The Vocabulary Conspiracy

The Great Maker has sent out a call to the masses: From: “jmsatb5@aol.com” Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2009 02:01:39 -0700 (PDT) So here’s the deal. I’m calling on everybody in sight to help me bring back a word. It’s a conspiracy, see, and you’re all part of it if you choose to be. I want […]

JMS Wins “Movies for Grownups” Award

While J. Michael Straczynski didn’t pick up a BAFTA for Changeling, there is a new award for it in his portfolio: Best Screenwriter 50 and Over J. Michael Straczynski, Changeling He’s already one of television’s top writers of fantasy and science fiction; and although Changeling is based on a true story, Straczynski’s tale of a […]

Babylon Podcast #143: Between The Darkness and The Light (Season 4)

Deep Geeking: Tim and Summer discuss “Between The Darkness and The Light”, the episode which marks a significant turning point in the war to take back Earth from Clark’s forces.

The morale hit taken by Sheridan’s capture is turned around by them breaking him out and rescuing him, and by the White Star fleet’s destruction of Earth’s advanced, Shadow-tech cruisers.

Is this the first glimpse we see of Lyta’s steps towards her dark, angry side?

Babylon Podcast #139: The Exercise of Vital Powers (Season 4)

Deep Geeking: This week, Tim and Summer discuss “The Exercise of Vital Powers”, and Tim continues to exercise his right to vital puns.

Summer’s appreciation of this episode comes from the complete break from what had been the traditional storytelling style in the series, and diving into old school hard-boiled pulp detective thriller territory. From Garibaldi’s opening monologue, through his working for the power player who’s suspiciouly far beyond his usual clientele, to his having to resist the damsel in distress who almost always lures the private eye to his doom… this episode is all pulp, all the time.

JMS Guest Speaker at Mars Society Convention

J. Michael Straczynski is scheduled to speak at the 11th Annual Mars Society Convention, in Boulder, Colorado August 14-17th. Convention Information: Who: Hundreds of Mars Experts and Enthusiasts What: Eleventh Annual Mars Society Convention When: August 14-17, 2008 Where: University of Colorado, Boulder Why: Your chance to hear the latest news and research from Mars, […]

JMS Says Big-Budget Movie or Nothing

Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 18:42:18 -0700 (PDT) Putting this on a recent thread here where it’s more likely to be seen in a quick fashion…. Several things just to update folks. First, many thanks to all those who sent along research suggestions and offerings to be of assistance on the project I can’t talk […]

JMS News from Wondercon

Over at Comic Book Resources, there’s a good summation of JMS’ appearance on the DC Comics Panel at Wondercon this past weekend. Thanks to Ian Smith for the heads-up link! The highlights: * More “Lost Tales” is on the way” * Filming on “The Changeling” is complete, film due in November 2008 * “World War […]

JMS – “Stay tuned”

This post from JMS just came up on the newsgroup (in response to a post about “The Changeling”, the film he wrote for Clint Eastwood.) From a general article on Clint Eastwood came the following: TOUR DE FORCE Next month, Eastwood starts filming “The Changeling” starring Angelina Jolie, about a woman whose child is kidnapped. […]

JMS historical reclamation project

JMS is asking for help from all fans in a (geographic) position to do so. Without further preamble, here’s JMS: Though in this case the historical entity being reclaimed is…well, me, basically. I’ll explain in a moment. First, an apology and explanation for being absent for so long. The last few months have been probably […]

SFF Audio Campaign: Free Apocalypse Al

If you haven’t been visiting SFF Audio, then you’ve been missing all of the latest news and reviews in SF audio, be they audio books or podcasts. It’s definitely a must-see site for me. Jesse Willis has informed us of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s choice to not air the radio drama “The Adventures of Apocalypse […]

JMS speaks! (and don’t forget Franke)

It’s 12 minutes of teasers for “Lost Tales”, how B5 changed TV, JMS’ favorite sci-fi shows, both US and British, and much more.

Happy birthday, JMS!

Today is the Great Maker’s birthday. Respect for my elders prevents me from revealing his age (if you just have to know, you can find out here.) Why not celebrate by watching some of his work?