Babylon Podcast #26: Interview with Steve “Snackman” Thorpe

Welcome to Show #26!

Guest: Steve Thorpe, Snackman.

First, Tim and Summer ponder the ironies of taking a week off during one of the biggest weeks of new B5 news in recent years. Thanks to the many fans who all let us know what we missed: JMS creating new direct-to-DVD stories in the B5 universe, leaving complete story control in the hands of The Great Maker.

We will keep on top of any future news regarding this project.

Next, Tim, Summer and Jeff explore the wheels behind the wheels, the true secret success that really kept Babylon 5 running: the food.

Steve “Snackman” Thorpe drops by to tell us all about the food that kept production going. Definitely take care if you’re drinking beverages while listening to this episode.

When you’re hungry, you’re hungry.

Listener Feedback: Tim, Summer and Jeff address listener emails: Mark is disappointed by the lack of ZIMA discussion in the brief chat about “TKO”; Brent has his own theories about the destruction of Babylon Stations 1-3; Mark P comments on Delenn’s actions in “Legacies”, and we discover another B5 fan at a NASA installation; Jack is curious about Vorlon motivations to get involved with humans.

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  1. HAven’t had a chance to listen yet, but I hope that someone at least brought up the Narn Bat Squad! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. NO, nobody did. Thanks for passing that on, Kurt. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Listened to show 26.


    What an…. interesting… guest.

  4. yeah, my favorite WTF moment was when I asked Steve if he was a science fiction fan before his days with B5, and he then talks about 3,000 commandos popping out of the bushes to get lunch. ????

    Remember, we give you fair warning at the outset of the show: “…it can be a silly place, but it’s our last, best hope for B5 fans.”

  5. Oh, don’t get me wrong: even if it wasn’t
    one of the better interviews you did, it
    sure had its moments.

    It could have been worse: there could
    have been more specultation about the
    Vorlons uplifing Lita because of her
    breasts. Not that this would be a
    bad thing….

    OW! I think Jeffrey just hit me telekinetically!

  6. Loved your interview with Steve. I put up a couple of pictures at the ISN News ( of Steve when I first met him during season 3 I think. One of the most dedicated crew members — always making sure the table was stocked with snacks — even items for those watching their weight!

    Jeffrey should have told you about the foo-foo coffee!


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