The name of the place: Babylon 5

There’s a reason we’re here, now. It’s all because of a television show.

That show awoke us to the possibility that scifi television could be more that we’d experienced prior to that time. It became a shining beacon for a different style of storytelling; a style that appealed to fans of story and imagination, and that confused network executives… leaving it all alone on the airwaves.

It’s why we still talk about the show, 10 years later.

Babylon 5 is that show, that reason.

We’ll be talking about Bablyon 5 — the great, the awful, the silly and the sublime. We hope you’ll enjoy our show.

— Tim and Summer


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  2. http://tim says

    Great intro, Summer! That certainly sums up the idea.

    Something occurred to me, watching Battlestar Galactica this past Friday. It’s a phenomenally popular show (TV Guide even calls it the best drama on TV), but without the precedent set by B5, I think it would have had a harder row to hoe.

    I could go on and on… and that’s why we’re doing the show.

  3. http://fourthof5 says

    Has it really been ten years ? Wow.

  4. http://Jani%20Alegrievski says

    A wonder it has been 10 years. It takes a lot to stick to peoples hearts for so long. Keep up the good work. I look forward to more podcasts.

  5. The Babylon Project was our last, best hope for quality television SF…

  6. Hmmm… Would 2006 be the year of the Phoenix, or what?

    The rebirth of the Shining Beacon out of space? πŸ™‚

    Sounds good anyway…

    Though… The occasion is piled high with difficulties, and we must rise to the occasion. The fiery.. Oh! SHUT UP!!

    Ready to discuss, Sir!

  7. http://Stephen%20K says

    So… confession time.

    I’ve never seen an episode of B5, not one πŸ™

    I’ve just started watching Battlestar (I blame mike and evo) and along comes another podcast making me want to check out another show! Thanks and keep up the good work πŸ˜€

  8. This is going to be a great podcast. B5 was one of the most moving shows ever to be broadcast. I’ll never forget the final episode when JMS shuts down the power to the station.

    Good luck on the podcast!

  9. http://Marc says


    Get the DVD’s. Don’t watch more than 2-3 ep’s at a time. Let the shows sink in and resonate with you. You WILL NOT – I REPEAT – WILL NOT BE SORRY.



    B5 has been too far removed from society these past few years. I don’t think any show has found such a place in my heart the way B5 has (with the exception of Firefly). Summer, Tim: You ARE our last best hope!

    Fabulous idea guys.


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