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Episode 217: Anything is Better than Traveling with Adric

E-space kind of sucked tho so I’ll give him a pass for trying to escape.

I looked up how to paint once. But it was really difficult and kind of expensive and so I decided it would be better to look up how to digitally paint since I already had photoshop. But then I found out that it’s easier with one of those art tablets so I gave up on that too and started a podcast. It’s Vincent and the Doctor, written by Richard Curtis and aired on June 5, 2010.


Show-notes:


9:48 Vincent and Theo is a 1990 movie. Wonder who ok-ed that poster.
15:10 Apparently it is pronounced “Nye.”
18:43 The Musée d’Orsay is indeed in Paris.
21:55 The “Van Gogh only sold 1 painting in his lifetime” thing has been called into question. Some people say he sold more. Some say he only sold the one – The Red Vineyard. There are plenty of theories out there, and we’ll probably never know how many he really sold for sure.
32:42 Fun fact we had the bipolar to manic depressive in reverse, it used to be called manic depressive and now it’s called bipolar. Basically, “manic depressive” has bigger negative connotations than “bipolar,” so the DSM officially changed the name in the 80s. Also, DSM stands for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
48:22 Can’t believe I actually found the blog post again.


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Episode 37: Blake’s 7 Version of Drax

Drax the Destroyer obviously, the Marvel one.

Wow kind of weird how many computers we’re starting to get on this show isn’t it? Orac, Ultra, Moloch, Zen. That’s four already right there, two of which were introduced in the last two weeks. Weird. It’s Moloch, written by Ben Steed and aired on March 17, 1980.


Show-notes:


1:43 Moloch looks like a pretty cool bull just hanging out in the desert.
2:35 Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is a tv show based on a book Douglas Adams wrote like 600 years ago.
3:46 This is a Thing.
21:51 Here’s that listicle.
38:18 Moore’s law, also I quoted it as 5 years but Moore’s law actually indicates it as 2.
47:37 Orwell, I guess named after George Orwell.


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Episode 216: The Most Productive 12 Minutes in Human History

Da da da da, da da da…. That was supposed to be the A-Team.

Hey look we’re bringing back the Silurians. You all know the Silurians right? They appeared a whole two times! Which is actually less than Sabalom Glitz. And when you really think about that, you have to ask yourself, why are we bringing them back? It’s Hungry Earth & Cold Blood, written by Chris Chibnall and aired on May 22 and 29, 2010.


Show-notes:


4:42 The Kola Superdeep Borehole is over 7 miles deep but only 9 inches across.
12:42 I would hate to be a Predator if it means seeing like this.
17:44 Apparently blue grass music is named after the Blue Grass Boys, a band from Kentucky.
34:24 Malcolm Hulke did create the Silurians.
1:05:53 Check out our new episode on An Unearthly Child.


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Episode 20: Bicep-Off

Pew pew check out these guns.

In space no one can… wait. No sorry wrong 80’s action/horror franchise. What’s the slogan for the Predator movies? Honestly don’t even know. Get to the chopper? If it bleeds we can kill it? Wow these suck. It’s Predator, released in 1987, 1990 and 2010. How does that make sense? Because we watched Predator, Predator 2 and Predators.


Show-notes:


3:02 The Southern Reach trilogy is a book trilogy written by Jeff VanderMeer.
5:09 The Most Dangerous Game is a pretty famous story from 1924.
7:32 Lethal Weapon, like Predator, is another well-known movie from the late 80s.
8:49 The Nice Guys came out in 2016.
25:40 Behold. The majesty of the original Predator suit.
43:45 Sin City is just a movie man I don’t know it’s late.
48:07 The Darjeeling Limited and The Pianist were two 2000s movies with Adrien Brody in it. Too bad Brody is stranded on the Predator planet now.
57:39 Script supervisor or continuity supervisor.
1:08:07 The Women Men Don’t See is a 1973 story by James Tiptree Jr.
1:14:05 Black Hole looks really interesting.

Sources and other stuff:
Making of Predator, Predator 2, and Predators
The oral history of Predator – some (mis)remembrances of Predator


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Episode 36: Comedy Pyrite

Well it’s like, sort of gold looking right?

This week we dive into a massive… brain? Well that’s just completely disgusting honestly. I mean good god, have you actually seen a brain? It’s horrifying. Legitimately horrifying. It’s Ultraworld, written by Trevor Hoyle and aired on March 10, 1980.


Show-notes:


0:55 The Blake’s 7 books that Paul Darrow wrote are Avon: A Terrible Aspect and the Lucifer series available from Big Finish here.
12:14 Is Ultraworld spikier than Spaceship Earth? You decide, cause I don’t care enough to.
22:18 I think the Freaky Friday we know is the 2003 remake of the original 1976 original. There’s also a 1995 tv movie and the original 1972 novel, so this is a bigger franchise than I thought. It even goes back to 1882 (kind of) with the novel Vice Versa: A Lesson to Fathers, which has a similar concept.
28:27 Macross is a Japanese animated tv series from 1982. It became one of the seasons of Robotech when they brought it to the US.


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Episode 215: Very Creative Deaths

They weren’t important anyway.

Weirdly enough, as I’m writing this, I just woke up from a dream about Blake’s 7. Which is weird because I’ve never dreamt about Doctor Who even though I’ve been watching it forever. Really disconcerting actually. Weird. It’s Amy’s Choice, written by Toby Whithouse and aired on May 15, 2010.


Show-notes:


4:02 Sophie’s Choice is a 1979 book by William Stryton.
6:03 Probably The Confessions of Nat Turner.
9:07 The Valeyard was supposedly from between the Doctor’s twelfth and final incarnation. The novelization says that he’s somewhere between the twelfth and thirteenth incarnation. I guess all of this isn’t true anymore or just not considered in the modern show.
12:29 Stetson is a hat brand with a really interesting history.
14:42 We discussed bottle episodes when we discussed Sarcophagus on Zenith, our Blake’s 7 podcast.
20:57 Gee I wonder why this flopped.


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Episode 35: All the Cool Kids Have Green Eyes Ft. Argy

Scientific fact that green eyes are cool.

Argy is legitimately the first female guest we’ve had on every single podcast we’ve ever done. That is… quite an achievement, perhaps, but at the same time… I don’t know where this is going honestly. It’s Sarcophagus, written by Tanith Lee and aired on March 3, 1980.


Show-notes:


3:23 It was The Leisure Hive.
22:36 There are a bunch of configurations of complementary colors, but green and orange usually aren’t complementary. Here are some examples.
47:58 We keep mentioning Making Blake’s 7, which is a twitter account that has a ton of behind-the-scenes info and pictures that have never been seen before. John, the guy who runs it, was also on our Harvest of Kairos episode.
1:24:31 This Blue Peter “make” from 1978 tell you how to make a teleport bracelet. The presenter is Lesley Judd.
1:30:14 Josette Simon has had plenty of recent roles in both movies and tv shows.

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Episode 214: Broom is Doomed

And so the age of brooms is over. I for one welcome our new mop overlords.

Well, this week we sparkle. Not that you can really tell, because it’s an audio podcast and not a video podcast, but just trust me, we are. We have the blinds open and the sun is streaming in and we’re just dying while we record. It’s The Vampires of Venice, written by Toby Whithouse and aired on May 8, 2010.


Show-notes:


7:15 This could have been an interesting thread about the differences between a stag party and a bachelor party until some no-fun-allowed nerds decided to close it for being off topic.
11:38 Check out Zebra, the world’s number like 3 or 4 Blake’s 7 podcast.
12:45 According to New World Encyclopedia, the population of Venice was around 124,000 in 1581.
24:48 Arachne I guess? But it looks like she more gets transformed into a spider.
29:35 Rosanna or Roseanne? Who rosanned better?
35:29 Toby Jones was the really famous British actor who plays the villain in Amy’s Choice.

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Episode 34: My Day is Ruined and My Disappointment is Immeasurable

The only thing that could possibly improve my mood is watching Blake’s 7.

We are quickly moving towards the end of this podcast. Can you believe it? Zenith will end at some point, it will actually be the first of our podcasts to end. Brilliant! Wait, no. Also, did you know, the title of this story and the quote in it are from Mark Twain? “The reports of my death was an exaggeration.” Which often gets misquoted as “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” It’s Rumors of Death, written by Chris Boucher and aired on February 25, 1980.


Show-notes:


12:44 Something tells me he’s the senate.
14:27 Not the new, good Ocean’s 11. The old, bad one.
16:38 I know you want to wash down these creme de menthe frosting brownies with a nice swig of amarula.
58:04 NASA first became NASA in 1958.
58:27 Example of a P-59.
58:45 BAM. It’s called a “gothic delta.” Thank me later for that juicy bit of info.
59:54 Launching the Pilot does review pilots and first episodes. Here’s their Podbean page.


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Episode 213: Dart in the Dartboard of History

Really want to know how to play darts, honestly.

The angels are back. River Song is back. Stephen Moffat is already doing the “Greatest Hits of Stephen Moffat” and it’s first season and like fourth story. Good start. It’s The Time of Angels & Flesh and Stone, written by Stephen Moffat and aired on April 24, and May 1, 2010.


Show-notes:


2:50 We bring up most of the Alien movies here. Is Alien one of those franchises that should just be let go and left to rest in peace? Maybe.
10:18 Black box? More like wack box, cause these things aren’t box-y enough at all. Also known as a flight recorder I guess.
19:43 Jesus.
35:04 Look at the Special Weapons Dalek. Just look at it. And people were mad about the New Paradigm?


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