Welcome to Show #234!
We have more voicemail from you guys to go through! Tim and Summer also lament the fact that they completely forgot to ask David Allen Brooks about the pak’ma’ra porn gag.
Kudos to Gary’s April Fool’s Joke that he posted here… but be wary of payback in kind, sweetheart!
Feedbackapalooza: Gary relates his theory on where the abundance of Hawaiian shirts may have come from; Adam from Bureau 13 reveals some of their secrets, and continues to mainline back episodes; Adam talks about how “Each Night I Dream of Home” has a deeper meaning for him and others who have had cancer; Gary thinks the SFX team did a better job with the core shuttle backgrounds in Crusade than we saw in Babylon 5; Adam wants to know if other people had a problem liking Gideon as he had; Gary talks about the near-ban of alcohol endorsement of B5 in response to Mike wondering about Ulkesh’s encounter suit resembling a whiskey decanter; John from Jersey weighs in on the “Each Night I Dream of Home” argument about stunt casting; do you remember the fake COPS opening to an episode of The X-Files? Colin reminds us
Gary thinks “Each Night I Dream of Home” is one of the better episodes, and that the crossover characters was fine; Colin wonders if there’s a deeper connection between the Soul Hunters and Lorien; Gary apparently HATES the X-Files homage; Gary again hammers Tim on his viewpoint that Crusade was using “stunt casting”; Adam shares the story of how he came to the Babylon 5 universe; Neil comments on how Lyta was originally intended to be the captive telepath in “The Path of Sorrows”, and Neil really really wants to hear more Bret; Neil is surprised that Tim wasn’t a fan of The X-Files
POLL: Pat Tallman asks us to run a poll on what the fans say their favorite Lyta episodes are, so go vote, already! Poll will close on May 8th, and Pat may even join us later to talk about the results!
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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