This episode is all about the justice, law, and the legal system as portrayed on Babylon 5, and how much it did or didn’t influence the story as a whole.
The Babylon Podcast, Season Five
Tim, Summer and Bret (and the entire B5 fandom) are glad to hear that Jerry Doyle is doing better and recovering well. We also discuss the lingering Hollywood accounting shenanigans, and how after all these years, Babylon 5 is still considered by Warner Bros to still be $80 million in the hole.
The topic this episode is all about the surprises we experienced while watching Babylon 5, both the very first time, and the subtle new things discovered on subsequent viewings.
In addition to discussing our varying shower singing talents, Tim, Summer and Bret ponder yet more reasons why that shower curtain was there. The Vorlon encounter suits might have been used as practice rooms for Top 40 pop bands.
We also settle the dispute on which of us right about when it was mentioned in the show when more than just Sinclair had been examined and interrogated by the Grey Council, but that only opens up a whole different can o’ worms that bears further scrutiny and over-evaluation in only the way we can do!
Tim, Summer and Bret jump back in the saddle in the new-old studio! Tim also reads an announcement about the new Wonder Woman outfit and story that’s the result of JMS taking over the reboot of the comic that he’ll be writing.
Feedbackapalooza: Summer gets lost in a temporal loop of host love and fan love and fan feedback love. Everything else is dust in the solar winds…
Tim was inspired by our discussion on “River of Souls”, which leads to tonight’s topic. Tim, Summer and Gary discuss religion, faith and spirituality as portrayed in Babylon 5.
From the premise and purpose of the Soul Hunters, to the clashes between science and faith, to the waning old faiths contrasted with the rise of new ones, there are no simple answers, which is why we keep debating the questions.
Summer wishes that we’d had more of a heads-up about Amazon’s $100 sale on all 5 seasons of Babylon 5, so that we could encourage a buying frenzy and start an entirely new round of Deep Geeking on the series. Anything we can do to keep the podcast going.
At a recent Orange County Screenwriters event, JMS stated that both he and WB are interested in doing a 20th anniversary story for 2013… so let the feeding frenzy begin.
Leslie Erganian, artist and prop designer for Season 1, joins us to talk about the scrounging and other creative solutions that went into creating many of the iconic props seen in Season 1.
Leslie talks about the craft behind making such items as the Grey Council staff, the translator, Adira’s star laces, the statue of the Li, the Centauri Goddess of Passion, and many more items, including the phenomenon of bilateral symmetry in the alien races, and the utensil challenges that not having it can cause at Craft Services.
Laura from the League of Non-Aligned Knitters and Sandy Bruckner from ISNNews.net join Summer in chatting about the male eye candy (or lack thereof) on Babylon 5.
Tonight’s definitely Ladies’ Night, but we’re still not sure if Bret was more interested in exploring his boundaries, or learning some new things about what women really want from a man.
Just about everyone was missing in action this episode, so it’s lucky that we had Edmund from Greenville and Gary from Jacksonville to fill in, and yes, we are risking damage to the time-space continuum by having Gary both answer his own voicemails and call in a voicemail in response to his response to his own voicemail.
The fabric of our universe may never be the same.
And don’t miss next week’s special “Men of Babylon 5” episode!
Since we are an equal opportunity platform for B5 Geeking, we are planning an all-girls “Men of Babylon 5” (from here on out to be called the B5 Beefcake episode). Well, Bret may join in, too, because he’s got an equal opportunity pleasure threshold.
Listener Feedback: Tim, Summer, Jeffrey and Bret lend their expertise and their podcast-juice filled opinions to the many voicemails that have been waiting for us.