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Episode 53: The Trial of Kerr Avon

It’s like Trial of a Time Lord but better.

It’s really hard to believe that we’re so cloes to the end. This is the latest thing I think we’ve ever listened to for Trust Your Doctor or Zenith, but not the latest thing we’ve covered (thanks Triple Play, check it out). Can you believe that we’ve done this podcast for nearly a year? That’s actually amazing. It’s The Way Ahead, written by Mark Wright and released on January 2, 2018.


Show-notes:


2:42 This site’s forum.
15:15 Michael Keating and Paul Darrow appeared on the sci fi episode of Pointless Celebrities about 2 months ago.
20:30 Simon Power was responsible for music according to the official page from Big Finish.
26:58 Logan’s Run came out in the U.S. in 1977, but I’ve heard from a couple of Blake’s 7 podcasts that it aired in the UK very close to the first episode of Blake’s 7.
50:23 These are some annoying grapes.
1:13:52 Dempsey and Makepeace is a 1985 cop show with Glynis Barber in it.


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

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Episode 47: It’s a Better Quarry!

In the end it’s still just a quarry though.

This podcast isn’t just a game, you know. I think everybody thinks it’s just a game, because we have so much fun, but this is serious business. This podcast has a serious following and serious work that goes into it. So don’t be deceived. It’s Games, written by Bill Lyons and aired on November 16, 1981.


Show-notes:


4:42 Transmission of Matter Through Interstitial Time, or TOMTIT for all you laypeople out there, first appeared in The Time Monster and later made another appearance in The Quantum Archangel.
14:31 Rocky 4 really took the franchise in a bold new direction.
35:47 Warehouse 13 is the sequel to Warehouse 12.
38:20 Bastard swan
47:20 Thanks, St. Clinton and Chris Ridd.
53:52 A few sources say Paul Darrow had his legs amputated (one above the knee, one below) because of an aortic aneurysm. The second link is that sci-fi prop forum I linked to a long time ago by the way.


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

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

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