Excerpts from a Zacalo Today e-mail newsletter:
I know I'm going to hate myself for this (I've been known to bid on
these things myself) -- but I didn't want any Babylon 5 Fan to NOT
know about this yard sale JMS just announced. Here are the details
as given by JMS:
JMS YARD SALE
Here's a note from JMS everyone will want to read:
Date: 4/9/2005 9:11:29 AM
Okay. That's it. I give up.
Over the last few days, I've been trying to sort through the tons of
boxes that have for the most part been sitting in storage for the
last several years to try and find space for all this stuff, and
there just isn't any. The floors are wall-to-wall with boxes,
crates, palletes, you name it, the detritus of decades of making
shows and writing comics and being a pack-rack. It has literally
grown to overflow two rental storage facilities.
It's going to be kind of a JMS retrospective in some ways, because
as I said, this stuff covers decades...from memorabilia and
storyboards for the Ghostbusters, He-Man and Captain Power series,
original scripts from Twilight Zone and Murder, She Wrote...but the
bulk of it is B5 stuff.
There are the actual script books I used during production, into
which I shoved the script I was working on, the breakdowns, shooting
schedules, any storyboards that were needed...the whole thing, in
one book per episode, some of which still have my original notations.
There are episodic dailies tapes, with takes and bits not previously
seen anywhere, posters, publicity material, a ton of stuff.
Props from the show, from my personal collection, where I have
doubles or just no place for them anymore.
Another prime item is going to be one of two huge original art
pieces that the late Peter Ledger did for me to help sell B5 itself,
big, elaborate paintings, signed by Peter. The one I won't sell is
the first painting of the B5 station itself from the outside; the
one I just don't have room for is the very first
visualization/painting of the Garden area, with the core shuttle,
folks floating around, and in the bar, a fight breaking out between
humans and aliens, with an early version of Garibaldi in the thick
There's caps, and a disco-style prototype of a B5 crew jacket, a few
of the original blue key B5 symbol t-shirts made up before we did
the pilot and given out at a couple of conventions, an assortment of
souvenirs and some truly, truly weird ****, some of which nobody's
ever heard of before, let alone seen.
So starting sometime probably next week, the week of the 11th, and
from time to time over the next month or so, keep an eye on Ebay.
(I'm playing with the idea of doing this chronologically, from the
earliest stuff to the latter stuff, but I don't know if I'm
disciplined enough for that.) I likely won't put this stuff up every
day, only when and as I think of it. So you may have days pass with
nothing, then a day when four or five items go up. The Ebay user ID
is babylon5auctions. Once I've cleared out enough room to actually
see the floor again, the auctions will stop and that user ID will go
Let the games begin.
Richard Dean Anderson Fans
Fans of Joe Flanigan