Welcome to Show #81!
Jeffrey is in the main studio in Phoenix, Tim the Younger has joined us, and Petter Hansen (Warlord in IRC), is visiting us. His server in Norway handling the live feed, and he has arrived bringing Norwegian beer for the boys to consume.
Warning: This episode runs far off the beaten geeky path from the very beginning, and there is much silliness sprinkled in with the B5 content.
Studio Banter: Jeffrey gets the scoop from Petter on Babylon 5 viewing and fandom in Norway; Michael and Tim the Younger try to raise elder gods, and we discuss various Lovecraftian influences in the Babylon 5 universe; Jeffrey wants everyone to change their names to fit into the Narn or Minbari naming conventions;
Should we update the B5 drinking game rules?
Fan Cast: The Three-Edged Sword Episode 11: “The Deluge” (TS: 20:08-24:59) What you’re hearing here on The Babylon Podcast is just a small part of the story… the full audio drama can be heard at Voices of Babylon, so what are you waiting for? Go over and check them out!
Listener Feedback: Mike discusses new B5 swag and props he saw at Dragon*Con; Tim is a recent B5 fan, and has managed to lure his mom into watching the series too; Tim reads an email from Australian contest winner Mark; Steve in MD enjoyed Lost Tales and wants more, but argues about the use of “Colonel” in a ranking system that’s obviously naval based; Mark H comments on Lochley’s comments about leaving the demons behind, thinking that maybe that’s one of the reasons for causing Sol to go nova and destroy Earth in “Deconstruction of Falling Stars”; Neil comments on the argument between Tim and Summer about “Liquid Sky” being a far worse movie than “Armageddon”.
Voicemails: Edmund responds to his Fake Edmund responder; John from Jersey begins the commentary on the “Over There” segment of “Lost Tales”, criticizing the portrayal of the Centauri bombardment of Earth as the worse thing Sheridan could have seen… when it’s really not; John from Jersey reminds us that his side is part of the three-edged sword; John in Michigan is on the “Deathwalker” episode, and comments; Edmund on Bronzethumb’s list of LoTR-B5 parallels, and the source of “Last, Best Hope”; John from Jersey with more thoughts on “Over Here”.
Babylon 5 Information Gathering: Can we and should we mount a Babylon 5 propaganda campaign, in order to get sales of The Lost Tales to the point where Warner really really wants to greelight more volumes of TLT? Let us know…
Summer still needs to find the long versions of the B5 promos that ran on TNT prior to Season 5, the ones narrated by Keith David… anyone have any old VHS copies of S5 they taped from TNT? Specifically, the :30 spots, one featuring Ivanova and the other G’Kar… they were part of the series of ads TNT ran promoting the addition of B5 to their lineup.
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