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Babylon 5 Scripts: Other Voices, Volume 2

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Publication Date: June 13, 2008
Retire Date: September 30, 2008
Retail Price: $39.99
Pages: 407

SCRIPTS

  • "By Any Means Necessary" by Kathryn M. Drennan
  • "TKO" by Larry DiTillio
  • "Eyes" by Larry DiTillio
  • "Legacies" by D.C. Fontana
  • "A Distant Star" by D.C. Fontana
  • "Spider in the Web" by Larry DiTillio

All scripts include an introduction/commentary by the writers, written exclusively for these volumes.

A sample of what you'll discover in Volume 2:

  • Why Sinclair is prominently featured in both the A and B stories in "By Any Means Necessary."
  • What side of G'Kar was explored for the first time in "By Any Means Necessary" and becomes central to B5 mythology.
  • What previous episode inspired the G'Kar/Londo storyline in "By Any Means Necessary."
  • Find out what the inspiration was for the mind-altering G'Quan Eth.
  • What writer Kathryn M. Drennan thought was a private joke that apparently all the fans knew.
  • How the episode "By Any Means Necessary" got its name and specifically which historical strike was the basis for the story.
  • What writer Kathryn M. Drennan considers her two "small but proud" contributions to Babylon 5.
  • Never before revealed: the complete original premise for "By Any Means Necessary"
  • Learn which actor, seen as an alien in "TKO," was recast as a human in "Ceremonies of Light and Dark."
  • What was the model for the Mutai in "TKO."
  • Why in "TKO's" Act 1 Ivanova is listening to jazz, reading a book.
  • Revealed: which scene Larry DiTillio says he "wrote and rewrote 100 times."
  • Witness the script writing process in progress. The included draft of "TKO" is a reprint of Larry DiTillio's actual writer's draft complete with handwritten notes.
  • Why Larry DiTillio refers to "Eyes" as a "protracted gabfest."
  • Which actor caused "infinite delays" while shooting "Eyes" and why.
  • Which actors Larry DiTillio nicknamed "Crazy Men at Large."
  • Exposed -- the Great Motorcycle flap.
  • Learn what Tuckerization is and how it found it's way into "Eyes."
  • Which American president's funeral inspired "Legacies."
  • Why writer D.C. Fontana uses "Legacies" as a teaching tool in her writing classes.
  • What was J. Michael Straczynski's one request for "Spider in the Web" and what he originally called it.
  • Find out how Kathryn M. Drennan and Larry DiTillio balanced the portrayal of the regular characters with the guest characters.
  • What action was cut from "The War Prayer" that was finally seen in "Legacies."
  • Detailed -- D.C. Fontana's "very personal references."
  • Find out what gift from J. Michael Straczynski D.C. Fontana wears everyday.

Just like previous volumes, the scripts included in Volume 2 are early drafts that include never-before-seen dialogue and action that were later cut from the episodes.

Because there are so many differences, you also get the Script/DVD Variations inventory, which catalogues all the changes, deletions, additions and extras that were in the script but you never actually got to see in a handy, easy-to-reference grid.

Volume 2 has a total of 140 entries detailing these B5 Script/DVD variations you probably never knew.

Volume 2 is part of a 3-volume limited edition release that will only be available through September 30, 2008.

VOLUME 2 EPISODE SYNOPSES

"By Any Means Necessary"
An accident is the catalyst for an illegal strike by dock workers. A strike negotiator sent from Earth causes tensions to escalate. Londo has the only plant G'Kar can use for an important religious ceremony.

"TKO"
Walker Smith, a friend of Garibaldi's, participates in the Mutai, which causes Smith to have a newfound respect for alien ways. Rabbi Koslov brings Ivanova a legacy from her father; Ivanova allows herself to mourn her father's death.

"Eyes"
Sinclair is the focus of an internal investigation. Ivanova refuses to submit to a scan by the Psi Corps, even if it means she has to resign her commission. Garibaldi gets too much help from Lennier in building his motorcycle.

"Legacies"
When the body of a revered Minbari military leader mysteriously disappears, Sinclair has to overcome his feelings about the Earth-Minbari War to keep the peace. Talia and Ivanova both try to influence a young telepath coming into her powers.

"A Distant Star"
The Explorer Class ship Cortez stops over for resupply, bringing an old friend of Sheridan's who shares stories of exploring the Rim with the crew. Later, an accident aboard the Cortez leaves it stranded in hyperspace unless Zeta Squadron can rescue it.

"Spider in the Web"
A pro-Mars independence businessman, a good friend of Talia's, is murdered during negotiations. The Mars representative is taken hostage by the businessman's murderer. Sheridan realizes that the murderer is a victim of the Lazarus Project.

Index

Abbut – page 349

Allan, Zack – page 347

"And the Sky, Full of Stars" – page 228

Ansara, Michael – page 98

Aubrey/Maturin novels (by Patrick O'Brian) – page 8

Babylon 5 (Station) – page 11

bagna cauda – pages 289-290

Barbeau, Adrienne – pages 99, 350

Baum, L. Frank – page 8

Beck, Michael – page 350

Beldon, Alisa – pages 226-228

Ben Zayn, Ari – page 140

Berman, Rick – page 139

Bey, Turhan – page 99

Biggs, Richard – page 289

Bikel, Theodore – page 98

Blue Flu – page 20

Boggs – page 96

Bolitho – page 8

Bond, James – page 142

"Born to the Purple" – page 96

Boston, MA – pages 97, 102

Boston Globe – page 18

Boston Legal (TV series) – page 9

Boxleitner, Bruce – pages 288, 346

Bradbury, Ray – page 8

Brando, Marlon – pages 96, 139

Britain – page 288

British Lifeboat Service – page 288

Brooks, Mel – page 97

Brown, Julie Caitlin – pages 226-227

Bureau 13 – pages 343-344

Bureau 13: Stalking the Night Fantastic (role-playing game) – page 343

Burroughs, Edgar Rice – page 344

Butler, NJ – page 288

"By Any Means Necessary" – Commentary (pages 7-32)

Caliban – pages 96, 99

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (TV series) – page 348

Carl Sagan Productions – page 9

Carter, Amanda – page 344

Carter, John (Edgar Rice Burroughs character) – page 344

Casey, Bernie – page 99

Catholic Church – page 22

Centauri – pages 14-15

"Ceremonies of Light and Dark" – page 96

Christian, Claudia – pages 100, 143-144

"Chrysalis" – pages 28, 228

chrysalis device – page 228

Combs, Jeffrey – pages 139-141

Conaway, Jeff – page 347

"Cone, The" – page 99

Connally, Neeoma – pages 22, 25-28, 30

Copeland, John – pages 27, 137

Corey, Jeff – page 99

Cortez, EAS – page 287

Corwin, Norman – page 8

Cramer, Mary Ann – page 30

Cremin, Kevin G. – page 346

Crusade (TV series) – page 345

cyperpunk – page 345

Delenn – pages 25, 27-29, 102, 226, 228, 289

Delvientos – pages 30-31

Desperate Houswives (TV series) – page 9

Dirty Harry – page 140

"Distant Star, A" – Commentary (pages 287-290)

DiTillio, Lawrence G. – pages 27-28, 30, Commentary (95-103), Commentary (137-144), 225-226, 289-290, Commentary (343-350)

Douglas, Sarah – page 141

Dourif, Brad – page 98

Doyle, Jerry – pages 26, 31, 142-144, 227

Drennan, Kathryn M. – Commentary (pages 7-32)

Eager, Edward – page 8

Early, Steve – page 18

Earthgov – pages 16, 138

Egyptian blessing – page 290

Einstein, Albert – page 12

Ellison, Harlan – pages 100, 290

Explorer-class ship – pages 287-288

"Eyes" – Commentary (pages 137-144)

Fairy Books (story collections by Andrew Lang) – page 8

Flinn, John C., III – pages 100-101

Fontana, D.C. – Commentary (pages 225-228), Commentary (pages 287-290)

food plans – pages 287, 289

Forester, C. S. – page 8

Foxworth, Robert – page 98

Franken, Al – page 16

Franklin, Stephen – page 289

From Beyond (film) – page 139

Furlan, Mira – pages 29, 226, 289

G'Kar – pages 11-14, 20-22, 25, 30, 32, 102, 226

G'Lan – page 14

G'Quan – pages 11-12, 14

G'Quan Eth – pages 15, 28

Galaxy High School (TV series) – page 144

Galus, Ray – page 288

Galus, Renard – page 288

Garibaldi, Michael – pages 20, 25-26, 29, 102, 137-138, 227, 289, 347

Gash – page 99

Gibson, William – page 345

Goldman, Ethel Koslov – pages 97, 101-103

Goldman, Joseph – page 97

Grand Sumo – page 98

Gray, Harriman – pages 140-141

Green, Bruce Seth – page 227

"Grey 17 Is Missing" – page 20

Grey Council – page 228

Gyor – pages 99, 101

Half Magic (novel) – page 8

Harry Potter (novels) – page 9

Harryhausen, Ray – page 96

Hebrew – pages 97-98

Hercules (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) – page 141

Hidego – page 27

Hidoshi, Myagi – pages 27, 31

History of the World, Part 1 (film) – page 97

Horatio Hornblower (C.S. Forester novels) – page 8

Horn, Abel – pages 343-344, 350

"I, Enterprise" (unsold Star Trek: The Next Generation episode) – page 345

influenza – page 137

ISN (Interstellar News) – page 30

Ivanov, Andrei – pages 96-97, 101

Ivanov, Sophie (Sofie) – page 143

Ivanova, Susan – pages 20, 25-26, 29, 31, 96-97, 100-102, 137-138, 140-141, 143-144, 226, 289, 347

Jesuits – page 22

Jewish Prayer of Mourning – page 97

John Carter of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs novels) – page 344

Johnston, Jim – pages 27, 30-31, 95-96, 99-101, 141-143

Judaism – pages 97, 101

jumpgate – page 287

Katsulas, Andreas – pages 32, 226

Kawasaki – page 137

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11 – pages 137-138, 142-143

Keffer, Warren – page 288

Kent, Alexander – page 8

Killer Angels, The (novel) – page 8

Knight's Castle (novel) – page 8

Kosh – pages 25, 27-28

Koslov, Yossel – pages 97-98

labor action – page 10

Lang, Andrew – page 8

Lawrence, T.E. – page 288

Lazarus Project – pages 345, 348

"Legacies" – Commentary (pages 225-228)

Lennier – pages 137-139

Limbaugh, Rush – pages 15-16

Lincoln, Abraham – page 225

Llort – page 227

Lockhart, June – page 98

Lovecraft, H.P. – page 139

lunch – page 227

Macbeth (play) – page 141

MacDonald, Betty – page 8

Maday, Gregg – page 27

Madera, Eduardo – pages 28, 30

Malcolm X (civil rights figure) – page 16

Mars Colony – pages 345, 348

Martin, Gregory – page 141

Marvin, Lee – page 96

Maynard, Jack (Babylon 5 character) – page 287

Maynard, Jack (rodeo cowboy) – page 287

McKinney, Greg – pages 97-98

Melville, Herman – page 8

Minbari – pages 14, 25, 226-227

Moby Dick (novel) – page 8

Mollari, Londo – pages 11-14, 20-21

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (novels) – page 8

Muay Thai – page 98

Mumy, Bill – pages 142, 144

Muta-Do – pages 98, 101

Mutai – pages 95-96, 98-99, 101

n'grath – pages 24, 96

Na'Toth – pages 19, 226-227

Narn (homeworld) – pages 12-13

Narn (species) – pages 13-15, 226

Narnish – page 15

Neroon – page 226

Netter, Douglas – page 137

O'Brian, Patrick – page 8

O'Hare, Michael – pages 141-142, 288

Oh, Soon-Teck – page 98

Olbermann, Keith – page 16

On the Waterfront (film) – page 96

Onteen – page 99

Oz (L. Frank Baum, et al. novels) – page 8

pak'ma'ra – page 227

Paramount Pictures – page 140

"Parliament of Dreams, The" – pages 13-14

PATCO (Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization) – pages 17-18, 20

PATCO strike of 1981 – page 17

Piller, Michael – page 139

Pope, Dudley – page 8

Pournelle, EAS – page 344

Pournelle, Jerry – page 344

Powell – pages 26, 28, 30

Psi Corps – pages 226, 344

PTEN (Prime Time Entertainment Network) – page 137

Publishing 180 – page 7

Q (James Bond) – page 142

Ramage (novel series) – page 8

Re-Animator (film) – page 139

Reagan, Ronald – pages 17-18

Real Ghostbusters, The – page 144

Rim, The – page 287

Robinson, Sugar Ray – pages 95-98

Rotunda – page 228

Rowling, J.K. – page 8

Rush Act – pages 15-16, 28-29

samovar – page 97

San Diego, CA – page 348

"Sands of Blood, The" – page 99

sets – page 228

Shaara, Michael – page 8

Shadow vessels – page 288

Shakespeare, William – page 96

Sheppard, W. Morgan – page 98

Sheridan, Anna – page 350

Sheridan, John – pages 288-289, 346-347

Shigeta, James – pages 99, 350

shiva – pages 97, 101-102

Sho-Rin – page 99

Shu'Toth – page 14

Sinclair, Jeffrey – pages 11, 13, 16, 21-30, 137-138, 140, 142, 226

Sisko, Benjamin (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) – page 141

Smith, Walker – pages 95-98, 101

"Spider in the Web" – page 143, Commentary (pages 343-350)

Star Riders (Minbari Clan) – page 226

Star Trek (franchise) – pages 139-140

Star Trek (1966-9 TV series) – page 9

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – pages 139-140

Star Trek: Enterprise – page 139

Star Trek: The Next Generation – pages 140, 345

Star Trek: Voyager – page 139

"Steel" (The Twilight Zone episode) – page 96

"Strike" – pages 16, 23

Stroud, Don – pages 96, 99

Summers, Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) – page 141

Sun Valley, CA – page 227

synchronicities – page 13

Tal'Quith – page 28

Tamblyn, Russ – pages 98, 287

telepath – pages 140, 226

Thompson, Andrea – page 343

Tikar – page 347

"TKO" – Commentary (pages 95-103)

To Dream in the City of Sorrows (novel) – page 22

treel – page 102

"Trick of the Mind" – page 345

Tuckerization – page 144

Twilight Zone, The (1959 64 TV series) – pages 8, 96

Una, Grace – page 227

Vicker – page 349

Vickery, John – page 227

Vietnam War – page 288

"War Prayer, The" – page 228

Warner, David – page 98

Welch, Lou – page 144

Welch, Louis – page 144

WGA (Writers Guild of America) – page 17

WGA strike of 1988 – page 17

Wild Ones, The (film) – page 139

Wind Swords (Minbari clan) – page 226

Winfield, Paul – page 98

Winnie-the-Pooh – page 99

Winters, Talia – pages 102, 143, 226, 343, 345, 347-348

Working Without a Net (unpublished Harlan Ellison autobiography) – page 100

X-Files, The (TV series) – page 9

Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess) – page 141

Yesterday's Bastards are Crooning (DiTillio-invented Harlan Ellison book) – page 100

Yiddish – page 98

York, Michael – page 98

Zento, Orin – pages 11, 22-23, 28-30

Zócalo – page 228

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