Welcome to Show #75!
Summer, Tim C, Jeffrey and Michael are joined in studio by Tim A, and wonder of wonders, we have Jeffrey in his own studio, on his own microphone setup, and wow!
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. He will be bringing his camera and talking to the “Lost Tales” cast members.
Special Report: We have a “Lost Tales” DVD teasers!! No spoilers here, unless you count Summer’s descriptions of some of the running jokes in the extras to be spoilers. There will be a Deep Geeking episode about “The Lost Tales” going out as a separate show.
Deep Geeking: This week, Summer, Tim the First One and Tim the Younger dive into Deep Geeking™ for the episode “Passing Through Gethsemane”. Jeffrey said he’d participate, he may again have been stunned by the geeking details.
First, Lyta returns from Vorlon space, and announces that Kosh has requested that she be his assistant and also a liasion for the Vorlons.
Second, a member of Brother Theo’s order is haunted by memories he can’t account for, and events unfold that bring up the questions of what makes a person: their mind, their spirit, or their memories? What are the implications of a “death of personality” as a form of capital punishment?
This episode has one of the deeper theological threads running through it, and we dig into that thread pretty deeply… belief and faith, spirituality and religion, and the nature of forgiveness.
Fan Cast: The Three-Edged Sword Episode 6: “Preparations” (TS: 42:40-47:25)
Listener Feedback: Jeffrey confuses alien monks in burlap with this episode’s monks before we dive into email submissions. Edmund corrects himself about where the Triluminaries came from and how they were distributed throughout time. Tim reads comments from emails and from the forums, and reads the Top Ten Reasons why JMS won’t come on the show for an interview, and Summer reminds folks of JMS’ reasons why; Catelyn comments on growing up without Star Trek being the dominant (or only) SF show on TV to watch; Asana loves the fan fiction being presented here, and wonders where we’ll go once the episodic coverage has been completed.
Tim C recommends David Gerrold’s “The Man Who Folded Himself” as good reading for those interested in the paradoxes of time travel, and we still haven’t figured out how we’re integrating the novels into the Deep Geeking here on the show.
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