Babylon Podcast #42: Stephen Furst, Patricia Tallman

Welcome to Show #42!

We have some special reports and updates for everyone this week!

First up, we have Stephen Furst, who’s stopped by to promote his latest directorial project, the new SciFi Channel original movie, “Basilisk”, starring Yancy Butler, Cleavant Derricks, Jeremy London and Stephen himself. Tune in to SciFi Channel this Saturday, November 25, at 9pm ET to catch this campy monster movie romp.

Next, Pat Tallman talks a little about her Be A Santa charity, a holiday fundraiser supporting Penny Lane, a Southern California charity providing services and support for children’s social services.

Pat helped them build a computer lab for the kids, but for the holidays, she needs donations to purchase gifts for the children, either of money or toys. FarPoint Media opens the donation doors with $100… let’s make a Babylon 5 push to help Pat provide gifts and decorations for the kids this year.

Next, our studio audience is introduced, but they aren’t unfamiliar voices to FarPoint Media fans. Mike is still fascinated by the fact that people want to come by to listen to this podcast (given the fact that fans in Europe lose out on some sleep to catch our live feed, he really shouldn’t be surprised). Brian chimes in that he was more familiar with JMS’ comics work, Rising Stars and Midnight Nation as examples, and Tim mentions his reading of JMS’ Fantastic Four work.

Shameless plug: Summer contributed an essay to the essay collection, So Say We All: An Unauthorized Collection of Thoughts and Opinions on Battlestar Galactica, now available at your local bookstore and at

She’s also dedicated to convincing the publisher, BenBella Books, to eventually do a collection on Babylon 5. If you’d be interested in buying one if they did do a B5 collection, let Summer know.

We are still considering doing a separate B5 Fan Tales segment in the future, so send us those favorite anecdotes of yours.

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  1. seems to be down right now….

  2. Seems to be okay now. It should redirect to the main page for both Jeff and Pat,

    The direct link for Be A Santa info is

  3. Don’t know about SW vs B5 (bad guys), but John McClane did take on the Death Star once, and a friend and I hosted a B5 vs DS9 grudge match, too.

  4. Not sure if they have a SW v b5 but do have a lot of 3d movie mashups which include b5 v star trek, b5 & star trek v starwars and many others visit here

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