ECHOES OF ALL OUR CONVERSATIONS:
The Actors, 2023 Annotated Edition

All the actors’ interviews from the 2012 six-volume series “Echoes of All Our Conversations.” These one-on-one interviews were conducted while the show was being filmed. Uncut. Uncensored. 3 Parts / each over 300 pages Available in hardcover, paperback and ebook
NOTE: Interview transcripts include everything said by the interviewer and the actor being interviewed. You’ll read the question asked and the entire response that was given.  See example here.
If you own the original series, scroll down to get a PDF that will provide a similar  “Actors-Only” experience as this new set.

NEW:
HUNDREDS OF ANNOTATIONS

New to the 2023 edition Jason Davis’ annotations point out details that fans might miss. See example from a Rick Biggs interview at right.

 “Understanding is a 3-edged sword: Your side, their side, and the truth (revealed in these annotations.)”

2023 EDITION HAS EVEN MORE CONTEXT

NEW:
VISUAL TABLE OF CONTENTS

Instead of a standard text index, we used images of the actors close to the time of the interview to work as a reminder of where the character was in their arc.

It also makes it easier to identify guest actors.

NEW:
"GROUPED BY ACTOR" ALTERNATE TABLE OF CONTENTS

While the main table of contents is listed chronologically (in order of the interviews) we’ve added an alternate table of contents  grouped by actor. 

See image with Claudia Christian at right.

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Group Interviews with the Actors

Not-yet-seen before transcripts of group interviews Joe Nazzaro conducted with the actors. Note that the interviews in the 3 main books are all one-on-one.

Bonus Book Paperback
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DETAILS ABOUT THE FREE BONUS BOOK

  • 175 pages
  • Title on spine
  • Annotated by Jason Davis

Transcripts of the group interviews with the actors.  See table of contents image at right.

The original ECHOES series included 6 CDs of the actors being interviewed in groups of two or more. 

These interviews were licensed for audio only so these transcripts were NOT in the 2012 books.  

Fans noted that it was hard to distinguish who was talking. Which is we contracted for a 90-day print license.  See examples below.


Each actor in the group interviews is identified with their picture each time they speak.
(Yes, this is a real exchange)

If you own the original set you can purchase just the Bonus Book. The paperback is the same size as your current set.  Scroll down for purchase options.

Chronological table of contents from the 2023 edition with page numbers from your original 2012 series.
all 6 ECHOES books from 2012
The Original Echoes of All Our Conversations
(6 volumes)
The 2023 table of contents grouped by actor with 2012 page numbers from riginal 2012 series.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE 2023 "ECHOES OF ALL OUR CONVERSATIONS"

WHY AN ACTORS-ONLY EDITION?
When Mira Furlan died in January 2021 it broke our hearts. That’s when it hit us that these interviews are the only record of the cast’s experience.  That’s when we choose transition this collection of interview transcripts into an “historical” document, by asking Senior Editor Jason Davis to annotate the set.

WAIT. WASN’T THE ORIGINAL ECHOES A LIMITED EDTION?
Yes. We are breaking a promise. That’s why we designed this set so that fans who own the 2012 original do not need to get this set.  See FOR FANS WHO OWN THE ORIGINAL ECHOES SERIES above.  We have something special for you.

When the ECHOES series was released 11 years ago it was a limited edition because each volume was hand-signed by a Babylon 5 star. So why are we releasing this Actors Only edition? Because we made a mistake.

Honestly, it didn’t occur to us at the time how important these actors interviews would become, as way too many of the cast have traveled beyond the rim.  This is especially true for new fans finding the show via streaming. A check-in with our “fan board” agreed.  Note that the exclusive photos, documents and art from the 2012 edition are not included.

BOTTOM LINE
B5 Books was started to preserve the history of the best science fiction show in history. To let these the actors stories just fade away would make our mission a failure.

WHY ARE THESE BOOKS “PART” 1, 2 AND 3 INSTEAD OF “VOLUME” 1, 2, 3
Using parts avoids having three books with the same set of page numbers, making the table of contents a real brain freeze to use. This table of contents for Parts 1, 2 and 3 runs from page 1 through 900+

WHAT IS THE INTERVIEW TIMELINE?
Starts with Peter Jurasik 38 days before the pilot aired and ends with Bruce Boxleitner after shooting lost tales in 2008. Many of the interviews occur within days of each other so you get to discover each of the casts reaction to an event. For example the resentment some felt at the end of the series.

WHY IS JOE NAZZARO’S INTERVIEWING STYLE CALLED “COMMON THREADS”?
Because Joe Nazzaro would sometimes interview cast members within days of each other, he would field a few of the same interview questions about something current. He did this when Bruce Boxleitner became the new leading man, the near catastroophic third season labor strike nearly ended the series and the real-time resentment some actors felt as the show wrapped production and they didn’t know if they were continuing with Crusade.  

WHO IS JOE NAZZARO AND HOW DID HE GET ALL THESE INTERVIEWS
He is a legendary SF journalist who worked for all the major science fiction magazines. More than just a journalist, Joe Nazzaro was a trusted ally. This is why the actors share details they would not have considered with another journalist. Proof: Don’t miss Claudia Christian’s “exasperating” interview after she left the show in Season 4 (in Part 2).  As another example, we personally enjoy this excerpt from an interview with Andreas Katsulas:

417 Revelations from "Echoes 2023: The Actors"

  1. Why Claudia Christian was shocked to find out that Ivanova was Russian.
  2. The situation in which Patricia Tallman believed JMS fell into the “clutches of some evil people.”
  3. The scene with Mira where, even off camera, Bill Mumy said, “Tears were running down my face…every single time.”
  4. Tim Choate’s comparison of Zathras to I Love Lucy’s Ricky Ricardo.
  5. How Andreas Katsulas’s personality was completely different as G’Kar, according to Claudia Christian.
  6. Why Jerry Doyle was “a thousand times happier that Bruce was on the show [instead of] Michael O’Hare.”
  7. Why Peter Jurasik believed that Bruce Boxleitner felt betrayed at the end of the series.
  8. Why the notion of Lennier’s betrayal in “Objects at Rest” bothered Bill Mumy.
  9. The articulation exercise Jason Carter used to warm up his speaking voice…from The Picador Book of Erotic Verse.
  10. The thing that Mira Furlan was “incredibly bitter and angry about,” and that she thought was “terribly unfair.”
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Group Interviews with the Actors - Single Copies

Available to everyone — especially fans who own the original ECHOES series — this is content you do NOT have in print. The page count is smaller at 175 pages but the new layout, which shows an image next to the actor each time they speak, makes it worthwhile. Note that paperbacks are the same size as the original set (7.5″x9.25″)

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