Tuesday, October 15, 2013


I had almost forgotten I had this blog.  It has been a while since I last posted.  Sorry about that.  I have been keeping up the website (http://www.isnnews.net) though as well as the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheZocaloToday). 

There have been a number of new developments on the Babylon 5 front.  The #FreeBabylon5 movement is the main one.  This all started following a mention of Babylon 5 on Breaking Bad a couple of weeks ago.  From there things have moved on.  Ranger Jan Schroeder has made up #FreeBabylon5 buttons and they were given out at New York Comic Con this weekend.  Great start.

Other items:

There are two polls over at imdb that are of interest:
There are two polls over at IMDb now where you can vote and make a difference. The first is for the best series finale episode. Predictably, 'Breaking Bad' has been winning hands down. But Babylon 5's 'Sleeping in Light' is holding on to #3! Not bad for a show that hasn't been on the tube for a long while! Go to IMDb and cast your vote! It is a great way to show support for the show. 

The second poll is for your favorite story set in the 23rd century. Go to Favorite 23rd Century Story and vote for BABYLON 5. Early voting shows Babylon 5 just ahead of Star Trek.

BBC America (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24518305) had a nice shout-out to Babylon 5 for its accuracy in space.  Here's a quote from the article:

"Some do it slightly better than others. "I'd prefer not to single out a single film/book/series for this particular error, because it's so common - but I will laud the old television show Babylon 5, for doing a wonderful job of representing the mechanics of spaceflight inertia so nicely," explains Trollope."

This is all good news.

For those interested in convention appearances, a number of the Babylon 5 cast are scheduled to appear at the SpaceCity Con in Texas January 3-5, 2014.  For more information, go to http://spacecitycon.com/.  

More news to come.

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