Babylon Podcast #259: Legend of the Rangers (movie)

Deep Geeking: Tim, Summer and Jeremy discuss the last Babylon 5 made-for-TV movie, Legend of the Rangers, which aired in January 2002. Yes, ten years ago, people. A treatment for this movie exists in Scriptbook Volume 10, and the full script is in the TV Movies scriptbook, so compare and contrast at your leisure.

Let the nitpicking begin: there aren’t many real issues with the actual story, just some execution miscues.

Babylon Podcast #258: Little Bugs Have Lesser Bugs (Crusade)

Deep Geeking: Tim and Summer discuss the unproduced Crusade script, “Little Bugs Have Lesser Bugs”, which was written by Peter Woodward and slated to be a Season 2 episode.

The larger implications from the plot of this script are intriguing, given that it revealed a previously unknown vulnerability in the Drakh, and also gives us a storytelling conundrum, trying to obsessively figure out where in Season 2 this episode would have aired.

Babylon Podcast #257: Feedbackapalooza

It’s been way too quiet on the Babylon 5 front AND the Crusasde Script Books front. What’s going on?

Feedbackapalooza Time!

Also, folks preparing to review and discuss the comics and novels with us (or for us), get ready… your turn will be coming up soon!

Babylon Podcast #256: The End of the Line (Crusade)

Deep Geeking: Tim, Summer and Jeremy discuss the unproduced Crusade script, “The End of the Line”, which was slated to be the Season 1 finale.

As always, Captain Gideon’s dogged pursuit of the truth behind the destruction of his old ship leads him and his crew into knowledge that shakes their trust in their superiors, and Gideon himself to a personal crossroads… and a cliffhanger that could have been as intriguing as Z’ha’dum leading into Hour of the Wolf.

Babylon Podcast #255: The Dureena Trilogy (Crusade)

Deep Geeking: Tim, Summer and Bret talk about the unproduced Crusade scripts that would have made up the Dureena Trilogy (the stories to explain her absence after her initial contract expired): “War Story”, “The Walls of Hell” and an untitled story by JMS.

Also discussed are three spec pitches by Richard Mueller, for “Fire in the Blood”, “House Odds”, and “Mixed Blessings”.

All of these scripts and treatments are currently available in Crusade: Other Voices, Vol 2

Also, folks preparing to review and discuss the comics and novels with us (or for us), get ready… your turn will be coming up soon!

Babylon Podcast #254: Tried and True (Crusade)

Deep Geeking: Tim and Summer discuss the unproduced Crusade script for “Tried and True”, which can be found in the “Crusade: Other Voices, Vol 2″ scriptbook.

This would have been a remarkable Dureena performance, and comparisons can be drawn between this draft and what we saw in Season 4′s “Intersections in Real Time”, especially given the “one room play” stage-like setting in both stories.

Also, folks preparing to review and discuss the comics and novels with us (or for us), get ready… your turn will be coming up soon!

Babylon Podcast #253: Captains Challenge

Sheridan, Gideon, Reynolds, Kirk

Deep Geeking: Tim throws out the challenge to Gary and Jeremy: compare and contrast your favorite Captains: Sheridan (Babylon 5), Gideon (Crusade), Reynolds (Firefly) and Kirk (Star Trek: TOS)

Babylon Podcast #252: Neilapalooza 2

Lots and lots of feedback, speculation, and general random geeking… enjoy!

Also, folks preparing to review and discuss the comics and novels with us (or for us), get ready… your turn will be coming up soon!

Babylon Podcast #251: Value Judgments (Crusade)

FYI: Bret is not Shatner.

Deep Geeking: Tim, Summer and Bret discuss the unproduced Crusade episode “Value Judgments”, written by Fiona Avery. This episode was very close to being shot, with contracts out to Walter Koenig to guest star, and Mike Vejar to direct. That it didn’t get produced is our loss.

Babylon Podcast #250: To the Ends of the Earth (Crusade)

MLP_B5-thm

So, what happens when you have a milestone episode, and everyone forgets to notice? Well, you end up with Tim distracted by shiny toys, with Summer distracted by baseball, and Bret distracted by poking fun at Tim and Summer.

Deep Geeking: This week, Tim, Summer and Bret discuss the unproduced Crusade script “To the Ends of the Earth”.

Babylon Podcast #249: Neilapalooza

Feedback spill on aisle 5!

Babylon Podcast #248: Appearances and Other Deceits (Crusade)

Babble On Project

Deep Geeking: Tim and Summer delve into discussion on “Appearances and Other Deceits”, the final produced episode of Crusade.