Babylon Podcast #157: Feedbackapalooza

Voicemail: That’s right folks, it’s time for another Feedbackapalooza!

And really, if you hear any messages when you play any of the podcasts backwards, be sure to tell us… it means we didn’t hide them well enough.

Babylon Podcast #156: Interview with Russ Johnson

Interview: We have found the First Vorlon! Russ Johnson, who wore the glide suit during Season 1, before Jeffrey took over the electraglide harness, joins us to reminisce about the early days on set at Babylon 5, and trying to one up each other for… something smelly?

Russ tells us all about the fun he had as part of Optic Nerve, escapades in both the encounter suit and as the drug-dealing cricket in Down Below, having to repeatedly tell TV fans that he was not the actor who played the Professor on Gilligan’s Island, and more.

Babylon Podcast #155: The Paragon of Animals (Season 5)

Deep Geeking: This week, the Deep Geeking covers “The Paragon of Animals”. Examination of B5’s new telepath colony, and the start of Lyta’s journey of independence, begins here. We also see the development of the Declaration of Principles, and how much it means to have the Alliance start off on the higher path that Sheridan and Delenn hopes they can all take.

Babylon Podcast #154: The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari (Season 5)

Deep Geeking: This week, the Deep Geeking covers “The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari”. The introspective journey that Londo takes, and the one that Lennier is about to take, all start here.

Discussion: Welcome to the Dead Tech segment of The Babylon Podcast!

Babylon Podcast #153: No Compromises (Season 5)

Deep Geeking: This week, we take the first step into the final arc in the overall 5-year journey, embarking on Deep Geeking for Season 5.

“No Compromises” falls under the bright light of examination, and Jeffrey recounts an impressive Tracy Scoggins audition story.

Babylon Podcast #152: The Deconstruction of Falling Stars (Season 4)

Deep Geeking: There is much discussion (and much lack of Vorlon recall) when the gang Deep Geeks on “The Deconstruction of Falling Stars”. Tim and Summer mildly disagree on the 500 years after and the 1000 years after sequences.

Babylon Podcast #151: Feedbackapalooza

Feedbackapalooza: After much rearranging of messages, we had voicemail, and there was much rejoicing!!

Babylon Podcast #150: Interview with Stephen Furst

Interview: Stephen Furst joins us to reminisce about directing “The Deconstruction of Falling Stars”… at least, that was the initial plan.

And as we all know, the most entertaining shows always veer off their intended courses… “Babylon 5: The Musical”… ’nuff said!

Stay tuned next week for a super-sized Feedbackapalooza!

Babylon Podcast #149: Rising Star (Season 4)

Deep Geeking: The team gets involved in geeking on “Rising Star”, and musing on when the cast knew whether there’d be a 5th season, and on if that notice came before or after the initial airing of this episode.

Discussion: Summer and Tim succumb to the temptation and try out their best Irish brogues. Tim reads an email from Captain Jaclyn, correcting the info on the release date of the “Asked and Answered” scriptbooks (April 7th, not April 1st).

Babylon Podcast #148: Babylon 5 Scripts Team

Interview: Captain Jaclyn, Jason Davis and Amy Guskin from the Babylon 5 Scripts Team join us to discuss the new scriptbooks project that’s been kept secret and tightly under wraps until now.

Asked and Answered: JMS answers Thousands of Fan Questions about Babylon 5 is the title of the new series, and it’s an exhaustive compendium of questions ever asked about B5.

Babylon Podcast #147: Interview with Writer Frank Garcia

Interview: We talk with journalist Frank Garcia about his history as a freelance writer for many scifi magazines over the years, and the research that he and Mark Phillips undertook to compile the books Science Fiction Television Series, 1959-1989 and Science Fiction Television Series, 1990-2004.

We talk with Frank about his experience with Babylon 5 and Crusade over the years the show was in production, and the information pulled together for the second volume.

Babylon Podcast #146: Endgame (Season 4)

Tim reads some news from JMS on his screenplays in progress, including World War Z, Lensman, and Ninja Assassin, and some teaser news that he’s been offered some directing gigs.

Discussion: Tim and Summer discuss “Endgame”, the climax of the struggles gone through during the battle phases of the Earth Civil War. We compare more speeches again, too.