2014

256: Teletubbies is Actually Really Interesting (Mummy on the Orient Express)

Now hang on hear me out on this…

Did you know the office where we record these episodes is right next to a train track? We usually luck out, it’s pretty rare that a train will pass while we record. It was more common when we recorded Zenith and TYD back to back, but it’s pretty rare now. Which I only mention because if there was ever a single episode, one single episode, that would have been pretty funny if the train actually did drive by on, it would have been this one. And you know, weirdly enough, it didn’t. It’s Mummy on the Orient Express, written by Jamie Mathieson and aired on October 11, 2014


Show-notes:


9:39 I couldn’t find the picture I was talking about, but I did find this other picture of Thomas Pynchon’s hand coming out of the darkness and doing the peace sign. In what looks like a reenactment of A Shocking Accident by Graham Green. Or maybe it’s a scene out of a Pynchon book. Or something else. I don’t know.
15:28 I still can’t find out who this guy is, what else he’s been in, his name, or anything else about him. Please help.
30:46 Check out Zenith, our Blake’s 7 podcast.


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255: We Can’t Just Ignore the Nukes (Kill the Moon)

I’m kind of surprised the US only sent up 100 nukes. That’s like 0.0001% of their arsenal.

In the continuing saga of “What the hell even is British English” I’ve gone and found out that a caretaker actually is a janitor. In fact, the dictionary explicitly lists “janitor” as a synonym for “caretaker.” Although I will refrain from mentioning what dictionary I used, for fear of drawing ire from the few english majors who listen. It’s Kill the Moon, written by Peter Harness and aired on October 4, 2014


Show-notes:


29:26 The San Andreas is a fault is a transform fault in California. When people talk about “the big one” happening in California, they’re talking about how the San Andreas is inevitably going to destroy everything beyond recognition and kill thousands if not millions.
46:55 Alternate reality games


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254: Silurian Droideka (The Caretaker)

Honestly I still want to know why the Trade Federation cheaped out on making more.

I actually just realized, right now, while typing this summary, that I don’t know what a caretaker is. Based on this episode I always assumed it was like, the UK version of a janitor, which is what we’ve got over here in the colonies. But maybe it’s more specialized. More research is required… stay tuned. It’s The Caretaker, written by Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat and aired on September 27, 2014


Show-notes:


16:33 I hate you.
54:05 Check out Zenith, our Blake’s 7 podcast.


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253: Recycle Binned His Memories (Time Heist)

Reduce, reuse, recycle those braincells.

If Trust Your Doctor was committing a heist, what would we be stealing? I would have to imagine it would be something incredibly pointless, just to say that we could. Something like a 2×4 piece of wood from the local lumber yard. Those places have major security! This is would have to be the greatest heist of all time. It’s Time Heist, written by Steve Thompson and Steven Moffat and aired on September 20, 2014


Show-notes:


6:39 Malcolm Tucker from The Thick of It. Don’t worry, this video is 100% appropriate for children. Also, I had no idea Veep was inspired by a British show.
7:30 More totally child-friendly content courtesy of Gordon Ramsay.
10:05 Apparently Matrix code was created from recipes out of a Japanese cookbook.
16:51 Great intro sequence though.
17:41 Check out Triple Play, our movie trilogy podcast.
24:05 Dark Phoenix can’t be worse than The Last Stand, right?
41:34 Me thinking about how long a weekly Calvin & Hobbes podcast would take (the last panel).
47:28 Both Blake’s 7 in Character and Making Blake’s 7 are great sources of knowledge about Blake’s 7.


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252: Disco Ball Full of Beetles (Listen)

Well this is the worst disco I’ve ever been to!

Have you ever been to an upmarket restaurant? I have, twice, to this very upscale very fancy Mexican place. Anyway that’s not related to the fact that I was going to ask, how much of a pain do you think it is to work there? You get all these rich people coming in, acting all entitled because they’re paying so damn much for the food. People like Danny and Clara. Who once again you have to wonder where they got the money for this dinner. It’s Listen, written by Steven Moffat and aired on September 13, 2014


Show-notes:


2:43 The Mark of the Rani is the first Rani story and Time and the Rani is the second. Classic Pip & Jane Baker stories.
4:00 Here are some of Jaden Smith’s best tweets.
6:09 Surprise, motherf***er.
19:22 Blow-Up
32:41 Politics and the English Language


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251: The Medieval Times Version of Robin Hood (Robot of Sherwood)

All gather around as Sir Robin shoots this Apple off my head.

We use an Apple laptop to record this podcast, did you know that? Other podcast have fancy desktop systems, but what we lack in CPU power we gain in portability. We could literally record anywhere. In fact we’ve had semiserious discussions about recording this podcast in a car. Like an actual moving motor vehicle. Stay tuned. It’s Robot of Sherwood, written by Mark Gatiss and aired on September 6, 2014.


Show-notes:


10:47 Medieval Times is a a dinner theater type thing based on the medieval era. There are actually 10 different locations across the U.S. and Canada.
16:21 The Drashigs may not be in Sherwood Forest, but they are here. Big Finish being the heroes we need yet again.
17:25 Check out our Blake’s 7 podcast, Zenith.
19:30 Apparently this kid and others have done it with modern bows and arrows.
24:55 Patrick Troughton played Robin Hood in the 1953 BBC Robin Hood live broadcasts.
30:47 Blast em.
31:27 Apparently the droidekas were designed and produced by the Colicoids, which explains their buglike nature.
33:15 This Aladdin trailer. In theaters soon.
39:13 Dumb kid.


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250: The Earth is Flat (Into the Dalek)

It is.

We need to look inside ourself this week. Like deep inside, to the parts ourselves that we never show to the light. Where the cobwebs are. Where my little spider friend Steve lives, killing any flies that make their way in. Hey Steve, hope you’ve been having a good time in there. Nice cobwebs! It’s Into the Dalek, written by Steven Moffat and Phil Ford and aired on August 30, 2014.


Show-notes:


3:54 According to the Doctor Who Podcast alliance, our total runtime is 16 days, 12 hours, 50 minutes, 42 seconds.
6:41 I meant Evil of the Daleks . The Doctor actually names the Daleks Alpha, Beta, and Omega in this one.
17:25 Check out Zenith, our Blake’s 7 podcast.
21:35 Apparently World of Goo is a video game from like 10 years ago.
31:59 It’s actually only like 10 years old.
41:09 Check out Triple Play, our movie trilogy podcast.

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249: Step Up Your Sarcasm Game (Deep Breath)

The fourth sequel to the Step Up series.

I was really hoping that this would be episode 250 but none of the numbering worked out for it to be so. I guess episode 250 is just awkwardly going to be the second episode of this season, which would probably bother some people but I’m pretty unconcerned. I’m bummer, to be sure, but nothing more than that. It’s Deep Breath, written by Steven Moffat and aired on August 23, 2014.


Show-notes:


1:49 http://www.shannonsullivan.com/doctorwho/ has tons of production info about classic and modern Doctor Who.
3:04 Video comparison of Billy Henshaw’s original title sequence and the one they used for the 12th Doctor (also created by Billy Henshaw).
4:57 I’m talking about the Thirteenth Doctor’s intro.
10:14 I’m putting an end to this once and for all. It’s 30 St Mary Axe a.k.a. the Swiss Re building, a.k.a. The Gherkin.
12:11 Check out our Blake’s 7 podcast, Zenith.
22:02 Wow, apparently people knew about cancer like 3000 years ago. And according to the same wikipedia article, the name “cancer” comes from how tumors kind of looked like crabs to the ancient Greeks.
28:14 I looked up widower on Urban Dictionary for you, but it wasn’t really funny or interesting at all. So here’s the definition for pineapple.
44:23 It was @NotTodayThanks3 on Twitter. Also you all should check out Space Fall: A Blake’s 7 podcast for their insightful discussion of the show.

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Audio 13: Jedicopter (The Sentinels of the New Dawn)

Only “Senator” Palpatine knows how to do the secret jedicopter move.

This week Kiyan and Dylan have created a new world order. Turns out that was our plan all along for this podcast, we were going to use it to start this new world order thing. Not sure what we’re going to do with it now, stay tuned. It’s The Sentinels of the New Dawn, written by Paul Finch and released April 2011. The Sentinels of the New Dawn can be purchased for $8 (or your local equivalent) on Big Finish’s website.


Show-notes:


1:19 2012 is a 2012 animated comedy/drama based on the events of 2012 (the entire year). It was so successful, they made two sequels: 2013 and 2014.
18:47 Actually Hogwarts is Alnwick Castle in England. In the books/movies/HP universe it’s in Scotland.
20:20 The Art of War was written by Sun Tzu in 2006 after he lost a game of Risk and decided to take revenge in real life. Full book here.
25:39 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.
25:51 Bioshock Infinite is a video game.
26:40 God Medicine is a video game.
27:11 Former US president Grover Cleveland is a video game.
27:18 Here’s a picture of this blue guy. Not really sure who he is.
36:50 Gattaca is a former US president.

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49: Don’t Massacre Races, Kids (The Krotons)

The best plans are foolproof from all angles – Kiyan, 2014

This week Kiyan and Dylan watched The Krotons, not to be confused with the salad topping, croutons. They believe this to pretty middle of the road quality wise. Could this be a sign of things to come? The Krotons was written by Robert Holmes and was aired in December of 1968 and January of 1969. Also this is our final episode of 2014! See you all in the new year!

Since we had a few good ones, here’s a list of alternate titles for this episode:
Zoe, Destroyer of Worlds
Some Guy Just Throws the Boulder on Thara
Parasitic Race Things
Don’t Trust Everything We Say

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