Welcome to Show #205!
In addition to discussing our varying shower singing talents, Tim, Summer and Bret ponder yet more reasons why that shower curtain was there. The Vorlon encounter suits might have been used as practice rooms for Top 40 pop bands.
We also settle the dispute on which of us right about when it was mentioned in the show when more than just Sinclair had been examined and interrogated by the Grey Council, but that only opens up a whole different can o’ worms that bears further scrutiny and over-evaluation in only the way we can do!
Listener Feedback: Rod from Nashville appreciated our episode discussing religion, and thinks that B5’s handling of religion and spirituality paved the way for more recent shows to explore those themes, including the recent BSG incarnation; Arkle feels left out because not as many of his comments have been played as Gary’s (and Tim’s the one you need to bribe!), and he’d like to hear us discuss elements in B5 that had initially showed up in prior JMS projects; Gary explains why he doesn’t enjoy “River of Souls” as much as other stories in the realm;
Adrian in KY is a new podcast listener, and he gives us his interpretation on the retcon factors in “In the Beginning” (he doesn’t think it’s as big a deal as we did); Father Beast gives us his interpretation of The Babylon Podcast’s “Sleeping in Light” moment; Father Beast also weighs in on the Religion in B5 episode and the materialistic philosophy of the Soul Hunters; Mike in Detroit finally listened to Show #200… and is now recovering from the traumatic flashback to his teen years; Mike in Detroit explains why “Parliament of Dreams” is one of his favorite episodes; and Edmund gives us is Babe-ylon 5 checklist
Emails: George Moore corrects Tim’s recounting of the pendulum scene from Contact; Lurker Steve in MN has a theory that the Minbari religious beliefs may be the result of Vorlon tampering, and wonders if anyone else also thinks that this might be a possibility; Colin in San Marcos would like to hear us talk about the unfulfilled premises and promises from Babylon 5‘s early directions, to fill in some of the blanks for folks who were not able to obtain the scriptbooks.
Lurker’s Guide 2.0: Summer is starting a push to get Lurker’s Guide 2.0 completed and finished, including missing 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.
More Parody/Filk Songs Wanted: If you know of any more B5-related fan songs out there, definitely let us know, so we can let other B5 fans know where to buy them! And if those CDs are out of print, let’s brainstorm on ways to get those songs back out there for fans!
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Babylon 5 Information Gathering: If you know of a dead or abandoned B5 related website that may be in need of a new home, let Summer know! Maybe we can mirror it here or house it on a sister site.
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