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

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

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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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Episode 15.5: My One Weakness: Being Stabbed

Being stabbed hurts, from what I’ve heard.

This month we watched Star Wars: Clone Wars, where the clones like actually attack, you know? They should have called this Attack of the Clones, and renamed Episode II, I don’t know, “The Clones Exist.” Clone Wars was aired between November 7, 2003 and March 25, 2005.


Show-notes:


2:13 And a bunch of other stuff.
2:31 Only the good die young.
9:14 I was actually planning on becoming a Satanist until I saw this show.


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Episode 15: Jar Jar’s the Key to All of This

If he’s the key I don’t want to see what the lock looks like.

This month we tortured ourselves with the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. Unless you’re Kiyan, then you discovered a newfound appreciation for actual trash. This is George Lucas’ magnum opus. Or as close to it as he’s ever going to get. The prequel trilogy was released in 1999, 2002, and 2005, respectively.


Show-notes:


2:41 Background stuff about Star Wars. This also covers the lead-up to Episode III, the best of the prequel trilogy.
4:31 The making of Episode I full documentary. Now might be a good time to drop this other Episode I behind the scenes stuff. And while we’re at it here’s more. Heck, here’s seven archived pages of stuff from 1999.
6:56 Spottraining.
10:16 UNSOLICITED. Her name was Robin Gurland I guess.
15:00 FUTURE.
24:13 Still good.
25:55 Check out our other podcast, Dust your Doctor.
28:56 Episode II documentary.
35:48 yeah that’s right, the kid who played kid Anakin now has schizophrenia.

Other stuff:
Yoda vs. Dooku
Darth Vader costume
Kashyyk, however you spell it


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Episode 14.5: Completely Blank Stone Corridors

Stone, the womb from which man was born. I think.

Time to round out the original Alien quadrilogy with everybody’s favorite Alien movie, Alien Arrival. The 2016 one. Just kidding, I don’t think we’d survive that ordeal. It’s Alien: Resurrection written by Joss Whedon, directed by JeanPierre Jeunet and released on November 26, 1997.


Show-notes:


3:07 Hahahaha
15:04 Jayne is a girls’ name.
19:55 Hellboy from the Hellboy franchise.
23:39 Room?
49:35 Check out our other flopcast.

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Episode 14: I Didn’t Notice the Movies

Don’t know how I did that, considering we set aside like 9 hours to watch these.

This month we delve into a science fiction classic. No not Star Wars. No not Back to the Future. No not… ok you get the point. It’s Alien, Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi horror classic. We also watched Aliens and Alien 3, because this is a trilogy podcast and we needed three movies. Yes we know there’s a fourth one, get over it.


Show-notes:


2:22 Here’s that concept art for Neil Blomkamp’s Alien 5.
0:48 Yeah. This rogue Geiger counter did all the work designing the Alien for them.
5:55 Oh boy, just what everybody wanted.
9:43 The Statement of Randolph Carter
12:28 The Alien and Sedition Acts were passed in 1798, so Dylan got two digits correct. Close enough.
13:08 Check out the Nostromo’s blueprints and some other “neat” stuff here.
14:24 These were the guys who made the chain mail for Lord of the Rings.
15:10 Don’t worry Yaphet, I believe you.
21:25 The chestbuster scene is pretty iconic.
24:08 A brief overview of the making and release of Aliens.
35:25 Neuromancer
39:06 Unfortunately the communist vs capitalism theme also fell apart when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.
44:40 The world’s most popular man, David Fincher.

Further reading:
“36 Things we Learned from the Aliens Commentary”
Making of Alien 3
Behind the scenes of Aliens
Aliens’ power loader


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Episode 13.5: Some Guy on an Internet Forum

You know, just those damn trolls living under internet bridges.

Amazingly there’s barely anything expanded universe for Aladdin. In fact we had to go and dive into completely other properties just to find something to squeak out a 20 ish minute episode. It’s Hercules and the Arabian Night, written by Bill Motz and Bob Roth and aired February 10, 1999.


Show-notes:


0:48 See for yourself.
2:04 Firefely is a tv show created by Joss Whedon.
12:29 Here’s more about the non-Disney Icarus.
13:54 Limitless is a 2011 movie and 2015 tv show about a dude who unlocks his brain’s full capacity with a pill or some shit.
22:01 Basically no possible way that Thor: Ragnarok will be good.

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