Babylon Podcast #258: Little Bugs Have Lesser Bugs (Crusade)

Welcome to Show #258!

Deep Geeking: Tim and Summer discuss the unproduced Crusade script, “Little Bugs Have Lesser Bugs”, which was written by Peter Woodward and slated to be a Season 2 episode.

The larger implications from the plot of this script are intriguing, given that it revealed a previously unknown vulnerability in the Drakh, and also gives us a storytelling conundrum, trying to obsessively figure out where in Season 2 this episode would have aired.

If you want to read this one for yourself, it’s in Crusade: Other Voices, Vol 1

Discussion: Summer goes into a little more background on why her disappointment with “Legend of the Rangers” turned into a temporarily blinding rage.

Also, folks preparing to review and discuss the comics and novels with us (or for us), get ready… your turn will be coming up soon!

Submitting your own Feedback: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know! Call, or just email us a comment you’ve recorded yourself!

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!

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Comments

  1. Hi guys. Great show. Couple of comments:

    On the subject of where in the schedule this would have come. You’re missing the obvious. Had there actually been a second half of season 1 and indeed a season 2, this episode would have been retroactively placed into the production schedule as episode 4 of season *1*, most likely including some changes of actors and another wardrobe swap.

    With respect to the missing links in the plot, I think we can assume they would have been resolved by the time this was aired. Also, JMS has a habit of not telling actors more than they needed to know about theirs and other characers’ fates. So, I doubt Peter Woodward would have known whether or not Gideon was going to be shot and/or killed. I’m sure this could have been written-around if needed.

    Finally, what is it with JMS shooting key characters at the end of season 1. Garibaldi… Gideon… ? If anyone ever player a JMS character with the surname G… wear a body armour.

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