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10 months ago

S4E17 - NF: The Babylon Podject - Mass Effect


In an ISN/IPM exclusive, friend of the show and multiple award-winning SFF author Cat Valente returns! In her previous appearance we briefly discussed how the video game epic Mass Effect liberally borrows from Babylon 5, and so when the Legendary Edition of Mass Effect dropped we knew we had to have her back to dive deeper into the canon that she has actually significantly contributed to.

We discuss Cat's books, our approach to the games, and why Garrus fits a friend-shaped hole in our lives. Oh, and also how Picard is literally just Mass Effect.

Zathras wishes to note that roughly half of the discussion could not fit within the episode to fit the International Podcast Month guidelines, and will be found at a later date on the Babylon Podject feed.

Content Warning

Naughty language, discussions of sex, discussions of alien genitalia


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Justen can be found at @justenwrites

Ana can be found at @The_Mianaai, and also made our show art.

Both Ana and Justen can also be found on The Compleat Discography, a Discworld re-read podcast.

Jude Vais can be found at @eremiticjude. His other work can be found at Athrabeth - a Tolkien Podcast and at Garbage of the Five Rings.

"The Voice" of the Babylon Podject is provided by Alyson Grauer, who can be found at @dreamstobecome

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Music attribution:

The Descent by Kevin MacLeod Link:

This show is edited and produced by Aaron Olson, who can be found at @urizenxvii


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