Babylon Podcast #67: Divided Loyalties (Season 2)

Welcome to Show #67!

Summer, Jeffrey and guest commentator Edmund Boys talk about Tim being missing in action this episode, and also open the doors to the burgeoning availability of Jeff’s B5 collectibles. Summer will have to figure out a way to arrange travel to Los Angeles, so she can catalog Jeff’s stash and help him sell those items to Babylon Podcast listeners and then to the greater B5 collector community.

And Jeff proposes that we need to have sex. A lot of it. For a week or so… nothin’ but sex. As a platform for “Kosh for President”. On the Green ticket (not on the Purple ticket). Discuss. It’s out of hand, but try to discuss anyway.

Deep Geeking: This week’s episode is “Divided Loyalties”, and even though Tim has been vocal in the past about his displeasure with this episode, he really has a good reason for not being present to voice his reasons live.

“Divided Loyalties”

So Summer and special guest Edmund Boys discuss the episode, and Tim submits his opinions and comments via a pre-recorded statement. Since Tim isn’t there to rebut our refutations to his explanations, Summer and Tim win this round of the argument.

In “Divided Loyalties”, we see Rangers go to desperate measures to warn the station’s command staff of the presence of a spy, including bringing Lyta back to the station, at risk to her freedom since she’s been reclassified as a rogue. We also see a little more interaction and deepening of the relationship between Sheridan and Delenn.

The sudden heating up of the relationship between Susan and Talia, and the unmasking of the spy (as well as how they’d remained hidden so long) are all wrapped up a little too fast for the tastes of most die-hard fans, but given the pending cast changes at the time, JMS did a pretty fine job with what he had to work with in such a short time frame.

Listener Feedback: Just for the record, the FarPoint tag is officially spelled “boohkie”, all because Google kept pulling up websites for bookmakers. Make a note of it.

This week we field voicemails from John in NC about batting cage sound effects; Kurt from the ScapeCast chimes in on the appropriate equipment for the Narn Bat Squad; Kurt again, back to recount the story on how he missed seeing “Knives” the first time around; Kurt one more time, with details on what happened to Sol to cause the events we see in “Deconstruction of Falling Stars”; Eric from NY wants a Purple football jersey with “E. Smith” as the name; Jim from Brookline on football jerseys over baseball jerseys.

Nerf Bats or Pugil Sticks?

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.

Shameless related begging: Summer’s working to convince any publisher to do an essay collection on Babylon 5. If you’d be interested in buying one if they did do a B5 collection, let Summer know, either here in comments, or over in the Babylon Podcast forums.

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. The B5 library collection grows… if you have a request, send it in.

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  1. “WILLERTH 2008: Because all you need is love.”

    God help us all.

  2. “It’s out of hand, but try to discuss anyway”?

    But Summer: How can it be “out of hand,” if this is indeed National Masturbation Month? :->

  3. Kosh for prez. With the constitution forbidding aliens from becoming president (cough ie: there won’t be a Prezinator), I think Kosh can get around it with the simple statement “I have always been here!”

  4. Edmund: You were indeed correct. Summer had covered that issue the episode previous to this. Unfortunately, I had missed that week’s live feed, and was unaware that the question had been answered.

    Ah the fun of sending in comments on the Babylon Podcast for non-live-feed-listeners…

    By the time you’ve cut your recording, it’s already 2 weeks out of date! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Mr. Zsaz says

    Hey, the trailer for TLT is up!

    BTW when does the new season of Drake & Kosh start?

    Kosh for President indeed!

    Understanding is already a 3-edged sword in D.C.!

  6. SteveInSingapore says

    This is the URL for the youtube site which has the trailer…can I say now, “Woohoo!”

  7. Alanfromtheuk says

    Summer, Im so going to a con if we have a green vs purple nerf bat confrontation.


  8. Alanfromtheuk says

    In response to how everyone in the deep geeking saw new things when they watched through again I am now watching from Season 1 EP 1 again. So far 1 disc down 29 to go…..

  9. One can never mention the phrase “out of hand” around this crowd, ever. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Purple pugil sticks! Flanking manuever, left!

  10. Pugil Sticks
    Yes! Pugil sticks all the way.
    I actually auditioned for American Gladiators, twice, back when it was still on.
    Talk about a rough process.

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