Why Volume 15 is Not For Sale
(and never will be)
Volume 15 is not for sale and never will be. It is only available as a free gift for folks who go the distance with the 14-volume set. And by the way, when we say “free” we mean “free.” Even the shipping/handling is paid for by us and that includes international fans.
What makes Volume 15 so special is that it is packed with never-before-seen material from Joe’s vault. So what’s in Volume 15 you ask? Here’s what J. Michael Straczynski has to say:
» THE LOST SCRIPT FOR “SOUL HUNTER”
“Remember the lost script for “Soul Hunter,” of which only 5 copies existed before I pulled them back, destroyed all but one copy for my files, and wrote a brand new script to replace it...all because it felt too much like a Star Trek script? It also features a comic sub-plot concerning B5 being audited.”
» UNRELEASED DRAFT OF “AND THE SKY, FULL OF STARS”
“Nearly a year before we began writing episode scripts, before we had the series commitment, Warner Bros. wanted to see what a typical episode might look like. So I wrote a draft of “And the Sky, Full of Stars,” one of our most important episodes, that is massively different from what we would later produce...including fantasy sequences with Knight Two as the proprieter of a dark carnival of sorts.”
» THE BABYLON 5 WRITER’S BIBLE
At the launch of the series, JMS wrote a document to be used by additional writers as an overview, reference and guide to the general feel about the show. This report-length communiqué, written 6 months before season one began production, provides a comprehensive look at the characters, the Babylon 5 universe, as well as the kind of stories that were going to be told.
» BREAKDOWN OF THE ENTIRE 5-YEAR STORY ARC WITH SINCLAIR
“For over ten years, fans have asked “What would Babylon 5 have been like had Sinclair stayed?” After we finished the movie, but before we got the series going, WB asked to see a breakdown on this five-year arc thingie. So I wrote a six or seven page, single spaced outline of the entire five years with Sinclair still in place. The document makes for fascinating reading when compared with the series as it developed. Not only that, but the same document has a brief outline for A POTENTIAL BABYLON 5 SEQUEL SERIES, which would have been entitled BABYLON PRIME.”
» THE “LEGENDARY” ALTERNATE VERSION OF “THE EXERCISE OF VITAL POWERS”
This is the secret script written as an elaborate practical joke on the actors, which contains the Londo/G’Kar seduction scene.
Again, Volume 15 is not for sale. It is only available for free as a thank-you to folks who are picking up the entire 14-volume set.
All one has to do is mail in their proof-of-purchase, which will be available after Volume 14 is released and will remain available for a minimum of three months.
Then, all 14 volumes and the proof-of-purchase will go away forever, making the 15-volume set a never-again opportunity.