Tag Archives: 2018

Episode 12: Spherical Things With Cool Colors

And that was how we discovered that Blake was actually Willy Wonka.

Look, I really really need to deliver this item to that planet over there to save my race. Wait you mean you’ve done this before? 5 weeks ago? With Destiny? It’s Deliverance, written by Terry Nation and aired on March 20, 1978.


Show-notes:


4:00 Making Blake‘s 7’s twitter account is (I think) done with its production journal, but they documented a bunch of rare stuff about Blake’s 7.
10:50 Just read Gan‘s intro on the Blake’s 7 wiki. Merciless.
24:32 Trust Your Doctor is out Doctor Who podcast. Check it out.
48:04 Our other podcast Triple Play is about movie trilogies and junk. It’s really good(?) so check it out. Probably the epitome of podcasting.
48:48 Here’s Down and Safe. And here’s Space Fall on twitter since it looks like they don’t have their own site.
54:24 Mostly Made-up Doctor Who Episode Guide is one of the best Doctor Who podcasts in existence. Check it out.


Blake’s 7 © The BBC
Any other references belong to their respective owners, no copyright infringement is intended by this podcast.
The Blake’s 7 title music was originally composed by Dudley Simpson.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts!
Subscribe on Google Play!
Check us out on Facebook!
Check us out on YouTube!
Check us out on Twitter!

Episode 192: Doctor Who Baked Beans

Let’s just file that under “never again.”

This week we disguise ourselves as humans. You do remember we’re not actually humans right? We’re renegade podcast lords, we established that way back when we started the podcast. It’s Human Nature and The Family of Blood, written by Paul Cornell and aired on May 26th and June 2nd, 2007.


Show-notes:


5:15 Atlantis is the greatest Disney movie ever made.
9:15 Where the Red Fern Grows is a book about a kid and two dogs. Spoiler, the dogs obviously die at the end.
9:15 Bridge to Terebithia is another kids book. There were a couple movie versions, but the most recent one was in 2007.
12:23 Maze Runner is yet another kids’ book. Sounds terrible, and the movie is probably worse, but what do I know?
36:19 Just why.
46:03 Split is a movie that came out a couple years ago. Apparently it’s a sequel to a movie that came out in 2000.


Doctor Who © The BBC
Any other references belong to their respective owners, no copyright infringement is intended by this podcast.
The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts!
Subscribe on Google Play!
Check us out on Facebook!
Check us out on YouTube!
Check us out on Twitter!

Episode 11: 20th Century Earthaphile

Would we be considered 21st Century Earthaphiles?

This is a pretty controversial episode, so let me brace you our controversial opinion now: leopard skin is the new leather. Wait. Hang on. Let me think about that one for a second, I’m not entirely certain that actually makes sense. It’s Bounty, written by Terry Nation and aired on March 13, 1978.


Show-notes:


15:14 Lindt, not to be confused with lint.
20:47 This tank chase sequence in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Check out our movie trilogy podcast Triple Play, where we recently covered Indiana Jones.
21:09 This scene from Children of Men is actually pretty intense.
26:34 T.P. McKenna’s filmography.
28:55 Carinthia West played Lizaveta in the 1979 Crime and Punishment mini series. This version also has John Hurt playing Raskalnikov.
36:05 Paddy Kingsland and Pete Howell did the music for Meglos.
42:35 Here are all the alert colors on Star Trek.

Blake’s 7 © The BBC
Any other references belong to their respective owners, no copyright infringement is intended by this podcast.
The Blake’s 7 title music was originally composed by Dudley Simpson.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts!
Subscribe on Google Play!
Check us out on Facebook!
Check us out on YouTube!
Check us out on Twitter!

Episode 191: Kill the Sun

Perhaps we need to rethink our goals for this podcast…

This week we remind everyone that Nokia totally collapsed. That’s right, that really big phone manufacturer totally ruined themselves. It was no one’s fault but their own. It’s 42, written by Chris Chibnall and aired on May 19, 2007.


Show-notes:


0:28 This year’s Eurovision is only a few months away.
1:30 24 ran for more than 200 episodes over like 9 seasons. Jesus.
3:32 Yeah, they do make smartphones. Look at that 3310.
5:12 You can still check out the prologue story thing.
18:09 John Carpenter used his “phone a friend” on Who Wants to be a Millionaire to tell his dad he knew the answer.
22:45 Check out our Blake’s 7 podcast Zenith.
31:54 RIP.
35:20 Challenger was the one that blew up when it launched. That was in 1986. Columbia was the one that disintegrated during reentry in 2003.


Doctor Who © The BBC
Any other references belong to their respective owners, no copyright infringement is intended by this podcast.
The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts!
Subscribe on Google Play!
Check us out on Facebook!
Check us out on YouTube!
Check us out on Twitter!

Episode 17: Satanic Cults for Kids!

Kind of like bring your kids to work day: bring your kids to cult day!

This is a classic 80’s trilogy, and if you’re wondering why we did it now, well Steven Spielberg has that movie coming out. You know, Ready Player One. And that was the only thing we could come up with in March to capitalize on. The only thing we wanted to capitalize on really. It’s Indiana Jones, released in 1981, 1984, and 1989.


Show-notes:


3:11 Raiders must have been an interesting movie to make.
7:11 Here’s the full transcript of the discussion. This thing is 90 pages long.
8:46 That would be Nevada Smith.
10:27 Check out some of the stuff they cut out of Raiders in this 1979 draft.
13:36 Read more about Raiders casting.
14:41 Patrick Wilson.
18:36 Yeah I guess I do know this theme.
18:53 All the Peru scenes in Raiders were done in Hawaii.
26:24 More about the “dark” times Spielberg and Lucas were going through before Temple of Doom.
27:48 And some people didn’t really like it.
40:20 This interview.
51:22 Pryde of the X-Men. I always forget about that Spider-Man voting thing at the beginning.

Also check out theraider.net, pretty good site for IJ info, and we used a lot of the info from here. Not sure if it’s all true though.


Subscribe on Apple Podcasts!
Subscribe on Google Play!
Check us out on Facebook!
Check us out on YouTube!
Check us out on Twitter!

Episode 10: Unlimited Cosmic Gan

As opposed to a limited cosmic Gan?

Gan is the focus of this week’s episode. Get ready, because that basically means for the next 13 he probably won’t even get a speaking line. That’s how it goes, there’s 13 episodes in a season, one focusing on each crew member (that makes 7 if you include Zen) plus then like 5 more for Avon (for obvious reasons) plus an extra for Blake. It’s Breakdown, written by Terry Nation and aired on March 6th, 1978.


Show-notes:


0:52 Before this Vere Lorrimer directed Cygnus Alpha and Seek, Loacate, Destroy
1:00 Making Blake’s 7 is a twitter account about the making of Blake’s 7.
3:14 Check out our world famous and highly renowned Doctor Who podcast, Trust Your Doctor.
13:42 The X-29 was a plane NASA made in the 80s. Looks pretty cool I guess.
28:57 Here’s Julian Glover’s filmography.
32:53 Benedict Cumberbatch is the world’s greatest surgeon … until a freak accident with a renegade blender shreds his hands into a million pieces.
33:33 This trailer really makes me not want to watch Thor Ragnarok.
34:01 Black Panther could be one of the highest grossing superhero movies ever, or even the highest by the time it’s through in theaters.
46:26 Turns out we should have been saying Keating cause Michael Keaton is actually the other famous actor guy. Guess we got them mixed up.


Blake’s 7 © The BBC
Any other references belong to their respective owners, no copyright infringement is intended by this podcast.
The Blake’s 7 title music was originally composed by Dudley Simpson.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts!
Subscribe on Google Play!
Check us out on Facebook!
Check us out on YouTube!
Check us out on Twitter!

Episode 190: Wet Bone Cracking

Only on Doctor Who will you hear “wet” bone cracking. Ew.

You might say that the man who wrote this story is a greenhorn. You know, like a guy who is new or inexperienced at the task at hand. No? Never mind. It’s The Lazarus Experiment, written by Stephen Greenhorn, and aired on May 5, 2007.


Show-notes:


11:34 Obviously they’re called nibblies.
7:52 The BBC actually only runs ads now. No more content.
9:52 Series 11 is actually 50 minutes, not 60.
16:30 Mark Gatiss plays Sherlock’s brother Minecraft.
14:47 The League of Gentlemen. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a comic.
20:49 Hypersonic is a speed.
28:27 Yeah, they’re still together.
32:26 Think you combined The Mummy Returns and The Scorpion King there.
44:17 Season 18, not 17.

Doctor Who © The BBC
Any other references belong to their respective owners, no copyright infringement is intended by this podcast.
The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts!
Subscribe on Google Play!
Check us out on Facebook!
Check us out on YouTube!
Check us out on Twitter!

Episode 9: The New Mutoids

And that’s how we got the newest hit superhero movie.

Why would anyone in their right mind name their secret government project after the person who is absolutely key to the project working? It’s supposed to be a secret project. Maybe I’m reading too deep into this. It’s Project Avalon, written by Terry Nation, and aired on February 27, 2018.


Show-notes:


1:20 Trust Your Doctor is our other podcast. Check it out and stuff.
3:28 The New Mutants looks terrible like basically every superhero movie.
19:04 Our newest episode of Trust Your Doctor is on Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks.
28:51 Occam’s razor states that the simplest shaving solution is always the best. Guess I’ll start shaving dry with just a straight razor now.
31:36 I don’t think you want to watch this Big Bang Theory without a laugh track video. I did. Now I see it in my nightmares.
46:33 Space Fall is another recent Blake’s 7 podcast. They know a lot more than us so check them out. They don’t have a website as far as I can tell so here’s their twitter. Down & Safe is probably the first Blake’s 7 podcast ever. They’re pretty irregular.

Blake’s 7 © The BBC
Any other references belong to their respective owners, no copyright infringement is intended by this podcast.
The Blake’s 7 title music was originally composed by Dudley Simpson.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts!
Subscribe on Google Play!
Check us out on Facebook!
Check us out on YouTube!
Check us out on Twitter!

Episode 189: Hovering Over Hooverville

So many hoovers, so little time.

And now, Martha Jones in her first two parter. Featuring the Daleks, because bloody hell do the Daleks ever not appear? Can you imagine if they named an episode “Mystery of the Daleks” and then didn’t have the Daleks appear at all? The mystery is, where are they? It’s Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks, written by Helen Raynor and aired on April 21 and 28, 2007.


Show-notes:


14:47 More about the building of the Empire State Building here.
18:36 They should start using man o’ wars in actual wars.
19:18 They should bring these back to actual warfare too.
25:09 This was all I could find about the “Daleks have to appear every season” rumor.
39:51 Our movie trilogy podcast Triple Play has conditioned me to think of Star Wars whenever anyone says “Do it”


Doctor Who © The BBC
Any other references belong to their respective owners, no copyright infringement is intended by this podcast.
The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts!
Subscribe on Google Play!
Check us out on Facebook!
Check us out on YouTube!
Check us out on Twitter!

Episode 8: Pride and Prejudice and Blake’s 7

The best Jane Austen rewrite is the one that features Kerr Avon.

This episode is pretty beloved. Not this episode of Blake’s 7, this episode of Zenith. It’s basically all down hill from here is what I’m saying. It’s Duel, written by Terry Nation and aired on February 20, 1978.


Show-notes:


0:40 Check out our long-running, award-winning, Doctor Who podcast Trust Your Doctor, which has been called a groundbreaking landmark in the Doctor Who podcasting world and hailed by millions as the greatest audio experience of the 21st century.
6:43 Eureka Seven is a Japanese animated series and one of my favorite tv series of all time. It’s heavily inspired by Blake’s 7.
20:44 War has changed.
25:22 I’ve never seen Darmok, but that alien looks pretty dumb. Just saying.
26:18 Martian Odyssey is a short story. Tweel for president.
26:40 The Martian is a 2015 comedy movie starring Matt Damon.
27:37 Check out our movie trilogy podcast Triple Play, which has been called a monumental achievement in the podcasting genre and gained internationally-recognized status as the official podcast of all 195 countries.
28:07 The Diamond Lens was actually written in 1858, but it’s still pretty insane and good.
32:04 This song from The Life of David Gale is used in a bunch of movie trailers.
32:42 Johan Johansson. RIP in pieces. Also, it’s called Sun’s Gone Dim.
43:05 Couldn’t find one for Crime and Punishment, but there’s always Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer.


Blake’s 7 © The BBC
Any other references belong to their respective owners, no copyright infringement is intended by this podcast.
The Blake’s 7 title music was originally composed by Dudley Simpson.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts!
Subscribe on Google Play!
Check us out on Facebook!
Check us out on YouTube!
Check us out on Twitter!