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What's New Today
Saturday, May 15:
I'M BACK! Got back from beautiful Vienna, Austria yesterday. I am catching up at work so it may take me a little
while to catch up at the website as well.
TOP 10 SF NETWORK SHOWS:
Joan of Arcadia 4.0
Tru Calling 2.7
Kingdom Hospital 2.6
Source: Nielsen Galaxy Report, 4/19/04 - 4/25/04.
BOOKS OF MAGIC: According to the Hollywood Reporter, Swedish directors Simon Sandquist and Joel Bergvall have
signed on to direct Warner Brothers' big-screen adaptation of DC Comics' BOOKS OF MAGIC, about a bespectacled teenager
learning magic in contemporary London. Author of the original story and the novel, Neil Gaiman, will serve as executive producer.
BATMAN NOVELS: Del Rey Books announced a partnership with DC Comics to develop original fiction tied to DC's BATMAN
franchise. The program includes the novelizations for the upcoming Warner Brothers movies Catwoman (starring Halle Berry) and
Batman Begins. The Catwoman novelization, written by Elizabeth Hand, will be available in stores on June 1; the movie opens July 23.
Three other original Batman novels, based on the comic series, are scheduled for spring 2005, fall 2005 and spring 2006. Novelist
Michael Reaves will write the books with Steven-Eliot Altman, a writer for the Batman: The Animated Series TV show. Del Rey and DC
Comics will work closely with the authors to develop the storylines, and DC editors of the Batman comic-book series will offer input
and editorial resources.
HELLBOY 2: The Hollywood Reporter indicates that Helmer Guillermo del Toro and producers Lawrence Gordon, Mike
Richardson and Lloyd Levin are all back on board for "Hellboy 2," the sequel to Revolution Studios' hit comic book feature. Mike
Mignola will develop the new story for "Hellboy 2" with del Toro. The feature film was based on Mignola's Dark Horse Entertainment
television series. " HELLBOY was a tremendously successful and unique project," Revolution partner Todd Garner said. "It was
Guillermo's vision that brought the film to the marketplace, and we are delighted to be working with him again."
HOUSE OF WAX: Friday's Hollywood Reporter reports that Brian Van Holt has been cast as the villain in Dark Castle
Entertainment's HOUSE OF WAX for Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures. Joel Silver, Robert Zemeckis and Susan
Levin are producing. WAX, currently filming in Australia, focuses on a group of teens who fall prey to demented killers who have
a penchant for encasing their victims in wax. Polly Cohen is the Warners production exec on the project, while Kristin Lowe is the
creative exec. The project is a remake of the 1953 classic horror film "House of Wax 3-D," which starred Vincent Price and was
directed by Andre de Toth. The earlier version from Warners centered on a mad professor who used human bodies covered with
wax in his wax museum.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Ancient Greece moves to the forefront of the boxoffice battles this weekend as Warner Bros.
Pictures launches its epic TROY in a lot more than 1,000 theaters. TROY should claim the top slot in the weekend standings.
Universal Pictures' VAN HELSING, from director Stephen Sommers, kicked off the summer last weekend with a $51.7 million
CONSTANTINE: Though we have quite a ways to wait before the Feb. 11, 2005 release for CONSTANTINE, a teaser trailer
for the film, Warner Bros.' upcoming film based on DC Comics' Hellblazer comic book, debuted Thursday both online and on
Access Hollywood. The trailer will also be attached to Warner Bros.' big release this week, Troy. Keanu Reeves stars as John
Constantine in the film, along with Rachel Weisz. Djimon Hounsou and Shia LaBeouf, and the film is directed by Francis Lawrence.
Go to http://www.insanerantings.com/hell/movie/trailer.html
for the teaser.
WHAT'S ON TONIGHT
8:00pm on ABC
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
An orphan attends a school of witchcraft and wizardry. Based on a book by J.K. Rowling.
8:00pm on HBO
"28 Days Later"
A virus that transforms humans into bloodthirsty, rage-filled zombies eradicates all but a handful of survivors in this acclaimed
shocker from director Danny Boyle. Jim (Cillian Murphy) awakens from a coma to discover a London eerily devoid of human life,
but filled with frighteningly frenzied ghouls. He joins fellow survivors Selena (Naomie Harris), Frank (Brendan Gleeson) and
Frank's young daughter, Hannah (Megan Burns). Together they attempt to navigate their way toward the source of a radio
broadcast that promises help. What they find may pose an even greater threat. With Christopher Eccleston and Noah Huntley.
10:15pm on AMC
The government attempts to fake a mission to Mars, but when the astronauts learn that part of the scenario includes a "tragic
accident" on the way home, they try to escape. Terrific aerial stunts and an all-star cast that includes Elliott Gould, James Brolin,
Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston, O.J. Simpson, Hal Holbrook, Karen Black and Telly Savalas.
On SciFi Tonight:
April 1970 astronauts try to return alive.
Mission to Mars
A team goes to Mars to recover an earlier expedition.
On Syndicated TV This Weekend:
Part 1 of 2: The Dissonant Interval
The crew attempts to rescue a peaceful society from the path of the Magog worldship.
The gang learns the Beast is working for a larger entity, and they try to restore Angel's soul.
Dar sets out on a quest to find his family and defeat Balcifer, the Lord of Darkness.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World
A Man of Vision
The explorers experience a visitor from the past, who leads them to the edge of disaster.
Cirque des Merveilles
Lexa's suspicions lead the team to unveil a traveling death camp posing as a circus.
The spies' plane crashes, leaving them on a desert island with an escaped prisoner.
Jonas realizes he has precognitive abilities.
The Outer Limits
An alien gives five high-school students a life-or-death choice.
The Outer Limits
Chemical warfare leaves humanity unable to reproduce normally.
INSIDE SCI-FI THIS WEEK:
LAST UPDATE FOR A WHILE: I am off to Vienna, Austria this afternoon, so I won't be able to update the
site for a couple of weeks. Great news from JMS to end the month on though -- see below. I can't wait to hear what he
has in store for us. Talk to you soon.
Saturday, May 1: TOP SF NETWORK SHOWS:
Joan of Arcadia 4.2
Tru Calling 2.9
Kingdom Hospital 2.6
Source: Nielsen Galaxy Report, 4/5/04 - 4/11/04.
SERENITY: Zoic Studios will handle the visual effects for Joss Whedon's upcoming SF movie SERENITY,
based on the TV show FIREFLY, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Culver City, Calif., F/X house previously
handled Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Zoic's creative director Loni Peristere will serve as the movie's visual
effects supervisor. "Loni Peristere and Zoic constantly expand my concept of what can be done with digital effects,"
Whedon said. "They're masters of the new technology, but not slaves to it. What they did on my TV show I had never
seen in a movie. What they'll do on my movie ... I'm just really excited to be working with these lunatics."
STAR WARS TV?: TheForce.net Web site reported a rumor that Lucasfilm will mount a Star Wars television
series in 2006, after the last Star Wars movie, EPISODE III, premieres in theaters in May 2005.
I know I've been absent for a while now, but there are reasons, especially in
regards to B5:TMoS. In a project of this nature, and this size, there's stage
one (let's do this) stage two (let's make everybody's deal) and stage three
(making it). We're hip-deep in stage two just now, and it's taking a freaking
long amount of time to get through it all. Stage two is also the most
unnerving and nerve-wracking stage when there's a lot of money involved, as
there is in this situation.
So every day is a case of "Are we there yet?" and being told yes...almost.
I swear, it's the kind of thing that could lead a monk to murder.
Thing of it is...there's a LOT happening right now in the B5 universe, on a
multitude of fronts, some of it in response to TMoS, some of it coming up
completely on its own. All I can say at this moment is that if you've been
waiting for new stuff in the B5 universe, you may be getting your wish in
spades very soon.
Soon, I promise, all will be made clear. I don't like being Mr. Mysterioso on
this, but if I say too much, the-powers-that-be will use my head to make a
2.35:1 sized hole in the wall.
A number of clips have been received from Warner Bros. for your viewing pleasure. Don't miss them. They have
been provided in a number of formats so that everyone can enjoy them -- no matter what the speed of your
connection is. Go to Season 5 to view them.
Materials are arriving from Warner Bros. and will be posted shortly related to the release of the
Season 5 DVD for Babylon 5.
Ranger John passed along this information related to a name from the B5 past! Lou Anders was the on-site reporter for the
Babylon 5 magazine from Titan and later managing editor at Bookface.com. Lou, good luck in your latest endeavor.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2004
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jill Maxick, Director of Publicity, Prometheus Books
or Lou Anders, Senior Editor/Editorial Director, Pyr
Prometheus Books Introduces Science Fiction/Fantasy Imprint
Pyr Poised to Set the Science Fiction World on Fire
Prometheus Books is proud to announce the launch of Pyr, a new science
fiction and fantasy imprint, with titles anticipated in Spring 2005.
Prometheus Books is entering its thirty-fifth year of successful independent
publishing; since 1969, Prometheus has been a leader in publishing books for
the scientific, professional, library, educational, popular and consumer
For founder Paul Kurtz, the progression from popular science nonfiction to
science fiction and fantasy is a natural one.
Science and science fiction have a long history of mutual inspiration and
admiration that stretches back at least as far as the 19th Century, says
Kurtz, Science fiction is vital for the human person. It feeds the mind,
the heart, and the creative imagination. At its best, it can inspire
positive images of the future.
Prometheus Books took its name from the courageous Greek god who gave fire
to humans, lighting the way to reason, intelligence, and independence. Pyr,
the Greek word for fire, continues this connection to fire and the
liveliness of imagination.
Prometheus Books has tested the waters of science fiction before, most
notably with the well-reviewed Nothing Sacred (2004) and its prequel,
Galactic Rapture (2000), by Tom Flynn. Launching a dedicated imprint proves
the commitment Prometheus Books is making to the genre.
Lou Anders has been named Editorial Director of Pyr. Anders joins Prometheus
with over nine years of experience in science fiction and fantasy
entertainment and media. He is the editor of four anthologies, including
Live Without a Net (Roc, July 2003) and has published over 500 magazine
articles. Previously, Anders was Executive Editor of online publishing site
Bookface.com and the Los Angeles Liaison for Titan Publishing Group.
Currently, he serves as the Senior Editor of Argosy Magazine.
The challenge of developing a new imprint from the ground up with its own
identity yet one that complements Prometheus is an exciting prospect, notes
Anders. Since the start of the new millennium, we've been seeing a
renaissance of speculative fiction. With Pyr, we'll be looking to create
science fiction for the Next Age.
I received a note from Bob Furnell, publisher of a fan magazine called TELLYVISION dedicated to
American, British and Canadian television. He writes:
I'm looking for individuals who might be interested in writing articles
for the magazine on any aspect of "Babylon 5, Crusade" or any other tv
show that your interested in.
As its a fan magazine, unfortunately we aren't able to pay you for
contributing, but what we are able to offer contributors, is a place
to have your material published, a chance to have that material
exposed to an audience in Canada, the US and the UK, and a free
contributors copy of the issue that your article appears in. Plus,
if you run a TV-related website, I'm even willing to give your site
a plug in the magazine.
So if you're interested in writing for the magazine, I would love to
welcome new contributors/writers on board. You can visit the
magazine's official site at:
http://www.tellyvision.tvheaven.com, and I can also be contacted
by email through the site too.
Thanks for letting me take a few minutes of your time.
Here is a new feature for your enjoyment. I received some new book reviews that I've posted on a
separate Book Review Page. Let me know if you enjoy this new
feature -- and we'll continue to offer them as they are received. Agree with the review? Disagree? We
can post those as well.
Here is a great discussion topic suggested by Ranger Anne. What would you like to see as a future
JMS/B5 movie? To start things off, here are her suggestions:
If I had my way, I'd turn Kathryn Drennan's novel "To Dream in the City of Sorrows" into a movie.
I think it would be fascinating to see how frustrated Sinclair felt at not being able to function as an
Ambassador; the verbal showdown between him & Neroon before the Council of Caste Elders. I'd
especially like to see Sinclair getting into the role of Anla'shok Na (&Entil'Zha), his reunion with
Catherine Sakai and the mission in Sector 14.
If not, I'd like to see Valen & the Great War. How Valen established the Rangers, the Grey Council
and marshaled the forces of light against the Shadows. Besides I haven't been able to see "War Without
End" yet but would like to see Michael O'Hare as a Minbari.
My third option is to see the development of the Interstellar Alliance, Sheridan & Delenn's relationship
balanced with their duties as the ISA's "First Couple." I'd also include more of how the Rangers'
traditional duties expanded during this time.
Wow, that should give you something to think about! Send in your thoughts, comments and ideas
to firstname.lastname@example.org. I post them on the Discussion Page for everyone to share. See what has
come in so far. If you see an old topic you want to respond to, go right ahead. We enjoy hearing
DVD BUYING TIPS
CostCo continues to be my favorite store for DVDs. I picked up the Season 6 DVD of STARGATE SG-1
for $39.95 there on Saturday.
Ranger Dave found JEREMIAH nearly $20 less than Amazon's price at DVDsoon.com. Dave used Brian's
suggestion and went to www.dvdpricesearch.net and found STARGATE SG-1 Seasons 1,2,&3 for $32.88
each (including ) tax and free shipping). There is even a coupon for $4 off purchases over $100 from
that company. Season 4 was listed at a bit over $40.
I understand from Ranger Judy that all CostCo stores don't have the prices mentioned here. Hope
some of the other options given help out.
Ranger Brian sent along a terrific tip for purchasing any DVDs. Go to
http://www.dvdpricesearch.net/. You can do a search on any title and it will find the lowest price
for you. It includes mailing information as well. Thanks Brian!
Ranger Frank in Seattle indicates that again, CostCo is saving Babylon 5 fans money!
Costco stores have a limited time sale on the Babylon 5 DVD sets. I went into a Costco in the
Seattle area today, and they have seasons 1, 2 and 3 for $59.99 each -- about $25 less than
Amazon.com, and $40 less than list price, as I recall. Season 4 is $64.99. But the deal is that if
you buy Season 4, you get $20 off any one of the other seasons.
Thanks Frank for passing along the info. Other folks should check out CostCo for Babylon 5 and
other DVDs. They usually have very competitive prices.
THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON
Collectible Six-Disc DVD Set Featuring All 22 Episodes
Fully-Loaded with New Bonus Materials
Remastered in Widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio
Available January 6 from Warner Home Video
I have put together a listing of the episodes and pictures from each episode of
Season 4 with a synopsis from the Lurker's Guide. Enjoy.
If you have found bargain prices out there on this set, let us know. If you have had problems with
the set, here is an address to use to report them: Send any complaints/issues directly to Sherri Bogard
at email@example.com. She handles all DVD problems
with "Babylon 5".
SEASON SIX DVD
Season six of STARGATE SG-1 is now available. Amazon has had this DVD on their top 10 list for
weeks. The DVD boasts incredible special effects sequences, rapid-fire pacing and awesome scenes
of alien warfare, this all-new five-disc set of Stargate SG-1 is your gateway to pulse-pounding sci-fi
Special features include audio commentary for each episode and twelve "SG-1 Directors Series"
KEN FOREE: Ken (Pvt. Thurow in B5's Gropos episode) and Michael Berryman recently joined the cast
of THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, which centers on a band of bounty hunters led by Sheriff Wydell's brother
who is fueled by revenge when he finds out that his kin was slain by the Firefly family.
The film will pick up shortly after HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES with the Firefly clan going on the
road after their house is burned down and a few family members have been gunned down during
a police raid.
BRUCE MCGILL: Bruce McGill (Major Ryan in SEVERED DREAMS) will star in Universal and
Miramax's CINDERELLA MAN, directed by Ron Howard. He will play a boxing promoter who is instrumental
in guiding the career of Russell Crowe's title character. McGill next can be seen in DreamWorks' COLLATERAL
opposite Tom Cruise as well as SLOW BURN with Ray Liotta.
DANIEL DAE KIM: Daniel (Lt. Matheson from CRUSADE) has landed a role in the upcoming
series PARTY OF FIVE, being produced by J.J. Abrams from ALIAS.
SPECIAL CAST ACTIVITY
CRUISE WITH PETER WOODWARD
Peter is considering cruising the Caribbean in January 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
Susan Helfrich, Director
Cruise Events LLC
800 695 5253 - phone
215 322 0515 - phone
215 355 6664 - fax
Any information you send us will be handled respectfully. This is not a commitment from you, just an indication of interest.
JERRY DOYLE RADIO SHOW:
Here's the latest from Jerry: For the radio show, Talk Radio Network is building a new site and will have jerrydoyle.com up
and running soon. It will tie into the talkradionetwork.com site as well.
The M-F show launches this coming Monday(5th), 7-10P PST. The call in number is 800/449-8255.
Spread the word and give a call if you've got something to plug. I'll still be doing the Saturday show,
8-11P PST. Same phone number for that too. All the best.
All the best.
For more information on Jerry Doyle, Talk Radio Show Host, you may visit www.talkradionetwork.com
BABYLON 5 BIRTHDAYS
Theodore Bikel - May 2
Michael O'Hare - May 6
Stephen Furst - May 8
Melissa Gilbert-Boxleitner - May 8
Bruce Boxleitner - May 12
Andreas Katsulas - May 18
Andrea Thompson - May 22
Doug Wise - May 21
Douglas Netter - May 23
Paul Winfield - May 22
Roy Dotrice - May 26
Harlan Ellison - May 27
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the Directory of Readers.
Intergalactic Consortium, a new Science Fiction / Fantasy group based in Toronto, Ontario,
Canada has been formed. The group is focussed on discussing popular Science Fiction /
Fantasy movies, TV shows, books, trends and anything else under the sun (or any other star
for that matter). As a member you will be able to discuss Science Fiction / Fantasy of
today, yesteryear and tomorrow and have lots of fun making new friends with similar interests.
There is at least one regular meeting @ 4:00 pm on the last Saturday of every month. . They
are always looking for new members anywhere in Toronto and or surrounding area. It does not
cost anything to participate. If you require more information, have any questions, or
anything else please feel free to e- mail them at email@example.com. They hope to hear from
some of you.
United Federated Planets
Ranger Anne reports that in January, another chapter was added to the fold... EAS Winter
Wolf (in Texas). For more information, go to their site at
http://www.ufphq.com/chain_of_command.htm. You will find a great deal of interest in
Babylon 5 -- with position currently available on the sector staff--EarthDome, EarthForce and the Alliance.
Check it out.
STAR TREK CLUB VENEZUELA
Ranger Andres dropped a note to say that a new club has been formed -- Star Trek Club
Venezuela. It is small right now, but they are ready for recomendations, opinions, and/or
any other comments. They are plannig our first expocon at the end of the year, into the facilities
of Humboldt Planetarium in Caracas. Visit their site at
We have a number of Fan Clubs listed here at the Zocalo. They are those associated with a
particular actor -- and there are those devoted to Babylon 5 or science fiction. Be sure to
check out the Clubs Page to see if there is an organization
NEW SCIENCE FICTION MERCHANDISE
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.
SCIENCE FICTION PUBLICATIONS
Cult Times #104: SMALLVILLE star Tom Welling is the focus of this issue. The interview
focuses on the latest changes in the life of Clark Kent and how it may affect the relationship
with Lex Luthor. Also in this issue -- Amy Acker, J. August Richards and Andy Hallett
talk about the cancellation of ANGEL.
Starburst #310: SPIDER-MAN 2 will be upon us soon and the magazine takes us for a look at
the new menace, Doc Ock, Alfred Molina. Also in this issue, producer Bob Ducsay talks about dealing
with famous monsters in VAN HELSING and William Shatner talks about James T. Kirk, movies, legends
and a lot of other things.
Expose #85: This issue is full of ANGEL interviews. James Marsters and David Boreanaz
discuss Spike and Angel's rivalry; Sarah Thompson looks at Eve from Wolfram & Hart and
producer Steven S. DeKnight talks about the shocking cancellation. Also in this issue Richard
Roxburgh gives insight into becoming Dracula for VAN HELSING and Cary Elwes tells us about
his role as the villain in ELLA ENCHANTED.
TV Zone #175: ANGEL star David Boreanaz talks about the big changes undergone by
the characters in ANGEL's Season Five, his directorial début on the show, and his work on upcoming
movie The Crow: Wicked Prayer. ANDROMEDA's Gordon Michael Woolvett tells us about his latest
season playing fix-anything engineer Seamus Zelazny Harper, and about making his writing début
on the show.
Expose Special #25: CHARMED is the focus of attention in this issue. Alyssa Milano,
Holly Marie Combs and Paige McGowan look ahead to a seventh season. Others featured in the issue
include co-star Dorian Gregory and producer Brad Kern
TV Zone Special #56: The big topic in this issue -- the new DOCTOR WHO! Meet Christopher
Eccleston and see what qualities he will bring to the role. Also in this issue, Terrance Dicks, writer &
and former script editor for DOCTOR WHO, offers some advice for the new production team. Colin Baker
played the sixth Doctor and gives you some insights into his memories of the series.
Cult Times Special #29: The theme of this special issue, "Defense of the Realm" -- and we are
given profiles of folks like ALIAS' Sydney Bristow, ANGEL's Wesley Wyndam-Price; THE AVENGERSs'
John Steed, 24's Jack Bauer and THE MAN FROM UNCLE's Napoleon Solo. Also in this issue, hear from
Michael Shanks and Christopher Judge about STARGATE SG-1 and upcoming ATLANTIS.
NEW BOOKS ON THE HORIZON
Stargate SG-1: The Essential Scripts TP
by Sharon Gosling
Far more than a script book, this essential Stargate SG-1 series guide is packed with bonus
material including an in-depth introduction about writing for the show, deleted scenes,
commentary and background, plus exclusive interviews with the writers, directors, and cast
members. The following original Stargate SG-1 shooting scripts — complete with annotations —
were specially selected for this volume: "2010," "Abyss," "The Fifth Race," "The Torment of
Tantalus," "Window of Opportunity," and "Wormhole Xtreme."
(133/1-84023-887-9) (CAUT: 4)
SC, 6x9, 352pg, b&w..........$17.95
RAY HARRYHAUSEN: AN ANIMATED LIFE
by Ray Harryhausen & Tony Dalton, with a Foreword by Ray Bradbury
Ray Harryhausen is arguably the greatest stop-motion animator in the history of motion pictures,
blazing new trails in special effects from the 1950s to the 1980s creating realistic dinosaurs, fantastic
aliens, and imaginative mythological creatures. In the animator’s own words, accompanied by
hundreds of previously unpublished photographs, sketches, and storyboards from his personal
archives, this book details Harryhausen’s entire career — from 20 Million Miles to Earth and Earth
vs. The Flying Saucers, to Clash of the Titans and Jason and the Argonauts. (356/0-8230-8402-7)
HC, 9x11, 304pg, FC..........$50.00
Ranger Dave writes that books by Bruce Boxleitner, John DE Lancie(Q), and William Shatner are available
on Bookcloseouts.com in hard cover. They also now
have a paperback listing and book prices are greatly reduced. Check it out.
BABYLON 5 NOVELS
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.
24: One Shot #1
by J. C. Vaughn and Mark L. Haynes, with Renato Guedes
24, the award-winning TV series from Fox, comes to comics from the publisher that brought you
CSI and The Shield! CTU’s Jack Bauer has to keep a beautiful terrorist alive for 24 hours—and his
gun only has one bullet! Brilliantly conceived by J. C. Vaughn and Mark L. Haynes (Battlestar
Galactica), with photo-realistic art by Renato Guedes (CSI: Miami—Thou Shalt Not…). Prestige
Format. MATURE READERS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #506
Amazing Spider-Man #506 will arrive in stores on Wednesday from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by
J. Michael Straczynski, with art and cover by John Romita Jr.
Here's how Marvel describes the issue:
"Part one of an arc featuring the mysterious Ezekiel."
Amazing Spider-Man #506 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.25
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #507
Written by J. Michael Straczynski, cover and pencils by John Romita Jr.
Concluding a 3-part arc, featuring the mysterious Ezekiel!
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 28.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #508
Written by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils and cover by John Romita Jr. The enigmatic Ezekiel returns to
Peter's life. But is he the same man who stood by Spider-Man's side in his hour of need, or will he prove
to be something much deadlier?
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on May 26.
SUPREME POWER #9
Written by J. Michael Straczynski, cover and pencils by Gary Frank.
The world is still shaking from the titanic battle of Hyperion and Dr. Spectrum. Is Earth big enough for
two such powerful beings? And who is Power Princess? Find out here!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.
STARGATE SG-1 Comic Issue #2 now in stores
MARCH 31, 2004
The second installment of the new Stargate SG-1 comic book series is now available at retailers worldwide.
"P.O.W." #2 tells part two of a 3-issue story, in which Colonel Jack O'Neill finds himself a captive of the Goa'uld.
"This is meant to be our introduction to the Stargate world for new comic fans and a fun treat for the hardcore
fans," said author James Anthony Kuhoric. The issue features a recounting of the events of the original "Stargate"
film, as well as the beginning of the TV series. "In addition to establishing the background as a starting point for
future comic book series, this feature amalgams the two universes [of the film and the TV series] into SG-1
continuity. We get to see Richard Dean Anderson as O'Neill during the first Abydos mission!"
With a story by Kuhoric and art by Renato Guedes, "P.O.W." #2 carries a $3.50 price tag and is available
in several different covers. Fans who can't find the issue can order it from the publisher's online store,
"P.O.W." #3 is expected in April, followed by a brand new 3-part series, "Fall of Rome," which will
introduce new characters and expand the Stargate universe.
TV SCHEDULE ON SCIFI CHANNEL
BABYLON 5 and CRUSADE are not currently listed on any SCIFI schedule.
The SciFi Channel has scheduled "The Legend of the Rangers" for May 15, at 9:30 am ET.
17-MAY-04 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 INTO THE FIRE
17-MAY-04 7:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 ENIGMA
17-MAY-04 8:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 SOLITUDES
17-MAY-04 9:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 TIN MAN
17-MAY-04 10:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD
18-MAY-04 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 SETH
19-MAY-04 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 FAIR GAME
20-MAY-04 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 LEGACY
21-MAY-04 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 LEARNING CURVE
21-MAY-04 7:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 (RPT) BENEATH THE SURFACE
21-MAY-04 9:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 (LBX) RESURRECTION
21-MAY-04 10:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 (LBX) EVOLUTION - PT 2
21-MAY-04 11:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 (LBX) RESURRECTION
21-MAY-04 1:00 AM STARGATE SG-1 (LBX) EVOLUTION - PT 2
24-MAY-04 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 POINT OF VIEW
24-MAY-04 7:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 POLITICS
24-MAY-04 8:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 WITHIN THE SERPENT'S GRASP
24-MAY-04 9:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 THE SERPENT'S LIAR
24-MAY-04 10:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 IN THE LINE OF DUTY
25-MAY-04 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 DEAD MAN SWITCH
26-MAY-04 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 DEMONS
27-MAY-04 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
28-MAY-04 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 FOREVER IN A DAY
28-MAY-04 7:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 (RPT) WATERGATE
28-MAY-04 9:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 (LBX) INAUGURATION
28-MAY-04 10:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 (LBX) GRACE
28-MAY-04 11:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 (LBX) INAUGURATION
28-MAY-04 1:00 AM STARGATE SG-1 (LBX) GRACE
31-MAY-04 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 PAST AND PRESENT
31-MAY-04 7:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 PRISONERS
31-MAY-04 8:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 GAMEKEEPER
31-MAY-04 9:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 NEED
31-MAY-04 10:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 THOR'S CHARIOT
16-MAY-04 1:00 AM FARSCAPE DNA MAD SCIENTIST
20-MAY-04 3:00 AM FARSCAPE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
20-MAY-04 4:00 AM FARSCAPE BONE TO BE WILD
20-MAY-04 5:00 AM FARSCAPE FAMILY TIES
23-MAY-04 1:00 AM FARSCAPE THEY'VE GOT A SECRET
27-MAY-04 3:00 AM FARSCAPE DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
27-MAY-04 4:00 AM FARSCAPE MIND THE BABY
27-MAY-04 5:00 AM FARSCAPE VITAS MORTIS
30-MAY-04 1:00 AM FARSCAPE TILL THE BLOOD RUNS CLEAR
EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT
17-MAY-04 8:00 AM EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT GUILTY CONSCIENCE
18-MAY-04 8:00 AM EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT BOONE'S ASSASSIN
19-MAY-04 8:00 AM EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT ENTOMBED
20-MAY-04 8:00 AM EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT LEGACY
21-MAY-04 8:00 AM EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT DEATH SUITE
24-MAY-04 8:00 AM EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT ATAVUS HIGH
25-MAY-04 8:00 AM EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT DEEP SLEEP
26-MAY-04 8:00 AM EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT ART OF WAR
27-MAY-04 8:00 AM EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT GRAVE DANGER
28-MAY-04 8:00 AM EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT DEPORTATION
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.
While catching up on my e-mail yesterday morning, I got an instant message from LFMOA along with
a nice goodie that I can share with readers. Thanks for sending along your version of Pinky and the B5 Brain.
Tye Bourdony's latest Lighter Side of Sci-Fi satire can be seen in the Star Trek Communicator as well as at his website www.thelightersideofscifi.com.
Creation Entertainment Cruise 2
May 14-21, 2004
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
7 day Caribbean Cruise
Guests: Salute to Star Trek, Stargate and Xena
For more information, visit their website at http://www.creationent.com/calendar.htm.
May 15-16, 2004
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS 22
Location: Canberra, Australia
Guests: Don S. Davis, Carmen Argenziano, Frida Betrani, Alex Zahara, David Winning
For more information, visit their website at
http://www.bobw.com.au/. May 15-16, 2004
Location: London, England
Guests: Alexis Cruz, Marina Sirtis
For more information, visit their website at
http://www.londonexpo.co.uk/. May 21-23, 2004
Location: Bonn, Germany
Guests: Anthony Montgomery, Rene Auberjonois, Armin Shimerman, Terry Farrell,
More Guests TBA
For more information, visit their website at
http://www.fedcon.de/. May 28-31, 2004
Location: Lansing, Mi
A SF/Media fandom convention
For more information, visit their website at
Be sure to visit the referenced sites to see if there have been changes in dates/guests attending. Also visit our Convention Calendar for a full listing of upcoming conventions
featuring Babylon 5, Crusade and Legend of the Rangers cast members as guests.
Ranger Brian had a blast with Rick, Jason and Jeffrey at the 2BeContinued Convention last week in Indiana. He sent along a picture for everyone to enjoy. Thanks Brian.
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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