It’s the most pivotal turning point (wait, that’s redundant) yet for Talia Winters, as an underground band of telepaths forces her to face the truth about PsiCorps. All this, a dinner date, Ivanova managing to somehow not kill her commanding officer from his couch, and Bester, too: it’s “A Race Through Dark Places.”
Talia Winters…is back!
San Diego…is a wasteland!
John Sheridan is…a truther? (Absolutely not!)
And there’s something sinister lurking within the station–an eponymous spider…in the web…
(Note that we had some audio issues with this recording–not too bad, but a little off our preferred standard. Zathras apologizes.)
Guest actor Dwight Schultz is more tortured than “Howlin'” in his turn as a former soldier grappling with ghosts in his head and an invisible stalker who likes to snack on human organs. Meanwhile, Dr. Franklin needs to revisit his medical ethics training and a cryogenically suspended visitor from another century is most emphatically not Buck Rogers. Welcome to “The Long Dark”: it’s comin’ for ya!
Does Babylon 5 have a footwear agenda? Does Delenn need to pick up a copy of Leadership Lessons for the Newly Follicled? And how about that happy-go-lucky Captain Sheridan who has taken to gnawing his executive staff’s heads off? It’s just another day in hyperspace for the calm, collected crew of the EAS Cortez. (No it’s not and no they’re not.) Welcome to “A Distant Star.”
The most bitter, vividly remembered conflict in all of Babylon 5 history is barely contained in “The Geometry of Shadows”! But in the cold light of reason, are the Drazi color wars actually entertaining or does the memory cheat? Plus, in Spoiler Space, Chip monologues like no one’s business (or, alternatively, like no one’s listening) on Technomages. Welcome back to B5AG: “I see a great hand, reaching for the download button….”
Revealed! The fate of G’Kar!
Revealed! The fate of Delenn!
Revealed! The fate of Garibaldi!
Revealed! The fate of the Guy What Shot Garibaldi!
Yeah, not much happens in this one.
“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.
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!
It’s the penultimate episode of Season 1, the calm before the storm, in which the worlds of the Minbari warrior caste and Earth’s Psi Corps collide in the presence of a human teenager. We’re talking “Legacies,” complete with an “I was right” dance by Chip.
Erika, Shannon and Chip debate the finer points of mixed martial arts and wonder aloud what happens when you have an episode without a discernable “A” plot. Grab a Zima and sit back!