115 episodes

This is a book club without books, an episode-by-episode walkthrough of one of the most influential and important modern SF series. Each podcast begins with a spoiler-free discussion of the episode for new viewers, then we give listeners a jumping-off point and switch to a discussion of how the episode fits into the five-year history of the show.

The Audio Guide to Babylon 5 Chip, Erika and Shannon

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 71 Ratings

This is a book club without books, an episode-by-episode walkthrough of one of the most influential and important modern SF series. Each podcast begins with a spoiler-free discussion of the episode for new viewers, then we give listeners a jumping-off point and switch to a discussion of how the episode fits into the five-year history of the show.

    Episode 88: “In the Beginning”

    Episode 88: “In the Beginning”

    Four years into BABYLON 5, JMS took a mulligan with a brand new prequel movie that served as a pilot for the series’s relaunch on the TNT network! Is it a better beginning to B5 than the original pilot, “The Gathering”? Does it strain credibility to have our cast of characters interacting during the Earth-Minbari … Continue reading Episode 88: “In the Beginning” →

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 89: “Thirdspace”

    Episode 89: “Thirdspace”

    Creepy Cthulhu aliens from beyond Firstspace and Secondspace! This Untold Tale of Babylon 5 was produced after the fourth season when they had no hint there would be a fifth. Is this a better “movie” than “In the Beginning”? Does it actually fit into Season 4’s continuity? Where the deuce has Deuce been all this … Continue reading Episode 89: “Thirdspace” →

    • 50 min
    Episode 90: “No Compromises”

    Episode 90: “No Compromises”

    Somewhat to their surprise, the cast and crew and showrunner got their fifth season. But to quote some guy way back in the first, “Nothing’s the same anymore.” Sheridan’s wearing a suit, not a uniform. Ivanova’s gone. There’s a new face in the command center wearing a regulation Earthforce uniform. And then there’s Byron. Welcome … Continue reading Episode 90: “No Compromises” →

    • 58 min
    Episode 91: “The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari”

    Episode 91: “The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari”

    It’s the second episode of a brand new season with a brand new status quo, so what do you do? Ignore all the new people and new situations, and do a character study about alllll of the bad decisions one man made over four years. It’s Londo’s “Come to Jesus moment” paired with Lennier’s “I’m … Continue reading Episode 91: “The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari” →

    • 53 min
    Episode 92: “The Paragon of Animals”

    Episode 92: “The Paragon of Animals”

    Telepath politics. Gunboat diplomacy. Newlywed apartment living. Doesn’t sound like much. SPOILER ALERT: We absofragginlutely loved this episode.

    • 46 min
    Episode 93: “A View from the Gallery”

    Episode 93: “A View from the Gallery”

    DEPLOY THE GREEK CHORUS! Two never-before-seen minor characters Rosencrantz and Guildenstern their way through the space station and their cast. In Spoiler Space for the previous episode, our intrepid podcasters expressed their dread of “A View from the Gallery.” Was it misplaced? Did the memory cheat? Are we on Team Mack and Bo now?

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

lakers___ ,

Fun watch along podcast

It was really fun listening to the podcast while rewatching Babylon 5. Highly recommend.

Quaertermaine ,

Thoughtful & Balanced

Really enjoying this podcast as a companion piece with my first viewing ever of Babylon 5. We watch the show and then listen to the podcast (so far thru season 2) up until the episode discusses spoilers. Thank you for being thoughtful and really warning the listener when spoiler discussion will occur. I find the hosts to be thoughtful, intelligent and articulate. I appreciate that they love the series but are willing to be critical in a constructive way as they feel necessary. I especially love that the hosts rarely speak over one another or all at once like some other very annoying podcasts do (especially another Babylon 5 one). These hosts are very professional and respectful to one another even if they offer a differing opinion than their colleagues. (Would love to give extra stars for this if I could.) Nice collaborative effort! I hope the podcast will still be around and I can access episodes as I work my way thru all the Babylon 5 TV episodes.

marked for life ,

Why get political

I like the pod most of the time,But every once in a while they got to get political and talk about diversity… I get it, your liberals and all want women and minorities to rule everything… I just enjoy Babylon 5, the stories the plots . There is plenty of “diversity “ in the show… I never noticed until you had to remind me how “progressive “ the show is….. here’s an idea, maybe everything isn’t trying to project a message, just make a good show

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