Welcome to Show #39!
Interview: Peter Jurasik (“Ambassador Londo Mollari”)
Jeffrey’s back in sunny California after his search for snow came up a little short, but all travel pains are easily forgotten during our chat with Peter Jurasik.
Peter regales us with tales of auditioning for the role, of the evolution of the Centauri hair styling, the costuming and more. He also shares his memories of Andreas’ performances as G’Kar, and the in-costume smoke breaks, and the fun he had in seeing Londo’s prosthetic genitalia paraded around the set for comment and feedback.
Too bad he missed out on being able to take any memorabilia home after the show was done. He also talks about Being Londo Mollari, teaching theatre, about marrying Jeffrey and Patricia, and much much more.
It’s not easy to come up with questions when you’re laughing so hard!
Also, if you can find it in your hearts, please, help us find a cure for Jeffrey’s puns.
Listener Feedback: Next, Tim and Summer discuss some listener emails: Gabriel ponders that the new Battlestar Galactica isn’t really as deep as Babylon 5 in terms of character and story depth. Summer waves the flag in defense of BSG, as does Tim.
Shameless plug: yes, Summer contributed an essay to the essay collection, So Say We All: An Unauthorized Collection of Thoughts and Opinions on Battlestar Galactica, now available at your local bookstore and at Amazon.com.
She’s also really hoping to convince the publisher to eventually do a collection on Babylon 5. If you’d be interested in buying one if they did do a B5 collection, let Summer know.
We are still considering doing a separate B5 Fan Tales segment in the future, so send us those favorite anecdotes of yours.
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