Welcome to Show #22!
Jeffrey has returned to civilization, but since a fine beverage establishment was his first stop on the road to recovering from more than a week out in the Mojave, Tim and Summer take this rare opportunity to get a little ahead on the episode discussions.
First up, episode discussion about “TKO”. Tim and Summer struggle to come up with admirable moments and high points in this episode. The differences between the levels of the pacing and action in both storylines created a jarring shift to watch, but learning more about the personal side of Susan almost makes up for that. The fight scenes and some of the interaction between the members of the Mutai and Garibaldi and Walker were still odd, but we get a little more foreshadowing about Garibaldi needing to watch his back.
Next, Tim and Summer dive into “Grail”, and scratch the surface on some of the subtexts found here. The Minbari respect given to Aldous, and their reverence for “true seekers”, might be another key in why they are so fascinated by Sinclair. The growth of Jinxo from a tragically comedic persona into a solid character is one of the small journeys that adds some hidden depth to the stories told on the station, and underplaying the comic situation in Londo’s reaction to the Nakaleen Feeder lends more humor to his unabashed panic.
These may be considered two of the weaker episodes of the first season, but as we’ll soon see, there’s always a boom tomorrow.
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Listener Feedback: Tim, Summer and Jeff address some of the listener emails and comments: Tim reads a variation of a money scam looking for Mr. Podcast; David Boyer comments on how seeing Garibaldi and Sinclair in the restroom got him hooked on B5, which leads Tim, Jeff and Summer into a discussion about excrement in deep space; Valerie wonders about the random clicking sounds in a previous show; Rick responds to how Sinclair and Garibaldi met, which leads to a mini discussion on the B5 comics.
Many thanks to Gordon for sending out his extra copy of the Babylon 5 Script Book Vol 3, so Tim can expand his B5 geeking; and to Steve for finding a link for folks to check out Jerry Doyle’s talk shows for free before subscribing to his pay-per-play feed.
Summer would still like to know where in the world B5 is still airing.
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