Babylon Podcast #159: Feedbackapalooza Jr

Welcome to Show #159!

Yes, you heard correctly… we are all Summer.

And hey, it was Jeffrey’s birthday last week!

Feedbackapalooza Jr: Because of rogue tachyons bombarding the area around Draco Vista Studios, we are experiencing a causality break that threw spatial-temporal ordering into disarray, giving us 3 Summers but no Tim, no Jeffrey and no Mike.

So in order to prevent any permanent damage to the space-time continuum, we bring you a special episode: Feedbackapalooza Jr!

Gary wants to know if Lochley ever specifically stated which side of the Earth Civil War she was on; Gary was amused by the GoToMeeting ads; Gary is shopping for tequila and follows Jeffrey’s recommendation; Gary wonders if there was a parallel between the different seasons of B5 and the different chapters viewed in “Deconstruction of Falling Stars”; Gary muses on whether or not Lennier thinks joining the Rangers will improve his chances to be with Delenn after Sheridan dies in 20 years; Tom appreciates the looming feeling of dread cast over Season 5; Tom also loves that Season 5 also breaks all the main characters out of the delineations drawn up for them in Seasons 1-4; next, Tom gives a Star Trek analogy for the character shifts we see in Season 5.

Arkle adds some perspective on the “Vorlon on the Roof”, and wonders why Summer didn’t like the segment with the monks from “Deconstruction”; Doug surmises that maybe the shrapnel from shooting through ducts caused the injury that bled (shenanigans!); Brian solves the problem of what color bunny ears the Easter Kosh would be wearing; Gary thought that Lochley had more of a command presence than Ivanova and Sheridan right from the start.

Emails: Steven wonders if it would be possible to get an interview with Haley McLane, the voice of the station’s computer; Robinson wonders if Jerry Doyle could be the love child of Bruce Willis and Terry O’Quinn… and John provides some info on why the Space Shuttle couldn’t manuever from the Hubble to the ISS, and suggests playing with the Orbiter Flight Sim game.

From deep in the Vorlon archives, Summer-3 reads a memo about a B5 story making the cover of a magazine called “The Screening Room”, and the article about the acquisition of B5 by TNT.

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  1. GaryTheGreat says

    Damn, I picked a heck of a week to go on vacation, and miss the live feed. Luckily my presence was still felt. I still think they should be called Garypaloozas.

  2. Let Jeffrey do all the promotions from now on! I find myself looking forward to the next podcast to hear what the Vorlon comes up with next. Great work, Jeffrey!

    And since we are discussing season 5: I am re-watching the series as you do the podcast, and I find that I hate the Lochley character even more than before.

    I find her stereotypical, badly acted out and overall completely unbelievable. It might have something to do with the acting (which I don’t find convincing at all), but I always cringe when she appears on the screen.

    Watching the scene where she confronts Garibaldi in the cell (after she had him thrown in there for his attack on Bester) was aweful. Jerry Doyle gave one of his best sarcastic Garibaldi performances and Lochley wasn’t there at all. No presence, no real emotion, everything seemed artificial.

    At least we had to endure her only for one season.

    (Alright, now critizise me for my criticism)

  3. Steve Wynne says

    Hi Starstuff,

    I reckon most of that is because she is on screen with people who have “lived with” their characters for at least 3 or 4 years, whereas she is trying to get to grips with her character. And lets be honest SciFi isnt the easiest thing for actors to adapt to.

    If you look at the Crusade episodes she appears in, she really shines, as she now knows the character, and the writers know how best to use her.

    She was always going to struggle following such a fan favourite as Susan, but when she got into the character I think she proved she could do it well.

  4. Hi Steve,

    I haven’t yet had the chance to watch Crusade, I am still waiting for the DVDs to make it to the top of my renting list ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I will take into consideration your points when I continue watching, but I am afraid it will be hard to change my opinion. Nevertheless, the angle you mentioned is something I had not considered before. Thanks for pointing that out.

  5. Mike, you thought me doing the West Side Story parody was a good idea? Dude, you’ve heard me sing. Do you think I could write a tune any better than I could carry one? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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