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Babylon 5 Station News - July 1997

by Denise Chochrek

Welcome to the ongoing gathering of Babylon 5 fans on Aphelion. I have been wondering if there are any Babylon 5 fans out there. Still waiting to hear any comments or suggestions. Just send them to dcsnowball@earthlink.net.

-- Denise

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The following schedule is based on the Lurker's Guide. Please check your local listings, as various areas enjoy not being consistent.

Season 4

Repeat Season

  • 6/30/97 Lines of Communication
  • 7/7/97 Conflicts of Interest
  • 7/14/97 Rumors, Bargains, and Lies
  • 7/21/97 Moments of Transition
  • 7/28/97 No Surrender, No Retreat
  • 8/4/97 The Exercise of Vital Powers
  • 8/11/97 The Face of the Enemy
  • 8/18/97 Intersections in Real Time
  • 8/25/97 Rumors, Bargains and Lies
  • 9/1/97 Moments of Transition
  • 9/8/97 No Surrender, No Retreat
  • 9/15/97 The Exercise of Vital Powers
  • 9/22/97 The Face of the Enemy
  • 9/29/97 Intersections in Real Time

The new stuff returns

  • 10/06/97 Between the Darkness and the Light
  • 10/13/97 Endgame
  • 10/20/97 Rising Star

Either the end of Season 4 or the end of Season 5

  • ??/??/?? Sleeping in Light

    SPIN-OFFS SET FOR 1998-1999

    • Babylon 5: In the Beginning - covers the Earth-Minbari War (scheduled for Jan. 1998, TNT)
    • Thirdspace (hopefully 18-36 weeks later)
    • The Babylon Project: Crusade - kicks off the spin-off (hopefully)

    Heard on the Net

    In answer to the favorite question......we still don't know.

    There has been an extension, now we have to wait until July 15, but rumor has it that there is a good chance that Season 5 will be produced. Keep your fingers crossed. Watch the WB page for the latest news.

    JMS, the Great Maker, has made history. He is the first person in the history of TV that has singularly written 50 one-hour episodes in a row. Way to go!

    Filming has begun on the TNT movie Thirdspace.

    The official B5 Fan Club has changed hands. Sandra Bruckner of the Zocalo, and Mike Zmuda of the Centaurian Sentinal will be editing the newsletter. Sandra will also take over the web site. Sandra has done a wonderful job with the Zocalo and I'm sure will do wonders for the ailing fan club. All members who joined before April 1, 1997 will be automatically rolled over to a second year of membership without charge.

    For those of you who are following the books, both book #7, The Shadow Within by Jeanne Cavelos and book #9, To Dream in the City of Sorrows, by Kathryn Drennan, are both supposed to be at least 90% canon. I read in the Zocalo a really bad review of book #8, Personal Agendas. If the review is correct, perhaps it would be best to go from book #7 right to book #9. :)

    Look for To Dream in the City of Sorrows, by Kathryn Drennan to come out in June. This novel is supposed to be cannon, so I'm sure it will be great. Can't find the books? Try Starboods at http://www.hway.net/dreamin/starbooks.htm.

    The new B5 Special Edition trading cards should be available now. Sinclair is in this set and I understand this will be the last time he is in a set. They are almost sold out so don't delay if you want a set. You can get them through a local vendor or comic book store. Another place you can pick one up is at: http://www.supercollector.com

    For those who love the work of Christopher Franke (who does the opening credit music), he has a 1996 album called Perry Rodan - PAX TERRA. I understand it is a great soundtrack. Contact: Sonic Images at 800-847-6642 or http://sonicimages.com

    Babylonian Productions will be coming out with a new set of comics, but no date yet.

    If you are into models, Revel/Monogram will be releasing the Star Fury Mark I kit on 11/25/97, just in time for the holidays.

    Hopefully this fall there will be action figures. Supposedly, Toys R Us has the ordering info, so they shouldn't be to hard to find. They are being created by: Exclusive Toy Products at 310-284-5777.

    Here are some URLs when searching for merchandise

    • http://ww.bab.com/pegasus/b5merch.html Pegasus Publishing
    • http://www.viamall.com/moviemadness/babylon5.html Movie Madness
    • http://www.halcyon.com/uncomyn/b5.html#b5 Uncomyn Gifts
    The Official B5 Web Site fininshed its poll and here are the winners:

    • Favorite 1st Season Episode: Babylon Squared
    • Favorite 2nd Season Episode: The Coming of Shadows
    • Favorite 3rd Season Episode: Z'ha'dum
    • Favorite 4th Season Episode: Into the Fire
    • Favorite Villain: Bester
    • Favorite Character: G'Kar
    • Favorite Species: Minbari
    • Best Special Effects: Into the Fire
    • Best Costume: B5 Command Staff
    • Best Ships: Ranger/White Star
    • Favorite Guest Star: Walter Koenig
    If you are looking for B5 color pictures (8x10 or 11x14) you can contact:

    	Mark Marmor

    The Omega Zone

    577 Grand St., Suite 705

    New York, NY 10002


    212-255-8612 - fax
    He is still working on his web site.


    • ThunderCon 7
    • May 30-31, June 1@ Oklahoma City, OK
    • Guests include: Richard Biggs
    • info: Michael Moery (405) 692-7035
    • http://ThunderCon.okc.ok.us

    • Seatrek
    • June 15-22 @ leaving from Los Angeles sailing to Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlam, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (cruise line: Carnival)
    • Guests include: Richard Biggs and Jerry Doyle
    • info: http://www.scifinetwork.com/startrek/seatrek/seatrek.htm

    • Dragon*Con
    • June 26-29 @ Atlanta, GA
    • Guests include: George Johnsen (who is bringing bloopers), Peter David
    • info: Dirk Loedding (770) 623-6321
    • http://www.dragoncon.org

    • Westercon
    • July 3-6 @ Seattle, WA
    • Guests include: JMS
    • info: P.O. Box 283, Seattle WA 98111

    • Shore Leave
    • July 11-13 @ Hunt Valley, MD
    • Guests include: Jerry Doyle
    • info: http://members.aol.com/shoreleave.index.htm

    • Toronto Trek XI
    • July 18-20 @ Toronto, CAN
    • Guests include: Claudia Christian
    • info: http://www.interlog.com/~kcozens/ttrek

    • CONtinuum V
    • July 25-27 @ Cape Girardeau, MO
    • Guests include: Peter Jurasik
    • info: contact Janie McGaugh at jmcgaugh@semovm.semo.edu or
    • 573-334-4386

    • NovaCon 7
    • July 26-27 @ Tysons Corner, VA
    • Guests include: Jason Carter
    • info: http://members.aol.com/novacon97

    • Stellar Summer Media & Comics Expo
    • August 1-3 @ Harvey Hotel-Addison (Dallas, TX suburb)
    • Guests: Mira Furlan, Peter David (screenwriter)
    • info: http://www.cyberramp.net/~phoenix

    • Starquest '97
    • August 28 - Sept. 1 @ San Jose, CA (San Jose Red Lion Hotel)
    • Guest include: Still working on this one, hoping to have some B5 people.
    • info: http://www.starquest.org/

    • Sci-Fi Expo
    • August 29-31 @ Philadelphia, PA
    • Guests include: Bruce Boxleitner
    • info: http://www.galacticentertainment.com

    • Defcon 4
    • September 19-21 @ Tulsa, OK , Adam's Mark Hotel
    • Guests include: JMS
    • infor: http://www.webczar.com/defcon

    • Starcon ‘97
    • Sept. 26-28 @ Holiday Inn DIA, Denver, CO
    • Guests include: Michael O'Hare
    • info: email starland@starland.com

    • Rising Star 5
    • October 10-12 @ Glenvar High School, just outside of Roanoke, VA
    • Guests include Rick Biggs, and maybe Pat Tallman

    • FarPoint
    • October 10-12 @ Hunt Valley, MD
    • Guests include: Mira Furlan
    • info: http://www.erols.com/sfcon

    • ConRad
    • November 21-23 @ Doubletree Suites, Seattle, WA
    • Guests include: Patricia Tallman
    • info: Deejay Driscoll at 206-745-2700

    • Creation Con
    • November 29-30 @ Pasadena Center in Pasadena, CA
    • Guests include: Bruce Boxleitner, Andreas Katsulas, Peter Jurasik, Claudia Christian, Mira Furlan, Stephen Furst, Jason Carter and Jeff Conway.
    • info: http://www.creationent.com

    If you hear of ones I've missed, let me know and I'll throw them in.

    Fan Clubs

    I've been running into fan clubs, so I thougt I would post them. If you have others you would like to post, let me know at dcsnowball@earthlink.net.

    • The Mira Furlan Fan Club
    • http://www.geocities.com/~mira_furlan/

    • The Jeff Conaway Fan Club
    • 8330 Silvan Wind Lane
    • Houston, TX 77040-1412
    • CeSpaceMuz@aol.com

    • The Patricia Tallman Fan Club
    • c/o Broads on the Boards Prods.
    • 12828 Victory Blvd., Ste. 334
    • N. Hollywood, CA 91606

    • DC B5 Fan Club
    • contact: Tammy Metz http:www/tjhsst.edu/!tmetz/dcb5/dcb5fc.html

    • USS Arcturus
    • contact: Myron Rumsey email: arcturus@servtech.com

    • Maryland Group (meet in the northern Silver Spring/Gurtonsville area)
    • contact: Laura Appelbaum @ maybe@connext.net

  • Pittsburgh, PA group contact Karen at Tardis Gal@aol.com
    • Pacific Northwest Babylon 5 Mailing List contact John Francis at
    • jnf@infomatch.com

    • German Babylon 5 Fanclub
    • Daniela Ricci
    • Mindenerstr.7
    • 40227 Dusseldorf
    • Germany
    • email: wizart@NetCologne.de

    Web Sites

    • http://www.babylon5.com
    • http://www.hyperion.com/lurk/
    • http://www.nauticom.net/www/babylon/
    • http://www.thestation.com/
    • http://www.drn.zippo.com/
    • http://tarski.phil.indiana.edu/~fiona/babylon5/KOSH/page.html
    • http://www.highfiber.com/~katana/
    • http://www.math.washington.edu/~lking/b-five.html
    • http://www.bluemoon.net/~lev/home.html
    • http://www.mbay.net/~notguilt/ancmain.htm
    • http://www.geocities.com/Paris/7245/index2.html
    • http://maya.lib.utk.edu/bt.html
    • http://www.athenet.net/~cpcondu/epsilon.htm


    • alt.tv.babylon-5
    • rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated
    • alt.babylon5.uk

    I know there are a lot of other groups out there. E-mail the names to me and I'll add them to the list.

    Please e-mail updates and information to Denise Chochrek (dcsnowball@earthlink.net)

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