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UPDATES: I know it may be hard to find the things that have been added to the page each day, so I'm going to try a couple of different methods. Today, I'll use this color for all updates. Tomorrow the update's information will revert to the color of the rest of the page. Only updates will be in this color. Hopefully this will help you identify NEW items.


Top Cow Comics, Dynamic Forces and Palisades Marketing are proud to announce the introduction of two toylines from two of the most popular creators in the comics industry today. J. Michael (Babylon 5) Straczynski's Rising Stars action figure line makes its debut this summer, Michael Turner's Fathom action figure line will be on the shelves by the end of the summer. Two incredible toylines, two top creators, three terrific companies. Sculpting is underway and initial photos will be available in the coming weeks.

Amazing #597 Amazing #599


The Everything B5 Store has a limited number of issue #597 and #599 of "Amazing Stories". Everything B5 Store. Don't know how long the issues will be available.


Mike Helba has pulled together a fantastic listing of the Babylon 5 videos for your use. He has them listed with episode titles and volume numbers. Video Listing. Thanks Mike. This is a great resource.


With the great response to our latest Discussion Topic, several people have asked about adding a message board or chat to The Zocalo Today. If these are features you would like to see added to The Zocalo, pop over to E-Groups and log-in with your e-mail address. The Zocalo mailing list will come up and you can select the poll from the heading. If you can't get to the actual poll, send me your response via e-mail to


From: "Jim Green"

Some of us have put together a B5 Poll Site,, and a Crusade Poll Site, .

There are now two for Crusade and two for Babylon 5 from us plus links to four outside polls. This is open to the whole B5 community.

The Deja polls rate Crusade and B5. Thanks to our community, they are now 1 and 2 in the Sci-Fi ratings.

You can suggest topics and question and vote for future ones. We are also looking for links.

Give us your opinion, thanks

Stephen Austin


THANK YOU, Stephen Austin, for a wonderful chat. I hope everyone had a good time. The transcript of the chat will be available soon over at the TNT site. Be sure to drop over to Stephen's website as well. That's at Check the convention calendar to see if Stephen will be attending a convention near you!


Ranger Sean says that CRUSADE is now scheduled for a video release in the UK. Each tape will contain 2 episodes; the seventh tape will have only one. Warner UK will release the first two tapes on March 6 and then release one tape per month. For more information, plus a look at the video sleeves, check out


Harlan Ellison will host Beyond 2000, a series of radio dramas based on clasic SF stories and novels. The show premieres on National Public Radio in April. "This will be the most ambitious attempt at doing (science fiction) radio drama since the 1950s, when Dimension X and X Minus One were on," Ellison told Sci-Fi Wire. You can read more about the upcoming series at Sci Fi Wire.


Want to see how much you actually KNOW about Babylon 5? Found a cute little Trivia game this morning over at It's part of a whole range of items available on Babylon 5. Why not drop over and see how much you do remember about the show. Babylon 5 Trivia.


I received a copy of this message, which is actually a request for help from Babylon 5 fans who would like to see the Babylon 5 "Into The Fire" game saved. While I do not know the sender, I do know that a number of readers were very disappointed when Sierra pulled the plug on this one. Here's your chance to add your support.

"Over at , the webmasters and other fans have decided that convincing Codemasters to buy B5: ITF may be our last chance to save the game, and we are begining to run out of time. In order to show Codemasters how beneficial a purchase of ITF would be, we have begun a massive email campaign to show our support of ITF and Codemasters. So far, there are over 1000 emails ( and thats just in the past few days) and we are going to try to reach 2000 or so before monday, which is when there is a meeting at Codemasters discussing ITF status.

If we can show Codemasters how many people are interested in this game we will likely save the game. So this is possibly endgame, because if we get the game picked up soon, then the game will be saved, but if not, then we probably won't see it finished.

We will succeed!

Thanks for your time"


I've added a new page to the reference index. This page covers magazines like DreamWatch, TV Zone, StarBurst and others that have covered Babylon 5 and Crusade over the last several years. This index will expand as I add more issues and new magazines.

If you have magazines that have featured Babylon 5 or Crusade that are not listed, send along their issue number and a note to indicate what the article was about. It would be nice to have a fairly comprehensive listing of Babylon 5 publications here.


Peter Woodward has heard you all asking why he had no photo with his father, Edward, during their Crusade episode together. He now has a photo from "The Long Road" that his father will be signing. Peter will have the photo with him at upcoming conventions.


On Sunday night while watching the "X Files", I spotted William Forward as a nervous FBI agent. This was the "Millenium" cross-over episode.

Ranger Dave reports: Friday, Jan. 29th. Londo was on a new episode of Sliders. He wasn't mentioned in your earlier news of B5 cast members..

MSilva reports: "I thought i saw Jerry Doyle in a recent episode of Beverly Hills 90210 as a father of a date with one of the lead female characters."

Ranger Bill reports: I failed to mention that on last weeks premier episode of The WB's new show "Brutally Normal",Raymond O'Conner "Mack" in the eps "A View From The Gallery" pn 505,had a bit part as the school principal...he was not in tonight's show.

Ranger Helen asks: Beata Pozniak (President Luchenko) was supposed to be on "Mad About You" last night. I forgot to watch it. Did anybody else see it?


Last updated: February 3, 2000

This section has a lot of information, directly from JMS. Read about working with WB in the early days of the show; his upcoming "Amazing Stories" short story and production of "Rising Stars". What does he think of Jerry's upcoming campaign? Check out the latest in the JMS Speaks section.


Jason Carter has come out with a second, expanded edition of his poetry. This edition includes photos from Jason's own collection as well as his unpublished poems. You can order a copy at Pipeline Productions.

Maggie Egan, ISN Anchorperson, has a new CD out entitled "Maggie Egan - Out of this World." The CD is a collection of swing era songs, done with a sci-fi touch, all with celestial titles (Blue Moon, I've Got the World on a String, etc.). You can listen to a sample at". I particularly liked the parody song Maggie has out as "Maggie's Crusade".

Daniel Dae Kim (Lt. Matheson) was a guest-star on ST: Voyager in the episode "Blink of an Eye." He was a pilot from a planet and turned out to be the character who saved Voyager from being destroyed.

"A Piece of Eden" (formerly entitled "13") featuring Andreas Katsulas premieres on Friday in St. Louis. MO. Andreas will be appearing in St. Louis for the next couple of days, speaking at St. Louis University Thursday and radio and television interviews Friday. For those lucky enough to be in St. Louis to hear Andreas, he will be speaking about the impact of acting on his life and this movie. Director John Hancock will also be speaking. For more information, go to

Bruce Boxleitner just finished an exhausting book signing tour in England and Ireland, January 24-February 2. Bruce's book, "Frontier Earth", has an interesting story! There are several reviews of the book listed on the Amazon site and a new review over at Cinescape..

Found a great site with photos from nearly every signing Bruce conducted on the tour. Great pictures at Signing Tour.

Ranger Anthony reports:
I saw Bruce Boxleitner in London last week where he was signing his new book at a shop called "Forbidden Planet". The fact that the show still has a following in the U.K. is indicated by the fact that the queue was long. So long that I had to opt out of the queue when I was about 10 people away from him as I had to leave to attend a business meeting ! Never mind I'm sure I'll catch up with him soon at another signing.

Ranger Steve reports:
I was at his book signing in Norwich, England yesterday. It was great. I'll give you a full report later on on what was said, but he was told to ring his agent during the Q&A session and he was offered to do an "Outer Limits" episode, and he agreed. So that's straight from the horses mouth yesterday, official news. He said Melissa did one a while back and enjoyed it.

**The episode of "Outer Limits" in which Bruce will star begins filming on February 17.

*** Ranger Debra reports that Bruce will be playing a presidential candidate in the episode.


OFFICIAL BABYLON 5 MAGAZINE - Issue #19 . There are some wonderful items in this month's issue, including an insightful interview with Michael O'Hare, a terrific look at "A Sky Full of Stars" in the station log, and the third part of an interview with Bruce Boxleitner. This issue also has part two of a special Babylon 5 timeline that is absolutely marvelous.


This week's discussion topics:
What have you seen lately that has reminded you of Babylon 5 or Crusade?

Let's see if we can top last week's response! Thanks to those who have shared their thoughts already.

Visit the Discussion Topic page to see what other topics have been discussed. And pass along suggestions for future topics you'd like to chat about!

Current Discussion Topic

Send in your submissions to The Zocalo. Please put Discussion Topic in the subject line.


Want to leave a note for someone, want to wish someone a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, drop in a new recipe for spoo? Now you have someplace to do that! Just put up a simple message board. Want something posted, drop me a note and I'll get it into the message board.




Bill Mumy - February 1
John Schuck - February 4
Michael Beck - February 4
Ardwight Chamberlain - February 16 (the voice of Kosh)
Karen Harrell - February 21
Majel Barrett Roddenberry - February 23
John Iacovelli - February 25
Matt Plummer - February 26
Babylon 5 History

2260 - The Babylon 5 War Council decides to contact the First Ones
2260 - Michael Garibaldi received the Book of G'Quan from G'Kar
2259 - The first Rangers arrive on Babylon 5
2221 - Birth of Michael Alfredo Garibaldi

February 22, 1993 - The Gathering Premieres in the US

** These dates are taken from the SlowDazzle calendar. I hope they are close!


For February, the B5 Fan Club has two scripts available.

"A Voice in the Wilderness", part 1 can be ordered using this link.

Voice 2 The autographed version of "A Voice in the Wilderness" is available via this link.

Voice 3 To order "A Voice in the Wilderness" - Part 2 use this link.

To order the autographed version of Part 2, use this link.

Babylon 5 Bible -- The original Season One Babylon 5 Writer's Bible. This massive tome weighs in at over 60 pages with comprehensive backgrounds on all characters and story arc; as well as guidelines for writing SF for TV. This document is peppered with original (color and B&W) illustrations by Peter Ledger. Use this link to place an order Babylon 5 Writer's Bible.

Babylon 5 Series Treatment -- This beautifully bound original Babylon 5 Series Treatment written in September 1988, was used to sell the series. It contains different characters than were ever seen in the show. This treatment was ONLY given to Network/Studio heads. This document is peppered with original color illustrations by Peter Ledger. Use this link to order your copy from the Emporium Babylon 5 Series Treatment.

Ordering Information: There are a number of ways to order merchandise from the Club:

Credit card purchases can be made on-line, by mail, or by fax. The Fax number is 1-818-771-1677.

FOR PHONE ORDERS: Here are the numbers to use: 1-888-777-8517 or 1-818-623-1198 . Phone lines are open Monday thru Friday, 10-6pm PST. If no one answers the phone, please leave your credit card information on the voicemail. Val and Tony do process orders based on the time-stamped voicemail messages. Be sure to leave your phone number as well, just in case they have any questions.

You can send a check or money order for merchandise -- made payable to Babylon 5 Fan Club -- to Official Babylon 5 Fan Club, P.O. Box 856, North Hollywood, CA 91603.

** For all orders done by mail, it's best to send in an order form with your check or money order. Use this link to get a copy of the Order Form. There is a new reference list as well, so that you can check to see what merchandise is still available. Ref List.


cartoon Another toon from Tye.

I'm moving some cartoons from Todd and Tye over to a new page so that you can enjoy them longer than just a week. Check out the new Toons Page!

There's an interesting competition going on right now over at ToonZone. It's asking people to submit a "punch line" for a B5 cartoon. Pop over and try your hand at filling in the bubble!

Got toons? Want to share them? Drop me a line at and let's chat!



VISIONCON -- Bob Krimmer, Emperor Cartagia will be joining us at VisionCon.

GALLIFREY CONVENTION -- For those of you who will be attending the Gallifrey Convention coming up in Los Angeles on Feb. 18-20, JMS is scheduled to appear at 4pm on Sunday.

There are a number of other B5 and Crusade personalities attending the convention, i.e., Peter Woodward, Carrie Dobro, David Allen Brooks, Fiona Avery, Maggie Egan. Be sure to take notes and let us know how it all goes.

Jason Carter has been added to the roster of guests for this year's ICON 19 in New York and CoastCon in Biloxi, Mississippi.

For further information, check out the convention calendar.


The Convention Reports page includes: Sci-Fi Cruise, Best of Both Worlds (Sydney), Praxis, Tropicon, Slanted Fedora (Raleigh), Vulkon (Orlando) and United Fan Con are now loaded in the Reports section. My report on Far Point, with a few photos is also there. Catch the new photos in the convention photo gallery.

If you have experiences you'd like to share -- or photos -- send them along. We'd love to see/read them.


Are you attending one of the conventions on the calendar? Or another one perhaps? Do you want to see who else might be there? Drop your e-mail address to The Zocalo. We've begun an attendance page so that perhaps we can get together while enjoying the activities of the convention. Convention Attendance .


I've received some new photos from John Upton, Paul Baltrunas and Nancy & Grieg Nancy Pederson of conventions to share. They are now in the Photo Gallery Thanks for sending them along. They are wonderful!

If you have photos to add to the convention gallery, let me know. If you'd like to start a reader's gallery, that's possible as well. Just send along your photo and I'll begin a rogue's gallery for everyone to enjoy!

If you have photos you would like to include here, send them on to me at or


Want to know what conventions are ahead for the Babylon 5 and/or Crusade cast and crew? Use this link Convention Calendar.

Coming Up Next:

Gallifrey One
Feb. 18-20, 2000; The Airtel Plaza Hotel; Van Nuys, CA
Guest: J. Michael Straczynski, Peter Woodward, Carrie Dobro, David Allen Brooks, Fiona Avery, Maggie Egan

For more information, send a note to Gallifrey Conventions, PO Box 3021, North Hollywood, CA 91609 or call 818-752-3756. Visit their web site at:

February 18-20, 2000; Springfield, MO
Guests: Michael O'Hare, Wortham Krimmer

For more information, call 417-886-7219 or write to Visioncon 2000, PO Box 1415, Springfield, MO 65801-1415. Visit their website at .


There are some new and interesting items in the Trading Post. Take a look. If you have items you'd like to trade, post a note here. If you need a particular item, the Trading Post or Message Board could help you find it. Use this link to see what is listed. 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

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.

The Zocalo - Today, Issue #3

I just put out a copy of The Zocalo Today - Issue #3 in PDF format, for those of you who like to have a hard-copy version of the newsletter. The Zocalo, Issue #3. You will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat to open the file. If you don't have that, please go to Adobe and download a copy of the software.


We haven't forgotten all the wonderful pages created in support of Babylon 5 or Crusade. They now have their own page! I've added a few new ones, so be sure to use the button at the top of the page or Links Page.


February 12
7 am ET/PT "A Tragedy of Telepaths"

February 19
7 am ET/PT "Phoenix Rising"

February 26
7 am ET/PT "Day of the Dead"


As the front page of The Zocalo Today changes, be sure to check the back issues to make sure that you haven't missed anything IMPORTANT! I don't want the front page getting too long so I shift information periodically into the archives. So if you aren't a regular visitor to The Zocalo Today, be sure to check out the back issues. Just use the button above!


If you would like to take some flyers to a convention to help spread the word that The Zocalo is Back! drop me a line. I'll be glad to send you some in the mail. I've created a PDF file that can be downloaded and printed. Flyer Thanks for helping to spread the word about The Z!

Take care and I look forward to hearing from you.
Sandra Bruckner (
The Zocalo Today


BABYLON 5 Awards Your web site, "The Zocalo Today", has been chosen to receive the BABYLON 5 UK TOP FLIGHT award ! Your coverage of the J. Michael Straczynski universe of Babylon 5 and Crusade is top flight ! Late breaking news, books, merchandise, cast & crew tid bits and humor, The Zocalo Today seems to be a one stop fan resource.

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