Babylon Podcast #96: A Late Delivery From Avalon (Season 3)

Welcome to Show #96!

Deep Geeking: This episode, the geeking revolves around “A Late Delivery from Avalon”. We look at cause and effect of choices with devastating consequences, and parallel mythologies, and Monty Python jokes.

We need more instances of agreeable thumps.

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 Bros 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.

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Comments

  1. OK, why is the description for this show almost indentical to the one for the last one?

  2. Because it’s late and I cut and pasted too much. Is that better?

  3. Jhonny from Uppsala. Sweden says:

    On my first viewing I also found this episode terrible cheesy, but as soon as I started thinking the story, and its Arthurian parallells, thru I came to realise that this is a great episode and a great piece of storytelling so full of symbolism that the somewhat limited medium of tv-show hardly can do justice.

    It gets even better when Marcus and Franklin start to talk about how the Vorlons might have meddled in human history. Oh the implications…

  4. GaryTheGreat says:

    I wonder why JMS copped out, and didn’t figure a way to make him Arthur in fact. With Shadows and Vorlons, time travel ,possesing parasites and alien cultures, surely JMS could have pulled a rabbit out of a hat.

    I don’t doubt that JMS felt doing that might have streched the credibility of the story a little far, but it would have been fun.

    The Marcus and Franklin scenes are a joy in and of themselves. We never got enough of those.

    The lazy show notes are fine, Summer feel better.

  5. 🙂 I find it oddly disturbing that you guys can quote that particular part of Monty Python’s Holy Grail from memory so accurately lol

  6. Gary: Actually I think it’s better from a storytelling point of view that he wasn’t really Arthur.

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