Welcome to Show #247!
Tim stumbled across the iFanboy website, and relays to us an article by Ron putting JMS at #10 on his list of “worst things in comics in 2010,” and explains where he feels the JMS shortcomings fell.
Maybe Tim should be upset about him also dropping the ball on the Lensman movie.
Neil also sends us an update on Pat Tallman’s “Pleasure Thresholds” and the special edition that she’ll be signing for sale at San Diego Comic-Con.
Listener Feedback: Neil agrees with Tim on that a B5 remake wouldn’t add anything to the story; Neil appreciated the Carrie Dobro interview, and mentions the Big Finish announcement of them doing new Blake’s 7 audio dramas (and they have never been able to license B5, either); Gary took his kids to see the space shuttle on the launch pad for the last time, and encourages folks to still go take the tours at the different NASA locations even though we aren’t walking in space for the time being; Neil comments on the Crusade episode order discussion in “Crusade: Other Voices, Vol 2”, including the unproduced scripts;
Arkle dislocates his shoulder patting himself on the back as Gary’s inspiration for doing a new B5 rewatch, and puts forth a time-loop rationale for the Dr Kile-Vorlonectomy in “The Gathering”; Neil wants to know if Pat will return to the show to answer all the questions she couldn’t answer before, or if her new book really covers everything, and he wants to know if there’s a known list of Star Trek episodes where you could clearly see her in a freeze frame in mid-stunt; Gary relays an update on JMS’ search for the whereabouts of Michael O’Hare; Neil is looking forward to seeing Stan Lee when he passes through Baltimore in August
Listener emails: from Ben, who suggests that for content we could review other works by JMS and the stories that influenced his stories; Neil reports via JMS’ Facebook page some news about the new Harlan Ellison scripts book “Brain Movies” from Publishing 180, which can be found at http://www.harlanbooks.com
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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