Babylon Podcast #149: Rising Star (Season 4)

Welcome to Show #149!

Tim, Summer and Jeffrey try their hands at an Irish brogue, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Jeffrey also serenades us with his guitar when he gets a little distracted by our geeking.

Tim gives us the news about the contest to name the new ISS module that’s heading up. Read here to see the status of the vote — we here at The Babylon Podcast are supporting the Browncoats and the quest to have the winning name be “Serenity”.

the naming contest ended by the time this episode was posted

Contest: We’ve come up with a contest to give away a copy of the B5 Chronologies scriptbook! Can you identify all the voices in the podcast opening montage? If you think you can, submit your entries to contest [at] sliceofscifi [dot] com with the Subject line of Babylon Podcast Chronologies Contest, and include your mailing address.

We need all 12 voices correctly identified and in order, and a single winner will be selected from all the people who submit fully correct entries, and participants who helped with the lines are not eligible to enter this contest… maybe next time, gang.

Submit your entries by midnight Pacific time, March 3rd, and we’ll randomly pick a winner from pool of correct entries live on the live feed on March 4th (extended to March 25th)

Check out the hints for the Chronologies Contest — in acknowledgement that many of the voices might have been hard to discern, we have provided hints.

Deep Geeking: The team gets involved in geeking on “Rising Star”, and musing on when the cast knew whether there’d be a 5th season, and on if that notice came before or after the initial airing of this episode.

Discussion: Summer and Tim succumb to the temptation and try out their best Irish brogues. Tim reads an email from Captain Jaclyn, correcting the info on the release date of the “Asked and Answered” scriptbooks (April 7th, not April 1st).

Gary sends us in a scenario on what it might have sounded like if we had heard the opposing commander’s transmissions during Ivanova’s “I am Death Incarnate” speech; Todd from Grand Rapids thinks he’s figured out why Zima seemed to be so popular in the 23rd century; Neil from Bowie remembers the B5 Mall Tour, and he’s going to try to dig up his memorabilia from his visit to it; Brian in NY submits his guess that the new scriptbooks might contain Lost Tales stories (apparently we’re a little behind in voicemails); Johnny from Michigan comments on Lyta’s “I’m gonna sue somebody” interlude, adding it to the “over the top” category.

Stay tuned next week for a visit from Stephen Furst!

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Promo: Mur Lafferty’s I Should Be Writing


  1. Do you guys have a recommendation section, i’d like to suggest some stuff

  2. I’m not sure what you have in mind Matt, could you elaborate?

  3. Feel free to comment here, or email us, or to use the Babylon Podcast Forums for your suggestions!

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