Zocalo: Spoiler-free discussion of “Signs and Portents”

If you are a new Babylon 5 viewer, or can put yourself in the mindset of one, what did you think of “Signs and Portents”? Were you baffled? Intrigued? Confused? Or could you not take your Eye off of that beautiful legendary artifact (cheap plastic prop)? Here’s where we talk about S&P and those episodes that came before, but none after.

Especially that one.

Episode 13: “By Any Means Necessary”

Union-busting and horticulture come together in a surprisingly good mixture, as the Dockworkers’ Guild, an officious Senate negotiator, Londo and G’Kar combine to give Sinclair his worst 48 hours yet. There’s a lot of stubble and open-collar acting, but also an intriguing look at the world behind the space station. Won’t you join us for “By Any Means Necessary”?

Episode 12: “Survivors”

“Podcasting again, Uncle Mike?” Garibaldi has a Really Bad Day, but that’s peanuts compared to what almost happens to the Earth Alliance President. We reflect on what happens when Ivanova and Kemmer let their hair down, Garibaldi lets his guard down and Sinclair just tries to be everyone’s Dad.

(Got spoilery thoughts about this and future episodes of Babylon 5? You know where to go.)

Episode 11: “Believers”

Chip: “This is such a depressing (but good!) episode, I’m thinking about editing in a medley into the podcast somewhere to sort of lift our spirits. You know, The Partridge Family theme, Pharrell’s ‘Happy,’ that Ren and Stimpy ‘Happy Happy Joy Joy’ song…”

Jason Snell
Jason Snell

Jason Snell, host and leader of The Incomparable family of podcasts and this B5AG‘s special guest: “You’re all class, Chip.”

(Note from Chip: There will be no happy medley in the podcast. Not even Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Because my co-hosts are assassins of joy. But we had a great conversation with Jason about “Believers”!)