Long-time listener Emily reminds us why Helo’s a good guy — and why he has issues — and we check in on this week’s official re-watches: A Day In The Life and Out of Gas. Highlights: we wonder what it’d be like to be the Ford Prefect of Firefly, discuss chess in Red Dwarf, reminisce about Chuck’s introduction to Buffy and X-Files (and re-introduction to Robotech), wax poetic about KSC’s The Boy From Mars (and its strange Universal Soldier connection), hear Sean recant his DC aversion, listen as Audra ranks sci-fi/comic actors by fullness of their lips, add additional ammo to the discussion on green vs. blue aliens, remember the Scholastic Book Fair (and our young selves reading Asimov, Heinlein, L’Engle and others) while recalling last weekend’s trip to the used bookstore, and fawn over our sad, midwestern chance meetings with fame. We also announce a new re-watch movie: Real Genius.
I love Emily’s List, because anyone that loves B5 is cool in my book. if I had the money, I would fund a new B5 series.
When B5 first came out, it struck me that Babylon 5 is to Star Trek as Star Trek is to Lost in Space.
Then came Galactica.
Chuck, I don’t know how much Buffy you’ve seen or what episodes exactly, but are you aware that Nathan Fillion played an important and cool role at the end of season 7? Wouldn’t that be a reason to watch? 🙂