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  31. <h1 align=center>What was New - 1997</h1>
  32. <dl>
  33. <p>
  34. <dt>December 30, 1997
  35. <dd>
  36. New on the
  37. <a href="resources/products.html">Products</a>
  38. page,
  39. <a href="resources/products.html#software">Software</a>
  40. section: A new
  41. <a href="http://www.b5games.com/">Web site</a>
  42. for Sierra's upcoming B5 space combat game.
  43. <p>
  44. By popular demand, the
  45. <a href="/lurk/countries/us/eplist.html">US episode list</a>
  46. page now lists air times for TNT's behind-the-scenes special as
  47. well as the rerun times for
  48. <a href="guide/111.html">"In the Beginning."</a>
  49. See the "TNT Rebroadcast" section.
  50. <p>
  51. <dt>December 29, 1997
  52. <dd>
  53. The final eight episodes of season four will be shown in
  54. <a href="/lurk/countries/il/eplist.html">Israel</a>
  55. in two four-episode blocks on February 6 and 7.
  56. <p>
  57. Mira Furlan will be answering reader questions on
  58. <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/">TV Guide</a>'s
  59. <a href="http://bbs2.tvguide.com:8086/television/furlan/">bulletin
  60. board.</a>
  61. <p>
  62. <dt>December 27, 1997
  63. <dd>
  64. On December 28, Bruce Boxleitner and Jerry Doyle are hosting TNT's
  65. broadcast of "2001: A Space Odyssey." A behind-the-scenes B5 special
  66. will also be airing Sunday night. See TNT's
  67. <a href="http://tnt.turner.com/babylon5/">B5 site</a>
  68. for details.
  69. <p>
  70. <dt>December 25, 1997
  71. <dd>
  72. A
  73. <a href="/lurk/synops/086.html">synopsis</a>
  74. of
  75. <a href="/lurk/guide/086.html">"Endgame"</a>
  76. is online, thanks to Arturo Magidin, who joins the Lurker's Guide
  77. as a synopsis writer for season five.
  78. <p>
  79. <dt>December 24, 1997
  80. <dd>
  81. New on the
  82. <a href="resources/products.html">Products</a>
  83. page: A new
  84. <a href="http://www.lodestone-media.com/">Web address</a>
  85. for the publishers of Norman Corwin's radio shows.
  86. <p>
  87. <dt>December 23, 1997
  88. <dd>
  89. Relief for more Canadian viewers: CFCF in Montreal will reportedly
  90. be showing season five Wednesday mornings at 1AM starting
  91. January 6.
  92. <p>
  93. <dt>December 18, 1997
  94. <dd>
  95. New on the
  96. <a href="resources/products.html">Products</a>
  97. page: JMS comments on the Starfury model from Revell.
  98. <p>
  99. A
  100. <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/bbs/transcripts/biggs.htm">transcript</a>
  101. of Richard Biggs' Q&amp;A session on TV Guide Online has been posted.
  102. <p>
  103. <dt>December 17, 1997
  104. <dd>
  105. TNT is organizing several public viewing parties for the US premiere of
  106. <a href="/lurk/guide/111.html">"In the Beginning."</a>
  107. See their
  108. <a href="http://tnt.turner.com/babylon5/">B5 site</a>
  109. for details.
  110. <p>
  111. <dt>December 16, 1997
  112. <dd>
  113. Relief for some Canadian viewers: CFMT in Toronto will be
  114. showing season five. Start date is likely to be Jan-Feb 1998. CFMT
  115. asks that viewers not call them for more information; when a schedule
  116. is decided they'll announce it.
  117. <p>
  118. <dt>December 12, 1997
  119. <dd>
  120. <a href="http://tnt.turner.com/babylon5/">TNT's B5 Web site</a>
  121. has been updated and now features QuickTime versions of their
  122. B5 advertisements, among other material.
  123. <p>
  124. <dt>December 4, 1997
  125. <dd>
  126. A
  127. <a href="http://www.abc.com/pi/word/971203.html">transcript</a>
  128. of the December 3, 1997
  129. <a href="http://www.abc.com/pi/">"Politically Incorrect"</a>
  130. featuring Bruce Boxleitner is available.
  131. <p>
  132. The January 1998 issue of
  133. <a href="http://www.cfq.com/">Cinefantastique</a>
  134. features some B5
  135. <a href="http://www.cfq.com/features/article1.html">articles.</a>
  136. <p>
  137. <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/delrey/">Del Rey's Web site</a>
  138. has a
  139. <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/delrey/sample/B5_inthebeginning.html">sample chapter</a>
  140. from the novelization of
  141. <a href="/lurk/guide/111.html">"In the Beginning."</a>
  142. <p>
  143. <dt>November 29, 1997
  144. <dd>
  145. Peter David's novelization of the prequel movie,
  146. <a href="guide/111.html">"In the Beginning,"</a>
  147. has shipped and is in some bookstores now.
  148. <p>
  149. Newsflash:
  150. <a href="http://www.aint-it-cool-news.com/coaxial/index.html">Ain't It
  151. Cool News</a>
  152. has possible news about the status of the sequel series,
  153. <a href="/lurk/guide/113.html">"The Babylon Project: Crusade."</a>
  154. The information has not been officially confirmed.
  155. <p>
  156. <dt>November 20, 1997
  157. <dd>
  158. Newsflash:
  159. The "Babylon Emporium" section of the
  160. <a href="http://www.thestation.com/">Official Fan Club site</a>
  161. is now up and running.
  162. <p>
  163. <dt>November 17, 1997
  164. <dd>
  165. Newsflash:
  166. <a href="http://www.sierra.com/">Sierra's</a>
  167. B5 reference CD,
  168. <a href="/lurk/resources/products.html#software">The Official Guide to
  169. J. Michael Straczynski's "Babylon 5,"</a>
  170. has shipped and should begin appearing in stores today.
  171. <p>
  172. <dt>November 16, 1997
  173. <dd>
  174. New on the
  175. <a href="resources/products.html">Products</a>
  176. page:
  177. <a href="resources/products.html#misc">G'Kar sculptures.</a>
  178. <p>
  179. <dt>November 9, 1997
  180. <dd>
  181. <a href="p5/intro.html">Poll 5</a>
  182. <a href="p5/088">results</a>
  183. for
  184. <a href="guide/088.html">"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"</a>
  185. are online.
  186. <p>
  187. <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/">TV Guide Online</a>
  188. has a short
  189. <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/dish/1107a.htm">article</a>
  190. about Tracy Scoggins joining B5.
  191. <p>
  192. A
  193. <a href="synops/087.html">synopsis</a>
  194. of
  195. <a href="guide/087.html">"Rising Star"</a>
  196. is online.
  197. <p>
  198. A
  199. <a href="synops/085.html">synopsis</a>
  200. of
  201. <a href="guide/085.html">"Between the Darkness and the Light"</a>
  202. is online.
  203. <p>
  204. <dt>November 8, 1997
  205. <dd>
  206. New on the
  207. <a href="resources/products.html">Products</a>
  208. page:
  209. <a href="resources/products.html#video">JMS asks for help tracking
  210. down pirate videos.</a>
  211. <p>
  212. <dt>November 6, 1997
  213. <dd>
  214. Newsflash: B5 begins in
  215. <a href="/lurk/countries/hu/eplist.html">Hungary</a>
  216. on November 8.
  217. <p>
  218. A
  219. <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/chat/transcripts/ts110397s.htm">transcript</a>
  220. of JMS's November 3 chat session on TV Guide Online is available.
  221. Contains some spoilers for season 5 and "Crusade."
  222. <p>
  223. <dt>November 5, 1997
  224. <dd>
  225. New on the
  226. <a href="resources/products.html">Products</a>
  227. page:
  228. <a href="resources/products.html#video">more information on the
  229. Columbia House video releases in the US.</a>
  230. <p>
  231. A
  232. <a href="http://www.scifi.com/transcripts/scifi.con2.0/JMStraczynski.html">transcript</a>
  233. of JMS's October 31 chat session at SciFi Con 2.0 is online.
  234. <p>
  235. <dt>November 4, 1997
  236. <dd>
  237. Newsflash:
  238. <a href="http://tnt.turner.com/babylon5/">TNT's B5 Web site</a>
  239. is now open.
  240. <p>
  241. Removed the "This week's episode" link from the home page, since
  242. B5 is off the air in the US until it starts on TNT in January.
  243. The link will return at that time.
  244. <p>
  245. Removed the list of US broadcast stations from the
  246. <a href="reference/airtimes.shtml">Air Times</a>
  247. page for the same reason.
  248. <p>
  249. <dt>October 31, 1997
  250. <dd>
  251. The
  252. <a href="credits/088.html">onscreen credits</a>
  253. for
  254. <a href="guide/088.html">"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"</a>
  255. are online.
  256. <p>
  257. Another updated
  258. <a href="/lurk/misc/tntletter.html">letter from TNT</a>
  259. is available, with additional air schedule information.
  260. <p>
  261. <dt>October 28, 1997
  262. <dd>
  263. JMS will be chatting live at
  264. <a href="http://www.scifi.com/scifi.con/">Sci-Fi Con 2.0</a>
  265. on October 31 at 7PM Eastern.
  266. <p>
  267. <a href="p5/intro.html">Poll 5</a>
  268. <a href="p5/087">results</a>
  269. for
  270. <a href="guide/087.html">"Rising Star"</a>
  271. are online.
  272. <p>
  273. <dt>October 27, 1997
  274. <dd>
  275. The
  276. <a href="credits/087.html">onscreen credits</a>
  277. for
  278. <a href="guide/087.html">"Rising Star"</a>
  279. are online.
  280. <p>
  281. <dt>October 26, 1997
  282. <dd>
  283. Product news in the
  284. <a href="resources/products.html#video">Video</a>
  285. category: Season two tapes have started coming out in Australia.
  286. <p>
  287. Product news in the
  288. <a href="resources/products.html#misc">Miscellaneous</a>
  289. category: Details about the fourth-season card set from Fleer.
  290. <p>
  291. <dt>October 24, 1997
  292. <dd>
  293. Newsflash: The
  294. <a href="countries/uk/eplist.html">UK</a>
  295. broadcast will be moving to Thursdays starting November 6.
  296. <p>
  297. New product in the
  298. <a href="resources/products.html#toys">Toys/Games</a>
  299. category: A
  300. <a href="http://www.eternity.com/B5/b5web.htm">B5 collectible card
  301. game.</a>
  302. <p>
  303. <dt>October 23, 1997
  304. <dd>
  305. Newsflash: The US video release of B5 from
  306. <a href="http://www.columbiahouse.com/">Columbia House</a>
  307. has begun. It's not yet listed on their Web site but can be ordered
  308. now.
  309. <p>
  310. I'll be posting notices on this page for additions and updates to the
  311. <a href="resources/products.html">Products</a>
  312. page from now on, since some people have commented that it's a hassle
  313. to scan the page a lot. Recent entries:
  314. <ul>
  315. <li> <a href="resources/products.html#books">Books:</a>
  316. An upcoming B5 cookbook.
  317. <li> <a href="resources/products.html#books">Books:</a>
  318. The 1998 B5 calendar from Slow Dazzle.
  319. <li> <a href="resources/products.html#software">Software:</a>
  320. Updated info on the upcoming B5 CDs from Sierra On-Line.
  321. </ul>
  322. <p>
  323. <dt>October 22, 1997
  324. <dd>
  325. <a href="p5/intro.html">Poll 5</a>
  326. <a href="p5/086">results</a>
  327. for
  328. <a href="guide/086.html">"Endgame"</a>
  329. are online.
  330. <p>
  331. <dt>October 21, 1997
  332. <dd>
  333. Newsflash: JMS will be chatting live on
  334. <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/">TV Guide Online</a>
  335. on November 3 at 9:30PM Eastern.
  336. <p>
  337. Another updated
  338. <a href="/lurk/misc/tntletter.html">letter from TNT</a>
  339. is available, with additional
  340. <a href="/lurk/guide/111.html">"In the Beginning"</a>
  341. air dates and other information.
  342. <p>
  343. <dt>October 19, 1997
  344. <dd>
  345. Newsflash: According to JMS and Harlan Ellison, the sequel series
  346. <a href="/lurk/guide/113.html">"Crusade"</a>
  347. is nearly a done deal. The final decision should be made within a
  348. few weeks.
  349. <p>
  350. <dt>October 17, 1997
  351. <dd>
  352. The
  353. <a href="credits/086.html">onscreen credits</a>
  354. for
  355. <a href="guide/086.html">"Endgame"</a>
  356. are online.
  357. <p>
  358. <dt>October 16, 1997
  359. <dd>
  360. Newsflash: Harlan Ellison will be chatting live on
  361. <a href="http://www.compuserve.com/">CompuServe's</a>
  362. Book Preview Forum (GO PREVIEW) on October 17 at 10PM EDT.
  363. <p>
  364. An updated
  365. <a href="/lurk/misc/tntletter.html">letter from TNT</a>
  366. is available, with details on air dates, letterboxing, and more.
  367. <p>
  368. <dt>October 14, 1997
  369. <dd>
  370. A
  371. <a href="http://www.getwild.com/couch/105/chat_transcript/index.html">transcript</a>
  372. of the JMS chat session on Wild Wild Web on October 8 is available.
  373. <p>
  374. <dt>October 13, 1997
  375. <dd>
  376. The following note from Dean Treadway at TNT may be cause for relief
  377. for some viewers:
  378. <blockquote>
  379. For those of you who are not getting the final four episodes of the
  380. fourth season because your local station dropped B5 in October, we'll
  381. see what we can do about getting those final four on some 1 am-5 am
  382. slot sometime before Jan 19, but there's a strong possibility that it
  383. might not happen. No promises. You'll hear about it if it happens,
  384. through the TNT/B5 webpage, due to launch in early November.
  385. </blockquote>
  386. <p>
  387. <a href="p5/intro.html">Poll 5</a>
  388. <a href="p5/085">results</a>
  389. for
  390. <a href="guide/085.html">"Between the Darkness and the Light"</a>
  391. are online.
  392. <p>
  393. The
  394. <a href="credits/085.html">onscreen credits</a>
  395. for
  396. <a href="guide/085.html">"Between the Darkness and the Light"</a>
  397. are online.
  398. <p>
  399. <dt>October 7, 1997
  400. <dd>
  401. Newsflash: Richard Biggs will be answering reader questions on
  402. <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/">TV Guide</a>'s
  403. <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/bbs/">bulletin board</a>
  404. starting October 13.
  405. <p>
  406. <dt>October 6, 1997
  407. <dd>
  408. Newsflash: I'll be out of town October 8-14, so the guide page for
  409. <a href="/lurk/guide/086.html">"Endgame"</a>
  410. will be delayed a few days. Sorry for the inconvenience.
  411. <p>
  412. Newsflash: JMS will be chatting live on October 8 at 10PM Eastern on
  413. <a href="http://www.getwild.com/">Wild Wild Web.</a>
  414. <p>
  415. <dt>October 3, 1997
  416. <dd>
  417. <a href="http://www.mania.com/">Mania</a>
  418. has an
  419. <a href="http://www.mania.com/tv/features/furlan.html">interview</a>
  420. with Mira Furlan.
  421. <p>
  422. <dt>October 1, 1997
  423. <dd>
  424. The print ad and episode description in next week's
  425. <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/">TV Guide</a>
  426. contain more spoilers for
  427. <a href="/lurk/guide/085.html">"Between the Darkness and the Light"</a>
  428. than you may enjoy knowing. Read with caution. On the plus side, the
  429. episode was picked as an Editor's Choice, hence the more detailed than
  430. usual description.
  431. <p>
  432. <dt>September 14, 1997
  433. <dd>
  434. Harlan Ellison will be chatting live in
  435. <a href="http://www.aol.com/">America Online</a>'s
  436. Globe Auditorium on September 17.
  437. <p>
  438. <dt>September 13, 1997
  439. <dd>
  440. Bill Mumy is answering fan questions on
  441. <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/">TV Guide</a>'s
  442. <a href="http://bbs2.iguide.com:8086/television/mumy/">Web
  443. bulletin board.</a>
  444. <p>
  445. <dt>September 12, 1997
  446. <dd>
  447. A
  448. <a href="http://www.abc.com/pi/word/970909.html">transcript</a>
  449. of the September 9 episode of "Politically Incorrect" featuring
  450. Harlan Ellison is online.
  451. <p>
  452. Newsflash:
  453. Harlan Ellison's September 8 appearance on
  454. <a href="http://www.cbs.com/snyder/">The Late Late Show</a>
  455. has been rescheduled to September 24 due to Princess Diana coverage.
  456. <p>
  457. Newsflash: The previous
  458. <a href="/lurk/reference/airtimes.shtml#satellite">satellite feed</a>
  459. update was incorrect; the initial feed is Fridays at 2300 Eastern.
  460. <p>
  461. <dt>September 4, 1997
  462. <dd>
  463. Newsflash: The September 6
  464. <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/">TV Guide</a>
  465. has a short
  466. <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/tv/magazine/970901/ftr10a.sml">article</a>
  467. about the remainder of season four. It includes spoilers.
  468. <p>
  469. <dt>September 3, 1997
  470. <dd>
  471. Newsflash: B5's
  472. <a href="/lurk/reference/airtimes.shtml#satellite">satellite feed</a>
  473. has moved to a new time and channel.
  474. <p>
  475. <dt>September 2, 1997
  476. <dd>
  477. Bill Mumy will be appearing on "Space Ghost: Coast to Coast" on Cartoon
  478. Network on September 12 (11PM Eastern.)
  479. <p>
  480. <dt>August 30, 1997
  481. <dd>
  482. Newsflash:
  483. <a href="/lurk/guide/054.html">"Severed Dreams"</a>
  484. has won the
  485. <a href="http://www.io.com/~lsc2/hugo/newszine/stories/story27.html">Hugo award</a>
  486. for best dramatic presentation.
  487. <p>
  488. <dt>August 28, 1997
  489. <dd>
  490. Newsflash:
  491. <a href="http://us.imdb.com/M/person-exact?Scoggins%2C+Tracy">Tracy
  492. Scoggins</a>
  493. has been cast in the new role of Captain Elizabeth Lochley for season
  494. five.
  495. <p>
  496. Newsflash:
  497. Harlan Ellison will be appearing on CBS'
  498. <a href="http://www.cbs.com/snyder/">The Late Late Show</a>
  499. on September 8.
  500. <p>
  501. <dt>August 24, 1997
  502. <dd>
  503. A
  504. <a href="/lurk/ftp/Prodigy/970812-bruce">transcript</a>
  505. of the August 12 chat session with Bruce Boxleitner on
  506. <a href="http://www.prodigy.com/">Prodigy</a>
  507. is available.
  508. <p>
  509. <dt>August 20, 1997
  510. <dd>
  511. Newsflash: Bruce Boxleitner will be appearing on the syndicated talk
  512. show
  513. <a href="http://www.spe.sony.com/Pictures/tv/vibe/show/index.htm">"Vibe"</a>
  514. tonight. Check local listings for airtimes.
  515. <p>
  516. <dt>August 19, 1997
  517. <dd>
  518. New versions of the SF TV schedule and titles files are online.
  519. <p>
  520. <dt>August 18, 1997
  521. <dd>
  522. The
  523. <a href="credits/083.html">onscreen credits</a>
  524. for
  525. <a href="guide/083.html">"The Face of the Enemy"</a>
  526. are online.
  527. <p>
  528. <dt>August 17, 1997
  529. <dd>
  530. A
  531. <a href="synops/076.html">synopsis</a>
  532. of
  533. <a href="guide/076.html">"Racing Mars"</a>
  534. is online.
  535. <p>
  536. <dt>August 15, 1997
  537. <dd>
  538. Newsflash: This week's
  539. <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/">TV Guide</a>
  540. has a small
  541. <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/tv/magazine/970811/insider.sml">article</a>
  542. on Claudia Christian's departure. Contains some spoilers for season
  543. five. There is also an
  544. <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/tv/circuits/0815a.htm">article</a>
  545. with Bruce Boxleitner's comments on her departure.
  546. <p>
  547. Newsflash:
  548. Jason Carter guest-stars on Fox's
  549. <a href="http://www.foxnetwork.com/roarindx.htm">"Roar"</a>
  550. on August 18.
  551. <p>
  552. <dt>August 10, 1997
  553. <dd>
  554. Bruce Boxleitner will appear on
  555. <a href="http://www.homeandfamily.com/home.html">"Home and Family"</a>
  556. on
  557. <a href="http://www.familychannel.com">The Family Channel</a>
  558. on August 12 at 1PM (Eastern/Pacific.)
  559. <p>
  560. <dt>August 8, 1997
  561. <dd>
  562. Applied lots of spelling and punctuation fixes to some early guide
  563. pages. Thanks to Darin Adler for poring over the pages tracking
  564. them down.
  565. <p>
  566. A
  567. <a href="synops/078.html">synopsis</a>
  568. of
  569. <a href="guide/078.html">"Conflicts of Interest"</a>
  570. is online.
  571. <p>
  572. <dt>August 5, 1997
  573. <dd>
  574. The
  575. <a href="credits/075.html">onscreen credits</a>
  576. for
  577. <a href="guide/075.html">"Atonement"</a>
  578. are online.
  579. <p>
  580. Newsflash: The B5 issue of
  581. <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/">TV Guide</a>
  582. sold 12.5 million copies, on par with issues featuring
  583. <a href="http://www.thex-files.com">The X-Files,</a>
  584. according to JMS at a recent convention. They want to do another B5
  585. cover later in the year. Thanks to everyone who participated in the
  586. buying campaign.
  587. <p>
  588. <dt>August 3, 1997
  589. <dd>
  590. A
  591. <a href="synops/083.html">synopsis</a>
  592. of
  593. <a href="guide/083.html">"The Face of the Enemy"</a>
  594. is online.
  595. <p>
  596. <dt>July 30, 1997
  597. <dd>
  598. A
  599. <a href="synops/082.html">synopsis</a>
  600. of
  601. <a href="guide/082.html">"The Exercise of Vital Powers"</a>
  602. is online.
  603. <p>
  604. <dt>July 28, 1997
  605. <dd>
  606. The onscreen credits for the following episodes are now online:
  607. <ul>
  608. <li> <a href="credits/073.html">"Epiphanies"</a>
  609. <li> <a href="credits/074.html">"The Illusion of Truth"</a>
  610. </ul>
  611. <p>
  612. <dt>July 27, 1997
  613. <dd>
  614. Newsflash: Jeff Conaway will appear on
  615. <a href="http://www.foxnetwork.com/foxab/index.htm">FOX After
  616. Breakfast</a>
  617. on July 28.
  618. <p>
  619. <dt>July 24, 1997
  620. <dd>
  621. Newsflash: B5 has been nominated for an
  622. <a href="http://www.emmycast.com/main/index.html">Emmy</a>
  623. for best makeup for
  624. <a href="/lurk/guide/069.html">"The Summoning."</a>
  625. <p>
  626. <dt>July 23, 1997
  627. <dd>
  628. The onscreen credits for the following episodes are now online:
  629. <ul>
  630. <li> <a href="credits/076.html">"Racing Mars"</a>
  631. <li> <a href="credits/077.html">"Lines of Communication"</a>
  632. <li> <a href="credits/078.html">"Conflicts of Interest"</a>
  633. </ul>
  634. <p>
  635. <dt>July 21, 1997
  636. <dd>
  637. A
  638. <a href="synops/084.html">synopsis</a>
  639. of
  640. <a href="guide/084.html">"Intersections in Real Time"</a>
  641. is online.
  642. <p>
  643. <dt>July 19, 1997
  644. <dd>
  645. Newsflash: Claudia Christian will not be appearing in season 5.
  646. <a href="/lurk/misc/cc-leave.html">The full story.</a>
  647. <p>
  648. <dt>July 16, 1997
  649. <dd>
  650. A
  651. <a href="synops/081.html">synopsis</a>
  652. of
  653. <a href="guide/081.html">"No Surrender, No Retreat"</a>
  654. is online.
  655. <p>
  656. <dt>July 15, 1997
  657. <dd>
  658. The
  659. <a href="credits/079.html">onscreen credits</a>
  660. for
  661. <a href="guide/079.html">"Rumors, Bargains and Lies"</a>
  662. are online.
  663. <p>
  664. <dt>July 13, 1997
  665. <dd>
  666. Newsflash: Babylon 5 begins in
  667. <a href="/lurk/countries/fi/eplist.html">Finland</a>
  668. on August 17.
  669. <p>
  670. Newsflash: A Canadian
  671. <a href="http://www.myna.com/~mkoren/B5/">letter-writing campaign</a>
  672. is underway to convince local stations to pick up season 5.
  673. <p>
  674. <dt>July 11, 1997
  675. <dd>
  676. An
  677. <a href="/lurk/ftp/soundtrack-2-index">index</a>
  678. of the second B5 soundtrack CD has been uploaded.
  679. <p>
  680. <dt>July 10, 1997
  681. <dd>
  682. An updated
  683. <a href="/lurk/misc/tntletter.html">letter from TNT</a>
  684. answers questions about season five, their plans for reruns,
  685. international distribution, air schedules, and more. Check
  686. it out before you send them mail asking for information.
  687. <p>
  688. Sonic Images will be releasing a five-CD set titled
  689. <a href="http://www.sonicimages.com/b5/Episodes/">"Babylon 5 - The Cult"</a>
  690. containing the unabridged soundtracks to the episodes
  691. <a href="/lurk/guide/054.html">"Severed Dreams,"</a>
  692. <a href="/lurk/guide/057.html">"A Late Delivery from Avalon,"</a>
  693. <a href="/lurk/guide/062.html">"Walkabout,"</a>
  694. <a href="/lurk/guide/065.html">"Shadow Dancing,"</a>
  695. and
  696. <a href="/lurk/guide/066.html">"Z'ha'dum."</a>
  697. <p>
  698. The
  699. <a href="credits/081.html">onscreen credits</a>
  700. for
  701. <a href="guide/081.html">"No Surrender, No Retreat"</a>
  702. are online.
  703. <p>
  704. <dt>July 6, 1997
  705. <dd>
  706. The
  707. <a href="credits/082.html">onscreen credits</a>
  708. for
  709. <a href="guide/082.html">"The Exercise of Vital Powers"</a>
  710. are online.
  711. <p>
  712. <dt>July 5, 1997
  713. <dd>
  714. A new version of the B5 FAQ is available:
  715. <ul>
  716. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-faq">The main FAQ, covering general
  717. questions.</a>
  718. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-news-schedule">News and schedules.</a>
  719. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-setting-s1">Season one.</a>
  720. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-setting-s2">Season two.</a>
  721. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-setting-s3">Season three.</a>
  722. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-setting-s4">Season four.</a>
  723. </ul>
  724. <p>
  725. <dt>July 2, 1997
  726. <dd>
  727. A
  728. <a href="http://www.roughcut.com/special/b5_trans_june30.html">transcript</a>
  729. of JMS's June 30 IRC chat is available on
  730. <a href="http://www.roughcut.com/">Rough Cut's</a>
  731. Web site. One nugget of information from that chat session: JMS says
  732. Columbia House Video may release B5 videotapes at some point.
  733. <p>
  734. The
  735. <a href="credits/084.html">onscreen credits</a>
  736. for
  737. <a href="guide/084.html">"Intersections in Real Time"</a>
  738. are online. Thanks to Arturo Magidin, who has started transcribing
  739. the episode credits for the Guide.
  740. <p>
  741. The
  742. <a href="credits/080.html">onscreen credits</a>
  743. for
  744. <a href="guide/080.html">"Moments of Transition"</a>
  745. are online.
  746. <p>
  747. There's a warning on the Lurker's Guide home page, but it bears
  748. repeating: the recent issue of TV Guide contains major spoilers for
  749. future episodes. Of course, you should still
  750. <a href="misc/tvguide.html">go buy two copies.</a>
  751. <p>
  752. Several people have forwarded a
  753. <a href="misc/tntletter.html">letter from TNT</a>
  754. about B5. Since it's of general interest, I've reproduced it here.
  755. <p>
  756. <dt>July 1, 1997
  757. <dd>
  758. The season-four finale's title has been announced:
  759. <a href="guide/088.html">"The Deconstruction of Falling Stars."</a>
  760. <p>
  761. Newsflash: B5's online following, including the Lurker's Guide, will
  762. be profiled on the July 3 edition of
  763. <a href="http://www.thesite.com/">"The Site"</a>
  764. on
  765. <a href="http://www.msnbc.com/">MSNBC.</a>
  766. <p>
  767. <dt>June 30, 1997
  768. <dd>
  769. Newsflash: The
  770. <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/tv/magazine/970630/index.sml">July 5
  771. issue</a>
  772. of
  773. <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/">TV Guide</a>
  774. is now online. It features a B5 cover story.
  775. <a href="/lurk/misc/tvguide.html">This is an opportunity to help the
  776. show!</a>
  777. (The B5 article contains major spoilers for future episodes.)
  778. <p>
  779. Updated the
  780. <a href="countries/us/eplist.html">US episode list</a>
  781. to include information about TNT's rebroadcast of seasons 1-4, as
  782. well as the latest news about season 5 renewal. Switched the date
  783. format to be consistent with the rest of the per-country schedules.
  784. <p>
  785. <dt>June 27, 1997
  786. <dd>
  787. Newsflash: Babylon 5 has been renewed for a fifth season,
  788. according to an announcement by Harlan Ellison on "The
  789. Late Late Show." Season five will air on cable network
  790. <a href="http://tnt.turner.com/">TNT.</a>
  791. The start date, which presumably will come after the remainder of season
  792. four airs on PTEN, is unknown; it's also unknown whether the PTEN
  793. stations will get the first season-five episode in exchange for
  794. <a href="/lurk/guide/110.html">"Sleeping in Light,"</a>
  795. which will now air at the end of season five, or which episode will be
  796. shown at the end of season four in foreign markets. More news as it's
  797. available.
  798. <p>
  799. <dt>June 22, 1997
  800. <dd>
  801. <a href="p5/intro.html">Poll 5</a>
  802. <a href="p5/084">results</a>
  803. for
  804. <a href="guide/084.html">"Intersections in Real Time"</a>
  805. are online.
  806. <p>
  807. Moved the
  808. <a href="making/cast.html">Cast</a>
  809. page out of the Universe section and into the Making Of section where
  810. it more properly belongs. The old People page is now named
  811. <a href="making/creators.html">Creators,</a>
  812. so as not to imply that actors aren't people.
  813. <p>
  814. <dt>June 17, 1997
  815. <dd>
  816. Newsflash: Babylon 5 is now airing in
  817. <a href="countries/si/eplist.html">Slovenia.</a>
  818. <p>
  819. Newsflash: This month's MacUser magazine has a behind-the-scenes
  820. <a href="http://www.macuser.com/onlinecol/b5/">article</a>
  821. on B5.
  822. <p>
  823. <a href="p5/intro.html">Poll 5</a>
  824. <a href="p5/083">results</a>
  825. for
  826. <a href="guide/083.html">"The Face of the Enemy"</a>
  827. are online.
  828. <p>
  829. <dt>June 16, 1997
  830. <dd>
  831. Newsflash: According to an unconfirmed report in TV Zone magazine,
  832. season 4 will begin in the
  833. <a href="/lurk/countries/uk/eplist.html">UK</a>
  834. on July 23.
  835. <p>
  836. <dt>June 11, 1997
  837. <dd>
  838. A guide page for novel #8,
  839. <a href="novels/008.html">"Personal Agendas,"</a>
  840. is online. The page for novel #7 is in progress.
  841. <p>
  842. <dt>June 9, 1997
  843. <dd>
  844. <a href="p5/intro.html">Poll 5</a>
  845. <a href="p5/082">results</a>
  846. for
  847. <a href="guide/082.html">"The Exercise of Vital Powers"</a>
  848. are online.
  849. <p>
  850. <dt>June 8, 1997
  851. <dd>
  852. Newsflash: Rumor has it that the July 5 issue of
  853. <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/">TV Guide</a>
  854. will feature a B5 cover story.
  855. <a href="/lurk/misc/tvguide.html">This is an opportunity to help the
  856. show!</a>
  857. <p>
  858. <dt>June 7, 1997
  859. <dd>
  860. The
  861. <a href="synops/075.html">synopsis</a>
  862. of
  863. <a href="guide/075.html">"Atonement"</a>
  864. is now illustrated.
  865. <p>
  866. A
  867. <a href="/lurk/ftp/Misc/jms-irc-970123">transcript</a>
  868. of a January 23 IRC chat session with JMS is available.
  869. <p>
  870. The summer rerun schedule for the US has been announced and is listed
  871. on the
  872. <a href="countries/us/eplist.html">US episode list page.</a>
  873. <p>
  874. <dt>June 6, 1997
  875. <dd>
  876. Newsflash: The renewal announcement from Warner Bros., if one occurs,
  877. may not happen until July, judging by a recent
  878. <a href="misc/july-15.html">message from JMS.</a>
  879. (The message is all the information I have; when there's more news
  880. you'll see it here.)
  881. <p>
  882. The
  883. <a href="synops/074.html">synopsis</a>
  884. of
  885. <a href="guide/074.html">"The Illusion of Truth"</a>
  886. is now illustrated.
  887. <p>
  888. A
  889. <a href="/lurk/ftp/America-Online/jms-john.txt">transcript</a>
  890. of the June 2 chat session on
  891. <a href="http://www.aol.com/">America Online</a>
  892. with JMS and John Copeland is available.
  893. <p>
  894. A
  895. <a href="synops/079.html">synopsis</a>
  896. of
  897. <a href="guide/079.html">"Rumors, Bargains and Lies"</a>
  898. is online.
  899. <p>
  900. <dt>June 5, 1997
  901. <dd>
  902. <a href="p5/intro.html">Poll 5</a>
  903. <a href="p5/081">results</a>
  904. for
  905. <a href="guide/081.html">"No Surrender, No Retreat"</a>
  906. are online.
  907. <p>
  908. The
  909. <a href="synops/073.html">synopsis</a>
  910. of
  911. <a href="guide/073.html">"Epiphanies"</a>
  912. is now illustrated.
  913. <p>
  914. <dt>June 3, 1997
  915. <dd>
  916. Newsflashes: the June 5 issue of the Christian Science Monitor has
  917. a B5 article, as does the June 9 issue of Newsweek magazine.
  918. <p>
  919. The episode guide and synopsis screenshots are now in JPEG format
  920. rather than GIF format. In most cases, this should result in
  921. improved load time (JPEG typically produces smaller output than GIF
  922. for these types of images) and, for people with 16-bit (64K) or higher
  923. color depth, much nicer-looking images.
  924. <p>
  925. A
  926. <a href="synops/077.html">synopsis</a>
  927. of
  928. <a href="guide/077.html">"Lines of Communication"</a>
  929. is online.
  930. <p>
  931. <dt>May 31, 1997
  932. <dd>
  933. Newsflash: JMS and John Copeland will be chatting live on
  934. <a href="http://www.aol.com/">America Online</a>
  935. Monday, June 2 at 9PM Eastern time. Go to keyword "Babylon 5".
  936. <p>
  937. Some of the inline images in the Guide will probably switch over to
  938. JPEG format soon. I've changed the Lurker's Guide logo on the home
  939. page to a JPEG image as a test; unless I'm deluged with complaints
  940. the change will happen sometime in the next week. Images that work
  941. better in GIF format, such as buttons, will stay GIF.
  942. <p>
  943. For those of you who're curious about this kind of thing, in the course
  944. of making the decision I compiled a list of the most popular Web
  945. browsers used to access the Lurker's Guide. The following are the
  946. most popular browsers out of the last 933945 accesses to the "This
  947. Week's Episode" link on the Lurker's Guide home page, which should be
  948. a representative sample of the user base. Note that this just measures
  949. fetches of that one URL; images aren't included in these totals.
  950. <p>
  951. <table border=0>
  952. <tr><th align=right>Hits<th align=right>%<th align=left>Browser<br></tr>
  953. <tr><td align=right>709682<td align=right>75.99<td>Netscape Navigator<br></tr>
  954. <tr><td align=right>173314<td align=right>18.56<td>Microsoft Internet Explorer<br></tr>
  955. <tr><td align=right>23570<td align=right>2.52<td>Lynx<br></tr>
  956. <tr><td align=right>2048<td align=right>0.22<td>Unknown<br></tr>
  957. <tr><td align=right>1945<td align=right>0.21<td>Prodigy browser<br></tr>
  958. <tr><td align=right>1598<td align=right>0.17<td>IBM WebExplorer<br></tr>
  959. <tr><td align=right>1363<td align=right>0.15<td>AOL browser</tr>
  960. </table>
  961. <p>
  962. <dt>May 26, 1997
  963. <dd>
  964. The
  965. <a href="synops/070.html">synopsis</a>
  966. of
  967. <a href="guide/070.html">"Falling Toward Apotheosis"</a>
  968. is now illustrated.
  969. <p>
  970. A
  971. <a href="synops/080.html">synopsis</a>
  972. of
  973. <a href="guide/080.html">"Moments of Transition"</a>
  974. is online.
  975. <p>
  976. <dt>May 25, 1997
  977. <dd>
  978. <a href="p5/intro.html">Poll 5</a>
  979. <a href="p5/079">results</a>
  980. for
  981. <a href="guide/079.html">"Rumors, Bargains and Lies"</a>
  982. are online, as are
  983. <a href="p5/080">preliminary results</a>
  984. for
  985. <a href="guide/080.html">"Moments of Transition."</a>
  986. <p>
  987. <dt>May 15, 1997
  988. <dd>
  989. <a href="p5/intro.html">Poll 5</a>
  990. <a href="p5/078">results</a>
  991. for
  992. <a href="guide/078.html">"Conflicts of Interest"</a>
  993. are online.
  994. <p>
  995. <dt>May 14, 1997
  996. <dd>
  997. A new version of the B5 FAQ is available:
  998. <ul>
  999. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-faq">The main FAQ, covering general
  1000. questions.</a>
  1001. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-news-schedule">News and schedules.</a>
  1002. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-setting-s1">Season one.</a>
  1003. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-setting-s2">Season two.</a>
  1004. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-setting-s3">Season three.</a>
  1005. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-setting-s4">Season four.</a>
  1006. </ul>
  1007. <p>
  1008. <dt>May 12, 1997
  1009. <dd>
  1010. Newsflash:
  1011. Director David Eagle will be chatting live on
  1012. <a href="http://www.aol.com/">America Online</a>
  1013. on Wednesday, May 14 at 9:30PM EDT. He'll be in the official B5 area's
  1014. "Eclipse Cafe."
  1015. <p>
  1016. <dt>May 8, 1997
  1017. <dd>
  1018. The following synopses are now illustrated:
  1019. <ul>
  1020. <li> <a href="synops/066.html">"Z'ha'dum"</a>
  1021. <li> <a href="synops/067.html">"The Hour of the Wolf"</a>
  1022. <li> <a href="synops/068.html">"Whatever Happened to Mr.
  1023. Garibaldi?"</a>
  1024. </ul>
  1025. <p>
  1026. Newsflash: NBC's "TV Censored Bloopers"
  1027. airing May 12 will feature outtakes from B5.
  1028. <p>
  1029. <dt>May 7, 1997
  1030. <dd>
  1031. Newsflash: JMS has written 50 episodes in a row, a record for American
  1032. TV. A
  1033. <a href="/lurk/misc/50-eps-release">press release</a>
  1034. on the subject is available.
  1035. <p>
  1036. <dt>May 6, 1997
  1037. <dd>
  1038. <a href="p5/intro.html">Poll 5</a>
  1039. <a href="p5/077">results</a>
  1040. for
  1041. <a href="guide/077.html">"Lines of Communication"</a>
  1042. are online.
  1043. <p>
  1044. <dt>May 5, 1997
  1045. <dd>
  1046. Newsflash: A <a href="/lurk/misc/adams-release">press release</a>
  1047. regarding Scott Adams' appearance on B5 is available.
  1048. <p>
  1049. <dt>May 3, 1997
  1050. <dd>
  1051. <a href="p5/intro.html">Poll 5</a>
  1052. <a href="p5/076">results</a>
  1053. for
  1054. <a href="guide/076.html">"Racing Mars"</a>
  1055. are online.
  1056. <p>
  1057. <dt>April 28, 1997
  1058. <dd>
  1059. A version of the
  1060. <a href="universe/appearances-4.html">character appearances page</a>
  1061. for season four (or at least, the episodes aired so far) is online.
  1062. <p>
  1063. <dt>April 25, 1997
  1064. <dd>
  1065. The
  1066. <a href="credits/072.html">onscreen credits</a>
  1067. for
  1068. <a href="guide/072.html">"Into the Fire"</a>
  1069. are online.
  1070. <p>
  1071. <dt>April 24, 1997
  1072. <dd>
  1073. Midwinter has switched to new Web server software
  1074. (<a href="http://www.zeus.co.uk/">Zeus,</a>
  1075. which is far and away the fastest Web server any of us have seen.)
  1076. Please let me know if you see any problems with the Guide as a result.
  1077. <p>
  1078. <dt>April 21, 1997
  1079. <dd>
  1080. Newsflash: <a href="/lurk/guide/054.html">"Severed Dreams"</a>
  1081. has been nominated for a Hugo Award for best dramatic presentation.
  1082. <a href="/lurk/guide/060.html">"War Without End"</a>
  1083. and
  1084. <a href="/lurk/guide/066.html">"Z'ha'dum"</a>
  1085. also qualified, but JMS declined their nominations to avoid a split
  1086. vote.
  1087. <p>
  1088. <dt>April 20, 1997
  1089. <dd>
  1090. Newsflash: JMS and Harlan Ellison will be on the Sci-Fi Channel's
  1091. <a href="http://www.scifi.com/sfvortex/">SF Vortex</a>
  1092. April 26 and 27.
  1093. <p>
  1094. <dt>April 12, 1997
  1095. <dd>
  1096. Synopses for the following episodes are now online:
  1097. <ul>
  1098. <li> <a href="synops/072.html">"Into the Fire"</a>
  1099. <li> <a href="synops/074.html">"The Illusion of Truth"</a>
  1100. <li> <a href="synops/075.html">"Atonement"</a>
  1101. </ul>
  1102. <p>
  1103. <dt>April 9, 1997
  1104. <dd>
  1105. The Australian mirror has changed URLs, to
  1106. <a href="http://www.cybersite.com.au/babylon5/">http://www.cybersite.com.au/babylon5/</a>.
  1107. <P>
  1108. <dt>April 3, 1997
  1109. <dd>
  1110. The German mirror has been replaced by a mirror at
  1111. <a href="http://www.lysator.liu.se/">Link&ouml;ping University,
  1112. Sweden.</a>
  1113. The mirror's URL is
  1114. <a href="http://www.lysator.liu.se/lurk/lurker.html">http://www.lysator.liu.se/lurk/lurker.html</a>.
  1115. <p>
  1116. <dt>March 12, 1997
  1117. <dd>
  1118. Newsflash:
  1119. <strong>The Lurker's Guide is moving!</strong>
  1120. Please update your bookmarks and links to point to
  1121. <a href="http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/lurker.html">http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/lurker.html</a>
  1122. instead of the Hyperion address. There was a legal dispute over the
  1123. old name, and we settled out of court (that's all we're allowed to
  1124. disclose under the terms of the agreement.)
  1125. <p>
  1126. <dt>March 4, 1997
  1127. <dd>
  1128. <a href="p5/intro.html">Poll 5</a>
  1129. <a href="p5/075">results</a>
  1130. for
  1131. <a href="guide/075.html">"Atonement"</a>
  1132. are online.
  1133. <p>
  1134. A
  1135. <a href="synops/073.html">synopsis</a>
  1136. of
  1137. <a href="guide/073.html">"Epiphanies"</a>
  1138. is online. Other synopses will be appearing shortly.
  1139. <p>
  1140. A
  1141. <a href="synops/071.html">synopsis</a>
  1142. of
  1143. <a href="guide/071.html">"The Long Night"</a>
  1144. is online.
  1145. <p>
  1146. <dt>February 25, 1997
  1147. <dd>
  1148. <a href="p5/intro.html">Poll 5</a>
  1149. <a href="p5/074">results</a>
  1150. for
  1151. <a href="guide/074.html">"The Illusion of Truth"</a>
  1152. are online.
  1153. <p>
  1154. <dt>February 22, 1997
  1155. <dd>
  1156. Transcripts of the recent live chats on AOL are online:
  1157. <ul>
  1158. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/America-Online/bruce-claudia.txt">Bruce Boxleitner
  1159. (Sheridan) and Claudia Christian (Ivanova)</a>
  1160. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/America-Online/furlan-mumy.txt">Mira Furlan
  1161. (Delenn) and Bill Mumy (Lennier)</a>
  1162. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/America-Online/furst-jurasik.txt">Stephen Furst
  1163. (Vir) and Peter Jurasik (Londo)</a>
  1164. </ul>
  1165. <p>
  1166. A new version of the B5 FAQ is available:
  1167. <ul>
  1168. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-faq">The main FAQ, covering general
  1169. questions.</a>
  1170. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-news-schedule">News and schedules.</a>
  1171. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-setting-s1">Season one.</a>
  1172. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-setting-s2">Season two.</a>
  1173. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-setting-s3">Season three.</a>
  1174. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-setting-s4">Season four.</a>
  1175. </ul>
  1176. <p>
  1177. <dt>February 18, 1997
  1178. <dd>
  1179. <a href="p5/intro.html">Poll 5</a>
  1180. <a href="p5/073">results</a>
  1181. for
  1182. <a href="guide/073.html">"Epiphanies"</a>
  1183. are online.
  1184. <p>
  1185. <dt>February 14, 1997
  1186. <dd>
  1187. The station list on the
  1188. <a href="reference/airtimes.shtml">Air Times</a>
  1189. page now contains hypertext links, mostly to TV station Web pages.
  1190. The textual
  1191. <a href="/lurk/ftp/b5tvlist.txt">station list</a>
  1192. is now derived from the Air Times page rather than the other way around.
  1193. <p>
  1194. <dt>February 10, 1997
  1195. <dd>
  1196. <a href="p5/intro.html">Poll 5</a>
  1197. <a href="p5/072">results</a>
  1198. for
  1199. <a href="guide/072.html">"Into the Fire"</a>
  1200. are online.
  1201. <p>
  1202. <dt>February 5, 1997
  1203. <dd>
  1204. The
  1205. <a href="credits/071.html">onscreen credits</a>
  1206. for
  1207. <a href="guide/071.html">"The Long Night"</a>
  1208. are online.
  1209. <p>
  1210. <dt>February 3, 1997
  1211. <dd>
  1212. <a href="p5/intro.html">Poll 5</a>
  1213. <a href="p5/071">results</a>
  1214. for
  1215. <a href="guide/071.html">"The Long Night"</a>
  1216. are online.
  1217. <p>
  1218. <dt>January 29, 1997
  1219. <dd>
  1220. Many people have written to point out that the guide page for
  1221. <a href="guide/071.html">"The Long Night"</a>
  1222. doesn't have much material yet. I'm getting over a nasty flu; the
  1223. page will be updated when I've recovered. Thank you for your patience.
  1224. <p>
  1225. <dt>January 27, 1997
  1226. <dd>
  1227. A new
  1228. <a href="p5/summary.html">summary</a>
  1229. of the
  1230. <a href="p5/intro.html">Poll 5</a>
  1231. results to date is online.
  1232. <p>
  1233. <dt>January 24, 1997
  1234. <dd>
  1235. Added guide pages for the two B5 TV-movies to be shown on TNT:
  1236. <a href="guide/111.html">Last of the Fallen</a>
  1237. and
  1238. <a href="guide/112.html">Guardians,</a>
  1239. and moved the page for
  1240. <a href="guide/113.html">The Babylon Project: Crusade</a>
  1241. into the episode guide section.
  1242. <p>
  1243. Lots of long-overdue schedule updates:
  1244. <a href="countries/il/eplist.html">Israel,</a>
  1245. <a href="countries/cy/eplist.html">Cyprus,</a>
  1246. <a href="countries/id/eplist.html">Indonesia,</a>
  1247. <a href="countries/us/eplist.html">the United States,</a>
  1248. and
  1249. <a href="countries/jo/eplist.html">Jordan.</a>
  1250. <p>
  1251. <dt>January 15, 1997
  1252. <dd>
  1253. The
  1254. <a href="support/index.html">B5 Support Page</a>
  1255. has been updated.
  1256. <p>
  1257. A new version of the B5 FAQ is available:
  1258. <ul>
  1259. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-faq">The main FAQ, covering general
  1260. questions.</a>
  1261. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-news-schedule">News and schedules.</a>
  1262. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-setting-s1">Season one.</a>
  1263. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-setting-s2">Season two.</a>
  1264. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-setting-s3">Season three.</a>
  1265. <li> <a href="/lurk/ftp/babylon-5-setting-s4">Season four.</a>
  1266. </ul>
  1267. <p>
  1268. <dt>January 11, 1997
  1269. <dd>
  1270. More on the cookies as described in January 8's entry. It occurred to
  1271. me today that to implement the feature, it wasn't necessary
  1272. to have the Web server set cookies on every hit, which unfortunately
  1273. was my only choice given the server software we're running. It will
  1274. suffice to simply have the per-user what's new page, a CGI script,
  1275. do it. Folks who refuse cookies will be relieved to see that they
  1276. no longer have to do it for every image on every page (though I
  1277. consider Netscape's behavior in that regard a pretty serious
  1278. user-interface flaw, and Internet Explorer is no better.)
  1279. <p>
  1280. <dt>January 8, 1997
  1281. <dd>
  1282. We've started running a new version of our Web server software.
  1283. You may have noticed that the Guide is now setting cookies
  1284. in your browser; there's a reason for that. I plan to use them to
  1285. put together a "What's new since your last visit" page, so you can
  1286. come to the site and jump instantly to all the latest material. To
  1287. do that, the Guide needs to distinguish you from other users, and
  1288. cookies are the most convenient way to do it. About 95% of the
  1289. Guide's users use browsers that support cookies, according to my
  1290. most recent statistics.
  1291. <p>
  1292. Some concern has been expressed that they'll be used to collect
  1293. demographic information. In fact, I have no use for that; I can't
  1294. accept ads or otherwise use the Guide to make money since it's not
  1295. officially sanctioned by Warner Bros. To the extent that I eventually
  1296. do any usage tracking beyond keeping track of the time of your last
  1297. visit, it'll be to see what the most common paths through the Guide are
  1298. so I can make it more convenient for frequent users. (But detailed
  1299. tracking like that isn't even on my to-do list yet; just the fancy
  1300. what's-new feature is plenty of work.)
  1301. <p>
  1302. <dt>January 7, 1997
  1303. <dd>
  1304. The long-overdue
  1305. <a href="universe/setting-4.html">Universe pages</a>
  1306. for season four are online. They should still be considered works
  1307. in progress (there are a couple portraits missing, for example)
  1308. but they should be helpful for new viewers.
  1309. </dl>
  1310. <p>
  1311. <a href="whatsnew.html">To the current What's New page</a>
  1312. <pre>
  1313. </pre>
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