Welcome to Show #201!
Here it is a major milestone episode, and we were so excited to get to the daydreaming that we all totally forgot what show number we were on.
And Tim is feeling emotionally abused about how long it’s taking for JMS to do his level best to get the Lensman feature film project moving forward. He still loves you, Tim, he really does.
Interview: Leslie Erganian, artist and prop designer for Season 1, joins us to talk about the scrounging and other creative solutions that went into creating many of the iconic props seen in Season 1.
Leslie talks about the craft behind making such items as the Grey Council staff, the translator, Adira’s star laces, the statue of Li, the Centauri Goddess of Passion, and many more items, including the phenomenon of bilateral symmetry in the alien races, and the utensil challenges that not having it can cause at Craft Services.
Photo courtesy Leslie Erganian
Listener Emails: Kate in Chicagoland weighs in with her “Likes & Dislikes”, and she does not like the fake appearance of the trees in the Captain’s office, and both Tim and Bret fell prey to the “view” from the office, thinking it was a painting at first.
Lurker’s Guide 2.0: Summer is starting a push to get Lurker’s Guide 2.0 completed and finished, including missing collectibles, photos of magazine covers and toys, and all sorts of other B5 goodies that didn’t get included in the original guide during the years after Crusade. Let her know if you want to lend a hand.
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!
Babylon Podcast Social Communities:
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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