Welcome to Show #218!
The first minor quakes have begun: Warner Bros has called JMS regarding preliminary inquiries on another Babylon 5 project. We eagerly await more news!
Lensman Spotting: The over/under on Tim’s first Lensman comment was 4 minutes. See your boohkie, or drink 4 shots
Voicemail: Neil from Bowie weighs in on the evolution of the original B5 story line; Joe from Anaheim recalls an example of Minbari rifles and Narn handguns; Colin from San Marcos wonders why the Vorlons decided they needed Sheridan to lead the fight against the Shadows; Gary wants to hear Tim’s theories on alternate B5 stories and timelines; Gary wants to know if we’re going to ever discuss fanfic here on the podcast; Gary comments on the Psi Corps telepath “weapon” levels; Gary has another theory about why the Grey Council needed the triluminary to interrogate Sinclair
VerseAndy posits that confusion about the triluminary is all Sinclair’s fault; Gary weighs in on the laundry conundrum Summer once brought up; Hated Bunny also throws out some theories on what the triluminary’s real function might have been; John from Jersey weighs in on Bret’s question on how many folks watched both B5 and DS9; will Tim take over the puns now that Jeffrey’s off working around the country; Neil, still driving, also enjoyed “A Call to Arms”, and all of the anticipation that came with it; Neil, still driving, states that the scene in “The Gathering” with the dust smuggler at the entry gate wasn’t in the initial airing, but was edited in after the fact;
Neil, still driving, thinks that JMS did want to reshoot the scenes in “Revelations” using Melissa Gilbert for the DVD release; Neil, still driving, responds to his own voicemail about what they were using the triluminary for; Neil, still driving, on the opening credits of the S2 DVD shows the transformed Delenn prior to actually seeing her completed transformation in the show
Emails: Jason comments on the mythological status of B5’s profitability for Warners, and wonders how religion works in Minbari culture; VerseAndy appreciates the Parsec Award that The Signal has won, because he credits Babylon Podcast for getting him involved in podcasting (we really are the Susan Lucci of podcasting, aren’t we?); Mark writes about Penn Jillette not liking scifi and their Twitter conversation about how he got onto B5;
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!
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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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