Babylon Podcast #150: Interview with Stephen Furst

Welcome to Show #150!

Jeffrey pokes fun at Tim and Summer’s consternation at not having a larger pool of contest entries to choose a winner from… or even someone who’s gotten all of the voices guessed correctly. (this was recorded on March 18th, so the contest is already over)

We also hit a tangent about the death of the SciFi Channel. Summer rants. And she’s not the only one who’s a tad annoyed. Not by a long shot. Now she wants to implement a plan to create her owned damned spec-fic channel. Not a Cylon plan, but a plan nonetheless.

Stephen Furst

Interview: Stephen Furst joins us to reminisce about directing “The Deconstruction of Falling Stars”… at least, that was the initial plan.

And as we all know, the most entertaining shows always veer off their intended courses… “Babylon 5: The Musical”… ’nuff said!

Stay tuned next week for a super-sized Feedbackapalooza!

Discussion: In honor of Show #150, Jeffrey wonders how in the world we’ve done more podcast episodes than actual show episodes in existence, and Mike wonders how this tiny show grew to have a gravity well strong enough to pull him and Brad in for keeps. And then the talk wanders into the realm of space junk, and completely hijacks the intended topic of discussion… again!

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Comments

  1. I am not completely through with the episode, but just listened to most of the interview – and this show is one of my favs throughout the four years.

    Stephen is hilariously funny and it was great to get his perspective on things (when he remembered 😉 ).

    Very nice show, thanks everyone.

  2. GaryTheGreat says:

    I’m still listening to the episode myself. I wish Stephen was this animated when I saw him at my last con. I guess I’ll have to ask better questions.

    Also, is anyone else creeped out when Summer talks about herself in the third person in the show notes? I know Gary sure is. 🙂

  3. This was an awesome episode! This interview with Furst may be one of the best you’ve ever had of any cast/crew member! Even better than Claudia Christian’s drunken ramblings years ago!

    Thanks guys!

  4. I haven’t finished listening to the interview but to the question about the “Dedicated to…”Faith Manages” message at the end of the episode, it *was* in the script although it wasn’t in the draft picked for the Script books.

  5. Stephen was sick the weekend that we saw him, though, Gary. I recall him saying something about running a high fever.

  6. Gary The Great says:

    Hmmm…. thanks for that info. That fact wasn’t in my Joe’s cuts

  7. No, it wouldn’t have been in the Joe Cuts. Since it wasn’t in the draft of the script JMS chose for the script book I, like Jeffrey, thought it was part of the credits, not the episode. Up until I got curious and checked the shooting draft, that is. The script book draft is dated 7/8/97, the next draft that I’ve got is dated 8/4/97 and the card isn’t there. The blue revisions which seem to be the shooting script is dated 8/12/97 and the card is there.

  8. bonscott says:

    Great episode. Very funny.

    Summer, you mentioned to subscribe thru iTunes instead of the RSS feed. Sorry, I can’t do that as I don’t have an iPod and I refuse to use one and refuse (and don’t need) to use iTunes. Doing just fine with my Sansa mp3 player. 🙂

  9. I loved the Stephen Furst interview. maybe the best and funniest ever. I love how he takes credit for everything that happened on the show because coincidently I had just proven a few weeks ago that he is the center of the Babylon 5 universe. I created a star chart I call “5 degrees of Furst” in which all 16 of the major players in B% are interconnected with him through his different projects. I sent it in to Tim, so hopefully he can post it somewhere.

  10. Wonderful interview! Stephen should have pulled over…let’s like kill him off just yet 🙂

    I would have liked it if someone had asked him if he had read any of the B5 books which take place in the timeline after Season 5. Specifically, the Legions of Fire which resolves the Centauri sub-plots very nicely. I would like to get his reaction to the fate of Vir.

    Keep the episodes coming!

  11. Neil Ottenstein says:

    You forgot to ask him about the B5 Mall Tour. 🙂

    Still a great interview.

  12. I am officially in love with Stephen Furst. He’s adorable. Just had to say that.

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