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Episode 29: Injecting Horse Tranquilizer and Speed

Probably a dangerous combination. I think.

This week we approach a dangerous natural object that honestly we have no business being anywhere even on the same planet with. It’s a massive, world ending volcano. Although to be fair I guess Yellowstone exists. It’s Volcano, written by Alan Prior and aired on January 19, 1980.


Show-notes:


14:09 Here’s the rest of Michael Gough’s filmography.
16:42 More about Rosemary Kennedy’s lobotomy.
17:05 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a book by Ken Kesey.
17:28 Check out Triple Play, our movie trilogy podcast.
26:15 Ghostbusters was never good.

 


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Episode 19: Is It Cheese?

Well, yes. In a sense of the word it is cheese.

Triple Play is  back, one week later, but better late than never really in my opinion. And we’re watching basically the greatest movies we have ever watched for this podcast, it’s The Purge. What would you do during the Purge? I’d pirate The Purge movies to be honest, I think that’d be really weird and meta.


Show-notes:


5:22 The Return of the Archons is an original series Star Trek episode.
8:28 Ethan Hawk played Todd Anderson in Dead Poets Society.
9:11 He also played Goodnight Robicheaux in the new Magnificent 7.
9:42 Gattaca is actually good. You should watch it.
9:55 Don’t watch The Host though. Please, just don’t.
11:31 300 might be the only movie where you can watch Spartans fight werewolves.
11:44 Uncle Grandpa and Danger Mouse are cartoons shows.
11:55 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is Jane Austen’s lost 7th novel.
12:01 Zipper isn’t a Blumhouse movie, but nobody has heard of it either way.
12:45 Will the wait for the next season of True Detective be worth it?
21:54 Suburbicon is a recent movie that apparently bombed.
21:58 G-Force is a 2009 movie that didn’t bomb.
29:50 The Santa Clause is the Citizen Kane of Christmas-themed movie trilogies.
30:28 Upgrade is apparently pretty good.
51:51 Rick and Morty is a show that represents all the bad things about modern American animation.

Sources and other stuff:
Post-release interview with Jason Blum.
2014 interview with James DeMonaco.
Debate.org’s “Should we have a Purge?” poll.
Psychology Today on the psychology of the Purge.
Transcript of a Quroa interview with Zach Gilford.
Greenpeace ruins the Nazca Lines.
Minute-long video about DeMonaco’s directing style.
Write up about Election Year.
Frank Grillo and Zach Gilford interview.
Behind the scenes featurette for Anarchy.
Election Year blu-ray review with some insight from DeMonaco.


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Episode 28: Backstab 7

I stab your back, you stab mine. You know the drill.

I’m going to be making some powerplays this coming week. If you know what I mean. I’m going to be baking a cake. That’s what I mean. What did you think I meant? It’s Powerplay, written by Terry Nation and aired on January 14, 1980.


Show-notes:


4:32 No. There was Herbert Clegg on Doctor Who in Planet of the Spiders, played by Cyril Shaps. Can’t believe Cyril Shaps was never on Blake’s 7.
14:37 Get hype for Black Manta and the new James-Wan-directed Aquaman movie.
16:21 It’s actually called We and They.
37:22 Making Blake’s 7 is a twitter account that documents the making of Blake’s 7.
38:10 Also check out Krynoid Podcast.
51:20 Hugo Gernsback. “His idea of a perfect science fiction story was ’75 percent literature interwoven with 25 percent science'”
53:14 Again, Blazing World is a 1666 story by Margaret Cavendish.
54:20 Walpole.
1:03:28“This is a link to the travis photo so edit this text to link to it.” – Dylan, 2018.


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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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Episode 26: Trickster God Kerr Avon

Distant cousin of trickster god Low Key.

Chris Boucher is here to clean up Terry Nation’s mess. No really, Terry tried to write this two part finale, it was gonna be this big event and then he had to shamefully admit that “hey I can’t really do this.” And so Christ Boucher, the real people’s hero, is here to fix it write up. It’s Star One, written by Christ Boucher and aired on March 27, 1979.


Show-notes:


4:23 The Mission Impossible movies has been going on since 1996, an impossible mission.
21:49 Jawas are connoisseurs of fine java.
31:51 Initial two novels were Study in Scarlet and Sign of Four. Hound of the Baskervilles and Valley of Fear came out later.
43:43 Blake’s 7 in Character is a Blake’s 7 podcast.

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

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Episode 25: Sorry to all the Rods

Are there any Rods who even listen to this podcast?

This week we argue about what Science Fiction is. I mean, you’d expect us to do that when the podcast started, when we first started watching Blake’s 7, an allegedly seminal Science Fiction Television Show. But we didn’t until now, so that’s kind of fun. It’s The Keeper, written by Alan Prior and aired on March 27, 1979.


Show-notes:


16:33 Fallout is a video game series. They announced a new one a few weeks ago. Like most video games these days, the trailer just shows some glorified cg bs.
23:06 It’s Free for All.
24:55 Seamus Heaney was just some dude.
26:02 There are actually a lot more women in Beowulf than just Grendel’s mom.
32:03 Now you can join Mensa too. Click here to join now.
37:10 The glove part is probably a cestus. Thanks @NavajoBirdsong.
49:10 Thanks @billkendrick.


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

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Episode 24: Why Are You Hitting Yourself?

Why are you hitting yourself?

In what is a common occurrence on Trust Your Doctor but what appears to be rather rare on Zenith, we completely disregard fan wisdom and go way against the grain and basically just form an opinion so far removed from common knowledge that people were dreading this episode before it even went out. It’s Gambit, written by Robert Holmes and aired on March 20, 1979.


Show-notes:


17:33 Just look at all of the credits Deep Roy has. Look at it. Freaking insane.
18:28 Speed chess.


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Episode 18.5: Really Took A Dive

This podcast has really taken a dive if you know what I mean.

This week we kind of mildly tortured ourself with the original Ocean’s 11. Like, the one that was released in 1960. Not the new one, the good one, the Steven Soderbergh one. We watched the old one, the Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin/Sammy Davis Jr. one. It’s Ocean’s 11, released on August 10, 1960.


Show-notes:


2:28 Spyros was played by Akim Tamiroff.
3:13 Check out our Blake’s 7 podcast Zenith if you want.
4:22 Here’s the title sequence. It is pretty cool even if I don’t care for the soundtrack.
25:30 Bamboozled.
32:01 Looks like there are a couple disputed origins for the “Rat Pack” name. You can decide if they’re “good reasons” or not.


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Episode 23: Unlimited Travis

Kind of like unlimited Gan but way more dangerous and unhinged.

This week somebody other than Christ Boucher or Terry Nation titled the script, because it’s got like 4 words. Thats 3 words more than the average on this show, so let’s give Blake’s 7 a big round of applause. It’s Voice from the Past, written by Roger Parkes, and aired on March 13, 1979.


Show-notes:


0:57 Making Blake’s 7 is a Twitter account about the making of Blake’s 7.
1:24 Flight Through Entirety is a Doctor Who podcast. They recorded Eric Saward’s scrapped ending for Trial of a Time Lord about a year ago.
6:12 Dark Star. It actually came out in 1974 and was made by USC students.
7:00 Portal is a video game.
8:00 Check out our Doctor Who podcast Trust Your Doctor for “riveting” Doctor Who discussion that sets a new standard for Doctor Who podcasts.
9:03 Tay was Microsoft’s racist Twitter bot.
10:27 Roko’s Basilisk.
20:55 Biofeedback.
35:57 Foundation is a book series by Isaac Asimov.
38:45 Blinky Bill is apparently an Australian classic kids’ book. I’ve been watching the 90s cartoon version lately.
47:40 Here’s the site. Lot of other cool Blake’s 7 stuff on here too. I’m gonna check this out more in depth when I get the chance.
59:42 The Old Doctor Who Show is another Doctor Who podcast. They also make a bunch of gifs from classic DW episodes and post them on Twitter.

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

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Episode 22: Lost The Game

How long has it been since I last lost The Game?

Guess who’s back? Back again. Terry’s back. Back again. It’s Terry Nation returning to write for the show once again, with a script he probably actually turned in on time for once. It’s Countdown, written by Terry Nation and aired on March 6, 1979.


Show-notes:


0:50 Space Fall and Blake’s 7 in Character are two other Blake’s 7 podcasts.
3:36 Alien Resurrection is the Alien movie we got but didn’t deserve. We discussed in on episode 14.5 of our movie trilogy podcast Triple Play.
4:05 We also talk about Doctor who every week on Trust Your Doctor. Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead is our newest episode as of right now.
33:08 Unlike underwater basket weaving, underwater welding pays a lot.
38:59 The Game is The Game.


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