Members of the iconic sci-fi show’s art department, under production designer John Iacovelli, with art directors Mark-Louis Walters and Roland Rosenkranz, graphic artist Alan Kobayashi, concept artist Luc Mayrand, costume designer Ann Bruice, propmaster Dark Hoffman, concept artist & set designer Timothy Earls, and creator and executive producer J. Michael Straczynski, reunite to discuss how they were able to design 110 episodes over five years and six TV movies, while keeping the sets fresh, exciting and, well, out of this world.
The screening of two episodes will accompany the discussion:
“The Coming of Shadows” (1995, 45 min.) This look at the outbreak of the Narn-Centauri war won the show's first Hugo Award and opened up the show visually on several levels.
“Severed Dreams” (1996, 45 min.) The Babylon 5 space station tries to fend off a takeover by the Earth Alliance’s tyrannical president; the episode was nominated for the Art Directors Guild Award.