We’ll come right out and say it: “Infection” ain’t exactly high art. There’s some stuff that works, some stuff that REALLY doesn’t, and more than a few allusions to the future of the series. That makes it worth watching, considering and enjoying (in places) with your co-hosts, who debate organic technology and soliloquies. And one of them keeps wailing “IKARRRAAAA!” to the heavens.
The “repackaged” Babylon 5 season and movie box sets currently are only $14.99 at Amazon US, and we’ve heard of similar deals at Amazon CA. If you don’t already have the series, this is even less expensive than digital media.
- Season 1
- Season 2
- Season 3
- Season 4
- Season 5
- The Movie Collection (“In the Beginning,” “The Gathering,” “Thirdspace,” “The River of Souls,” “A Call to Arms”)
And while we’re at it…
Have you recovered from your “Infection”…? There’s a fair bit of analogizing to, if not foreshadowing of, future plotlines in this episode–but how does it hold up? This thread is for all spoiler commentary on the episode, including after our podcast is released.
What did you think of “Infection”? If you’ve seen this episode for the first time, or would like to talk about it without spoiling or being spoiled for the rest of the series, this is your space.
Babylon 5‘s first proper love story revolves around the most unlikely subject, Londo Mollari, while security chief Garibaldi tracks down someone who’s making clandestine phone calls over the super-secure line. Will it lead to sabotage? Point to conspiracy? Or provide a weepy character moment?
Meanwhile, on 2014 Earth, Chip repeatedly gets himself into trouble for making unfavorable analogies to movies and television shows that Erika and Shannon like and Erika unforgivably steals Chip’s thing.
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!