Welcome to Show #235!
Interview: Tim and Summer chat with Marjean Holden, our honorary co-host for this episode!
Marjean talks with us about the atmosphere on the Crusade sets, the change in pace from action roles to a more cerebral doctor role, how quickly the small cast gelled, and the disappointment at finding out about the show’s early cancellation.
She also talks about her ventures into writing for television and film, her love of the science fiction genre, the anticipation of experiencing Crusade‘s story shift after they’d found the cure but would be chased down to prevent them from distributing it, and the loss of not being able to follow and finish that story.
Marjean also touches on casting games with Star Trek franchises, black actors in scifi back then and how diversification has improved things over the past 10 years, and her transition out of acting into motivational speaking which has led her back into writing and producing her own projects with her own company.
And yes, we are seeing if any old Crusade Babes products can be dug up.
Let’s start the rumor mill ourselves: Marjean Holden is on board for that secret Crusade miniseries project!
POLL: Pat Tallman asks us to run a poll on what the fans say their favorite Lyta episodes are, so go vote!
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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