Welcome to Show #237!
Tim and Bret reminisce about Klingons passed, William Campbell, Michael Ansara and John Colicos, and we all marvel at the Trek-B5-BSG connections they form.
Deep Geeking: Tim, Summer and Bret discuss “Ruling From the Tomb”, written by Peter David.
Tim has questions about the execution of this episode’s premise. While he’s good with the cropping up of doomsday cults, the abundance of coincidental meetings and convergent threads doesn’t sit well with him.
There are pieces of this episode that were changed or removed between earlier drafts and the final shooting, and details about those are in Crusade: Other Voices, Vol 2, and we can’t wait for Peter David to join us to talk about them.
Why does every shady organization name seem to include “Omega”? Why does the timer on the bomb always get deactivated in the nick of time? Because it was in the script.
Listener Input Requested: Pat Tallman will be joining us on June 1 to discuss the results of the Lyta Alexander favorites poll, so if you have any questions for her, send us an email with the subject “Lyta Questions”.
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 also 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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