Happy Holidays from everyone at The Babylon Podcast!
Please enjoy this special JMS Interview replay while we take a break, and may your holiday season be joyous and safe.
Deep Geeking: Tim, Summer and Jeffrey discuss many of the consquences and the subtexts in “Darkness Ascending”.
We argue for quite a bit about the nature of Garibaldi’s dream, how much was dream and how much was or wasn’t influenced by Lyta’s telepathic curiosity (and whether or not that itself was real or dream), and talk a bit more about Lennier and his mission, and of the telepath DNA deal between Lyta and G’Kar.
Feedbackapalooza: It’s mondo feedback time again, with voicemails and emails a-plenty… complete with sake bombs and cartoon pajama pants.
But seriously, if anyone does know if any Book of G’Quan or Book of G’Kar prop replicas were made for the true die-hard collectors out there, or if anyone who has the original copies would be willing to take pictures for us, definitely let us know!
Interview: Tim and Summer chat with Troy Rutter, the original Babylon 5 website wrangler, and more!
Troy tells us about the history of the Official B5 website, and his involvement from “The Gathering” on forward, including some rare early promotional items and online goodies, and the birth of “A Very Drazi Christmas”.
Deep Geeking: Tim, Summer and Jeffrey contemplate “Meditations on the Abyss”.
Examinations range from speculations on why G’Kar may have initially wanted his book to only be published after his death and the possible nature of the responsibility for the spirituality and spiritual explorations of his potential students/followers; to the nature of rationalization when deciding between doing the “right” thing and the “true” thing in the cases of both Findell and Lennier; and even a little bit on unrequited love.
Feedbackapalooza: Tim, Summer and Jeffrey respond to lots of voicemail!
We really are going to have to have a special follow-up Geeking on “Day of the Dead”, aren’t we? I never knew this episode was so polarizing amongst the fans, apparently moreso than Purple-Green!
Dragon*Con Report: Gary goes into detail on the handful of B5 panels, and some of the scheduling challenges introduced by the powerhouse event featuring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy; and makes all fans jealous with anecdotes of his interactions with the series attendees Bruce Boxleitner, Tracy Scoggins, Claudia Christian, Peter Jurasik, Stephen Furst, and Julie Caitlin Brown.