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The Zocalo Today

Welcome and thank you for dropping by. Take your shoes off, get comfortable and stay a while. There is a LOT of information here and you won't want to miss any of it.

The Zocalo Today is an interactive newsletter, encouraging readers to join a discussion topic or to send along letters that can be shared with other readers.

If you have suggestions as to how The Zocalo can be improved -- or be more responsive -- send them along. The Zocalo Today is a newsletter for Babylon 5 fans everywhere. It is as much YOUR newsletter as it is mine! I'm just pulling together things for you!

Join our discussion topic. It is just one way you can share with other Z readers. If you see Babylon 5 cast and crew in other roles, let us know. We enjoy convention reports, photos, etc. Don't miss our back issues. I hope this will become more than just a newsletter. It's a community of people that enjoy sharing their experiences and interests. Babylon 5 brought many of us together -- and it remains with us, despite the fact that is is no longer in production. Don't be shy. Join us today!

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What's New Today

Friday, September 12:

RATINGS: Top SF Network Shows: Futurama 2.8; Charmed 1.7; Charmed rerun 1.6; Smallville 1.6; Enterprise 1.4; Enterprise rerun 1.3, and Buffy 1.1. Source: Nielsen Galaxy Report, 8/11/03 - 8/10/03.


Christian Bale BATMAN: At long last, word has come regarding a new Warner Bros. BATMAN film. Christian Bale (Equilibrium) has been cast in the starring role of Bruce Wayne, to be directed by Christopher Nolan and produced by Emma Thomas. Jeff Robinov, president of production for Warner Brothers Pictures announced principal photography on the film is expected to begin in early 2004. The movie is written by David Goyer (Blade) and Nolan (Insomnia) and will follow the early career of The Dark Knight. "What I see in Christian is the ultimate embodiment of Bruce Wayne," Nolan said in a statement. "He has exactly the balance of darkness and light that we were looking for."


THE FLASH: The WB's Fall 2004 schedule will include THE FLASH, the story of an ordinary man with superhuman speed. Writer/producer Todd Komarnicki is writing the pilot and will executive produce. Just like The WB's SMALLVILLE, the new take will have a "no tights, no flights" philosophy, which means the character won't be clad in the classic red suit. He'll also have a cool 21st-century mantra that will guide his life. "Once our hero gets his calling, he's given the advice, 'Live fast so others don't die young,' " Komarnicki tells Variety. The new version will also add another element - time travel. The hero will be a fresh-out-of-college Gothamite who discovers he has the ability to move very fast - so fast, in fact, that he can travel backward or forward in time. He'll use that skill to right wrongs, save lives and kick ass. Each week will have self-contained storylines, or missions, in addition to ongoing plot points. A mentor will train him and there's a legacy of Flashes before him.


SMALLVILLE: There had been word that we would meet Perry White (future editor of the Daily Planet) in an upcoming episode of SMALLVILLE. Who will play Perry? SmallvilleFans.com reports that Michael McKean, the husband of Annette O'Toole (Martha Kent in the show), will play Perry White in Smallville this season. His episode was filmed the week of August 28 - September 9 and will air sometime in November.


KING SOLOMON'S MINES: Here's an old favorite that will be back on the big screen soon. HBO has remade the Henry Rider Haggard's novel into a new mini-series. Filming was completed earlier this summer in South Africa and stars Patrick Swayze (Ghost) and Alison Doody (Indiania Jones III).


INSIDE SCI-FI THIS WEEK:
Thursday, September 11:
TAKE TIME TO REMEMBER:
Today is the second anniversary of the tragedies September 11. Please take a few moments to reflect and pay respect to those who lost their lives on this day, two years ago.


TOP SF DVD SALES: 1. The Two Towers regular edition; 2. The Matrix Reloaded; 3. The Two Towers extended edition; 4. Finding Nemo; 5. Stargate SG-1 season four; 6. Angel season two; 7. Adventures of Indiana Jones; 8. Sleeping Beauty special edition; 9. The Lion King platinum edition, and 10. The Fellowship of the Ring extended edition. Source: Amazon.com, top-selling genre DVDs, 9/5/03.


ANGEL: During a recent interview, ANGEL's David Boreanaz said that the upcoming fifth season will feature more stand-alone episodes and shorter story arcs. "It's not going to be so heavy as it was in the past," Boreanaz said. "The arcs are going to be shorter. There are going to be more stand-alone shows." "You're going to see a group of characters investigate something [and] get through it," he said. "It will be more light stuff happening. A lot of dark humor going on. ... It's action. ... There's adventure. There's love. ... It's fast-paced, [with] special effects. ... It's going to be packed with quick jabs rather than long punches this year." Angel returns to its regular Wednesday 9 p.m. ET/PT timeslot on Oct. 1.


THE JACKET: Keira Knightley (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN) and Adrien Brody (THE PIANIST) have been cast in the film THE JACKET. Brody plays a soldier-turned-murderer who suffers from delusions that he is a time traveller. While at an insane asylum, Brody's character meets Knightley's, where he believes he met her in her past when she was still a child. The film will be directed by John Maybury from a screenplay by Marc Rocco and Massy Tadjedin.


GOTHIKA: Halle Berry is showcased in her latest thriller, GOTHIKA. She's locked away in the same mental institution that she once worked at, except no one believes her story. That's the premise behind Warner Bros. upcoming horror film GOTHIKA starring Halle Berry, Penelope Cruz and Robert Downey Jr. Berry plays criminal psychologist Dr. Miranda Grey who awakens one day to find she is now an inmate at the asylum where she once worked, accused of murdering her husband and with no memory of that night. Has Miranda lost her mind or is she the victim of another individual or force residing in the asylum? The film opens October 24 -- but there are previews available for you at www.cinescape.com.


Season One Smallville DVD SMALLVILLE: On September 23, Warner Home Video will release Smallville: The Complete First Season on DVD. For a complete rundown of what will be included, go to http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/0309/11/smallville.htm.


GEMINI AWARDS: STARGATE SG-1 has received three Gemini nominations. The Gemini is the Canadian equivalent of the American Emmy. Nominations include: Best Sound in a Dramatic Series - "The Warrior"; Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Dramatic Program or Series - "Summit" and Best Visual Effects - "Revelations". Actor Jason Schombing ("Robert Rothman") was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series for his work in the series "Just Cause".


BABYLON 5 DVD: John Snider, Editor of www.scifidimensions.com announced a BABYLON 5 DVD: Season Three DVD give-away. Details on how to register can be found at http://www.scifidimensions.com/Sep03/b5s3dvd.htm.


Wednesday, September 10:
BABYLON 5 REVIVAL FOLLOW-UP: For the last couple of weeks, there has been a "discussion" on the Babylon 5 moderated newsgroup about statements made by Jerry Doyle during an interview in which he indicated he was working toward something in the Babylon 5 environment. Rather than give you just the fine points of the discussion, go to http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/436/436980p1.html and read the follow-on interview from Jerry and JMS' response.


Daniel Dae Kim ENTERPRISE: Daniel Dae Kim from CRUSADE has won a regular part on ENTERPRISE. Daniel portrays Corporal Chang, one of the recurring crewmembers joining the series as part of MACO, an elite military group. In a recent Dreamwatch interview, Daniel talked about his work on the series. "So far, I've interacted with a lot with 'Hoshi', Linda Park's character, and 'Trip', Connor Trinneer's character, and Scott Bakula ['Archer'], of course. We have a scene with [Dominic Keating's] 'Reed' in the episode we're shooting now. I think we'll be interacting with everybody." When asked about what he'd be doing on-screen, Kim said, "I don't think I'm allowed to go into specifics, but lots of rifles and guns all sorts of neat toys." Daniel has kept busy since his role as John Matheson on CRUSADE ended. He has had recurring roles on ANGEL and 24. So far, his presence has been confirmed for the first and third episodes of Enterprise season three.


Speaking of ENTERPRISE, there is a review of the Third Season Premiere at http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/437/437350p1.html. There are probably spoilers included, so you may want to read this after you've seen the premiere. Even if you don't mind spoilers, you may want to read the review until after you've seen the premiere!


RATINGS: Top 10 SF Syndicated Series: Mutant X 2.2; Stargate SG-1 2.2; Buffy 2.0; The X-Files 2.0; Adventure, Inc. 1.7; Andromeda 1.6; Beastmaster 1.6; 3rd Rock 1.5; John Edward 1.4, and The Lost World 1.2. Source: Nielsen Galaxy Report, 8/11/03 - 8/17/03.


ALIAS: Is J.J. Abrams taking ques from the James Bond movies and bringing in his own version of Q? Kevin Weisman, who plays techno geek Marshall Flinkman on ALIAS said in a recent interview that his character will have more personal storylines in the upcoming third season. "[Show creator J.J. Abrams] is always looking for ways to evolve, not only the show, but the characters." "He always promised, 'You will be integral to the technical end of the show in terms of the missions and the gadgets and stuff, but once we've really had an opportunity to explore emotionally most of the characters on the show, we will get to you. And hopefully the show will still be on the air at that point.' And luckily it is."


THE FEW: Tom Cruise became a megastar when he starred in Top Gun. He is getting ready to return to the skies, this time as Billy Fiske, the first American pilot killed fighting the Germans in World War II. The project, entitled THE FEW, is being produced by Paramount Pictures. Michael Mann will direct, and John Logan, who wrote the upcoming Cruise-starrer The Last Samurai, is in talks to write the script, based on a book proposal by Alex Kershaw. Variety describes the story in this way: Fiske, an Olympic athlete and fighter pilot who was half-American and half-British, led a small group of American pilots who broke U.S. neutrality rules in the early days of WWII to fight with the British against the Nazis. In 1940, expert German fighters had decimated the Royal Air Force to the point that there weren't enough pilots left to fly the Spitfire planes sitting idly in hangars. Unable to rouse the U.S. into action, a desperate Winston Churchill hatched a covert effort to recruit civilian American pilots to join the RAF. Risking prison sentences in the then-neutral U.S., a ragtag bunch of pilots answered the call.


INTO THE BLUE: Fans of Jessica Alba (DARK ANGEL) can catch her next in the female lead of INTO THE BLUE with Paul Walker. This MGM/Mandalay Pictures drama will be directed by John Stockwell and begins shooting in the Cayman Islands and Florida next month. Written by Matt Johnson (Torque), "Blue" is about a young treasure-hunting couple who come upon a stash of cocaine that puts them in the path of unsavory salvagers.


Tuesday, September 9:
ALIAS: With the new season of ALIAS slated to begin September 28 at 9:00pm ET/PT, fans are anxiously awaiting to pick up where the season ending cliffhanger ended -- Sydney awoke in Hong Kong with the realization that two years have passed since her last memory. At a recent press conference to preview prime-time shows, ALIAS stars Michael Vartan and Jennifer Garner talked about an onscreen fight they have early in the upcoming third season. "We already shot the scene," Garner said. "It was, as you can imagine, incredibly intense. And I did give him an actual pretty good wallop to the stomach, which I felt a bit guilty about later."


CONSTANTINE: According to the Hollywood Reporter, Rock star Gavin Rossdale and actor Djimon Hounsou are poised to join Warner Brothers' CONSTANTINE, based on the DC/Vertigo comic series Hellblazer starring Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz and Tilda Swinton. Director Francis Lawrence tells the story of John Constantine (Reeves), a man who dabbles in the occult and teams with a female police officer (Weisz) to fight evil forces. Rossdale will play Balthazar, a nemesis of Reeves' character; Hounsou will star as Papa Midnite, the owner of an occult club who was once a demon fighter like Constantine, but is now trying to get out of the business. Kevin Brodbin wrote the original script, with a rewrite by Mark Bomback and Frank Cappello.


TARZAN: The Hollywood Reporter indicates that Lucy Lawless (XENA), has been signed to co-star in the WB's series TARZAN. Lawless will play Kathleen Clayton, a publishing magnate and younger sister of Mitch Pileggi's Richard Clayton, the acting head of Greystoke Industries. Kathleen and Richard have very different ideas of how to handle their recently rediscovered nephew Jack (Travis Fimmel). Richard believes that Tarzan must be rehabilitated and reintroduced to non-simian society, while Kathleen wants to give the monkey man time to find his own way. Additionally, Lawless has inked a development deal with the network for a series project targeted for fall 2004.


BUFFY/SIMPSON: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar is taping an episode of THE SIMPSONS to air in early 2004 according to the TV Guide. Gellar will play a bad girl named Gina, who befriends Bart when he's sent to juvenile detention and later helps him escape.


JOHN DOE/BLADE: Dominic Purcell (JOHN DOE) will play Wesley Snipes' vampire nemesis in New Line Cinema's Blade: Trinity. Purcell is the latest addition to a cast that includes Kris Kristofferson, Jessica Biel and Ryan Reynolds. The third installment of the Marvel Comics-based franchise is being written and directed by David Goyer. Production is scheduled to start this month in Vancouver.


ALEXANDER: Writer/director Oliver Stone has signed Val Kilmer to play the Macedonian king Philip in ALEXANDER, the Intermedia/Warner Bros. drama that begins filming Sept. 22 in Morocco. He will play the father of Alexander (Colin Farrell) and the husband of Olympias (Angelina Jolie). Lensing of the film moves to London on November 10 and then wraps in early January in Thailand. Warner Bros. is expected to release ALEXANDER in North America in November 2004.


OLIVER TWIST: Roman Polanski and screenwriter Ronald Harwood have reteamed for a feature adaptation of Charles Dickens' OLIVER TWIST. It will be Polanski's next film which he plans to shoot in Europe next summer, using a British cast. Polanski said it would be a challenge to condense Dickens' 456-page book into a two-hour film, but he was inspired to make the film by his own children, now 10 and 5 years old. Also joining Polanski on OLIVER TWIST are "Pianist" producers Alain Sarde and Robert Benmussa. Charles Dickens' story is that of an orphan who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the London streets. He joins a household of young boys who are trained to steal for their master.


Monday, September 8:
RATINGS: Top 10 SCIFI Channel Shows: Stargate SG-1 1.5; Monster 1.3; Scare Tactics 1.0; Anaconda 1.0; Deep Shock 1.0; The Faculty 1.0; Cherry Falls 0.9; Tremors 3 0.9; Tremors 2 0.8, and Tremors: The Series 0.8. Source: Nielsen Galaxy Report, 8/11/03 - 8/17/03.


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: A pretty lack-luster weekend for the movies this week. David Spade's DICKIE ROBERTS: FORMER CHILD STAR opened at No. 1 with estimated ticket sales of $7 million for the three days. Last weekend's champion, the teen horror "Jeepers Creepers 2" (United Artists) slipped to No. 2 with $6.7 million. The top 10 contained one other new entry, "The Order" (20th Century Fox), a thriller starring Heath Ledger as a priest, which opened at No. 6 with $4.3 million. Rounding out this weekend's top five were the Johnny Depp swashbuckler "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (Walt Disney Pictures) at No. 3 with $5.5 million; the Jamie Lee Curtis comedy "Freaky Friday" (Walt Disney Pictures) with $5.1 million; and the cop thriller "S.W.A.T." (Columbia Pictures) with $4.6 million. The weekend following the U.S. Labor Day holiday is traditionally one of the slowest of the year: the studios unleashed all their big guns in the summer and are preparing to release the prestige films they hope will be awards magnets. Sales for the top 12 films totaled $50.9 million, the lowest tally since September 21-23, 2001 ($43.5 million), according to tracking firm Exhibitor Relations.


24: For fans of this series, you'll want to get a sneek peek at the coming season at http://www.fox.com/24sweepstakes/preview_hi.htm. This preview is really intense -- like the series.


TV TODAY/NEW DISCUSSION TOPIC: I don't know about you, but I can't wait for the new season to begin. There is absolutely nothing to watch these days and perhaps that's not such a bad thing. I am finding more time to read -- something I've not done in ages. As I daydream about what I would like to be watching, I thought I would see what your thoughts were as well. If you were SCIFI, what would your evening line-up be? Check out our discussion topic this week.


Sunday, September 7:
STARGATE SG-1: SCIFI will begin running the series daily at 6:00pm beginning September 29. That means you will be able to catch them during the week at 6; Monday from 7-11 and on Friday from 9-10:00pm with season seven episodes.


BABYLON 5 REVIVAL: THere has been a fairly lively discussion over on the B5 moderated newsgroup about an interview Jerry Doyle gave mentioning his efforts to pull together something in the Babylon 5 universe. This is not the first time Jerry has mentioned this effort - and when JMS was asked about it he indicated that there is a lot of effort that goes into bringing any project to the open marketplace. Since WB owns all the rights to Babylon 5, it is totally up to them regarding any future efforts in that area. If the WB wanted it to happen, it would.


Here's an excerpt from the newsgroup I thought you might enjoy. It's a little word association from JMS:
1. What's your favorite word?
Terrific.

2. What's your least favorite word?
Goodbye.

3. What sound or noise do you love?
Water.

4. What sound or noise do you hate?
Leaf blowers.

5. What turns you on?
A sharp wit.

6. What turns you off?
Being patronized.

7. What's your favorite curse (word)?
F...
8. What profession other than your own would you like to try?
Musician.

9. What profession would you NEVER like to do?
CPA.

10. IF there is a heaven, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive?
"Okay, your turn."


Saturday, September 6:

BUGS: This week's SCIFI original picture is BUGS -- starring Angie Everhart and Antonio Sabato Jr. Everhardt plays an entomologist trying to save the world. In a recent interview, Everhart revealed no real bugs were used in the film. Instead, there were a few plastic creatures on set, while the rest were realized using computer animation. "Even though my character likes bugs, I can't stand them. I can deal with snakes. I can deal with mice. I can deal with anything like that. But when it comes to bugs, I can't deal. It was almost all special effects. We did not act to one single bug. We were shown, on a computer, what the bugs were going to look like, so we used our imaginations."


SCIFI CHANNEL: This summer has been something for SCIFI to crow about. They averaged a 1.0 household rating in prime time (782,000 households), representing an 11 percent increase over the summer of 2002. SCI FI remained in the top 10 in major demographic categories, including persons 18-49 (10th place), 25-54 (seventh), females 25-54 (ninth) and men 25-54 (seventh). The biggest win was in the category of men 18-49, in which SCI FI's ratings increased 11 percent in prime time to seventh place. Much of this increase can be attributed to the ratings of STARGATE SG-1. The series averaged a 1.6 household rating (1.32 million households) for its Friday night original episodes. That made it SCI FI's highest-rated series for the summer. The June 13 two-hour premiere of Stargate SG-1's seventh season delivered a 1.9 household rating, and, with 2.42 million viewers, the telecast attracted more viewers than any episode of Stargate SG-1 in the program's cable history, the network reported. Monday night's block of back-to-back Stargate SG-1 repeat episodes delivered an average 1.2 household rating, a 100 percent increase over 2002's average rating in the same time period.


THE WAR MAGICIAN: Filmmaker Peter Weir is in talks to helm THE WAR MAGICIAN starring Tom Cruise. THE WAR MAGICIAN is a WWII epic based on David Fisher's novel of the same name. The film tells the story of a British magician who used his illusionist skills to fight the Nazis.


CATWOMAN: Sharon Stone is excited about working with Halle Berry on CATWOMAN. While she didn't have much to say about her role, she did confirm that she will be the head of a cosmetics company in the film.


WHAT'S ON TONIGHT

8:00pm on CBS
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Crash & Burn
The team investigates an elderly lady whose car crashed into a restaurant.

10:00pm on CBS
CSI: Miami
Camp Fear
The team investigates the death of a girl whose body was found near a rehabilitation camp.

10:00 on Showtime
Dead Like Me
Nighthawks
The reapers endure a late night on the job; George watches for death in her driveway.

On SciFi Tonight:

8:00pm
Tremors: The Series
Blast From the Past
The people of Perfection become reacquainted with an old foe.

9:00pm
Stargate SG-1
Part 2 of 2: Homecoming
Anubis threatens to tear apart Jonas' home planet and enslave its people.

BABYLON 5 SEASON THREE DVD - OUT NOW!

B5 Season Three DVC
Season Three of Babylon 5 was released in the U.S. on August 12. It will be available in the UK beginning October 27. A review can be found over at http://www.imdb.com/Recommends/Rec2.html and the DVD series is on their recommended list. It was a featured item on http://www.imdb.com/.

BABYLON 5: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON

DVD Order Date: 7/15/03 Street Date: 8/12/03
Catalog #: 24243

WB Synopsis: The long-running Emmy Award-winning television series Babylon 5 takes place in the year 2257 A.D. on an immense spaces station floating in a stationary orbit in a neutral corner of a distant galaxy. Staffed by a crew of peaceful Earthmen and women, Babylon 5 serves as a non-political economic and social hub for the four alien races - the Narn, Centauri, Vorlon and Minbari - who fight to control the galaxy. Starring Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, and Bill Mumy.

Special Features and Specifications:

o Six-disc DVD collector's set
o Introduction from series creator J. Michael Straczynski,
o Commentary on three key episodes by series creator and stars,
o"Behind the Mask: Creating the Aliens of Babylon 5" Documentary
o"Designing a Better Narn" Documentary
o"Designing Tomorrow: The Look of Babylon 5" Documentary
o Data and Personnel Files
o 16X19 Anamorphic Widescreen
o Dolby Digital 5.1
o English, French Spanish subtitles
o Running Time: 968 minutes

For a look at Season Three, go to Season Three. Here you will find individual synopses of each episode and a graphic provided by Warner Bros.

PROBLEMS WITH BABYLON 5 DVDS

Ranger Bruce from Uncomyn Gifts sent along the following note regarding the Season Two DVD. It made me wonder if anyone else has encountered any problems or seen any changes that they would like to raise with other Babylon 5 fans. I have received a couple of notes, but so far there hadn't been anything major to mention. See if you have the same problem Bruce has.

Have you had any of your readers mention a production error in the B5 S2 DVD set? I have not had a chance to verify it, but one of my customers says that Knives is on the disks twice - at the end of Disk 4 and the beginning of Disk 5. And the booklet is incorrect from disk 4 on. It shows that there is only 1 episode on disk 6, but there are actually 2. Someone needs to check to see if any episodes are missing from the DVDs... Is there anyone that should be notified over at Warner, or perhaps JMS?

If you have the problem Bruce mentions above -- or you have any others, drop me a note and I'll compile them to share with all of our readers.

JEREMIAH

SEASON TWO BEGINS OCTOBER 10. Previously posted as as September 19, Showtime has put the actual premiere date for JEREMIAH out on the website www.sho.com/jeremiah as October 10.

JEREMIAH AND JMS FOR SEASON THREE
Here is a note from the B5 moderated newsgroup related to JMS continuing with JEREMIAH into season three:

"There was a lot in that article on the Pulse that was really badly reported, things were misphrased, two different sentences were put into one, sections are wholly incomprehensible...it's just a train wreck of a piece.

However, even though the article totally misstated the sentence so it didn't make any sense, the last phrase is correct, in that I have zero desire to return to a third season of Jeremiah. Showtime was great, no mistake, but MGM has overall been the most heinous, difficult and intrusive studio I've ever worked for. I've worked for, and had great relations with, Viacom, Universal, Warner Bros., and a bunch more. But I will never, ever, work for the present administration at MGM.

I didn't know why so many other writers had a problem there and never wanted to go back. Now I do."

In another posting, he mentioned:

I read on the net -- was never informed by MGM -- that Jeremiah will be coming to DVD in January or February of next year, and season 2 begins September 19th on Showtime.

** The Pulse article referred to can be found at http://www.comicon.com/cgi-bin/pulse.cgi?http%3A//www.comicon.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi%3Fubb%3Dget_topic%26f%3D36%26t%3D001223.

There are a couple of places where you can find information on JEREMIAH. Monica has a very up-to-date site at http://abyss.hubbe.net/jeremiah/. She has a newsletter that you can sign up for as well so that information comes into your mailbox on a regular basis. The "official" website is located at http://sho.com/jeremiah/. It isn't terribly timely, but it does have background about the show if you need it.

DISCUSSION TOPIC

Here's a sort of daydream question for you. If you were SCIFI, what would you evening line-up be? You have a number of good science fiction shows. How would you pull them together? For example, here is my dream line-up for SCIFI:

Monday - 4 episodes of Stargate SG-1
Tuesday - 4 episodes of Farscape
Wednesday - 4 episodes of Babylon 5
Thursday - 1 episode of Crusade, Invisible Man, The Chronicle, First Wave
Friday - 1 episode of Babylon 5, NEW episode of STARGATE SG-1, switch episodes of some old favorites like The Hulk, Knight Rider.

Send in your ideas and comments to sgbruckner@aol.com and I'll start posting them on the Discussion Page for everyone to share.

KEEPING UP WITH CAST AND CREW

DANIEL DAE KIM: Over at StarTrek.com you can find out about the season premiere of ENTERPRISE. Look closely and you'll see Daniel's name under Guest Cast -- Corporal Chang.


PETER WOODWARD: Ranger Spiffy reports: The History Channel UK website has a simple on-line game of Peter Woodward's Conquest. The setup is hilarious! Peter's character challenges the player to a duel involving crossbows, longbows, and battle axes. The design is not morbid--it is cartoonish and the quips from Peter's character are very comical. I think that the game would appeal to anyone who likes history and especially the Conquest tv show. (It may also be a good stress-reliever!) Go to http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk/index_continue.htm, select games and go to CONQUEST.


GARY COLE: A very familiar face will be showing up on THE WEST WING in the fall. Captain Gideon from CRUSADE, Gary Cole, will be sworn in as the Vice President of the United States. Cole will play Colorado congressman Robert "Bingo Bob" Russell starting with the show's third episode this fall. The character is described by Variety as having a few unconventional ideas.


JASON CARTER/RICHARD BIGGS UPDATE:: Jason Carter's Fan Club passed along the following update for Rick & Jason:
Convention Reminder: September 26-28, 2003: MSFFA in Merrillville, IN. See details below.

Book on CD: Jason Carter has completed narration work on "Ill Met by Moonlight" by Sarah A. Holt. The 8 unabridged CD set is available for pre-order from Buzzy Multimedia (www.buzzymultimedia.com) and are scheduled to ship 10/01/03. Audio clips and additional information can be found at The Official Jason Carter Fan Club site at www.jasoncarterfanclub.com.

Film Project: Jason Carter and Richard Biggs are currently working on the film Revenant: (which also features Anita La Selva from Earth: Final Conflict). Film synopsis: Five years ago, six cops did the unthinkable. One of them returns home for the funeral of his partner, and finds himself confronted by the past-the woman he abandoned and the friends who share his guilty secret. When those friends are murdered one by one, his search for answers will lead he and his former lover to a final confrontation with a secret that refuses to be kept, an evil that won't stay buried, and a restless spirit that reaches out to claim them all. Principal photography begins in Fall 2003. The current trailer for this film can be found at The Official Jason Carter Fan Club site at www.jasoncarterfanclub.com. Investment opportunities are also available, information at the fan club site.

Behind the Red Door (Jason Carter appears as Sonny) is still airing on Showtime (check your local listings) but is also available for rent on VHS and DVD from Blockbuster. Check your local stores or their website (www.blockbuster.com) for availability.

The Mesmerist (Jason Carter appears as Dr. Pretory, the Mesmerist) is no longer showing in theaters and negotiations for a DVD release are still in the works.

There is another film project from Magick Films (www.magickfilms.com) in the works for Jason (Victor where Jason Carter will be playing Victor Frankenstein). Details will be posted at The Official Jason Carter Fan Club site when available.


SPECIAL B5 CAST ACTIVITIES

SMK Anniversary
2003 marks the 20th anniversary of SCARECROW AND MRS. KING's debut on CBS. A very special event is being planned. On October 17-19th at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in Los Angeles, California, a celebration is being planned. A number of guests have already confirmed -- including Bruce Boxleitner, Beverly Garland, Martha Smith, Paul Stout and Greg Morton. For more information on activities related to the anniversary, go to http://www.smk20thanniversary.com/.

CRUISE WITH PETER WOODWARD

Peter as Galen Peter is considering cruising the Caribbean in early 2005 and wants to invite his fans to join the fun. He would like to see if there is sufficient interest before going too far into planning, so if you would like to receive a brochure about Peter's upcoming cruise once the details are finalized please advise of your:

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E-mail address:
Phone number:
Total number of guests in your party:
Age range of the guests including yourself:

Send this information to pwoodwardinfo@yahoo.com. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully. This is not a commitment from you, just an indication of interest.

BABYLON 5 BIRTHDAYS

Pat Tallman - September 4
Cinzia Zanetti - September 5
Robin Atkin Downes - September 6
Mira Furlan - September 7
Walter Koenig - September 14
Paul Williams - September 19
Robert Rusler - September 20
Gary Cole - September 20
Bear Burge - September 23
Jason Carter - September 23
Manny Case - September 23

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.

READER BIRTHDAYS

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 address!!!!

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 sgbruckner@aol.com. Check out the Directory of Readers.

Name: Barbara Smith :-)
State: Indiana
E-mail address: microsmith@hotmail.com
Birthday: September 26

BABYLON 5 FANS - SPECIAL HELP SECTION

BABYLON 5 MERCHANDISE

Are you looking for Babylon 5 merchandise? Would you like to possess some of the wonderful patches or pins sold by the B5 Fan Club? Do you want to put in an order for the latest DVD? Bruce at Uncomyn Gifts still has one of the best collections around. Check out www.uncomyngifts.com. You may just find the magazine or t-shirt or patch you are looking for.


BABYLON 5 SCREENSAVER

B5 Screensaver I received a wonderful note from Warner Bros. yesterday. It said:
"we also got this link from WHV for B5 screensavers, if you want to post this anywhere:
http://www.eyetide.com/download/?p=104117."
The graphics are awesome and it will add a certain measure of class to any desktop. Don't miss the preview feature. You can see what graphics have been included for your viewing pleasure. Thanks WB.


BABYLON 5 ROLE PLAYING AND FACT BOOK

B5 Role Playing Game The Babylon 5 Roleplaying Game and Fact Book
"Signs and Portents"
By Matthew Sprange
Mongoose Publishing
ISBN: 1-904577-11-3
MSRP: $49.99

From the review written at http://www.scifi.com/sfw/current/games.html B5 fans might want to pick up this game whether they actually play it or not. Based on the first season of the series, the "fact book" portion of the book includes an overview and maps of Babylon 5 and an episode-by-episode breakdown of the first season.

TRADING CARD HELP

Ranger Tia sent along this note to share with B5 card collectors:

Don't know if you've heard of my card program yet or not, but I thought the other B5 card collectors might like to try it out. With having almost all of the B5 trading cards and CCG cards available and no program to keep track of them withm, I started writing my own. Here's the website for it. Go half way down and click on the small screen shot for a full size screen shot. I have the pic of Pat Tallman's card from the Profiles card set feautured in the shot.

Oh, and I also have a lot of the card lists already saved as files so people won't need to type in all the card names. Being written by a B5 fan, ALL the card lists have already been made and are downloadable. :)

http://cardkeeper.usethis.com/keeper/index.html

Tia

iBOOKS PUBLISHES JMS' PROSE WORK

Press Release
He raised the bar for epic science-fiction storytelling on television with his syndicated series Babylon 5, then followed it by elevating the way in which superhero tales are told with his critically acclaimed scripts for Marvel's The Amazing Spider-Man and Supreme Power. Now, New York-based publishing house ibooks, inc. is pleased to announce that it has solidified plans with Hugo, Eisner and Emmy award-winning writer and producer J. Michael Straczynski to re-introduce his growing number of fans to some of his earlier works.

October 2003 will see the release of Demon Night, Straczynski's first novel. "What made Demon Night work", says Straczynski in a new afterword written specifically for this edition, "and the reason that it has now been picked up for republication by ibooks, is that I wrote it for myself, out of a love of the form, the genre, and a desire to be entertained by a story told about characters who mattered to me."

Following Demon Night will be Straczynski Unplugged, to be released in April 2004, a collection of published and all-new short stories, including a number of dark tales adapted from his episodes written for the TV series The New Twilight Zone. At press time, release dates for the remaining titles, the horror novel Othersyde and the supernatural-mystery Tribulations, had not been determined.

Demon Night is not ibooks' first encounter with the writer, however: His best-selling comic book series J. Michael Straczynski's Rising Stars" published by Top Cow Comics was novelized for ibooks in two volumes by author Arthur Byron Cover. Both volumes are still available from book retailers, with Book 3 to follow after the series reaches its conclusion.

One doesn't have to look far to see just how popular a writer Straczynski has become in recent years. At this year's Comic-Con International: San Diego, Marvel Comics announced that pre-orders for his upcoming Mature Readers series Supreme Power passed the 100,000-copy marks a new record for retailer orders on a Mature Readers title. He has worked as writer/producer for such series as Murder, She Wrote, Jeremiah and Walker, Texas Ranger, and he has published over 500 articles and numerous short stories for such publications as the Los Angeles Times, Time Inc, Amazing Stories, Penthouse, Writer's Digest, Pulphouse, The Los Angeles Herald Examiner and Twilight Zone Magazine.

Scheduled for release in October 2003, Demon Night is a trade paperback-sized novel retailing for $11.95, available now for ordering through comic shops, book stores, and on-line book retailers (ISBN 0-7434-7522-4).

NEW SCI-FI PUBLICATIONS

Shivers #107 Shivers #107: As the new season approaches, everyone is speculating about the fireworks that could occur between Spike and ANGEL. Shivers takes a look at that this month -- along with Freddy vs. Jason, Underworld, and House of the Dead. There is an interview with Jeffrey Combs -- who most will know from Babylon 5 and Star Trek.




TV Zone 167 TV Zone #167: For Babylon 5 fans, the most interesting part of this issue will be JMS' column about season three -- the one where labor unions could have been a problems. Also in this issue, Keven Sorbo talked about the new season of Andromeda with production designer Richard B. Lewis discussing some of the universe he has created for the show. Keifer Sutherland looks at season three of 24.




Starburst #302 Starburst #302 Special effects have played a large part in the Lord of the Rings production. Richard Taylor, special effects guru, talks about the last segment of the saga, Return of the King. Stargate SG-1's Robert C. Cooper looks at the latest season of the show and Rogert Englund setps back to look at being Freddy.




Cult Times #96 Cult Times #96: Christopher Judge has proven not only a valuable cast member for STARGATE SG-1, but he has written some interesting and exciting episodes as well. Christopher is featured this month, talking about the new challenges ahead for the new season. Also in this issue, Shawn Piller talks about the new "season 2.5' for DEAD ZONE and CHARMED looks back over two weddings and a season finale or two.




Starburst #301 Starburst #301: Amanda Topping talks about her portrayal as Major Samantha Carter on STARGATE SG-1. It is tough being feminine in fatigues! Also in this issue, Angelina Jolie returns in TOMB RAIDER 2 and Pablo Helman talks about the challenges in doing special effects for TERMINATOR 3.




Battlestar Galactica Battlestar Galactica Magazine
The classic 1970s space adventure has returned! And the official Battlestar Galactica Souvenir Magazine is the best place to get the inside track on this eagerly awaited mini-series. Featuring a stellar selection of interviews from all the main players: Edward James Olmos (Commander Adama), Mary McDonnell (Laura Roslin), Jamie Bamber (Apollo), and Kate Sackhoff (Starbuck). Plus, insider information from writers, producers, and directors, all lavishly illustrated with fantastic on-set photos and cast portraits. Available with Previews Exclusive cover! (Titan) (CAUT: 4)

Magazine, 100pg, FC..........$9.99




COMIC BOOKS

Amazing Spiderman #55 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #55
Amazing Spider-Man #55 is on stands now. The issue is written by J. Michael Straczynski and Fiona Avery, with art by John Romita Jr. and Scott Hanna and a cover by Mike Deodator Jr.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:
"More secrets of the enigmatic Ezekiel are revealed in this first part of a 2-part story co-written by J. Michael Straczynski and his protege Fiona Avery."

Amazing Spider-Man #55 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.25.

Supreme Power #2 SUPREME POWER #2
Written by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils and cover by Gary Frank.
I n a world with no heroes, what happens when powerful superhumans emerge? And now that the government knows that superbeings exist, what lengths will they go to use them for their own purposes? J. Michael Straczynski tells a hard-edged, mature and deeply personal saga that pushes the limits of the comics form into new, uncharted territory.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 3.

Supreme Power

SUPREME POWER

RISING STARS

JMS has pointed everyone over to http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/?column=13 for an answer to the burning question, Where is Rising Stars?

While JMS' note above listed a particular column at Comic Book Resources, that page reference has changed. To read what is going on between JMS and Top Cow, go to http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/index.cgi?column=litg&article=1670..

A number of readers have asked about JMS' comic book series, RISING STARS. It has been quite a while since the last issue came out and they were wondering when they might expect to see the next one. JMS was asked this question in the B5 moderated newsgroup not long ago. His response was:

June 3: That depends entirely on a situation with Top Cow that is in need of resolution. The delay in writing has not been a delay in writing; it's been working through some problems with Top Cow for the last...almost year now. The final issues won't be turned in until those issues are resolved.

BOOKS

BABYLON 5 NOVEL - ON BOOK SHELVES NOW

To Dream In the City of Sorrows 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.





NEW TRADING CARDS FOR ENTERPRISE

Season Two Enterprise Cards Rittenhouse Archives is pleased to announce that lead actor Scott Bakula, star of the hit TV program "Enterprise," along with series co-stars Linda Park and Anthony Montgomery, will be signing autograph cards to be found exclusively in the upcoming series of Enterprise: Season Two Trading Cards. This all-new series will be limited to 8,000 sequentially-numbered boxes, with each box guaranteed to contain at least 2 hand-signed autographs. More than a dozen total actors will be signing cards for this series.

In addition to Bakula (Captain Jonathan Archer), Park (Ensign Hoshi) and Montgomery (Travis Mayweather), the autograph list will include notable guest stars J.G. Hertzler (Kolos), Robert O'Reilly (Kago-Darr), Suzie Plakson (Tarah), Kellie Waymire (Crewman Elizabeth Cutler), Brigid Brannagh (Ruby), Bruce Davison (Menos) and Jeffrey Combs (Shran), many of whom have made key appearances on other Star Trek shows.

Also randomly inserted into boxes of the Enterprise: Season Two Trading Cards will be several exciting bonus sets, including Enterprise Gallery cards, 22nd Century Vessels cards and First Contact cards. Enterprise Gallery cards will feature the entire starring cast of the show and will be inserted at the rate of 1 card per box. The 22nd Century Vessels cards will utilize Rittenhouse Archives' new "EtchaFEX?" technology to showcase the alien vessels encountered in season two, including the Tellarite Ship, Vissian Stratopod, Arkonian Ship and others. The First Contact cards will continue were last year's bonus set left off and highlights new alien races that Captain Archer and his crew encountered, including the Borg, Tellarites, Arkonians among others.

Each box of Enterprise Season Two Trading Cards will contain 40 packs and each pack will contain 7 regular base cards and 1 parallel card. The 81-card base set will cover all 26 season two episodes with complete plot synopses and exciting imagery. Fans and collectors will also be able to store their collections in a custom designed collector's album which contains an exclusive costume card and an exclusive T'Pol promo card.

SCI-FI SCHEDULE

BABYLON 5

12-SEP-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) SLEEPING IN LIGHT

15-SEP-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) THE GATHERING -PT 1
16-SEP-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) THE GATHERING -PT 2
17-SEP-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) MIDNIGHT ON THE FIRING LINE
18-SEP-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) SOUL HUNTER
19-SEP-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) BORN TO THE PURPLE

22-SEP-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) INFECTION
23-SEP-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) MIND WAR
24-SEP-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) WAR PRAYER

26-SEP-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) AND THE SKY FULL OF STARS
29-SEP-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) DEATHWALKER
30-SEP-03 9:00 AM BABYLON 5 (LBX) BELIEVERS

CRUSADE: 14-SEP-03 2:00 AM CRUSADE VISTORS FROM DOWN THE STREET
17-SEP-03 11:00 AM DAYTIME ROTATION - CRUSADE PATTERNS OF THE SOUL
17-SEP-03 12:00 PM DAYTIME ROTATION - CRUSADE THE PATH OF SORROWS
17-SEP-03 1:00 PM DAYTIME ROTATION - CRUSADE RULING FROM THE TOMB
17-SEP-03 2:00 PM DAYTIME ROTATION - CRUSADE THE RULES OF THE GAME
17-SEP-03 3:00 PM DAYTIME ROTATION - CRUSADE WAR ZONE
21-SEP-03 2:00 AM CRUSADE THE WELL OF FOREVER
05-OCT-03 2:00 AM CRUSADE EACH NIGHT I DREAM OF HOME
12-OCT-03 2:00 AM CRUSADE PATTERNS OF THE SOUL
19-OCT-03 2:00 AM CRUSADE THE PATH OF SORROWS
26-OCT-03 2:00 AM CRUSADE RULING FROM THE TOMB

STARGATE SCHEDULE:

12-SEP-03 9:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 HOMECOMING -PT 2
12-SEP-03 11:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 HOMECOMING -PT 2

15-SEP-03 7:00 PM STARGATE SG-1
15-SEP-03 8:00 PM STARGATE SG-1
15-SEP-03 9:00 PM STARGATE SG-1
15-SEP-03 10:00 PM STARGATE SG-1
19-SEP-03 9:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 FRAGILE BALANCE
19-SEP-03 11:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 FRAGILE BALANCE

22-SEP-03 7:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 22-SEP-03 9:00 PM STARGATE SG-1
22-SEP-03 10:00 PM STARGATE SG-1
26-SEP-03 9:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 ORPHEUS
26-SEP-03 11:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 ORPHEUS

29-SEP-03 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1
29-SEP-03 7:00 PM STARGATE SG-1
29-SEP-03 8:00 PM STARGATE SG-1
29-SEP-03 9:00 PM STARGATE SG-1
29-SEP-03 10:00 PM STARGATE SG-1
30-SEP-03 6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1

FARSCAPE SCHEDULE:

14-SEP-03 12:00 AM FARSCAPE I SHRINK THEREFORE I AM
19-SEP-03 11:00 AM DAYTIME ROTATION - FARSCAPE MIND THE BABY
19-SEP-03 12:00 PM DAYTIME ROTATION - FARSCAPE CRACKERS DON'T MATTER
19-SEP-03 1:00 PM DAYTIME ROTATION - FARSCAPE THE WAY WE WEREN'T
19-SEP-03 2:00 PM DAYTIME ROTATION - FARSCAPE MY THREE CRICHTONS
19-SEP-03 3:00 PM DAYTIME ROTATION - FARSCAPE THE LOCKET

21-SEP-03 12:00 AM FARSCAPE A PREFECT MURDER

EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT

12-SEP-03 5:00 AM EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT ATONEMENT
16-SEP-03 11:00 AM DAYTIME ROTATION - EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT DEATH SUITE
16-SEP-03 12:00 PM DAYTIME ROTATION - EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT ATAVUS HIGH
16-SEP-03 1:00 PM DAYTIME ROTATION - EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT DEEP SLEEP
16-SEP-03 2:00 PM DAYTIME ROTATION - EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT ART OF WAR
16-SEP-03 3:00 PM DAYTIME ROTATION - EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT GRAVE DANGER
19-SEP-03 5:00 AM EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT BLOOD TIES
26-SEP-03 5:00 AM EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT HEARTS AND MIND

BABYLON 5/CRUSADE PHOTOSHOP PHOTOS

Tim Choate as Zathras Marjean Holden Peter Woodward on Charmed






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.


I-SCI-FI

I-SCI-FI will be re-broadcasting their interviews with The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen cast and crew tonight from 7-9pm MDT (5-7pm EDT). These are pre-recorded so you will not be able to call in and be eligible for prizes. All of these people are special in different ways. You are sure to enjoy Dave Lea, fight choreographer and cool guy. He's been in several top flight movies and taught some of Hollywood's 'A' list of actors and actresses how to fight and look like they are fighting, including Sylvester Stallone, Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell and more. Check out his nearly one hour interview! We had so much fun talking we lost track of time! He was just here in Utah filming on the fourth Crow movie and you're going to want to listen to every word he has to say.

If for some reason you have trouble getting the audio stream at I-SCI-FI, try ufpgalaxy.org, cosmiclandscapes.com, and now at radiostarfleet.com. Cosmic Landscapes, Radio Starfleet and UFPGalaxy rebroadcast live Thursday nights from 7-9 pm MDT and Cosmic Redux rebroadcasts the previous week's shows.

BABYLON 5 TOONS

John Cook has a wonderful collection of cartoons -- many are take-offs from Babylon 5. Here's just one of them.
Rebulding Stations?
He has a cartoon caption contest going on as well. Try your hand at a punch line.

Go to http://contests.sev.com.au/index.php?contestid=1
Punchline
Name
Email

SCI-FI CARTOONS

XR Pick-Up Line Tye Bourdony will have several cartoons published in the upcoming Cracked Magazine that hits newstands on the 29th. The issue will feature satire for Jeremy Bulloch (Star Wars) and Grace Lee Whitney, BarBara Luna, & Celeste Yarnall (Star Trek). Theese folks are all signing satires and Tye will be auctioning off one signed by Mr. Bulloch and one signed by the three Star Trek celebs for one of their favorite charities. More information on the auctions and charities shortly.

I love science fiction related cartoons and Tye Bourdony is one of the most talented artists out there. He has done dozens of toons for Babylon 5. Here is his latest -- for FARSCAPE fans.




BABYLON 5/CRUSADE CONVENTIONS

CONVENTION UPDATE

CONVENTION CALENDAR

To Be CONtinued
September 26-28, 2003
Site: Radissosn Hotel & Star Plaza Theater
Place: Merrillville, Indiana
B5 Guests: Richard Biggs, Jason Carter, Julie Caitlin Brown
Other Guests: Rockne O'Bannon (Farscape Creator), & Ray Park (Darth Mall)
For more information, visit their website at www.2becontinued.com. Sign up for the Biggs & Carter Experience. The first 140 people who register for Friday will have a free dinner with Richard Biggs and Jason Carter). For more information on the convention, please visit www.msffa.org. For more information on the Biggs & Carter Experience, please visit www.biggsandcarter.co.



Archon
October 2-5, 2003
Place: Collinsville, IL
B5 Guests: Andreas Katsulas, Julie Caaitlin Brown
For more information, visit their website at http://www.stlf.org/archon/.



Maquis Gras 2003
October 4-6, 2002
Place: Ramada Inn, Portage, Indiana
B5 Guest: Bill Blair
For more information, visit their website at http://www.maquis.com/mfa/gras1.htm.



Point North
October 5-6, 2003
Place: Salem Civic Center
Salem, VA
B5 Guest: Stephen Austin
For more information, visit their website at http://www.point-north.com.



FantiCon
October 10-12, 2003
City: Wilmington, NC
Place: Hampton Inn
B5 Guest: Peter Jurasik
Other guests: Lisa Wilcox, Pat Hingle, Henry Darrow, Juliet Cesario, Scott Simpson, Frank Capra, Jr.

For more information, visit their website at http://www.fanticon.org/ .



JVL-CON 2003
October 24-27, 2003
Jainesville, Wisconsin
Place: Ramada Inn
B5 Guest: Stephen Austin
For more information, visit their website at www.si-fi-nut.com .



Galacticon 2003
October 24-26, 2003
Place: Sheraton Universal Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Guests: Stars, Producers, Writers and Crew fro the Original Battlestar Galactica
For more information, visit their website at http://www.galacticonevents.com/index2.html .



Vulkon
October 31-November 2, 2003
Place: Nashville, TN
B5 Guest: Robin Atkin Downes
Other Guests: Julie Benz, Robia LaMorte, George Hertzberg
For more information, visit their website at http://www.vulkon.com.



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.

PEN PALS

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 to actors....

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 timely fashion.

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:

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
Warner Bros.
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522

SCIFI:
Bonnie Hammer, President
Sci-Fi Channel
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY. 10020-1513

Mr. Thomas Vitale
Senior VP of Acquisitions, Scheduling & Program-Planning

BACK ISSUES OF THE ZOCALO TODAY

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Sandra Bruckner (sgbruckner@aol.com)
Editor/Publisher
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