Babylon Podcast #124: Feedbackapalooza Part Deux

Welcome to Show #124!

Kosh. Rastaman. I got nothin’.

Feedbackapalooza Part Deux!! Chris Lester and C.A. Sizemore are still in on the Feedback Fun.

Colin doesn’t appreciate the tone of JMS’ announcement; Freehold South chimes in on the JMS announcement, and feels blindsided by it; Bethany from OK comments on “Into the Fire”, agreeing with Tim’s desire to see what was going on in the Alliance ships saving Sheridan and Delenn, and disagreeing with Summer calling the Vorlons/Shadows “whiny”.

Email from Jerry in Ashburn comments on alternatives to deeper explorations of the revelations from “Into the Fire”, and suggests that “Intersections in Real Time” could have been cut (we disagree!); Edmund weighs in on the JMS announcement, theorizing that JMS might be trying to flex his newly found status to see what he might be able to create; John in Birmingham agrees with Brad’s viewpoint on JMS’ announcement (a comment from PodCulture).

New question: Vipers vs Starfuries? What do you think? Summer thinks the Vipers might actually take out the Starfuries, and while Thunderbolts might fare a shade better, they’d still lose out.

Mike Smithwick responds with what he would have cut from B5, and what he would have added in; Ann in CA wonders if JMS’ announcement was more of an indication that he hasn’t had the chance to really focus on creating more B5 stories, be it lack of time or introduction of a block; an X-Files tangent leads to a comparison between Chris Carter’s long-term work versus JMS’ long-term work.

Jeffrey notes that we haven’t gotten Christopher Franke and Ed Wasser for us to talk to, and promises to do better; comments on inconsistencies “Into the Fire”; Andy comments on the “Into the Fire” discussion, and chimes in on what he thinks could have happened had Londo failed in his plan to kill Cartagia and destroy the Shadow ships on Centauri Prime; Valerie in MD disagrees with Tim’s opinion that “The Long Night” was a bad title… she also would love to listen to a Lensman podcast, and is waiting for our commentary on the Script Books (we’re working on that last one).

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  1. Kevin James Dobson is credited with directing two episodes; ‘Into the Fire’ and ‘Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?’. He had been directing since 1977 on many projects.

  2. Isn’t it a little early to start the Byron-bashing?

  3. Your latest episode on iTunes (#124) is corrupted and won’t download. Hope you can repair it.

  4. Jhonny from Uppsala says

    A little early?
    We’ve been doing it for years ; )

  5. StevefromSingapore says

    Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone knows of a good program to timeshift recording the webstream of the live feed. I was using a program called Snaptune One that was recommended by Dubshack, but they’ve since discontinued support for that program and I can’t get it to work anymore. I really miss the off-official banter that goes on in the live feed and would really like to know how i can get back to listening to the live feed again. I live in Singapore, so, with the time difference, am unable to actually turn on Streamripper (work blocks these streams) in time for the live feed.

    Thanks again everyone!

  6. Gary The Great says

    Arkle obviously never saw the Byron pinata next to the Corralejo in the Zocalo.

  7. Hey, guys. I hate to sound like this, but…is there ever going to be another Babylon podcast that isn’t all about the JMS post? Because, I have to admit, I’m getting more than a little tired of it. One WHOLE show was enough. This has been going on for FOUR episodes, now, if I recall correctly, counting the last two “feedback-a-palooza” episodes. (Although, I have to also admit that I stopped listening to #124 about 10 seconds into the first, whiny “JMS betrayed us” voicemail. I have better things to spend my time on. Like making snarky comments.)

    Either get on with the geeking and/or interviewing, or I’m going to have to move on. As much as I enjoy the show, there is only so much we can take.

    MOVE. ON.

  8. ChristopherNYC says

    “Remember Byron!”…I really like the role and the actor.
    The hair I agree was a little too soap opera, but it is a well known fact that the hair is a reflection of the power of the mind

  9. Once the Deep Geeking on Season 5 starts, I expect to hear several “Leave Byron alooooone!” calls during the Feedbackapaloozas.

  10. Kaa,

    you didn’t listen to the live feed last week, did you…

    Honestly, we didn’t expect this to go on this long, but we had a lot more feedback to process than we thought we’d get. We didn’t want to overlook the good points that were in some of the comments.

    You have to admit, it completely changes the past five years of anticipation for millions of fans, so yes, it’s something to analyze and talk to death, just like we do with everything else Babylon 5 related 🙂

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