Babylon Podcast #95: Sic Transit Vir (Season 3)

Welcome to Show #95!

We’re switching things up this week, and Jeffrey’s running the board, recording this episode from hiss Los Angeles studio. The only real downside was that there was no way to broadcast a live feed for this episode. It was truly a session that deserved to be on the feed, too.

Tim, Summer and Jeffrey are joined by Brad Bowyer, and we start out pondering why we never saw the B5 command staff come down with the flu or the runs, and the musing devolves from there.

Tim reads an email imploring fans to write letters in support of getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Walter Koenig, and he’s the last remaining original Star Trek member not to have a star.

Walk of Fame Committee Chairman Johnny Grant passed away a few hours after we recorded this show, so please address your letters to:

Chairman, Walk of Fame Committee
c/o Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
7018 Hollywood Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Hollywood, CA 90028

You can find more details here:

Deep Geeking: Tonight’s geeking focuses on “Sic Transit Vir”, and discussion on how the characters start adjusting to their new roles as leaders of a breakaway station all alone in the night.

It takes a few viewings to appreciate just how much humor is running just below the surface.

Listener Feedback: Tim reads an email from Ntozubod asking what one single episode you’d have someone watch if you only have that one shot to get them interested. We argue in a circle… a couple of times.

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. According to IMDB, Walter appeared in 12 episodes.

  2. Still seems like he was there for so many more, doesn’t it?

  3. Jhonny from Uppsala, Sweden says

    Oh yes. He definitly left a lasting impression on the show.
    Everytime a telepath shows up, we know Bester cant be far behind ; )

  4. Katie from Sydney says

    Franklin couldn’t have told Delenn THAT much about her new physiology considering the conversation she had with Ivanova at the end of “Soul Mates”.

  5. Neil Ottenstein says

    Leonard Nimoy has done quite a good amount since the Star Trek TV show. Right afterwards he did Mission Impossible for a few seasons. Of course he also had the In Search Of series as well. Since the Star Trek movies, he hasn’t done as much work, though.

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