EXTRA: B5 Animator “Mojo” Interviewed

Adam "Mojo" Lebowitz
“Mojo,” B5 animation wizard

For our first Extra edition of The Audio Guide to Babylon 5, Chip welcomes “Mojo,” senior computer animator during B5’s first three seasons and pilot, working with Ron Thornton’s Foundation Imaging. Be amazed at the raw processing power of the computers used to make “The Gathering”! Learn just how groundbreaking Foundation’s work was! Find out just what it took to make a space station spin while a Starfury flies in front of it and you’re plum out of polygons! Mojo was there, at the dawn of CGI for television…

WARNING: This episode contains a few spoilers for episodes not yet reviewed on the podcast.

Episode 23: “Points of Departure”

Jason Snell
Jason Snell

“It’s the end. But the moment has been prepared for.” In this pop culture-poaching edition of B5AG (seriously, we apologize for the Scarecrow and Mrs. King theme) we bring The Incomparable‘s Jason Snell back for something of a regeneration story (OK, that’s our last Doctor Who reference. Ish.) as we welcome the arrival of Bruce Boxleitner as Captain John Sheridan! Is Chip suffering from FOMS (Fear Of Missing Sinclair)? Can Jason adjust to guesting on an episode that isn’t hideously dark and depressing? All this, plus a quick drop-in from our Control Group, Steven, in an Audio Guide podcast that is not quite as long as the last one.

Zocalo: Spoiler-free Discussion of “Points of Departure”

At this point I am desperately hoping that there are at least a few of you who have never seen Babylon 5 before, are watching it for the first time, are stepping off at the spoiler jumpgate during the podcast, and had no idea what’s coming in this episode.

This thread is for you, as well as those who want to just talk about “Points of Departure” while smugly refusing to reveal the future.

Earhart’s: “Points of Departure” Spoiler Space

“Please hold, a commanding officer will be able to assist you in a moment.” But it’s probably not the commanding officer you were expecting, if you were watching B5 without the benefit of the internet community that was anxiously awaiting/dreading this episode. A new season and a turning point begin in “Points of Departure.” If you’re reading this thread, you know where it led–so what do you think about how well this episode set up the future of Babylon 5?

Episode 22: “Chrysalis”

B5AG guest and Radio Free Skaro host
Steven Schapansky
Adventures with the Wife in Space co-author
Neil Perryman

The first-season finale is upon us! Joining Chip, Erika and Shannon to tackle “Chrysalis” in a bumper edition of The Audio Guide to Babylon 5 are B5 newcomer Steven Schapansky and longtime fan (and Adventures with the Wife in Space author) Neil Perryman. We talk about revelations and turning points, DVD mastering and pajamas.

Thank you all for joining us for the first season, and we look forward to picking up where we left off in two weeks with “Points of Departure” and another (returning) guest!