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Episode 225: Stephen Moffat Hospital for Abduction

Everybody should know how to get to the hospital for abduction.

This week Kiyan and Dylan make it to the mid season finale, finally! The next half of the season is going to run much slower than this half,  mainly because it’s all one parters, so it’ll take us until Christmas to get through it. But hey, until then we get to enjoy this story, A Good Man Goes to War, written by Stephen Moffat and aired on June 4, 2011.


Show-notes:


1:45 Check out Zenith, our podcast where we watch and discuss Blake’s 7.
2:06 The Roast of Pip and Jane Baker
3:38 Battlestar Galactica and Life on Mars are two shows we don’t have podcasts about.
23:44 People probably fell in to the Thames during the 1814 frost fair. Here’s a better look at a print depicting some fools falling through cracks in the ice.
24:43 This is like the third time I have linked to this River Song timeline thing by Will Brooks and I have become exceedingly efficient at it.
26:00 Born of Man and Woman by Richard Matheson. Ignore the “commentary” on the site and just read the story.


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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 21: Paulie Apologist

I would not appreciate being called a Paulie apologist, frankly.

This week we watch one of the biggest underdogs in history. Much like how our podcasts happen to be the biggest underdogs in movie podcasting history. Which is great, because now we know exactly what we need to do to become the biggest podcast in the world. It’s Rocky I-III, written by Sylvester Stallone and released in 1976, 1979 and 1982.


Show-notes:


6:38 Look how in-depth Rocky’s wikipedia page is. If you didn’t know better you might think this was a real person if you just skimmed the page.
19:20 Francis Ford Coppola is of course famous for the Godfather movies, but he also directed the early 90s Dracula with Keanu Reaves.
22:15 This article compiles a few videos that explain how to make your own steadycam for relatively cheap.
28:54 Roger Ebert is probably the most famous “movie critic” of all time. He passed away in 2013. His website still features review and other articles.

Other stuff:
Stallone’s instagram post explaining how Clubber Lang was originally going to be played by Smokin Joe Frazier.
Link to Stallone’s instagram post so it doesn’t auto convert
Stallone doing headstands and drinking coffee (unfortunately not at the same time)
Some behind the scenes info for Rocky III
Roger Ebert watches Rocky II with Muhammad Ali
Behind the scenes stuff for Rocky II
Rocky 1 info from Mental Floss
Article about how a bunch of stuff in the first movie was actually based on Chuck Wepner’s real life
“Making of” article from Forbes
Some anecdotes from Rocky III
More behind the scenes info for the entire franchise
More Rocky 1 info
Even more Rocky 1 infoBurt Young’s statement to TMZ about Creed
On Paulie’s death in Creed
On Stallone and Young’s falling out
Chuck Wepner finally gets recognized for inspiring the Rocky franchise
Info on the famous running scene
Some info about Stallone leading up to Rocky
The Rocky 1 story again1976 article about Rocky and an interview with Stallone


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Episode 45: Metallic But Flexible

You ever notice that all metal is flexible? No? Just me?

This week we get a much much better episode of Blake’s 7 than last week. Which is honestly a huge relief. Was really expecting us to be in the dumps for the next five weeks. But good old Roger Parkes is here to save us. It’s Headhunter, written by Roger Parkes and aired on November 2, 1981.


Show-notes:


3:40 It looks like the latest info estimates a 1.3:1 ratio of bacteria to human cells in the human body.
5:39 Here’s the full Pointless Celebrities episode featuring Paul Darrow and Michael Keating. It also has some other no-name actors from small-time franchises that nobody’s heard of like Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Doctor Who.
7:38 It was @chrisridd. Thanks @chrisridd.
8:44 Foundation is a book series by Isaac Asimov. Books are lame though, so I haven’t read it.
22:43The Rocketeer
28:36 Making Blake’s 7 is the best account on twitter.
54:37 Space Fall is another Blake’s 7 podcast done by fans who are a lot more knowledgeable than we are.
58:52 Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton


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

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Episode 224: None of that Merriam-Webster Garbage

Verbose – Adj. Using or expressed in more words than are needed.

Kiyan and Dylan are now recording using remote bodies! This is the technology of the future, and we have it right now! Not gonna lie, this is a bit weird. I can’t feel my fingers anymore. Or my legs. Or my head. Its The Rebel Flesh and The Almost People, written by Matthew Graham and aired on May 21 and 28, 2011.


Show-notes:


1:29 Matthew Graham created Life on Mars and sequel Ashes to Ashes. Only the first show has John Simm, but both shows involve a police officer who goes back in time.
10:38 It was probably Ace Lightning.
47:31 Here’s the image of Alice, done by John Tenniel.


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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 44: Showing People This Episode is Against the Geneva Conventions

But do it anyway.

Hold on to your butts, this is about to get weird. Everyone else seems to hate Animals. Then again, everyone else seems to love Orac. That’s not to say we loved Animals. No far from it. Just. Well just listen for yourself. It’s Animals, written by Allan Prior and aired on October 26, 1981.


Show-notes:


19:54 Creme de menthe recipe.
24:14 Here’s a picture of the Raza from Dark Matter.
29:35 Kevin Stoney was in tons of other stuff. Here’s the full list according to imdb.
38:23 Bla bla bla, Doctor Who podcast, bla bla bla
47:16 Ultraforce is currently owned by Marvel. Ultraforce movie when.
1:06:16 Argy, who discussed Sarcophagus with us, was on our Doctor Who podcast Trust Your Doctor to discuss The Doctor’s Wife.


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

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Episode 223: The Many Personalities of John Nathan-Turner Ft. Argy

I have more questions than answers right now.

This week we’re joined for our first crossover of the reboot. I think. I’m pretty sure. I’d check but I’m sure enough that  I’m not going to. Just trust me on this one, I’m really certain of it. It’s The Doctor’s Wife, written by Neil Gaiman and aired on May 14, 2011.


Show-notes:


0:33 Argy also joined us on Zenith, our Blake’s 7 podcast.
3:33 One of Neil Gaimain’s first huge success was Sandman. He has also written books like American Gods, The Graveyard Book, Coraline, and Good Omens with Terry Pratchett.
15:14 The Goodies and Space 1999 are British tv shows.
21:01 Red Dwarf is yet another British tv show that people have also recommended to us.
33:08 Neither I nor Dylan could find the Day of the Doctor featurette, but I did find this completely unrelated article from the Winnipeg Sun about a doctor who makes house calls on a motorcycle.
58:41 Michael Pickwoad did all of Peter Capaldi’s Tardis interiors and Matt Smith’s second one.
1:02:53 We reached out to Neil Gaiman on Twitter and he said he didn’t know about Nineveh.
1:10:31 The entire brutal conversation between Pip and Jane Baker and Chris Chibnall.
1:19:02 Contact is a 1997 movie starring Jodie Foster and directed by Robert Zemeckis.


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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 43: Black Hair Holder

It’s called a headband. Oops.

This week we move away from a podcast over to our new venture! We’re proud to announce that we’re going to be starting our very own biker gang. The Decorative Vegetable Biker Gang will be staring operation in the next week in the downtown Antarctica. It’s Stardrive, written by Jim Follett and aired on October 19, 1981.


Show-notes:


12:00 This is the millionth time I have linked to this chart, and I have become exceedingly efficient at it.
29:20 The Superconducting Super Collider was America’s answer to the Large Hadron Collider. XXL sized for American sensibilities.
30:58 More about Nasa’s research into an engine similar to Plaxton’s.
43:01 Dark Matter is a tv show that draws a lot from Blake’s 7.
50:18 Barbara Shelley played Sorasta in Planet of Fire.
56:56 Babylon 5 is another show that draws a lot from Blake’s 7.
59:45 It is.


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Episode 222: We’re Jersey Shore Pirates, Dude

That’s pretty smartly brah.

Arrrrrr mateys. This week we’re here for a special pirate themed episode of Trust Your Doctor, where we do absolutely none of the following: Neglect to bathe for a month, talk like a pirate in broken english, use strange pirate slang that fell out of use years ago, neglect to shave for years on end. It’s The Curse of the Black Spot, written by Steve Thompson and aired on May 7, 2011.


Show-notes:


1:52 Henry Avery stole from a Mughal fleet in 1695.
5:53 Klaus Badelt
7:50 It might’ve been quicker to look him up in the phone book, but it wouldn’t have been as cool.
8:23 I can’t find the edit anywhere anymore. It was on Youtube for sure. If you can find it, email us.
10:56 According to History Channel, pirates didn’t actually make people walk the plank.
16:24 More about Chinese treasure ships.
16:58 Chinese eunuchs often opposed court scholars and had a lot of political power.
17:47 Mostly Made Up Doctor Who Episode Guide is one of the best Doctor Podcasts out there right now. Go listen to it.
31:24 The Lost city of Z is a 2009 book by David Grann.
33:23 This article explains why Europeans were barely affected by American diseases. Basically, Europe was so disease ridden that they had better immune systems. Syphilis is though to have come to Europe from the Americas though.


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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 42: Bleak’s 7

It’s even bleak visually, it’s all brown.

One of the two of us is a dirty, dirty traitor who sold out the podcast. Can you guess which one of us two it is? It’s probably pretty obvious but you know, why not try and guess anyway? It’s Traitor, written by Robert Holmes and aired on October 12, 1981.


Show-notes:


7:01 Killer was the one with the virus, not the one with IMIPAK. Still a great episode.
10:24 Check out Trust Your Doctor, our Doctor Who podcast. We’ve been watching Doctor Who in order from the beginning for almost 5 years now.
18:44 I just chucked Chuck onto the list of shows I’m going to watch someday.
47:02 According to the 5 seconds I just spent on Google, “south” in Afrikaans can be either “zuid” or “suid.”
49:59 I’m glad the Crush, Texas incident took place in the 1800s. Makes it more funny for some reason.


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Episode 221: Welcome to America

America, heck yea! Censored for unsafe eyes.

This week we finally officially properly start Series 6. Last week kind of counted because it was produced as part of the same thing, but this week is like, the actual thing you know? And! We get to go to America, that’s pretty cool right? It’s The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon, written by Steven Moffat and aired on April 23 and 30, 2011.


Show-notes:


6:10 The 1981 version with really awkward music video.
11:05 Maybe we’ll cover Space 1999 once we finish our Blake’s 7 podcast, Zenith. Maybe.
17:52 Tuesday is a 1991 children’s picture book about werid crap happening on Tuesday.
26:55 Star Trek The Original Series ran from 8 September 1966 to 3 June 1969. Apollo 11 launched on 16 July, so Star Trek was already off the air.
29:51 The Haemovariform from Tooth & Claw was on Earth for a couple hundred years. That’s really the only one I can think of just skimming through the list of stories.
31:56 Here’s the Will Brooks River/Doctor timeline chart again. Gives me a headache just looking at it.
42:12 Here’s Tom Baker playing Rasputin in 1971.
52:14 David Frost’s interviews of Nixon are on Youtube.


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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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