Welcome to Show #224!
Tim and Summer are growing concerned, because we don’t have any solid ideas for our 6th season opening yet.
Hopefully, Gary and Edmund have been plotting mischievousness on our behalf.
Universal Studios has put the Lensman feature film project on hold, and Tim goes into mourning.
If you are a die-hard B5 fan, and for some reasons you haven’t purchased any previous B5 Script Books, get your hands on “Artifacts from Beyond the Rim”. It will be available from B5 Books until January 20, 2011
Listener Voicemails: Time to catch up on the voicemails from the end of 2010!! And we are happy to hear the new voices chiming in after all this time!
Tom from Brooklyn comments on breaking the fourth wall; Colin gives us his “5 Best B5 Episodes” list; Dan from Honolulu comments on the impression Michael Ansara left on him in an original Outer Limits episode (watch on Hulu, written by Harlan Ellison); Ben from California lends his insight on the difference between using actual models and CG; Gary veers off into the Star Trek universe to make a joke; Gary reminds us that there are wireframe editions of the original B5 ship models out in the wild on the Internet, but resolution would be a problem
Gary recomments on the CGI, specifically shots used in Crusade (and we are still interested in who put the B5 station on the DVD menus of Space: Above and Beyond); Gary clarifies a little of the Foundation/Netter transition; Gary comments on Delenn’s comments about “thinking like the enemy” from And the Rock Cried Out…; Gary details the differences between the Narn blaster and the gun from Space: 1999; Gary has New Year’s Babylon 5 thoughts, and wonders if B5’s use of calendar years helped or hurt the story and arcs; Rapid Eye sings “Grandma Got Run Over by a White Star” for us all
So how much alcohol will it take to get Bret to sing for us? Do we really want to find out?
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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