Babylon Podcast #187: Objects at Rest (Season 5)

Welcome to Show #187!

Tim, Summer and Bret are joined by special guest geeker Arkle (Happy Birthday, Arkle!)

And our thoughts and condolences go out to Gary in Jacksonville and his family.

Deep Geeking: Tim, Summer, Bret and Arkle discuss the “Objects at Rest”. Depending on how you choose to look at the “novel” structure of Babylon 5, this is the finale, with “Sleeping in Light” acting as the epilogue. Either way, doors are closing, lives are changing, and time is marching on.

Feedback: James asks what episode or movie showed what happened when David Sheridan received and opened his birthday urn containing the keeper (trick question: we never saw it happen!); Kurt in St George wonders if JMS got the inspiration for Lyta’s glowing white eyes from “Village of the Damned”, given his appreciation of Lovecraftian tales.

Let us know if you want to submit your formal theories about “Day of the Dead”, pro or con, for a final theoretical debate on what really happened in that episode.

Lurker’s Guide 2.0: Summer is expanding the documentation to be covered at Lurker’s Guide 2.0, the major change being converting the episode guide into a full Wiki with cross-referenced topics, tidbits and everything you’d want in a Wiki. She’s also still searching for pictures of rare collectibles, photos of magazine covers and toys, and all sorts of other B5 goodies that didn’t get included in the original guide during the years after Crusade. Let her know if you want to lend a hand.

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  1. It was a lot of fun. Let me know when you guys get to that X-Filesish episode of Crusade. I seem to be in the minority in that I know of very few people who loved that episode like I did. Everyone else seems to hate it. 🙁

  2. David from Memphis says

    The X-Files never hooked me when it aired, nor has it on the reruns. However, that episode of Crusade was pretty good.

  3. Hey Arkle – great job! I agree, that episode of Crusade was excellent…I know there are precious few to choose from, but that’s one of my favorites.

  4. Katie from Sydney says

    Have to point out that the story Village of the Damned was based on, the Midwich Cuckoos, was written by John Wyndham.

    Also really hated that whole Lennier thing. Thought was just jammed in because the “he loves Delenn” arc had to be resolved somehow. That’s one story thread that could have done with a couple more episodes working up to him loosing it shich would have been more believable than just going bang all of a sudden..

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