I could rehash a lot of the show, here… or go into more detail about various minutiae concerning editing, or scheduling. Or try to find a more gripping insight not stated in the show itself, or in our podcast.
Where are we now, as opposed to FIVE YEARS ago? Well, Nick has a very different job, Jinny and I have a rapidly growing toddler/preschooler, and Life Itself Goes On. 🙂
But that’s kind of the Meaning of Life, as stated by author Spider Robinson: Do the Next Thing. The story’s never over, and the journey never ends. Thank you for taking THIS journey with us. 🙂
A human, digging where he shouldn’t, finds a crypt full of shining spheres, and steals one containing the essence of an entire civilization. Escaping attack, the archeologist flees to Babylon 5, with Soul Hunters hot on his heels! Meanwhile, Zach must deal with a holobrothel in Downbelow, defended by a snarky owner, and an even snarkier lawyer. In his quarters, the lost souls begin to exert control over the archeologist, and through him, the station’s reactor! Lochley, Garibaldi, and Zach must work with a Soul Hunter, a species not seen since early Season One, to contain the mad souls before they blow up the station to set themselves free! We think EVERYone needs a Love Bat(tm), this week, on Jumpgate!
Babylon 5 was the last of the Babylon stations. There would never be another. It changed the future. And it changed *us*.
It taught us that we have to create the future, or others will do it for us.
It showed us that we have care for one another, because if we don’t, who will? And that true strength sometimes comes from the most unlikely places.
Mostly, though, I think it gave us hope, that there can always be new beginnings…
even for people like us.
— Earthforce Gen. Susan Ivanova, Retired
Thank you for coming along on this amazing 5-year-long re-watch experience! We will say our final goodbyes in the short, sweet, and also completely optional Series Wrap-Up, and get drunk as hell for the completely offensive, incomprehensible, inconceivably bad DRUNKCAST!
ALSO PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO GO CHECK OUT TOM SMITH, he’s rilly funny, you guys!!!
He’s a got a cool Facebook page (with LOTS of other cool fannish folk who hang out there!), AND ALSO HAS SOME GREAT CONTENT OVER AT THE FUMP!
G’kar has gone off to find adventure with Lyta, leaving T’Lon to ride herd on the irascible Narn True Believers. Garibaldi steps into leadership of Edgars Industries, and brings along some surprising wingmen. Franklin leaves a Generalist in charge of Medlab. Vir puts on Londo’s shoes… and they aren’t too tight. President Sheridan and Delenn leave for Minbar, and salute those who take up the mantles of leadership they leave behind. A terrible split-second betrayal by Lennier sends him into deep space to seek atonement, Emperor Londo Mollari gifts the Presidential couple a biological time bomb in a vase, and Sheridan sends his fatherly wisdom into the future… This week on Jumpgate!
Machinations abound as the last assassin of the series makes one final attempt on a major character, this time it’s Garibaldi. G’Kar confronts his biggest fanboy, Lyta remains bound in a cell (and she kinda likes it?), and Mars’ newest representative – former rebel leader Number One – shows up, as does Lise Hampton-Edgars. Will the assassin, sent by the Edgars Industries Board of Directors, take out the newly-sober Garibaldi? Will G’Kar’s followers be the death of him? Will he and Lyta find adventure among the stars? Are Martian Cigars really all that great? Find out this week on Jumpgate!
The hilarious oldschool Trek novel by John. M. Ford, “How Much For Just The Planet?”
Rebecca Shaeffer, murdered celebrity
Marty Brennaman, along with the man once known as the Old Laft-Hander Joe Knuxhall, they were the Voice Of The Cincinnati Reds for decades:
G’Kar returns to Babylon 5 and a teeming mass of his fellow Narn await him – philosophy groupies wanting to sit at his feet… and then hoist him WAY up over their heads. They even have *action figures*! Meanwhile, Garibaldi’s drinking finally collapses into it’s inevitable outcome: professional censure. President Sheridan puts his wayward Head of ISA Intelligence on ice pending Garibaldi getting his shit together. Meanwhile Lyta’s anti-PsiCorps efforts, funded by G’Kar’s money, have been traced back to the station, and it’ll take Sheridan’s quick-draw skills (and a quick right hook by Lochley) to pin her down… but for how long? G’Kar finds a solution to his relentless fame, Garibaldi is spiritually bodyslammed by Lochley in a lift, Lyta wears a sexy straightjacket in a cell (for now), and the mechanisms of the final pieces of the great series arc begin to click into place… This week on Jumpgate!
As the major Alliance fleets pressure Sheridan to attack Centauri Prime in retaliation for their now-proven unprovoked raids, Delenn is sent to Minbar to ask the Grey Council for help in curbing their enthusiasm. Meanwhile, Vir sends Lyta and Franklin back to the Drazi homeworld to recover Centauri bodies lost in the fighting, leading to a horrifying discovery. Londo raps with the Emperor, G’Kar pukes, and 500,000 credits is a small price to pay, this week on Jumpgate!