Episode 1: “The Gathering” (pilot movie)

And so it REALLY begins! Erika watched BOTH the original edit and the TNT-funded producer’s cut! Shannon mourned the Gravity Rings! (She wasn’t alone.) That’s right, we’re officially starting the Audio Guide to Babylon 5 with the pilot movie, “The Gathering.”

“Holla at MURDER, SHE WROTE. Woo!”

The Zocalo will be open soon!

The Audio Guide to Babylon 5
is coming soon! Every two weeks, hosts Erika Ensign from Verity! and The Incomparable and Chip and Shannon Sudderth from Two-minute Time Lord (plus the occasional Very Special Guest) will take you through another episode of Babylon 5, one of the greatest televised science fiction epics ever.

Think of this as a book club for TV. If you’ve never seen B5 before, let us be your guides. The beginning of each podcast will be aimed at you: we’ll talk about a B5 episode on its own merits, with no spoilers for future episodes. Then we’ll sound an appropriate spoiler warning and change gears to discuss the episode in the context of the entire run. What worked? What didn’t? And why, for all that’s holy, can you still buy Zima on the Zocalo? 

Look for Episode Zero, in which Erika, Shannon and Chip lay out their game plan and announce our starting point — “The Gathering,” “In the Beginning” or “Midnight on the Firing Line”? — coming soon.