Babylon Podcast #270: To Dream in the City of Sorrows

Deep Geeking: To Dream in the City of Sorrows is Book #9 in the original series of novels, and one of the two from that series that have been acknowledged as canon.

Talk about the book ranges from the cover art, the story arcs for Sinclair, Marcus, Catherine and Neroon, the accuracy of the character “voices”, the nagging feeling that this book’s pacing was too fast, and very likely could have been a much better book if it had been allowed to be longer, and more.

And go watch H+ the Digital Series; Summer is impressed and doesn’t think you’ll be disappointed. It’s the first web series she’s seen since Dr Horrible that she’s planning on buying on DVD even before knowing if one will ever be available.

Babylon Podcast #269: Chatting about Babylon 5 Novels, #1-6, 8

Deep Geeking: Discussions begin with the Babylon 5 novels… the books, the books, the books! Where to begin with the commentary and the criticism?

Much of the dissatisfaction that we feel with these books likely comes from a combination of the main characters authentic voices being slightly off, plus the impression that the events of the books didn’t matter, that they fell into the trap of hitting the “reset” button after the end of the “episode”, which is one of the things that we loved about Babylon 5 that the various Star Trek series couldn’t adhere to most of the time.

editor’s note: And yes, Summer made an error, the novelization that JMS rejected way back when was the one for “River of Souls”, not for “Thirdspace”

Babylon Podcast #268: The Parliament of Dreams Essay Collection

Deep Geeking: And so it begins… the last leg of the Babylon Podcast journey starts with us talking about one of the rarest books in the Babylon 5 realm, and a very interesting collection of thoughts, opinions and examinations about the the show we all love. Who knew that “Fasten, Zip” was really a metaphor for the paradox of time travel?

We also talk about how many essays that were presented at the conference that weren’t published in this collection, and Summer’s new obsession quite well be to contact the academics who wrote those and find out if it’s possible to get those papers online.

Babylon Podcast #267: Feedbackapalooza, Guest Cast Edition pt 2

Feedback: Tim, Jeremy and special guest Michael Dymond (Stormknight) tackle the second batch of voicemails, and it’s 100% Neil from Bowie, because that’s how we have to handle it whenever he gets on a roll.

Are there official blueprints and cutaways for Babylon 5?

Babylon Podcast #266: Feedbackapalooza, Guest Cast Edition pt 1

Feedback: Tim, Jeremy and special guest Michael Dymond (Stormknight) tackle the first batch of voicemails covering the recent Crusade unproduced scripts and more.

Stay tuned next week for the rest of the feedback from this batch, and the people joining us to review and discuss the novels with us (or for us) should be preparing to step into the on-deck circle!

Babylon Podcast #265: Babylon 5 Comics: In Valen’s Name

We celebrate the news that Walter Koenig will finally be receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the ceremony will be held September 10, 2012. While he’s the last of the original Star Trek cast to get a star, he is the second Babylon 5 cast member to have a star… and curious fans want to know if his star will have a Federation emblem or a Psi Corps emblem on it?

Deep Geeking: Tim, Jeremy and guest Neil from Bowie discuss the DC Comics miniseries “In Valen’s Name”.

Babylon Podcast #264: Babylon 5 Comics Review

Deep Geeking: This week, both Gary from Jacksonville and Neil from Bowie join Summer and Jeremy to discuss the initial 11-issue run of Babylon 5 comics, published originally by DC Comics, and later collected into graphic novel collections by Titan Books and by DC.

Babylon Podcast #263: Overview of Babylon 5 Comics and other Collectibles

Discussion: Tim, Summer, Jeremy and guest Gary from Jacksonville discuss the plan for talking about the Babylon 5 comics published by DC Comics and by Titan Books. Many issues surrounded the actual creation, writing and publication of the series, and Gary gives us a little bit of that wacky history.

Babylon Podcast #262: Mondopalooza Part 2

There’s nothing quite like playing Devil’s Advocate in a Babylon 5 argument you’re having with yourself.

Feedbackapalooza: The Feedbacking continues, as we hack our way through the backlog, clearing the way for future voicemails to come in about the comics, novels, and collectibles.

Babylon Podcast #261: Mondopalooza Part 1

The new theme music for Season 7 makes it’s official debut, and it’s a snippet of the theme created by Stewart Copeland for the original version of “The Gathering” that aired in 1993.

Feedback: Tim, Summer and Jeremy respond to the backlog of voicemails that have come in over the past month or two, and as happens quite often, tangents rule.

Babylon Podcast #260: The Lost Tales, Revisited

Welcome to Show #260, and the start of Season 7 of the Babylon Podcast!

Get ready, Babylon 5 fans… the coverage of the comics, novels, guidebooks, games and collectibles is about to commence. But first, we have to find a way to get copies of some of them into Tim’s, Bret’s and Jeremy’s hands… after we digress into a discussion about physical vs digital books.

Deep Geeking: Tim, Summer, Bret and Jeremy discuss the last officially produced Babylon 5 video content, The Lost Tales.