Babylon Podcast #181: Darkness Ascending (Season 5)

Deep Geeking: Tim, Summer and Jeffrey discuss many of the consquences and the subtexts in “Darkness Ascending”.

We argue for quite a bit about the nature of Garibaldi’s dream, how much was dream and how much was or wasn’t influenced by Lyta’s telepathic curiosity (and whether or not that itself was real or dream), and talk a bit more about Lennier and his mission, and of the telepath DNA deal between Lyta and G’Kar.

Babylon Podcast #180: Feedbackapalooza

Feedbackapalooza: It’s mondo feedback time again, with voicemails and emails a-plenty… complete with sake bombs and cartoon pajama pants.

But seriously, if anyone does know if any Book of G’Quan or Book of G’Kar prop replicas were made for the true die-hard collectors out there, or if anyone who has the original copies would be willing to take pictures for us, definitely let us know!

Babylon Podcast #179: Interview with Brad Dourif

Interview: Tim, Summer and Jeffrey chat with Brad Dourif, his role as Brother Edward in “Passing Through Gethsemane”, and scifi and horror in general.

Brad reminisces about his time on the show, and tells us how much of a fan he was of the show back then, and much more.

Babylon Podcast #178: Chat with Troy Rutter

Interview: Tim and Summer chat with Troy Rutter, the original Babylon 5 website wrangler, and more!

Troy tells us about the history of the Official B5 website, and his involvement from “The Gathering” on forward, including some rare early promotional items and online goodies, and the birth of “A Very Drazi Christmas”.

Babylon Podcast #177: Meditations on the Abyss (Season 5)

Deep Geeking: Tim, Summer and Jeffrey contemplate “Meditations on the Abyss”.

Examinations range from speculations on why G’Kar may have initially wanted his book to only be published after his death and the possible nature of the responsibility for the spirituality and spiritual explorations of his potential students/followers; to the nature of rationalization when deciding between doing the “right” thing and the “true” thing in the cases of both Findell and Lennier; and even a little bit on unrequited love.

Babylon Podcast #176: Feedbackapalooza

Feedbackapalooza: Tim, Summer and Jeffrey respond to lots of voicemail!

We really are going to have to have a special follow-up Geeking on “Day of the Dead”, aren’t we? I never knew this episode was so polarizing amongst the fans, apparently moreso than Purple-Green!

Babylon Podcast #175: The Corps is Mother, The Corps is Father (Season 5)

Deep Geeking: This week, we discuss “The Corps is Mother, The Corps is Father”, and the special place that the Psi Corps holds in Edmund’s heart.

We chat a little about seeing a different side of the inner workings of Psi Corps in general and Bester’s methods of grooming potential proteges.

Babylon Podcast #174: B5 Dragon*Con Report

Dragon*Con Report: Gary goes into detail on the handful of B5 panels, and some of the scheduling challenges introduced by the powerhouse event featuring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy; and makes all fans jealous with anecdotes of his interactions with the series attendees Bruce Boxleitner, Tracy Scoggins, Claudia Christian, Peter Jurasik, Stephen Furst, and Julie Caitlin Brown.

Babylon Podcast #173: The Ragged Edge (Season 5)

Deep Geeking: This week, we discuss “The Ragged Edge”, a pivotal episode in the growth of both the Interstellar Alliance and G’Kar; and in the fall of both Centauri Prime and Michael Garibaldi.

And remember…

When seeking instant enlightenment,
You must put your face in the book.

Babylon Podcast #172: Interview with Artist Gary Hasson

Interview: Gary Hasson of Lightspeed Fine Art joins us to chat about how his involvement with scifi television and Babylon 5. He’s done art for Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, Xena, Hercules, Farscape, BSG, and many more as well.

Babylon Podcast #171: Phoenix Rising (Season 5)

Deep Geeking: Tim and Summer discuss “Phoenix Rising”, and the beginning of the fallout from Byron’s death and the resulting uprising of rogue telepaths against the Psi Corps. The emotional impact of Byron’s death on the free telepaths, and the emotional impact of the manner of the rogues’ death on Bester are apparent, so Summer likes the payoff much better than some elements of the story leading up to the conclusion.

Babylon Podcast #170: Feedbackapalooza

Feedbackapalooza: Voicemail highlights this episode: Arkle theorizes on the real reason for some of the fans’ deep dislike of Byron; the three unproduced Crusade scripts are summarized in the Crusade supplement of the Babylon 5 Role Playing Game book… who knew?