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Some of us have put together a B5 Poll Site, http://57132117.home.icq.com/B5pollpage4.htm, and a Crusade Poll Site, http://57132117.home.icq.com/Crpollpage.html .
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.
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"Over at Firstones.com , 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"
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.
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?
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.
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 http://www.newbeacon.com". 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 http://www77.pair.com/timem/katsulas/.
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
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.
*** Ranger Debra reports that Bruce will be playing a presidential candidate in the episode.
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!
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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!
"A Voice in the Wilderness", part 1 can be ordered using this link.
The autographed version of "A Voice in the Wilderness" is available via this link.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 .
PHOTO GALLERY ADDITIONS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Want to know what conventions are ahead for the Babylon 5 and/or Crusade cast and crew? Use this link
Coming Up Next:
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: http://www.gallifreyone.com.
7 am ET/PT "A Tragedy of Telepaths"
7 am ET/PT "Phoenix Rising"
7 am ET/PT "Day of the Dead"
Take care and I look forward to hearing from you.
Sandra Bruckner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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