Welcome to Show #198!
Tim mentions that the Solar Observer is up and sending back data, so go check out the NASA website for cool images.
And Happy Mother’s Day from the Vorlon and all of us!
Since we are an equal opportunity platform for B5 Geeking, we are planning an all-girls “Men of Babylon 5” (from here on out to be called the B5 Beefcake episode). Well, Bret may join in, too, because he’s got an equal opportunity pleasure threshold.
Listener Feedback: Tim, Summer, Jeffrey and Bret lend their expertise and their podcast-juice filled opinions to the many voicemails that have been waiting for us.
John from Jersey believes that “Sleeping in Light” does rank as one of the best series finales of all time; Neil from Bowie lets us know where Kosh’s last name, his mate’s name and Ulkesh’s last name were likely to have been first mentioned (which leads to a heated debate on which sources should be canon and which ones should not); Neil from Bowie wants to know if we have a definitive answer on whether or not we’re going to cover any of JMS’ other works when we’re done covering Babylon 5 (while Summer would love to chat about Jeremiah for a few dozen episodes, we think Mike might have an aneurism if we went down that road);
Edmund lists his “B5 Babe” preferences, and Summer teases the upcoming B5 Beefcake episode; Neil from Bowie comments on how rich the B5 universe beyond the boundaries of the actual series; Father Beast wants some more info on the statement about the original series finale having been slated to be “War Without End”, and Tim explains the initial early series design; Jim Stiles questions the comparison of Sheridan fitting into the Christ-Messiah imagery (leading to more tangential debate);
a question about needing to read the novelization of “In the Beginning” and see the movie to get the whole picture; Gary brings up a point from “In the Beginning” that wasn’t in the movie but was in the book; Edmund adds his opinions on the unspoken tensions between Garibaldi and Sheridan in “Sleeping in Light”; Gary says how finally seeing the Battle of the Line in “In the Beginning” finally made the “we won but we didn’t” mentality surrounding the Earth-Minbari War; John from Jersey weighs in on the “least favorite” things from B5; Paul from Las Vegas weighs in on the issue of Sheridan and Lochley having been married
More Parody/Filk Songs Wanted: If you know of any more B5-related fan songs out there, definitely let us know, so we can let other B5 fans know where to buy them! And if those CDs are out of print, let’s brainstorm on ways to get those songs back out there for fans!
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Babylon 5 Information Gathering: If you know of a dead or abandoned B5 related website that may be in need of a new home, let Summer know! Maybe we can mirror it here or house it on a sister site.
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