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Pat, who we all know and love as Lyta on Babylon 5, also has an extensive history in horror films -- NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, etc. She was recently interviewed by the Icons of Fright website and you can read more about this side of Pat's career at Icons of Fright. Pat sent along this note for horror fans out there. LAND OF THE DEAD will premiere shortly and you won't want to miss a thing. Pat writes:

LAND OF THE DEAD " Dear Horror Fans!
Last night I was invited to see the Los Angeles premiere of George A. Romero's LAND OF THE DEAD. It stars Simon Baker ( a Penny Lane supporter and star of the tv show "The Guardian") , John Legiuzamo, Dennis Hopper and more. It was great! I am very squeamish when it comes to horror movies, ironically, and I have to say I missed a lot of KNB's incredible effects burying my face during the worst of it. They were so REAL! The acting was great, we even laughed a lot ( intentional on George's part!) , the evening was a huge success. He got great reviews in Variety and the Hollywood Reporter. George hasn't made a film in a while as you may know. He is the best when it comes to these kinds of movies. He started the zombie craze!! It's so wild because he is the warmest and kindest guy. AND he needs our help. Universal hasn't put very much money into advertisement. What a film makes in it's opening weekend determines the studio's future decisions about what films will be made and filmmakers will make them! It is imperative we go out and see LAND OF THE DEAD this weekend and cast our vote! If you want to see more sci fi and horror films made, make sure you see the ones that come out on the opening weekend! Please take a friend and go be entertained this weekend by seeing Land Of The Dead! Cast that vote!
Stay scared!


Peter Woodward (Galen on CRUSADE) will be hosting another cruise this year.
Dear Friends,
Please join me for a wonderful unique cruise experience where I've created exclusive events just for you! If you joined me last year, you already know what an amazing time we will have again this year. We will all create memories of a lifetime together. I have arranged a unique opportunity for us to spend time together. This will be a cruise with a ifference.
Join me in this unique event, get to know me, and combine fact and fantasy, history and humor, archeology and ancient weapons, on a cruise into adventure.

Looking forward to toasting the sunset together!!

For more information, go to To see photo's from Peter's fan club cruise last year visit:


Stephen Austin (that wonderful Pak'Ma'Ra Ambassador from Babylon 5) is on tour with our troops in the Middle East. Here is his trip report -- and I think you will enjoy it! We should all give Stephen and his merry band a round of applause for not only taking the time to provide some enjoyment to our troups -- but putting themselves in harm's way in an effort to lighten the load of our troops abroad.


Pat's sister Mary is working to make a difference -- she has signed up to run in two triathalons in Illinois to help raise funds for cancer research. I have posted Mary's letter out at Pat Tallman. Read about Mary's efforts and how you can help make a difference too.

Greetings, Friends of Penny Lane Centers,
We have Penny Lane Foster Children Graduating from:
Junior High, High School and Elementary School

Foster children are children whose parents are unable or unwilling to care for them. Penny Lane Foster Children are in loving, nurturing and supervised and specially trained foster homes throughout the community. Every child deserves to be loved and celebrated.

Help Penny Lane celebrate this milestone for the foster children in our care. We would like to provide special gifts for our graduating students.

MP3 Players
Video Games ( PG 13 preferred )
Movie Passes
Gift Certificates
Please share this wish list with friends and associates!

Visit our website to learn more about the positive programs Penny Lane provides to foster children, youth, and our community.

For years, Pat Tallman has been involved with the Penny Lane Organization. Patty is now getting ready for her BE A SANTA program. Pat wants to again make sure that every child at the PENNY LANE receives a Christmas gift. Please go to The Galactic Gateway for more details.

Here's a note from one reader that did get involved with Penny Lane:
Hi, Sandra -
Thanks, as always, for the great job you do with ISN News. I just wanted to second your note about Pat Tallman's Be A Santa program for Penny Lane.

Two years ago I began participating in the program because of the posting on your website. At the time I was scrambling for work through all kinds of temporary jobs and didn't have much money. I decided to check out the wish lists anyway. One of the children was looking for art supplies. Like many artists, I have extra supplies and was able to fill some of that child's wish. It made me feel good that I could do something for someone else even at that point in my life.

However, it wasn't until Penny Lane's Voices of Our Children event in October that I really understood the scope of the work provided by that organization. Through several circumstances I was asked to draw caricatures at the event to raise money. It gave me to opportunity to meet some of the Penny Lane children, who were also volunteers, and hear letters about their experiences read by actors (including Pat, Elliot Gould, Louis Gossett, Jr., etc.)

Penny Lane provides foster care, mentoring, support, life skills and other training to children who are victims of abuse and violence. The work they do is amazing.

I urge ISN News readers, even those who are cynical about the holidays, to give one gift from the wish lists as soon as they are posted. What may be a small thing for you can have a huge impact on another person's life.

Thanks again, Sandra.
Happy Halloween!
Bill Kelly

Dennis Madalone was the stunt coordinator on many Star Trek series. He's also a singer and is giving away DVDs and CDs in lieu for donations to charities on his home page. Pat Tallman's Penny lane will be added to that charity listing this week. Check out Dennis' website at

PAT LOOKING FOR VIDEOS:Patricia Tallman is looking for any recordings of her speaking appearances at conventions. She will reimburse anyone who can send in a video or DVD of Pat telling stories at a convention. She will also send along a new autographed photo (one that no one has yet) and will pay postage and the cost of the vide tape. Here is an address you can use to contact Pat:
Patricia Tallman
6433 Topanga Canyon Blvd. #207
Canoga Park, CA 91303


STEPHEN AUSTIN: Stephen Austin (B-5's "Pak'Ma'Ra Ambassador") along with comedy legends Vic Dunlop and Bruce Baum, Stephen will be cruising the Caribbean and he wants YOU to join the fun!!! Here are the details:
Departing March 6-13, 2005
The Carnival V a lor
Sailing roundtrip from Miami Florida
visiting Belize, Isla Roatan, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel

Peter as Galen Peter in Conquest Peter Woodward sent along a reminder about his cruise:
"Just wanted to say hello to my fans and friends out there, and tell you the latest on my Caribbean Cruise plans, January 9-16 of 2005. I will be giving live teaching sessions with medieval weapons from the Conquest series, and we'll be talking about B5/Crusade and the Sci-fi universe, and uncensored stuff about Egypt. Booking is going well, and we are sailing on Holland America's Westerdam, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale to Nassau, St Marteen, Tortola, and Half-Moon Cay."

For more information, go to and then press Peter's photo. Space is limited! Don't delay, call today! 800-695- 5253 or e-mail:


Jerry Doyle Here's the latest from Jerry:
For the radio show, Talk Radio Network is building a new site and will have up and running soon. It will tie into the site as well.

The M-F show launches this coming Monday(5th), 7-10P PST. The call in number is 800/449-8255. Spread the word and give a call if you've got something to plug. I'll still be doing the Saturday show, 8-11P PST. Same phone number for that too. All the best.