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Babylon 5 Scripts: Other Voices, Volume 3

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Publication Date: July 15, 2008
Retire Date: September 30, 2008
Retail Price: $39.99
Pages: 417

SCRIPTS

  • "The Long Dark" by Scott Frost
  • "Soul Mates" by Peter David
  • "There All the Honor Lies" Peter David
  • "Gropos" by Larry DiTillio
  • "Knives" by Larry DiTillio
  • "Day of the Dead" by Neil Gaiman

All scripts include an introduction/commentary by the writers, written exclusively for these volumes. A sample of what you'll discover in Volume 3:

  • What Scott Frost believes is less-than-perfect about Cirrus's character.
  • Why Peter David wrote "Soul Mates" even though J. Michael Straczynski said "no."
  • From on-the-set: Peter David details his perspective of the different acting styles of Bruce Boxleitner and Andreas Katsulas.
  • Find out which actor wore their make-up home on Halloween to answer the door for trick-or-treaters.
  • Why all the actors were barefoot in "Soul Mates"...and why it was specifically written that G'Kar had his boots on.
  • Revealed for the first time ever -- read all about the night that Bruce Boxleitner referred to his character as Sinclair...and Peter David's inside theory on why he did.
  • The story of the legendary Babylon 5 bear told in captivating detail including how the bear war began, the alien race Strazyn, and how a final retribution was thwarted.
  • Peter David's one, final regret about "There All the Honor Lies."
  • Find out which line of dialogue Mira Furlan "despised with the fiery passion of a thousand suns" and why this line might be the most important revelation of the episode it's in.
  • What actor Jerry Doyle was miffed that Londo got to do that Garibaldi had not...and how Jerry's real life past came back to the set in "Gropos."
  • Who was originally cast as Dr. Franklin's father.
  • What inspired "Knives" to open with Londo and Vir discussing opera.
  • The tale behind the dramatic changes in Sheridan's story line in "Knives"...and what was written out and the scenes not shot that later prompted writer Larry DiTillio to ask himself "what was I thinking?"
  • Find out what Larry DiTillio always bought 5 pounds of for the crew when shooting his scripts.
  • Discover why Andreas Katsulas refused to go to sci-fi conventions.
  • Read the version of "Day of the Dead" with a talking Zooty.
  • The line of dialogue that Neil Gaiman refers to as "astoundingly awful" which, to his relief, was edited out as well as one of his "favorite TV moments."

Volume 3 also includes --

  • A 47 page guide to the Alien Races of the League of Non-Aligned Worlds which details as many as 21 characteristics and history including each race's homeworld, height, weight, hair, limbs, reproductive methods, skin colors, special powers, governments, religions, social structure, economics technology, military power, recreation, art forms, alliances and enemies. This 13,000 word "bible" covers the Abbai, Brakiri, Drazi, Grome, Hurr, Hyach, Llort, Markab, pak'ma'ra and Yolu and also includes a short Centauri/Minbari/Narn glossary.
  • A brief introduction by J. Michael Straczynski for Neil Gaiman's "Day of the Dead"

(Note: J. Michael Straczynski's introduction to "Day of the Dead" and Neil Gaiman's script are reprinted from the 1998 "Day of the Dead: A Babylon 5 Script book")

Just like previous volumes, the scripts included in Volume 3 are early drafts.

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 3 has a total of 81 entries detailing these B5 Script/DVD variations you probably never knew.

VOLUME 3 EPISODE SYNOPSES

"The Long Dark"
An exploration ship from Earth's past arrives carrying one survivor. Dr. Franklin befriends Mariah Cirrus as she copes with being thrust into the future. A lurker helps Garibaldi hunt for the creature that preyed on him.

"Soul Mates"
Londo's three wives come to Babylon 5 and Londo announces his plan to divorce two of them. Then, after an assassination attempt, one of Londo's wives is the only person who can help save him. Talia's former husband wants her to leave the Psi Corps to be with him.

"Gropos"
Dr. Franklin's father arrives at Babylon 5 bringing 25,000 soldiers that need to be billeted. Keffer and Garibaldi bond with some of the soldiers who don't know that they're headed for action to stop a civil war.

"There All the Honor Lies"
Sheridan kills a Minbari in an allegedly unprovoked attack and is suspected of murder. Lennier investigates the accusations. A B5 merchandise shop opens to help increase the station's budget.

"Knives"
An old friend of Londo's asks him for help when the Centaurum declares him a traitor, and then challenges Londo to a duel when he learns of Londo's association with Refa. Sheridan starts hallucinating after finding a dead alien in DownBelow.

"Day of the Dead"
The Brakiri purchase a section of the station for their holiday that honors the dead. Lochley, Londo, Garibaldi and Lennier all encounter visitors from beyond the grave. Rebo and Zooty visit Babylon 5.

Index

Absolutely Fabulous – page 76

"Acts of Sacrifice" – page 70

Addams Family, The (film) – page 73

Addams Family Values – page 73

ADR (Additional Dialogue Recording) – page 257

Amis – page 9

Angel (TV series) – page 73

Argenziano, Carmen – page 257

Ashan – page 79

Ba-bear-lon 5 teddy bear – pages 80-84

Babylon 5 (Station) – page 192

Babylon 5 Emporium – pages 76, 80

Babylon 5 Park – page 255

Berlin Symphonic Film Orchestra – page 257

Bernhardt, Sandra – page 73

Biggs, Richard – pages 73, 189, 196-197

Biggs family – pages 189, 196-197

Black, Shane – page 195

Black Star – page 256

Boxleitner, Bruce – pages 72, 75-76, 83, 191, 255-256, 258

Bradbury, Ray – page 7

Brooklyn, NY – page 255

Brown, Julie Caitlin – page 78

Busey, Gary – page 195

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (TV series) – page 259

Carr, Jane – pages 72-73

Casey, Shannon – page 260

casino (set) – page 196

CGI (computer-generated imagery) – page 255

Choate, Tim – page 261

Christa (Space Cases) – page 81

Christian, Claudia – pages 70, 76

Chudabala, Art – page 193

Cirrus, Mariah – pages 9-10

Copeland, John – pages 190, 255, 260

Corey, Guinevere – page 78

Cotto, Vir – pages 79, 253, 258

Cutrona, Ryan – page 193

Daffy Duck – page 192

Daggair – pages 66-69, 73

Dalai Lama – page 256

David, Ariel – page 67

David, Peter – Commentary (pages 65-84)

David, Shana – page 79

"Day of the Dead" – pages 259, 311-312

Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951 film) – page 7

Dear John (TV series) – page 72

Delenn – pages 68, 71, 77, 79, 256

DiTillio, Lawrence G. – Commentary (pages 189-197), Commentary (pages 253-262)

Dodgers (baseball team) – page 255

Doyle, Jerry – pages 190, 193-194

Durman, Elizabeth "Dodger" – pages 191-194, 259

eBay – page 84

Ellison, Harlan – pages 66-68, 70

"Essay on Man, An" (poem) – page 77

"Eyes" – page 195

Flinn, John C., III – pages 70, 72-76

Forbidden Planet (film) – page 7

Foree, Ken – page 193

Franke, Christopher – pages 257-258

Franklin, Stephen – pages 10, 73, 189-191, 254

Franklin, Richard – pages 189-192

From Beyond (film) – page 193

Frost, Scott – Commentary (pages 7-10)

Furlan, Mira – pages 70-72, 79, 84, 191, 257, 261

Furst, Stephen – pages 78-79, 253, 257

G'Kar – pages 9-10, 74, 260-261

Gaiman, Neil – pages 259, 311-312

Garibaldi, Michael – pages 9, 77, 191-194

Germany – page 257

Gibson, Mel – page 195

Gordon, Stuart – page 193

gravity ring – page 79

grey sector – page 254

GroPo (ground pounder) – page 190

"Gropos" – Commentary (pages 189-197)

Holtz, Daniel (Angel) – page 73

holosuite (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) – page 255

Hugo Award – page 259

Hunter, Morgan – page 193

Hyatt – page 67

Hypernauts (TV series) – page 260

Iacovelli, John – page 261

Icarus (IPX starship) – page 259

Illinois – page 255

"In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum" – page 258

Iraq – page 190

Ivanova, Susan – pages 76 80, 191-192

Jaddo, Urza – pages 254, 257

Johnston, Jim – pages 190, 195-196

Jones, James Earl – page 192

Jurasik, Peter – pages 72, 257

Kasman, Myra – page 80

Katsulas, Andreas – pages 72, 74, 260-261

Keffer, Warren – pages 191, 195

Kleist – pages 191, 193

"Knives" – Commentary (pages 253-262)

Kosh – page 78

Legions of Fire (novel trilogy) – page 84

Lennier – page 74

Lethal Weapon (film) – page 195

Londo Mollari doll – page 84

"Long Dark, The" – Commentary (pages 7-10)

Los Angeles, CA – page 255

Lovecraft, H.P. – page 193

lox – page 260

Luce, Clare Booth – page 66

Lumley, Joanna – page 76

lunch – page 76

Lurch (The Addams Family) – page 73

Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5, The (website) – page 71

Magic: The Gathering (collectible card game) – page 254

Major League Baseball – page 256

Mariel – pages 66-69, 73-74

Martian Chronicles, The (short story collection) – page 7

Marx, Christy – page 260

Mollari, Londo – pages 9, 65, 67, 72, 253-255, 258

Morago, The – page 254

Mumy, Bill – pages 68, 73, 76, 78, 81

Murder, She Wrote (TV series) – page 79

Narn/Centauri War – page 65

Nettleton, Lois – page 73

Nickelodeon – page 81

Oblivion (1994 film) – page 73

Peel, John – page 83

Plug – page 193

Pope, Alexander – page 77

Posey, Stephen – page 257

Refa, Antono – page 258

Roddenberry, Gene – page 80

Rosie (Space Cases) – page 81

Rusler, Robert – pages 191, 195

SAG (Screen Actors Guild) – page 255

San Diego Comic-Con – pages 65, 67, 81

Sandman (Neil Gaiman comic) – page 311

Sector 14 – page 257

Sheridan, Anna – pages 254, 258-259

Sheridan, David (John Sheridan's father) – page 254

Sheridan, John – pages 66, 71, 77-79, 81, 83, 191, 254-258

Sinclair, Jeffrey – page 71

"Soul Mates" – Commentary (pages 65-84)

Space Cases (TV series) – page 81

"Spider in the Web" – page 193

Star Trek (franchise) – pages 66, 79-80, 84, 255

Star Trek (1966-9 TV series) – page 7

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – pages 80-81

Star Trek: Voyager – page 81

Stone, Patsy (Absolutely Fabulous) – page 76

Stoner, Matt – page 73

Strazyn (Space Cases) – page 81

Struycken, Carel – page 73

Szarabajka, Keith – page 73

Tangerine Dream – page 257

"There All the Honor Lies" – Commentary (pages 65-84)

Thompson, Andrea – pages 73, 194

Thornton, Ron – page 259

Timov – pages 65-69, 72-73

Tiny Ron – pages 192-193

triluminary – page 256

Turnbow, "Large" – pages 191-192

Twin Peaks (TV series) – pages 8, 73

Tyree, Adira – page 259

Valk, Blair – page 73

Vampire: The Masquerade (role-playing game) – page 193

Vejar, Mike – page 78

Vermont Teddy Bear Company – page 80

Vietnam War – page 189

War of the Worlds, The (1953 film) – page 7

WGA (Writers Guild of America) – pages 67, 255

Whedon, Joss – page 73

White Sox (Chicago baseball team) – pages 255-256

Winfield, Paul – pages 192, 195, 197

Winters, Talia – pages 68, 79, 193-194

Women, The (play) – page 66

Worldcon – page 259

Yang – pages 191, 193

Zathras – page 261

Zócalo – page 261

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