Tag Archives: 2018

Episode 3: Disintegrated by Technobabble

Now we see the true danger of technobabble.

We’re continuing along our journey, although perhaps The Doctor has buggered with the show a bit, both our show and Blake’s 7 itself. It appears we have a bit of a timeline discontinuity that somebody didn’t notice in the production room. It’s Cygnus Alpha, written by Terry Nation and aired on January 16, 1978.


Show-notes:


4:10 Strangely I couldn’t find anything, but here’s this forum thread where some people tried to create a full timeline of Blake’s 7 episodes and audios/other expanded material.
5:53 The more you know. There are actually debates about this, so don’t take this as the only explanation out there.
21:18 Wow, I always thought this was based on Hunchback of Notre Dame. Guess it’s not.

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Episode 183: At Least We Have Eurovision

America has it now too. I think.

This week we’re continuing the whole “Doctor Who sucks and we’re pretty sure we should just shut it all down right now” thing we started last week. Trust us, it’s bad. It’s Fear Her, written by Matthew Graham and aired on June 24, 2006.


Show-notes:


3:37 Stephen Fry. Never even heard of this guy.
10:16 Zenith is our new Blake’s 7 podcast. You can find the newest episode of it, Space Fall currently, here.
16:59 Get in the damn box.
30:32 Thanks J.R. Thanks.


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Episode 2: Poking the Right Wires

Every wire has a story.

This week we’re here to prove that this podcast wasn’t a joke or anything, we’re actually going to watch Blake’s 7. Surprise, if you didn’t actually believe us. I don’t blame you, it was totally out of left field. It’s Space Fall, written by Terry Nation, and aired on January 9, 1978.


Show-notes:


4:30 Here’s the scene if you want to watch it. I guess this was a deleted scene, but I think they might have edited back into the movie when they made those dvd re-releases or whatever, cause I remember it being in the movie.
21:44 That transformation animation.
33:27 Be Kind Rewind. Kind of dumb how it gets all sad at the end with all the characters mourning the death of VHS.
42:03 Death count coming “soon.”
43:48 Looks pretty interesting actually. No wonder it got canceled.
49:26 40th anniversary Big Finish audio out now (and it’s actually The Way Ahead, my bad).


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The Blake’s 7 title music was originally composed by Dudley Simpson.

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Episode 182: Play the Benny Hill Theme Over This

Couldn’t make the episode any worse.

Things are about to get pretty rocky on the show. Trust Your Doctor and Doctor Who. Both of them. Look it’s just bad, it’s that point in the year where we have to wonder if it’s really worth continuing the show anymore. Because Doctor Who is a bit ropey right now. It’s Love and Monsters, written by Russell T. Davies and aired on June 17, 2006.


Show-notes:


6:47 For Christmas 2017 we read The Hopes and Fears of all the Years by Paul Cornell. Check out that episode here.
12:15 Shirley Henderson. I guess she’s one of those actors who uses one voice across all roles.
21:21 Yeah, ELO has been around for like 20 years total. Started in 1970 and is still going, with a long hiatus somewhere in there.
41:02 We just started a new Blake’s 7 podcast where we watch Blake’s 7 for the first time and discuss it. Check out Zenith here.


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Episode 16: People Would Have Different Opinions

This is the greatest conclusion we’ve ever come to.

I think this is the first horror trilogy we’ve done. Well actually I don’t think, I know, I’m just thinking because, man we’re really scraping the bottom of the barrel for finding tenuous connections to movies coming out in the months these episodes come out. It’s Insidious 1 through 3, released in 2011, 2013, and 2015.

Show-notes:


3:33 Wan and Whannell talk about how they got started making movies.
4:53 This scene from Saw II. Watch at your own risk.
7:52 He says that and more in this interview.
9:30 Insidious 1 was made with just $5.
10:19 Jason Blum talks about all the low budget movies his company has made in recent years.
16:34 Joe Bishara talks soundtrack stuff. This is the guy who also played the demon in the first one.
19:11 Never even heard of this movie.
19:24 5 seconds of Google didn’t give me the answer, so I gave up.
21:42 Never met anyone who willingly calls themselves a hipster but apparently this guy does.
9:14 Patrick Wilson on Wan and if he’s coming back for Insidious 3 (he’s not, and he didn’t).
28:49 Some “interesting” stories about the making of Insidious 3 I guess. Pretty lame overall, just like the movie itself.
31:37 Trust Your Doctor is our Doctor Who podcast.
39:50 6 + an unofficial Japanese knockoff/sequel.

Other stuff:
Insidious 3 stuff
Insidious 2 and other James Wan stuff
How much Insidious 1 made (hint: a lot)
More of James Wan on Insidious 2

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Episode 1: Really Well Planned Rebellion

Every rebellion needs a plan that will immediately fall apart.

It’s the start of a brand new era in podcasting, and a brand new era in television.  It all started with “hey we should do Blake’s 7” and look here we are. Episode 1. Unsurprisingly it seems impossible to talk about Blake’s 7 without mentioning Doctor Who. Well, at least we started. It’s The Way Back, written by Terry Nation, and aired on January 2, 1978.


Show-notes:


1:22 Check out Triple Play, a monthly podcast we do about movie trilogies.
1:29 Episode 0 of Zenith explains what this podcast is “better” than this episode does.
8:21 Basically the best thing Dudley Simpson ever made.
27:05 Coming “soon.” Meanwhile, here’s a continually updates feed of all Zenith episodes.
31:46 14 years of specials.

Also check out our long-running, “fan-favorite” Doctor Who podcast, Trust Your Doctor!


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Episode 0: A Dissertation on Blake’s 7

Zenith is here for you. Zenith will rule.

Zenith is our new podcast, because apparently if 4 people say you should make a podcast, you should probably make a podcast. Spoiler for episode 1, we spend a lot of time talking about 70’s Doctor Who, because honestly, they’re like almost the same show. Here’s to a good journey through Blake’s 7, and here’s to a good 2018.


Show-notes:


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The Blake’s 7 title music was originally composed by Dudley Simpson.

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