Babylon Podcast #74: A Day in the Strife (Season 3)

Welcome to Show #74!

Jeffrey is zipping along the highway again, while Tim C and Tim A drool over the four nominations that the Babylon Podcast received for the 2007 Parsec Awards. While Tim C has put out the call for fan suggestions for segments to submit for judging consideration, the deadline for us to submit those segments was Monday, July 23rd, so while you’re welcome to submit suggestions for your favorite segments to include for submission, we can’t use them anymore for this year.

Jeffrey announces that the Babylon Podcast has been invited to attend an in-store signing in Los Angeles to celebrate the release of “The Lost Tales” DVD, and to also include some of the pomp and circumstance as part of an upcoming show.

Special Report: We finally have a “Lost Tales” DVD sighting!!

Deep Geeking: This week, Tim the First One and Tim the Younger dive into DeepGeeking™ for the episode “A Day in the Strife”.

First, the station is threatened with destruction by an alien probe unless they can submit a detailed and complicated series of technological, scientific and mathematic problems. If they answer everything correctly, they are told they’ll receive an untold bounty of advanced technology, and if they answer even one question incorrectly, they’ll be destroyed.

Second, G’Kar is coerced into relinquishing his position and sanctuary on Babylon 5, but the Narns on the station convince him that his best choice is to stay put and continue doing what he’s been doing with the resistance.

In an around all this is a labor dispute that Sheridan’s having trouble resolving. All in a day’s work.

Fan Cast: The Three-Edged Sword Episode 5: “Schroedinger’s Narn” (TS: 27:25-32:17)

Listener Feedback: fund-raising slogans for “Kosh for President 2008” campaign; Bowling in Grey Sector or Lifeforms in Thirdspace? You decide… Gary from Jacksonville comments on #71 and what Londo may or may not have seen in the Zen Garden; Number 12 muses on the similarities in Delenn’s and Londo’s paths and choices, and where those similarities diverged; Gary on #72 and the arrival of Marcus; Number 12 on an alternate theory on why Londo did not see anything when Kosh rescued Sheridan; Gary commenting again on possibilities and implications in “Comes the Inquisitor”; Colin asks Jeffrey on his thoughts about a CGI G’Kar and the possibility of JMS ever going that route.

Are you interested in listening to a Babylon 5 audio drama? Voices of Babylon is coming soon…

Summer would also like to find the long versions of the B5 promos that ran on TNT prior to Season 5, the ones narrated by Keith David… anyone have any old VHS copies of S5 they taped from TNT?

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  1. Nice work guys. I really liked the observation that the alien probe might be telemarketing tactic of the near future. I can imagine getting calls from corporate bullies like Verizon or Cablevision: Answer these questions about your high speed Internet provider or we’ll send an electromagnetic pulse to your house.

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