Welcome to Show #269!
Matt (Sayomara Vesper) joins Tim, Summer and Jeremy this week joins the show this week, as we remember Sally Ride and her contributions to the US Space Program.
And Happy Birthday, Mur Lafferty, from your old cohorts here at The Babylon Podcast!
Deep Geeking: Discussions begin with the Babylon 5 novels… the books, the books, the books! Where to begin with the commentary and the criticism?
Much of the dissatisfaction that we feel with these books likely comes from a combination of the main characters authentic voices being slightly off, plus the impression that the events of the books didn’t matter, that they fell into the trap of hitting the “reset” button after the end of the “episode”, which is one of the things that we loved about Babylon 5 that the various Star Trek series couldn’t adhere to most of the time.
The books covered in this discussion, both in detail and in general:
#1: Voices by John Vornholt
#2: Accusations by Lois Tilton
#3: Blood Oath by John Vornholt
#4: Clark’s War by Jim Mortimore
#5: Touch of Your Shadow, Whisper of Your Name by Neal Barrett Jr
#6: Betrayals by S.M. Stirling
#8: Personal Agendas by Al Sarrantonio
editor’s note: And yes, Summer made an error, the novelization that JMS rejected way back when was the one for “River of Souls”, not for “Thirdspace”
Submitting your own Feedback: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know! Call, or just email us a comment you’ve recorded yourself!
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!
Babylon Podcast Social Communities:
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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