So, once we turn out the lights in C&C here, the long term plan is to keep the place shipshape and running as long as possible. It’s not like the Internet has shipping lanes that archival sites can be a danger to!
Once the last show is posted, the feed structure for the shows will change: there will be one single feed, containing all shows going back to Episode 0. That way newcomers can find everything they need or want in one single subscription, whether in iTunes or not, and it keeps the fusion reactors warm for any future special episodes we may churn out.
Getting everything in order for the new feed configuration meant that more than a little cleanup was necessary, to get many of the show posts from previous years to be consistent with newer shows. It also meant removing the season-by-season feeds, but the entire archive will be available in one feed, and every episode will be browsable from the iTunes Store.
It also means I’ll have a little bit more time to dedicate to the Lurkers Guide websites, http://www.lurkersguide.org and the not-yet-built http://www.lurkersguide.net, that I’ve been dabbling with on and off for the past several years, including a major restructuring of the information and how it’s presented, so if anyone want to help collect and archive Babylon 5 info there, especially the tons of articles, updates and news that were never archived by the original Lurkers Guide, just let Summer know.
Also, if anyone has any contact info for John Cook of the now missing sev.com.au website, previously the home to the Sevylon 5 cartoons, feel free to have him contact us… I would be more than happy to provide a mirror home or a new home for those Sevylon 5 strips and get them back online for the die-hard Babylon 5 fans.
Feel free to continue to spread the word about the work we’ve done here, use our promos and banners on your own websites and in your own podcasts.