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  • Wintermute
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    Re: Important Message from the UK

    Originally posted by WRTWORTHY
    Important Message from the UK

    As a big Babylon 5, and after I betrayed star trek to come over to Babylon 5 so many years ago. I feel the UK has been forgotten by WB and JMS.

    Merchandise. When I started watching Babylon 5 I was about 16 and was starting at collage (I was a Star trek fan for years before I joined B5, since then I havenÆt picked up a star trek ep in years) But when I was 16, I started collage and didnÆt have much money, so couldnÆt buy much B5 merchandise, since leaving collage vie got a good job and are some good money, when I come to buy B5 merchandise to my horror there is none. I have searched the internet to find no UK sites that sell B5 Merchandise, I have been to many cities in the UK and have travelled to many Sc-Fi shops to find anything of B5 and guess what? There was NONE, (well apart from a 30inch thin silver metal model that was going for ú100, which is about. $150.

    Books- Where do I buy books from at all? Have you seen the Amazon list? Yes lots of books there but nearly 90% are ôlimited liabilityö which means none left, a few I can get but as im not a big fan on the fiction books they donÆt appeal to me, I have tried many bookshops, even waterstones in the second capital of Great Britain and its empire didnÆt have any books? Could you tell me the reason JMS? Also I would like to buy the B5 security Manual but a ú50 for a second hand copy ($80) it was a bit much.

    Figers,models, badges etc û I gave up trying to find this type of merchandise a long time ago.

    DVD û 29th March season 4 released? On the 10th of November season 3 was released, why is going to take 6 months to bring out a new box set JMS? You do know we wont get season 5 till like October, I donÆt feel this is very fair as I would like to buy it now, and as how other sc-fi box sets come out monthly (Star trek, Stargate etc et).

    Babylon 5 is a huge program and would have a huge fan base if you had more publicity and more marketing in the UK, Babylon 5 is one of the best shows that has ever been aired (other than ôstar trek Original series, come on Kirk is classic, lol) but B5 has got some of the best actors, best scripts and put together in such a way that is unique and wonderful, I command you on a fine show. But I need merchandise to fill my addiction, lol. Does anyone else feel the same as me?
    Important Message from the UK
    I find it surprising that you cannpt find B5 merchandise in the UK. The B5 Security Manual and Eating On Babylon 5 were sold through Remainder bookshops at the grand price of ú2 each (or less).

    Despite the fact that I live in Huddersfield, I have never had any problems obtaining the B5 novels.

    Via Mail Order.

    FROM BIRMINGHAM!

    If you are not already aware, one of the best SF books shops on the planet is in Brum - the Andromda Bookshop in SuffolkStreet - they can get any book if its in print.

    There is always Forbidden Planet as well (where Nostalgia & Comics used to be).

    If you don't get anywhere in Brum - try The Sheffield Space Centre.

    Good Luck

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  • LytaaaarGh
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    Thankyou for the links!
    I was all geared up to make a random effort to go to bournemouth on saturday but now i find i am working on saturday night!
    how rude!!
    Well - do you think it is worth me going for 1 day on the sunday or is it all pretty much wrapped up by then? (I've never been to a con O_o)

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  • poledra
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    Originally posted by LytaaaarGh
    omg - where is this con? I didn't even know they still did them for B5, i gave up searching a while back. Is there a website i can visit?
    any info greatly appreciated
    Glad you found the info. You might also be interested in the following url:/ www.seanharry.com.

    Follow the link to Eternal in March one of the guests is Tracy Scoggins.

    Starfury cons are great fun and well run (I have been going Starfury cons for 5 years now) with parties that go on till 2pm in the morning.

    Also www.l3conventions.co.uk/alternateuni.htm in July they have Andrea Thompson. Can not say what this con will be like as I have never attended a Level 3 con before.


    Poledra.

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  • LytaaaarGh
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    omg - where is this con? I didn't even know they still did them for B5, i gave up searching a while back. Is there a website i can visit?
    any info greatly appreciated
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    ok ignore all that i found it
    forgot how to use a computer in the excitement of it all
    Last edited by LytaaaarGh; 02-11-2004, 07:22 AM.

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  • poledra
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    I know have seen both of them many times before.

    Jason will probably be in the bar most of the time, probably with more of his poetry, hope he does not have to be on stage too early in the mornings.

    As for Rick he will be on the dance floor most of the night.

    Poledra

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  • Kevin
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    ::laughs:: You should be in for quite a treat then, they're always hilarious pair together

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  • poledra
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    I am going to be seeing Jason Carter and Richard Biggs at a convention this weekend (14/15 Feburary) in Bournemouth.

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  • WRTWORTHY
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    To be fair, the best Character is BESTER, he is so good in B5, Next best has got to be Marcus and next best is LONDO, you got to love that.

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  • sixpence
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    Originally posted by Kevin

    And yeah, G'kar can really get you. I was always especially fond of him just because how how much he changes... I've yet to see a character on any other TV show who changed as much as he did over the run. And that's a tragic thing, I think.

    I agree with you totally Kevin, it is truly a shame that more characters in episodic television don't progress as G'kar did on B5. It gave him such a depth of character which you don't see happen often. Let us not forget that Andreas Katsulas is a wonderful actor, and he is the one who brought vibrance, life, and depth to the character of G'kar.

    I would love to see characters evolve in some other shows.

    It might even make them worth viewing!

    Cheers!!

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  • Enigma
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    Yip, I know exactly what you mean. I'm currently running through all the episodes again, now tht I've statted buying the DVDs, and you begin to see it right at the beginning of S2. I guess they all do, sensing something big is stirring in the future. He is by far one of the most 'colourful' characters in the show. How's it doing over in sunny Orlando then? I've not been for a few years. My Bro' lives up in Jacksonville, has done for some 25 years now so I've been over a quite a few time.
    Last edited by Enigma; 02-05-2004, 04:27 AM.

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  • Kevin
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    heh no worries, besides everyone's entitled to their opinion.

    And yeah, G'kar can really get you. I was always especially fond of him just because how how much he changes... I've yet to see a character on any other TV show who changed as much as he did over the run. And that's a tragic thing, I think.

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  • Enigma
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    Ok Kevin, maybe I was a bit hasty, sorry. The
    Marcus character was one of the best. Personally I'm a G'kar man myself.

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  • Kevin
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    Marcus is one of my favourite characters :P As he is with many people... I think you're in the minority on that sentiment ;P

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  • Enigma
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    I did say decent :-o

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  • Kevin
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    Uh... what about Marcus? :P

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