Episode 034 – Commentary for Points of Departure

July 27th, 2014

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Heidi, Elisabeth, and Mallika recorded a commentary for “Points of Departure”. Look for our full episode discussion in about 2 weeks.

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Episode 033 – Season 1 Wrap Up

July 23rd, 2014

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We take a look back at Season 1 and look ahead to Season 2.

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Avoiding Season 2 DVD Set Spoilers

July 19th, 2014

Many Babylon 5 DVD viewers have discovered that the DVD sets are made more for people who have already seen the show before rather than first-time viewers. There are spoilers in the commentaries, on the DVD cases, on the discs themselves, and even in the DVD menus. Here are some tips to avoid spoilers for the first 2 episodes of Season 2.

Note: If you’re streaming the episode, skip to #5

Update: The UK DVD don’t have the spoilers in the credits, but it does have the spoilers on the case and in the DVD menu.

  1. Try to avoid looking at the DVD cover. Don’t look at the DVD either.season2_cover
  2. Pop the DVD in. It takes a few seconds to get to the main menu. Ignore the right part of the screen and select “Episodes”.s2_main_menu
  3. Episode selections. Try to ignore the thumbnails and future episode titles.  Pick the episode you want to watch.s2_disc_1_episode_menu
  4. Ignore the thumbnails and select “Start” at the bottom of the screen.s2_ep1_chapter_menu
  5. It’s safe to watch the opening credits up the point where he says “the name of the place is Babylon 5″ and Babylon 5 appears on the screen. After that look away and listen the cool music.  You should be able to tell when the credits end.  The original broadcast and some versions of the DVDs don’t have this spoiler in the credits. I think Warner Bros decided to save themselves some hassle by using the same credits for each episode.s2_credits_stopping_point
  6. After the opening credits end, you should be fine.

I hope this helps. After episode 2, you should be safe.

Episode 032 – Chrysalis

July 16th, 2014

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Nothing’s the same anymore. Jason conspires with us to discuss episode 1×22 – “Chrysalis”.

Sorry for the poor audio on my end. I wasn’t able to use my normal setup due to electrical problems. – Will

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Episode 031 – Commentary for Chrysalis

July 10th, 2014

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Heidi and Elisabeth recorded a commentary for “Chrysalis”. Look for our full episode discussion next week.

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Episode 030 – The Quality of Mercy

July 9th, 2014

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While Londo shows Lennier the innards of Babylon 5, a murderer is convicted and sentenced for his crimes. Jason helps us do justice to episode 1×21 – “The Quality of Mercy”.

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Episode 029 – Babylon Squared

July 1st, 2014

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We finally see Babylon 4, getting some answers and more questions. Shane aids us in exploring episode 1×20 – “Babylon Squared”.

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Season 2 Guest Host Signup

June 23rd, 2014

Beginning at 12:00 noon PST on July 20, 2014, please send a prioritized list of requested episodes, dates, general “assign me any episode” requests, etc., to mail@downbelowpodcast.com. Send as few or as many as you like. Any requests sent before that time or by any other means will be ignored.

The recording schedule for season 2 can be found at the following link.
http://downbelowpodcast.com/recording-schedule/#season2

** There are a few slightly spoilery episode titles, so beware newbies. Feel free to request that we assign you an episode if you don’t want to see the episode titles. **

Episodes will be assigned in the order that the request was received. Each person will be assigned one episode to begin with. If episodes are unassigned as we near the recording date, we will assign those based on the alternate choices that were listed.

Please keep up with the schedule, and let us know as soon as possible if you can’t make your recording date.

It’s fine if you want to trade an episode with someone. The Facebook group is the best place sort that out.

Our normal recording time is Sunday at 3pm PST/6pm EST/11pm GMT. Dates and time are subject to change.

Episode 028 – A Voice in the Wilderness (Part II)

June 23rd, 2014

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There’s a big space battle. Garibaldi reconnects with an old friend and Delenn says goodbye to an old friend. Join us as we discuss Episode 1×19 – “A Voice in the Wilderness (Part II)”.

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Episode 027 – Commentary for A Voice in the Wilderness (Part II)

June 19th, 2014

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Heidi, Elisabeth, and Mallika recorded a commentary for “A Voice in the Wilderness (Part II)”. Look for our full episode discussion next week.

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