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 Interview is available in MP4 (video) and MP3 (audio only) formats, both on this page.

Bruce Boxleitner (Tron, the Scarecrow & Mrs King, Babylon 5 and Lantern City) talks to Nalini Haynes of Dark Matter.  Bruce also did a panel on Babylon 5.

When Bruce arrived, he interview-bombed Cindy Morgan‘s interview.  Never heard of interview bombing?  You have now, and Bruce does it well.  The pair together are like an old married couple on a sit-com, they’re so funny.

We talked about Bruce’s career, starting with the Scarecrow & Mrs King (apparently Kate Jackson and Bruce were chatting about a sequel series just the other day).  Then we moved on to Babylon 5; I adore B5 but I changed the subject after it got a bit heavy.  Michael O’Hare’s death was so recent and he’s the sixth man from B5 to pass away.  It’s hit Bruce hard.   Then we moved on to Lantern City which sounds exciting.  I’ve been watching the concept designs go online, they’re beautiful.  We talked about crowd-sourcing costumes and more.

I cannot believe I didn’t get a photo of Bruce, but there were mitigating circumstances – my camcorder died about 2/3 of the way into the interview, so I used my DSLR.  First I searched my bag for the extra battery.  Bruce was so cool about it, saying we could finish up another day, but I didn’t want to risk not being able to get hold of him later.  My DSLR is great for still shots but not so reliable for video as it tends to overheat and shut down, but we finished.  This made the interview extra-extra long.  It was the end of a long morning – well, actually, by now it was the end of lunch time, really – and I’m not sure if Bruce had finished interviews or if he had one more to go.  Anyway, in lieu of an original photo, above is one from the Lantern City website.

Bruce’s interview and his panel on Babylon 5 are in the 2 embedded videos below.

Bruce also did a panel on Babylon 5.

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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