Culture on My Mind
Good Puppers and Dreams Given Form
June 4, 2021
The Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics Track keep on rolling out genre goodies. This time around, it’s time to look at the bestest bois and Babylon 5.
On May 20th, a group of dog lovers joined forces to analyze the best canines in science fiction. Guests this go-round included Linda M. Young from Lassie Web, Kristen Kerouac and Kevin Eldridge from The Flopcast, and Lola Lariscy. These fine folks also brought their favorite rescue and pet adoption centers to the game:
- Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends in Stone Mountain, GA
- Almost Home Rescue in S. Portland, ME
- Mary’s Dogs Rescue & Adoption in Northwood, NH
- Shelby Humane in Columbiana, AL
- First Coast Homeless Pets in Jacksonville, FL
- Keeper of the Wild in Waterboro, SC
- Saving Grace in Raleigh, NC
On May 27th, the American Sci-Fi Classics Track joined with the fine folks of Military Sci-Fi Media Track to form a League of Non-Aligned Tracks and discuss that shining beacon in space, all alone in the night: Babylon 5. This panel included Karen Henson, Sherman Burris, John Hudgens, and Nathan Laws and discussed the show’s history, its impact, and if it still holds up nearly 30 years later.
We’re all caught up for now. Fun times lay ahead, and if you want to play along at home, get thee hence to the YouTube channel and the group on Facebook. If you join in live, you can also leave comments and participate in the discussion using StreamYard connected through Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch.
Rumor says that future discussions may include a little MST3K, some thoughts on the best dads of science fiction, and more classic movie musings.
The episode art each week is generously provided by the talented Sue Kisenwether. You can find her (among other places) on Women at Warp – A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast.
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