Welcome to Show #246!
Bret isn’t along for the ride tonight. Tim salutes the accomplishments of the final shuttle mission, and both Tim and Summer lament the fact that no plans are on the boards to get mankind back into space.
Interview: Tim and Summer enjoy a chat with renowned character actor Tucker Smallwood, who played Mr David Endawi in the S3 episode “Matters of Honor”, and Commodore Glen Van Ross in Space: Above and Beyond.
Tucker talks about war as used in science fiction and his being a fan of science fiction literature growing up, and how his experience as an infantry commander in Vietnam informed his work and contributions to Space: Above and Beyond. He also talks about studying acting after being gravely wounded, about struggling with and working through PTSD years after the fact, and more.
Tucker has written a memoir about going back to visit Vietnam, how that visit helped his healing process, and he hopes that other veterans dealing with PTSD can also be helped by the journey he’s taken.
Listener Feedback: Mark loves that TNT announced an early renewal of Falling Skies that echoes what they could have had for Crusade; Kate wants to know if anyone else sees a resemblance between the female lead in SUPER 8 and our own Number One.
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.
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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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