Babylon Podcast #82: Interview with Peter Woodward (Technomage Galen)

Welcome to Show #82!

Summer, Jeffrey, and Tim are joined by Brad and Tim A, and the sock puppets just plain take over the joint. Tim throws out a theory for JMS’ sock puppet escapade, that maybe there was a method behind the faux madness.

And just how can we convince WB that more B5 product from them would be just as well received, if not better, with just a little bit of well-placed advertising? How can it make sense to not advertise a project because you’re worried about the financial risk, when running an ad in a space targeted to Babylon 5 fans will ensure maximum saturation in the group most likely and most interested in buying said project?

Summer’s confused and upset about the lack of support and promotion for “The Lost Tales” DVDs, and Brad wonders if WB does it on purpose. Which opens up ten other cans of worms, but we want to do more, and in return, receive more B5 for it.

Peter Woodward

Interview: Peter Woodward joins an excited B5 crew to talk about his Babylon 5 experience, which all began with his being late for an audition for “A Call to Arms”, and how Galen’s enigmatic nature just *is*.

We hear how yet another cast member would gladly rent out body parts to continue to do more B5 projects, and gives us as much insight into Galen as he can without activating the remote zapper feature in JMS’s secret B5 cast & crew implant.

Peter’s also been a cog in other genre shows, with appearances in “Brimstone” and “Stargate”, and portraying the Source of All Evil in “Charmed”, and he tells us about growing up watching Doctor Who, and enjoying science fiction and it’s characters, and more.

The Galen-focused show titles get a little silly.

Peter Woodward and Legion Six Victorius

images courtesy of Legion Six Victorius and their “Conquest” gallery

Fan Cast: The Three-Edged Sword Episode 12: “The Aftermath” (TS: 41:04-46:29)

We promise to get to the Deep Geeking on “Over There” next week. Oh, and put down the sock puppets, and slowly back away.

Bonus: Stay tuned after the closing credits… there’s an extra treat. Trust us.

Babylon 5 Information Gathering: Can we and should we mount a Babylon 5 propaganda campaign, in order to get sales of The Lost Tales to the point where Warner really really wants to greelight more volumes of TLT? Let us know!!

Jerseys Are Go! (really… we’re still moving forward with these!) Interested? Let us know if you’d place a pre-order!

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  1. Woohoo!
    It finally downloaded. Darn intertubes! 😀

  2. all the lost socks were clogging the tubes up!

  3. Valerie Stewart says

    I would so pre-order a jersey, and if you’re taking requests…Green 59 for me!
    Just downloaded the last two podcasts; looking forward to Peter’s interview.

  4. Sweet Vorlon Cylons! Where can I get that song!!!!????

  5. I think this was one of my top 5 favorite episodes of the podcast, ever! Kudos to Jeffrey for getting Mr. Woodward on the show, and the “bonus” at the end of the show was a real treat.

  6. So, where did the bonus at the end come from? That was great.

  7. AlexTiming says

    I too want that song that you have at the end of the podcast!!!

  8. David Molay says

    That’s the annotated lyrics. Explore the site to find a great video for the song

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