Babylon Podcast #247: Opinionspalooza

Tim stumbled across the iFanboy website, and relays to us an article by Ron putting JMS at #10 on his list of “worst things in comics in 2010,” and explains where he feels the JMS shortcomings fell.

Maybe Tim should be upset about him also dropping the ball on the Lensman movie.

Babylon Podcast #246: Interview with Tucker Smallwood

Tim and Summer enjoy a chat with renowned character actor Tucker Smallwood, who played Mr David Endawi in the S3 episode “Matters of Honor”, and Commodore Glen Van Ross in Space: Above and Beyond.

Tucker talks about war as used in science fiction and his being a fan of science fiction literature growing up, and how his experience as an infantry commander in Vietnam informed his work and contributions to Space: Above and Beyond. He also talks about studying acting after being severely wounded, about struggling with and working through PTSD years after the fact, and more.

Babylon Podcast #245: Twitterpalooza

We celebrate the new Babylon Park website, as well as the expanded materials available there, and you can follow them on Twitter, @babylonpark. Shiny.

Bret strongly recommends following @patriciatallman, merely for the hilarious entertainment value, Tim reads us a status update on various JMS writing projects.

Babylon Podcast #244: War Zone (Crusade)

Walter Koenig at last has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! It’s about damned time.

Deep Geeking: Tim, Bret and Summer discuss “War Zone”, demonstrating amazing feats of recall, considering that Summer watched the wrong damned episode this week.

Babylon Podcast SE #8: Jeffrey Willerth Remembers Jeff Conaway

For those who hadn’t seen Jeffrey’s heartfelt remembrance of Jeff Conaway, here’s the full video. I don’t think there are many others who could have said it any better.

Babylon Podcast #243: Questions and Answers

Jeffrey shares with us a message about what it meant to him to have had Jeff Conaway in his life for a time.

Listener Feedback: Strangely, Tim adored Neil Gaiman’s Doctor Who episode, “The Doctor’s Wife”… to be expected?

Babylon Podcast #242: Rules of the Game (Crusade)

Deep Geeking: Tim and Summer get Marjean’s thoughts on “Rules of the Game”, particularly the development of the relationship between Dr Chambers and Max Eilerson, discovering what and who Max cares about, and of course, Dr Chambers’ impeccable fashion sense and combat timing.

And yes, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

Once her new project, Three Moon Rising, is ready, we’ll be talking with her again about it over at Slice of SciFi!

Babylon Podcast #241: Interview with Peter and Kathleen David

Tim, Summer and Bret chat with Peter David and Kathleen David, with Peter telling us about how he got into writing episodes for the show, how he needed to divert from “writing for Star Trek” in order to get the Babylon 5 feel correct in the episodes and the novels, finding character voices, and more.

Kathleen talks a little about logistics behind getting the Del Rey B5 novels published, from author selection to publishing schedule and more.

And there’s stuff people STILL can’t talk about, even after all this time.

Babylon Podcast #240: Interview with Pat Tallman

Tim, Summer and Bret chat with Pat Tallman, mostly about the Lyta Alexander Favorites Poll, how the poll came about, and maybe even a hint about an upcoming book from our friends at B5Books.com.

Seriously, who doesn’t like seeing chicks kicking butt?

Babylon Podcast #239: Interview with Carrie Dobro

Summer and Gary chat with Carrie Dobro (Dureena Nafeel)!

Carrie talks about how much fun she’d had on the show, the challenges of her costume and her contact lenses, about the possible character development paths that Dureena might have gone on with both Galen and Gideon, and much much more.

Babylon Podcast #238: Rebootapalooza

We get a minor “Thor” report from Bret, who totally forgot to keep an eye out for the JMS cameo, but he liked the movie.

Then came the flood of voicemail…

Babylon Podcast #237: Ruling From the Tomb (Crusade)

Tim, Summer and Bret discuss “Ruling From the Tomb”, written by Peter David.

Tim has questions about the execution of this episode’s premise. While he’s good with the cropping up of doomsday cults, the abundance of coincidental meetings and convergent threads doesn’t sit well with him.

There are pieces of this episode that were changed or removed between earlier drafts and the final shooting, and details about those are in Crusade: Other Voices, Vol 2, and we can’t wait for Peter David to join us to talk about them.