Welcome to Show #238!
We get a minor “Thor” report from Bret, who totally forgot to keep an eye out for the JMS cameo, but he liked the movie.
Voicemails: Father Beast picks at the “Path of Sorrows” disagreement a little more; Gary dives back into “how many triluminaries are there” question; Gary loves the new information that Jason continues to feed us, but wants to know the sources so *he* can go read them for himself; Gary calls out Bret for saying that the new Battlestar Galactica was a stronger show than Babylon 5, which leads to a discussion about whether B5 could have been a different or better show under different circumstances… Bret and Summer appreciate that B5 could have been richer if the darker side of human nature could have been handled more realistically than what was permissible back in 1995 on a fledgling network;
Father Beast lays into Tim for using “magic” as another excuse for hating on “Day of the Dead”; Dean from Detroit agrees with Tim’s sentiment on “Day of the Dead” and explains what he sees as some of it’s shortcomings; Neil from Bowie loves the Season 6 “Crusade” theme opening; Neil loves getting suprises about “Crusade: Other Voices”; Kurt from Calgary wants to know if other people had “B5 Recording Disaster Stories” like his; Arkle celebrates his 4th anniversary of listening to The Babylon Podcast, and he wants us to “re-do” the entire series, but with a new co-host who’s coming to Babylon 5 as a new viewer (talk about your too-soon reboots!);
Carl (?) from California talks about his favorite Lyta moments in “Between the Darkness and the Light”; Ken from Tampa enjoyed the interviews with Marjean and with David;
Listener Input Requested: Pat Tallman will be joining us on June 1 to discuss the results of the Lyta Alexander favorites poll, so if you have any questions for her, send us an email with the subject “Lyta Questions”.
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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Promo: Phoenix Comicon 2011