Designer draws on ‘Babylon 5’ experience for ‘Silent Sky’

Designer John Iacovelli brings steam punk, starry skies to play about female astronomer.

Designing for Babylon 5

Nothing frees up the imagination more than evocative words combined with the opportunity to realize them in multiple dimensions, and J. Michael Straczynski, the series originator, knew how to write evocative words. Words on the page are the seeds for the imagination of every designer for film and television, and Babylon 5 was filled with words that lit up the outer reaches of my mind.

JMS Launches “Superman: Earth One”

Comic Book Resources has an article about the announcement of JMS’ involvement with “Superman: Earth One”, including an interview with JMS about working with Superman.

Julius Schwartz Lecture Video Update

The Julius Schwartz Lecture at MIT featuring J. Michael Straczynski is back online at MIT’s Comparative Media Studies website! You can watch the lecture and audience Q&A online, or view / download the clips in 3 parts: Part 1: The Lecture Part 2: Conversation between JMS and Henry Jenkins Part 3: Audience Q&A Clips are […]

Dragon*Con 2009

The Babylon 5 guests on hand for this year’s Dragon*Con will be:

JMS Julius Schwartz Lecture update

Thanks to MIT’s TechTV, the lecture JMS gave at MIT this spring is was available online for a few days, for viewing and for download. This year’s Julius Schwartz Lecture speaker was transmedia creator J. Michael Straczynski, who has most recently entered the motion picture arena, writing the period drama Changeling for Clint Eastwood and […]

The Babylon Podcast: The JMS Interview

Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski was interviewed on The Babylon Podcast

JMS at 2009 Julius Schwartz Lecture

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 […]

The Birth of the Babylon 5 Story

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 […]

io9: 10 Greatest SF TV Show Endings Ever

Babylon 5 ranks #3 on io9’s Charlie Jane Anders’ list of best science fiction show conclusions.

Chiller Theater Convention, April 2009

Babylon 5 guests will be in attendance! April 17-19, 2009 CHILLER THEATRE Convention Hilton Parsippany, Parsippany, NJ B5 Guest: Tracy Scoggins, Walter Koenig Other Guests: Peter Graves, Eric Roberts, Michael Dorn, Lou Ferrigno, Rene Auberjonois, Dean Hagland, John Wesley Shipp — and many, many more Go to for more information

JMS Cancels NY Comicon Appearance

New York Comic Con (NYCC) today announced that Guest of Honor J. Michael Straczynski will no longer be able to participate in its 2009 event.

Boxleitner Joins TRON 2.0 reports that Bruce Boxleitner, who played Alan Bradley and the title character in Walt Disney Pictures’ 1982 film Tron, is currently filming a role for the studio’s upcoming Tron 2.0. He joins fellow original cast member Jeff Bridges and newcomers Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett in the anticipated action-adventure. Link: Bruce Boxleitner Returning for […]

Treks in Sci-Fi Discusses Babylon 5

Treks in SCi-Fi, a podcast dedicated to Star Trek and scifi entertainment, has an episode discussing Babylon 5. Link: TREKS in Sci-Fi #172: Babylon 5

Updating Babylon 5’s VFX for Lost Tales

It’s one thing to do groundbreaking VFX work on a show like Battlestar Galactica, which dramatically reinvented the look of the original 1970s TV series for a contemporary audience. But it’s quite another to start working on an upgrade of a not-so-long-in-the-tooth program like Babylon 5