bigger-budget TORCHWOOD will also film in North America, filling out its whittled- down cast -- only John Barrowman and Eve Myles remain -- with international actors.
Season 4 starts production in January, with an official summer 2011 release date expected to be announced sometime before then.

More news from San Diego ComicCon: At the "A Leap of Faith—A Quantum Leap Retrospective" panel, Scott Bakula shared the big news with the 600 fans who attended:
The good news is that Don [Quantum Leap creator Donald P. Bellisario] is working on the film script and has a big time Hollywood producer who wants to do it ... It's about time. But what I always thought would happen, happened ... [that he's now too old for the role]. But Dean [Stockwell, who played Al] and I will have a part in it somehow. Don did say that as he was writing, he told me he was having trouble, 'getting you and Dean out of my head.' But I know he will do it.

Deadline New York reports that 20th Century Fox has acquired the film rights to writer Mark Millar ("Wanted," "Kick-Ass") and artist Steve McNiven's graphic novel NEMESIS, with Tony Scott attached to direct and Scott Free producing. Marvel describes the title as follows:
CIVIL WAR? Nothing. KICK-ASS? A warmup. What if the smartest, toughest costumed bad ass in the world was totally evil? Meet Nemesis. He's systematically been destroying the lives of every police chief in Asia, and he's now set his sights on Washington, DC. Between you and me, the police don't have a chance. Do not miss the book that EVERYONE will be talking about by the creative team that made CIVIL WAR the biggest book of the decade.

Ving Rhames, who stars in the upcoming PIRANHA, revealed on Wednesday's episode of Lopez Tonight that he'll return as Luther Stickell in Paramount's MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE IV. He played the character in the first three movies.
He'll be joining Tom Cruise and possibly Simon Pegg, who is reportedly in talks to return as Benji Dunn, in the Brad Bird-directed action thriller scheduled for a release on December 16, 2011.
J.J. Abrams is producing the fourth installment, written by Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec.
The film is said to be targeting a September start.

News from yesterday and the last couple of months can be found in the News Archive. Check it out to catch up on all that has been going on in the world of science fiction.

On The Tube

9:00pm on FX
The Ruins (2008)
Tourists fall prey to carnivorous vines ensnaring the ruins of an ancient Mayan temple. Based on the novel by Scott Smith. Jonathan Tucker, Jena Malone, Laura Ramsey, Shawn Ashmore, Joe Anderson

9:00pm on AMC
Rubicon-Episode: Keep the Ends Out (NEW)
Grief and confusion over Tom's death; Maggie's husband asks for forgiveness; David's son visits.

9:00pm on FX
Leverage-Episode: The Three-Card Monte Job (NEW)
When small businessmen are blackmailed into committing crimes, the team's investigation reveals an unlikely foe.

10:00pm on A&E
The Glades-Episode: The Girlfriend Experience (NEW)
Carlos is the victim of identity theft.


Silent Hill (2006)
A woman searches for her missing daughter in a town that has been enveloped in a living darkness, against which the remaining humans fight a losing battle for survival. Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger, Tanya Allen



Join me on the ISN News Blog at I’ll put in stuff that I think is interesting for others to read about and I hope you will join in to discuss of the issues -- related to science fiction or not!


Ranger Anne sent in this report for B5 cast member Nancy Stafford. She appeared as archeologist Dr. Mary Kirkish in the B5 Season 3 episode "Messages From Earth." She's also known for playing Ben Matlock's law partner Michelle Thomas in the series "Matlock." In recent years, she's written several Christian books and shot the upcoming faith-based holiday film "Christmas With a Capital C."
Nancy Stafford will be appearing in the indie romantic comedy film "Three Times a Lady," starring Kevin Sorbo.
The story deals with Reverend Shepherd (Sorbo), a sincere preacher who hears several "stories" about a certain member of his congregation. Being a "voice of reason," Shepherd is on a mission to "restore the truth."
Stafford's character is the town cougar who repeatedly comes to the rescue during the film.
"Three Times a Lady" was written by Darlene Lofgren and Barbara Kerr Condon (who's also the producer). Condon is better known as an actress who's appeared in such TV shows as "Mad Men" & "Big Love," and films such as the Coen Brothers' "Intolerable Cruelty." The film is currently in development.
The full story can be found at:


Marc N. Kleinhenz has begun a series of interviews of the cast of BABYLON 5, one of the landmark television shows in American history. Look back with them as they discuss their characters, their emotional evolution, and their participation in television history.

Pat Tallman at:

Me, Sandra Bruckner:

Here are a few reports from JMS' presentations at Comic-Con:

I know a lot of you are already on FaceBook. However, I don't know if you knew how many other Babylon 5 folks have taken the plunge and opened FaceBook accounts. In fact, Pat Tallman has reopened her Fan Club using FaceBook at the site. For a peek, go to Claudia Christian has been really active -- sharing pictures of her recent trips and letting us know about upcoming convention activities. J. Michael Straczynski (JMS) has a FaceBook page as well as a new "Fans of J. Michael Straczynski" page. So check it out!


I've taken the leap and started a group over on Facebook. There is a discussion page where we can talk about Babylon 5 and all things science fiction. Be sure to check it out.!/group.php?gid=132854680067759


Bill Mumy has a new CD out. Check it out at:

Also, listen to Bill Mumy's interview on ON SCREEN & BEYOND at

Bill is inviting you to check out his brand new weekly radio show, "THE REAL GOOD RADIO HOUR with your host Bill Mumy". We'll be listening to many different styles of music and learning about those who pioneered them. "The Real Good Radio Hour" will air every Wednesday and Friday at 7 PM both Pacific and Eastern time and can be heard weekly on

Bill has a new place on FaceBook as well There you will find information about some of his new projects, including a graphic novel LOST IN SPACE and a Star Trek novel with Peter David, "The Return of the Worthy."

Here is a quote from J. Michael Straczynski about emotions.
I had this theory that the more important and intimate the emotion, the fewer words are required to express it.

First it's in dating: "Will you go out with me?" Six words.
"Honey, I care for you." Five words.
"You matter to me." Four words.
"I love you." Three words.
"Marry me." Two words.
But what's left? What's the one most important and intimate word you can ever say to somebody? It's "goodbye."

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.


Martin Sheen - August 3
Daneil Dae Kim - August 4
Claudia Christian - August 10
Stephen Austin - August 11
Tim Earls - August 15
Nancy Tarczynski - August 16
Skip Beaudine - August 26

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.

Babylon 5 Podcast


Welcome to Show #206!
Tim, Summer and Bret (and the entire B5 fandom) are glad to hear that Jerry Doyle is doing better and recovering well, and can’t help but wonder how similar the situation sounded to Garibaldi’s experience with PsiCorp’s “treatment” facility.
We also discuss the lingering Hollywood accounting shenanigans, and how after all these years, Babylon 5 is still considered by Warner Bros to still be $80 million in the hole after $100 million in costs for all 5 seasons, even though they reported $1 billion in DVD sales and other earnings.
Source: 11 biggest sci-fi blockbusters that still managed to LOSE money
Inquiring fans want to see the mathematical proofs, and to get those equations vetted by top mathematics and economics professionals. And where are the bulldog representatives for the creative talent in Hollywood? A-List actors and directors aren’t the only ones who are due fair compensation for their work… writers, producers and crew work just as hard, if not harder (Summer’s a writer and producer… can you tell this is a hot button for her?)
Discussion: This episode is all about the surprises we experienced while watching Babylon 5, both the very first time, and the subtle new things discovered on subsequent viewings.
Emails: Seems the Triluminary discussion from Show #204 struck up a rather deep analysis and dialogue!
John in Jersey puts forth his theory on what exactly the Triluminary was really reacting to (was it reacting to Minari souls in humans, or human DNA in Minbari?); Jim Stiles thinks the Triluminary was scanning for junk DNA markers common to both Minbari and humans; James agrees with Bret that the soul transfer argument was religious caste hand-waving, and there’s a genetic component that it’s reacting to.
Summer posits that maybe Valen wasn’t a human fully transformed into a Minbari, but was a human-Minbari hybrid just like Delenn transformed into. Having them both be hybrids answers some of the questions recently brought up by our insatiable curiosity. Thoughts?
Ernestine from New Jersey comments on the theory that Morden would be an excellent lover, but has concerns about his ever-present hidden surveillance, and she also comments on the Days of Our Lives-B5 crossover data points.
Submitting your own Feedback: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know! Call 206-338-2259, or just email us a comment you’ve recorded yourself!
Lurker’s Guide 2.0: Summer is starting a push to get Lurker’s Guide 2.0 completed and finished, including missing collectibles, photos of magazine covers and toys, and all sorts of other B5 goodies that didn’t get included in the original guide during the years after Crusade. Let her know if you want to lend a hand.
More Parody/Filk Songs Wanted: If you know of any more B5-related fan songs out there, definitely let us know, so we can let other B5 fans know where to buy them! And if those CDs are out of print, let’s brainstorm on ways to get those songs back out there for fans!
Second Life Info: FarPoint Media’s Second Life space can be found on the Third Life Books island in the Wind River Territory. Find the island here:
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.
If you can, Please Donate to the show!
To catch up on all the previous Babylon 5 podcasts, go to

New DVDs

Release date: July 27, 2010
I-tunes download site:

Audiences will love Emmy® Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Seinfeld) as Christine Campbell in the third season of this hilarious ensemble comedy.
Life gets even more complicated for Christine in season three when she recognizes that her ex-husband, Richard (Clark Gregg - Ironman), has moved on with his life and his impossible-to-hate new girlfriend, aptly named New Christine (Emily Rutherford - Van Wilder). While successfully juggling the daily stresses of motherhood and owning a woman's gym with her best friend, Barb (Wanda Sykes - The Wanda Sykes Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm), "Old" Christine realizes it may be time to move on with her love life as well. Things get steamy for Christine as she embraces a romantic relationship with Mr. Harris (recurring guest star Blair Underwood - Dirty Sexy Money, Something New, L.A. Law), a teacher at her son Ritchie's school. Will Old Christine finally find new love?

Video clip from the WB:
Clash of the Titans CLASH OF THE TITANS
Release date: July 27, 2010
Official website:

In Clash of the Titans, the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, Perseus and his warriors will only survive if Perseus accepts his power as a god, defies fate and creates his own destiny.

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I really didn't know what to expect from this movie. The reviews were mixed and like most remakes, CLASH OF THE TITANS will always be compared to the one before -- in this case the 1981 version starring Harry Hamlin as Perseus. This version is a more realistic Bronze age world, but the story hasn`t changed all that much. The citizens of Argos have become disenchanted with the rule of the Gods. The Gods have caused too much chaos and ruin to their lives so they've decided to take their destinies into their own hands, and destroy the temples and statues of the Gods. In doing so, Perseus'(Sam Worthington) family is killed by a falling statue of Zeus. When Zeus (Liam Neeson) learns of the desecration urged on by Hades (Ralph Fiennes), he decides to destroy the city in four days or they can offer the sacrifice of the King of Argos' daughter Andromeda (Alexa Davalos). In a visit to the throne room of Argos, Hades tells Perseus he is a son of Zeus, a demi-god. Being told of his near divinity, Perseus and a group of soldiers go off on their quest to save the city.
The advances in special effects are very evident in this movie. They are great! The monsters look real and the characters realistically interact with them. The giant scorpions look deadly, Medusa is creepy, and the Kraken is HUGE. I sort of had a flashback to STAR WARS as I watched the heroes riding the scorpions with the help of a tribe of warriors made of stone. The photography is awesome. The special features are wonderful as well. You follow the crew as they build the ships and sets. This project became a labor of love for everyone. This is a good adventure movie everyone should enjoy.

Release date: July 20, 2010

Available for the first time since its debut in 1973, this highly-anticipated deluxe two-disc collector’s set features eight exciting one-hour episodes starring the most recognizable DC Comics super heroes and villains of all time.
Super Friends! Season 1 Volume 2 follows the adventures of Superman, Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman and Aquaman as they join forces to save the world from unthinkable disasters. This crime-stopping squad, along with heroes in training Wendy, Marvin and Wonder Dog, combine their special superhuman skills to defeat the evil villains at hand. The collection also features DC Comics favorites Plastic Man, The Flash and Green Arrow. Each hour is packed with timeless adventures of the universe’s greatest heroes as they pave the way for a brighter future.

ER: The Complete 13th Season ER: THE COMPLETE 13th SEASON
Release date: July 6, 2010

Shaking things up: Former paramedic, now intern Dr. Tony Gates arrives with a straightforward attitude and a complicated personal life. Except for his devotion to healing, he’s Gallant’s opposite: brash, cocksure, with a bad-boy past – and maybe he’s the right prescription for Neela’s broken heart. Really shaking things up: Contentious Weaver leaves County General for a career move you wouldn’t expect. And the profound dramas of the outside world continue to make their way to the ER, including a hostile patient whose real condition is a secret even to himself, homeless children who escape to a magic world of their own making, and a Christmas miracle. Then again, miracles happen every day at County General.

This series just keeps going and going. This season opens with trama in the ER -- both patients and doctors are affected. The drama builds as Abby has her baby and Sam is kidnapped by her ex-husband. Each episode of the series is filled not only with your usual hospital drama, but deep charcterizations that have made this series a favorite for years. Even if you haven't been following the series for years, you can enjoy the well-written episodes that involve some very good segments showing surgery and trama medicine, but you'll quickly get caught up in the personal lives of the staff at County General. This season includes guest appearances from Forrest Whitaker, who received an emmy nomination for his role as Curtis Ames, a former patient of Dr. Kovac who sues him for malpractice.

Release date: July 6, 2010 exclusively online at and

DARK BLUE (from iconic producer Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Golden Globe® winner Dylan McDermott) is the story of Lt. Carter Shaw (McDermott) and his special undercover task force that tread the line between right and wrong to bring down a criminal underworld.
Experience each heart-stopping moment again or for the first time with the release of SEASON 1 on DVD before the start of the all-new DARK BLUE Season 2, August 4 only on TNT.

If you are looking for a good, tight, gritty police drama, look no further than DARK BLUE. From the pilot onward, you get a little information on each of the main characters -- just enough to keep you watching! Dylan McDermott is an awesome actor and he fits the persona outlined for Lt. Carter Shaw. In the pilot, one of the main characters says, he will do anthing to protect you and anything to get the bad guy. It's just hard figuring out which one comes first."
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, you get that feel of realism and you are on the edge of your seat with each episode. There is a good bit of violence, so it may be a bit much for some. But the violence fits the feel of this cable TV show -- dark and hard. I can't wait to see what season two brings.

Release date: June 29, 2010
Official website:

At work, L.A. Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson is a woman in charge. Got a suspect to grill, a case to crack, a murderer about to walk? Call Brenda in and watch the fireworks. But at home...well, that's another story. Kyra Sedgwick headlines a sizzling 4-disc, 15-episode Season 5 of the series that combines heart, humor and homicide into a show that's equally compelling as a police procedural and a personal drama. As a cop, Brenda takes on everything from a corpse that comes COD to a serial killer to Sharon Raydor, an internal affairs officer as tough as she is. As a civilian, Brenda loses one family member (bye, Kitty) and gains another: her surly niece Charlie. Brenda can outsmart, outmaneuver and out a killer. But can she handle a teenager?

Here's a video clip from this outstanding series:

How the Earth Changed History HOW THE EARTH CHANGED HISTORY
Release: June 29, 2010

Product Description:
The traditional interpretation of history has focused largely on human factors. Yet the natural environment has also shaped history since the dawn of time. This series reveals for the first time on television how geology, geography and climate have had a far more powerful influence on mankind than has previously been acknowledged. With passionate storytelling and extraordinary HD camerawork, this series combines bold ideas with a new science, geo-determinism, to form an original version of human history. Discover why societies have succeeded or failed, and how the environment has influenced every aspect of our history from art to industry, religion to war, world domination or collapse. This series overturns preconceptions about our nations and our cultures to offer a new perspective on who we are today.

Iain Stewart takes you on a journey to some of the most remote parts on the Earth. The journey is divided into water, deep earth, wind and fire. Each segment will show how these elements have affected history on Earth. Water, or the lack of it in places like the Sahara Desert, has shifted the balance of power. He traces how ancient people tried to manage water and how water affected the economy as well as culture of civilization.
BBC has done an awesome job on this DVD. The photography is amaing. You follow Stewart as he ventures underwater to see where caves lead; down caverns and caves to see how ancient civilizations built tunnels to manage water. Ever wonder about the faults of the Earth? You will learn all about them and see how they have been dealt with from ancient times. A very educational -- and entertaining -- DVD.

Release date: June 15, 2010
Official website:

This season, love is in the clear mountain air of Everwood. Back from a troubled summer at Juilliard, Ephram commits himself to his music and to Amy. Andy is drawn to a patient’s wife – and into an ethical dilemma. Dr. Jake Hartman moves to town and starts eating a lot of pancakes, as long as Nina’s serving ’em up. And mousey Hannah Rogers flips over Bright. But don’t expect love to conquer all, especially when the secret Andy kept from Ephram last season comes spilling out. Suddenly, trust is destroyed, lives are turned upside down and the bonds of love – romantic and father-son – are stretched to the breaking point. Andy wanted Everwood to be his family’s home. Now it may be just another place they used to live.

I loved this series from the very first episode. When we got to Season Three, there were moments of "soap opera" stories, but because the characters were so well developed, you wanted to see how things would work out. When new characters were introduced, like Jake Hartman, you want Nina to be happy, but you know she loves Andy and hope he realizes his feelings for her before it is too late!


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!

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


Wonder Woman #601 WONDER WOMAN #601
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Art and cover by DON KRAMER & MICHAEL BABINSKI Best-selling comics writer J. Michael Straczynski (THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, Thor) smashes all your expectations of Wonder Woman by lauching an all-new era for the Amazon Princess! Spinning out of the mind-bending events of WONDER WOMAN #600, Diana must face the biggest mystery of all - who destroyed Paradise Island? On sale JULY 28 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Place: Monroeville Convention Center (near Pittsburgh, PA)
August 6, 7 and 8, 2010
Guests: Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker), Micky Dolenz (Monkees), David Faustino (Married With Children), more guests to follow
For more information, go to Be sure to check out their $25 gift card promotion.

Dates: August 19-22, 2010
Place: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (Rosemont)
Guests: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Adam West, James Marsters - and more
For more information, go to

Place: Melbourne, Australia
Date: September 2-6, 2010
Guests: Kim Stanely Robinson, Shaun Tan and Robin Johnson
For more information, go to

Date: September 3-6, 2010
City: Atlanta, GA
Babylon 5 Guests: Claudia Christian, Jason Carter
Other Guests: There are tons of guests shows like Farscape, Battlestar Galactica and movies as well.
For more information, go to

Date: October 1-3, 2010
City: New York City - Penn Plaza Pavilion
Guests: Lee Majors, Jake Lloyd
For more information, go to"

Creation Entertainment has a large number of conventions planned for the next several months. They include stars from TWILIGHT, SUPERNATURAL, STARGATE, FARSCAPE, XENA, SERENITY, STAR TREK, 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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