In this episode, Josué and I discuss Babylon 5’s “Infection” a story about stealing bioweapons from ancient cultures and then using them against others, heedless of the warnings and troubles they bring with them. So get our your archeology sets and lets play. Some experience required.
The whole idea behind our Conspiracy of Light podcast is that you have 2 friends getting together to watch Babylon 5 together, and you the listener, get to hear the discussions we have after the episode ends. The discussions can be philosophical or silly, but we are exploring our relationship to the Babylon 5 universe and geeking out on the story. We hope that you guys are watching along with us and engaged in the discussion. If you are listening to our show, please let us know. The best way to do that is to talk to us on the Geek Therapy forums: http://forums.geektherapy.com or to chat with us over at the Discord: http://geektherapy.com/discord
In this episode, we chat about the intrigue and mystery of Babylon 5 as presented in Born to the Purple, episode 3 of season 1.
#4: In this episode, Josué and Woody discuss the Babylon 5 Episode, “Soul Hunter”. Want to know more about gassy hard-drives and the things that make Minbari children quiver in their beds at night? Well, you have come to the right place.
#3: This was the episode that made it clear to me that Josué and I were going to generate some good discussions out of the Babylon 5 story. When you join us on these journeys, it’s really not meant to be about a cult of personality. Hopefully, you do enjoy the conversation that Josué and I have here. We are after all giddy geek kids at play in the fields of science fiction, but the purpose is to help others geek out and play with us. On the one hand, this journey is very personal. Babylon 5 is such an important part of my life, and I want to share it with my friends. I want other people to find the meaning that I found, and I want to laud this fantastic piece of storytelling so that others might engage with this story. I also hope to wrest new meaning from the clutches of the story. Given that the story has taken me where it has, I don’t mind retreading the path to see if I left anything behind. Josué has fresh eyes, viewing this as a first- time viewer, he offers new insight that I might have missed. But then there is you, dear listeners and fellow geeks; your perspective matters as well. I hope that you join us in the discussion and take this incredible ride with us.
#2: The Gathering is ultimately episode zero of the saga that is Babylon 5. Josué and Woody discuss the impact and meaning of this episode in this podcast. For those who are joining us on this journey, know that this is a building block and certainly not the best that B5 has to offer, but much of what is here is useful world-building and introduction to some of the players in the B5 story.
#1: And so it came to pass that Josué and Woody embarked upon a new adventure to explore the worlds of Babylon 5. Woody would serve as the guide to acolyte Josué and Josué would challenge all of Woody’s preconceived notions about this hallowed story. Woody acknowledged that this particular media was a cornerstone of his media genome and as such a sacred ground upon which he had traveled the path again and again. Josué acknowledged a love of science fiction, and a will to explore every aspect of the media in our world and how it impacts those that engage with it. Between the two of them, they agreed to watch every episode and travel the path together. Together they will root out the meaning and identify the underlying structures of Babylon 5. More to the point, they will geek out and you dear listeners are invited to share the journey.