2018

Episode 51: Most Over-Exaggerated Glass

As you can tell I forgot to find a good title this week.

The end is nigh. And by nigh I mean, it’s nearly here. Next week, Blake, then two more episodes, then…? It’s over. On the bright side we’ve been forming a coalition of people to take over the job for us. That way you can still get Blake’s 7 content but without us, so we can actually sleep for a while, without having to panic because it’s Monday and I haven’t edited the Zenith episode. That last part is true, by the way. It’s Warlord, written by Simon Masters and aired on December 14, 1981.


Show-notes:


1:30 This is probably the first time I haven’t instinctively pronounced Z-Cars as “zee cars.”
1:42 Emmerdale is a long-running tv show. The Cluedo tv series is actually a game show. There seems to be a Cluedo drama out there too, but the dates on the IMDB credit for Simon Masters correspond to the game show. Rough Justice and Dallas are other tv shows I’ve never heard of.
5:29 Footage of the location used in this episode 30-ish years later.
14:15 This is what The Experimental Imagination is about kind of. Also James Thomson’s Winter is one of the best poems.
18:16 Foundation is a book series by Isaac Asimov.
21:50 Yeah, these wigs are kind of like Zeeona’s.
1:07:25 Next time Jim from the Krynoid Podcast will be joining us.


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Episode 230: Yippie and Company

Bring back yippie honestly. Best Character 2k11.

The biggest disappointment in this episode is that the song “Closing Time” is nowhere to be seen anywhere in this story. It’d be perfect, you know? It’d be that exact thing that Kiyan hates, kind of like that time they used “Iron Man” in the movie, Iron Man. It’s Closing Time, written by Gareth Roberts and aired on September 24, 2011.


Show-notes:


8:56 Three Men and A Baby is a 1987 movie directed by Leonard Nimoy of all people. I couldn’t find any info on whether Two and Half Men was named after or influenced by this movie.
9:32 We listened to the Spare Parts audio last year with Krynoid Podcast. It’s supposed to be the Cyberman origin story.
13:50 Both IMDB and Colin Baker’s official site(?) say that he was in Shakespeare plays.
17:50 Check out our coverage of the first 3 Rocky movies.
19:04 Alf is an anteater puppet who pretends to be an alien puppet on a televised puppet show called Alf.
31:15 Yes, lingerie refers only to women’s undergarments.
36:01 Lytton appeared in Resurrection of the Daleks and Attack of the Cybermen.


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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 50: Dalek-flavored Toothpaste Ft. Sgt. Draino

Coming soon to a merchandise store near you!

It’s a good thing we were joined by Sgt. Draino this week, so that we can decide which one of us to throw out of the airlock to make sure that this podcast makes it out of orbit. That’s right, we’re recording the final episode in space which means we have to drop one of three people. Who’s it gonna be? It’s Orbit, written by Robert Holmes and aired on December 7, 1981.


Show-notes:


15:10 Malcolm Hulke actually did write for The Avengers. IMDB lists which episodes.
21:44 Someone once described Logan to me as “X-Men meets The Road (the Cormac McCarthy book)
1:15:23 Babylon 5 is a show that’s somewhat similar to Blake’s 7. The show’s creator, J. Michael Straczynski, has acknowledged being influenced by Blake’s 7.
1:18:52 Check out Sgt. Draino’s podcast Station 7 – The Door (also available on iTunes and probably other platforms as well).


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Episode 229: If We Stop the Podcast, We Die

At least we only have to do this for the rest of our lives.

Look. I run this podcast. I edit it. I maintain the website. Basically what I’m saying is that it’s my podcast. No one else’s. Am I doing this God Complex thing right? I actually don’t think I am now that I think about it. Close enough. I’ll have to look at Steven Moffat for more examples I guess. It’s The God Complex, written by Toby Whithouse and aired on September 17, 2011.


Show-notes:


1:27 Tension and release is a pretty big tenet of comedy in general and has a history of theory behind it. This article puts at least some if it in perspective.

2:15 Can’t believe there are already 13th Doctor books.

25:42 Check out our Blake’s 7 podcast Zenith.


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Episode 21.5: Liev Schreiber’s Package

I’ve got a delivery here for Mr. Schreiber?

Well this is a little unfortunate. This movie was pretty lackluster at best, and outright bad at worst. Which is a shame because you’d think the “real life Rocky” would have a much much better movie. Something on the order of, oh I don’t know. Rocky. It’s Chuck, directed by Philippe Falardeau, and released on May 5, 2017.


Show-notes:


6:40 Scream 2 opening.
7:25 Blazing Saddles is a documentary about the American west.
7:40 Naked Gun is mockumentary about the American west.
8:14 Bedtime Stories is a biopic (pronounced biop-ic) about the American west.
10:14 Chuck is a found-footage-style docu-mockumentary about the American west.
13:59 Bohemian Rhapsody is a viral video about European colonization in the western hemisphere.
24:48 It was Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance. Not surprised to find out it was from Lifetime. Also I was thinking of Catherine Middleton.
32:14 Lock Up is a movie about good old Sly Stallone going to jail.
37:23 First Man is a scrapbooking project about the Great Plains.
47:53 The Imitation Game is a movie about Alan Turing.


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Episode 49: Ocean’s 7 Ft. Maurice

What happens on Zerok stays on Zerok.

This week we’re joined by someone totally and completely eclipsing us in knowledge of literally everything ever. Which is actually par for the course for this podcast, all of guests are more knowledgable than us anyway, why do you even listen to this podcast? For the guests I guess. It’s Gold, written by Colin Davis, and aired on November 30, 1981.


Show-notes:


2:18 Yeah I don’t think I get The Love Boat.
5:37 Here’s Tom Baker Reading Maurice’s opening narration for Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future.
9:09 Bob le flambeur is a 1956 French movie.
9:15 Mission: Impossible (the show, not the movies) is a show (not a movie).
9:34 Here are all of Ken Levine’s credits according to imdb.
12:49 Watching Blake’s 7‘s analysis of Series D. They also have a write up about Blake’s 7’s intro sequences.
18:22 Buy your own Zerok shirt here (just scroll down, trust me it’s there).
26:33 Wonder what that Twitter feed is.
27:08 Star Trek: Lost Scenes is a book that came out a few months ago that compiles a ton of behind the scenes info and picture.
32:26 Roy Kinnear on imdb.
1:06:39 Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 2017 boxing movie.
1:06:49 Chuck is a 1982 high school movie.
1:38:10 This part was recorded a week after the rest of the episode, which is why Maurice isn’t present.
1:39:40 Kaldor City has a short write up on Liberation, as well as links to buy the book and some interviews with the authors.
1:40:00 You can buy Maximum Power from MIWK Publishing. (They crossed out £10 and now it’s £15, and it’s done in the style of a discount. We’re on to you MIWK, if that is your real name.)
1:41:22 Space Fall is a Blake’s 7 podcast.
1:47:58 Check out the Star Trek Fact Check Blog.

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Episode 228: Everything Could Be an Elaborate Lie

Good lord, I don’t think I’ve ever thought of that until now.

This week we locked ourselves in a plain white room to record. It actually kind of sucked, because I usually zone out looking at my keyboard when we record these things. Kind of like entering a podcasting metastate, but that’s ok. We figured it out. Might switch to this plain white room approach for every episode moving forward. It’s The Girl Who Waited, written by Tom McRae, and aired on September 10, 2011.


Show-notes:


18:33 Imelda Staunton played Dolores Umbridge in two Harry Potter movies: The Order of the Phoenix and The Deathly Hallows Part 1. Imdb lists her other credits.
18:54 This article lists 11 Oscar-nominated who have appeared on Doctor Who. Unfortunately, it follows the trend of splitting the article up over multiple pages.
20:38 I still don’t know what it is, but I doubt it’s the Iron Giant.
23:26 It’s Hansen V. Predator.
38:09 The original 300 came out in American theaters in 2007. The sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire, was 2014 but wasn’t directed by Zack Snyder. Watchmen was directed by Zack Snyder though, and it came out in 2009.


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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 48: Decorative Tarrant Ft. Argy

We may have discovered a new Blake’s 7 related website name.

Thankfully, when we record, we record as far as possible from any sand that could kill us. Just in case we keep the recording area completely air tight, which basically means we have to record the entire episode before we run out of oxygen and die. You could argue that that’s a massive mistake, but we don’t think so. Gotta keep that sand out. It’s Sand, written by Tanith Lee and aired on November 23, 1981.


Show-notes:


2:38 Making Blake’s 7 is the best twitter account of all time.
8:29 Vaster than Empires and More Slow is a great short story by Ursula K. Le Guin.
25:51 Spring.
35:07 Freaking crazy ass fans.
57:40 Check out Trust Your Doctor, our Doctor Who podcast. Argy has actually been on that podcast as well to discuss The Doctor’s Wife.


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Episode 227: Escape Being Ginger

Everyone wants to be brunette now.

This week Kiyan and Dylan confront their deepest darkest fears. And in order to do so they make a podcast! Gasp! This is such a huge twist of events, who could have ever predicted that this is what they would do? Certainly not us! It’s Night Terrors, written by Mark Gatiss and aired on September 3, 2011.


Show-notes:


3:38 The Monkey by Stephen King (if you can stand the way this site presents it that is).
4:21 Under the Dome is the sequel to the Simpsons Movie.
5:41 The word “berserk” means “bear shirt” and refers to Norse warriors (“berserkers”) who would wear bear skins when going into battle.
13:17 I’m Not Racist by Joyner Lucas.
19:00 Yes.


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Episode 47: It’s a Better Quarry!

In the end it’s still just a quarry though.

This podcast isn’t just a game, you know. I think everybody thinks it’s just a game, because we have so much fun, but this is serious business. This podcast has a serious following and serious work that goes into it. So don’t be deceived. It’s Games, written by Bill Lyons and aired on November 16, 1981.


Show-notes:


4:42 Transmission of Matter Through Interstitial Time, or TOMTIT for all you laypeople out there, first appeared in The Time Monster and later made another appearance in The Quantum Archangel.
14:31 Rocky 4 really took the franchise in a bold new direction.
35:47 Warehouse 13 is the sequel to Warehouse 12.
38:20 Bastard swan
47:20 Thanks, St. Clinton and Chris Ridd.
53:52 A few sources say Paul Darrow had his legs amputated (one above the knee, one below) because of an aortic aneurysm. The second link is that sci-fi prop forum I linked to a long time ago by the way.


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