Babylon Podcast #62: And Now For A Word (Season 2)

Welcome to Show #62!

Tim and Jeffrey are joined by Jarsto this week. That’s right… Jarsto has muscled his way onto the main show. Actually, he’s graciously accepted our offer to fill in for a very ill Summer, and having his B5 knowledge and insight available live on-the-fly is a wonderful treat.

This is what happens when Summer isn’t around, and the boys begin to play. Play with what, you really don’t want to know.

“And Now For A Word”

Deep Geeking: Tim and Jarsto talk about the entertaining and revealing episode “And Now For A Word”, where an ISN news crew is sent to the station to do a routine “36 Hours” report, and end up being caught in the crossfire as Babylon 5 gets caught in the middle of the shooting war between the Narn and the Centauri.

Interpreting the differences in how the characters act under pressure with cameras around than in the situations we’ve seen them in previously can be an interesting contrast.

“And Now For A Word” is available for download from iTunes.

Listener Feedback: Jarsto responds to… his own voicemail… weird; Edmund comments on the Jeanne Cavelos chat, an interview that hasn’t officially aired yet, and muses on Harlan Ellison and Neil Gaiman playing in JMS’ universe.

Your feedback does matter, and is welcome! You can call us, or email us and tell us what you think… and likely hear it played or read on the show. Please try to keep the voicemail comments as brief as possible.

There’s a box of Babylon 5 novels sitting here, books that were rescued from unknown fates at used bookstores in his area by Brad from PodCulture. What are your thoughts on having a section where folks can find B5 novels for those who are looking for them?

Babylon Podcast Social Communities:
Twitter: @babylonpodcast

If you can, Please Donate to the funding of the show!

Promo: Podcasting: Now and Beyond: The Podcasting Track at Dragon*Con


  1. RE: WMD

    You touched briefly on the Centauri WMD’s allegedly aboard their ships. Did anyone else notice that they were quite specific when they described them: They were, of course, (allegedly) Mass Drivers!

    Were they the same Mass Drivers that bombed the Narn homeworld back to the stone age? I wonder…

  2. Re: Edmund’s comment on the Jeanne Cavelos interview…

    When was this interview? I used the search feature and all I get is Show #62 and the Books post… was it on another Farpoint podcast? If so, which one and which episode? I’d like to hear what she had to say…

    I really enjoyed the Technomage trilogy, perhaps moreso that the Psi Corps trilogy (sorry Tim!)

  3. Phil from LI New York says

    good show! and i hope your feeling better summer

  4. Expect a response. More therapy will almost certainly be required.

  5. When you talked about the galactic peace verses earth first. It made me wonder and get thoughtful. Has there ever been a nation that was a international player that did not support its own self interest? The answer is now. Well I guess that moves Babylon 5 over into the collumn with the dewey eyed give peace a chance types. Look at the facts historically there never has been a great nation/empire that has not been warlike. When that nation or peoples cease being warlike they cease existing too. War is horrible yes but the other option (cease to exist as a people) is worse. Just ask the city fathers of Carthage or the Catherien’s (sp) of France. A modern example is France. Look at pre WW1 army of France the best in the world and about 10 or so years ago the top comandos of france were defeated by a locked door on a green peace ship.

    Sorry about summer.

Speak Your Mind