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Episode 209: Let Her Go Russell T.

Don’t you even think about it Stephen.

So it comes to this. The end of the Tenth Doctor, goes out with quite a bang, and about 10 minutes of plot stretched out over two hours with a twenty minute epilogue! Truly, the epitome of the Russell T. Story. It’s The End of Time, written by Russell T. Davies and aired on December 25, 2009 and January 1, 2010.


Show-notes:


4:49 It’s called rack focus.
9:55 More brain stuff from a brain blog that hasn’t been updated in 6 months.
13:07 Children of the Stones. Weird that we’d bring up this series that features a time loop in this episode cause we talk about whether time (and stories) are circular later on.
13:10 Follow Ernest Malley.
1:09:07 According to the wiki he’s only done Song for Ten and the extended version of Song for Ten.
1:13:59 John Barrowman plays Dark Archer on Arrow.


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Episode 19: Is It Cheese?

Well, yes. In a sense of the word it is cheese.

Triple Play is  back, one week later, but better late than never really in my opinion. And we’re watching basically the greatest movies we have ever watched for this podcast, it’s The Purge. What would you do during the Purge? I’d pirate The Purge movies to be honest, I think that’d be really weird and meta.


Show-notes:


5:22 The Return of the Archons is an original series Star Trek episode.
8:28 Ethan Hawk played Todd Anderson in Dead Poets Society.
9:11 He also played Goodnight Robicheaux in the new Magnificent 7.
9:42 Gattaca is actually good. You should watch it.
9:55 Don’t watch The Host though. Please, just don’t.
11:31 300 might be the only movie where you can watch Spartans fight werewolves.
11:44 Uncle Grandpa and Danger Mouse are cartoons shows.
11:55 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is Jane Austen’s lost 7th novel.
12:01 Zipper isn’t a Blumhouse movie, but nobody has heard of it either way.
12:45 Will the wait for the next season of True Detective be worth it?
21:54 Suburbicon is a recent movie that apparently bombed.
21:58 G-Force is a 2009 movie that didn’t bomb.
29:50 The Santa Clause is the Citizen Kane of Christmas-themed movie trilogies.
30:28 Upgrade is apparently pretty good.
51:51 Rick and Morty is a show that represents all the bad things about modern American animation.

Sources and other stuff:
Post-release interview with Jason Blum.
2014 interview with James DeMonaco.
Debate.org’s “Should we have a Purge?” poll.
Psychology Today on the psychology of the Purge.
Transcript of a Quroa interview with Zach Gilford.
Greenpeace ruins the Nazca Lines.
Minute-long video about DeMonaco’s directing style.
Write up about Election Year.
Frank Grillo and Zach Gilford interview.
Behind the scenes featurette for Anarchy.
Election Year blu-ray review with some insight from DeMonaco.


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Episode 28: Backstab 7

I stab your back, you stab mine. You know the drill.

I’m going to be making some powerplays this coming week. If you know what I mean. I’m going to be baking a cake. That’s what I mean. What did you think I meant? It’s Powerplay, written by Terry Nation and aired on January 14, 1980.


Show-notes:


4:32 No. There was Herbert Clegg on Doctor Who in Planet of the Spiders, played by Cyril Shaps. Can’t believe Cyril Shaps was never on Blake’s 7.
14:37 Get hype for Black Manta and the new James-Wan-directed Aquaman movie.
16:21 It’s actually called We and They.
37:22 Making Blake’s 7 is a twitter account that documents the making of Blake’s 7.
38:10 Also check out Krynoid Podcast.
51:20 Hugo Gernsback. “His idea of a perfect science fiction story was ’75 percent literature interwoven with 25 percent science'”
53:14 Again, Blazing World is a 1666 story by Margaret Cavendish.
54:20 Walpole.
1:03:28“This is a link to the travis photo so edit this text to link to it.” – Dylan, 2018.


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Episode 208: Go Go Gadget Time Lord

Engage gadget uh regeneration… technique…

Coming right up on the end of good old Mr. Tennant’s run here. And Russell T.’s run as well, but the more important thing is Mr. Tennant. He’s had a good run but you know, three seasons is about the max here in the reboot era. It’s The Waters of Mars, written by Russell T. Davies and Phil Ford and aired on November 15, 2009.


Show-notes:


3:48 Never saw this music video before. It’s literally just him standing in a blank white area.
3:54 The rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
4:59 Yuri Gagarin.
13:53 None of this is actually true, at least according to Steve Burns’ Wikipedia page.
21:28 I take it back, this is actually pretty funny.

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Episode 27: Blake is our Jesus Figure

In the name of Avon, Zen and Orac, amen.

The halfway mark has been passed and quickly discarded. We’re now, so to speak, on the downslope that forms the slow gradual decline and death for most television programs. Hopefully that’s not so for Blake’s 7 but we’re here to find out. It’s Aftermath, written by Terry Nation and aired on January 7, 1980.


Show-notes:


51:58 24 is a tv show. There are like 24 episodes or something. Or maybe there’s just 1 episode that’s 24 minutes long. Or 24 episodes that are each 24 hours long. Dunno.
57:56 Here’s the initial discussion about the definition of science fiction. Comes up pretty early in the episode.
1:00:18 The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing World, is a 1666 story by Margaret Cavendish. I heard it won the award for shortest title of the year that year.
1:01:03 Samuel Delaney uses the term “given world” to refer to this world in a bunch of his essays and stuff.
1:04:42 Check out Trust Your Doctor is our Doctor Who Podcast.
1:09:26 From this page.
1:11:58 Person of Interest is another tv show.


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Episode 207: *Unintelligible Clicking Noises*

How about that for a title? Too bad none of us speak Tritovore.

It’s Easter! Not really actually but like, it’s close enough. It’s a couple months late. Just pretend it’s Easter, I mean Easter doesn’t have a set date so we can just put it wherever we want. It’s Planet of the Dead, written by Russell T. Davies and Gareth Roberts, and aired on April 11, 2009.


Show-notes:


1:39 Ben Stiller.
5:19 End of Time*
8:12 Daniel Kaluuya filmography.
10:31 Rub’ al Khali in Arabic. Also Ski Dubai is one of the world’s biggest ski resorts.
10:58 Buy your tickets now.
14:01 SYG, IGH, if you know what I mean.
48:00 I didn’t even read these articles but they’re probably important.


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Episode 26: Trickster God Kerr Avon

Distant cousin of trickster god Low Key.

Chris Boucher is here to clean up Terry Nation’s mess. No really, Terry tried to write this two part finale, it was gonna be this big event and then he had to shamefully admit that “hey I can’t really do this.” And so Christ Boucher, the real people’s hero, is here to fix it write up. It’s Star One, written by Christ Boucher and aired on March 27, 1979.


Show-notes:


4:23 The Mission Impossible movies has been going on since 1996, an impossible mission.
21:49 Jawas are connoisseurs of fine java.
31:51 Initial two novels were Study in Scarlet and Sign of Four. Hound of the Baskervilles and Valley of Fear came out later.
43:43 Blake’s 7 in Character is a Blake’s 7 podcast.

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Episode 206: Sea of Leeches

This is the uncrossable leech sea.

This is it. We finally made it to the very first episode that Dylan watched of Doctor Who. Well before this podcast was even a glimmer in either of their eyes, there was The Next Doctor. It was written by Russell T. Davies and aired on December 25, 2008.


Show-notes:


10:09 Labyrinth is a Jim Henson movie starring David Bowie.
16:56 I guess nobody really knows how long the London area has been inhabited, but it’s definitely thousands of years.
20:12 Thomas Paine’s most famous revolutionary pamphlets are Common Sense and American Crisis.
28:15 It’s called a belt.
36:14 Simulacra and Simulation is a book by Baudrillard.
53:22 Here’s Stephen Fry’s language rant (actually part of a larger essay).


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Episode 25: Sorry to all the Rods

Are there any Rods who even listen to this podcast?

This week we argue about what Science Fiction is. I mean, you’d expect us to do that when the podcast started, when we first started watching Blake’s 7, an allegedly seminal Science Fiction Television Show. But we didn’t until now, so that’s kind of fun. It’s The Keeper, written by Alan Prior and aired on March 27, 1979.


Show-notes:


16:33 Fallout is a video game series. They announced a new one a few weeks ago. Like most video games these days, the trailer just shows some glorified cg bs.
23:06 It’s Free for All.
24:55 Seamus Heaney was just some dude.
26:02 There are actually a lot more women in Beowulf than just Grendel’s mom.
32:03 Now you can join Mensa too. Click here to join now.
37:10 The glove part is probably a cestus. Thanks @NavajoBirdsong.
49:10 Thanks @billkendrick.


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Episode 205: Break Glass to Win

That’s all there is to it. Break glass and win.

This is the end of the Russell T. era. Sort of. Almost. Kind of. Just kidding. There’s still like 4 more weeks for us to go, but it’s basically over. Russell T. has basically thrown in the towel, given us the best season finale of the reboot (so far) and now is going to coast and rest on his laurels until he can basically throw the reigns off onto Stephen Moffat. It’s The Stolen Earth and Journey’s end, written by Russell T. Davies and aired on June 28 and July 5, 2008.


Show-notes:


1:30 Sorry for linking to Know Your Meme.
1:57 Ocean’s 8 is the sequel to Magnificent 7.
5:56 Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist and writer, but I’m pretty sure he’s mostly famous for being a douchebag to anyone who believes in religion.
10:10 Sarah Jane also encountered the Daleks in Death to the Daleks.
19:14 Here’s the Blake’s 7 forum I was talking about.
28:06 Here’s the image with all the companions leading up to Rose. All of the females ones at least (and K9).

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