2018

Episode 2: Poking the Right Wires (Space Fall)

Every wire has a story.

This week we’re here to prove that this podcast wasn’t a joke or anything, we’re actually going to watch Blake’s 7. Surprise, if you didn’t actually believe us. I don’t blame you, it was totally out of left field. It’s Space Fall, written by Terry Nation, and aired on January 9, 1978.


Show-notes:


4:30 Here’s the scene if you want to watch it. I guess this was a deleted scene, but I think they might have edited back into the movie when they made those dvd re-releases or whatever, cause I remember it being in the movie.
21:44 That transformation animation.
33:27 Be Kind Rewind. Kind of dumb how it gets all sad at the end with all the characters mourning the death of VHS.
42:03 Death count coming “soon.”
43:48 Looks pretty interesting actually. No wonder it got canceled.
49:26 40th anniversary Big Finish audio out now (and it’s actually The Way Ahead, my bad).


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The Blake’s 7 title music was originally composed by Dudley Simpson.

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182: Play the Benny Hill Theme Over This (Love and Monsters)

Couldn’t make the episode any worse.

Things are about to get pretty rocky on the show. Trust Your Doctor and Doctor Who. Both of them. Look it’s just bad, it’s that point in the year where we have to wonder if it’s really worth continuing the show anymore. Because Doctor Who is a bit ropey right now. It’s Love and Monsters, written by Russell T. Davies and aired on June 17, 2006.


Show-notes:


6:47 For Christmas 2017 we read The Hopes and Fears of all the Years by Paul Cornell. Check out that episode here.
12:15 Shirley Henderson. I guess she’s one of those actors who uses one voice across all roles.
21:21 Yeah, ELO has been around for like 20 years total. Started in 1970 and is still going, with a long hiatus somewhere in there.
41:02 We just started a new Blake’s 7 podcast where we watch Blake’s 7 for the first time and discuss it. Check out Zenith here.


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The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

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Episode 16: People Would Have Different Opinions

This is the greatest conclusion we’ve ever come to.

I think this is the first horror trilogy we’ve done. Well actually I don’t think, I know, I’m just thinking because, man we’re really scraping the bottom of the barrel for finding tenuous connections to movies coming out in the months these episodes come out. It’s Insidious 1 through 3, released in 2011, 2013, and 2015.


Show-notes:


3:33 Wan and Whannell talk about how they got started making movies.
4:53 This scene from Saw II. Watch at your own risk.
7:52 He says that and more in this interview.
9:30 Insidious 1 was made with just $5.
10:19 Jason Blum talks about all the low budget movies his company has made in recent years.
16:34 Joe Bishara talks soundtrack stuff. This is the guy who also played the demon in the first one.
19:11 Never even heard of this movie.
19:24 5 seconds of Google didn’t give me the answer, so I gave up.
21:42 Never met anyone who willingly calls themselves a hipster but apparently this guy does.
9:14 Patrick Wilson on Wan and if he’s coming back for Insidious 3 (he’s not, and he didn’t).
28:49 Some “interesting” stories about the making of Insidious 3 I guess. Pretty lame overall, just like the movie itself.
31:37 Trust Your Doctor is our Doctor Who podcast.
39:50 6 + an unofficial Japanese knockoff/sequel.

Other stuff:
Insidious 3 stuff
Insidious 2 and other James Wan stuff
How much Insidious 1 made (hint: a lot)
More of James Wan on Insidious 2


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Episode 1: Really Well Planned Rebellion (The Way Back)

Every rebellion needs a plan that will immediately fall apart.

It’s the start of a brand new era in podcasting, and a brand new era in television.  It all started with “hey we should do Blake’s 7” and look here we are. Episode 1. Unsurprisingly it seems impossible to talk about Blake’s 7 without mentioning Doctor Who. Well, at least we started. It’s The Way Back, written by Terry Nation, and aired on January 2, 1978.


Show-notes:


1:22 Check out Triple Play, a monthly podcast we do about movie trilogies.
1:29 Episode 0 of Zenith explains what this podcast is “better” than this episode does.
8:21 Basically the best thing Dudley Simpson ever made.
27:05 Coming “soon.” Meanwhile, here’s a continually updates feed of all Zenith episodes.
31:46 14 years of specials.

Also check out our long-running, “fan-favorite” Doctor Who podcast, Trust Your Doctor!


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Episode 0: A Dissertation on Blake’s 7

Zenith is here for you. Zenith will rule.

Zenith is our new podcast, because apparently if 4 people say you should make a podcast, you should probably make a podcast. Spoiler for episode 1, we spend a lot of time talking about 70’s Doctor Who, because honestly, they’re like almost the same show. Here’s to a good journey through Blake’s 7, and here’s to a good 2018.


Show-notes:


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The Blake’s 7 title music was originally composed by Dudley Simpson.

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2.1: Your Opinion is Valid Even if it’s Wrong (The Daleks)

Better watch out, the opinion police are coming!

Continuing and then abruptly ending our reboot of season 1 of Doctor Who, is the second story of the seasons. We only ever intended to do these two, since we figured, who the bloody hell wants to listen to an episode about Edge of Destruction anyway? If anything, you’ll listen to An Unearthly Child (because it’s the start) and The Daleks (because… it’s the daleks?) and then give up. So here it is, The Daleks, written by Terry Nation and aired in December 1963 through Freburary 1964.


Show-notes:


3:08 According to the Blake’s 7 wiki, Terry Nation did write Aftermath.
7:09 Check out our Blake’s 7 podcast Zenith.
16:22 Rex Tucker directed The Gunfighters.
1:13:37 The Lost City of Z is a book.


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The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Delia Derbyshire.

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1.1: Good Old Painted Backdrops (An Unearthly Child)

This is the beginning of a beautiful partnership.

This is a rerecord, remake, reboot, whatever of the very first episode of our podcast. If you’re reading this on Apple Podcasts or Google Play, or basically anywhere that isn’t our website, you can find the original version of this episode on our website here. Otherwise, this is a new and shiny version, which we made four years into the podcast. We hope you enjoy! It’s An Unearthly Child, written by Anthony Coburn and aired on November to December, 1963.


Show-notes:


6:25 On February 11, 1938, the BBC aired the first science fiction ever broadcast on television: an adaptation of part of Rossum’s Universal Robots.
6:40 We have a Blake’s 7 podcast called Zenith.
7:45 The Syndeton Experiment is a Blake’s 7 audio that I guess was originally broadcast on the radio in the late 90s.
25:49 Hartnell suffered from arteriosclerosis.
38:49 Flight Through Entirety just go to New Who.
39:26 Look at this mess. Just look a it.

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The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Delia Derbyshire.

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