Babylon Podcast #49: The Long Dark (Season 2)

Welcome to Show #49!

This week, Tim, Summer and Jeff talk about the New Year, Jeff’s awesome new gift, and some starship geeking. Also, Summer did find that there was a second image that did indeed include the large Vorlon ships, so don’t send her any emails about it. Jeff also experienced his first online viewing of a Babylon 5 episode over at AOL’s In2TV.

“The Long Dark”

Deep Geeking: Tim and Summer continue episode analysis with “The Long Dark”, a slightly uneven show that features a wonderful performance by longtime character actor Dwight Schultz (The A-Team, ST:TNG)

In talking about another weaker episode, they understand where the story was supposed to be taking the characters and the viewers, but some minor things done didn’t ring quite true. We loved Amis, we see how Garibaldi goes straight for the obvious solution, we get to enjoy Franklin warming up his social skills, and seeing Sheridan taking command in the council chambers with members of the League of Non-Aligned Worlds.

“The Long Dark”

Why didn’t the Shadows send transportation to some of their minions that wouldn’t be able to get back home as quickly or at all? How did the Narn know what that beast looked like in order to leave a record of it in the Book of G’Quan? Were the Shadows planning to move far slower than intended, or were they undone by their desire to move faster on Earth?

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Listener Feedback: Thomas from Flagstaff on the B5 Christmas parodies, and the dangerous ground it can lead to; Jarsto brings home a theorized conspiracy theory on links between the Wind Swords and the Shadows, and Kosh’s poisoning being a direct Shadow attack, but his evidence falls apart from being based on the assumption that Morden was the character seen in C&C in “The Gathering”; Jarsto sends kudos for the holiday clips selection; Trampas from The Signal wants to hear more of Mike’s newbie perspective in the Deep Geeking segment; Matt in Michigan comments on Robin’s perspective, and Jarsto’s segment. Tim reads emails from Katrina about Robin Atkin Downes, and from Martin about Jeff’s Modern Marvels “Snow” episode, and Vorlon footprints.

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Shameless related begging: Summer’s also really hoping to convince the publisher 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, here in comments.

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  1. This is more related to the show rather than this specific post but I was just wondering if you have an alternate feed listing which has all your past podcasts? The regular feed only has the last fifteen podcasts and I would like to have all your past shows but I don’t want to have to do it manually when a program can automate the process…

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