Welcome to Show #217!
Tim and Summer chat about the contents of “Artifacts Beyond the Rim”, the most recent and surprise edition from Synthetic Worlds and B5 Books.
This is indeed a unique collection full of historical references from the production of the series, including some fun, one-off items and photos.
Discussion: Tim, Summer and Bret talk about the episodes they consider to be on their personal “best of” lists. It’s so hard to stick to a “Top 5”, and to make it fair we all intentionally didn’t include the obvious episodes, like “Sleeping in Light”, “War Without End”, and a handful of others.
Bret’s Best of: GROPOS; Comes the Inquisitor; Intersections in Real Time; Severed Dreams; The Long Night; Confessions and Lamentations; Dust to Dust (Honorable Mentions go to: The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari; Believers)
Summer’s Best of: By Any Means Necessary; Geometry of Shadows; Confessions and Lamentations; Severed Dreams; Z’ha’dum; Between the Darkness and the Light; All My Dreams, Torn Asunder
Tim’s Best of: Midnight on the Firing Line; Dust to Dust; The Long, Twilight Struggle; The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari; In the Shadow of Z’ha’dum (Honorable Mentions go to: The Long Night; Messages from Earth; Soul Hunters; The Coming of Shadows; A Race Through Dark Places)
And yes, we’re probably going to touch on this topic time and again, depending on how many voicemails we get!
Lurker’s Guide 2.0: Summer is expanding the documentation to be covered at Lurker’s Guide 2.0, the major change being converting the episode guide into a full Wiki with cross-referenced topics, tidbits and everything you’d want in a Wiki. She’s still searching for pictures of rare 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!
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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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