Since syndicated shows are purchased by individual stations, the most
important place to write to show your support for B5 is your
local TV station.
See also the
B5 Support Page
for information about any ongoing letter-writing campaigns.
To reach Warner Bros., which distributes the show, write to either or both of:
Domestic Television Distribution
Warner Bros. Television
4000 Warner Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91522
Robert Daly, Chairman
Warner Brothers, Inc.
4000 Warner Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91522
But remember, Warner Bros. already wants B5 to succeed. It's the local
stations that determine whether the show will be made -- if enough of them sign
up to buy it, it'll continue to be produced, and if they don't, it won't, no
matter how many letters Warner Bros. gets from fans. So please write your
local station first if you want to support B5.
To reach JMS or other members of the cast and crew, write to:
J. Michael Straczynski
C/O BABYLON 5
14431 Ventura Blvd., Suite 260
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423-2606
The "c/o Babylon 5" is very important -- your letter may be discarded in
the mailroom if that's not there.
JMS is also reachable online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check the Guide before asking about a particular episode; your
question may already be answered.
JMS gets a lot of mail, so don't expect a personal reply. Also, if you have
a question of general interest, please post it to rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5
instead of mailing it to JMS; that way everyone can benefit from the answer.
All current stories are developed by JMS, because only he knows where the
overall story is going. JMS is looking at spec scripts, selecting writers
based on their talent and understanding of the Babylon 5 universe, then giving
out assigned stories. Babylon 5 is not accepting outside stories. Scripts not
submitted through an agent will be returned unopened, as is standard practice.
The location of Babylon 5 is at Grid Epsilon 470,18,22 which corresponds
to the original location of the Babylon 5 topic on GEnie (Page 470,
CAT 18, Topic 22). The first mention of a planet's coordinates in
"Mind War" were Grid Epsilon 471,18,25 which corresponds to a topic in
the Babylon 5 Category on GEnie.
Partially due to fan response from those who saw the pilot movie or
clips, some things in the pilot movie were changed before broadcast,
and the series has been affected as well:
The voice of Delenn is Mira Furlan's voice without any processing and
Delenn is female to begin with. Original plans were to electronically
process her voice and have Delenn change sex during the series.
Some additional voice-over was done by Patricia Tallman to clarify one
scene in the show with Kosh in the Medlab.
The use of ISN to provide exposition about events outside the station was
suggested by Colin Stobbe on GEnie.
The branding of a Minbari that had similarities to a DS9 episode was kept
after feedback from fans about it. It had been considered removing the
branding scene and electronically wiping the brand from the rest of the
episode. (This occurs in "The War Prayer").
When names submitted for a mega corporation and a mineral were rejected for
legal reasons, JMS went to the GEnie B5 Category and asked for suggestions.
The resulting names used are Quantium-40 for the mineral and Universal
Terraform for the company. Q-40 is mentioned in
"The Parliament of Dreams" and
The waiter mentioned in "Parliament" is named for David Strauss,
who submitted Q-40.
Likewise, the name of the prospecting company in
Universal Terraform, was suggested by a sysop on GEnie.
The denizens of "Downbelow" are called "lurkers," a term for users of
computer bulletin-board systems who read messages but never post. The
idea was originally suggested, in an indirect way, by Rob Furr on GEnie.
JMS is considering revamping or killing off n'grath based partly on the
reaction by viewers.
Based on interest in the legal aspects of the Psi
Corps, JMS indicated how some of this works in
"The Quality of Mercy."
In recognition of the Internet Babylon 5 archive, the
"A Voice in the Wilderness, Part 2"
features an Earth Alliance ship called the Hyperion. (The Lurker's Guide
was originally located on www.hyperion.com; the name had to change to
www.midwinter.com in March 1997 after a legal dispute over the Hyperion
If you know of any clubs not listed here, please
This list is organized according to where the fan club is based. Many
fan clubs accept international memberships.
The Official B5 Fan Club, no longer in operation,
was run by the folks who make the show. The following is for historical
Note that the fan club's Web site is currently only accessible using Netscape
2.0 or higher. The fan club Web site is not maintained by the same people as
the Lurker's Guide, so please direct your comments about it to the fan club.
Membership: $17.95 US, $19.95 Canadian, $24.95 foreign memberships.
For information on the Club, you can send e-mail to
The Fan Club web site, www.thestation.com, has a wide
range of merchandise available -- posters, trading cards, soundtracks,
clothing and other collectibles.
Membership form and other information.
Earthforce is a fan-operated club. For more information, E-mail
or send postal mail to Earthforce, 2607 Welsh Rd., Apt. E-303, Philadelphia,
Richard Biggs Fan Club, c/o Shirley Didemoico, 1133 Uptegraf Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Bruce Boxleitner's Official Fan Club, P.O. Box 57593, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Bruce Boxleitner Fan Club, c/o Darla Vasilas, 230 Denfield Dr., Alexandria,
Julie Caitlin Brown Fan Club, e-mail Dkountz@aol.com for information.
The Mira Furlan Fan Club,
PO Box 523093, Springfield, Va., 22152-9998.
Contact email@example.com for more information. Membership is $10/year US,
The Circle of Friends,
a fan club sanctioned by Michael O'Hare (Commander Sinclair,) is a charity
organization which raises money to support his chosen charities.
For more information,
contact Sandy Bruckner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 5022 Geronimo Street, College
Park, MD 20740.
The Pat Tallman Fan Club,
c/o Barb Powell, 1661 South Bend Dr. #5, Rocky River, OH 44116.
Proceeds benefit the Penny Lane Home for abused children. For more information
visit the Web page or contact Barb Powell at
is a group of B5 fans in the Portland, Oregon area. The group meets monthly.
Valen's Rangers is based in Nashville, Tennessee. For details E-mail Michael
Harper at email@example.com
or write him at 308 S. 11th #1, Nashville, TN 37206.
The Babylon 5 OZ Fan Club,
PO Box 161, Adamstown NSW 2289. AUD$20/year, AUD$35/2 years.
(Sanctioned by Network 7.) Contact Aaron Brockbank
<firstname.lastname@example.org> for information.
Also, there's The Australian
Babylon 5 Fan Club, PO Box 41, West Brunswick, Vic 3055. $10/single, $12/
family per year.
Crossroads / Journey to Babylon. Contact Steffen Maier, Friedenstrasse 11,
Donsieders, Germany, or E-mail
The membership fee is 30 DM/year, more for foreign. Include 2 international
reply coupons when writing.
German Babylon 5 Fanclub. Contact Daniela Ricci, Mindenerstr.7, 40227
Düsseldorf, Germany, or E-mail
The membership fee is 50 DM a year and includes 4 issues of the club's
Garibaldi's Security Squad, approved by Jerry Doyle. Three newsletters a
year. £8/year for UK/Europe, £20/year for other countries.
Write to Garibaldi's Security Squad, c/o Caroline Griffin, 54 Wimpole Street,
London W1M 7DF, England.
Koenig Kontinuum, official UK fan club for Walter Koenig. Four newsletters
a year. £8/year for UK members, £12/year foreign. E-mail