The Babylon Podcast

The Babylon Podcast

Our Last, Best Hope for Babylon 5 Fans

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October 23, 2021 88 min
Discussion: Tim and Summer just can't help themselves. We indulge in some wildly unfounded speculation on the announcements about the new Babylon 5 series, plus ask a few questions out loud about what we could be watching on The CW someday.

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Thank you, everyone, for allowing our love of Babylon 5 to help fuel your own love for the show, and we are grateful that our efforts to explore a show we love also provided entertainment and enjoyment for you. Your voices and support over the years have meant a lot to us, and that you still want to hear us keep talking about everything B5, and not just Day of the Dead, warms our hearts.

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Interview: Tim and Summer chat with author Jane Killick, whose Babylon 5 Season Guides are a vital resource for any fan of the show.

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Interview: Tim and Summer welcome Tracy Scoggins, whose command of the station in Season 5 and Crusade was a welcome addition to the field of leading lady military roles in science fiction television.

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Interview: Tim and Summer swoon in the presence of Mira Furlan, whose regal stature on Babylon 5 made an impression to last beyond the end of time.

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Discussion: Tim and Summer discuss most of the contents of J. Michael Straczynski's memoir, Becoming Superman.

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Interview: Marie Marshall ("Dodger") stops by to talk about her brief but passionate and impactful appearances on Babylon 5, about how one short stint turned into such a long-term fan favorite, acting in New York, and so much more.

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Interview: The Jason Davis stops by to talk his current project, "The Babylon 5 Preservation Project", to preserve the history of BABYLON 5 using archival paperwork and interviews with cast and crew to create a definitive making-of book.

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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 cowboy, and so m...

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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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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.

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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".

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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".

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