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A brief synopsis of the movie:
The uproar begins when Gwynyth McBride, a self-proclaimed witch, opens a homeless shelter called ³Haven² in the depressed little town of Steadfast. Upstanding citizens don¹t want a homeless shelter in their community ... especially when it¹s run by a witch! Violent opposition erupts, led by an eccentric drug dealer with twisted plans of his own for the town. Can Gwynyth and the residents keep Haven alive in the face of increasing hysteria and brutality?
Doug's company was always its own separate entity, and we've pretty much gone our separate ways after Crusade. The fan club, however, will continue for the time being, this should have no impact on that.
There is a preview of the cover art for Joe's new comic series, Midnight Nation can be found at http://wizardworld.com/news/topcow/midnight_nation/midnight_nation.html.
Science Fiction truly gets NO respect. The Emmy nominations were announced yesterday and sci-fi came up dry -- with the following exceptions: ABC's Arabian Nights -- best miniseries; Buffy the Vampire Slayer's episode "Hush" received a best writing nomination for creator Joss Whedon; and 3rd Rock From the Sun, garnered a nomination for John Lithgow as best lead actor. There were nominations in the technical fields, including the X-Files which received six nominations, including best makeup, music, sound editing, sound mixing and special visual effects. (Optic Nerve does the makeup!)
Marvel Studios chief Avi Arad announced some movies that are moving forward, given the X-MEN's fantastic opening. "Obviously, we are talking about the [X-Men] sequel and [Fox's] Fantastic Four and [New Regency's] Daredevil and [Artisan's] Ghost Rider. All of these things have been in the works for a long time."
Other comic-themed films on a fast track include Columbia Pictures' Spider-Man, to be directed by Sam Raimi; Black Panther, being developed by Wesley Snipes; Blade 2, the sequel to Snipes' 1998 hit Blade; and Satan's Six, a project being developed at Universal by Tracy Kirby, granddaughter of late X-Men co-creator Jack Kirby, and Dark Horse Comics' Mike Richardson.
Let's hope "Rising Stars" isn't far behind.
Over at www.fandom.com they have an interview with Harrison Ford. The focus is primarily on his new flick "What Lies Beneath", but he talks about the prospects of an Indiana Jones 4!
Michelle Pfeiffer returns to genre films in the half ghost story, half suspense thriller directed by the Oscar Award-winning Robert Zemeckis "What Lies Beneath". Fandom.com has the story and interview.
Over on Sci-Fi Wire, Jonathan Frakes, Exec. Producer for "Roswell" talks about the coming second season and changes in store for everyone on the show. Check out the story at Sci-Fi Wire.
Kevin Bacon has played some pretty strange characters over the years. In his new movie, "The Hollow Man", he says it's the hardest work he's ever done on a movie. His discussion of make-up is interesting and brings back some memories of Babylon 5. The Hollow Man at Mothership.com
Can there be an Indiana Jones IV? Perhaps that is indeed in the wind. Harrison Ford commented: "Of course, I'd be eager to do a fourth Indy. It's a great character and the movies are great entertainment. A lot of groundwork has been sown on this character and these films. It deserves to be revisited. Steven (Spielberg), George (Lucas) and I have spent many, many hours discussing a direction for a fourth adventure…I'd personally love to see Sean Connery be with me in the next chapter." ABSOLUTELY!
Highlander fans! There's a fantastic trailer available of the new movie, Highlander, Endgame. Go to http://qt.stream.aol.com/qt/moviefone/2000/h/highlander.mov for a preview.
X-Men blew everything away this weekend. Intial box office numbers are $57.5 million. From initial reaction to the movie, it's GREAT. There are some great interviews out at Fandom , including Patrick Stewart, Ray Park and Bryan Singer.
Can you see Tom Cruise as Captain America? I guess Marvel is looking for visibility, should they proceed with this new production.
Episode II of Star Wars continues to draw a lot of buzz. Latest addition to the cast -- Jimmy Smits as Bail Organa.
Star Trek Voyager wrapped up the first episode of season 7 last week and there has been a rash of rumors about where the story will go this year. Will Voyager come back to Earth?
Will a new cast member be brought in to replace David Duchovny (who is only signed to do 11 episodes this year)? Evidently they are looking! According to The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, Chris Carter is believed to be eyeing Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), Robert Patrick (T2), Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba), and Hart Bochner (Anywhere But Here) for the new male lead on X-FILES next season.
I have started on the Babylon 5 Library. Thanks to everyone who have sent along suggestions for items to
include in the library. I will be adding items to the library, with brief annotations to identify what the
Thanks to everyone who have sent along suggestions already. They have been great and I'll be getting the Library started very soon.
Date: 16 Jul 2000 21:09:04 -0600
"Just a note to let folks know that the second installment of THE CITY OF DREAMS goes up at www.scifi.com/cityofdreams on July 17th. I wanted to bring special attention to this one because, while "The Damned Are Playing at Godzilla's Tonight" was a good warmup episode, something fairly straightforward to get the radio-writing muscles geared up...this one, "Rolling Thunder," is one of the things I'm most proud of doing for radio. (Or audio.) It's a strong, emotional story and a real kick in the gut. So far it's reduced about half a dozen grown men who've heard it to tears. The performance by Andre Braugher is just terrific, very moving.
Check it out. This one's a keeper." - JMS
Here are some comments by JMS about "Rolling Thunder" and upcoming audio dramas at
The Seeing Ear Theatre.
It's a very moving episode, and one I wrote kinda fiercely. The next
two up are mainly fun episodes, one partially for humor, the other kinda
The next 4 after that are the experimental episodes, where I'm going to try and
do different things with the form. It's really hard, because you have to turn
your head upside down, but the first one should be quite entertaining, in a
weird, scary kind of way.
It's a very moving episode, and one I wrote kinda fiercely. The next two up are mainly fun episodes, one partially for humor, the other kinda creepy.
The next 4 after that are the experimental episodes, where I'm going to try and do different things with the form. It's really hard, because you have to turn your head upside down, but the first one should be quite entertaining, in a weird, scary kind of way.
Last Monday, the Seeing Ear Theatre premiered JMS' new series "City of Dreams", a 13-week series of 30 minute dramas. "The Damned Are Playing at Godzilla's Tonight" - featuring Steve Buscemi launched the series
Top Cow is pleased to present the next edition of the Black and White series. Revisit this epic tale written by J. Michael Straczynski that begins when a celestial event occurs in a small town that will change the inhabitants' lives forever. With beautifully rendered artwork by Keu Cha (Witchblade) and Jason Gorder.
RISING STARS #9
(W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Christian Zanier (I) Livesay (C)Brett Evans
With cover by guest artist Gary Frank (Kin), the one year anniversary of this wildly popular comic book begins the second act of the Rising Stars story (issues 9-16). This story arc jumps ahead in time to see the effects of full-scale conflict between many of the Rising Stars. In the first act of this series, the world shaped our characters...now, our characters begin to shape the world, and the world may not be very happy about those changes.
LEGIONS OF FIRE: OUT OF THE DARKNESS by Peter David is the one fans have been waiting for, and it's going to drive them wild. Ever wonder how Sheridan and Delenn ended up in that dungeon? How G'Kar happened to be in the throne room at the right moment? Or what the deal was with David Sheridan? Well, this November . . . This is Londo's ultimate descent into hell, and Vir's ascent to the throne. It's a fantastic novel, and I can't imagine that there's a Babylon 5 fan anywhere who would dare miss it.
In March, Jeanne Cavelos begins THE PASSING OF THE TECHNO-MAGES with book one, CASTING SHADOWS. This wonderfully intricate novel delves deep into the culture and the secrets of the techno-mages, and reveals the sequence of events that took them to Babylon 5--and beyond. Elric is here, as are Galen, Alwyn, and even Isabelle. And so are Morden and Anna Sheridan. Before we're done, we'll learn of the reason behind the mages' fear of the Shadows, and we'll have the long-awaited link between B5 and Crusade.
Channel 4 has started broadcasting Crusade on Sunday nights/Monday mornings. They had two episodes this week, and they announced that they would be The Needs of Earth and The Memory of War - I don't know what they actually broadcast first, but the second one shown was The Long Road.
The next tape will be "Knives/Confessions and Lamentations." All remaining season 2 episodes will be delivered first. After season 2 has been completed, the next tape will be "Z'hadum/Hour of the Wolf". All season 4 episodes will be delivered up to and including 419. The last tape will be "Intersections/ Between The Darkness and the Light".
As JMS suggested, we need to get people to watch the show as it begins it's run in September. As Bonnie Hammer said, SFC will be watching very closely to see how the show does.
WE NEED TO GET INVOLVED. We need to start identifying places where we can post messages, drop flyers, remind fans that the show is coming to the Sci-Fi Channel. If you will be going to a convention, drop me a line and I'll send flyers for the freebie table. If you know of a convention that is having a Babylon 5 or Crusade panel, this is a perfect place to get people to help in our efforts to spread the word. Send along the name of the person conducting the panel. I will get in touch with them to send along flyers and see if there are other materials that can be provided.
Do you have ideas on how we can rally fans, please send along your suggestions. I will post them for others to read and perhaps we can organize a chat on this subject. Rally Suggestions
The animated parody made it's US Premier at DragonCon in Atlanta on June 30 and the Canadian Premier at TorontoTrek in Toronto on July 15.
GRUDGEMATCH is the second in a series of hysterical spoofs on some of the great science fiction shows of our time.
For more information, check out www.babylonpark.com or www.kosh.org.
This is a tough topic, but we've received some great responses so far. Send your responses to either TheZocalo@aol.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.. You can also post your comments on the message board at www.isnnews.net/board. To see what other readers have posted on this and other topics, follow this link to Current Discussion Topic page.
Amazing Stories Issue #602 -- The issue is on news stands now. It contains another original Babylon 5 story by J. Michael Straczynski entitled "Space, Time and the Incurable Romantic". There is also a piece inside about the B5 game, entitled "Babylon 5: Crucible of War". The issue should be on newsstands very soon.
OFFICIAL BABYLON 5 MAGAZINE -- Issue #24A truly SAD day has arrived. The very last issue of the Official Babylon 5 magazine has hit the streets in the UK. Yes, Issue #24 is out. My hat is off to Nick Landau, Brian Robb, John Freeman, and others like Lou Anders who brought us this wonderful publication. It has been THE ABSOLUTE BEST!
The Official Babylon 5 Magazine is indexed here as well. With the closure of the magazine in May, you'll want to see which magazines you have -- and which ones you will want to collect. The index may help you make a decision on which ones to choose. The Fan Club has many of the issues at thestation.com , making it very easy to complete your collection.
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.
The "Save Crusade" mailing list is growing. The purpose is to gather together people interested in saving Crusade and to identify people who can help with the effort. To join the mailing list, drop a blank note to email@example.com. If you have a problem getting on, drop me a note and I'll add your e-mail address manually.
If you are interested in tracking how Jerry's campaign for Congress is coming, you will want to subscribe to the doyleforcongress mailing list. Get weekly updates on events, press releases, endorsements, etc. To become a member of the list, sent a blank note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fan Club has most of the back issues of the magazine over at
www.thestation.com in The Emporium. Issues #22 and #23 have been added to the listing of available issues. They also have the much sought
after Issue #1, Volume #1. So be sure to check out ISN and see what magazines you still need to complete your set.
The Antioch Calendar for 1999 is awesome. Yes, we know that it’s a 1999 calendar, but it carries a serial number – making it a collectible! The pictures are perfect for framing once you have the autograph in place! You can use this link for the Antioch Calendar or go the 'collectibles' portion of the Emporium.
Order any of the four sets of Autographed Magazines and receive the calendar FREE!
Second – Season 5 Cast Poster. The Club made available to members a wonderful poster for season 5. The poster would make a wonderful remembrance of the show – not to mention a fantastic collector’s item. It is located in the 'merchandise' portion of the Emporium.
Third – Season 5 Fan Club Photo & "Season 4 Fan Club Photo – These marvelous photos created for members of the Club are available for your enjoyment. They are $4.99 each with the purchase of $10.00 or more. Available in the 'merchandise' portion on the Emporium.
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!
Artist John Cook has some interesting toons at ToonZone . Do you have a punchline for the Bester toon? Visit Toon Zone and submit your ideas.
Got toons? Want to share them? Drop me a line at email@example.com and let's chat!
There are a couple of regular chats that you might want to take advantage. One is over at About.com. Mike Helba has organized a weekly chat on Wednesdays at 10pm EST. http://babylon5.about.com/entertainment/babylon5/mpchat.htm.
On the first Sunday of the month, there is a chat at Groucho's Babylon 5 Calvalcade beginning at 5:30pm ET. Groucho's is a good place to drop over and chat anytime.
If you would like to share your work with us at The Zocalo Today, please send along a digital photo of your work and I'll begin putting the gallery together. If you do not have your work in digital format, drop me a note and we'll see what we can work out.
So far, we have clubs listed from France, Germany and Italy! That's fantastic. Let's hear from others -- even those in the U.S.!!!
AUGUST 5-6, 2000, Burbank Airport Hilton Hotel, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank CA, 1pm-7pm daily
In person guest stars: BEN BROWDER, CLAUDIA BLACK, VIRGINIA HEY, ANTHONY SIMCOE, GIGI EDGLEY, LANI TUPU, KENT McCORD, and series creator ROCKNE S. O'BANNON. For more information on this convention, check out their website at http://www.creationent.com/farscape/farscape_con.html.
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 TheZocalo@aol.com. We've begun an attendance page so that perhaps we can get together while enjoying the activities of the convention. Convention Attendance .
There are some great shots of Jerry Doyle and Jeff Conaway at the Star Trek Grand Slam convention in Pasadena, March 31-April 2 on the Creation Entertainment web site.
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.
6:00am TNT Babylon 5 - Severed Dreams
6:00am TNT Babylon 5 - Ceremonies of Light and Dark
6:00am TNT Babylon 5 - Sic Transit Vir
6:00am TNT Babylon 5 - A Late Delivery from Avalon
6:00am TNT Babylon 5 - Ship of Tears
6:00am TNT Babylon 5 - Interludes and Examinations
6:00am TNT Babylon 5 - War Without End, Part 1
6:00am TNT Babylon 5 - War Without End, Part 2
6:00am TNT Babylon 5 - Walkabout
Jerry Doyle - July 16
J. Michael Straczynski - July 17
** David Warner - July 29
To those sending along a "Happy Birthday, Joe" -- they were greeted by a "foo" -- a bit different than
the traditional "Ba Humbug".
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.
JMS' mail can be sent to:
14431 Ventura Boulevard, PMB 260
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Take care and I look forward to hearing from you.
Sandra Bruckner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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