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Babylon 5 Station News - March 1997

by Denise Chochrek

Welcome to the ongoing gathering of Babylon 5 fans on the Aphelion. In the months ahead I hope to expand this area, but I will need your help. Let me know what you like or dislike, what is missing, and what you always wanted to know. Together I'm sure we will make this a great place to visit.
-- Denise


Episodes

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


Season four resumes

02/24/97 Atonement

Delenn faces her past role in the Earth-Minbari War

3/3/97 - 4/14/97 We are looking at reruns

04/21/97 Racing Mars

Franklin and Marcus go undercover to Mars

04/28/97 Lines of Communications

Mars mission continues

05/05/97 Conflicts of Interests

Focus is on Garibaldi

05/12/97 Rumors, Bargains and Lies

Bester returns

05/19/97 Moments of Transition

05/26/97 No Surrender, No Retreat

??/??/97 The Exercise of Vital Powers


SPINOFFS SET FOR 1998

  • Last of the Fallen
  • Guardians
  • The Babylon Project: Crusade

Heard on the Net

The new Babylon 5 soundtrack is available from Sonic Images. The CDs are priced at $13.99 and the cassettes are $9.98. (Plus shipping) More information is available at http://www.sonicimages.com/b5/v2

Track Listing:

  • 1. Main Title Season One (Extended) 03:16
  • 2. Message From Earth 10:05
  • 3. Main Title Second Season 01:30
  • 4. Z'ha'dum 12:19
  • 5. Main Title Third Season 01:31
  • 6. Severed Dreams 15:37
  • 7. Main Title Fourth Season 01:29
  • 8. Voices of Authority 11:26

The SFX Readers Choice Awards came out and Babylon 5 did very well. They were named the Best SF/Fantasy Show of 1996; Best Individual Episodes went to (1) Z'ha'dum, (2) Severed Dreams, (3) War Without End, (5) Shadow Dancing. In the Best SF/Fantasy Actor first place went to Andreas Katsulas (G'Kar) and second place to Bruce Boxleitner (Sheridan). Mira Furlan (Delenn) came in second place in the Actress category and Claudia Christian (Ivanova) came in third.

If you run into Screwball or BB in one of the many B5 Internet sites, you may be talking to Jerry Doyle or Bruce Boxleitner, respectively.

Did you know that Hubble images are used on the show. The images are digitized and then enhanced into 3D.

The February '97 issue of Sci Fi Entertainment has a behind the scenes look at Babylon 5. Haven't seen it yet, but I hear it is good.


Found some trivia on the net:


Bruce Boxleitner & Melissa Gilbert have one son, Michael. Bruce also has two boys from a previous marriage.

Peter Juraski and his wife recently had a child.

Bill Mummy is married and has 2 sons.

Mira Furlan is married.

Stephen Furst is married and has children.

Jason Carter is married and has 3 children.

Michael O'Hare has a son.

So does Patricia Tallman.


Conventions


AgamemCon

February 28-March 2 @ Holiday Inn - Bristol Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA

Guests include: Wayne Alexander (Lorien), Jason Carter, David Eagle (Director), and Jim Lockett (Official Babylon 5 Fan Club)

Contact: 714-557-3000


EarthStation 97

March 21-23 @ Edmonton, Alberta, CAN

Guests include: Mira Furlan

Contact: http://www.tgx.com/sfcon.


I-CON

April 4-6

info: http://www.iconsf.org

Guests include: JMS


Toronto Trek XI

July 18-20 @ Toronto, CAN

Guests include: Claudia Christian

info: http://www.interlog.com/~kcozens/ttrek


Stellar Summer Media & Comics Expo

August 1-3 @ Harvey Hotel-Addison (Dallas, TX suburb)

Guests: Mira Furlan, Peter David (screenwriter)


Rising Star

October 10-12 @ Glenvar High School, just outside of Roanoke, VA

Guests include Rick Biggs, and maybe Pat Tallman

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


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

Newsgroups
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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