One Steven Schapansky, frequent guest on B5AG and the podcast’s designated Control Group, will be pleased to know that Talia Winters is real, and not a hallucination from the first season! She’s back and a cyborg’s after her, so let’s talk about it sans spoilers…
Ensign Broccoli comes to visit the station! What did you think about “The Long Dark”? Please leave your spoilers in the holodeck next door.
How does Sheridan handle his newfound fear that he’s been “beached”? Do you agree with 23rd-century dietary principles? What do you think of hyperspace in the B5 universe: a swell place to visit but you wouldn’t want to live there? And how’d Dorothy Fontana do on this script? Talk amongst yourselves, but please, leave the spoilers at home.
Spoile…(WHAM WHAM WHAM WHAM)
What were you expecting when Delenn came out of the cocoo– er, chrysalis? What did you think G’Kar was up to? And, if you’ve never seen B5 before, where do you think it’s all going? Abandon spoilers, all ye who enter here…
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.
Your co-host Chip here with a confession: I have no memory of what it was like to watch this episode without knowing what was coming. So I really envy those of you who have never seen Babylon 5 before and are coming into “Chrysalis” cold, and would love to know what you thought of it. Ditto our veterans: what did you think of “Chrysalis” on its own merits, without any spoilers for future episodes? (I’m being a little over the top on spoiler-copping this one, because, yeah, there are some big things coming that spin off of this episode that people are blissfully unaware of!)
Dorothy Fontana’s second script for B5 tells us more about telepathy among the non-human races and the lingering animosity between Earth and Minbar. Let’s talk about it here, but please take your spoilers to the other place.
In this corner, weighing in at roughly half of the episode, Susan Ivanova grieves!
And in this corner, weighing in at roughly the other half of the episode, a new guy gets in a fight!
Shake hands, and come out discussing. But no spoilers about episodes beyond “TKO,” please.
Lost in Space‘s June Lockhart almost-but-doesn’t-really reunites with her former space son Bill Mumy in a story about punishment, healing and innovative card tricks. Talk about it here, but please leave the spoilers in Earhart’s.