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is a moderated newsgroup for general B5
discussion. It was created April 2, 1996.
Any show-related topic is allowed, and criticism is
accepted as readily as praise, but flames,
and off-topic messages will be blocked. For complete details see the group's
Series creator J. Michael Straczynski (JMS) participates in this group. You
can post a message to the group even if you don't have Usenet access by
sending your message to
of most of JMS' Usenet articles from both of the above groups is available.
A mailing list exists for people who're only interested
in reading JMS's messages to the group. It also gets compilations of his
messages from CompuServe and other services.
is an unmoderated board for Babylon 5 discussion.
This group was created the week of March 28, 1994.
JMS doesn't read this group, but some other B5 staff members do, so
please do not post
is a moderated newsgroup for informational messages about Babylon 5, including
compilations of JMS messages from other online services, notes about schedule
changes at local stations, and so on.
of messages from the group is available.
is the old Babylon 5 newsgroup.
This group was created the week of Feb. 15, 1993.
You can post to the group, if you don't have access, by
emailing to email@example.com.
is for discussions about the UK broadcast of Babylon 5. Avoid posting any
spoilers about episodes that have aired in the US but not the UK. There is a
for readers of the group.
is for discussions about the Australian broadcast of Babylon 5. Avoid posting
any spoilers about episodes that have aired in the US but not Australia.
There is a
devoted to the newsgroup.
Official B5 Web Site
has information about the show and cast, pictures, multimedia clips,
and more. (Be warned that it's not as careful as the Guide about
not spoiling early seasons for folks in other countries.)
SCI FI's B5 Web site
has information about SCI FI's upcoming air schedule in the US as well
as a bulletin board and other information.
The Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5
is the largest B5 resource on the Web. You're looking at it now!
The Guide is available in several locations:
Some mailing lists are of regional interest; I've divided them accordingly.
It's usually the case that all lists will welcome anyone, though.
An official B5 mailing list from Warner Bros. is available. To subscribe,
send E-mail to
with the following message body.
Substitute your first and last name for "firstname" and "lastname", of course.
subscribe babylon5 firstname lastname
The Babylon 5 Reviews Electronic Forum:
An e-mail review forum, moderated by Jeffrey Anbinder. To subscribe, send
e-mail to the automated list server,
Put a single line into the BODY of the message, reading:
SUBSCRIBE B5-REVIEW-L Firstname Lastname
This is processed by machine, so do not include a signature.
The B5JMS List:
An echo of JMS's messages on the rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5 newsgroup, filtered
through an automated script that also sends the messages he's replying to,
if any. To subscribe, send mail to
with a single line in the message body:
Babylon 5 Creative:
A mailing list to which you can safely send original fiction in the Babylon 5
universe. This mailing list was created in response to JMS (Babylon 5
Creator/Executive Producer) request to not post original fiction in the
Babylon 5 Universe on the newsgroups on Internet. So please do not crosspost
any messages from b5-creative to the newsgroups.
The Zocalo Today is primarily on-line, updated daily with whatever news
comes in relating to the cast and crew, new merchandise offered by the B5
Fan Club or elsewhere, convention reports -- including photos. And there's
always a discussion topic, the interactive portion of the newsletter -- a
place where you can share your views on the weekly issue. There is also a
Trading Post! The mailing list is a highlights report and early warning
system for new products or major events. If you have problems subscribing
to the mailing list, drop a note to
You can read all previous messages sent out
via The Zocalo Today by going to
Atlanta, GA, USA:
Send mail to
with "subscribe b5-atlanta" in the message body.
Chicago, IL, USA:
Send mail to
with "SUBSCRIBE CHICAGO-B5 your name" in the message body.
Substitute your name (not your E-mail address) in your message, of course.
Boston, MA, USA:
There are two mailing lists. firstname.lastname@example.org is
a moderated mailing list for announcements on broadcasts schedules
in Boston and other areas served by WSBK-UPN38.
email@example.com is an unmoderated
discussion group for any aspect of Babylon 5 as it pertains to
Boston or WSBK-UPN38. To subscribe to either, send e-mail to
with a single line in the body of message:
Portland, OR, USA:
is for fans of Babylon 5 in, around, or otherwise
reasonably near Portland, Oregon. If you're interested in subscribing,
send a message to
with the following in the body of the message:
There is also a mailing list for regional-list maintainers. Send mail to
with "subscribe b5-listowners" in the body if you run a regional list.
is the Lurker's Guide's companion file area.
"A Voice in the Wilderness, Part 2"
features a cruiser named the Hyperion in honor of the original location of
this FTP site; the hostname name was ftp.hyperion.com until a legal dispute
over the name Hyperion forced a name change.
Much of the information on the FTP site is contained in this Guide.
is a gathering place to chat about the latest B5 episodes on Dutch TV.
Meets Saturdays 19:00 to 22:00 Netherlands time. Use the Web IRC client or
go to server wny.us.zuh.net, channel #b5nl.
Because JMS has been on GEnie talking about Babylon 5 since late 1991, GEnie
is a choice place to be for a Babylon 5 fan. On the GEnie Science Fiction
RoundTable, there are two Babylon 5 categories where JMS talks with the fans
about the show, both production and story info. Most of the information in
this FAQ came from this category. They are located at Page 471, Category 18
and 19. Archives of past messages are available in the GEnie SFRT files
areas, along with graphics files and the interactive demos are also available
in the file area. In honor of the fans who are involved with this group, the
specific location of Babylon 5 corresponds to the original location of the
GEnie topic (Grid Epsilon 470,18,22). A split of the GEnie SFRT in November,
1992 created the Babylon 5 category, moving the original topic into the new
ftp.midwinter.com contains an
of most of JMS' GEnie messages about Babylon 5.
America Online is the home of an official, Warner Bros.-sponsored
Babylon 5 area (keyword: Babylon5). JMS and others participate in the
Babylon 5 message boards. AOL is the most common venue for real-time
chats with the cast and crew of Babylon 5. There are generally new pictures and
other files on the AOL site every Monday.
Interviews sometimes occur in the OMNI & DC-Online areas; the TV newsmagazine
EXTRA has also had some B5 events and has a number of B5 files available.
America Online users can also access the rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5 newsgroup by
selecting EXPERT ADD NEWSGROUP from the Newsgroup screen and typing the
ftp.midwinter.com contains an
of recent JMS messages about Babylon 5, as well as transcripts of some
of the real-time chat sessions.
JMS is a regular participant on CompuServe's Babylon 5 Forum (keyword BABYLON5)
as well as the older SF & Fantasy Media 1 Forum. There are also file
libraries and weekly B5 conferences.
Much of JMS' message traffic from the B5 Forum is reposted in the Lurker's
Guide and in weekly updates on Usenet.
of some of JMS' CompuServe messages is available.
JMS also frequents BIX, and lurks on other systems; there are Babylon 5
sections on other networks and BBSs around the world. These and other
networks and BBSs contain Babylon graphic files, text files, and forwarded