Welcome to Show #229!
Summer has Stone Levitation, Bret has Jack Daniels and Diet Coke, and Tim is drinking red wine and eating M&Ms. That explains a lot about Tim, doesn’t it?
Tim also relays some space shuttle Discovery news (yes, this was recorded a while ago).
Feedbackapalooza: Jake in Indiana agrees on the impact of Walter Koenig’s portrayal of Bester; George from Glendale CA comments on whether re-rendering Babylon 5 for Blu-Ray would even be worth the effort; Father Beast chastises Bret for not watching the episode up for discussion prior to our discussions; Gary asks about the character “trap doors” that JMS has said were available to him if they needed to be written out somehow; Father Beast wonders what the Cigarette Smoking alien was actually smoking; Gary calls in because seeing Keith David in NBC’s The Cape triggered a memory loop about the promos he did for B5 on TNT;
Does anyone have all of the B5 promos that TNT produced? I believe there were 3 or 4 of them, and I really REALLY want copies for myself…
Neil wonders if there was a connection between JMS’ stray cat and the comment about Galen comparing Gideon to a stray cat; Gary is really obsessed with the “fabulous hair” gene present in rogue telepaths; Neil thinks Tim should take a pilgrimage to Skywalker Ranch and ask George Lucas to pick up the Lensman series to do an animated series in the style of “Clone Wars”; Neil wonders if we know how much Paramount spent on the enhanced version of Star Trek; Patrick from the Functional Nerds Podcast weighs in on the absence of B5 on the air these days, and how much a B5 reboot frightens him; Father Beast has been debating on the type of man Captain Matthew Gideon really is; Arkle congratulated Tim on holding his own during their Casting Game podcast, and invites Summer and Bret to join in the fun;
Jake has issues on the debate about Deep Space Nine “lifting” certain story elements and plot points from Babylon 5, and doesn’t really think that an argument can be made; Neil questions the wisdom of naming a ship “Medusa”; a tangent into the DS9-B5 comparisons again
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 also 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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