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What's New Today
Friday, October 3:TOP SF DVD SALES:
1. The Matrix Reloaded
2. Finding Nemo
3. Adventures of Indiana Jones
4. The Lion King platinum edition
5. The Two Towers extended edition
6. Pirates of the Caribbean
7. The Two Towers regular edition
8. Buffy season five
9. Sleeping Beauty
10. Smallville season one
Source: Amazon.com, top-selling genre DVDs, 9/29/03
TEEN WOLF: According to the Hollywood Reporter, UPN is developing a drama series loosely based on the 1985 Michael J. Fox feature TEEN WOLF. UPN will try to capture the BUFFY audience by putting out a series about a college student who discovers that he's a werewolf. Warner Brothers acquired the rights to use the Teen Wolf title from MGM and with UPN are reportedly will emphasize the fantasy elements and black humor in the new project. UPN has given a script commitment to the project, which will be helmed by veteran TV director Terry Hughes (Friends, 3rd Rock From the Sun) and scribe Ron Milbauer (Idle Hands).
THE DA VINCI CODE: THE DA VINCI CODE has been on the best seller list for quite a while and soon you'll be seeing it on the big screen. The religious-themed thriller is in development at Columbia Pictures and Oscar winners Director Ron Howard, producer Brian Grazer and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, who all won Oscars for A BEAUTIFUL MIND, will make the film. Presently Goldsman is adapting Dan Brown's novel of the same title. Columbia picked up the novel rights in which the main character, Professor Robert Langdon, is investigating the murder of the curator at the Louvre art museum. What he finds is a conspiracy to cover up secret messages embedded in the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, secrets that involve the origins of Christianity.
CATWOMAN: This is the hot film in production now in Vancouver. The upcoming Time magazine will have pictures of Halle Berry in
her new CATWOMAN costume. The Hollywood Reporter reports that two more additions have been made to the cast. Actress Alex Borstein (Mad TV, The Lizzie McGuire Movie) will portray Halle Berry's best friend in the Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow production. Michael Massee (24, Lost Highway) has been cast as a villain. Considering Sharon Stone and Lambert Wilson are the primary antagonists in Catwoman, I assume that means Massee will be a henchman. The film is scheduled to open in summer 2004.
SPIDER-MAN 2: The http://spiderman.sonypictures.com/ website for the
upcoming SPIDER-MAN sequel has been updated. You can watch a new Webisode in the 'Daily Bugle' section in which Sam Raimi and James Acheson discuss the changes to Spidey's costume. You can check out a new IPIX of the Daily Bugle in the second film (in the 'Daily Bugle') section. The 'Characters' section has opened within the 'The Movies' section, in which you can find out new details about the movie by dragging the characters' pictures. The 'Fan Central' menu has opened a new 'Ultimate Quiz' and there's also a new wallpaper of Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker in the 'Downloads' section.
LORD OF THE RINGS:
According to ComingSoon.com a special screening of extended editions of the first two films
in Peter Jackson's LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy will be presented at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and New Line Cinema in January. Also included will be the upcoming final chapter, "The Return of the King," introduced by the director and cast. Running Jan. 10-11, the event marks the first time all three films will be shown together with the director in attendance. Jackson, who co-wrote, directed and produced the trilogy, will introduce the Saturday screenings with members of the cast and participate in a Q&A following the night's final screening of "The Return."
On Sunday Film Society program director Richard Pena will host an extended conversation with Jackson, revisiting highlights of his career and exploring the "Rings" trilogy in depth.
INSIDE SCI-FI THIS WEEK: Thursday, October 2: TOP 10 SF SYNDICATED SHOWS:
The X-Files 2.0
Mutant X 1.9
She Spies 1.9
Stargate SG-1 1.9
Adventure, Inc. 1.8
3rd Rock 1.4
The Outer Limits 1.1
Source: Nielsen Galaxy Report, 9/1/03 - 9/7/03.
THE AKHNATEN ADVENTURE: According to Variety, Steven Spielberg may produce or direct a film adaptation of THE AKHNATEN ADVENTURE, based on Philip Kerr's supernatural children's book of the same name. The Akhnaten Adventure, the first book in the Children of the Lamp series, is Kerr's first attempt at writing for kids and has not yet gone out to U.S. or U.K. publishers. Akhnaten centers on a pair of rich Manhattan twins whose new wisdom teeth hold secret powers understood only by their eccentric Uncle Nimrod, who explains that the adolescents are actually genies. DreamWorks, of which Spielberg is a partner, is negotiating a deal to acquire the film rights to the book.
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN: Director Ridley Scott's next project may be THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN for 20th Century Fox. This Crusades-era epic chronicles the tale of a young peasant who falls for a queen during the turbulent crusades of the 12th and 13th centuries. Lord of the Rings star Orlando Bloom is being eyed for the lead.
BUFFY: Buffy's Alyson Hannigan is signing on for a two-episode stint on Fox's That '70s SHOW, playing a new recruit in the police academy where Kelso (Ashton Kutcher) is also enrolled.
TARZAN: TARZAN premieres this Sunday and star Travis Fimmel had a full agenda of promotion dates in the US. However, that may not happen. Seems the Aussie actor's work visa expired weeks ago.
Wednesday, October 1, 2003: TOP 10 BEST SELLING SF BOOK: 1. The Da Vinci Code; 2. The Slippery Slope (Lemony Snicket); 3. Quicksilver: Volume One of The Baroque Cycle; 4. Angels & Demons; 5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; 6. The Time Traveler's Wife; 7. Loamhedge (Redwall);
8. Sandman: Endless Nights; 9. Wolves of the Calla, and 10. The Machine Crusade (Dune). Source: Amazon.com, 9/29/03.
WARNER BROS. CLASSICS: This week, Warner Bros. releases some of the greatest movies in their library on special edition DVDs, also available boxed as the WARNER LEGENDS COLLECTION. Among the collection are:
THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD - One of the best adventure films ever made gets deluxe DVD treatment, with commentrak, documentary featurettes, excerpts from silent Robin Hood features, Basil Rathbone’s home movies, shorts, and a 1949 Bugs Bunny cartoon spoof. TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE - Isolated American prospectors in Mexico start to unravel with greed and dementia. This deluxe DVD includes commentary by critic Leonard Maltin, documentary features, 1949 radio adaptation, newsreel footage, and a 1950 Bugs Bunny cartoon spoof.
YANKEE DOODLE DANDY - James Cagney is amazing in Michael Curtiz’ biopic of entertainer George M. Cohan. Includes commentary by critic Leonard Maltin, 2 documentaries, a 1943 Cagney short, 1942 radio adaptation, 2 Loony Tunes cartoons, outtakes, and more.
To see if one of your old favorites is among those being released, go to Cinescape.com for the entire list.
WB PREMIERES TONIGHT: A couple of anticipated premieres tonight -- SMALLVILLE and ANGEL.
BLADE: TRINITY: Jessica Biel's new role in the upcoming BLADE: TRINITY is very far away from her role on 7th HEAVEN. Jessica Biel told SCI FI Wire that she's been training intensely for her role as the vampire-fighting daughter of Kris Kristofferson's character, Whistler. "I'm like a master archer," Biel said. "I've been working really hard. My character shoots arrows, and she does all these martial arts. She knows boxing. She just kicks people's butts all over the place."
Tuesday, September 30: BABYLON 5: As I wandered through the B5 moderated newsgroup last night, I found an update from JMS that everyone will
want to read. There is a section about Babylon 5 -- and as usual, JMS doesn't want to say anything before it is time. Check it out though.
I guess I'll be spending more time over there for the next couple of weeks.
TARZAN: Next week the much anticipated TARZAN series begins on The WB. SCIFI Wire talked to Travis Fimmel who has won
the title role. This Australian Calvin Klein underwear model has some big shoes to fill and it will be interesting to see an updated view of the story -- with the setting in the present-day urban jungle of New York City. Fimmel plays John Clayton Jr., who has been captured in the wilds and taken against his will to New York by his powerful billionaire uncle Richard Clayton (former X-Files star Mitch Pileggi) for reasons as yet unclear. Richard's rival for John's affections is his nefarious newspaper publisher sister, Kathleen (former Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless). Go to http://www.scifi.com/sfw/advance/29_interview.html to read the entire interview.
JOAN OF ARCADIA: According to the Hollywood Reporter, CBS' new supernatural drama JOAN OF ARCADIA premiered Sept. 26 to the network's best timeslot ratings in three years and won its first face-off against NBC's Miss Match.
MARVEL FILMS? Variety reports that Marvel Enterprises is exploring a move into film production, developing more projects based on its library of about 4,700 comic-book characters and retain equity in the resulting movies. Marvel will roll out an agenda that includes producing its own mid-budget films and direct-to-video productions revolving around some of its lesser-known characters, financed primarily by third parties. Next summer SPIDER-MAN 2 arrives and Fox is due to open FANTASTIC FOUR in December 2004.
LORD OF THE RINGS: A stunning new trailer for the upcoming movie is now on-line at http://www.lordoftherings.net/. The visuals are awesome and the music sets the tone for this final chapter.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: A settlement has been reached between Marvel Enterprises, Inc. and one-time Marvel Comics creator Joe Simon.
Marvel can now focus its attention on aggressively building the CAPTAIN AMERICA property across a variety of mediums. This will include feature film and television deals, licensing/merchandising, promotional programs and exciting new publishing initiatives. "Captain America ranks as one of the most recognizable Super Heroes in the world, who can stand quite firmly alongside Marvel's biggest name - Spider-Man," stated Allen Lipson, Marvel Enterprises CEO. "Now, with the legal issue behind us, we can fully explore the deep value that this property brings to the Marvel Universe."
Monday, September 29: EVERWOOD: Ranger Michelle reports that CLAUDIA CHRISTIAN will appear on tonight's episode of EVERWOOD.
RATINGS: Top 10 SCIFI Channel Shows: Bugs 1.5; Stargate SG-1 1.4; DNA 1.2; Arachnid 1.2; Body Bags 1.2;
Mosquito 1.1; Vampires 1.1; Marabunta 1.0; Tremors: The Series 1.0, and Halloween III 0.9. Source: Nielsen Galaxy
Report, 9/1/03 - 9/7/03.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Universal's "The Rundown" finished in the top spot at the boxoffice this weekend in North America, knocking out an estimated $18.5 million in receipts. Buena Vista's "Under the Tuscan Sun" debuted in 1,226 theaters this weekend and tied for second with Screen Gems' "Underworld," as both films took in an estimated $9.4 million. "Tuscan Sun," starring Diane Lane and helmed by Audrey Wells, is based on Frances Mayes' best-selling novel and finished with a respectable performance.
ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: Actor Lance Henriksen, who played Bishop in the Alien films, has become the first actor cast in ALIEN VS. PREDATOR, Fox's upcoming matchup between two cult characters. Henriksen will portray a billionaire industrialist who finances an expedition to the Antarctic to uncover an ancient pyramid and insists on joining the scientists on the journey. When they arrive, they discover two alien races engaged in the ultimate battle Paul W.S. Anderson is directing the film, Shane Salerno
and Anderson wrote the script. The movie begins shooting late October in Prague.
STARGATE SG-1: SCIFI begins airing episodes at 6pm tonight -- along with the four episodes normally seen on Monday
Sunday, September 28: ALIAS: The long wait is about to end. The season premiere is tonight and we'll find out what happened
to Sydney and the others. If you want to catch up on the series, you'll find a series overview at
Straczynski Unplugged, to be released in April 2004, is a collection of published and all-new short stories,
including a number of dark tales adapted from his episodes written for the TV series The New
Twilight Zone. You can pre-order this title now at www.amazon.com.
SPY HUNTER: With the success of his movies, like THE RUNDOWN showing now, Dwayne "The Rock"
Johnson is making the transition from wrestler to action star. Johnson is set to play the lead in the
big screen version of the videogame that first debuted as an arcade favorite in 1983 and was recently
revamped for PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance. In the game version, Spy Hunter is a
road rage adventure featuring Alec Sects (the driver of a weapons laden super-car) who is out to stop
a group of evil businessmen known as the Nostra.
Saturday, September 27: RATINGS: Top SF Network Shows: Futurama Special 2.7; Futurama 2.3; Smallville 1.8; Charmed 1.7; Charmed rerun 1.6;
Enterprise 1.5; Enterprise rerun 1.4; Smallville 1.3, and Buffy 1.2. Source: Nielsen Galaxy Report, 8/18/03 - 8/24/03.
BABYLON 5: SEASON THREE DVD REVIEW: Over at www.cinescape.com you will find a review of the B5 Season Three DVD. Tony Whitt does a good job of pulling all the elements together -- and looking at the entire epic of Babylon 5.
THE BROTHERS GRIMM: Currently filming in Prague, Terry Gilliam's fantasy film THE BROTHERS GRIMM stars Matt Damon, Heath
Ledger and Jonathan Pryce. According to Variety, Monica Bellucci (The Matrix Reloaded) has signed to portray the forest's ruler, a woman
who has found eternal life, but not eternal beauty. She turns to the forest in order to procure the young virgins whose blood she needs to stay lovely. A Dimension Films-MGM co-production, Brothers Grimm transforms the famed fairy-tale authors into traveling con artists who perform bogus exorcisms and pretend to protect people from enchanted creatures, until they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest. Written by Gilliam, Tony Grisoni and Ehren Kruger, the production is expected to continue through mid-November.
DOCTOR WHO: The BBC has given a greenlight to begin work on a new DOCTOR WHO TV series. Writer Russell T. Davies has begun working on several new scripts for the new show, which should air on the network in, at the bare minimum, two years from now. No other details about the new show, storylines or who will play the new Doctor have been announced except that the series will be a family show. Davies commented, "The new series will be fun, exciting, comtemporary and scary. Although I'm only in the early stages of development, I'm aiming to write a full-blooded drama which embraces the DOCTOR WHO heritage, at the same time as introducing the character to a modern audience."
CSI: Thursday's season premiere of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ranked as the most-watched program of the night with an average of 26.6 million viewers and 9.7 rating/24 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research.
STEPHEN KING MARATHON: Sci-Fi Channel is running a marathon today from 11:00am - 11:00pm ET. Twelve hours of scary mayhem from Stephen King starts off with "Sometimes They Come Back" at 11am, followed by "Sometimes They Come Back ... Again" at 1pm, followed by "Sleepwalkers" at 3pm, followed by "Firestarter: Rekindled" (both parts) at 5pm, followed by the Sci-Fi premiere broadcast of "The Night Flier," the tale of a serial killer who might just be a real, live vampire, at least as far as a tabloid reporter is concerned.
MUTANT X: Next week, season three beings for MUTANT X. There are many changes ahead -- and if you don't mind spoilers, you can read all about the season premiere at http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/0309/19/index.htm.
BEYOND BORDERS: There is a wonderful new website available for the new Paramount Pictures BEYOND BORDERS, starring Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen at www.beyondbordersmovie.com. Not only are there some wonderful photos, there is a taste of composer James Horner's music from the film. Here's a description of the film: "Set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots, this thrilling romantic adventure stars Jolie as Sarah Jordan, a sheltered American socialite living in London. When she meets Nick Callahan (Owen), a renegade doctor, his commitment to humanitarian efforts in war-torn nations moves her deeply. Driven by her passion for Nick and his life's work, Sarah risks everything to embark on a perilous journey that leads to the volatile far corners of the earth." The film opens October 24.
SMALLVILLE: If you haven't seen the trailer for the season two premiere of SMALLVILLE yet on the WB, go to http://thewb.com/Shows/Episode/0,8201,||1530,00.html. The season premiere is this Wednesday at 8:00pm.
WHAT'S ON TONIGHT
8:00pm on CBS
Joan of Arcadia
The Fire and the Wood
Joan enrolls in advanced-placement chemistry, after God asks her to stop being an underachiever.
On SCIFI Tonight:
Divide and Conquer
SG-1 falls victim to Goa'uld mind control.
Part 1 of 2: Fallen
SG-1 must defeat Anubis' bid for domination of the galaxy.
Tremors: The Series
A Little Paranoia Among Friends
While investigating a Graboid sighting in Toluca, Burt tries to reason with paranoid townspeople.
SG-1 discovers an oasis of life in a force-field dome on a desolate planet.
UPDATE FROM JMS
I just ran across this update from JMS over at the B5 moderated newsgroup. I think there is something for
everyone here -- including the tidbit about something Babylon 5 on the horizon. I certainly have my fingers
crossed that this one does come through.
I know I've gone to ground a bit lately, so I thought I'd pop out with some
bits and pieces for folks. (One of the reasons I've gone quiet is that I've
undergone a bunch of little surgeries, including some dental work from hell,
but the majority of that is done now so I'm well on the mend. I won't go into
the surgeries, but suffice to say from now on I shall be known as Dorothy.
(Now let's see who actually falls for that one.)
Meanwhile, I'm in the midst of pitching new shows and picking up projects.
There's some interesting possibilities in the works, about which more when they
go from possibilities to realities.
In terms of what's coming up...ibooks/Simon and Schuster has put up the
solicitation for the first of my novels they're going to be reprinting,
starting with Demon Night. You can check out the book at
And for those who've been wagering on this...I've decided to keep Buddy. The
problem isn't so much that I've bonded to him, though I have, as he's utterly
imprinted on me as the guy who saved his life and he just goes nuts when I'm
gone. (It's a great scam, and he plays his part well.) So Buddy the Miracle
Cat (or Buddy TMC as he's known to his rap friends) is here to stay.
The second season of Jeremiah will debut on Showtime on October 10th at 10:00
p.m. (a much better time slot than 10:45) with "Letters from the Other Side,
Part One," and I commend you to this season whole-heartedly. I think it's
stronger than the previous season. There's more of a clean through-line to the
story, less in the way of stand-alones, there are a lot of changes awaiting our
characters, and the show looks great. Of the 15 episodes this season I wrote
13, so there's a real sense of continuity there. And this year we're joined by
Sean Astin, currently appearing in the Lord of the Rings movies.
(As stated, I've opted not to return if there's a third season, but a) that has
nothing to do with the quality of this season, which is terrific, and b) what
some people, from the postings I've seen, don't seem to quite get is that this
is more the norm than not. Lots of people come on, create a show, get it up
and running, and either leave after the first season or the second, sometimes
even just launching the show and moving away in the first season. That's the
nature of TV. You generally do a couple of years here and a couple of years
there. There are exceptions to this of course, situations where creators opt
to stick around for the duration, but in most cases people move on. So this
ain't a big deal.)
To the many questions that have arisen here of late...yes, as I mentioned
before, there is the possibility of something Babylon 5 related on the horizon,
but again I don't want anyone getting excited until we know if either one of
these two projects is going to actually come to fruition. We should know where
this lands in the next few weeks. The only thing I will say is that they're
not print projects, so if you were to assume it's for TV or film you wouldn't
be too far off...but that neither of them are series. And that's all I'm going
to say about them for now.
On the comics front....
The next Supreme Power, issue 3, comes out in a few weeks, either the 1st or
the 8th of October. There's a preview at:
And no, I didn't know about this until I saw it on the net.
The latest Spidey, part two of the three-part arc leading to issue 500, hit the
stores on Wednesday last, and the coming finale is 38 pages of story with a
guest series of pencils by John Romita Sr. as well as the inimitable JR JR.
(Having gotten a bit ahead on Spidey and well ahead on SP -- #2 just came out
and I'm about to turn in the script for #7 -- I'm in talks with Marvel to do a
new title for them, so we'll see how that turns out.)
I *think* that's it for now...as always, I'll probably remember something else
ten seconds after sending this, but I'm pretty sure that's all the news that's
fit to print.
SEASON FOUR OF BABYLON 5
Warner Brothers have announced that January 6th, 2004 (Region 1) is the release date for Babylon 5: The Complete Fourth Season ("No Surrender, No Retreat"). There is no information at this time about when region 2 will be released.
The future begins -- or ends -- here and now. Here is the huge space station Babylon 5. Now is the fateful year 2261. Commander John Sheridan has already declared the station free, breaking the ties between it and Earth Alliance. It was perhaps only a matter of time before he would have to fight to remain free. That time has come in this complete 22-episode fourth-season adventure presented on 6 discs and featuring an exciting array of Exclusive Extras.
This six DVD set will include (preliminary listing):
Introduction to Babylon 5 - Season 4 by series creator J. Michael Straczynski
Two commentaries by series creator J. Michael Straczynski and another from director Mike Vejar
Commentary by cast members Bruce Boxleitner, Jerry Doyle, Peter Jurasik and Patricia Tallman
"Celestial Sounds" featurette about series composer Christopher Franke and the making of the series music
"No Surrender, No Retreat" DVD Suite, original music composed exclusively for the DVD
"The Universe of Babylon 5"
Personnel Files and Data Files
16x9 Anamorphic Widescreen
Dolby Surround 5.1 (English only)
Subtitles in English, French, and Spanish
Closed Captioned for the hearing impaired
Pre-orders should be available soon.
BABYLON 5 SEASON THREE DVD - OUT NOW!
Season Three of Babylon 5 was released in the U.S. on August 12. It will be available in the UK beginning October 27. A review can be found over at http://www.imdb.com/Recommends/Rec2.html and the DVD series is on their recommended list. It was a featured item on
BABYLON 5: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
DVD Order Date: 7/15/03 Street Date: 8/12/03
Catalog #: 24243
WB Synopsis: The long-running Emmy Award-winning television series Babylon 5 takes place in the year 2257 A.D. on an immense spaces station floating in a stationary orbit in a neutral corner of a distant galaxy. Staffed by a crew of peaceful Earthmen and women, Babylon 5 serves as a non-political economic and social hub for the four alien races - the Narn, Centauri, Vorlon and Minbari - who fight to control the galaxy. Starring Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, and Bill Mumy.
Special Features and Specifications:
o Six-disc DVD collector's set
o Introduction from series creator J. Michael Straczynski,
o Commentary on three key episodes by series creator and stars,
o"Behind the Mask: Creating the Aliens of Babylon 5" Documentary
o"Designing a Better Narn" Documentary
o"Designing Tomorrow: The Look of Babylon 5" Documentary
o Data and Personnel Files
o 16X19 Anamorphic Widescreen
o Dolby Digital 5.1
o English, French Spanish subtitles
o Running Time: 968 minutes
For a look at Season Three, go to Season Three. Here you will find individual synopses of
each episode and a graphic provided by Warner Bros.
As with the other DVDs, there is a gag reel portion on the Season Three DVD as well. Ranger Mike
sent along instructions on how to get there.
Babylon 5 Season 3 DVD Blooper Reel
The Season 3 "Gag Reel" is for real! It is actually an
Easter Egg (a hidden component in the DVD) and is about
three minutes long. There is a brief musical introduction
and the segment mostly contains dialog goofs and other
blunders the cast had.
To get to the Gag Reel, put in disc #6 and from the main
* Select "The Universe Of Babylon 5"
* Select "Data Files"
* Cursor down Between the middle menu option "The Battle For Babylon 5"
and the bottom menu option "The Universe Of Babylon 5".
You should get a highlighted "5" logo to appear
* Press select to view the Gag Reel.
PROBLEMS WITH BABYLON 5 DVDS
Ranger Bruce from Uncomyn Gifts sent along the following note regarding the Season Two DVD. It made me
wonder if anyone else has encountered any problems or seen any changes that they would like to raise
with other Babylon 5 fans. I have received a couple of notes, but so far there hadn't been anything
major to mention. See if you have the same problem Bruce has.
Have you had any of your readers mention a production error in the B5 S2
DVD set? I have not had a chance to verify it, but one of my customers says
that Knives is on the disks twice - at the end of Disk 4 and the beginning
of Disk 5. And the booklet is incorrect from disk 4 on. It shows that there
is only 1 episode on disk 6, but there are actually 2. Someone needs to
check to see if any episodes are missing from the DVDs... Is there anyone
that should be notified over at Warner, or perhaps JMS?
If you have the problem Bruce mentions above -- or you have any others, drop me a note and I'll
compile them to share with all of our readers.
SEASON TWO TWO-PART OPENER- OCTOBER 10 at 10PM
Showtime has released additional images from the upcoming "Strange Attraction" episode of Jeremiah and you can see them
"Strange Attraction" is scheduled to air on Friday, Oct. 24. The second season of Jeremiah begins on Friday, Oct. 10.
Over at http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/0309/26/index.htm you can see the photos released by Showtime of the second season of JEREMIAH. There are two cast photos and seven episodic photos. The cast photos show Luke Perry as Jeremiah, Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Kurdy and new cast member Sean Astin as Mister Smith. The episodic photos are from the second episode, "Letters From the Other Side, Pt. 2," which is scheduled to premiere on Friday, Oct. 2.
Here is a description of what awaits in the second season:
"While Valhalla Sector prepares to exchange Markus (Peter Stebbings) and Erin (Indrid Kavelaars), Lee Chen (Byron Lawson) and Kurdy convince a group of dubious Thunder Mountain volunteers to undertake a mission to attack Valhalla Sector. Although they still do not trust Lee, the group has faith in Kurdy and agrees to the mission.
"The leaders take Devon (Robert Wisden) prisoner and place him in the cell next to Jeremiah. Father and son know the leaders are exchanging Markus and Erin but they cannot imagine what Thunder Mountain is offering in exchange -- except that it must provide a key to the Big Death.
"When the exchange takes place, Markus sees Meaghan (Suzy Joachim) but is unable to stop her from carrying out her part in the drama. Meanwhile, the Thunder Mountain forces launch their attack on Valhalla Sector. Mister Smith makes his way to the battle just in time to save Kurdy from a sleeper agent within the attack team as the Valhalla Sector leaders return to the base and lock it down with Jeremiah, Devon, Libby (Joanne Kelly) and Meaghan inside. As the Big Death spreads through Valhalla Sector, Libby's quick thinking provides a way for Jeremiah and Devon to try attempt survival amidst the turmoil."
The episode was written by J. Michael Straczynski and directed by Martin Wood.
Ranger Monica has been capturing promo clips from Showtime for JEREMIAH and has them listed at http://abyss.hubbe.net/jeremiah/gallery/clips_s2.html.
JEREMIAH AND JMS FOR SEASON THREE
Here is a note from the B5 moderated newsgroup related to JMS continuing with JEREMIAH into season three:
"There was a lot in that article on the Pulse that was really badly reported,
things were misphrased, two different sentences were put into one, sections are
wholly incomprehensible...it's just a train wreck of a piece.
However, even though the article totally misstated the sentence so it didn't
make any sense, the last phrase is correct, in that I have zero desire to
return to a third season of Jeremiah. Showtime was great, no mistake, but MGM
has overall been the most heinous, difficult and intrusive studio I've ever
worked for. I've worked for, and had great relations with, Viacom, Universal,
Warner Bros., and a bunch more. But I will never, ever, work for the present
administration at MGM.
I didn't know why so many other writers had a problem there and never wanted to
go back. Now I do."
In another posting, he mentioned:
I read on the net -- was never informed by MGM -- that Jeremiah will be coming to DVD in January or February of next year, and season 2 begins September 19th on Showtime.
** Follow this link to The Pulse article referred to above.
There are a couple of places where you can find information on JEREMIAH. Monica has a very up-to-date site at http://abyss.hubbe.net/jeremiah/. She has a newsletter that you can sign
up for as well so that information comes into your mailbox on a regular basis. The "official" website is located at http://sho.com/jeremiah/. It isn't terribly timely, but it does have background
about the show if you need it.
Here's an oldie but goodie! What is your most memorable moment from Babylon 5. I know this is hard, so
let's break it up into seasons -- starting with Season One.
Send in your most memorable moments to email@example.com and I'll post them on the
Discussion Page for everyone to share.
KEEPING UP WITH CAST AND CREW
TIM CHOATE: Tim has been spotted in what may be a recurring role on the new CBS series COLD CASES. He portrays one of the
homicide detectives in the squad room.
STEPHEN AUSTIN: I got a wonderful note from the Pa'Ka'Ma Ambassador, saying that he will be appearing at UNITED FAN CON, November 7-9 at the Sheraton Hotel, Springfield, Mass. (For more information on the convention, go to http://www.unitedfancon.com/. In addition, he's been quite busy with a number of projects. He has has completed work on two CDs and is putting the finishing touches on a DVD/Video -- a compelation of several of his stand-up comedy performances. Another CD is a work done by an ensemble group of comedians including Stephen, Vic Dunlop and The Unknown Comic titiled "Lunatics and Losers" a lampoon about our war on terrorism.
JASON CARTER: Jason will appear this season of SHE SPIES as an assassin named Morgan Porter. The episode was to begin shooting 09/10/03. Jason's new audio book, ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT (written by Sarah Hoyt) began shipping on October 1.
ROBIN ATKIN DOWNES: Robin (Byron from Babylon 5) has been quite busy since the end of the series. His latest project, the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA video game where he provides the voice for Ensign William "Husker" Adama . To read more, go to www.galactica2003.net/videogame/downes081603.htm.
PETER WOODWARD: Ranger Spiffy reports: The History Channel UK website has a simple on-line game of Peter Woodward's Conquest. The setup is hilarious! Peter's character challenges the player to a duel involving crossbows, longbows, and battle axes. The design is not morbid--it is cartoonish and the quips from Peter's character are very comical. I think that the game would appeal to anyone who likes history and especially the Conquest tv show. (It may also be a good stress-reliever!) Go to http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk/index_continue.htm, select games and go to
GARY COLE: A very familiar face will be showing up on THE WEST WING in the fall. Captain Gideon from
CRUSADE, Gary Cole, will be sworn in as the Vice President of the United States. Cole will play Colorado
congressman Robert "Bingo Bob" Russell starting with the show's third episode this fall. The character is
described by Variety as having a few unconventional ideas.
Ranger John reports that Bruce Boxleitner made a brief appearance on SHE SPIES this weekend. It was the Second Season premiere episode "Rane of Terror".
SPECIAL B5 CAST ACTIVITIES
PAT TALLMAN: THE PENNY LANE VOICES OF OUR CHILDREN EVENT!
This year's Masters of Ceremony are PATRICIA TALLMAN and Edd Hall. The event takes place at The Center at
Cathedral Plaza, 555 West Temple Street in Los Angeles. The evening includes a silent auction and performances
of the children's writings. In addition to Pat and Edd, other celebs appearing include Yvette Freeman from ER, Marg Helgenberger from CSI, Simon Baker and Alan Rosenberg from The Guardian and Juliet Mills from Passions.
For tickets and more information, call 818.892.3423, ext. 344. Or visit www.pennylane.org.
2003 marks the 20th anniversary of SCARECROW AND MRS. KING's debut on CBS. A very special event is being planned.
On October 17-19th at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in Los Angeles, California, a celebration is being planned. A number
of guests have already confirmed -- including Bruce Boxleitner, Beverly Garland, Martha Smith, Paul Stout and Greg Morton.
For more information on activities related to the anniversary, go to http://www.smk20thanniversary.com/.
CRUISE WITH PETER WOODWARD
Peter is considering cruising the Caribbean in early 2005 and wants to invite his fans to join the fun. He would like to see if
there is sufficient interest before going too far into planning, so if you would like to receive a brochure about Peter's upcoming
cruise once the details are finalized please advise of your:
Postal Address, City, State, Zip:
Total number of guests in your party:
Age range of the guests including yourself:
Send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully. This is not a commitment from you, just an indication of interest.
BABYLON 5 BIRTHDAYS
Jeff Conaway - October 5
Dylan Neal - October 8
John Vulich - October 10
Tim Choate - October 11
John Copeland - October 13
Linda Huse - October 16
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.
Sometimes you just can't find the e-mail address for someone you know you have -- it's someone who responded
to a discussion topic or you met in one of the chat rooms. You'd like to send a personal note, but .... No
We've started a White Pages of Zocalo Readers! It's a handy way of keeping track of people -- and putting together
a birthday/greeting card list as well. If you would like to be part of the listing, just send me your name,
state, e-mail address and (if you'd like to have it listed) birthday (without year) to email@example.com.
Check out the Directory of Readers.
Name: W Andrew York
Birthday: October 28
Name: James Green
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Birthday: October 29
Name: Oliver Iten
Birthday: October 23
Name: Mike Tuck
E-mail address: email@example.com
Birthday: October 24
BABYLON 5 FANS - SPECIAL HELP SECTION
BABYLON 5 FAN CLUBS
Swedish Babylon 5-Club
We're situated in Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city, and
have been around since 1999. Our activities consist of showing
B5 episodes on the big screen. The next time will be on November
8th here in Gothenburg.
Our webpage is at http://www.babcon.org/.
President, Interstellar Alliance
Interstellar Alliance - Sweden's largest Babylon 5 club
BabCon XIII on November 8th 12.30 - 02.00
Italian Babylon 5 News
Ranger Bianca has a website that provides Italian Babylon 5 fans with news. The site is located
BABYLON 5 MERCHANDISE
Are you looking for Babylon 5 merchandise? Would you like to possess some of the wonderful patches or
pins sold by the B5 Fan Club? Do you want to put in an order for the latest DVD? Bruce at Uncomyn Gifts
still has one of the best collections around. Check out www.uncomyngifts.com.
You may just find the magazine or t-shirt or patch you are looking for.
BABYLON 5 SCREENSAVER
I received a wonderful note from Warner Bros. yesterday. It said:
"we also got this link from WHV for B5 screensavers, if you want to post this anywhere: http://www.eyetide.com/download/?p=104117."
The graphics are awesome and it will add a certain measure of class to any desktop. Don't miss the preview
feature. You can see what graphics have been included for your viewing pleasure. Thanks WB.
BABYLON 5 ROLE PLAYING AND FACT BOOK
The Babylon 5 Roleplaying Game and Fact Book
"Signs and Portents"
By Matthew Sprange
From the review written at http://www.scifi.com/sfw/current/games.html B5 fans might want to pick up this game whether they actually play it or not. Based on the first season of the series, the "fact book" portion of the book includes an overview and maps of Babylon 5 and an episode-by-episode breakdown of the first season.
TRADING CARD HELP
Ranger Tia sent along this note to share with B5 card collectors:
Don't know if you've heard of my card program yet or not, but I thought
the other B5 card collectors might like to try it out. With having almost
all of the B5 trading cards and CCG cards available and no program to keep
track of them withm, I started writing my own. Here's the website for it.
Go half way down and click on the small screen shot for a full size screen
shot. I have the pic of Pat Tallman's card from the Profiles card set
feautured in the shot.
Oh, and I also have a lot of the card lists already saved as files so
people won't need to type in all the card names. Being written by a B5
fan, ALL the card lists have already been made and are downloadable. :)
He raised the bar for epic science-fiction storytelling on television with his
syndicated series Babylon 5, then followed it by elevating the way in which
superhero tales are told with his critically acclaimed scripts for Marvel's
The Amazing Spider-Man and Supreme Power. Now, New York-based publishing house
ibooks, inc. is pleased to announce that it has solidified plans with Hugo,
Eisner and Emmy award-winning writer and producer J. Michael Straczynski to
re-introduce his growing number of fans to some of his earlier works.
October 2003 will see the release of Demon Night, Straczynski's first novel.
"What made Demon Night work", says Straczynski in a new afterword written
specifically for this edition, "and the reason that it has now been picked up
for republication by ibooks, is that I wrote it for myself, out of a love of
the form, the genre, and a desire to be entertained by a story told about
characters who mattered to me."
Following Demon Night will be Straczynski Unplugged, to be released in April
2004, a collection of published and all-new short stories, including a number
of dark tales adapted from his episodes written for the TV series The New
Twilight Zone. At press time, release dates for the remaining titles, the
horror novel Othersyde and the supernatural-mystery Tribulations, had not been
Demon Night is not ibooks' first encounter with the writer, however: His
best-selling comic book series J. Michael Straczynski's Rising
Stars" published by Top Cow Comics was novelized for ibooks in two volumes
by author Arthur Byron Cover. Both volumes are still available from book
retailers, with Book 3 to follow after the series reaches its conclusion.
One doesn't have to look far to see just how popular a writer Straczynski has
become in recent years. At this year's Comic-Con International: San Diego,
Marvel Comics announced that pre-orders for his upcoming Mature Readers series
Supreme Power passed the 100,000-copy marks a new record for retailer orders
on a Mature Readers title. He has worked as writer/producer for such series as
Murder, She Wrote, Jeremiah and Walker, Texas Ranger, and he has published over
500 articles and numerous short stories for such publications as the Los
Angeles Times, Time Inc, Amazing Stories, Penthouse, Writer's Digest,
Pulphouse, The Los Angeles Herald Examiner and Twilight Zone Magazine.
Scheduled for release in October 2003, Demon Night is a trade paperback-sized
novel retailing for $11.95, available now for ordering through comic shops,
book stores, and on-line book retailers (ISBN 0-7434-7522-4).
NEW SCI-FI PUBLICATIONS
Expose #80: This month's issue focus on the upcoming HARRY POTTER movie. New Director Alfonso Cuaron
will be making his mark and the kids are growing up. What other changes await? Also in this issue, a look at
the extended second season of DEAD ZONE.
TV Zone #168: While Richard Dean Anderson may be on the cover of this issue, for Babylon 5 fans, be sure
not to miss another section of JMS' diary -- this one covers the fourth season. Stargate SG-1's executive producer
Robert C. Cooper and co-executive producer John Smith look ahead at the series.
The Buffy finale saw Spike crumbling into the light, sacrificing himself so that humanity, and Buffy, might be saved.
But now he’s back from limbo and settling into LA life alongside Angel. We talk to James Marsters about his new role.
Plus, Alexis Denis tells about Wes’ transformation from Watcher to Rogue Demon Hunter and now Commander of Angel
Investigations. Available at Newsstand.
Cult Times #100: Celebrate a century of Cult Times with this issue. Read interviews with the stars, and
features on shows currently airing in the UK. A Classic Series is given a light-hearted but informative look in our
Instant Guide and the highlights of the previous month’s viewing are featured in Times Past. Cult Times is the
complementary magazine to TV Zone, and together they provide the ultimate guide to the many worlds of Cult
Starburst Special #59 A look back at 40 years of Doctor Who makes this issue special indeed. Also included in this
issue - Battlestar Galactica -- an update on the SCIFI miniseries; Stan Lee on his upcoming film projects, and Michael Rosenbaum
talk about being Lex Luthor on SMALLVILLE.
Cult Times Special #27: With the passing of BUFFY the Vampire Slyaer, CT looks back over the series; its characters and why it was so successful. Also included in this issue, Joss Whedon talks about possiblities for the future, including a movie for FIREFLY -- and BUFFY.
Shivers #107: As the new season approaches, everyone is speculating about the fireworks that could occur between
Spike and ANGEL. Shivers takes a look at that this month -- along with Freddy vs. Jason, Underworld, and House of the Dead. There is an interview with Jeffrey Combs -- who most will know from Babylon 5 and Star Trek.
Starburst #301: Amanda Topping talks about her portrayal as Major Samantha Carter on STARGATE SG-1. It is tough being feminine in fatigues! Also in this issue, Angelina Jolie returns in TOMB RAIDER 2 and Pablo Helman talks about the challenges in doing special effects for TERMINATOR 3.
AMAZING SPIDERMAN #500
Marvel Comics on Wednesday released a double-page spread from Amazing Spider-Man #500 by John Romita Jr. and Scott Hanna.
Here's how Marvel describes the book, which is written by J. Michael Straczynski and features a cover by J. Scott Campbell:
"Amazing Spider-Man #500 finds Peter Parker spending his birthday as Spider-Man battling an inter-dimensional threat that descends on Manhattan. Fighting alongside Spidey is a who's who of Marvel Universe guest-stars, including the Fantastic Four, Thor, Iron Man, the X-Men's Cyclops and Dr. Strange. The battle culminates in a trip through time, where Peter/Spider-Man meets ALL of his greatest adversaries like Doctor Octopus and the Green Goblin, and has one very special and unexpected reunion drawn by none other than John Romita Sr. himself."
Amazing Spider-Man #500 will be 48 pages, will cost $3.50 and will go on sale on Oct. 22.
SUPREME POWER #2
Written by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils and cover by Gary Frank.
I n a world with no heroes, what happens when powerful superhumans emerge? And now that the government knows that superbeings exist, what lengths will they go to use them for their own purposes? J. Michael Straczynski tells a hard-edged, mature and deeply personal saga that pushes the limits of the comics form into new, uncharted territory.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 10.
Here is an update from Comics Continuum:
Top Cow's Rising Stars: Untouchables, a five-issue series originally solicited bi- monthly to start in September, is being resolicited as a monthly title to start in April 2004.
"Rather than put out issue #1 now and have fans wait months until the next issue is ready, we figured we’d wait, give Brent plenty of time to do several issues, and resolicit it so fans can follow it on a monthly basis," said editor Renae Geerlings.
Written by Fiona Avery with story edits by J. Michael Stracynzski, Rising Stars: Untouchables tells the story of Laurel Darkhaven, one of the 113 Specials from Peterson, Illinois.
While her telekinetic power seemed unimpressive while she grew up, the CIA recruited her with the promise of serving her country. Instead, she was forced into wetwork operations and turned against the Agency to find the employer responsible for her missions. The series chronicles her life from high school graduation to the moment she dies in Poet’s arms.
BABYLON 5 NOVEL - ON BOOK SHELVES NOW
DelRey is reprinting the original Babylon 5 novels. They started with
#7 - Jeanne Cavelos' THE SHADOW WITHIN. Here's one I've been waiting for -- Kathryn Drennan's TO DREAM IN THE CITY
OF SORROWS. The release date is scheduled for July 29, 2003. I love the new cover art! It can be pre-ordered from www.amazon.com.
For those of you who love Babylon 5, this one reads just like an episode from the series. You just can't put it down.
27-OCT-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) SURVIVORS
28-OCT-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY
29-OCT-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) SIGNS AND PORTENTS
30-OCT-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) TKO
05-OCT-03 2:00 AM CRUSADE EACH NIGHT I DREAM OF HOME
12-OCT-03 2:00 AM CRUSADE PATTERNS OF THE SOUL
19-OCT-03 2:00 AM CRUSADE THE PATH OF SORROWS
26-OCT-03 2:00 AM CRUSADE RULING FROM THE TOMB
03-OCT-03 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 DIVIDE AND CONQUER
03-OCT-03 7:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 (LBX) FALLEN -PT 1
03-OCT-03 9:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 (LBX) REVISIONS
03-OCT-03 11:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 (LBX) REVISIONS
06-OCT-03 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
06-OCT-03 7:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 CHILDREN OF THE GODS -PT 1
06-OCT-03 8:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 CHILDREN OF THE GODS -PT 2
06-OCT-03 9:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 THE ENEMY WITHIN
06-OCT-03 10:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 EMANCIPATION
07-OCT-03 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 WATERGATE
08-OCT-03 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 THE FIRST ONES
09-OCT-03 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 SCORCHED EARTH
10-OCT-03 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 BENEATH THE SURFACE
10-OCT-03 7:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 (LBX) HOMECOMING -PT 2
10-OCT-03 9:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 (LBX) LIFEBOAT
10-OCT-03 11:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 (LBX) LIFEBOAT
13-OCT-03 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 POINT OF NO RETURN
13-OCT-03 7:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 THE BROCA DIVIDE
13-OCT-03 8:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 THE FIRST COMMANDMENT
13-OCT-03 9:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 COLD LAZARUS
13-OCT-03 10:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 THE NOX
14-OCT-03 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 TANGENT
15-OCT-03 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 THE CURSE
14-OCT-03 8:00 AM FARSCAPE MARATHON PREMIERE
14-OCT-03 9:00 AM FARSCAPE MARATHON I, E.T.
14-OCT-03 10:00 AM FARSCAPE MARATHON EXODUS FROM GENESIS
14-OCT-03 11:00 AM FARSCAPE MARATHON THRONE FOR A LOSS
14-OCT-03 12:00 PM FARSCAPE MARATHON BACK AND BACK TO THE FUTURE
14-OCT-03 1:00 PM FARSCAPE MARATHON THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY AGAIN
14-OCT-03 2:00 PM FARSCAPE MARATHON PK TEK GIRL
14-OCT-03 3:00 PM FARSCAPE MARATHON THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC
14-OCT-03 4:00 PM FARSCAPE MARATHON DNA MAD SCIENTIST
14-OCT-03 5:00 PM FARSCAPE MARATHON THEY'VE GOT A SECRET
15-OCT-03 8:00 AM FARSCAPE MARATHON TILL THE BLOOD RUNS CLEAR
15-OCT-03 9:00 AM FARSCAPE MARATHON RHAPSODY IN BLUE
15-OCT-03 10:00 AM FARSCAPE MARATHON THE FLAX
15-OCT-03 11:00 AM FARSCAPE MARATHON JEREMIAH CRICHTON
15-OCT-03 12:00 PM FARSCAPE MARATHON DURKA RETURNS
15-OCT-03 1:00 PM FARSCAPE MARATHON A HUMAN REACTION
15-OCT-03 2:00 PM FARSCAPE MARATHON THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
15-OCT-03 3:00 PM FARSCAPE MARATHON A BUG'S LIFE
15-OCT-03 4:00 PM FARSCAPE MARATHON NERVE
15-OCT-03 5:00 PM FARSCAPE MARATHON HIDDEN MEMORY
16-OCT-03 8:00 AM FARSCAPE MARATHON BONE TO BE WILD
16-OCT-03 9:00 AM FARSCAPE MARATHON FAMILY TIES
16-OCT-03 10:00 AM FARSCAPE MARATHON DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
17-OCT-03 8:00 AM FARSCAPE MARATHON MIND THE BABY
17-OCT-03 9:00 AM FARSCAPE MARATHON VITAS MORTIS
17-OCT-03 10:00 AM FARSCAPE MARATHON TAKING THE STONE
EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT
03-OCT-03 5:00 AM EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT EPIPHANY
10-OCT-03 5:00 AM EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT DARK HORIZONS
17-OCT-03 5:00 AM EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT POINT OF NO RETURN
24-OCT-03 5:00 AM EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT UNEARTHED
BABYLON 5/CRUSADE PHOTOSHOP PHOTOS
Peter Woodward has sent along a new photo -- a rather dreadful one -- from his appearance on CHARMED. It will
be added to the collection of photos available from Peter, including additional copies of the Crusade poster in
photo format. Both are autographed by Peter.
You do NOT have to pay the prices asked for over at e-bay! Here are photos of B5 and Crusade cast members at
fantastic prices. Check out Photo Shop. Ordering is easy -- and you can't
beat the prices! Just let me know which photos you want and I'll check to make sure they are still in stock.
BABYLON 5 TOONS
John Cook has a wonderful collection of cartoons -- many are take-offs from Babylon 5. Here's just
one of them.
He has a cartoon caption contest going on as well. Try your hand at a punch line.
October 24-27, 2003
Place: Ramada Inn
Guest: Barbara March
For more information, visit their website at
October 24-26, 2003
Place: Sheraton Universal Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Guests: Stars, Producers, Writers and Crew fro the Original Battlestar Galactica
For more information, visit their website at
October 31-November 2, 2003
Place: Nashville, TN
B5 Guest: Robin Atkin Downes
Other Guests: Julie Benz, Robia LaMorte, George Hertzberg
For more information, visit their website at
Be sure to visit our Convention Calendar for a full listing of upcoming conventions
featuring Babylon 5, Crusade and Legend of the Rangers cast members as guests.
If you would like to share your convention experience with your other Zocalo readers, send along a convention report. I
will gladly post it for all to read. Got pictures? I'll post those as well.
ZOCALO TRADING POST
Do you have extra copies of B5, Amazing Spiderman, Midnight Nation or Rising Stars comics you'd like to trade? How about those
extra trading cards or B5 magazines? There are a lot of fans looking for these items -- and the Trading Post can help you buy or
sell them. To see what's available, just use this link to the Trading Post.
To have items included in The Trading Post, send a note to The Zocalo. Please put Trading Post
in the subject line.
If you are looking for someone to talk about Babylon 5 and Crusade with, the Pen Pal section is for you!
Check it out! Drop a note to someone who is feeling B5 withdrawal -- BIG TIME!
People thought a Pen Pal page was a good idea. If you would like to meet people who you could chat with or share your opinions of the show with, send along your e-mail or snail-mail address The Zocalo.
It will be incorporated on the new Pen Page Page.
MAIL FOR CAST AND CREW
Here's a recent note from JMS on the subject:
Just an FYI to those who've been using the Ventura Blvd. mail drop for fan mail
As mentioned before, we're phasing out the forwarding of fan mail because we a)
don't have the resources, complicated by b) the actors have scattered to the
four winds, and it makes it very difficult to get everything to everybody in a
So, having provided prior notice...fan mail to actors coming to the Ventura
Blvd. mail drop will be sent back. Mail to actors should be sent via their
official fan clubs. I will still be taking mail there, since it's my mailbox,
but that's it.
Just so's y'all know and save a few bucks on postage and returns.
Warner Bros. Address:
Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522
Warner Home Video:
Mr. Douglas Wadleigh
VP for Marketing and Special Features
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522
Bonnie Hammer, President
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY. 10020-1513
Mr. Thomas Vitale
Senior VP of Acquisitions, Scheduling & Program-Planning
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