Babylon 5 Blu-ray Cast Reunions and Book

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The CAST REUNIONS companion book included in the set will be hand-signed by Jerry Doyle, Claudia Christian and Pat Tallman. Click here for complete details.



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Experience the Most Important Gatherings in Babylon 5 History
Available on your choice of Blu-ray or DVD with Softcover Autographed Companion Book

Three feature-length events:

  • The reunion of the creator and 13 cast members at Phoenix Comicon
  • The reunion of 17 cast members at Space City Con in Galveston, Texas
  • A 90-minute “Reunion About the Reunions” featuring “Ivanova,” “Garibaldi” and “Lyta”
COMPLETE DETAILS ABOUT THE PACKAGE

Yes. We ship worldwide and our discs are region-free.

Babylon 5 Cast Reunions Blu-ray Case and Discs

BABYLON 5: The 20TH ANNIVERSARY CAST REUNIONS
Three Feature-Length Events

REUNION #1
PHOENIX COMICON – 20th Anniversary Cast Reunion

  • Professionally edited from multiple cameras
  • Includes on-stage footage available nowhere else
  • Ten minutes of lost footage restored to the event
  • English subtitles
  • Authorized and licensed

REUNION #2
SPACE CITY CON – 20th Anniversary Cast Reunion

  • 1080p high definition
  • Professionally shot and edited
  • Exclusive footage not available anywhere else
  • Group audio commentary by Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle and Patricia Tallman
  • English subtitles
  • The only authorized and licensed recording of the event

REUNION #3
THE REUNION ABOUT THE REUNIONS

A new interview with Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle and Patricia Tallman

  • 1080p high definition
  • All exclusive footage; not available anywhere else
  • Uncensored

Jerry Doyle’s Showdown with a B5 Guest Star



SPECIAL BONUS FEATURES

✔  Video highlights of the commentary recording session: Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle and Patricia Tallman watch the Galveston reunion — to hear it is one thing; to see it, is another.
✔  Highlights of the Phoenix Comicon cast reunion photo shoot with fans
✔  A quick look at the private cast reunion dinner hosted by JMS the night before the on-stage reunion
✔  A behind-the-scenes look at the recording of The Reunion About the Reunions: See Claudia, Jerry and Pat between takes — they’re not much different when they’re not performing!
✔  In Memory: The memorial video prepared for and screened at the Phoenix Comicon cast reunion — the complete video is included as a bonus for viewing without the distraction of audience reactions.

Babylon 5 Cast Reunions Transcript and Annotations Book

THE BOOK ABOUT THE REUNIONS
300 pages of annotated transcripts: For every story recalled on stage, there is a wealth of background facts that clarify and elaborate upon the situation. For names, places, dates and explanations, look no further than the hundreds of footnotes designed to fill in the full picture. Click here for sample pages.

JUST ANNOUNCED: EVERY BOOK WILL BE AUTOGRAPHED BY BABYLON 5 STARS JERRY DOYLE, CLAUDIA CHRISTIAN AND PATRICIA TALLMAN.

Including:

  • Phoenix Comicon Cast Reunion
  • Space City Con Cast Reunion
  • Audio Commentary by Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle and Patricia Tallman
  • The Reunion About the Reunions
  • BONUS: Previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photos

Own these historic Babylon 5 reunions…not available anywhere online.

Get every word by turning on the subtitles, then read the book of annotated transcripts for the story behind the story — references and in-jokes that might fly over the head of even the most devout Babylon 5 fan. The annotations by Jason Davis — editor of 28 volumes for B5Books.com — assemble all the facts necessary to fully appreciate the on-stage fun.

Even if you know what caused the jumpgate vortex to glow orange and blue — in other words you’re a huge B5 buff — you’ll still learn new stories during the Reunion About the Reunions interview. (Garibaldi as a Centauri for one episode? It’s true.) That’s why we refer to this interview as “Revelations.”

At B5 Books we’ve watched these panels repeatedly and notice something new each time.

  • Different cons, different experiences — brought together in one great set
  • Almost 4 hours of on-stage reunion material
  • 1.5 hours of the Reunion about the Reunions
  • Uncensored (with language in keeping with an R-rated movie)
  • Officially licensed and available only from B5books
  • Available on Blu-ray or DVD

How did Bruce Boxleitner taunt Claudia Christian on the set of Babylon 5? Pat Tallman’s reaction is priceless.



BABYLON 5 CAST REUNIONS WHO’S WHO

Babylon 5 Character Actor Photos Then And Now

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE “CAST REUNIONS”

WHY WERE JERRY, CLAUDIA AND PAT CHOSEN TO SIGN THE BOOK?
Those three actors star in MOMENTS OF REVELATION, the feature-length interview produced exclusively for this project.

IS IT THREE SIGNATURES ON ONE PAGE, OR THREE PAGES WITH ONE SIGNATURE EACH?
It’s one page signed by all three actors. The pages were specifically designed for the actors signing them. For example, Jerry will sign in the top left corner because he is left-handed.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE CAST REUNIONS (THIS PACKAGE) AND THE FAN EXPERIENCE?
They are 100% different. Not one frame of the Fan Experience is included in this package.

This set is everything related to the Cast Reunion events at the two 20th Anniversary Conventions.

You’re getting the Cast Reunion at Phoenix Comicon, the Cast Reunion at Space City Con and our exclusive, feature-length Reunion About the Reunions interview. That’s about 5 hours of video footage.

There are other “cast related” bonuses: sneak peeks at the private cast dinner, their reunion photo shoot with fans, behind-the-scenes of the audio commentary recording and more.

Meanwhile, the Fan Experience is like actually being at the 22 topic panels at each of the cons. Because 9 of these panels include cast members, at first glance it’s a bit confusing.
http://www.cafepress.com/b5fanexperience

All of the above elements are also transcribed and annotated in the 300 page book.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T RESERVE A COPY?
You risk not getting a copy if it sells out. We are only manufacturing 10% more than the reservations we receive, to accommodate fans late to the party. When we sell-out, we will start a waiting list, and we’ll only restock once we hit the minimum number of orders required for pressing a new batch of Blu-rays. We had to do it this way to get the price breaks on manufacturing to make the set affordable for everyone.

WHAT’S THE ADVANTAGE OF PLACING A RESERVATION DEPOSIT?
Only fans who place a $49-reservation deposit are (1) guaranteed to receive a copy, and (2) the deposits are 100% refundable if you change your mind.

WHAT WILL I MISS IF I DON’T RESERVE A SET WITH A DEPOSIT?
You might have to wait months while our wait list fills up until we’re able to re-stock; it happened with the Fan Experience. If you’re not sure, cover yourself with a reservation deposit. You can get a 100% refund, no questions asked anytime. Just email us at help@b5books.com

WHAT HAPPENS FROM THE TIME I PLACE MY RESERVATION DEPOSIT?

  • You place your 100% refundable reservation deposit of $49
  • $49 will be deducted from your PayPal account, or charged to your credit card
  • You get a receipt from Paypal
  • You get an order confirmation from B5 Books
  • You will get status updates between your deposit and purchase-to-ship date
  • In September, you will get an email with a special link to CafePress for ordering the product for the remaining $110 plus shipping ($49 deposit + $110 + shipping = $159 + shipping)
  • CafePress sends you an email with tracking information when your Cast Reunions ships
  • You will receive your order and spend the weekend with the cast of Babylon 5

WHY ARE YOU REQUIRING A DEPOSIT TO RESERVE A SET?
We’ve never offered the option of Blu-ray or DVD and need to know quantities. We woefully underestimated what we needed for the Fan Experience, and that was only DVDs. We ran out of stock during the debut discount, re-ordered, and then ran out again. In fact, it’s currently out of stock right now. We don’t want to risk the same thing happening again since there’s a 60-day lead time required for Blu-ray manufacturing.

CAN I PAY BOTH PAYMENTS ALL AT ONCE?
Like all our other releases, CafePress will be handling this product. They don’t have a way to process reservations because the product doesn’t yet exist in their system.

We’ve also discovered that the CafePress system doesn’t have a way to import payments from Paypal. That’s why we came up with the split option: Reserve your set with a $49 deposit, and pay the remaining $110+shipping when the set is released in September.

We will send you a special CafePress link to complete your purchase with the remaining $110+shipping. Our fan feedback indicated that folks liked the option of an initial $49 deposit followed 60 days later by a final payment of $110 + shipping.

WHEN DO I PAY THE BALANCE DUE AT SHIPPING?
Your final payment (guaranteed price + shipping minus $49 reservation deposit) will be due when the Cast Reunions package is ready to ship in September. We will announce the firm shipping date in our next email update so you can plan accordingly.

WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND?
We will refund 100% of your deposit; no questions asked. Email Lt. Brandon at help@b5books.com.

HOW MANY COPIES CAN I ORDER?
Only two. We’re concerned about folks selling them at hugely inflated prices on eBay after we run out.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE LINK IS SENT WHILE I’M TRAVELING?
We’ve got you covered. You have a minimum of 45 days to redeem your link to purchase the set for the remaining $110+shipping. If you are traveling for an extended period, just email us and we will hold your copy until you get back. Guaranteed.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO GET IT AFTER I GET THE NOTICE?
You’ll have 45 days minimum.

CRITICAL NOTE ABOUT THE BLU-RAY
All the footage is 1080 high definition EXCEPT for the Phoenix Comicon reunion. Yeah. We had the same reaction. There is no authorized high-definition footage from the event; anyone claiming otherwise is either unauthorized or upscaling standard-definition video. Upon licensing the footage, the B5 Books team discovered that the event organizers only had standard-definition video instead of high-definition footage.

WHY PUT THE STANDARD DEFINITION EVENT ON BLU-RAY?
Presenting the Phoenix Comicon cast reunion on Blu-ray allowed us to use minimal compression, assuring the best possible standard-definition video presentation, and a step-up from standard defintion on a DVD.

Like the Babylon 5 series it celebrates, the Phoenix Comicon cast reunion was locked in standard definition by technical limitations, but all the other footage is high definition.

WHY IS THE DVD THE SAME PRICE AS THE BLU-RAY?
It turns out that small orders of DVDs are close to the same price as large runs of Blu-rays. Apparently there just isn’t the demand for DVDs anymore. That, and the extra disc for all the footage, leveled the cost. That surprised us too.

WHAT’S THE ADVANTAGE OF AUTHORIZED AND LICENSED MATERIAL?
It means that you are getting the highest quality exclusive footage, and that we own the rights to reproduce this material. It won’t disappear from YouTube, you won’t have to watch shakey, pixelated video, disabling pop-up ads as you go. This is as close to being there live as you can get.

WHICH BABYLON 5 STARS WERE AT WHICH REUNIONS?
Bruce Boxleitner appears at Space City, but did not make it to Phoenix Comicon while Jerry Doyle and J. Michael Straczynski attended Phoenix Comicon but could not be at Space City. To make up for that, Jerry Doyle (with Claudia Christian and Patricia Tallman) provide audio commentary for the Space City cast reunion.

ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS!
Both the Blu-ray and DVD editions are region free. Note that the DVDs are NTSC. We ship worldwide.

HOW MUCH WILL SHIPPING COST?
Shipping within the contintental US is $7.49. UK $9; Canada $15; Australia $15; Spain $11; France $11; Germany $9; Italy $11; Japan $11

ARE THE BLU-RAYS DUPLICATED OR REPLICATED?
They are replicated (!) using molded discs and a glass master and the fully licensed Blu-ray process. The disc “labels” are silk-screened directly onto the discs.

HOW ARE YOU PACKING THIS COLLECTION FOR SHIPPING?
In heavy-weight cardboard boxes. Remember: we guarantee a perfect product, or we will reship 100% at our expense — including the return, via pre-paid slip — anywhere in the world. Just email Lt. Brandon at help@b5books.com and it’s handled.

WHAT HAPPENS IF A DISC FALLS OFF ITS SPINDLE DURING SHIPPING AND GETS SCRATCHED?
We will replace a defective disc immediately, completely at our expense (anywhere in the world), and you will NOT have to return the defective disc. We used this packaging with the Fan Experience and had a 0.02% failure rate. Just email Lt. Brandon at help@b5books.com.

IS IT TRUE THAT BRUCE BOXLEITNER WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AT THE REUNION ABOUT THE REUNIONS?
Yes. He had to cancel the day before we recorded because he couldn’t get back from Vancouver, where his current television series is produced; this is the same problem that caused him to miss the Phoenix Comicon.

WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE IT?
If for any reason you’re dissatisfied, you get back 100% of what you paid for the collection — including shipping costs, even for international orders. We also pay return shipping fees as well. Just email us at help@b5books.com with your order number.

HOW CAN YOU HAVE SUCH CUSTOMER-FRIENDLY POLICIES?
Simple. We have a near-zero return rate because fans love our products. We also use high-quality shipping supplies so your order arrives in perfect condition. Issues are rare. That said, remember this: we work for Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Stracyznski, and we stand for everything he represents.

OK THEN…WHAT’S THE STATUS WITH THE JMS CRUSADE BOOKS?
JMS recently requested the archived documentation to finish the CRUSADE WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED? series. He’s currently promoting his new show SENSE8 on Netflix worldwide. We expect more information after he’s finished his promo tour.

RECAP

Babylon 5 Cast Reunions 300 Page Book and 3-Disc Blu-ray Set at B5books.com

✔  Available on your choice of Blu-rays or DVDs
✔  Three feature-length events:

  • Cast Reunion at Phoenix Comicon
  • Cast Reunion at Space City Con, Galveston, Texas
  • The Reunion About the Reunions recorded at GeekNation Studios
✔  300 Page Softcover Book of annotated transcripts of all reunions and audio commentary plus bonus photos – hand-signed by Jerry Doyle, Claudia Christian and Patricia Tallman
✔  Three Behind-the-Scenes videos, plus the In Memory montage by editor John Hudgens (who also created the B5 music videos for JMS’s convention appearances, in case the name is familiar).

$159 retail price
To guarantee your copy of the Cast Reunion you will:
(1) place a reservation deposit of $49.
(2) When the product is released in September, your $49 deposit will be applied to the $159 price.

This means in September you will pay $110+shipping ($110 + $49 + shipping = $159 + shipping).
Babylon 5 Books will email you a special link to CafePress to complete your purchase for $110 + shipping
 

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