Babylon 5 Blu-ray Cast Reunions and Book
When first published copies were signed by Jerry Doyle, Claudia Christian and Pat Tallman, who were the three actors involved with the Reunion About the Reunion (disc 3)
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Experience the Most Important Gatherings in Babylon 5 History
Available on your choice of Blu-ray or DVD with Softcover Autographed Companion Book
Three feature-length events:
- The reunion of the creator and 13 cast members at Phoenix Comicon
- The reunion of 17 cast members at Space City Con in Galveston, Texas
- A 90-minute "Reunion About the Reunions" featuring "Ivanova," "Garibaldi" and "Lyta"
BABYLON 5: The 20TH ANNIVERSARY CAST REUNIONS
Three Feature-Length Events
PHOENIX COMICON - 20th Anniversary Cast Reunion
- Professionally edited from multiple cameras
- Includes on-stage footage available nowhere else
- Ten minutes of lost footage restored to the event
- English subtitles
- Authorized and licensed
SPACE CITY CON - 20th Anniversary Cast Reunion
- 1080p high definition
- Professionally shot and edited
- Exclusive footage not available anywhere else
- Group audio commentary by Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle and Patricia Tallman
- English subtitles
- The only authorized and licensed recording of the event
THE REUNION ABOUT THE REUNIONS
- 1080p high definition
- All exclusive footage; not available anywhere else
SPECIAL BONUS FEATURES
|Video highlights of the commentary recording session: Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle and Patricia Tallman watch the Galveston reunion -- to hear it is one thing; to see it, is another.
|Highlights of the Phoenix Comicon cast reunion photo shoot with fans
|A quick look at the private cast reunion dinner hosted by JMS the night before the on-stage reunion
|A behind-the-scenes look at the recording of The Reunion About the Reunions: See Claudia, Jerry and Pat between takes -- they're not much different when they're not performing!
|In Memory: The memorial video prepared for and screened at the Phoenix Comicon cast reunion -- the complete video is included as a bonus for viewing without the distraction of audience reactions.
THE BOOK ABOUT THE REUNIONS
300 pages of annotated transcripts: For every story recalled on stage, there is a wealth of background facts that clarify and elaborate upon the situation. For names, places, dates and explanations, look no further than the hundreds of footnotes designed to fill in the full picture. Click here for sample pages.
- Phoenix Comicon Cast Reunion
- Space City Con Cast Reunion
- Audio Commentary by Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle and Patricia Tallman
- The Reunion About the Reunions
- BONUS: Previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photos
Get every word by turning on the subtitles, then read the book of annotated transcripts for the story behind the story -- references and in-jokes that might fly over the head of even the most devout Babylon 5 fan. The annotations by Jason Davis -- editor of 30+ volumes for B5Books.com -- assemble all the facts necessary to fully appreciate the on-stage fun.
Even if you know what caused the jumpgate vortex to glow orange and blue -- in other words you're a huge B5 buff -- you'll still learn new stories during the Reunion About the Reunions interview. (Garibaldi as a Centauri for one episode? It's true.) That's why we refer to this interview as "Revelations."
At B5 Books we've watched these panels repeatedly and notice something new each time.
- Different cons, different experiences -- brought together in one great set
- Almost 4 hours of on-stage reunion material
- 1.5 hours of the Reunion about the Reunions
- Uncensored (with language in keeping with an R-rated movie)
- Officially licensed and available only from B5books
- Available on Blu-ray or DVD
Information about the autographed copies below is included for archival purposes.
WHY WERE JERRY, CLAUDIA AND PAT CHOSEN TO SIGN THE BOOK?
Those three actors star in MOMENTS OF REVELATION, the feature-length interview produced exclusively for this project.
IS IT THREE SIGNATURES ON ONE PAGE, OR THREE PAGES WITH ONE SIGNATURE EACH?
It's one page signed by all three actors. The pages were specifically designed for the actors signing them. For example, Jerry signed in the top left corner because he is left-handed.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE CAST REUNIONS (THIS PACKAGE) AND THE FAN EXPERIENCE?
They are 100% different. Not one frame of the Fan Experience is included in this package.
This set is everything related to the Cast Reunion events at the two 20th Anniversary Conventions.
You're getting the Cast Reunion at Phoenix Comicon, the Cast Reunion at Space City Con and our exclusive, feature-length Reunion About the Reunions interview. That's about 5 hours of video footage.
There are other "cast related" bonuses: sneak peeks at the private cast dinner, their reunion photo shoot with fans, behind-the-scenes of the audio commentary recording and more.
Meanwhile, the Fan Experience is like actually being at the 22 topic panels at each of the cons. Because 9 of these panels include cast members, at first glance it's a bit confusing. Click here for the Fan Experience.
All of the above elements are also transcribed and annotated in the 300 page book.
CRITICAL NOTE ABOUT THE BLU-RAY
All the footage is 1080 high definition EXCEPT for the Phoenix Comicon reunion. Yeah. We had the same reaction. There is no authorized high-definition footage from the event; anyone claiming otherwise is either unauthorized or upscaling standard-definition video. Upon licensing the footage, the B5 Books team discovered that the event organizers only had standard-definition video instead of high-definition footage.
WHY PUT THE STANDARD DEFINITION EVENT ON BLU-RAY?
Presenting the Phoenix Comicon cast reunion on Blu-ray allowed us to use minimal compression, assuring the best possible standard-definition video presentation, and a step-up from standard definition on a DVD.
Like the Babylon 5 series it celebrates, the Phoenix Comicon cast reunion was locked in standard definition by technical limitations, but all the other footage is high definition.
WHAT'S THE ADVANTAGE OF AUTHORIZED AND LICENSED MATERIAL?
It means that you are getting the highest quality exclusive footage, and that we own the rights to reproduce this material. It won't disappear from YouTube, you won't have to watch shakey, pixelated video, disabling pop-up ads as you go. This is as close to being there live as you can get.
WHICH BABYLON 5 STARS WERE AT WHICH REUNIONS?
Bruce Boxleitner appears at Space City, but did not make it to Phoenix Comicon while Jerry Doyle and J. Michael Straczynski attended Phoenix Comicon but could not be at Space City. To make up for that, Jerry Doyle (with Claudia Christian and Patricia Tallman) provide audio commentary for the Space City cast reunion.
IS IT TRUE THAT BRUCE BOXLEITNER WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AT THE REUNION ABOUT THE REUNIONS?
Yes. He had to cancel the day before we recorded because he couldn't get back from Vancouver, where his current television series was being produced; this is the same problem that caused him to miss the Phoenix Comicon.
|Available on your choice of Blu-rays or DVDs
|Three feature-length events:
|300 Page Softcover Book of annotated transcripts of all reunions and audio commentary plus bonus photos - hand-signed by Jerry Doyle, Claudia Christian and Patricia Tallman
|Three Behind-the-Scenes videos, plus the In Memory montage by editor John Hudgens (who also created the B5 music videos for JMS's convention appearances, in case the name is familiar).