Goodbye Stephen Furst and Ron Thornton

By ISA Office of Public Information on Thursday, June, 29th 2017 in Actor News, Crew News

This doesn’t get any easier. I’m coming back to this site after a hiatus (my 2nd son has just been born) to find out that two of Babylon 5’s great luminaries have passed beyond the rim.                 Ron Thornton, I probably don’t need to tell you, was the …

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New B5 Render by Mojo

By ISA Office of Public Information on Saturday, March, 11th 2017 in Crew News, VFX News

Wow wow wow! What a wonderful surprise to wake up to in the UK this morning! Adam “Mojo” Lebowitz has created this wonderful new render of the Babylon 5 station—and it’s awesome! Here’s Mojo’s post on his Facebook page: And here’s the link to the uncompressed png graphic file. As you may have heard, Mojo hasn’t been …

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Conversations that Echo

By ISA Office of Public Information on Sunday, December, 4th 2016 in Crew News, Where to Watch B5

Well, it’s not quite a reboot but it’s nice to see that the characters from Babylon 5 still live on inside JMS’ head. Recently, show creator posted 2 messages to the official JMS Facebook page: And this one:


Support for John Vulich

By ISA Office of Public Information on Sunday, December, 4th 2016 in Crew News

We recently posted about the sad news that FX producer Ron Thornton and makeup FX artist John Vulich had passed away. JMS has just posted a Fundrazr page for those wishing to help John Vulich:


Ron Thornton Passes Away

By ISA Office of Public Information on Tuesday, November, 22nd 2016 in Crew News

Finding it hard to write this. Another great founding father of Babylon 5 has passed away today. I’m reposting this from the gofundme.com page: “I am grieved to tell you that Ron Thornton has passed away this evening. Ron has meant so much to so many of us over the years; he is indeed a …

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Ron Thornton Needs Our Help

By ISA Office of Public Information on Saturday, September, 17th 2016 in Crew News

Ran across this link. Most of you know that Ron Thornton was a visual effects designer on B5. Without him, the show might well not have been possible. I don’t know any details but apparently he’s in the hospital in critical condition. There’s a GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/2pbngrnc Quote: Ron Thornton is one of the …

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Rising Stars Movie Announced

By ISA Office of Public Information on Sunday, June, 19th 2016 in Crew News

In typical JMS fashion, this post appeared on the “Fans of J. Michael Straczynski” Facebook group at the beginning of June: Naturally, fans of Babylon 5 were seriously hoping this would be an announcement relating to the long-awaited reboot of Babylon 5, however, about a week later, the news broke that MGM has optioned to …

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Mojo’s Last Wishes

By ISA Office of Public Information on Wednesday, January, 6th 2016 in Community News, Crew News, VFX News

As fans who care about the show and all those who created it, when we hear that someone from the team who made the show possible is suffering, it really strikes us to the heart. Adam “Mojo” Leibowitz is one of those people who are going through a very rough time right now. Mojo worked …

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JMS to Helm ‘Red Mars’ TV Series

By ISA Office of Public Information on Tuesday, December, 15th 2015 in Crew News

So I’m a bit behind posting this, having been on an extended hiatus from the #FreeBabylon5 campaign (sorry to regulars who have missed these updates!): SpikeTV has announced that JMS is to be not just writer, but as Executive Producer on the series as well. As you may remember, Straczynski was executive producer on Babylon …

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JMS: Support Chula Vista High School Foundation

By ISA Office of Public Information on Monday, May, 18th 2015 in Crew News

#FreeBabylon5.com is dedicated not just as a portal for fans but also to help support those involved in making the show, in a way to say thank you for their hard work in making the series. So it’s only fitting that we should reiterate this post here. JMS has reached out to fans of Babylon …

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