The Babylon Podcast

The Babylon Podcast

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Interview: Marshall R. Teague ("Ta'Lon") stops by to talk about the philosophy and wisdom of the warrior-sage Ta'Lon, the talks he had with JMS about expanding that character beyond the unnamed Narn who, along with Sheridan, survived being kidnapped by the Streib (S2E11 "All Alone in the Night"), how the creation of Ta'Lon's sword played a role in that development, the fun of being a... Read more

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Interview: Josh Coxx ("Lt. David Corwin") stops by to talk about his time on C&C, the character growth over all 5 seasons and the movies, and so much more. He even chats about his time as a Frost Giant in Thor.

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7 years ago, in December 2012, Tim and Summer closed the book on that particular journey, having spent nearly 300 episodes and quite likely well over 500 hours of discussion and more with the many cast, crew, creators and fans on all sorts of topics about and around Babylon 5. Today, we're back from beyond the rim, for just a little while.

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It's not goodbye, it's farewell... we'll meet again, and if we don't, we will see each other again in the place where no shadows fall. We've always been here, and so have you all. Jeffrey returns from his explorations along the Rim to join Tim, Summer and Jeremy for the final official episode of The Babylon Podcast.

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Feedbackapalooza: Gary from Jacksonville, quite likely the most prolific feedback producer the Babylon Podcast has ever had, joins us to go through the messages for the last official feedbackapalooza. He may have to replace Babylon Podcast with Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas on his voicemail speed dial...

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Tim relates an article from io9's Charlie Jane Anders article, Please explain Babylon 5 to us!, and the offer is still out to Charlie if she wants to join us some day for a roundtable Q&A, where we'd do our best to answer her questions, and to keep those responses to under 5 minutes each. And then, the Feedbackapalooza!

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As heard in the previous episode, this is the video Jeffrey Willerth made in honor of the passing of Michael O'Hare.

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In quick succession, the Babylon 5 universe lost two of its stars at the end of September, Michael O'Hare and Turhan Bey. We take a moment to remember them, and their all too brief moments here with us and on Babylon 5.

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Discussion: Oh, the humanity! Even with Warner Bros being inconsistent with licensing terms, pulling licenses before items were completed or in some cases, had even gotten off the drawing boards, there's still a LOT of stuff out there for a dedicated Babylon 5 fan to search for and immerse themselves in.

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September 28, 2012 88 min

Deep Geeking: This episode, Neil and Edmund join Tim, Summer and Jeremy to talk about the 3 short stories from the Amazing Stories magazines: "Shadow of His Thoughts", "Genius Loci", and "Space, Time and the Incurable Romantic", all three of which were written by J. Michael Straczynski. The conversations then shift to the 3 short stories that appeared in the Official Babylon 5 ... Read more

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September 21, 2012 64 min

Deep Geeking: This week, Tim, Jeremy and Agent 6 go in-depth discussing The Psi Corps trilogy, written by J. Gregory Keyes. The books in the series are "Dark Genesis: The Birth of the Psi Corps", "Deadly Relations: Bester Ascendant" and "Final Reckoning: The Fate of Bester". This trilogy tells the story of the sudden appearance of human telepaths on Earth, and political and societal events ... Read more

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Deep Geeking: The Technomage trilogy, written by Jeanne Cavelos, is subtitled The Passing of the Technomages. The books in the series are "Casting Shadows", "Summoning Light" and "Invoking Darkness". This trilogy tells the story arc of the Technomages from Galen's time as an initiate, during the slow rise of the Shadows new influence throughout the galaxy, the discovery of the ... Read more

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Deep Geeking: Legions of Fire, The Centauri Prime trilogy written by Peter David, is the topic for this episode, and the crew on hand really digs in. The books in order are "The Long Night of Centauri Prime", "Armies of Light and Dark", and "Out of the Darkness" (the third book is out of print, but not quite as hard to find as it had been in previous years). This was the second of ... Read more

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We lament the passing of science fiction master Harry Harrison, recounting some of the classics that he'd written over the years. Feedbackapalooza: Tim, Summer and Jeremy dive into the messages that you've sent us, and we appreciate your messages to us and for us! We have a lot to go through, so settle in, kids...

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August 17, 2012 58 min

Deep Geeking: The Shadow Within is Book #7 in the original series of novels, and the other of the two from that series that have been acknowledged as canon. Talk about this book delves deeply into Anna's story, and into the character and motivations of Morden, of the Psi Corps mission to eliminate a threat to the telepaths, and how these events mesh into the main Babylon 5 storyline as a whole.

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Deep Geeking: To Dream in the City of Sorrows is Book #9 in the original series of novels, and one of the two from that series that have been acknowledged as canon. Talk about the book ranges from the cover art, the story arcs for Sinclair, Marcus, Catherine and Neroon, the accuracy of the character "voices", the nagging feeling that this book's pacing was too fast, and very likely could have ... Read more

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Deep Geeking: Discussions begin with the Babylon 5 novels... the books, the books, the books! Where to begin with the commentary and the criticism? Much of the dissatisfaction that we feel with these books likely comes from a combination of the main characters authentic voices being slightly off, plus the impression that the events of the books didn't matter, that they fell into the trap of hitting th... Read more

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Deep Geeking: And so it begins... the last leg of the Babylon Podcast journey starts with us talking about one of the rarest books in the Babylon 5 realm, and a very interesting collection of thoughts, opinions and examinations about the the show we all love. Who knew that "Fasten, Zip" was really a metaphor for the paradox of time travel? We also talk about how many essays that were presented at... Read more

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Feedback: Tim, Jeremy and special guest Michael Dymond (Stormknight) tackle the second batch of voicemails, and it's 100% Neil from Bowie, because that's how we have to handle it whenever he gets on a roll. Are there official blueprints and cutaways for Babylon 5?

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Feedback: Tim, Jeremy and special guest Michael Dymond (Stormknight) tackle the first batch of voicemails covering the recent Crusade unproduced scripts and more. Stay tuned next week for the rest of the feedback from this batch, and the people joining us to review and discuss the novels with us (or for us) should be preparing to step into the on-deck circle!

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