Babylon Podcast #89: Messages From Earth (Season 3)

Welcome to Show #89!

Have you ever seen a Babylon 5 character when you were out trick-or-treating? Discuss.

Deep Geeking: Tim and Summer talk about “Messages from Earth”. This is the first episode of the emotional roller-coaster that doesn’t really come to a close until the end of Season 4. THIS is what we love the most.

From Marcus rescuing Dr Mary Kirkish so she can tell the story of Earth’s previously unknown involvement with Shadow technology, to Sheridan’s decision to destroy the newly found Shadow ship on Ganymede, and the resulting encounter with the EAS Agammemnon and President Clark’s declaration of martial law… this is one episode that bears much on it’s story shoulders, and carries it all very well.

B5 Audio Drama: The Three-Edged Sword Episode 18: “Thinking Ahead” (TS: 43:46-49:45) What you’re hearing here on The Babylon Podcast is just a small part of the story… the full audio drama can be heard at Voices of Babylon, so what are you waiting for? Head over and check them out!

Listener Feedback: We discuss the voicemails and emails you keep sending in. Keep sending them!

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…

Summer still wants 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? Specifically, the :30 spots, one featuring Ivanova and the other G’Kar… they were part of the series of ads TNT ran promoting the addition of B5 to their lineup.

Yes, we really are still working out logistics on the Jerseys. We’ll keep you posted on when you can place your pre-order!

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  1. I’ve never seen a B5 Halloween costume wearer come to my house.


  2. Garibaldi’s witnessing of the events and the burned PsiCorp badge was revealed in the comic book series issues 5 through 8. Check out the Lurker’s Guide starting at
    In the JMS notes for #8 it is confirmed that Talia was there.

    I wrote a few words about the mass viewing of this episode with our call to JMS over at my September 01, 2003 blog entry at
    In the moderated newsgroup I see a post reflecting on this at


  3. ChristopherNYC says

    “Have you ever seen a Babylon 5 character when you were out trick-or-treating? Discuss.”

    Yes, I have seen Vorlons many times on Halloween…although to me they always looked like angels.

  4. I have recently watched this episode and noticed that it wasn’t Sheridan’s idea (at first) to form the jump point in Jupiter’s atmosphere. I am going to have to watch this again but it seemed to me that Sheridan froze up at seeing the Agammemnon and someone else suggested the crazy idea and the group refined the concept. Sheridan then showed leadership by committing to this action.

    I like the way JMS did this. There is too much of the super-hero commander in other writing and this is much more real.

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