The series is now in its second season in North America. After the two hour
pilot movie in Feb. 1993, the series started the week of Jan. 24, 1994, with a
season of 22 episodes. The second season began the week of October 24, 1994.
The series is planned for a five year run. It is part of the Warner Bros.
Television Consortium, called the Prime Time Entertainment Network (PTEN),
syndicated to stations across the USA and internationally.
Doug Netter is an equal partner in Babylon 5, mainly handling the business side and leaves the creative work to Straczynski, which is how they first worked together on Captain Power.
Harlan Ellison is the Conceptual Consultant for the series. He has also written a "manifesto" for the show that explains to other writers how to write science fiction for television and Babylon 5, in particular. He also does a production voice-over at the very end of season 2 episodes.
Well-known science fiction writers, including Ellison, David Gerrold, D.C. Fontana, and Peter David are contributing scripts to the show.
Christopher Franke, formerly of Tangerine Dream, does the soundtrack.
Though Babylon 5 is his main activity right now, JMS has also been working on some other projects. A feature film adaptation of the Grimjack books by John Ostrander will begin shooting in 1995, and will be written by JMS. Fall 1994 will (did?) also see the production of a two-hour pilot for a contemporary SF series that JMS has created and written, executive produced by JMS and Doug Netter. The title has not yet been announced. He will not be involved in these projects in the day-to-day operations as he is with Babylon 5.
Lurkers Guide - The very best site!|
(Mirrors: Essen Athens Atlanta Newcastle)
Offical Site - Offical site.
ISN-Network among other thing carrying lotsa great movie-clips.
(Mirrors: Eurodome ISN-FTP)
Encyclopedia Xenobiologica - Aliens of Babylon 5
Draal - One of the best B5 sites
Babylon 5 Encyclopedia - Very good encylopedia
Early B5 designs - What B5 might have been
B5 Spoiler junkies page
MFFC - Mira Furlan Fan Club.
Mira Furlan - The Reference Site.
Pegasus Publishing providing B5-merchandise.
Movie Madness B5-merchandise.
Agamemnon Sound Site
Seker's Sound Site
Gold channel - Babylon 5 fan page
Babylob5 Addicts Page
Create a Babylon 5 WebCard
B5 quote - Covering all 4 seasons
A low-volume, moderated list for announcements and information related
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rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5, The main Babylon 5 discussion newsgroup.
alt.tv.babylon-5 The original Usenet B5group.
Midwinter major site|
North America: ftp.uml.edu
Agamemnon sound site: archive.egr.msu.edu/pub/babylon5
A weekly chat in IRC space, on channel #babylon5, every
Saturday at 7 PM Eastern (23:00 GMT), discussing the latest B5
episode and so on.|
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