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RARE - In-Progress Edition of the Babylon 5 Encyclopedia with 1,100 "Unseen" Entries

RARE - In-Progress Edition of the Babylon 5 Encyclopedia with 1,100 "Unseen" Entries

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I was given a case of these to use as a text book for a graphic design class I ended up not offering. Excellent print quality and super-durable. And heavy! About 6 pounds each. Remember: free priority mail shipping. 

All copies include LIFETIME access to the B5 Online Encyclopedia (currently $116). If you already have lifetime access, you can sell it or give it to a friend. Just email me at to activate your login.

NOTE:  Time to ship is 21 days or less.  These are in cold storage and have to be retrieved, inspected and properly packed.

The video below, narrated by Captain Jaclyn does a great job of showcasing it in only 2+ minutes.

Summary of all editions available

See video above for complete details.

An image of the Babylon 5 Team Zathras Datacrystal Encyclopedia. The cover is yellow with white writing.


This is an in-progress version of the encyclopedia that has 1,100 entries that were cut for the FINAL edition. (6,600 entries total) Of the 1,100 entries half of them are detailed entries. They are "easy" to find because the entries most likely to be deleted were highlighted with a grey bar.  See video above.

Why were these cut? They lacked a certain "canon-icality." In many cases these were in the final shooting script, but cut and not shot or are facts from scenes that were shot but cut. They could have been cut for time (canonical) or cut because they were telling or implying a story that was not aligned with J. Michael Straczynski's vision after it was shot.  In other words at some point they had a certain gravitas.

An image of JMS where you can see the Zathras Encyclopedia on the shelf behind him.
 Photo of JMS in his office posted on Reddit. Note the In-Progress Encyclopedia on the shelf.


The mandate for the encyclopedia was 100% canonical. Not borderline canonical. Not canonical while being shot, but 100% canonical. This book is 838 pages without images. A little bigger than the final product at 8.5x11.

We needed an expertly bound physical copy that could be distributed to Team Zathras and would withstand heavy-duty everyday usage. The minimum order quantity exceeded the number of team members involved but we need the quality so we ordered them anyway because of their fantastic binding. 

While you will learn a lot about the show you probably never knew, one other variable made us decide to offer these: JMS' love of demystifying the creative process.

These were printed at our most critical point. We had all the entries in one place. And so began the process of what would be left in and what wouldn't. Sample entries included here but not in the final such as mindwitch, Minbos, Falaron and Jarvis 2000.

About half of the deleted entries are highlighted in the text so they are easy to find. See video above.   

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