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.
Tim was inspired by our discussion on “River of Souls”, which leads to tonight’s topic. Tim, Summer and Gary discuss religion, faith and spirituality as portrayed in Babylon 5.
From the premise and purpose of the Soul Hunters, to the clashes between science and faith, to the waning old faiths contrasted with the rise of new ones, there are no simple answers, which is why we keep debating the questions.
Laura from the League of Non-Aligned Knitters and Sandy Bruckner from ISNNews.net join Summer in chatting about the male eye candy (or lack thereof) on Babylon 5.
Tonight’s definitely Ladies’ Night, but we’re still not sure if Bret was more interested in exploring his boundaries, or learning some new things about what women really want from a man.
Just about everyone was missing in action this episode, so it’s lucky that we had Edmund from Greenville and Gary from Jacksonville to fill in, and yes, we are risking damage to the time-space continuum by having Gary both answer his own voicemails and call in a voicemail in response to his response to his own voicemail.
The fabric of our universe may never be the same.
And don’t miss next week’s special “Men of Babylon 5” episode!
Tim, Summer and Bret and special guest Gary from Jacksonville weigh in from their respective corners for the “Day of the Dead” smackdown you’ve all been waiting for!
We field questions from the voicemail bucket, and argue amongst ourselves so long that we made Mike squirm, yet in the end, we still didn’t manage to do anything beyond continuing to agree to disagree.
But the fact that Tim still thinks that “Day of the Dead” is worse than “Thirdspace” is borderline criminal.
Deep Geeking: Tim, Summer, Bret, Jeffrey, and Chuck discuss “In the Beginning”, the first of the Babylon 5 TV movies, and how it functions as a vehicle to introduce the series to a brand new audience coming in via TNT, and to the existing fans who may not have been able to see all of the previous four seasons due to inconsistencies in syndicated broadcast times.
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.
Deep Geeking: Tim and Gary talk about the developments and character shifts from “Secrets of the Soul”. The first secret revolves around Byron discovering the extent of the Vorlon’s involvement in the creation of telepaths, and the guys chat about Byron’s dramatic shift from peaceful resistance to enraged outcast because of that new knowledge.