Jeffrey introduces Tim and Summer to Louise Kleeba, NASA Payload Engineer and super B5 fan. While the show was still on the air, Louise was not only one of the big fans inside NASA, but she also occassionally consulted on the accuracy and physics of movements in space used in the show.
Tim, Summer and Jeffrey chat with John Vulich, owner of the special effects house that created all of the B5 aliens we’ve all come to love.
John tells us about creating the show’s new aliens and refining the ones established in the pilot, about working with the prosthetics to make them less invasive for actors, on designing and creating robotic creatures, and much more.
First up, episode discussion about “TKO”. Tim and Summer struggle to come up with admirable moments and high points in this episode.
Next, Tim and Summer dive into “Grail”, and scratch the surface on some of the subtexts found here.
First up, episode discussion about “By Any Means Necessary”. Tim and Summer revel in how well the A and B stories tie in together, and delve into whether or not the B story could have been the better choice for the A story.
Next, Tim, Summer dive into “Signs and Portents”, technically the first of the WHAM episodes.
Tim and Summer find themselves flying without Jeffrey, and Sandra Bruckner joins them for a chat.
Sandra runs the indepth and informative online resource ISN News: The Zocalo Today, currently keeping Babylon 5 fans updated on where their favorite B5 cast and crew members can be found in current projects.
Interview: First up, Tim, Summer and Jeffrey chat with David J. Eagle, director of 13 episodes from Seasons 2-5, including the Hugo Award winning “Severed Dreams”.
Next, Tim and Summer discuss “Survivors”, one of the first set-up episodes that has major repercussions throughout the rest of the series.
Interview: Tim and Summer continue the extended edition of the chat with Jason Carter.
Here in part two, Jason talks about being a convention whore, his time at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, the acting workshops he runs in various parts of the country, and The Pirates of Penzance.
Interview: Tim, Summer, and Jeffrey jump into an energetic and entertaining chat with Jason Carter, who brought an extra measure of heart and soul to Babylon 5 with his portrayal of Marcus Cole, the determined but haunted Ranger.
Jason reminisces about how he got to the show, and recounts memories of his good friend, the late Richard Biggs.
First, here are some links to the stories about the Warner Bros / BitTorrent deal we talked about in Show #16: Slice of SciFi: WB and BitTorrent say “I do” Forbes: Parsons’ Warner Bros. To Sell Content Via BitTorrent E! Online: Warner Bros. Down with Downloading SF Chronicle: BitTorrent goes legal in Warner film deal […]
Interview: Tim, Summer, and Jeffrey talk with Skip Robinson, editor extraordinaire. Skip tells us about his time on Babylon 5, and details his work in putting together the pieces that brought us the cinematic gems we viewed during the series, Crusade and the movies.