Interview: Jerry Doyle stops by to chat with Tim, Summer, and Bret about his time on Babylon 5 and his memories of working on the series, his new career as a talk show host, his observations on the political and financial state of the country, and his new book Have You Seen My Country Lately?
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, Summer and Jeffrey chat with Brad Dourif, his role as Brother Edward in “Passing Through Gethsemane”, and scifi and horror in general.
Brad reminisces about his time on the show, and tells us how much of a fan he was of the show back then, and much more.
Deep Geeking: This week, the Deep Geeking covers “The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari”. The introspective journey that Londo takes, and the one that Lennier is about to take, all start here.
Discussion: Welcome to the Dead Tech segment of The Babylon Podcast!
Deep Geeking: The team gets involved in geeking on “Rising Star”, and musing on when the cast knew whether there’d be a 5th season, and on if that notice came before or after the initial airing of this episode.
Discussion: Summer and Tim succumb to the temptation and try out their best Irish brogues. Tim reads an email from Captain Jaclyn, correcting the info on the release date of the “Asked and Answered” scriptbooks (April 7th, not April 1st).
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.
Tim, Summer and Jeffrey discuss space travel, future plans for the new kosh.org, and of course, the voicemails and emails that have been piling up behind the scenes.
Deep Geeking: Tim and Summer move ahead with episode analysis from Season 2 with “Spider in the Web”, another in the line of setup episodes, where some of the threads reach deep into future seasons, and some threads tap dance away, exiting stage left never to be heard from again.