Welcome to Show #221!
A few weeks back on Twitter via @babylonpodcast, Summer expressed her disappointment at finding dead space where the b5crusade.com website used to be. This happened after 2am, and she happened to notice a tweet from Bear McCreary from earlier that evening expressing his excitement about his Human Target compositions… which led Summer to wonder aloud how cool it could be to have Bear score whatever new B5 project Warner Bros has been having secret talks with JMS about. Ah, to dream a little dream…
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
Feedbackapalooza: The voicemail is strong with this one.
Arkle relates his alternate take on the emotional impact of the Talia/Susan relationship; the “peanut” look of Ivanova’s severe ponytail; Gary relays another tidbit on JMS’ on-screen role in the upcoming Thor feature; Arkle nitpicks over legal parlance regarding “The Gathering”; Jason lists his own Top 5 episodes, which leads into a tangent all about casting; more supposition about the Triluminary and it’s imaginary alternative components; Gary lends his insight on the contracts signed by actors, and Summer hints at the story she’d want to oversee getting made; Neil from Bowie associates Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out For a Hero” with the fan made B5 music videos that made the rounds on convention circuits back in the day; Troy from Marana wonders if the Narn pistols really looked a lot like the weapons from Space: 1999, and also wonders what it would take to get us to record our own custom episode commentary on 10 or so top B5 episodes.
We’re still figuring out what the winter holiday schedule will be, so never fear… there will be content of some kind! Will we have holiday gifts from our favorite parody bands like Luke Ski and Sci-Fried? Or will Gary and Edmund come up with something new for us?
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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