Welcome to the 5th issue of the Ed Wasser Fan Club Newsletter.
Hope everyone has had a wonderful past couple of months enjoying the AWESOME new B5 episodes! And a killer Morden episode to boot. Remember, you can send Ed your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few items on the ole agenda:
See you in July!
(Below is the part of an ongoing interview with Ed. It will be continued in every issue of the EWFCN.)
He's become more powerful and obviously a lot more visible.
There's always hope for redemption.
No, I'm not more inclined to be evil. But, let's face it Morden knows how to get what he wants.
People will become more aware of the power of the universe and how it relates to themselves, and find inner peace and happiness. I have great hopes for the future.
One would have to ask Nostrodamus, and he's dead...so I guess I'm kinda clueless on this one....
No, I'm SCARED, besides I'm too busy.
To raise funds for general operating expenses, the EWFC is having its first fund raiser! Ed has generously donated 150 of his Fleer trading cards to the club. In addition, he has agreed to autograph them for fans. (He will personalize it for you as well, but Ed warns that the cards are small, so don't request much more than your name!) If you would like one, we are selling them for $5 each, autographed. Simply send your $5, with a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to:
PO Box 1641
Corvallis, OR 97339
You can order up to three (there are three different Morden cards, so if you want them all, it's $15).
As President of the EDFC, I would like to personally thank Ed for supporting us like this.
Eds: Jacqueline Caron is a B5/Ed Wasser fan from France. The piece below explains some of the more interesting aspects of being a fan in France.
Hello from Paris !
When I saw "Babylon 5" for the first time last year I must admit I didn't really enjoy it! In fact, I had to watch the first episode three times (the pilot hasn't been broadcast) before starting to understand the story a little bit!
But two episodes later, I wanted to know everything about the show! I enjoyed so much "Born to the Purple". It's one of my favorite episodes.
I'm sorry to say B5 isn't famous here. The reasons are: first its irregular broadcast (for example: 4 episodes in April but only 2 in May) then the showing time (around 15.30 PM on Friday). Sometimes the episodes are rerun at 2 or 3 AM. So if you don't have a video recorder...no chance to get them!
For the moment, we (poor French B5 fans!) have seen the first season and 10 episodes from the second season. Of course they are dubbed in French. As I have seen all the first season episodes in English as well, I can tell you they have done a good job. In fact I enjoy watching B5 in the both languages.
Most of the French titles are different from the original ones. I translated the titles from the first season which have been quite changed. Here they are:
Now I think it's time to tell a little bit about our friend, Mr Morden! When I saw him in "Signs and Portents", I thought something like "How nice that character is, he cares for people". Needless to say I changed my mind when I watched "Chrysalis" and "Revelations"! By the way, I was rather disappointed not to see him in "The Coming of Shadows". I really thought he was going to appear after Londo asked Vir to go and fetch him. Well, he will be back in the episode "In the Shadow of Z'Ha'Dum" but even the TV channel (I have a nice contact with the publicity department) doesn't know when it will be broadcast yet!
So if you think Morden is my favorite B5 character, you're absolutely right! It's a pity he doesn't appear more often though.
And Ed Wasser is so brilliant in the part of Morden ! I'm really pleased to have met him in London in February and now to be able to collaborate to his newsletter.
Be Seeing You,
Jacqueline Caron (France)
We will be adding to this section every issue to give you more background about Ed.
Most important lesson your mom taught you:
Always comb my hair and never leave the house without clean underwear
Best dish your mom prepares:
Most serious injury ever:
My heart got caught in a blender when I was 21
Never sticking up for myself as a kid
Presidential choice for '96:
Where you plan to celebrate on 12/31/1999:
Probably here on earth
Greatest danger in store for humanity:
The seven deadly sins...greed, gluttony, sloth, pride, lust, wrath, envy
Every day I have to challenge myself to live in the moment and to appreciate the things that are here, not the things that I have lost, nor dwell on the things I haven't obtained yet. My commitment to myself is to continue to plant the seeds and water the soil, so I can reap the harvest and not to be so blind in plowing the fields that I can't recognize the fruits of today.
First, last month's contest:
Contest # 4
The B5 Joke:
Jokes are used in B5 pretty regularly, like Londo's light bulb joke. So let's have a contest to see who can write the best joke to be used in the B5 universe, i.e. one that one character could tell another.
Our winner this month is Jason Horton with his entry:
Two Narn go into a bar, and one of them says, "Give me a martini
and my pouchmate will have a strawberry daiquiri."
"Your WHAT?" says the bartender.
"My pouchmate," repeats the Narn.
"What's a pouchmate?" asked the bartender.
"We Narn are carried in pouches by our parents. A pouchmate is a twin or a sibling of close age."
"Do you guys have pouches?" asked the bartender.
"ALL Narn have pouches," responded the Narn.
"Well, I am sorry, we can't serve you here. We have a strict no-pouch policy here. No exceptions," replied the bartender.
"Wait just a minute. What about that kangaroo sitting over there sipping bourbon?" demanded the Narn, enraged.
"What kangaroo?" asked the bartender.
"The one over there sitting with the blonde."
"Oh that kangaroo. He is the exception."
"I thought you said `no exceptions'" responded the Narn.
"Well, he is different, you see he [Censored per the Communications Decency Act]
"Oh," said the Narn, "So that's why the blonde is carry a PPG!"
Announcing Contest #5:
Time for another top 10 list: We want to build a top 10 list out of your submissions. Morden is known far and wide as the most evil force in the universe. He is also known for his smile, as charming and as evil as it is.
What we want to know are the top 10 things Morden is smiling about. Did he buy stock in Netscape at $15 a share? Does he imagine everyone he is talking to is naked? Why does he smile so?
So send us your top 10 entry - send as many as you like. We will build a list with the 10 best and whoever submits the one selected as #1 will win a personalized, autographed picture of Ed.
Contrary to the rumors you may hear, we are not on the lam from the law. You can contact us. To subscribe, email to email@example.com. Conversely, when you have had enough, firstname.lastname@example.org will do the trick. If you want to contribute anything, we will most likely print it, assuming it pertains to Ed, Morden, Shadows, B5 (i.e. doesn't ramble on about the Unabomber - OJ connection). Email to email@example.com. Letters to Ed are also welcome, and you have his word that they will all be read and answered by him. Ed's email is, you guessed it, firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a web page for us at: http://www.catalog.com/wasser. It is growing, so be patient. Contest submissions are sent to email@example.com.
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