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 112: “Sleeping in Light”
It’s the end, but the moment has been prepared for. Steven Schapansky joins us for the Babylon 5 finale. We’ll be back, after a good long hiatus, to cover the spinoff episodes and movies. Thank you so much for joining us on this journey. (This episode dedicated to the memory of Kay Sudderth.)
Episode 111: “The River of Souls”
The station may be emptying out, but we’re not quite done yet. Jason Snell reminded us this Babylon 5 “movie” aired before the series finale, so we’re dutifully covering it now–and making Jason join us. He’s our very own Ian McShane. (We still like him, or he’d be our Martin Sheen.)
Episode 110: “Objects at Rest”
Final departures, fateful errors, and a first-and-last message to a child. Not to mention THE SHOT. Which SHOT are we talking about? Find out as we discuss the penultimate-penultimate story of Babylon 5’s fifth season!
Episode 109: “Objects in Motion”
So many feels: a huge chunk of our cast reaches their points of departure and Babylon 5 approaches the fall of night. JMS’s endgame is in sight.
Episode 108: “Wheel of Fire”
So we can all just breathe now that the conflict with Centauri Prime is over, right? You would be wrong, friend! See Lyta go rogue as she’s never gone rogue before. See John and Delenn realize they’re going to have to add a dependent to their tax status once they’re on Minbar.. See Garibaldi reach … Continue reading Episode 108: “Wheel of Fire” →
Episode 107: “The Fall of Centauri Prime”
What more can we say? Lizbeth Myles joins us as all of Londo’s chickens come definitively home to roost.
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.
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
A Frustrating Choir of Self-Congratulatory Statements With Some Babylon 5
These podcasters seem to primarily want you to know a couple of things: they have other podcasts and they like Doctor Who.
Also, spoilers seem to be more about the series in general than the specific episode they’re covering. A listener might think that they’re hearing about the titular episode, but they’ll end up having larger arc information spoiled as well, if they’re new to Babylon 5.
For people who are supposedly so busy podcasting and discussing their podcasting, they’re terrifically mediocre and amateur at it. It’s not unfair to expect better, and one would do well to seek out better because it’s surely out there.