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The Zocalo Today

ISN Welcome to ISN News: The Zocalo Today. Babylon 5 celebrated its 20th Anniversary but because of the quality of the series, fans are still out there supporting the show -- and new ones are joining each day. With J. Michael Straczynski promising a new production in the near future, we need to continue support of the show -- bringing new people to watch and discuss the show. Join in the discussion today on Facebook or Twitter.

If you have questions or items for the news, drop me a line at




Netflix announced last month that Sense8 had been cancelled. However, "Sense8" will be given a two-hour series finale in 2018. Netflix made the announcement via a video featuring the "Sense8" characters as they sang along to the 4 Non Blondes' song titled "What's Up." A few seconds into the clip, these words flashed on the screen: "It's happening. Two-hour finale episode. Tell your cluster." See the video and read more about Sense8 at Sense8".

I am sad to say that Daniel Day Kim and Grace Park will be leaving Hawaii 5-0. You may remember Daniel was Lt. Matheson on Crusade. Here is a link to the story surrounding their departure BusinessInsider.

It's that time of year again. Shore Leave, the best fan-run convention on the East Coast, is scheduled for July 7-9. Todd Brugmans has created a wonderful convention cover for the event. Check out the website at Shore-Leave for all the guests and program details.

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Here is a quote from J. Michael Straczynski about emotions.
I had this theory that the more important and intimate the emotion, the fewer words are required to express it.

First it's in dating: "Will you go out with me?" Six words.
"Honey, I care for you." Five words.
"You matter to me." Four words.
"I love you." Three words.
"Marry me." Two words.
But what's left? What's the one most important and intimate word you can ever say to somebody? It's "goodbye."

While Michael O'Hare (Sinclair), Andreas Katsulas (G'Kar), Rick Biggs (Dr. Franklin), Tim Choate (Zathras), Jeff Conoway (Zach Allen), Jerry Doyle (Michael Garibaldi) and Stephen Furst (Vir Cotto) are no longer with us, we will not forget their wonderful personalities and talent -- as well as their significant contributions to the BABYLON 5 universe. Until we met again, in a place where no shadows fall.


July 7 - Vaughn Armstrong - In the Season 3 episodes "Messages From Earth" and "Point of No Return" as an unnamed security guard. IMDB referred to the role as "Security Guard #1."
July 11 - Bruce McGill - (Major Ed Ryan in "Severed Dreams" (Season 3)
July 15 - Judson Scott - (Knight One in "And the Sky Full of Stars")
July 16 - Jerry Doyle - you are missed
July 17 - J. Michael Straczynski - Great Maker
July 18 - Anne-Marie Johnson - Mariah Cirrus in the Season 2 episode "The Long Dark"
July 29 - David Warner

Have I missed anyone? If you know the birthday of someone connected with Babylon 5, pass the information along. We want to include everyone in our Happy Birthday Wishes.


John Hudgens has created many Babylon 5 videos, but I believe this is the most moving. It was first shown at the Phoenix Comic Con 20th Anniversary and honors many of the Babylon 5 familywho have passed on.

Here is a link to John's Babylon 5 videos:

Richard Biggs memorial:

Andreas Katsulas memorial:

- This is the extended version that I did for Andreas' widow ater the original cut was released on the net. It's never been seen online until now.

For those of you who've never seen these, I hope you enjoy them - and for those that have (and emailed me many times over the years about releasing them), I hope they're as good as you remember. Working with Joe on these videos was one of the highlights of my career, and I'll be forever grateful to him for the doors these have opened for me. I'm proud to have them on my resume.

John Hudgens


Dates: Juy 20-23
Place: San Diego, California
Guest list: Too huge to list everyone
For more information, go to Comic-Con

Dates: July 7-9, 2017
Place: Hunt Valley, MD (near Baltimore)
Guests: Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, and many others
For more information, please visit Shore Leave"

If you know of any conventions coming up, please drop me a note at and I will put it on the convention listing. Thanks for your help.

Creation Entertainment has a large number of conventions planned for the next several months. They include stars from TWILIGHT, SUPERNATURAL, STARGATE, FARSCAPE, XENA, SERENITY, STAR TREK, etc. Check out their calendar to see if one will be in your neighborhood soon. Don't miss their Videos page as well. It is full of some priceless video from a number of conventions.

Be sure to visit the referenced sites to see if there have been changes in dates/guests attending. Visit our Convention Calendar for a full listing of upcoming conventions.


Be sure to check the back issues to make sure that you haven't missed anything IMPORTANT! I hope you will become a regular visitor to The Zocalo Today!

Take care and I look forward to hearing from you.
Sandra Bruckner (
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