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July 22, 2023
A guide page for "The Road Home" is available.

July 10, 2007
Administrative note: I will be on vacation when "The Lost Tales" is released. I'll have net access so please send in your comments, but don't be surprised if it takes me a little while to update the guide page.

June 1, 2007
Warner Bros.' official B5 site has a trailer for "The Lost Tales" (Flash required; click on "Main Menu" then "The Lost Tales Movie.")

April 24, 2007
"The Lost Tales" is now available for preorder from Amazon.com.

April 23, 2007
"The Lost Tales" will be released on July 31, according to tvshowsondvd.com (which also has a picture of the cover art).

December 2, 2006
Principal photography on the first disc of the new DVD series has finished. There is now a guide page dedicated to it.

July 25, 2006
Season 1 is now available for purchase on iTunes.

July 24, 2006
Ain't It Cool News has more details about the announcements at JMS's Comic Con presentation.

July 23, 2006
Lots of JMS news from San Diego Comic Con, including more details on "The Changeling" and news of an anthology of B5 short films to begin shooting later this year.

June 28, 2006
Ain't It Cool News reports that Oscar-winning director Ron Howard ("The Da Vinci Code," "Apollo 13," "A Beautiful Mind") is looking at directing JMS's script "The Changeling."

April 18, 2006
Windows XP users can now watch season one episodes for free online.

March 1, 2006
Jerry Doyle is hosting a radio talk show.

March 1, 2006
Andreas Katsulas' web site has information about memorials.

February 14, 2006
Andreas Katsulas has passed away at age 59. Our sympathies to his family. Information on memorial services will be posted here as it becomes available.

February 6, 2006
B5 writer Marc Scott Zicree is selling an actual G'Kar prosthetic head from the show on eBay.

January 24, 2006
"The Legend of the Rangers" will be released on DVD on March 14. It is now available for preorder.

January 6, 2006
The B5 Scripts site has changed the proof-of-purchase procedure for getting the bonus volume at the end of the series.

November 3, 2005
Here's a message to people who signed up for babylon5scripts.com's alert service -- an email snafu might cause alerts to go out to some people who later unsubscribed.

October 30, 2005
Newsflash: The babylon5scripts.com site is now online and taking orders for JMS's B5 script books.

September 12, 2005
Newsflash: All of JMS's B5 scripts, including some rare drafts never before published, will be available in a series of trade paperbacks later this year. People who buy the whole set will get an additional volume with a ton of bonus material, including the original outline of the five-year arc written before the show went into production. You can sign up for the availability announcement at babylon5scripts.com.

April 13, 2005
Newsflash: JMS is cleaning house and has started auctioning off some of his rare memorabilia on eBay.

February 25, 2005
Newsflash: JMS has confirmed that the deal to produce "The Memory of Shadows" has fallen through.

February 24, 2005
Newsflash: Dark Horizons reports that Mira Furlan told a recent convention audience that "The Memory of Shadows" is no longer being made.

February 13, 2005
A Richard Biggs Memorial Show will be held on Saturday, March 19 in N. Hollywood, CA. Most of the B5 cast will be in attendance.

February 2, 2005
The Cast page has been updated to note the death of Tim Choate (Zathras) last September. Since the filmographies on that page were well out of date, they've been replaced with links to IMDB.

January 29, 2005
Newsflash: A campaign is underway to ensure that Warner Bros. does not force the original cast members to be replaced in "The Memory of Shadows."

December 8, 2004
Newsflash: ComingSoon has some information about the story of "The Memory of Shadows."

November 26, 2004
Midwinter's web server is now a BitTorrent seed for the freeware fan-created Babylon 5: "I've Found Her" space combat game. If you're running Windows, Download it and try it out! (And then please leave your BitTorrent client open for a while so others can download it more quickly.)

November 1, 2004
Newsflash: Mira Furlan (Delenn) joins Daniel Dae Kim (Matheson from "Crusade") on the November 17 episode of "Lost."

July 13, 2004
The guide page for "The Memory of Shadows" is updated at long last.

June 2, 2004
A college fund for Richard Biggs' sons has been established. See his official web site for more information.

May 22, 2004
JMS reports that Richard Biggs (Dr. Stephen Franklin) has passed away. Our condolences to his family -- he will be missed.

May 20, 2004
All five B5 movies are coming on DVD on August 17, according to TVShowsOnDVD.com.

December 1, 2003
Newsflash: A new B5 project is in the works according to JMS. Also, DVD sets of the B5 TV-movies and "Crusade" are due next year.

September 19, 2003
Newsflash: According to TVShowsOnDVD.com, the season four DVD set will ship on January 6, 2004.

May 25, 2003
Newsflash: The season-three DVD set is available for preorder from Amazon.com and other retailers. It ships on August 12, 2003.

January 7, 2003
Newsflash: The Digital Bits reports that the season-2 DVD set will be released on April 29.

October 30, 2002
Newsflash: The Region 2 edition of the season one DVD set is reportedly available now in stores in the UK. The US release is still scheduled for November 5.

August 14, 2002
Newsflash: Warner Home Video has put up a Web site (Flash required) for the season-one DVD release.

August 2, 2002
Newsflash: The season-one DVD release is now available for preorder from Amazon.com and other retailers.

July 15, 2002
Newsflash: The Digital Bits says the season-one DVD set will be out on November 5. The box set's cover art is also available there.

June 27, 2002
Newsflash: The season-one DVD release will include audio commentary tracks from JMS on "Signs and Portents" and "Chrysalis" as well as cast and crew interviews.

June 9, 2002
Newsflash: June 9 - JMS has posted more information on the upcoming B5 DVD release.

February 27, 2002
JMS's new show Jeremiah premieres March 3 on Showtime.

January 25, 2002
Newsflash: The Digital Bits reports that the complete first season of B5 will be released on DVD this fall.

January 3, 2002
Newsflash: ConJose, the 2002 WorldCon, will present a special Best Web Site Hugo. If you're planning to attend or join, remember to nominate your favorite SF sites by March 31 (whether this is one of them or not.) If you're not already eligible, you must join by January 31 to submit nominations.

December 25, 2001
We're back! After an extended hiatus, www.midwinter.com is online again. If you're curious, here's what happened. If you run into any glitches, please let me know.

August 3, 2001
Newsflash: Amazon.com is listing a December 4 release date for the DVD of "The Gathering" and "In the Beginning". They are accepting preorders.

June 21, 2001
TV Guide Online has a short article about the new movie.

June 12, 2001
SCI FI will be airing a promo for the new B5 movie during its rebroadcast of "Dune" tonight through Wednesday night.

April 9, 2001
The Sci-Fi Channel now has a section of its site dedicated to Crusade. If it looks familiar to you, not to worry; I knew about it well in advance and everything is above-board and legit.

March 20, 2001
Newsflash: A new B5 TV-movie is in the works and will air on the Sci-Fi Channel later this year. It may lead to a new series.

March 13, 2001
Newsflash: The DVD releases of "The Gathering" and "In the Beginning" will be delayed until around August in order to use the updated version of "The Gathering" rather than the original version, according to JMS.

"Crusade" begins on The Sci-Fi Channel on April 9.

January 25, 2001
Newsflash: The Digital Bits reports that Warner Bros. plans to release B5 DVDs later this year.

January 21, 2001
Newsflash: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that a new B5 movie, as well as "Crusade" reruns, may be on the way from the Sci-Fi Channel. (Scroll down to the third item in the article.)

December 15, 2000
Newsflash: JMS has commented on the problems with the Sci-Fi Channel's widescreen broadcasts.

November 30, 2000
Netter Digital Entertainment's equipment (used in B5's production) will be auctioned on December 7.

November 6, 2000
The third book in the Centauri trilogy is out.

Updated the US schedule page with Sci-Fi's planned broadcasts of the five B5 movies.

October 2, 2000
Newsflash: Sierra is offering fans free promotional merchandise produced for the cancelled B5 game.

September 30, 2000
A new page describing JMS's current projects has been added.

September 15, 2000
Reminder: The Sci-Fi Channel's widescreen broadcast of B5 begins September 25. There are reliable reports that the B5 episode of "Sciography," originally scheduled to air just before B5's premiere, has been delayed.

August 17, 2000
Newsflash: JMS's "Rising Stars" comic may be coming to a theater near you.

August 12, 2000
Newsflash: The rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated newsgroup should be back online by the end of next week, according to its moderator.

August 6, 2000
Newsflash: A new novel by JMS, "Tribulations," is available for free online reading at Bookface. Also at Bookface is an unproduced "Crusade" script by Fiona Avery, featuring the return of a B5 character.

July 27, 2000
New on the Conventions page: Details about the "Crusade for a Cure" convention in September.

July 11, 2000
Newsflash: The 11th Hour has an interview with Jerry Doyle, in which a possible followup series to B5 is discussed briefly.

Newsflash: Sci-Fi Channel's run of B5 will be shown in letterboxed format.

July 7, 2000
Newsflash: JMS will be chatting live on Yahoo on July 10 at 7PM Eastern (4PM Pacific).

June 13, 2000
Newsflash: The producers of Sci-Fi Channel's "Sciography" are looking for B5 material: behind-the-scenes photos and video and particularly video of the Wolf 359 conventions. They'd also like to interview some ardent B5 fans in the Southern California area. If you can help, send mail to jwwolterman@hotmail.com.

June 6, 2000
Newsflash: The teleplays for two unproduced "Crusade" episodes, as well as an original JMS short story, are available from Bookface.

May 21, 2000
Newsflash: Season 5 starts in Sweden on May 28.

May 19, 2000
Correction: TNT will be reshowing all five seasons. The first three episodes of season one will be shown in a three-hour block at 6AM on May 20. After that, episodes will air Monday-Saturday at 6AM starting May 22.

May 16, 2000
Newsflash: The Sci-Fi channel is looking for B5-related material for a new documentary series. Details.

April 4, 2000
Newsflash: The US Sci-Fi Channel will show all five seasons of B5, plus the movies, starting in September. Details.

March 3, 2000
Newsflash: Stephen Furst is slated to provide one of the voices in the upcoming "Buzz Lightyear" cartoon. Full story.

January 20, 2000
Newsflash: Daniel Dae Kim (Lt. Matheson) guest stars on this week's "Star Trek: Voyager."

January 1, 2000
Newsflash: JMS will be appearing on CBS News Sunday Morning on January 2. Check your local listings for times.

Happy New Year! Only 242 shopping years left till the Earth-Minbari War.

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