The Garibaldi Holocrystal
A Memorial for Jerry Doyle
A Tribute to Michael Garibaldi
The death of Jerry Doyle on July 27, 2016 shocked and saddened Babylon 5 fandom. Five weeks later, on August 31, the Coroner's Office confirmed that Jerry Doyle died from natural causes with complications from chronic alcoholism.
To give fans the opportunity to honor Jerry Doyle and do some good, we are offering the "Garibaldi Holocrystal," with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Claudia Christian's C Three Foundation.
ABOUT CLAUDIA CHRISTIAN'S C THREE FOUNDATION
A GuideStar-awarded non-profit, the C Three Foundation was created in 2013 by Claudia to educate doctors, alcoholics and their loved-ones about The Sinclair Method, the most successful long term treatment for alcoholism.
Each check sent to C Three will include the names of people who purchased the Garibaldi Holocrystal. (No contact information will be shared. Only names.)
ABOUT THE HOLOCRYSTALThe Garibaldi Holocrystal is a unique, two-sided frame designed to display any two of ten different Garibaldi quote/image cards designed to reflect the many facets of the character and the actor who played him.
ABOUT THE FRAME
- 5" by 7" and 1" thick
- Composed of two thick panels of clear, solid acrylic, with an elegant glass-like look and feel
- Contemporary design
- The 4" by 6" quote/image cards appear to "float" in the 5" by 7" frame, which seems to disappear
- Held together by magnets, so no hardware or tools required; just twist the acrylic plates to swap out quote/image cards
- Double or single-sided display; it's up to you
- Equally stable in portrait or landscape mode; it will not fall over
- Can be picked up and put down without the images shifting because the four magnets that hold it are "industrial quality" and "crazy strong"
- Works equally well as a coffee-table conversation piece, desk paperweight or displayed on a shelf
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ABOUT THE QUOTE/IMAGE CARDS
- Archival ink
- Acid-free paper
- 4" by 6" on quality photo stock for sharp, clear color
Watch video above to see Babylon 5 Footage of Garibaldi you've never seen before.
FAQWHY THESE QUOTES WITH THESE IMAGES?
For this memorial, we wanted the focus on Garibaldi. This meant matching up his memorable quotes with iconic images, even if the quote and the image are from different episodes (with one exception).
WHAT IS A HOLOCRYSTAL, AND WHERE IS IT REFERENCED IN BABYLON 5?
A holocrystal is a 26th century data storage device used to record the thought patterns of notable beings. The storage capacity far exceeded that of 23rd century datacrystals. The holocrystal was introduced in "Space, Time and the Incurable Romantic" by J. Michael Straczynski, a Babylon 5 short story published in the Summer 2000 issue of Amazing Stories magazine and never reprinted.
WHERE CAN I READ THIS BABYLON 5 SHORT STORY?
Since the rights to this story are not available and author J. Michael Straczynski cannot post the story because the rights are not his, we turned to Zathras for a solution. Zathras good at solving problems. Zathras said we should use paper that has the story printed on it to pack the holocrystal for shipping. Zathras good at crisis management.
HOW IS THE HOLOCRYSTAL BEING PACKAGED FOR SHIPPING?
While shipped in one box, the quote/image cards and the frame will be packed separately. This has two advantages: it allows us put a protective film between the two acrylic pieces of the frame and it lets us secure the images in sturdy protective envelope. Once you open the package, you will choose which two of the ten quote/image cards you want to display first...after smoothing out the packing paper and examining it carefully. (See above.)
WHAT IS THE SHIPPING TIMELINE?
Orders placed during the debut discount period (before November 5th) will ship on November 18th, which is two weeks after the debut discount ends. (We are shipping on schedule). We are able to offer the debut discount by having everything handled in bulk (production, fulfillment and shipping). Our goal was to give fans a lower price point while still making the equivalent donation to the C Three Foundation.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We are aware of the issues with delayed shipping from Austin, Texas. We have moved fulfillment to a company near our offices in Irvine, California so that we can personally step in, should any issues arise. We will 100% ship on schedule.
WHAT IF I DON'T LIKE THE HOLOCRYSTAL ONCE I RECEIVE IT?
You can return the Holocrystal for any reason. We will pay the return shipping and refund 100% of what you paid, including shipping.
WHAT IF MY ORDER IS DAMAGED IN SHIPPING?
Just send us a picture of the damaged product so we can start working on your replacement right away. We pay all shipping costs in both directions, even though the damage was caused by the carrier. What's important to us is that you get what you paid for, and you get your replacement as soon as possible.
HOW CAN YOU HAVE SUCH CUSTOMER-FRIENDLY POLICIES?
Simple. We have a near-zero return rate because fans love our products. We also use high-quality shipping supplies so your order arrives in perfect condition. Issues are rare. That said, remember this: we work for Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski, and we stand for everything he represents.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I ORDER?
1) You will get a confirmation from PayPal.
2) On November 18th, you will receive a shipping confirmation and tracking number sent to the same email as your PayPal address.
MY PAYPAL ADDRESS IS OLD AND I WANT IT SHIPPED TO MY CURRENT ADDRESS. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Change your address in Paypal BEFORE you order, or order and send an email to email@example.com notifying us of the correct address.
WHY NOT USE GLASS INSTEAD OF ACRYLIC FOR THE HOLOCRYSTAL FRAME?
Glass is made from sand, which has metallic impurities that gives it a slight tint, often green. Acrylic has a light transmittance rate of 92%, which is much clearer. Most importantly, glass can easily break and chip; acrylic cannot.
HOW DO I CLEAN THE FRAME?
Lint-free cloth (coffee filters work great) and plain water. Any water-based glass cleaner will work as well, using a soft cloth.
ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS
We ship worldwide. The declared value will be $48. We don't have a way to pre-pay VAT and/or customs charges so if your country imposes those fees, they will have to paid by you.
HOW MUCH DOES SHIPPING COST?
US shipping is $7.75 (USPS priority mail with tracking).
Canada is $9.75.
Worldwide shipping $17.75 (standard international mail).
Additional, trackable options available for international orders. We do not markup shipping. What you pay is actual shipping costs.
DO YOU HAVE ANY JERRY DOYLE-SIGNED MERCHANDISE?
Yes, the Babylon 5 Cast Reunions Blu-ray/DVD collection includes a book which was signed by all three actors featured in the Reunions Interview: Jerry Doyle, Claudia Christian and Pat Tallman. Jerry signed in the top left corner because he was left-handed. After you checkout you will be presented with a page that takes you to that product for video samples and ordering.
WHAT IF I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We answer all email personally. We really do!
CLAUDIA SEES IT FOR FIRST TIME
A MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF B5 BOOKS
From Captain Jaclyn, head of B5 Books -- For the last year of Jerry Doyle's life, until the day he died, I worked for Jerry rebooting his news site, EpicTimes. It was from working closely with him that I got to really know him.
The idea for the Garibaldi Holocrystal surfaced days after Jerry's death but it took a few months to make it happen. I didn't want to move forward without the feedback of other people close to Jerry and I also needed time to recover myself.
To be reminded of Jerry's passing every day since his death while working on the holocrystal has been a challenge. But given the overwhelming response, it has really been worth it.
RECAPSUMMARY OF WHAT YOU ARE GETTING:
- The Garibaldi Holocrystal (5" by 7" acrylic frame)
- Each Holocrystal comes with 10 different quote/image cards; the frame accommodates two images (one on the front and one on the back) for a total of 45 unique pairings.
- A donation in your name to Claudia Christian's C Three Foundation
- Custom packing paper that includes a certain short story that references the holocrystal
The Holocrystal is sold out.