Interview: JMS, The Great Maker, graciously allows Tim and Summer to throw a seemingly endless stream of questions about the origins and creation of Babylon 5, the production and growing pains of the show, and dealing with the vagaries of the industry of Hollywood, the bizarre perfect storm surrounding Crusade on TNT, and more.
This is the only news coverage Tim was able to find… anyone else find any mainstream coverage of the lecture? ‘Babylon 5’ creator speaks about failure, future of media at MIT By Jeanne Amy GateHouse News Service Mon May 25, 2009, 10:13 PM EDT CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Middle-aged, irreverent, innovative and bold, J. Michael Straczynski […]
J. Michael Straczynski with Henry Jenkins at the Julius Schwartz Lecture Friday, May 22 7:00p at MIT Building 10, Room 250, Cambridge, MA The second annual Julius Schwartz Lecture brings J. Michael Straczynski, the creator of the cult science fiction hit Babylon 5. The Julius Schwartz Lecture is an annual event held to honor an […]
In 1999, J. Michael Straczynski allowed his original notes on Babylon 5 to be released via his Last Word column in the Babylon 5 Magazine (Vol. 2, Issue 9). These notes were the first written record of Babylon 5, made moments after he had his inspiration for the series while taking a shower. Though the […]
The Great Maker has sent out a call to the masses: From: “firstname.lastname@example.org” 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 […]
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 […]
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?
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.
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, […]
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 […]