Welcome to Show #277!
Joining Tim, Summer and Jeremy this week are collector hounds Neil from Bowie and Alexander from Slovakia. Sadly, we open this week’s show in remembrance of Michael O’Hare, who passed away after several days in a coma following a heart attack.
Condolences for his family and fond memories of his time on Babylon 5 were prevalent across Facebook and Twitter.
Discussion: Oh, the humanity! This may be the longest non-interview episode we’ve ever done.
Even with Warner Bros being inconsistent with licensing terms, pulling licenses before items were completed or in some cases, had even gotten off the drawing boards, there’s still a LOT of stuff out there for a dedicated Babylon 5 fan to search for and immerse themselves in.
We try to cover the major and some of the minor items that might still be available in various corners of the web and collector shops, and marvel at how many small items slipped passed our notice over the years:
- Dolls and Action Figures
- Ships: models, toys and miniatures
- posters and prints
- trading cards & collectible card games & other RPG and video games
- stamps, calendars, specialty books, international versions of the books
- screensaver and soundtrack and episodic soundtrack CDs
Anyone want to test out creating 3D prints of B5 ships?
There’s probably more out there, so call or email us and let us know if we did miss anything cool!
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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Promo: Slice of SciFi