Babylon Podcast #91: Severed Dreams (Season 3)

Welcome to Show #91!

Tim, Summer and Jeffrey chat about Thanksgiving, turkeys, turducken, and holiday recording schedules. And for some reason, the tangents ruled this open.

B5 Audio Drama: The Three-Edged Sword Episode 19: “The Die is Cast” (TS: 9:00-14:58) 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!

Deep Geeking: “Severed Dreams”. All Geeking, All the Time.

Apologies ahead of time for the audio quality for the Deep Geeking… there was a studio malfunction, resulting in the loss of ALL of the discussion about “Severed Dreams” (and you thought we were kidding about the helpful donations).

Jeffrey sticks around for the geeking on this episode, and adds some anecdotes from his time on the set during the filming.

Between witnessing hostilities between EAS forces, seeing the B5 command staff take stand and pick a side in the battle that’s been building around them for well over a year, discovering how fine a line ISN has been standing on since the first rumors that Clark was involved with Santiago’s death, Delenn’s confrontation and dissolution of the Grey Council, and the heated battle between the station and Clark’s forces and the intervention by the Minbari, the show truly embodies what’s built up since the end of Season 1: “Nothing’s the same anymore.”

Jeffrey taunts us by letting us know that he still has Hugo screeners for this episode.

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. Nice discussion and great clip at the end. I think JMS discussions Jerry Doyle’s injury and such in the script book, though there are probably several transcripts of Jerry Doyle convention appearances around the net in which he discussed it. On the Lurker’s Guide page at
    there is a lot about it among which JMS says
    # We shot that last scene with Garibaldi *after* we’d shot the sequence showing his injured leg. We don’t shoot in sequence. So we had to cover it in the next episode.

    # We shot the last scene with the cane *before* we shot the scene in which Jerry broke his arm. It costs way too much to go back and reshoot. At the time we shot the later scene, he hadn’t yet broken his arm.

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