Welcome to Show #220!
Tim, Summer and Bret are all together again!
Speculation abounds surrounding JMS’ announcement that he’s stepping away from the Wonder Woman and Superman monthly comics in order to focus on writing Earth One sequel instead. The full extent of his work slate seems to still be under wraps.
Tim also recounts his appearance on Casting Game Podcast, and gives us a list of who he’d suggest in recasted roles in a new version of “The Gathering” (and yes, we know that Russ was under the shower curtain for the pilot)
For those playing in the Lensman pool, your number for today is 3 minutes.
If you are a die-hard B5 fan, and for some reasons you haven’t purchased any previous B5 Script Books, get your hands on “Artifacts from Beyond the Rim”. It will be available from B5 Books until January 20, 2011
Deep Geeking: Tonight, after a brief tangent into lamenting the short lifespan of most smart scifi shows, we geek on the Crusade episode “The Needs of Earth”.
We talk about small yet illuminating character backstories and developments found in this episode, especially Gideon’s determination, Dureena’s past, and Dr Chambers’ compassion. In a few short moments, we are treated to a great deal of insight into what motivates and moves Dureena, Dr Chambers, and Lt. Matheson.
We also grumble over not being able to see how the rest of the season and series might have unfolded, given how layered the small handful of story we were treated to.
And people wonder why we agonize so much over shows with quality stories that are given short shrift by the cold callous business needs of our entertainment providers.
Feedback: Kate in Chicagoland weighs in on slugthrowers in space; Kate also comments on the severe ponytail that Ivanova wore; Ben disagrees with the idea of updating the CGI using newer technologies
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 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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