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The Babylon Podcast

Our Last, Best Hope for Babylon 5 Fans

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Original Version of “The Gathering” Now on Amazon

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:30:04 +0000

Amazon Instant Video now has the original version of "The Gathering" available for purchase and download for $1.99

The Babylon 5 Scripts/Books Team announces an end to publishing

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 03:31:58 +0000

For a brief moment in time (8 years actually since the project started) we were given new B5 material to enjoy, argue about and commiserate with. The books became invaluable aides as our discussions went on over the years ( in Tim’s case, on and on…).  The Script Books, Other Voices, the Chronologies and even the […]

Peter David Suffers a Stroke

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:47:21 +0000

Our thoughts and best wishes for Peter's recovery go out to him. Please check Peter's website for further details:

Babylon 5 Comes to Phoenix Comicon

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 19:00:08 +0000

Babylon 5 comes to Phoenix Comicon 2013 Let the guest announcements begin! Phoenix Comicon is proud to begin our guest announcements for 2013 with the creator J. Michael Straczynski and principal cast members of Babylon 5.

Babylon Podcast #280: Farewell, Old Friend

Sat, 01 Dec 2012 23:00:27 +0000

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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Poll: Would you like to hear the Babylon Podcast team do episode commentaries?

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 17:25:32 +0000

Since the poll numbers are running very high in favor of us popping up now and again with our own commentary on Babylon 5 episodes, you tell us which ones should be on the list to get the special commentary track treatment.

Planning for Future Babylon 5 fans

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 06:30:33 +0000

So, once we turn out the studio lights here, the long term plan is to keep the place shipshape and running as long as possible. It's not like the Internet has shipping lanes that archival sites can be a danger to!

Babylon Podcast #279: Feedbackapalooza Finale

Fri, 23 Nov 2012 22:08:15 +0000

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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Babylon Podcast #278: Penultimate Palooza

Fri, 09 Nov 2012 17:00:19 +0000

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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Babylon Podcast SE #10: Jeffrey Willerth Remembers Michael O’Hare

Sat, 20 Oct 2012 22:03:08 +0000

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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Babylon Podcast SE #9: Absent Friends, In Memory Still Bright

Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:15:03 +0000

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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Babylon Podcast #277: Babylon 5 Collectibles

Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:45:17 +0000

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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Claudia Christian interview on “Secrets of the Red Carpet”

Sat, 06 Oct 2012 18:15:26 +0000

On Saturday, October 6, Claudia Christian will appear on Secrets of the Red Carpet. This is a weekly live show hosted by Luke Reichle (fashion expert and ABC's "Castle" designer) that focuses on "style from the inside out" and features various fashion segments, a weekly guest, etc.

Michael O’Hare: In Memory Still Bright

Sat, 29 Sep 2012 10:42:20 +0000

It is with heavy hearts that we relay jms' message about the passing of Michael O'Hare (1952-2012)

Babylon Podcast #276: The Short Stories

Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:43:46 +0000

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 Magazine, "Hidden Agendas" written by JMS, "True Seeker" by Fiona Avery, and "The Nautilus Coil" by J. Gregory Keyes. More info, with spoiler-free synopses: ISN Anchor Desk: Babylon 5 Short Stories

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Babylon Podcast #275: The Psi Corps Trilogy

Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:29:15 +0000

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 leading up to the creation of Psi Corps, then the story arc telling the rise of Alfred Bester through the Corps, and what happened to both in the aftermath of the Telepath War.

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Babylon Podcast #274: The Technomage Trilogy

Fri, 14 Sep 2012 18:59:25 +0000

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 truth behind the links between the Shadows and the technology that gives the technomages their powers, the division amongst the mages on whether they should stay and fight the Shadows or if they should flee, and their involvement in Sheridan's mission to destroy Z'ha'dum.

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Babylon Podcast #273: The Centauri Prime Trilogy

Sat, 08 Sep 2012 01:00:05 +0000

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 the Babylon 5 trilogies that are considered canon. Tim feels this is the weakest of the trilogies, while Joe feels it's stronger than most people give it credit for, and one of the strongest franchise series he's ever read. Discuss amongst yourselves!

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Babcast Label Brivari

Sun, 02 Sep 2012 19:28:35 +0000

Nigel Blackwood, intrepid reporter for Multiverse News (also featured on Slice of SciFi), has a knack for digging up interesting candid photographs, revealing secret scifi histories that we previously had no knowledge of.

Neil Armstrong, astronaut, dies at age 82

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 01:52:48 +0000

It is with great sadness that the Babylon Podcast shares the news of Neil Armstrong's passing on Saturday, August 25, 2012. A good, brief write-up about Neil can be found at Spaceflight Now.

Babylon Podcast #272: Red Hypergiant Palooza

Sat, 25 Aug 2012 05:18:11 +0000

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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More on “Pawn of the Dead”

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 06:30:34 +0000

So, some of you may have wondered how a promo for a horror parody webseries ended up playing in an episode of The Babylon Podcast. Well, the short answer is: Vorlons asked me to.

Babylon Podcast #271: The Shadow Within

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:10:10 +0000

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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Babylon Podcast #270: To Dream in the City of Sorrows

Fri, 10 Aug 2012 22:35:08 +0000

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 been a much better book if it had been allowed to be longer, and more. And go watch H+ the Digital Series; Summer is impressed and doesn't think you'll be disappointed. It's the first web series she's seen since Dr Horrible that she's planning on buying on DVD even before knowing if one will ever be available.

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Babylon Podcast #269: Chatting about Babylon 5 Novels, #1-6, 8

Sat, 04 Aug 2012 05:30:08 +0000

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 the "reset" button after the end of the "episode", which is one of the things that we loved about Babylon 5 that the various Star Trek series couldn't adhere to most of the time. editor's note: And yes, Summer made an error, the novelization that JMS rejected way back when was the one for "River of Souls", not for "Thirdspace"

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