Please share your thoughts about “Born to the Purple” by Wednesday, June 25, and we may use them in the next podcast!
Have you watched “Born to the Purple” yet? If you’re a first-timer or have some thoughts about the episode that won’t spoil future episodes, this is the thread for you.
God help you all, a few of you seemed to like it, so here’s “Soul Monkey” in all its g
lory as a digital single.
“Soul Monkey (A Babylon 5 Parody in the Style of JoCo)” is based on Jonathan Coulton‘s song “Code Monkey,” which was released under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC 3.0), with new lyrics and vocals by Chip Sudderth. You can buy Coulton’s music at his web store.
Babylon 5 takes a dip into the metaphysical as a stealer/liberator/preserver/destroyer of souls causes havoc on the station, threatens an ambassador, reveals secrets and chants annoyingly. We’ll talk about regular physics as well as the meta kind, compare the new doctor to the old one (as Doctor Who podcasters tend to do anyway) and argue whether this story concept should have been explored in the first place no matter how well executed.
“Soul Monkey (A Babylon 5 Parody in the Style of JoCo)” is based on Jonathan Coulton‘s song “Code Monkey,” which was released under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC 3.0), with new lyrics and vocals (and we use the terms loosely) by Chip Sudderth. You can buy Coulton’s music at his web store.
What did you think of “Soul Hunter” in the grand scheme of things? Do the early clues match up to the later revelations? If you leave your comment by Friday, we may respond to it when we record the podcast!
Here’s your spoiler-free discussion space for “Soul Hunter.” Anything you say
can and will be used against you in a court of law may be used as a discussion point when we record the podcast episode!
Now we’re cookin’ with phased plasma! The first season of B5 opens with “Midnight on the Firing Line,” which moves like a Ferrari compared to “The Gathering.” (Totally a Volvo: dependable and robust, yet slightly lacking in the zero-to-60s.) What do we think of the new faces? Are Ivanova and Winters a step forward or backward? Meanwhile, in spoiler territory, someone puts on his grumpy face over his co-hosts’ assessment of Commander Sinclair.
What did you see in “Midnight” that resonated five years later at the close of the series? Here’s your space. The spoo is fresh. Spoilers are permitted.
The series proper begins here! And if you’re watching it for the first time, or if you promise to be really really good, this is your spoiler-free space to discuss Season One, Episode 1, “Midnight on the Firing Line” in advance of our next B5AG episode next Sunday.
And so it REALLY begins! Erika watched BOTH the original edit and the TNT-funded producer’s cut! Shannon mourned the Gravity Rings! (She wasn’t alone.) That’s right, we’re officially starting the Audio Guide to Babylon 5 with the pilot movie, “The Gathering.”
“Holla at MURDER, SHE WROTE. Woo!”