Babylon 5 Straczynski Artifacts Black

Artifacts from Beyond the Rim (Black)

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Publication Date: October 20, 2010
Retire Date: January 20, 2011
Retail Price: $39.99
Pages: 393

NOTE TO COLLECTORS
As you can see, the Black Edition cover was designed to complement your J. Michael Straczynski black script books series. There is no volume number on the front or spine, and the wording on the spines aligns with the previous volumes. This way you can put it on the shelf at either the beginning or end of your series and still have a uniform look. (The contents of the Black Edition and the White Edition are identical. Only the covers are different.)

DETAILS ABOUT "ARTIFACTS FROM BEYOND THE RIM"

JMS's Handwritten Notes for Season One
See for yourself the ideas JMS originally planned to include...at the moment he thought of them. We include scans of his original notes along with a transcription of what he wrote. (If you've ever seen JMS's handwriting, you'll understand what a bonus this is.) These season one notes include --

  • The two-part episode that was scrapped in favor of "A Voice in the Wilderness," which includes an Earth Alliance ambassador being stationed on B5
  • The plot for the unproduced episode "Blockade"
  • The original notes for "Quality of Mercy," which in his notes was called "The Resurrectionist"

Story Editor Larry DiTillio's Character Profiles
Written as a personal reference to aid him while developing scripts, these dossiers contain fascinating bits of data such as --

  • Jeffrey Sinclair's favorite composer
  • What John Sheridan's father was named before he became David
  • What Susan Ivanova liked to collect
  • The name of Michael Garibaldi's brother
  • What celestial body was the birthplace of Dr. Stephen Franklin
  • Talia Winters's favorite movie
  • How Vir Cotto's mother's maiden name linked him to a powerful Centauri family
  • How Na'Toth's religious beliefs differed from G'Kar's
  • Which ancient Earth culture interested G'Kar
  • And a wealth of hitherto unknown facts about Delenn, Lennier, Keffer and Londo Mollari...and nothing at all about Kosh
  • Bonus: the dossier DiTillio wrote about the teenaged telepath Alisa Beldon, who appeared in "Legacies"

"Some Basic Thoughts on Telepaths"
Another "lost" document from story editor Larry DiTillio. Again, written for his personal reference, this is a list of twenty-six telepathic abilities in the Babylon 5 universe. Included in the listing are abilities such as --

  • The Six Types of Mind Scan
  • Thermal Manipulation
  • The "Chaos" Maneuver
  • The Empathy Scan

The JMS Interview Conducted Two Months Before the Pilot Aired
Highlights include --

  • The circumstances in which he'd want someone to hit him over the head with a baseball bat
  • How he'd convince an SF fan to watch Babylon 5
  • What it means to give a Babylon 5 writer a "blind assignment"
  • How JMS wanted Babylon 5 to be like Hill Street Blues
  • Which actor had the most difficult time adapting to prosthetic makeup
  • JMS's rules for designing the aliens
  • The real reason he wanted diversity in the cast

"The Strange Exhibition of Sebastian D'Arque"
This was to be a season two episode featuring Sebastian, the character who later appeared in "Comes the Inquisitor." You will get to see not one, but two outlines for the aborted episode. They explain how JMS planned to integrate an ISN reporter into the series's regular cast, as well as how Sebastian was originally envisioned -- a very different take from what he would eventually become.

The JMS Interview From the Week "The Coming of Shadows" Aired
In this detailed interview JMS reveals --

  • Which season two episodes he liked
  • What went wrong with the episodes that fell short of his approval
  • Which guest characters he wanted to use again (and which he didn't)
  • His thoughts on sex and SF
  • The origins behind the infamous "fasten-zip" conversation from "Babylon Squared"
  • Why he didn't regret losing Catherine Sakai when he wrote out Sinclair
  • The amazing thing Michael O'Hare did while filming "Parliament of Dreams"
  • Why sacrifice is a recurring theme in season two
  • In which episode he thought he did too much "preaching"
  • Why he was glad Deathwalker was female
  • Why "Believers" did not violate JMS's "no kids" rule
  • Why "Survivors" required so much rewriting
  • The reason "Grail" went off the rails, and why it was aired later in the season
  • The complete background on why "Eyes" was written
  • Which actor's performance he thought could have been better
  • The storyline that divided the fans

Never-Before-Seen Concept Art by Peter Ledger
Six pieces total --

  • Ledger's "simplified" English alphabet
  • A "really alien" alphabet
  • Four posters intended to decorate the walls of Babylon 5, including one promoting the "Church of the Beatles"

J. Michael Straczynski's Journal
Hour-by-hour details of how the executive producer/creator/writer spent four days during the production of his TV series during late season two. You get to read his innermost thoughts on --

  • "The Quality of Mercy" and his definition of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
  • What Warner Bros. noticed (and what they didn't)
  • Getting better time slots
  • What Doug Netter really does
  • The importance of lunch (especially on Fridays)
  • What a spotting session is
  • The crew member that is "completely nuts"
  • The necessary evil he agrees to that makes him think he's a "six-foot five-inch duck"
  • The conversation with cast members about "Narn butt"
  • The thing most people don't know about how television is made
  • Why JMS stays up most nights until 4 a.m.

"The Mysteries of Babylon 5" Proposal
Written between season two and season three, this proposal outlined a catch-up special designed to familiarize new viewers with the first two seasons of the show. Though the special was not to be, you get to read what could have been.

"Approaching Babylon"
The complete, unedited, uncensored text of J. Michael Straczynski's eighteen-page article written for the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York. In this candid piece, JMS details his childhood love of science fiction, what inspired him to create Babylon 5 and what his hopes and fears were for the series as it entered its third season.

The Mind-Wipe Story Notes
See for yourself "Passing Through Gethsemane's" tortuous journey from script to screen. Yes, this is the episode that nearly had be to aborted after a fan posted a similar storyline in an online forum. In addition to the notarized release from the fan allowing JMS to resume work on the episode, we've also included two gems: the scratch paper featuring a very different plot and additional notes for a version of the story featuring Alfred Bester.

The JMS Interview During Early Season Three
This brief one-on-one tells us --

  • What he considers the most "intense" episode to date
  • The real-life reason behind Vir becoming the Centauri envoy to Minbar
  • The season three episodes he considers "self-contained" that don't move the arc story forward
  • Why he planned to write all the scripts for the season
  • The contingency plan if he ever got sick while writing every episode
  • The four words he uses to describe season three

The Patches of Babylon 5
For the first time ever, detailed scans of an array of uniform patches -- thirty-one to be exact -- that were seen on the costumes in Babylon 5. Each one is identified along with where they were shown on each uniform. The inventory includes most Earthforce insignia (Command, Security, Medical, Engineering, Mars Command, etc.), as well as patches from the Earth/Minbari War, Earthforce vessels, Starfury squadrons stationed on Babylon 5 and the EAS Excalibur.

TNT's "Babylon 5 Lives" Proposal
This proposal, structured as a memo, outlines three concepts --

  • A Babylon 5 prequel set during the Earth/Minbari War
  • A re-edited version of the pilot movie that would form the basis for Babylon 5's TNT premiere
  • A way to reinvigorate each cycle of re-runs on the network. Includes several intriguing Straczynskian hypotheses.

"Ancillary B5 Material"
This is a page of notes that details the plot of yet another unmade Babylon 5 TV movie titled "The Trial of John Sheridan." You'll also learn the medium in which JMS originally planned to tell the story of Sheridan's death. (Hint: it wasn't an episode of the TV series.)

The JMS Interview During Early Season Four
A concise interview in which J. Michael Straczynski discusses --

  • How Stephen Furst became a director on the show
  • JMS's strategy to compensate for PTEN's peculiar predilection for airing the season finale immediately before the following season's premiere
  • Why JMS wrote all twenty-two season four episodes after nearly killing himself by writing all of season three

The TNT Promo Speeches
Remember those fifteen- to sixty-second spots that aired on TNT around the clock leading up to Babylon 5's January 1998 premiere? You know, the ones that had Ivanova and G'Kar speaking directly to the audience and which ended with, "And that's why I am on Babylon 5." Guess what? There were actually four total. The ones featuring Sheridan and Londo were never used. For the first time you'll get to read the ones that didn't air and the two that did.

The Psi Corps Manual Proposal
The premise of this proposal, written for Del Rey books, was that this would resemble an actual manual (thin, bound in a soft cover similar to those used for accountant's journals) and that it had been "smuggled out of the Psi Corps." We don't want to spoil the contents, but we will tell you that this proposal is written so vividly you'll probably be able to picture the unwritten final product. And that is what makes it so much fun.

The JMS Interview After Directing "Sleeping in Light"
Lots of insights in this one such as --

  • Which season four episode might have been a two-part story
  • How he kept Kosh and the other First Ones mysterious
  • His thoughts on how he got around people thinking they knew what the ending was
  • Why he wanted to direct this episode, his directing debut
  • Why none of the actors were moving when they started shooting the first scene
  • Why he appeared in the finale, though he said previously he would never do so
  • The reason he wasn't surprised how the "Sleeping in Light" scenes turned out
  • The scenes he was most pleased with
  • Why he instructed Bruce not to touch Mira until the very end of their farewell scene

Revised Season Five Storylines & Index Cards
As many fans will recall from previously released books, J. Michael Straczynski's notes for B5's fifth season were discarded by a hotel housekeeping staff, despite the fact that they were sitting on a table, not in a trash bin. After the loss of these vital notes, along with the departure of Claudia Christian from the series, JMS began revising the season five storylines. Copies of these handwritten notes are reprinted here. You'll see --

  • How JMS structured the fifth season, starting with five pages of character-specific notes
  • How he developed those notes into individual episodes
  • The plots that were abandoned:
    • The three-part story in which an amnesiac stirred up trouble for President Sheridan
    • The two-part plot in which a central character was kidnapped
    • An episode featuring Londo Mollari's replacement as the Centauri ambassador to Babylon 5 (it wasn't originally Vir)

Andreas Katsulas's Last Interview During Babylon 5's Production
Conducted on 22 Jan 1998 by journalist Joe Nazarro, Katsulas shares --

  • What he believes JMS was really trying communicate by G'Kar becoming a religious icon
  • What he enjoyed about season five and why he calls it the G'Kar crop
  • Why he wasn't bothered by the fact that we was featured less in season four
  • How long it took for Tracy Scoggins to settle into the cast
  • His favorite aspect of G'Kar and what type of scripts are his favorite
  • The difficulties of adding a spiritual element to G'Kar
  • His thoughts on G'Kar becoming Londo's bodyguard
  • Why he would have been open to starring in a cowboy-based series
  • What he thinks when he sees fans wearing G'Kar t-shirts

The River of Souls Treatment
While most -- but not all -- of what was written made it to the screen, the footnote may haunt you for the rest of your lives.

Babylon 5: The Motion Picture
This is one of our favorite finds. In 1998 JMS attempted to bring Babylon 5 to the big screen with the original characters. (Note: this is neither the one about the Telepath War that JMS started to develop in 1996 nor The Memory of Shadows from 2004.) What makes this premise extra special is how true it remains to the series by presenting a story in keeping with the show's philosophical and dramatic underpinnings, though writ on an epic canvas.

BUT WAIT...THERE'S MORE
Yes, there are more goodies that aren't even listed, including another "last interview," several more with JMS conducted in real-time while the show was in production and a few more goodies. We decided to save a few surprises so that you can have the same "wow" response that we got when we uncovered these artifacts.

"Where Did All this Stuff Come From?"
by B5 Books, Captain Jaclyn

Internally the B5 Book Team originally referred to this book as "Lost & Found," because that title basically tells the story of how it came to be.

That said, the details are a bit embarrassing and go back to when we were putting together Volume 15 more than two years ago.

Knowing Volume 15 was the last volume, the last chance ever for any B5 material to be included in the definitive black script book series, we turned our offices inside out to make sure it was complete. Every scrap of paper was revisited, the contents of every drawer dumped out, each three-ring binder exhumed, opened and re-checked.

"Yes," I personally assured J. Michael Straczynski. "That's everything!"

Cut to Summer 2010. It's now more than two years since the release of the final volume, and the entire B5 books team has pilgrimaged back to the remote storage facility to retrieve the archives needed for the Crusade book series.

By now you've figured out what happened. Buried under boxes of writer-supply catalogs and Super-VHS VCRs were two boxes labeled "file folders."

Yes, there were file folders inside, but inside those folders were a complete Babylon 5 theatrical film treatment, JMS's notes for Babylon 5 episodes that were never made, a proposal describing a Psi Corps manual to be written by Straczynski himself...and a ton more -- a book's worth of treasures, each one more fascinating than the next, as you can see in the details listed above.

Knowing we had only a sliver of time before our five-year anniversary, and wanting to put together something really special, we worked around the clock compiling this volume.

Since the black-series books hit the cusp of our allowed page counts, even if we had known about this material years ago, it probably would have had to become a separate volume.

Even though it's a little late to the party, you can think of this volume as Volume 14B.

THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE INVENTORY OF STUFF. HOW COULD JMS NOT REMEMBER THESE ARTIFACTS EXISTED WHEN YOU COMPILED VOLUME 15?
Actually, we wondered the same thing, but then J. Michael Straczynski reminded us that during production of Babylon 5 he had a policy of destroying his notes and memos, especially those that showed his process. As many of you know, he prefers fans see only the finished product. He rightfully assumed that these treasures had been long trashed, shredded or used as kindling. Apparently, one of his assistants thought he might like these someday and boxed them up (but forgot to label them. Ahem). Thank you, rogue production assistant, wherever you are.

Index

7 Faces of Dr. Lao, The – page 29

7 Network (Australian television network) – page 141

2001: A Space Odyssey (film) – page 104

2010: The Year We Make Contact (film) – page 104

Abbott, Bud – page 319

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – page 149

"Acts of Sacrifice" – pages 75, 126

Adams, Enid-Raye – page 387

ADR (Additional Dialogue Recording) – page 88

AIDS – pages 131-132

Alexander, Lyta – pages 16, 77, 190, 311, 323-324, 384, 392

Alexander, Wayne – page 148

alien healing device – pages 104, 108

"All Alone in the Night" – pages 90, 109, 125

Allan, Zack – page 243

Amis – page 111

"And Now for a Word" – pages 91, 127-128, 145, 226

"And the Sky, Full of Stars" – pages 79, 88-89, 90, 95, 108-109

Ankises, Theo (Brother) – page 188

Any Day Now (TV series) – pages 378-379

Aristophanes – pages 22, 28

Asimov, Isaac – pages 160, 177

"Atonement" – page 226

Australia – pages 141, 165

Ba-bear-lon 5 teddy bear – page 129

Babylon (ancient city) – page 173

Babylon 4 – page 103

Babylon 5 (Station) – pages 12, 128, 384

Babylon 5 Emporium – page 90

Babylon File, The (book) – page 157

"Babylon Squared" – pages 95, 103-104, 106

Babylonian Productions – page 144

Battle of Gorash 7 – page 132

Battle of the Line – page 107

Battlestar Galactica (1978 TV series) – pages 12, 15

Baywatch (TV series) – page 165

B.C. Film Commission – page 383

Beaumont, Charles – page 160

Beauty and the Beast (1987 TV series) – page 221

Beavis and Butt-Head (TV series) – page 28

Beldon, Alisa – pages 43-44

"Believers" – pages 77, 90-91, 97, 131, 371-372, 375

Belker, Mick (Hill Street Blues) – page 15

Ben Zayn, Ari – page 99

Berlin, Germany – page 27

Berlin Symphonic Film Orchestra – page 27

Bester, Alfred (Babylon 5 character) – pages 112, 179, 188

Biggs, Richard – pages 125, 371-379

Birk, Raye – pages 325-326

Bishop, Michael – page 167

Bix – page 176

Black Death (Black Plague) – pages 77, 131

Blackpool, England – page 249

Blake, Roj (Blake's 7) – page 171

Blake's 7 – pages 162, 171

Blish, James – page 167

"Blockade, Part I" (unproduced Babylon 5 episode) – pages 29, 101

bombardment of Narn – page 132

Bonanza (TV series) – page 320

"Born to the Purple" – page 80

Boxleitner, Bruce – pages 89, 107, 128, 143, 148, 217, 243, 316-317

Bradbury, Ray – pages 29, 159-160, 175, 177

Brando, Marlon – page 310

broken foot (Claudia Christian's) – pages 109-110

Brook, Peter – page 320

Brown, Julie Caitlin – pages 75-76, 98

Buntz, Norman (Hill Street Blues) – page 15

Burbank, CA – page 321

Bureau 13 – page 89

Burg, Steve – pages 361-362

"By Any Means Necessary" – page 94

Call to Arms, A (Babylon 5) – page 386

Cameron, James – page 18

Canada – page 165

Canter's Deli – page 374

Cantrell, Sarah – pages 390-391

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (TV series) – pages 11, 144, 162, 357-358, 383

Carroll, Jonathan – page 167

Carter, Chris – page 381

Carter, Jason – pages 373, 376-377

Cartwright, Hoss (Bonanza) – page 320

Casey, Shannon – page 44

Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent (Beany and Cecil) – page 160

Centauri – page 105

Centauri genitalia – pages 105, 142

Centauri hair – page 17

Centauri Prime – page 384

Centre for Medieval Studies – page 157

Cerebus (comic) – page 110

CGI (computer-generated imagery) – pages 12-13, 26, 79, 97, 128, 134, 188, 358, 390-391

Chamberlain, Ardwight – page 88

Chayefsky, Paddy – page 160

Chen, Evan H. – page 385

Childhood's End (novel) – page 164

Christian, Claudia – pages 99-101, 109-110, 126, 143

"Chrysalis" – pages 94-95, 105-106, 108, 112

"Chrysalis, Part II" (unproduced Babylon 5 episode) – page 108

chrysalis device – page 106

Churchill, Winston – page 86

City of Dreams (radio series) – page 381

Clarke, Arthur C. – pages 160, 175, 177

Clinton, Bill – page 18

Cole, Marcus – pages 187-188, 323

Colonel Bleep (TV series) – page 160

Come See the Paradise – page 19

"Comes the Inquisitor" – pages 29, 69, 75, 133, 148, 325

"Coming of Shadows, The" – pages 69, 75, 78, 94-95, 106, 113

Compton, Richard – pages 26, 97-98, 362

Compuserve – pages 96, 176

"Confessions and Lamentations" – pages 77, 131, 375

"Convictions" – pages 187, 325

Copeland, John – pages 127, 129, 145-151, 168, 172, 203, 221, 358

Corey, Guinevere – page 96

Costello, Lou – page 319

Cotto, Vir – pages 86, 127, 170, 189, 243, 246

Coventry, UK – page 86

Crawling Eye, The (TV series) – page 160

Cremin, Kevin G. – page 76

Crusade (TV series) – pages 219, 341, 381-383, 385-387, 392

cyperpunk – page 167

Cylons (Battlestar Galactica) – page 15

D'Arque, Sebastian (unused Babylon 5 character) – page 69–73

Dallas, TX – page 140

Dandelion Wine (novel) – page 160

David, Guinevere – page 96

David, Peter – pages 75, 93, 96-98, 129-130, 211

"Day in the Strife, A" – pages 188, 190

DC Comics – page 211

"Deconstruction of Falling Stars, The" – page 242

Del Rey Books – pages 233, 381

Delenn – pages 80, 86, 106, 111-112, 132-133, 170, 223, 242, 311-312, 318

Deuce – page 98

Diagnosis Murder – page 375

Dickinson, Emily – page 166

DiLeo, Mario – pages 127-129

Discovery Channel – page 90

"Distant Star, A" – pages 29, 109-110

DiTillio, Lawrence G. – pages 43–59, 61–68, 80, 89, 92, 96, 99, 125, 374

"Divided Loyalties" – pages 133, 142, 147

Dobson, Kevin James – page 247

Doctor Who (1963 TV series) – page 162

Dourif, Brad – page 188

Dow, Tony – page 226

Doyle, Jerry – page 327

Dr. Faustus (play) – pages 126-127

Draal – pages 77, 102, 188

Drazi – page 382

Drennan, Kathryn M. – page 383

Dune (novel) – page 164

"Dust to Dust" – page 188

Eagle, David J. – pages 131, 227

Earth 2 (TV series) – page 227

Earth Alliance ambassador (unused Babylon 5 character) – page 29

Earth-Minbari War – page 203

editing – pages 149-150, 172

Edward (Brother) – page 188

Eich, Gunter – page 91

Einstein, Albert – page 22

Ellison, Harlan – pages 14-15, 24, 89, 96, 104, 160, 168-170

Elric – page 110

Emmy Awards – page 149

encounter suit – page 17

Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, The (book) – page 162

England – pages 19, 141, 165

English language – pages 382-383

Epsilon 3 – page 101

Equalizer, The (TV series) – page 362

"Exogenesis" – pages 29, 188

"Eyes" – pages 99-100

F&SF (Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine) – page 167

Falkenburg, Bryce (unused Babylon 5 character) – page 29

"Fall of Night, The" – pages 133-134

Faust (character) – page 126

FCC (Federal Communications Commission) – page 146

fedora – page 224

First Ones – pages 85-86, 188, 246-247

Five Million Years to Earth (film, aka Quatermass and the Pit) – page 211

Flinn, John C., III – pages 77, 98, 129, 225, 244

Flinn, Mr. (character) – page 98

Flounder (National Lampoon's Animal House) – page 246

Fontana, D.C. – pages 14, 24, 100

food plans – page 110

Forbidden Planet (film) – page 102

Foundation (Isaac Asimov novel) – pages 12, 162, 164

Foundation (journal) – pages 157, 165

France – page 165

Franke, Christopher – pages 27, 145-146, 365, 367, 369, 385

Frankenstein's monster – page 219

Franklin, Stephen – pages 104, 112, 125, 128, 188, 371-373, 375-378

Franklin, Richard – pages 125, 373-374

Franz Ferdinand, Karl Ludwig Joseph (Archduke of Austria-Este) – page 172

French Revolution – page 172

Frost, Scott – page 111

Furillo, Frank (Hill Street Blues) – page 15

Furlan, Mira – pages 112, 170, 243, 311-313, 317, 362

Furst, Stephen – pages 189, 225

G'Kar – pages 16, 75-76, 79, 86, 94, 108, 113, 126, 147-148, 170, 188, 221, 224, 229, 239, 247-248, 261, 309–316, 318–321, 383-384, 391

G'Kar, Book of – pages 314-316

Gajic, Aldous – page 98

Gajic, Goran – page 317

Garibaldi, Michael – pages 76, 78, 86, 92, 105, 110, 112, 223-225, 328, 376

Garibaldi's aide (Jack) – page 78

Gathering, The (Babylon 5 pilot) – pages 12, 16, 20, 28, 23–24, 139, 172, 203, 362-363, 365, 369

Gathering, The (Babylon 5 unreleased album) – pages 365, 369

Geaghan, Steve – page 385

GEnie – pages 140, 176

"Geometry of Shadows, The" – pages 75, 109-110

Germany – pages 141, 165

Gerrold, David – pages 14, 24

Golden Apples of the Sun, The (novel) – page 160

Gordon, Byron – pages 323-324

"Grail" – pages 96-98, 105, 172

Gray Lensman (novel) – page 164

Great Machine of Epsilon 3 – page 102

Great Maker – page 309

Greek, Janet – pages 25, 105, 225, 310-311

Green, Bruce Seth – page 25

Grey Council – page 103

"Gropos" – page 125

gunnery pod – page 390

HARRY (effects) – page 27

HBO (Home Box Office) – page 386

Heinlein, Robert – pages 160, 175, 177

Henson Creature Factory – page 18

Higgins, Joanne – page 147

Hill, Bobby (Hill Street Blues) – page 15

Hill Street Blues – pages 12, 15, 81, 357

hive mind – page 211

Homeguard – page 87

"Hour of the Wolf, The" – pages 217, 222

"Hunter, Prey" – page 127

hypertext links – page 145

Iacovelli, John – pages 358, 362-363

Icarus (IPX starship) – page 86

Ikarran artifacts – page 82

"Illusion of Truth, The" – pages 225-226

In the Beginning (Babylon 5 TV Movie) – pages 203, 377

In the Beginning (Babylon 5 album) – pages 365, 367

"In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum" – pages 76, 86, 106, 130-131, 149-150

In Valen's Name (comic) – page 211

"Infection" – pages 81-82, 172

influenza – pages 99, 104

"Intersections in Real Time" – pages 245, 324-326

Interstellar Alliance – pages 211, 316, 318, 391

Interzone (magazine) – page 167

"Into the Fire" – pages 245, 247-248

Ireland – page 165

Ironheart, Jason – pages 100-101, 112

Israel – page 165

Ivanova, Susan – pages 86, 90, 95-96, 102, 111-113, 126, 133, 142-143, 229, 242, 323-324

Jack the Ripper – pages 29, 69

Jackson, Michael – page 164

Jake and the Fatman (TV series) – page 162

James, Edward – pages 157, 165, 170, 172, 175

James, Laura (unused Babylon 5 character) – page 69

Japan – page 165

Jeremiah (TV series) – pages 384, 387

Jha'dur (DeathWalker) – page 89

Jiminy Cricket (Pinnochio) – page 169

Jinxo – page 98

Johnsen, George – pages 145-147

Johnston, Jim – pages 25, 84, 225

Jordan – page 165

Jurasik, Peter – pages 17, 95 147-148, 248, 313-314

Kafta – page 386

Katsulas, Andreas – pages 16-17, 113, 132, 148, 309–321, 383-384, 391

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11 – page 100

Kennedy, John F. – page 173

Kennedy, Robert F. – page 173

Knight Two – page 89

"Knives" – page 130

Ko D'ath – page 76

Koenig, Walter – pages 26, 98, 112

Kolbe, Winrich "Rick" – page 360

Kosh – pages 17, 76, 86, 88, 93, 126, 131, 133-134, 247

Krueger, Freddy – page 164

Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV series) – pages 218, 360

KXTA-TV – page 140

Kyle, Benjamin – page 19

labor action – page 190

Lane, Andy – page 157

Lao-Tsu – page 22

Last Starfighter, The (film) – pages 12, 361

"Late Delivery from Avalon, A" – page 375

L.A. Law (TV series) – page 357

Lazarenn – page 375

Ledger, Peter – pages 115, 358, 361-362

Leech, Beverly – page 89

"Legacies" – page 100

Legend of the Rangers, The (Babylon 5) – pages 381-387, 389-393

Leghorn, Foghorn – page 110

Lennier – pages 80, 104, 106-107, 142

Lensman (E.E. "Doc" Smith novels) – pages 12, 160, 162, 164

Liandra – page 382

Lochley, Elizabeth – pages 326-328

Lockhart, June – page 104

Loffler, Gianin – page 112

Londo Mollari doll – page 90

"Long, Twilight Struggle, The" – pages 132, 147

"Long Dark, The" – pages 111, 172

Lord of the Rings, The (novel) – pages 12, 160, 162

Lorien – page 220

Los Angeles, CA – pages 161, 384

Los Angeles Herald Examiner – page 161

Lost (TV series) – page 153

Love Boat, The (TV series) – page 161

Lovecraft, H.P. – page 177

Lucas, George – page 18

lunch – pages 144-145, 148

lurker (from "Crysalis") – page 112

Mac (computer) – page 27

Maday, Gregg – page 358

Malzberg, Barry – page 167

Mandela, Nelson – page 22

Marlowe, Christopher – page 126

Mars – page 160

Martian Chronicles, The (short story collection) – page 160

Martin, George R.R. – page 162

Martin, Gregory – page 99

Marx, Christy – page 358

Matheson, Richard – pages 160, 177

"Matters of Honor" – pages 187, 222

Max Headroom (TV series) – page 310

Maynard, Jack (Babylon 5 character) – page 111

McCartney, Paul – page 146

Memory of Shadows, The (Babylon 5) (unproduced feature film) – page 341

Memphis, TN – page 175

Men, Martians and Machines (novel) – page 161

Mengele, Josef – page 89

Mephistopheles – page 126

"Messages from Earth" – page 188

"Midnight on the Firing Line" – pages 78, 222

Minbari – pages 100, 221

Minbari language – pages 382-383

Minneapolis, MN – page 89

Misery Loves Company (TV series) – page 189

Mollari, Londo – pages 16-17, 79-80, 82, 86, 113, 126-127, 129-130, 132, 142, 147, 170, 188, 221, 224, 229, 239, 247-248, 309, 318-320

Monroe, Marilyn – page 22

Moorcock, Michael – page 110

Morden – pages 76, 86, 95, 170

Morrow, James – page 167

Mumy, Bill – pages 317-318

Murder, She Wrote (TV series) – pages 11, 103, 162

Murphy Brown (TV series) – page 153

music – pages 27, 145

Mutai – page 95

Na'ka'leen Feeder – pages 96-97, 99, 105

Na'Toth – page 76

Narn (homeworld) – page 384

Narn (species) – pages 75, 94, 113, 382

Narn butt – page 148

Narn/Centauri War – pages 75-76

Neal, Dylan – page 383

Neame, Christopher – page 89

Nebula Award – page 167

Neroon – page 101

Netter, Douglas – pages 143-144, 147-148, 203, 341, 358, 362, 381-385

New Wave (SF sub-genre) – page 167

Nicholls, Peter – page 162

Nigeria – page 19

Night Watch – pages 87, 188

Nightmare Classics (Shelley Duvall's) (TV series) – page 162

Nimoy, Adam – pages 226-227

Nimoy, Leonard – page 227

Niven, Larry – pages 18, 175

"No Compromises" – page 316

North Hollywood – page 149

Northern Exposure (TV Series) – page 25

Northridge Earthquake – page 99

NYPD Blue (TV series) – pages 81, 187

O'Hare, Michael – pages 83, 103

Olivier, Laurence – page 98

ombuds – pages 104, 169

Optic Nerve – page 385

Othello (play) – page 371

Paramount Pictures – pages 189, 359-361

"Parliament of Dreams, The" – pages 82-83

"Passing Through Gethsemane" – pages 179, 188

People's Court, The (TV series) – page 169

"Phoenix Rising" – pages 323-324

Picket Fences (TV series) – page 99

Planet Patrol (TV series) – page 160

pleasure threshold – page 311

"Point of No Return" – page 188

"Points of Departure" – pages 80, 107, 222

Polaris (unproduced pilot) – page 389

Power, Jonathan (Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future) – page 383

Presley, Lisa-Marie – page 164

Prisoner, The (TV series) – page 162

probe, alien – page 188

Psi Cop – pages 26, 91

Psi Corps – pages 26, 61, 84-85, 91, 101, 112, 233–237, 284, 384

PTEN (Prime Time Entertainment Network) – pages 21,134, 139-140, 144, 148, 217, 359-360

Pulphouse (magazine) – page 167

"Quality of Mercy, The" – pages 29, 104, 142

Quatermass, Bernard – page 211

Quatermass and the Pit (film, aka Five Million Years to Earth) – page 211

QVC (shopping network) – page 19

R is for Rocket – page 160

"Race Through Dark Places, A" – pages 69, 112-113

"Ragged Edge, The" – page 323

Rangers – pages 76, 78, 187, 381-382, 385

Rees, Roger – page 148

Renko, Andrew (Hill Street Blues) – page 15

re-shoots – pages 97, 247, 326

residuals – page 309

"Resurrectionist, The" – page 29

"Revelations" – pages 89, 94, 108-109, 112

Rising Stars (comic) – page 387

River of Souls, The (Babylon 5) – page 329

Rocky (film) – page 28

Roddenberry, Majel Barrett – page 188

Rolling Stones – pages 317-318

Rusch, Kris – page 167

Russell, Eric Frank – pages 160-161, 177

SA (Sturmabteilung/Brownshirts) – page 84

Sakai, Catherine – page 84

San Francisco, CA – page 359

San Diego, CA – page 25

Sanderson, William – page 98

Santa Clarita, CA – pages 27, 139

SAS (British Special Air Service) – page 223

Sci-Fi Channel (SyFy) – pages 381, 386-387, 389

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America – page 167

Science Fiction Foundation – page 157

Scoggins, Tracy – pages 310, 326-328

seaQuest DSV (TV series) – pages 27, 227

Sebastian, Mr. – page 148

Sekka, Johnny – page 19

Serling, Rod – page 160

"Severed Dreams" – pages 189, 220

Shadow vessels – pages 94-95, 132, 147

Shadow War (23rd century) – pages 170, 219-221, 225, 245, 248

Shadows (Shadowmen) – pages 85-86, 95, 108, 113

Shakespeare, William – pages 313, 383

Sheridan, Anna – pages 76, 86

Sheridan, David (John and Delenn's son) – page 261

Sheridan, Elizabeth – page 112

Sheridan, John – pages 75-76, 86, 88-90, 93, 103, 106-109, 112, 125-126, 130-132, 148, 171, 220–221, 223, 229, 231, 242-243, 324, 327

shiva – page 95

Shootist, The (film) – page 213

Showtime (network) – page 384

Shultz, Dwight – page 111

"Signs and Portents" – pages 95, 99

Simpson, O.J. – page 164

Sinclair, Jeffrey – pages 80, 83-84, 88, 90, 103, 107-108, 132, 170-171, 189

Singapore – pages 141, 165

Sirois, Myriam – page 390

Sisyphus – page 168

Slater, Mary Jo – pages 76, 148

"Sleeping in Light" – pages 211, 213, 239-244, 377-378

Smith, E.E. "Doc" – pages 160, 177

Snodgrass, Melinda – page 162

Something Wicked This Way Comes (novel) – page 29

"Soul Hunter" – pages 29, 78, 80-81

"Soul Mates" – page 111

sound effects – page 113

Space Cases (TV series) – page 129

Space Precinct (TV series) – page 162

Space Rangers (TV series) – pages 162, 227

Spain – page 12

"Spider in the Web" – pages 76, 82, 89

Spielberg, Steven – page 18

spotting session – page 145

St. Elsewhere – page 357

Star Trek (franchise) – pages 15, 18, 27, 79, 81, 83, 139-140, 170-171, 173, 227, 358-360, 371

Star Trek (1966-9 TV series) – page 12

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – pages 18, 101, 130, 359, 361

Star Trek: The Next Generation – pages 11, 79

Star Trek: Voyager – page 130

Stark (Straczynski family alias) – page 159

Straczynski's Babylon 5 Journal – pages 135, 137, 139

"Strange Exhibition of Sebastian D'Arque, The" (unproduced Babylon 5 episode) – page 69–73

Stranger in a Strange Land (novel) – page 164

Studios USA – page 389

subliminal advert – pages 91, 145-146

Sullivan, Ed – page 318

Sun Valley, CA – pages 139, 321

"Survivors" – page 92

synchronicities – page 383

Szarabajka, Keith – page 111

Takashima, Laurel – pages 19, 78

Tallman, Patricia – pages 311-313

Tamblyn, Russ – page 111

telepath – pages 26, 61–68, 84, 101, 112, 211–213, 233–237, 249, 373

telepath arc – page 249

Telepath Crisis – pages 211, 241, 341, 384

telepathy – page 61–68

Tennyson, Alfred (Baron Tennyson) – page 22

Terezakis, Bill – page 385

Thailand – page 165

"There All the Honor Lies" – pages 75, 90, 93, 97, 129-130

thestation.com – pages 135-137

Thirdspace (Babylon 5) – page 211

Thompson, Andrea – pages 143, 190

Thornton, Ron – pages 12–13, 26–27, 102, 128, 358, 361

Time Trax – page 360

The Tingler (film) – page 29

title sequence – page 189

"TKO" – pages 95-96

TNT (Turner Network Television) – pages 203, 229, 242, 310, 383, 386

Tolkien, J.R.R. – pages 110, 177

Tomita, Tamlyn – page 19

Toronto, Canada – page 384

Treviño, Jesús – pages 142, 147, 227, 247

Trial of John Sheridan, The (Babylon 5) (unproduced TV movie) – page 211

Tripods (TV series) – page 162

Turenne, Louis – page 188

Turhan (Centauri emperor) – page 103

TV movies – page 218

Twain, Mark – pages 87, 109

Twilight Zone, The (1985 9 TV series) – pages 15, 162, 358

Twin Peaks (TV series) – page 14

Tyree, Adira – page 80

Tzillari – page 386

"Ulysses" (poem) – pages 22, 28

United Federation of Planets (Star Trek) – page 15

United Kingdom – page 227

United States of America – page 165

Universe Today – page 16

University College of Ripon and York – page 157

"Usher II" – page 160

V (1985 TV series) – pages 161, 163, 358

V (unproduced syndicated revival series) – page 20

Van Dyke, Dick – page 375

Vancouver, British Columbia – page 384

Vejar, Mike – pages 75, 97, 129, 225, 227, 247, 386

Venice, Italy – page 12

Verne, Jules – page 175

Video Toaster – page 27

Vietnam War – page 173

virtual set – pages 26, 99

"Voice in the Wilderness, A" – pages 29, 101-102

"Voices of Authority" – pages 85, 188

Vorlon (species) – pages 29, 85, 88

VR.5 – page 227

Walker, Texas Ranger (TV series) – page 383

Walkers of Sigma 957 – page 85

Wapner, Joseph – page 169

War of the Worlds, The (TV series) – page 161

"War Prayer, The" – pages 82, 87

"War Without End" – page 319

Warner, David – pages 96-98

Warner Bros. – pages 20-21, 83, 90-91, 105, 107, 140, 142, 144, 148, 163, 217-218, 242, 341, 358-359, 362, 386, 389

Warrior Caste – page 100

Wars of the Mind (Babylon 5) (unproduced feature film) – pages 211, 241-242

Wayne, John – page 213

Wellington, Edgar – page 98

Wells, H.G. – page 175

WGA (Writers Guild of America) – page 382

"Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?" – page 247

White Star (fleet) – page 187

Wicker, Kenneth D. – page 179

Wilhelm, Kate – page 167

Willis, Connie – page 167

Wind Swords (Minbari clan) – page 100

Winfield, Paul – pages 374-375

Winters, Talia – pages 77, 100-101, 104, 111-113, 133, 142-143

Wise, Douglas E. – page 240

Wolf 359 (convention) – page 249

Working Without a Net (unpublished Harlan Ellison autobiography) – page 96

World on Fire, The (unproduced TV series) – page 381

World War One (WWI) – pages 172-173

World War Two (WWII) – pages 90, 172-173

Woronov, Mary – page 76

writers' bible (Babylon 5) – page 139

Writers Digest (magazine) – page 43

X-Files, The (TV series) – pages 153, 341

York, Michael – page 375

Yugoslavia – page 170

"Z'ha'dum" – page 217

Zathras – page 103