The year is 1994. A new science-fiction series with groundbreaking computer graphics and not much budget at all debuts in syndication. It carries a secret, revolutionary agenda of long-form serialization. It also carries some dubious acting and set design. The name of the show is Babylon 5.
The year is 2015. A group of podcasters watches and reviews two Season 1 episodes of that show, “And the Sky Full of Stars” and “Signs and Portents.” Some of them were fans of the show. Some of them have not really watched it. As they consider its legacy, the Off-Topic Robot fights a perhaps futile battle against tangents on atheism, Supernatural, Gotham, and the newest Hercules movie.
If you’re not careful a tinfoil-covered box may be thrown at you.
Podcasters: Robert, Tim, Carolyn, Justin
- 00:00 Intro and Memories
- 13:55 A Dream Within a STOP
- 18:40 Sci-fi on a Budget
- 27:07 ACT-ING!
- 31:38 The Trouble with Time
- 35:09 Awkward Talk
- 42:37 Humans: Oh So Special
- 50:34 One Does Not Simply Walk into Babylon 5
- 57:56 Show, Don’t Tell and Tell and Tell
- 1:01:39 The Vote
Next Week’s Assignment
Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, a not-yet-famous Jim Carrey, and Damon Wayans NOT Jr. (god we’re old) come to Southern California upon hearing that Earth Girls are Easy.