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Saturday, April 23, 2005:
LAND OF THE LOST:
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Will Ferrell will star in the comedy feature LAND OF THE LOST, based
on the classic television series of the same name. Universal acquired the feature rights from Sid and Marty
Krofft, executive producers of the original television series, who will produce the feature for the studio.
The original "Land of the Lost" series revolved around forest ranger Rick Marshall and his children, Will and
Holly, who are caught in a time vortex while exploring the Colorado River on a raft and transported to a
mysterious world. The feature film will be an update of the series, which ran from 1973-1977 on NBC and
is due out on DVD this month.
On April 24, you can catch Lucy Lawless (XENA) in a CBS movie thriller, LOCUSTS. Lawless stars as a Department
of Agriculture official desperately battling a deadly breed of voracious, bioengineered insects that have escaped
from a government lab. In an interview during the filming in Louisiana, Lawless said, "I play a young gal who has
come into the department of agriculture as the undersecretary, which may not sound as sexy to you as it is in
reality." Lawless says wryly of her character, Dr. Maddy Rierdon, "... she discovers that one of the scientists,
her mentor, has run amok with a program and it all gets out of hand. This dangerous bunch of hybrid locusts
escapes from the lab, and the movie is about us hunting them down, with a conspiracy angle to the story as well."
(Dylan Neal, David Martel from LEGEND OF THE RANGERS, also stars in LOCUSTS.)
ABC Family channel is planning a marathon of episodes for Sunday, May 15 -- in preparation for the season
finale of the show on May 18. The theme of the marathon is "Smallville to Superman," and it features many
mythology-based episodes of the show, including two guest-featuring Christopher Reeve as Dr. Virgil Swann.
Following the Smallville marathon, at 8PM, ABC Family will be showing "Superman: The Movie" with Reeve
as Superman and Margot Kidder as Lois Lane.
Here's the schedule:
8PM: "Superman: The Movie"
TOP SCIENCE FICTION NEWS STORIES:
To catch up on the latest news from around the world of science fiction, go to
News Page. You'll find the highlights from your favorite shows -- and more.
ON THE TUBE TODAY:
5:00pm on UPN
The Outer Limits
A neglected boy finds comfort in an alien.
6:00pm on UPN
Star Trek: Enterprise
Part 1 of 2: In a Mirror, Darkly
An imperialistic version of the Enterprise crew makes an astonishing discovery.
7:00pm on SciFi
A scientist and her subject turn into mutant insects.
7:00pm on Bravo
This repeat is for fans of the series who missed this week's episode on NBC that ended with Dr. Massey
(Bill Pullman) in trouble after he and Sister Josepha (Natascha McElhone) embarked on their investigation
that began with their questioning the origin of a miracle child who survived a shipwreck off Patmos, Greece.
Is the child a gift from God or some sinister tool of the devil with power to deceive?
9:00pm on SciFi
A deadly lifeform stalks environmental activists and workers aboard an oil rig in the North Sea.
9:00pm on ABC
Jurassic Park III
A paleontologist and a couple outrun cloned dinosaurs after their plane crashes on an island.
10:00pm on Cinemax
A slumping author's struggle to get beyond his personal problems is worsened by a sinister stranger's claim
of plagiarism in this thriller based on a Stephen King novella. Johnny Depp stars as Mort Rainey, a quirky
writer whose marital troubles and writer's block are exacerbated by the arrival of John Shooter (John Turturro) .
A Southern man with a broad-brimmed hat and a menacing presence, Shooter wants retribution for a story he
claims Mort stole from him. But as Mort tries to prove his innocence, he begins to come unglued, leading to a
terrifying conclusion. Maria Bello, Timothy Hutton and Charles S. Dutton co-star.
On Syndicated TV:
Quantum Tractate Delirium
Rommie turns on the crew after she is rebuilt to help evacuate Seefra's planets.
One Step Closer
A senator's daughter (Mary Ann Stevens) gets kidnapped when Brennan's powers mysteriously fail him.
Part 2 of 2: Heroes
While Bregman hounds the SG-1 crew for video footage, a key member of the SGC is killed in action.
JMS YARD SALE
Update: 4/21/2005 4:11:57 AM
It might be worth mentioning that I think the Medal, and the painting by Peter, are going to be the last
really big items. I think I'll keep it to more reasonable stuff after that, mainly scripts, director's
cuts, and at the most there's a PPG and a link that might go...but beyond that, I think I'll pull it back.
So what's out now goes out, but after that...not so much.
Date: 4/20/2005 1:32:47 AM
A follow-up on this subject....
Tomorrow, the Seeing Double auctions start at 1:00 p.m. PST
By "seeing double" I mean that I have two of these, and there's no reason for me to hold on to both, so I'm
putting one of them up in each of these three auctions.
The first two are doubles of my complete He-Man and She-Ra production archives, NOT the scripts, but a
truckload of other stuff. Storyboards, art, memos, series bibles, publicity stuff, you name it.
The third one...is the one that I debated about for a long time, but I want this whole thing to be kind of special,
to put something that I would want to have as a fan, not just to clear out stuff from the garage. Something...special.
Because that's almost half the fun...knowing these things are going to get good homes, appreciated and shown off.
So what's item number three?
Nothing less than one of the two Medals from the Battle of the Line seen in Sinclair's quarters in the pilot. Both
were used on screen, interchangeably. I'm keeping one, and letting the other one go to a fan who can appreciate it.
Yep. THAT medal.
The one that changed everything for the Babylon 5 storyline.
** For those who missed the first announcement, JMS is listed under seller name babylon5auctions. You can
search on the name and get a listing of what is now on-line. Someone just pointed out that the Londo doll -- yes
the one everyone has wanted -- went for $7211.09.
Who has had the most influence on the world of science fiction in the last 50 years and why?
This could be a writer, filmmaker, artist -- anyone you feel that has changed the way we look
at science fiction.
Send in your thoughts and comments to email@example.com. I will post them on the
Discussion Page for everyone to
share and enjoy. There are some good ones so far. Add yours! If you see an old topic you
want to respond to, go right ahead. We enjoy hearing from you.
KEEPING UP WITH CAST AND CREW
John Copeland has been very busy with projects for the Discovery Channel. He produced 2 shows
coming on the Discovery channel next month. Alien Planet will air on May 14 -- it is a 2 hour special
and will be on at 8pm and again at 10pm. The other is on May 17th called the Science of StarWars.
Bill's band, THE JENERATORS will be performing Live in Concert!
Saturday - APRIL 23rd 9:15pm
RUSTY'S SURF RANCH
on the Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, California
CALL RUSTY'S FOR DETAILS AND RESERVATIONS -
The Jenerators are proud to announce the release of their third CD, "PONY UP"! Come to the gig,
enjoy the live music and pick up a copy of the brand new 14 song CD!
ONE SET ONLY
Bill Mumy, Miguel Ferrer,Gary Stockdale, David Jolliffe,Tom Hebenstreit
J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI - YARD SALE/CONVENTION APPEARANCES:
Joe announced a "yard sale" of materials he will be making available at ebay.com over the next
several weeks. Be sure to visit www.ebay.com and search
on seller "babylon5auctions" to find some truly unique materials straight from the Great Maker.
Items currently available: Londo doll, uniform jacket, crew jacket, producer's script book for
"Wilderness". You may want to visit just to read the explanations of the items written by Joe!
Joe will be a special guest at this year's SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON, July 14-17, 2005. Go to
http://www.comic-con.org/cci/ for more details
about the event. RICHARD BIGGS:
A close friend of the Rick Biggs family has collected some items for auction. The proceeds will go to
Rick Biggs Memorial Fund. Please go to
http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZcarend6a6m. There's a B5 script, some autographed magazines,
photos and more to come over the next month or so.
On March 19, a lot of people got together to honor their friend and colleague, Richard Biggs. Rangers Jan and Gary
attended and have sent in reports of the day's activities. Quite a group of Babylon 5 folks were there. I see Tony Dow
was there as well. He directed "The Memory of War" episode of CRUSADE. Be sure to read Jan's report -- and look at
the pictures. Use this link for both Memorial Page.
Thanks Jan and Gary.
It looks like the JERRY DOYLE SHOW is a success! According to the press release I received, Jerry's radio
show is the fastest growing program in (The Radio Network)
TRN Enterprises and TRN’s combined history. The show was launched into weekday national syndication just 10
months ago by TRN Enterprises and has already surpassed the 150 weekday-station mark. TRN Enterprises,
CEO Mark Masters couldn’t be more pleased by Doyle’s phenomenal growth, commenting, “Jerry has a style
that is infectious, programmers love him, and so do the listeners – he is becoming a phenomenon”. The Jerry
Doyle Show is pop culture, politics and candidly fast-paced discussion on the issues of the day. A self-described
conservative, Doyle boldly takes talk radio beyond the predictable. “I call it like I see it, “says Jerry, “I don’t hold
back when it comes to being candid on the hot issues.” The Jerry Doyle Show airs live Monday - Friday noon to
3p.m. Pacific, 3p.m. to 6p.m. Eastern with a re-feed 7p.m. to 10p.m. Pacific and 10p.m. to 1a.m. Eastern. The
Jerry Doyle is also available live Saturday’s 8p.m. to 11p.m. Pacific, making the show live six days a week.
Peter and his fans had so much fun in the Caribbean that he is inviting everyone back to join him in the
Western Caribbean on Jan. 15-22, 2006!!
If you are looking for a GREAT Vacation, or if you are interested in meeting like -minded men
and women, learning in an educational environment, join us for this for this spectacular
opportunity to sail with Peter.
Our special program on board offers something for everyone. We have arranged for you to
enjoy three Exclusive seminars with Peter and a private cocktail party plus other surprises.
There will be plenty of time to relax, reflect, and recharge.
SPECIAL CAST ACTIVITIES: To learn more about what cast members are doing away from the tube,
go to CAST ACTIVITIES page.
IN MEMORY OF
Richard Biggs, the wonderful Dr. Stephen Franklin on Babylon 5, died last year on May 22 of an brain anyerism.
There are many efforts underway to help with his two small children. Be sure to go to the
Richard Biggs Memorial Page for more information.
Tim Choate, who so marvelously brought Zathras to Babylon 5, was killed when he was struck by a car while going
to a play rehearsal on his motorcycle. A memorial fund has been set up for Tim's son Flynn. The
address for the memorial fund is:
The Tim Choate Memorial Fund
P.O. Box 861355
Los Angeles, CA 90086
BABYLON 5 BIRTHDAYS
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.
From TV Tome:
Once, he was known as the aviary superhero called simply Birdman (during the 1967 Hanna-Barbera series,
Birdman & The Galaxy Trio. Along with his specially trained pet eagle, Avenger, he fought crime as many others
before him, and many others following him, did. Eventually, Birdman fell on hard times, and the hero route went
by the wayside. He soon shot a pilot for a talk show (which eventually became Space Ghost Coast To Coast) but
it too failed to go anywhere for him as he was (obviously) replaced by Space Ghost.
Finally, at some point, Harvey Birdman was inspired to become a lawyer. Now, as an attorney, he represents
his fellow former Hanna-Barbera cartoon stars, in a variety of strange cases. With opposing council made up
of his former villains, the Judge a prehistoric superhero named Mightor (of the 1967 series Mighty Mightor)
and his pet/partner Avenger working as his personal secretary, Harvey tackles the cases only a guy in a business
suit with a mask & large wings can!
SPACE GHOST COAST TO COAST - SEASON THREE
Welcome to the Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Space Ghost started out as a scientist, but later was recruited into a member of the intergalactic police. His
abilities come from his suit that allows him to fly, and the power bands on his wrists can get him out of
almost any situation.
Now, he's a talk show host for Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block. Much like what they have done for the
recent Harvey Birdman: Attorney At Law, Space Ghost was an old Hanna-Barbera superhero show, called
Space Ghost and Dino Boy.
THE HITCHHIKER: VOLUME II
The Hitchhiker: Volume II
Classic HBO Series Returns to DVD with a Second Volume, April 12
Brace yourself for the DVD release of the innovative HBO series that has been favorably compared to The
Twilight Zone and Tales From the Crypt. Ten terrifying tales that turned every late night into fright night…
The Hitchhiker: Volume II.
For more information on this new DVD release, go to
The Hitchhiker page here at The Zocalo Today.
THE WEST WING: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON COMES TO DVD ON APRIL 5, 2005
The Emmy-Award Winning Fourth Season will be Available on a
Six-disc Collector's Set Loaded with Never-Before-Seen Special Features Including Deleted Scenes, Special
Featurettes, Episode Commentary and More
Follow President Josiah Bartlet from re-election into his second term when Warner Home Video (WHV) releases The
West Wing: The Complete Fourth Season on DVD on April 5, 2005. The six-disc collector's set includes all 22 episodes
of the series' fourth season, which garnered 15 Emmy nominations and two wins for Outstanding Drama Series and
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. The DVD set will be available for $59.98 SRP.
Visit The West Wing page for more information on
this new release.
WONDER WOMAN: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
June 7 has been set for the release by Warner Home Video of WONDER WOMAN: THE COMPLETE THIRD
SEASON and LOIS & CLARK: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON.
Lynda Carter returns as Wonder Woman for all 24 episodes of the third and final season of the series.
Teamed with government agent Steve Trevor (Lyle Waggoner) and using the alias of Diana Prince, Wonder
Woman whips out her bracelets and lariat to battle evil. Her foes include a time traveler from the year 2155,
a brain with no body, a dating service that's serving up death, hungry ants and a sculptor whose statues
come to life and become his partners in crime. Wonder Woman saved the best adventures for last!"
The Lois & Clark collection brings you Dean Cain and Terry Hatcher in this action-packed Superman update.
Originally aired in the 90's on ABC, this humorously romantic action/adventure hour-long series puts a
modern twist on the time-honored, legendary superhero, bringing to life the comic book characters Clark
Kent; his superhuman alter-ego, Superman; and Lois Lane, fiction's first lady of the press, in the most
unrequited romance of all time."
What's Wonder Woman up to now you ask? Flash forward 35 years from her stirring Season-One adventures
defending America in World War II. Without missing a beat, Wonder Woman leaps from the big-band era to
the disco decade, still miraculously young and still using wits, wiles and astonishing powers to fight evil.
Season Two (21 episodes following a feature-length season premiere) introduces Wonder Woman to a new
America of nuclear power and computers. Teamed with Steve Trevor, son of the dashing major she worked
with during World War II, she takes the name Diana Prince - and takes on all kinds of danger from terrorists,
mad geniuses, crooks and even a diabolical rock star while working for America's Inter-Agency Defense
Command. Wonder Woman, we're proud you're on our side!
Be sure to enjoy the clips provided by Warner Bros. on the
Wonder Woman page.
STARGATE: ATLANTIS—THE OFFICIAL COMPANION SEASON 1 SC
First there was the blockbuster Stargate movie, then the smash hit TV series Stargate SG-1, and now there's
the equally successful spin-off show: Stargate Atlantis! The official companion to the first season is packed
with behind the scenes interviews, an episode guide, and scores of photos, including a 16-page color gallery!
SC, 6x9, 176pgs, PC..........$14.95
Book 4 in the new series of STARGATE SG-1 novels is being published on 18 April.
Entitled "City of the Gods", it is written by Sonny Whitelaw and follows the team as they encounter an
Aztec culture on an unstable, tectonically active moon. As Jack would say, that spells earthquakes, lots
of 'em... Join the team for a ringside seat at the end of the world! For more information, visit
Ranger Tom reports that Amazon.co.uk have also done a pretty good job of stocking the books, although
occasionally they fail to keep up with demand and one of the titles will go out of stock. This means you
see the message, "usually dispatched within 4 to 6 weeks", but generally they restock the books within 3-4 days.
Mongoose Publishing is proud to announce an agreement with Warner Brothers to produce an all new range of
novels and graphic novels for Babylon 5. They promise some exciting tales lined up, delving into never-before-
explored areas of the Babylon 5 universe and expanding the storyline beyond the TV series. Releases will
begin appearing in Q4 2005 - more news on authors and storylines coming soon! Thanks Ranger Joe for the
SCIENCE FICTION PUBLICATIONS
Cult Times #116: Alias' Producer Jeffrey Bell is writing and directing for the increasingly cross-
pollinating family and work lives of Sydney Bristow. We find out what's coming up for the super-spy in this
Starburst Special #69: STAR WARS SPECIAL: This issue contains: The Complete History -- From
The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, we look at the complete six-chapter epic; Dark Influences -- 10
ways the Star Wars trilogy has influenced Revenge of the Sith, and Archive Interviews -- Original Starburst
interviews with Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kirshner and
Return of the Jedi director Richard Marquand.
Starburst #323: DOCTOR WHO: Inside this issue, the latest Doctor, Christopher Eccleston ,
talks about eight months of filming, what the part meant to him, and the genius of writer Russell T.
Davies. Also inside: Captain Jonathan Archer himself, Scott Bakula, talks about the passing of the
series and looks back at its debut year.
TV Zone #188: Doctor Who 2005: The series returns to television – at last! – stars Christopher
Eccleston and Billie Piper chat about about stepping aboard the TARDIS. Also included: Captain Scarlet -
Following his work on Babylon 5, effects maestro Ron Thornton was recruited to save Gerry Anderson’s
New Captain Scarlet. He explains how he got the project back on track…
TV Zone Special #62: If you are a fan of CSI, this issue is for you. Inside you will find
cast interviews with Marg Helgenberger as she talks about bringing beauty and brains to Vegas
as CSI’s Catherine Willows; CSI: Miami’s David Caruso discusses his second shot at TV fame and
CSI: New York’s Melina Kanakeredes explains how she became the Big Apple’s Guardian Angel.
Also in this issue, STARGATE ATLANTIS' Design Department team goes through the first series
with an exclusive look at the design sketches of their creations and Battlestar Galactica's
Richard Hatch tells us how he came to love the updated version of the show he’d fought to
Expose Special #28: CHARMED: A look at seven seasons and 150 episodes of this hit fantasy show.
Holly Marie Combs talks to us about juggles parenting, animal husbandry and starring as the eldest of
the Halliwell sisters – but she still finds time to join in the 150th episode celebrations! Executive producer
E Duke Vincent shares his thoughts on overseeing seven seasons of Charmed, and reaching the milestone
of 150 episodes; Directors Jon Paré and Jim Conway chat about their experiences on the series, taking in
Valkyries, Wendigos and mermaids – and reveal which episodes caused the most trouble! And much more.
Cult Times Special #33: THE SIMPSONS are honored for their 16 years on the tube. Also in this
issue, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA's stunning Cylon Number Six, better known as Tricia Helfer, drops by to look
back over the first season of the critically acclaimed re-imagining of the classic show and looks forward to
Season Two and ANDROMEDA's Steve Bacic reveals the changes in his character for the fifth and final season,
which sees Telemachus Rhade trapped in the Seefra system and turning to drink.
Expose #93: CHARMED: Star Alyssa Milano discusses her role as Phoebe Halliwell, taking in seven
years of punning episode titles, her ever-changing haircuts and stepping up to co-produce the hit
Fantasy show. LOST AND ALIAS creator JJ Abrams talks to us about developing the intricately-plotted
tale of castaways.
Tye Bourdony has sent along his latest satires for your enjoyment.
NEW TITLES COMING IN JULY
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #522
Written by J. Michael Straczynski, penciled by Mike Deodato, cover by Kaare Andrews.
It's an action-packed extravaganza as the hordes of Hydra make a final push to take over the United States!!
And it's up to everyone's favorite red, white, and blue web-slinger to make sure that "Hail Hydra" isn't the new
FANTASTIC FOUR #529
Written by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils and cover by Mike McKone.
"Appointment Overdue!" Reed's got a rendezvous to keep at the edge of space‹but in order to reach it, he's
going to have to work his way through a battalion of America's best-trained fighting men!
STARGATE SG-1 RA REBORN PREQUEL CARTER & JACKSON
Written by James Anthony, art and cover by Jorge Correa.
Series artist Jorge Correa provides this striking new cover of team members Samantha Carter and
Daniel Jackson! The SG-1 team must face their ultimate foe once more! As Daniel Jackson recounts
the story of the first Stargate mission, a familiar presence reappears on Abydonian soil. Has the most
feared Goa'uld of all time been reborn from the ashes to terrorize the universe again? The longest running
hit scifi series on television blasts into 2005 with a titanic new series that features the return of Ra!
Limited to 1000 copies.
STARGATE SG-1: DANIEL'S SONG #1 ROYAL BLUE
Written by James Anthony, art and cover by Jorge Correa.
Royal Blue editions are the ultimate collectible! The SG1 team discovers an ancient alien device that promises
to bring "peace to the past." While attempting to decipher its glyphs a sudden electrical discharge engulfs and
throws Daniel unconscious to the ground. He wakes on Abydos to find Skaa'ra and Sha're are still alive and free
of Goa'uld possession. Somehow he has been transported into the past before the arrival of Apophis and has
been given another chance to save his wife and the people of Abydos. Determined not to make the same
mistakes again Daniel prepares an ambush for the System Lord in an attempt to change the outcome of
this pivotal moment in his life. Limited to 100 copies, all of which ship bagged in a special protective case
with a certificate of authenticity.
STARGATE SG-1 2005 CONVENTION SPECIAL EVIL NOX EDITION
Written by James Anthony, art by Jorge Correa, cover by Mauricio Melo.
The SG-1 team is facing the foe they never expected, one of the Nox gone bad on this exclusive new cover from
artist Mauricio Melo! Pinned down by invisible attackers the SG1 team discovers that the Goa'uld have uncovered
the secrets to the Nox invisibility technology. They appear on the verge of being overrun when Anteaus and his
Nox companions appear among them and help dispatch the attacking Jaffa. Anteaus reveals that one of their
own has turned from the peaceful life journey to embrace the Goa'uld philosophy. The team is forced to find
a way to stop the traitor before she can make the already powerful Goa'uld invincible! Limited to 1000 copies.
STARGATE ATLANTIS PREVIEW PAINTED WEIR
Written by Stuart Moore, art by Mauricio Melo, cover by Lucio Rubira.
Painter Lucio Rubira offers this beautiful new piece featuring the commanding Dr Weir. Don't miss this special
look at this summer's biggest licensed comic book launch! This limited edition preview offers a behind-the-scenes
look at the creation of the new Stargate Atlantis comic and the first series, Wraithfall! Stationed thousands of
light-years from Earth, the team from Stargate Atlantis has a whole new galaxy to explore...but most of those
worlds are under siege by the Wraith, an ancient and deadly vampire race. In Wraithfall, the Atlantis team meets
the Karrans, a primitive race that has made a bizarre deal with the Wraith. Limited to 1000 copies.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #519
Amazing Spider-Man #519 will arrive in stores on Wednesday from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by
J. Michael Straczynski, with art and cover by Mike Deodato.
Here's how Marvel describes the issue:
"'New Avengers,' part 1 of 6. Trump Tower has nothing on Spider-ManŠ Springing out of the pages of New
Avengers, you won¹t believe what the fickle hand of fate has in store for Peter Parker, Mary Jane, and Aunt
Amazing Spider-Man #519 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.
I'd mentioned a while back that I would remind folks when the stores
would begin taking orders for Dream Police...so this is it.
Dream Police will appear as a one-shot on June 22nd, but Marvel has a
tendency to print to orders, so if you don't order it up front, it may
not be available. Apparently interest is high, so I have a sneaking
suspicion this one may disappear fast.
Basically, the premise of Dream Police -- which has been in the works
for a long time now, and finally seeing print -- is that we all enter
the dreamscape when we fall asleep, and the denizens of said dreamscape
all play their roles...but when someone doesn't do their job, or a
crime against dreamers is committed, the Dream Police come in.
The thing is...the Dream Police are plain clothes detectives and beat
cops who walk, talk and behave like characters out of the Maltese
Falcon, or Dragnet, or Adam 12, that very literal, staccato, clipped
back-and-forth style of dialogue.
So what you've got is a very funny, weird, surreal book that puts these
very noir characters up against the dreamscape...and I'm just pleased
as punch with the result.
Hence, this recommendation. There's no long arc to sign onto, just the
one issue, but it's just a hoot and a half to read. It's fromm Marvel
under the Icon imprint, and I commend it highly to all B5 folks.
NEW BOOKS FOR JUNE: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #521
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO
"MOVING UP" Spidey just can't seem to catch a break these days. He's got a great new pad and a cool new clique
so what's the big problem? Oh, not much-- just a nefarious worldwide organization with an ingenious plan to
conquer the world! Hail HYDRA! Part 3 (of 6).
FANTASTIC FOUR #528
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils and Cover by MIKE MCKONE
"Random Factors" As Ben revels in his newfound wealth and status, an act of sabotage may well jeopardize Reed's
secret project--and a visit from state officials has dire ramifications for Sue and the rest of the Richards clan.
SUPREME POWER #17
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & Cover by GARY FRANK
"The Deconstruction of Mark Milton" concludes: There's love in the air for Doctor Spectrum and a certain amphibious
creature...and a storm on the horizon for Hyperion. Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.
Written by J. Michael Straczynski, art and cover by Mike Deodato.
In this tale for the ages, written by Stupendous J. Michael Straczynski and penciled by Magnificent Mike Deodato,
Peter and the family are forced to deal with the radical changes in their lives. Straight from the pages of the New
Avengers. Part 2 of 5.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on May 25.
Written by J. Michael Straczynski and Samm Barnes, art and cover Brandon Peterson.
On their journey to discover Blackthroat, Marco and Director Joel Cameron's crew end up on a dark island in
the heart of the Bermuda Triangle. Plotting to fuel Marco's thirst for revenge, Cameron hatches a trap with
Jeanine's life in the balance. As the small crew turns on one another they soon learn that this island is not
as deserted as it seems; it is home to an ancient clan of vampires whose dark secret has ramifications for
all of humanity.
32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 18.
FANTASTIC FOUR #527
Written by J. Michael Straczynski, art and cover by Mike McKone.
"Distant Music." A new arc begins here. Just in time for movie season, new ongoing creative team J. Michael
Straczynski and Mike McKone unite their talents to chart a new course for the world's greatest comic magazine!
First up: an intriguing offer for a conflicted Reed, and a windfall for Ben.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 25.
JMS COMIC BOOKS: For a listing of current comic books written by J. Michael Straczynski, go to
COMIC BOOK page. There is a brief
synopsis of the book and a date when publication is expected.
04/25/2005 08:00 AM BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (1970S) BATTLESTAR GALACTICA PART 1
04/25/2005 09:00 AM BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (1970S) BATTLESTAR GALACTICA PART 2
04/25/2005 10:00 AM BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (1970S) BATTLESTAR GALACTICA PART 3
04/25/2005 11:00 AM BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (1970S) LOST PLANET OF THE GODS PART 1
04/25/2005 12:00 PM BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (1970S) LOST PLANET OF THE GODS PART 2
04/25/2005 01:00 PM BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (1970S) THE LOST WARRIOR
04/25/2005 02:00 PM BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (1970S) THE GUN ON ICE PLANET ZERO PART 1
04/25/2005 03:00 PM BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (1970S) THE GUN ON ICE PLANET ZERO PART 2
04/28/2005 07:00 PM SCI FI PICTURES BATTLESTAR GALACTICA - PART 1
04/28/2005 09:00 PM SCI FI PICTURES BATTLESTAR GALACTICA - PART 2
04/29/2005 10:00 PM BATTLESTAR GALACTICA ACT OF CONTRITION
04/29/2005 01:00 AM BATTLESTAR GALACTICA ACT OF CONTRITION
BABYLON 5/CRUSADE PHOTOSHOP PHOTOS
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.
April 15-17, 2005
OFFICIAL STARGATE SG-1 / STARGATE ATLANTIS CELEBRATION FOR THE FANS
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)
Guests: Michael Shanks, Christopher Judge, Don S. Davis, Tony Amendola, Peter Williams
For more information, go to http://www.fansofstargate.com/
May 6-8, 2005
TO BE CONTINUED
Place: Chicago Marriott Schaumburg Hotel
City: Schaumberg, IL.
For more information, visit www.2becontinued.com.
May 5-8, 2005
City: Bonn, Germany
Place: The Maritim-hotel
B5 Guests: J. Michael Straczynski, Stephen Furst
Other Guests: Kevin Sorbo, Leonard Nimoy, Jolene Blalock, Brent Spiner, Dominic Keating, John de Lancie,
James Darren, Gary Graham, Andrew Robinson, Richard Arnold, and more.
For more information, visit their website at
May 13-15, 2005
Comics Expo 2
City: Bristol, England
Place: BRITISH EMPIRE AND COMMONWELTH EXHIBITION HALL and THE RAMADA PLAZA
B5 Guest: J. Michael Straczynski
For more information, visit their website at
May 27-29, 2005
OFFICIAL STARGATE SG-1 CONVENTION TOUR
Location: London, England
Guests: Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks, Don S. Davis
For more information, go to: http://www.fansofstargate.com/
May 27-29, 2005
Place: Hyatt Regency, Columbus OH
Media Guest: Richard Hatch
For more information, go to http://www.marcon.org/
There are more convention dates on the extended calendar, including gatherings like GATECON in
Vancouver on July 25 to August 1. Don't miss the details.
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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