Welcome to Special Edition #2, where the voicemail lunatics have taken over the asylum from the lunatics who normally run it.
Two technical notes:
1) I’ve done my best, but I’m not Mike. The sound quality on this is decent, but not what Mike manages to coax out of his big board.
2) If you hear references to “one hour in” at forty minutes, that’s not a mistake, that’s just pointing out how much editing this need to be a normal length show.
To start with Jarsto, Edmund and John introduce themselves, and explain how they discovered Babylon 5. Before generally reminiscing on how B5 changed the way they watch TV shows in general and SciFi shows in particular. Then it’s time for some questions they put out there for the rest of the fans to be answered.
The Worst Of Season One
The first of those questions is what the three worst episodes in season one are. More particularly which three episodes should be most avoided. Responses come in from Gary from Jacksonville, Warlord2k, Daniel from Germany, and Jan from Denmark.
Then Colin, and once again Jan, provide us with some different musings on season one sparked by the question. And as Colin decides to defend Infection the crew bring in Gary to help assess this defence. Much geeking ensues.
Final conclusion: everyone votes for Infection and TKO; Believers is third worst but competition for that spot is much more open.
Best Intro Sequence
The next question put out there was which season had the best intro sequence. Daniel, Colin, and Warlord2k weigh in on this one. And then of course everyone present live has a go as well.
Season four ends up getting the most votes, but there all seasons have something good in the opening. And though it’s not an opening the end of Sleeping in Light is by far the best credits sequence by a unanimous vote.
The Audiodrama Debate
With the prearranged content done Gary brings up the debate about the contributions from Edmund, John and Jarsto, specifically the audiodrama. The other guys give their opinions on what’s going on, what’s going to happen in the future, and how it all began.
Are you interested in listening to a Babylon 5 audio drama? Let us know?
Hey, if you know of a dead B5 website that may be in need of a new home, let Summer know!
Your feedback does matter, and is welcome! You can call us, or email us and tell us what you think… and likely hear it played or read on the show. Please try to keep the voicemail comments as brief as possible.
Shameless related begging: Summer’s working to convince any publisher to do an essay collection on Babylon 5. If you’d be interested in buying one if they did do a B5 collection, let Summer know, either here in comments, or over in the Babylon Podcast forums.
There’s a box of Babylon 5 novels sitting here, books that were rescued from unknown fates at used bookstores in his area by Brad from PodCulture. The B5 library collection grows… if you have a request, send it in.
Promo:The SciFi Smackdown: (lately the home of the X-Wings vs. Starfuries clash)