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Season Two Poster that hung in Doug Netter's office at Babylonian Productions.
River of Souls poster from Doug Netter's office.
If you could choose the 20 top episodes, what would they be? Send your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. I'll try to keep a tally so that you can see which ones people are voting for. Deadline for voting will be March 20.
Thanks to everyone who has sent in their votes already!
Subscriptions to "Amazing Stories" can be obtained in the UK by contacting the publishers customer services on 018 5841 47 13.
JMS is scheduled for a presentation at 4pm on Sunday.
Fiona Avery's schedule is:
"Space Fantasy Television: A How-To -Saturday 2/19, 12:00pm
** Discussion about the planning and implementation of SF television, and the best strategies and success stories
Science Fiction Across the Pond -Sunday 2/20, 2:00pm
** Approaching the craft of science fiction from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, with writers from both the US and UK
She is doing a reading of one of my short stories on Sunday around noon-ish.
She hopes to autograph after my reading, and have scripts available for sale."
Just to let folks know it's coming out next week. I think this one's the best of the bunch so far, and a LOT happens and gets revealed.
There is more on "Rising Stars" in the JMS Speaks section.
Just got a note from a reader indicating that Everything B5 is now out of #597.
I see they also have the Babylon 5 2000 calendar!
Mike has also been doing a lot of very nifty things over at About.com. This week he has a profile of Susan Ivanova; last week it was Jeffrey Sinclair. Both are detailed and very nicely done. Hope you'll drop over to see Mike's place. Use this link to read the Susan Ivanova Profile While there, try out the Babylon 5 Trivia. It's pretty nifty.
Guess what? Starland DOES have a Babylon 5 person coming to the convention. Stephen Austin, yes our favorite Pak'Ma'Ra is joining the convention in April.
MAGELLAN -- Richard Hatch is putting together a new series entitled "Magellan". He will be showing a clip from this series at VisionCon this month. Richard had been trying to bring back "Battlestar Galactica" but has been tied up in rights. From the reaction of the fans to his initial "BG" footage at DragonCon last year, let's hope "Magellan" gets off the ground.
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.
Give us your opinion, thanks
Another chat is starting up at Groucho's Yahoo Club site. The chat is scheduled for the first Sunday of each month beginning at 5:30pm ET on Sunday. Groucho's is a good place to drop over and chat anytime. I've found a pretty good group of people there at lunchtime (12pm EST).
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.
John Vickery (Neroon, Mr. Welles) had a small part as a lawyer in last night's episode of Judging Amy.
Jason Carter will appear in the episode "Eleven Angry Men & One Dick" of the show "3rd Rock From the Sun" on February 18. Here on the East Coast it runs at 6 PM daily.
I usually post Jason Carter's upcoming TV appearances on the forum at his fanclub (www.jasoncarterfanclub.com) or at the Jason Carter/Marcus Cole Forum of Fans (www.InsidetheWeb.com/messageboard/mbs.cgi/mb64370) - just in case any of his fans haven't found those sites yet.
Mike Vejar directed last night's (2/9/00) episodes of BOTH "Seven Days" and "Voyager"! "Seven Days" was by far one of their best episodes, stylish and creative! Great work!
Had a B5 sighting the other day. I was watching the 1985 movie "Weird Science" (Anthony Michael Hall, etc) and spotted Robert Rusler as one of the high school kids in the movie. He had a few lines and played along side Robert Downy, jr. as one of the "in-crowd" teens.
In Sunday's (02/06/00) X-Files, Mark Rolston, who played Karl Mueller in the Eps "The Quality Of Mercy" pn1117,tn212 was featured as Mr.Lapaire...the grief stricken father of an abucted little girl. It's a two parter so he'll be in this Sunday's(02/13/00) show.
Also,I've seen Mary Jo Slater's CSA credit on some...that is one,show recently but I can't recall the show. Sorry.
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.
Michael O'Hare will be appearing in an upcoming "Law and Order" episode entitled "Black, White and Blue". The episode was shot last week, so we can start looking for it in about 6 weeks.
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.
Bruce Boxleitner begins filming an episode of "Outer Limits" this week. Ranger Debra reports that Bruce will be playing a presidential candidate in the episode.
TV Zone #123 - Are you interested in visual effects or fantasy art? Then here's an issue for you. Wayne Barlowe, the artist who brought the creepy creatures in "Thirdspace" to life is interviewed in this issue. The sketches showing his early perception of what was needed in this TV movie are awesome.
TV Zone Special #36 - Bruce Boxleitner talks about his new book, "Frontier Earth", his work on the B5 CD-ROM "Into the Fire", shooting the final episode of Babylon 5, "Sleeping in Light" and a lot of other topics.
In the spirit of the Excalibur's mission and in honor of Crusade, the Ulysses Foundation is proud to announce our first campaign:
Crusade for a Cure:
A Call to Arms against AIDS
". . . to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield."
Crusade for a Cure is a year-long fundraising drive culminating in a convention and gala dinner, the purpose of which is to raise money for research toward affordable AIDS vaccines and treatments.
The convention and dinner will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, in Costa Mesa, California on September 15-17, 2000. David Allen Brooks and Maggie Egan are *confirmed* as guests, and Peter Woodward, Carrie Dobro, and Marjean Holden have expressed their willingness to participate. Invitations are also being sent to Daniel Dae Kim, Gary Cole, Tracy Scoggins, Richard Biggs, Bruce Boxleitner, Jeff Conaway, Tim Choates, Steven Furst, Fiona Avery, Evan Chen, John Vulich, and others. (Note: Guests reserve the right to cancel their appearances due to emergencies or other professional commitments.) All profits from the convention, dinner, and sales of related merchandise will be donated to a premier AIDS research foundation.
For further information and to order tickets for the convention and dinner come to the Ulysses Foundation website, www.UlyssesFoundation.org. In the near future, Crusade for a Cure merchandise including t-shirts, postcards, and more will also be available on the site. You can send questions about the convention to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send all other inquiries to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Andreas Katsulas has been added to the roster of guests at FarPoint this year. Dates are October 6-8.
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 and Marti Baltrunas and Nancy & Grieg 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, Julie Caitlin Brown
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 "Phoenix Rising"
7 am ET/PT "Day of the Dead"
7 am ET/PT "The Ragged Edge"
Take care and I look forward to hearing from you.
Sandra Bruckner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Zocalo Today