Deep Geeking: Tim and Summer, with James, discuss the pivotal events in Falling Towards Apotheosis. Taking on the Vorlons is a bold move, even for someone who’s returned from the dead.
The Babylon Podcast, Season Three
Deep Geeking: Tim and Summer discuss “The Summoning”. There are many levels summoning going on in this episode, so the title is more apropos than initially apparent.
Deep Geeking: Tim and Summer contemplate the mysteries and metaphors in “Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?” For a long time… this is a good one.
Listener Feedback: Feedbackapalooza! It’s a word that’s sticking now.
Mick comments on the baseball talk in both Babylon 5 and Star Trek: in B5, baseball is still alive, and in Star Trek the sport is long dead, but in DS9 baseball is back and strong. How’d that happen?
Deep Geeking: Summer welcomes SciFi Ranter Girl , graphics designer and huge B5 fan Cat Hulberg, and Susie the Southern Geek How to Grow Your Geek to come onboard and Deep Geek on “The Hour of the Wolf”, the Season 4 premiere episode.
Here you have the women in John Sheridan’s life going through various stages of denial, grief and bargaining, in an attempt to find out for sure what happened to him at Z’ha’dum, and by the end of the episode, there’s still no closure in dealing with what happened, nor any new insight into knowing what did happen.
Deep Geeking: Call it uber geeking. Mike McCafferty rejoins Tim and Summer to discuss “Z’ha’dum”, the season 3 finale, containing one of the most delicious and exasperating cliffhangers ever visited upon scifi tv fans.
Interview: This week, George Johnsen, Babylon 5 co-producer (and apparently one of Jeffrey’s cohorts in mischief), at last joins us! We talk to George about the show, including some of the questions sent in by listeners, and the anecdotes and production details are both fascinating and fall-down funny.
Did you know George was also an original Cylon? Summer didn’t, and that just warms her heart.
Deep Geeking: “Z minus 7 Days”. After the silliness dies down, Tim and Summer discuss “Shadow Dancing”, the episode that culminates in Sheridan’s and Delenn’s goal to get all of the League Worlds to work together in mutual self-defense against the Shadows. The B-story deals with Franklin dealing with the consequences of his actions and his choices, by literally talking things over with himself. And Jeffrey adds his own perceptions on why the cast (and crew?) were starting to look shaggy and scruffy towards the end of Season 3.
Tim, Jeffrey and Michael geek over some of the latest space flight news, and lament over the lack of space flight and space news coverage on the mainstream news.
Tim also lets us know that March 26 is the both Jesus Treviño’s and Ed Wasser’s birthdays.
Feedbackapalooza: Lots of voicemail and email. We answer and discuss.
Deep Geeking: This week, Tim and Summer discuss “And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place”, and the intrigues undertaken by Londo regarding G’Kar and Lord Refa, a boost in morale from messages from the Resistance on Earth relayed by several visiting religious dignitaries, and Sheridan and Delenn discovered the method behind the madness that the Shadow attacks that have been plaguing the sector for the past few weeks.
Jeffrey adds some background on William Forward’s portrayal of Lord Refa, and the good-natured banter between Mel Winkler and Louis Turenne.