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What's New Today
Friday, April 4:RATINGS: Top 10 SF Network Shows: Touched by an Angel 4.6; Alias 4.5; Miracles 4.4; John Doe 3.5; Smallville 3.3;
Angel 2.3; Charmed 2.3; Sabrina 2.3; Enterprise 2.0, and The Twilight Zone 1.9. Source: Nielsen Galaxy Report, 3/3/03 - 3/9/03.
THE MAN WITH THE SCREAMING BRAIN: Bruce Campbell fans can look forward to seeing him in the SCIFI original production of
THE MAN WITH THE SCREAMING BRAIN. Production begins this summer and Campbell is writing, producing, directing and starring in the
project which centers on an uptown banker (Campbell) who suffers an injury to part of his brain, which is replaced with that of a Latino street hustler.
"So what you've got is one guy with two brains, and they team up to form an unholy alliance and find the woman who killed them both and who is loose
in the city," Campbell said in an interview. This is part of a two-picture deal Campbell struck with SCI FI and Creative Light Entertainment.
MATRIX RELOADED: THE MATRIX RELOADED will premiere at the world famous Cannes Film Festival this year on May 15. This is the
second day of the festival and the picture will not be competing with other films. May 15 is also the date of the picture's North American release.
THE PUNISHER: Marvel Studios and Artisan Pictures has announced that Thomas Jane will take on the role as THE PUNISHER, which
will begin filming in July and is being pencilled in for a release sometime in the summer of 2004. In the Marvel Comics books, the character is a
former soldier named Frank Castle who witnesses the murder of his wife and two children by two rival mobs while on a picnic outing. Castle outfits
himself with the latest weapons, armor and equipment and systematically kills those responsible for his family's death, then goes on to bring down
other criminals. He paints a white skull on the front of his body armor and is known only as "The Punisher" by the underworld.
THUNDERBIRDS: Star Trek's Jonathan Frakes is busy at work on the new THUNDERBIRDS, a new version of the 1960s puppet series.
There's a photo of the Lady Penelope's car over at http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2003151300,00.html.
INSIDE SCI-FI THIS WEEK:Thursday, April 3: BUFFY: Sounds like Joss Whedon will be giving BUFFY fans a real send-off as the series ends on May 20. BUFFY will conclude with a
five-episode story arc, beginning April 15. The arc will bring back David Boreanaz (Angel) and Eliza Dushku (Faith) and include guest star Nathan
Fillion (Firefly). This five-episode story arc will pit Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) against her most insidious and evil opponent ever, Caleb (Fillion), a
depraved operative of the First. A final battle to the death will decide whether good or evil will prevail on Earth.
ENTERPRISE: We have seen a number of aliens return to the Star Trek universe, landing on the ENTERPRISE. On May 14, we'll see an old
favorite, the Tellarite, first seen in the original series episode "Journey to Babel". In "Bounty", set for air on May 14, a Tellarite named Skalaar collects
on a Klingon reward for the capture of Captain Archer.
SUPER HEROES: The Hollywood Reporter indicates that the WB Network is looking for future Spider-Men and Incredible Hulks. The
network has ordered six episodes of "Who Wants to Be a Superhero?" -- a tongue-in-cheek fantasy contest show from reality guru Bruce Nash ("Meet My
Folks") and comic pioneer Stan Lee -- for the 2003-04 season. Real people with homegrown ideas for original superheroes will face off in character before
a panel of celebrity judges who have played onscreen superheroes. Semifinalists will undergo a "superhero makeover" -- with a professional artistic gloss
overseen by "Spider-Man" creator Lee -- and compete in various stunts and challenges that mimic comic book derring-do. The winner will then be eligible to
have his or her idea developed and expanded by Lee's team, possibly for a comic book spinoff. The producers will conduct and film open auditions around
the country in coming weeks.
Wednesday, April 2: RATINGS: Top 10 Syndicated Shows: Stargate SG-1 2.5; The X-Files 2.4; Andromeda 2.0; Mutant X 2.0; Adventure Inc. 1.9;
Buffy 1.9; 3rd Rock 1.7; Beastmaster 1.6; The Lost World 1.4, and The Outer Limits 1.3. Source: Nielsen Galaxy Report, 3/3/03 - 3/9/03.
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: SCIFI Production was to begin yesterday on the four-hour miniseries BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, a re-imagining
of the classic 1980s TV series. The project stars Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, among others, and is slated to premiere in December.
SCIFI ACTION FILMS: Over at www.scifi.com, you can
find a listing of the upcoming movie projects SCIFI is undertaking. A number of them sound quite familiar -- guess we'll have to wait and see what they
SCIFI SERIES: SCIFI has also announced a slate of series for the 2004-05 season. Other than STARGATE: ATLANTIS, only a couple sound
interesting enough to take a peek at. Clife Barker's The Evil One is a thriller series, told from the perspective of an evil demon, in which the forces of
good and evil do battle each week. Total Eclipse is another that I'm curious about. This series centers on Jeremy Cross, a new teacher at Greylock College,
who discovers that the school is a nexus of the supernatural, where the faculty's IQ increases annually, intelligent wolves roam the forests and research
deals with time travel, ESP and anything else on the edge of science.
TREMORS: The folks at SCIFI are quite pleased at the March 28 premiere of TREMORS. The series earned a combined 1.8 rating in the Nielsens,
including a 1.6 for the first episode, "Feeding Frenzy," at 9 p.m. and a 2.0 for the second episode, "Ghost Dance," at 10 p.m. According to the network, "Ghost
Dance" scored the best rating for any episode of any series on SCI FI this quarter and the best performance for any program in the Friday, 10 p.m., timeslot
in the channel's history.
BLACK SASH: Over at the WB, THE BLACK SASH premiered to middling ratings Sunday. In key demographic of persons 12 to 34, Sash scored a 1.9
Nielsen Media Research rating and 5 share, equal to what Angel (including repeats) was averaging on Sundays this season. Sash averaged 4.1 million viewers, compared with Angel's Sunday season average of 3.5 million. However, Sash retained only 67 percent of Charmed's 18- to 49-year-old audience and 60 percent
of its 18- to 34-year-old audience. Original episodes of Angel leading out of original episodes of Charmed retained 91 percent of the audience in adults 18 to 49
and 81 percent in adults 18 to 34.
Tuesday, April 1: THE MACHINIST: Variety reports that Christian Bale (Reign of Fire) will star in THE MACHINIST, a man haunted by a ghostly figure he
sees in a factory. The project will be directed by Brad Anderson (Session 9); Julio Fernandez will produce for the Spanish production company
Filmax. The movie will begin shooting May 19 in Barcelona, Spain.
THE THINGS: Last week, SCIFI announced a long list of projects in development for broadcast in the 2004-2005 season. The list included a
"re-envisioned" mini-series for THE THING. Here is how Sci-Fi Channel described the new THING mini-series: "It's everywhere. It's anything. And it can't
be stopped. SCI FI re-envisions the terrifying suspense classic, THE THING, which follows a team of American scientists who discover a bloodthirsty alien
life form in the frozen expanse of Antarctica. Swift, stealthy and cunning, this shape-shifting monster assumes the appearance of its victims with the aims
of earning the scientists' trust -- and decimating the group from the inside. Who can be trusted, and who is a threat? The miniseries, written by Gary L.
Goldman (MINORITY REPORT, TOTAL RECALL), will be distributed by USACE." No broadcast date has been given, nor has casting begun for the show.
STARGATE: ATLANTIS: The Sci-Fi Channel has officially given the greenlight for the long-rumored spinoff series from STARGATE SG-1, STARGATE: ATLANTIS. Rumors regarding the series ATLANTIS have been floating around for over a year, but only confirmed by the network last week. According to
the Sci-Fi Channel, the show will center around the discovery of the ruins of the lost civilization of Atlantis, which is then discovered to actually be the
same civilization that created the Stargate system. "The implications of this discovery lead the team to a distant universe, where they find a primitive
human civilization threatened by a sinister new enemy." No word on whether or not the spinoff will include any of the first show's characters or creative
Monday, March 31: RATINGS: Top 10 SCIFI Channel Shows: Stargate SG-1 1.6; Arachnid 1.3; Sleepwalkers 1.3; Farscape 1.2; Tracker 1.2;
Death by Magic 1.1; Retroactive 1.1; Langoliers, Part 2 1.0; Strange World 0.9, and Children of the Corn 0.9. Source: Nielsen Galaxy
Report, 3/3/03 - 3/9/03.
SMALLVILLE: The first edition of SMALLVILLE is out on stands. While there are features inside that would be more appropriate
in a teen magazine, story is a good one and worth the price.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Chris Rock's HEAD OF STATE took the #1 spot at the box office this weekend bringing in $14 million. Though Steve
Martin and Queen Latifah's comedy "Bringing Down the House" has been on top movie for three straight weekends, they dropped to the #2 spot with
$12.5 million in receipts. "The Core" starring Aaron Eckhart and Hilary Swank opened in third place with $12.4 million. Debuting at No. 4 was the John
Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson military thriller "Basic," with $12.1 million.
KING KONG: Universal Pictured has announced that five-time Academy Award nominee Peter Jackson will direct KING KONG. Jackson will
begin work on the film immediately following the release of THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING, the third and final installment of his
blockbuster trilogy based upon the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. Jackson is set to write the screenplay with his partner Fran Walsh and "Lord Of The Rings"
co-writer Philippa Boyens. Jackson and Walsh will produce the film under their WingNut Films banner. Universal Pictures will release King Kong worldwide
THE HULK: According to sources, composer Mychael Danna has been dropped from scoring THE HULK. The scheduled sessions in April will
no longer take place. Danny Elfman is now scheduled to replace and score the picture.
Saturday, March 29: I'M BACK! I am back from a terrific business trip to Vienna, Austria. Though the weather the first week was a bit on the cool side,
the second week was superb. The first signs of Spring are in the air -- sprouting flowers and trees, tour busses linking the Ring around the city.
While I love the city of Vienna, it's great to be back home.
FARSCAPE: Ranger Dave sent a note about a new SAVE FARSCAPE website. If you
are interested in efforts underway to save the series, visit the site and see what you might do.
RATINGS: Top 10 SF Network Shows: Alias 6.1; Touched by an Angel 5.2; Smallville 4.9; Futurama 4.1; Enterprise 2.8; Buffy 2.4;
Charmed 2.3; Sabrina 2.1, and Twilight Zone 1.5. Source: Nielsen Galaxy Report, 2/24/03 - 3/2/03.
MUTANT X DVD: On June 24, the first season of MUTANT X will be released on DVD. Disc 1 includes the series' first two episodes: "The Shock
of the New" and "I Scream the Body Electric." This is a DVD-only release, in English. Extras include: commentary for "The Shock of the New"; outtakes;
gallery; character profile: Adam; cast biography: John Shea; television promos; and ADV Previews.
RENEWALS: The WB Network has released information on renewals for the coming year. SMALLVILLE was one of six shows that the network
has already decided to bring back next fall. The others are "7th Heaven," "Charmed," "Gilmore Girls," "Everwood" and "Reba."
WHAT'S ON TONIGHT
Shock to the System
Doe loses his encyclopedic mind after getting struck by lightning, and just before he gets a personal challenge from a serial killer.
On SCIFI Tonight:
After learning Stillson's congressional rival---a long-time incumbent---is a war veteran with a dark secret, Johnny ponders whether the truth is more
important that Stillson's defeat.
Cole learns that a child faith-healer is really a Cirronian scientist, whom Zin plans to use to further his cause.
Night of the Shriekers
Burt is pressed into service after the U.S. Government attempts to domesticate Shriekers---killer reptilian bipeds---for use as rescue animals turns
into a disaster.
Debut: Terrifying practical jokes are staged on unsuspecting victims with the help of their friends and family in this new hidden-camera series hosted
by Shannen Doherty.
CATCHING UP WITH JMS
While surfing through sites this morning, I pulled this from the JMS News site. It is a great catch-up on his projects:
Q: Will we see more Babylon 5 and what are your new projects?
To part one of your question, one never knows.
To part two...season 2 of Jeremiah is just about finished in terms of production, and will go on the air sometime probably early or
Spidey continues to come out regularly.
My new comic, Supreme Power, also from Marvel, debuts July 16, with art by Gary Frank.
Now that Jeremiah is done, I'll be turning my attention to finishing off Rising Stars.
I have a new television series currently in development, we finalized the contract with the company last week, and we'll see where it goes.
The director of Daredevil has said he wants to make Midnight Nation his next film, so we're taking meetings over the next few weeks to see if we can
make that happen.
Just finished the commentaries and interviews for the B5 Year 3 DVD set, and I think it's a bit better than the year 2 commentary I did, which I think
kinda sucked. Year 2 comes out in April.
I'm doing a new audio drama series which I can talk about more later. We should go into production as soon as I've finished the last of the scripts over
the next week or so.
I know there's some other stuff, but I've just forgotten it. (There may also be some strong interest in Polaris from another studio.)
CALLING ALL GRID EPSILON IRREGULARS
Wow, that's a term I haven't used in a long time!
With the coming 10th anniversary of the airing of "The Gathering", Ranger Desi and other GEIs would like to get back in touch. The GEIs were the
original fans of the show -- before there was a show. They gathered over on the old GEnie site and chatted with Joe and others about Babylon 5 before
it hit the airwaves. If you are one of those lucky few -- an original GEI -- please go to http://worldsofjms.com/b5/gei.htm . If you would like to contact Ranger Desi, her e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm going through some of the usual websites and thought I'd catch up on what JMS has talked about over at the B5 moderated site. He indicates
that he will be attending San Diego ComiCon and WonderCon in San Francisco at the end of April.
On a premiere date for JEREMIAH, JMS said:
"Last I heard, year two is set to debut in the US around the first week of August. They want to be able to debut their new series Dead Like Me in
June/July or so, let that get its sea-legs, then we come out in August. We're currently in the last phase of shooting our two-part season finale
JEREMIAH - SEASON TWO
Ranger Monica passed along the titles for the second season of Jeremiah. She runs a
Jeremiah site and seems to have a lot of information on the series. You'll definitely want to bookmark this site to stay up to date
on the series.
Letters from the Other Side - Part 1 and 2
Deus Ex Machina
Rights of Passage
The Mysterious Mister Smith
Voices in the Dark
The Road Not Taken
Running on Empty
State of the Union
NEW BABYLON 5 ROLEPLAYING GAME
Ranger Damon pointed me in the direction of http://gamingreport.com
where they has been some comment on a new Babylon 5 Roleplaying Game. Matthew Sprange from Mongoose Publishing talks
about what's ahead:
"Well, the news of the new Babylon 5 roleplaying game has certainly generated a lot of interest. We have all sorts of previews
planned for you chaps on the run up the game's release at the end of May (it really isn't that long to wait!) but there have been
a lot of questions raised about support for the game. Well, the Mongoose is not about to let you down over something as good as
Babylon 5! Here is a sneak peek of what we have coming up over the next few months - this may be subject to some change.
Books may get juggled about but you can be sure of at least one release per month this year for this game. "
There have been a number of movies created using comic book characters as the central focus of attention. Do you feel these movies have been
pretty faithful to the images projected on the page? Has their success helped the comic book industry gain some respectability?
Send in your opinions to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll post the responses on the Discussion Page for everyone to share.
BABYLON 5 CHRONOLOGY
I've put up another wonderful segment of the Babylon 5 Chronology. This segment begins with 2249. Go to 23rd
I noticed that JMS used a section of Terry's chronology to answer a question the other day about Morden/Anna's trip over on the B5
A BIG THANK YOU and note appreciation goes to Terry for taking the time (and considerable effort) to pull the chronology together -- and
for updating it to include CRUSADE, the novels and other relevant Babylon 5 material. THANKS TERRY!
Reviews have begun to come in. See if your opinion of LORD OF THE RINGS matches that of Ranger Helen. Go to
Reviews to see. Want to express your opinion? Just drop me a line and you too can see your name in lights.
Read any good books lately? How about the movies. Did you like LORD OF THE RINGS, NEMESIS? Send along a review
and share your thoughts with the readers here. Let's make one of our New Years Resolution one of staying in
touch here at The Zocalo Today.
KEEPING UP WITH CAST AND CREW
BILL MUMY: Bill will be releasing his 5th solo CD in April on Renaissance Records. GHOSTS will be a compilation of songs (the best of) taken
from the first four CD's plus a few brand new ones. The brand new songs include "Always Open", "Take it Back", "The Recalcitrant Princess" and "Just A
Drop of Rain in the Ocean." Angela Cartwright from Lost in Space will design the package. The album will be available through Amazon.com and other
internet sites as well as a few of the bigger stores.
RICHARD BIGGS: Ranger Jan reports that Richard Biggs gave out some very good news at MegaCon last week. He has landed a
recurring role on SCIFI's TREMORS. He will also be coming back to STRONG MEDICINE.
PAT TALLMAN: Pat Tallman's JENNIFER IS DEAD will be playing at the Palm Beach Film Festival in early April. It is contending for
a top award in the horror category. It will also be featured in Shriekfest 2003, aka the Third Annual Los Angeles International Horror/Science
Fiction Film Festival and Screenplay Competition.
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.
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.
BABYLON 5 DVDs
News on Season Two DVD:
Here is the rundown on the Season Two DVD of Babylon 5 from
Warner Home Video.
The acclaimed second season of this science fiction cult favorite is now available for the first time ever as a 6-disc DVD set. All 22 episodes
have been digitally remastered to provide Dolby Digital 5.1 sound and widescreen format.
Introduction by producer/creator J. Michael Straczynski and various cast members. 2 episode commentaries by producer/creator J. Michael
Straczynski. Episode commentary by cast members Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian and Jerry Doyle. Building Babylon: Blueprint of an
Episode featurette. Shadows and Dreams: Honors of Babylon featurette. The Universe of Babylon 5 data/tech/personnel files. Babylon 5 Timeline.
Original episode promos.
JMS wrote this in the B5 moderated newsgroup recently:
Interviews for year 2's DVD have been set, or already conducted, with Stephen
Furst, Andrea Thompson, John Iacovelli, Anne Bruice-Ailing, Jerry, Claudia,
Bruce, me, John Copeland, Doug Netter and others.
In addition, I'll be doing commentaries on "The Coming of Shadows" and "The
Fall of Night," and there will be a bonus group commentary by Bruce, Claudia
and Jerry on "The Long, Twilight Struggle."
There's talk about a special musical sequence for the season 3 DVD, with Chris
re-scoring 2-3 episodes end to end with non-stop music, future segments on "The
Future According to Babylon 5" with NASA and JPL guys (btw, James over at a
certain House subcommittee, if you're reading this and could drop me a note,
that'd be great). I'd like to see the final bonus section on year 5 be about
the fans of the show.
Point being...they're putting a LOT of energy and work into this to make each
set better than the one before.
RISING STARS: BRIGHT #1
(W) Fiona Avery, (P) Dan Jurgens, (I) Jason Gorder.
"Mercy." In the hit series, Rising Stars, it is mentioned that at one time, Matthew Bright ran away from Pederson and, under an assumed name, became
a member of normal society and a police officer. Join us as Matthew tells this story in his memoirs and learn how a Special can shine brightest when they're
just being human. FC 32 pages $2.99 Part 1 of 3 .
(W) Fiona Avery (P) Dan Jurgens.
"Authority." Matthew Bright is still living under the assumed name of Brendan Miller, and making close friendships with Frank and Jess in the precinct, when
a new serial killer case erupts in the NYPD. Matt really takes the case to heart upon discovering that the serial killer has Specials in mind whenever he causes
new carnage in the streets of suburban New York. In the second part of three issues, Matthew's secret identity as Brendan Miller is about to be ripped from
him and his true nature as a special is revealed. 32 pages, $2.99.
Written by J. Michael Straczynski, art and cover John Romita Jr. and Scott Hanna.
Part 3 of a 3-part story.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on May 21.
Farscape: The Illustrated Season 4 Companion
by Paul Simpson and Ruth Thomas
Featuring a foreword from Farscape star Ben Browder (Crichton), Farscape: The Illustrated Season 4 Companion offers unprecedented
access to the show’s stars and production team, taking an exclusive, detailed tour behind the scenes, complete with an episode guide to
BABYLON 5 NOVEL
DelRey has reprinted one of the most popular Babylon 5 novels written! Jeanne Cavelos' novel
SHADOW WITHIN is now at your book store or available through online ordering. If you haven't read the book already, now is your chance to own a
copy. Here is the description of the novel from DelRey:
The electrifying space epic continues as Anna and John Sheridan battle deadly foes at opposite ends of the universe.
The dedication of the new Babylon 5 Station is fast approaching, and desperate enemies intend to see it end in catastrophe. The fate of the fledgling space alliance lies in the hands of John Sheridan, newly appointed captain of the spaceship Agamemnon. His orders are to stop the attack. Unless he first gets to the bottom of the near-mutinous behavior of the Agamemnon’s unruly crew, Sheridan and his spaceship will share Babylon 5’s doom.
Time is also running out for his wife Anna, headed to Z’ha’dum aboard the Icarus. Young, beautiful, and brilliant, she was thrilled to be appointed chief science officer of the follow-up mission to this mysterious planet on the edge of the known universe, where artifacts rumored to hold stupendous powers have been discovered. But the offer she could not resist threatens to become a dark destiny she cannot avoid, for an unimaginable horror lies somnolent on Z’ha’dum–and the monstrous consequences of disturbing the sleeping evil will haunt every living thing in the cosmos. . . .
Babylon 5 created by J. Michael Straczynski
SCI FI PUBLICATIONS
Cult Times #90: Smallville's Michael Rosenbaum and John Glover talk about being the dynamic father and son duo behing Luthercorp.
Also in this issue, a look at JEREMIAH with co-producer Gregory Noveck. David Fury discusses his work on ANGEL and BUFFY and
Dominic Keating talks about Malcolm Reed from ENTERPRISE.
Starburst #296: Emma Caulfield talks about BUFFY and her new movie "Darkness Falls". Also in this issue Mark Steven Johnson talks about
directing DAREDEVIL and George Clooney and Natascha McElhone talk about SOLARIS.
Expose #77: With word just having come about BUFFY ending, this issue may be special for fans as Marti Noxon reflects on what she accomplished
with the series -- and what she wishes she would have done! Also Kristen Dalton talks about her character, Dana, in THE DEAD ZONE and Lauren Lee
Smith discusses the changes ahead for her character on MUTANT X.
TV Zone #160: ANGEL has taken a number of twists and turns since first becoming part of our TV viewing schedule along with BUFFY. This
issue brings you the history of Angel, along with an exclusive interview with J. August Richards - Gunn! Also inside, a full and comprehensive
episode guide of FARSCAPE and a look at VERITAS.
TV Zone Special #49: Make-up artists -- up close and personal! Genius Rob Hall from BUFFY is featured, along with Michael Westmore from
ENTERPRISE and NEMESIS. Andy Mikita from STARGATE SG-1 talks about directing the latest episodes from season six. Also in this issue,
Anthony Michael Hall talks about THE DEAD ZONE and the women of ANDROMEDA (Lexa Doig and Laura Bertram) talk about Andromeda and
BABYLON 5 BOOK OF QUOTES
For all those who submitted quotes and experiences to the Babylon 5 Book of Quotes, word from JMS is that
the book, plus emails and suggestions, is being compiled now, and they're targeting February, the 10th anniversary
of B5, for the publication date.
03-APR-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) SOUL HUNTER
04-APR-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) BORN TO THE PURPLE
07-APR-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) INFECTION
08-APR-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) THE PARLIAMENT OF DREAMS
09-APR-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) MIND WAR
10-APR-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) WAR PRAYER
11-APR-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) AND THE SKY FULL OF STARS
14-APR-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) DEATHWALKER
15-APR-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) BELIEVERS
16-APR-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) SURVIVORS
17-APR-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY
18-APR-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) SIGNS AND PORTENTS
21-APR-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) TKO
22-APR-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) GRAIL
23-APR-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) EYES
24-APR-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) LEGACIES
25-APR-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS -PT 1
28-APR-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS -PT 2
29-APR-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) BABYLON SQUARED
30-APR-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) THE QUALITY OF MERCY
03-APR-03 1:00 AM STARGATE SG-1 THE FIRST COMMANDMENT
07-APR-03 7:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 COLD LAZARUS
07-APR-03 8:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 THE NOX
07-APR-03 9:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 BRIEF CANDLE
07-APR-03 10:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 THOR'S HAMMER
07-APR-03 1:00 AM STARGATE SG-1 COLD LAZARUS
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.
BABYLON 5 TOONS
John Cook has a new cartoon contest going. Try your hand at a punch line.
BABYLON 5/CRUSADE CONVENTIONS
Best of Both Worlds 18
April 19 and 20, 2003
Place: Sydney, Australia
B5 Guests: Mira Furlan, Claudia Christian
Other Guests: Marina Sirtis, Michael Hurst, Tony Amendola, Gil Gerard, Erin Grey
For more information, visit their website at
April 27-28, 2003
Place: Cleveland, Ohio
Other Guests: Robert Picardo, James Doohan, Alice Krige, David Carradine, Barry Morse, John Billingsley
For more information, visit their website at
Federation Con 10
May 2-4, 2003
Place: Bonn, Germany
B5 Guests: Jason Carter, Tracy Scoggins
Other Guests: James Marsters, Leni Parker, Connor Traineer, Marina Sirtis, Ethan Phillips, Terry Farrell, Gil Gerard
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.
JMS' mail can be sent to:
14431 Ventura Boulevard, PMB 260
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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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