Welcome to Show #215!
We go over the B5 related appearances at Big Apple Con and NY Comic-Con, plus a little more news on JMS’ appearance in the upcoming Thor feature film.
We may have to refrain from posting the rules for a “Tim gripes about the Lensman Movie” drinking game, out of concern for the health and safety of our listeners.
Discussion: Tim, Summer and Bret give their opinions on hairstyles and hair care amongst humans and aliens in space in the 23rd century.
We go through the hair and hair stylings we can think of — the ever-evolving styles of Lt. Corwin; the various Centauri lengths and stylings; the pros and cons of Garibaldi’s rapid hair loss during the series; what techniques may have been used to keep Susan Ivanonva’s flowing locks so tightly braided; the never-ending experimentation with the look of hybrid Delenn’s hair; delve into the possibility of mystery hair hints for the evil vs good Talia, and the overwhelming evidence that perfect hair genes were amongst the things being manipulated by telepath genetic experiments; the enviable perfection of Morden’s hair; and the tendencies of Rangers to have thick flowing locks of hair.
And remember: John Sheridan, keytar rocker.
Voicemail: First, Summer and Bret talk about Pat Tallman appearing on Castle as the dead body whose murder the team is investigating. How do actors get compensated for appearances as the uncredited corpse?
Neil from Bowie lets us know that he used GoToMeeting for the first time and enjoyed it; Neil also throw his opinion in on what the triluminary was detecting in regards to human DNA or particular souls; Father Beast chimes in on the switch from Sinclair to Sheridan being needed to echo the parallels between Lensman and B5; a new listener weighs in on where the triluminaries came from, and Valen’s DNA or soul lineage;
Also, Mike sends his heartfelt gratitude to all who have donated to the show, because your generous contributions helped us get the studio back up and running in a moment of crisis.
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 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.
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!
Babylon Podcast Social Communities:
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.
If you can, Please Donate to the show!
Promo: Dragon Page “Cover to Cover”