In one of the finest episodes of the series, JMS gives Sheridan and an EarthGov interrogator the David Mamet treatment. A game of mental chess played through exhaustion dances through assertions of freedom and order, truth and facade. Can Sheridan say "No, you won't" one more time than they say "Yes, you will"? Find out this week on Jumpgate!
Sheridan, exhausted and in the iron grip of Plot Necessities, heads to Mars on Garibaldi's word that his father has been captured. After a really cool bar fight scene, so is Sheridan. Meanwhile Edgars indulges in a monologue, Bester wins the day, and we can't WAIT to see what comes next, this week on Jumpgate!
Mars. Three times we've visited on this show, and three times, nothing good has come of it... except for Franklin, who got laid. I never thought there'd be any more stories to tell here, but Edgars proved us all wrong. I hope our fans can see that... someday. Murder and betrayal are thick in the domes tonight. Thicker than this prose... thicker than the plot of this episode. And when Sheridan tells Franklin of his plans for the psyche-sicles, his apprehension is heavier than a telepath at an Anime convention. There's a million podcasts on the naked internet. And Jumpgate is one of 'em.
Pushed to the breaking point by Clarke's attacks on civilian vessels, Sheridan brings the remaining Whitestar fleet to bear on human battleships blockading Proxima colony, which is held under the thumb of the criminal president's repressive executive orders. Engaging their own people is fraught with risk though, as the game changes from Chess, to Poker, to an MMA cage match in space! Mutinee! Explosions! Reversals! Oh, yeah, and Garibaldi leaves B5 to head to Mars for a pow-wow with Edgars, or something. This week on Jumpgate!
Vorlan-Enhanced Telepath Lyta Alexander finds herself long on powers and short on cash. Enter Al Bester with a deal: Re-join PsyCorps and give us your corpse (eventually), and rake in a hefty paycheck. Meanwhile on Minbar, Delenn enters the Starfire Wheel, and stares down the Warrior caste with the steely gaze of pure righteous conviction. Will Neroon save the day? Will Zach EVER be comfortable? Just how badly did Bester scramble Garibaldi's brains? Find out, this week on Jumpgate!
Delenn decides to take a dangerous meeting with Neroon to negotiate a way out of the rising Minbari civil war, while the religious caste aboard her ship plots a highly misguided mass suicide in protest. Meanwhile, back on B5, Sheridan discovers the Joy of Trolling, as he uses nothing but the truth to inspire the Non-Aligned Worlds to agree to Whitestar patrols along their borders. Join the Minbari religious caste as they say "You'll be SORRY when we're DEAD!" This week on Jumpgate!
Susan heads down to the Great Machine to ask DRAAL for enough power to serve the Voice of the Resistance, and meets a familiar squirrelly friend. Meanwhile Garibaldi takes on a new client - Lise Hampton-Edgars, his old fiance - who's mission to deliver a vital biological sample back to Mars puts him at odds with Zach and B5 security, as well as team of tenacious telepaths. For the record, it's pronounced "ZATHRAS!", this week on Jumpgate!
Steven and Marcus are having one hell of a honeymoon on Mars, as they bring Resistance forces to a common cause with Babylon 5. Sheridan decides to instigate a counter-attack against Clarke's propaganda across new battle lines (clever episode title reference here). Meanwhile, Delenn goes to investigate recent attacks on B5 shipping, only to encounter her blurriest enemy yet: the terribly mysterious DRAKH! This week, on Jupmgate!
Ivanova kicks Sheridan out of his office for some well-deserved R&R, while Stephen and Marcus race towards Mars to meet their contact in the Resistance, a man calling himself Captain Jack. Meanwhile, Garibaldi's secret Psi-Corp conditioning drives him even more rogue, and he agrees to hand over Sheridan to Earthforce agents. Rituals of verification run in parallel as the Resistance checks out Our Heroes' credentials, and Delenn and John check out each other's pleasure centers... under the strict observation of a cadre of very sex-positive Minbari. Join us as we shout WOO-HOO! This week, on Jumpgate!
In an effort to not saddle our Patreon folks with a three hour monster Digression this month, we have elected instead to share Part One of our rollicking deconstruction of Fight Club, one of Andy and Jinny's favorite movies of all time! Joining them this time around, and making his podcast debut, their teenage son (also referred to as Son#1), John! Visit us at our Patreon Page to give as little as a dollar a month to enjoy a big monthly chunk of expanded content!
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