Discussion: Tim, Summer and Bret talk about the episodes they consider to be on their personal “best of” lists. It’s so hard to stick to a “Top 5”, and to make it fair we all intentionally didn’t include the obvious episodes, like “Sleeping in Light”, “War Without End”, and a handful of others.
The Babylon Podcast, Season Five
Listener Feedback: One more show, catching up on the voicemails!
Tim, Summer and Bret give their opinions on hairstyles and hair care amongst humans and aliens in space in the 23rd century.
We go through the hair and hair stylings we can think of…
Tim and Summer talk about the technology and the everyday gadgets found on the station and in the hands of its command staff, crew and folks just passing through.
On the list this time around: ship behavior in space; handheld weapons and ship-based weapons; medical technologies; personal hygiene (showers and laundry)
Also, Mike sends his heartfelt gratitude to all who have donated to the show, because your generous contributions helped us get the studio back up and running in a moment of crisis.
We are Gary
We stand between the Edmund and the Neil
I am Gary
I stand between the Voicemail and the Phone
Summer and Bret wonder if Tim truly saw a scene that he remembers with extra dialogue between Lochley and Garibaldi about the potential of Sheridan losing his grip on reality due to his “condition”. Or, Tim could have been tripping, or lucid dreaming… we may never know.
Then, Summer’s mind is blown from learning of a previously unknown connection between “Fist of the North Star” and B5, and how that ties into her fanfic vision of Crusade.
Tim and Summer delve into “A Call to Arms”, and amongst other things, talk about how the movie functions as a standalone movie rather than direct pilot for the new series, argue back and forth about some of the character development and interactions, speculate broadly on newly interpreted happenings and how they might have influenced things during later Crusade episodes that we never got, and much more.
Tim, Bret and Gary dive into the first batch of voicemails discussing the “Babylon 5 Topics” series, addressing listener perspectives and opinions on those very topics, and theories we didn’t fully discuss.
Last week, our heroes risked breaching the fabric of the space-time continuum by trying to follow alternate Babylon 5 storylines to parallel universes where they might have been fully played out…
Discussion: Tim, Summer and Bret continue the discussion about alternate story possibilities within the original 5-year arc.
This episode scratches the surface of the untapped, the unexplored, and the fanciful and highly speculative Babylon 5 storylines that either never came to be or were never considered, leaving us little option other than to argue about whether or not they should have been, and how things might have worked out differently for the series as a whole.
Fanfic aficionados got nothin’ on us.