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Babylon 5 at San Diego Comic Con

San Diego Comic Con International

San Diego Comic Con

Celebrating their 20 years of Sci-fi TV history, castmates Bruce Boxleitner (Sheridan), Claudia Christian (Ivanova), Mira Furlan (Delenn), Peter Jurasik (Londo), Bill Mumy (Lennier), Jerry Doyle (Garibaldi), Stephen Furst (Vir), Patricia Tallman (Lyta), Robin Atkin Downes (Byron), and some surprise guests from the Hugo award-winning series Babylon 5 talk about their time on the show and what’s happening now.


Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

Map to Horton Grand Theatre

Map to Horton Grand Theatre

Babylon 5 Logo

Babble on with the Cast of Babylon 5 at SDCC

San Diego Comic Con International

San Diego Comic Con

Join the cast of the Hugo Award-winning science fiction television series, Babylon 5, for a rare panel discussion at SDCC, Saturday, July 11th at 2:00 p.m.

Cast scheduled to appear include: Bruce Boxleitner (Captain John Sheridan), Claudia Christian (Commander Susan Ivanova), Mira Furlan (Ambassador Delenn), Peter Jurasik (Ambassador Londo Mollari), Bill Mumy (Lennier), Jerry Doyle (Security Chief Garibaldi), Stephen Furst (Vir), Patricia Tallman (Lyta Alexander), Robin Atkin Downes (Byron), and other surprise guests as the group talks about their time on the show and what’s happening now.
The 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. panel will be held off-site and just a couple of blocks away from the main SDCC venue at the

the gorgeous Horton Grand Theatre (Fourth Avenue – 444 Fourth Avenue, between Island and J Streets in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, just 5 blocks south of Horton Plaza in Downtown San Diego).
Then the group will return to the Convention Center in the Sails Pavilion for an autograph session between 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
 

Below is a map for getting to and from the Horton Grand Theatre from SDCC.

Map to Horton Grand Theatre

Map to Horton Grand Theatre

Be there or be Babylon Squared!

Babylon 5: Season 3, Convictions

vejarThe second episode of season 3 starts with me thinking about the guest stars… Patrick Kilpatrick, Cary -Hiroyuki Tagawa… the fellow who played Brother Theo: Louis Turrene, John C. Flinn the 3rd as the obnoxious man telling the story where “Netter syndrome” comes up boy that wa s funny scene… and of course Doug Netter was our executive producer… very funny! John was our Director of photography o course but he had done some acting in his youth so the producers threw him a role here and there, I think he was terrific and Bill played his role with typical Lennier decorum and nobility.

I get a bit sad seeing Jeff Conaway looking so young and healthy… he was a good man with a wonderful smile, a total pro… I miss him.

This is also the first time I hear someone else saying “No boom”… I wonder if that was planned… that guest star-bomber fellow reminds me a lot of John Malcovich… and when he says “no boom” I nearly fell off my chair!

… Another great line in this episode is Londo saying “I will start bleeding from my ears”…can Peter Jurasik be any better??  He is brilliant as Londo and Andreas just chews up the scenery full stop, now I know why people go on and on about their scenes together , they really do have a chemistry that is pure brilliance.

theo

When Lennier gets hurt saving Londo and Delenn I have to admit; I do not recall that in the script…I guess I wasn’t around the set for those med lab scenes where he’s all banged up and in a coma. When Londo tells the lightbulb joke I actually expected Lennier to tell the punch line… I had to wait until later for the outcome of that scene… just as if it was airing for the first time.
Hey, it’s fun seeing this series for the first time! I’m actually getting a kick out of watching us all act and because it’s been so many years, i can’t remember the scripts so I have to wait to see what happens… just like you did the first time you saw B5.

Hmmm, I wonder what happens int he next episode… I’ll have to wait until this weekend to watch it, it’s a 3-day weekend so perhaps I’ll get to watch more than 2!

See you soon!

Babylon 5: Season 3, Episode 1

A few years ago I decided to finally watch a TV series I had starred in called Babylon 5. This series became a cult hit, won Hugo awards and created a fan base for me that I am forever grateful for but the truth of the matter is… I had never watched it. So, I decided to watch it and write about it. I posted it on: http://www.claudiachristian.net.

I got through two seasons and then life got in the way and now years later I am back and starting with season 3 (which I hear is very exciting) episode one: “Matters of Honor”

My first impression is that Christopher Franke’s music still rocks and that the CGI looks slightly dated and a little cheesy but not as bad as some fans claim… then again what the hell do I know?

After watching the opening scene with a youthful looking Sheridan (Jeez he does look like he stepped out of an episode of Scarecrow and Mrs. King!) and a flashy-shiny fabric-disco curtain wearing Kosh; I finally “get” the line: “I have always been here”, that fans love to post on my Facebook fan page, ha! This is fun! I’m getting the joke now folks!

Babylon 5 Season 3 Episode 1 screen captureHey, Wait! I’m narrating the opening of the show! I forgot about that… my voice sounds lighter and less deep than it does now, I guess 20 years of living made a difference…

Babylon 5 Season 3 Episode 1 screen captureOkay, Tucker Smallwood is very familiar, I run into him at loads of cons and at coffee shops in Studio City, cool! He’s very good in this episode and so is the very creepy Ed Wasser as Morden or should I say the very handsome Ed Wasser as the very creepy Morden…? So Londo tries to end his secret pact with the shadows and we humans and “nice” aliens realize that the proverbial shyte is going to eventually hit the fan with these nasty Shadows so we form a covert little war council and they allow me to do those scenes with my hair down.

Now I see the scene where Londo is talking about seeing the shadows in his dream and I recall Robin Atkin Downes telling the audience in Galveston recently at a reunion con we did that that was the only scene we ever shot outside! It’s true! They shot that right in the back of the old hot tub factory that was our home. Peter Jurasik stood on a little pile of dirt and tried to look noble yet scared (he did very well at that) and they shot that with actual Sun Valley sky then added little Shadow ships with our ancient CGI techniques from WAY back then… sweet…

Babylon 5 Season 3 Episode 1 screen captureI also noticed the little scene with the alien juggling liquor bottles like Tom Cruise in cocktail, nice touch.

Now, I was pretty shocked to realize that this first episode of season 3 is the first time Ivanova meets Marcus… now you must understand that we (me and Jason) did not know that we would end up unrequited anything, much less lovers, so all of this kind of plays out in”real time” which is very cool…to me at least, not to you experts of B5 😉

Babylon 5 Season 3 Episode 1 screen captureGod we all look so young… look at my freckles!

The Year is 2260 and I am now sort of hooked on this show…

Stay tuned for “Convictions” next!

Another Babylon 5 Reunion planned for Space City Con in January 2014

Space City Con - Houston, Texas

Coming in January 2014, Space City Con in Houston, Texas will be hosting another opportunity to celebrate 20 years of all things Babylon 5.  January 3 – 6, 2014 you can enjoy the beautiful 4-star hotel spa, resort, and convention center, Moody Gardens, on Galveston Island.

For more information about Space City Con, check out their website at http://www.spacecitycon.com/ and their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SpaceCityCon.Houston

Space City Con - Houston, TexasCurrently, Claudia and Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo on HBO’s Game of Thrones) will be headlining the event along with all the other Babylon 5 ladies, including Pat Tallman (telepath Lyta Alexander), Andrea Thompson (telepath Talia Winters), Tracy Scoggins (Captain Elizabeth Lochley), Julie Caitlin Brown (Narn attache Na’Toth), and Mira Furlan (Minbari Ambassador Delenn).  Bill Mumy (Minbari attache Lennier), Peter Jurasik (Centauri Ambassador Londo Mollari), Stephen Furst (Centauri attache Vir Kotto), and Jerry Doyle (Security Chief Michael Garibaldi) will also be attending along with Marshall Teague (Nelson Drake / Ta’lon) and Bridget Flanery (Zoe, from the Season 5 episode written by Neil Gaimon, “Day of the Dead”).  More B5 alumni are sure to be announced soon.