Welcome to Show #265!
We celebrate the news that Walter Koenig will finally be receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the ceremony will be held September 10, 2012. While he’s the last of the original Star Trek cast to get a star, he is the second Babylon 5 cast member to have a star… and curious fans want to know if his star will have a Federation emblem or a Psi Corps emblem on it?
Deep Geeking: Tim, Jeremy and guest Neil from Bowie discuss the DC Comics miniseries “In Valen’s Name”.
Unlike the majority of the rest of the other comics, this miniseries is considered canon, and tells the story of the Babylon 4 station when it is discovered again after 1000 years. We learn details about what happened during and after the first Shadow War, the discovery of an alien race long thought dead, and we find out what happened to Jeffrey Sinclair and a little about the rest of his life as Valen.
The guys talk about how this story fits in with the existing storyline from the series, and how it actually fits in with the known B5 universe, the writing and the character dialogue, and the artwork.
Discussion: Bruce Boxleitner is now on Twitter, and has been talking about his voiceover role in the new TRON: Uprising animated series, airing in June on Disney XD. Tim also reads an email from Niall, asking if we will be covering any of the Babylon 5 videogames, the abandoned commercial ones, and the several fan-created games and the Freespace 2 mods. Since neither Tim nor Summer are active gamers, it’s not highly likely… but if anyone out there wants to run an episode about the video games, let us know!
Also, folks preparing to review and discuss the novels with us (or for us), get ready… your turn will be coming up next!
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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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