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Episode 37: Blake’s 7 Version of Drax

Drax the Destroyer obviously, the Marvel one.

Wow kind of weird how many computers we’re starting to get on this show isn’t it? Orac, Ultra, Moloch, Zen. That’s four already right there, two of which were introduced in the last two weeks. Weird. It’s Moloch, written by Ben Steed and aired on March 17, 1980.


Show-notes:


1:43 Moloch looks like a pretty cool bull just hanging out in the desert.
2:35 Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is a tv show based on a book Douglas Adams wrote like 600 years ago.
3:46 This is a Thing.
21:51 Here’s that listicle.
38:18 Moore’s law, also I quoted it as 5 years but Moore’s law actually indicates it as 2.
47:37 Orwell, I guess named after George Orwell.


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Episode 36: Comedy Pyrite

Well it’s like, sort of gold looking right?

This week we dive into a massive… brain? Well that’s just completely disgusting honestly. I mean good god, have you actually seen a brain? It’s horrifying. Legitimately horrifying. It’s Ultraworld, written by Trevor Hoyle and aired on March 10, 1980.


Show-notes:


0:55 The Blake’s 7 books that Paul Darrow wrote are Avon: A Terrible Aspect and the Lucifer series available from Big Finish here.
12:14 Is Ultraworld spikier than Spaceship Earth? You decide, cause I don’t care enough to.
22:18 I think the Freaky Friday we know is the 2003 remake of the original 1976 original. There’s also a 1995 tv movie and the original 1972 novel, so this is a bigger franchise than I thought. It even goes back to 1882 (kind of) with the novel Vice Versa: A Lesson to Fathers, which has a similar concept.
28:27 Macross is a Japanese animated tv series from 1982. It became one of the seasons of Robotech when they brought it to the US.


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Episode 14: Blake’s on a Plane

I’m tired of this monday to… wait I’ve used this before.

This week we move from Series A into Series B, which means we’re past a quarter way now. This are going to get pretty different around here, we’ve finally gotta Terry Nation out of the writer’s chair, just not yet. No, first we have to wipe out all possibility of backstory for the Liberator. It’s Redemption, written by Terry Nation and aired on January 9, 1979.


Show-notes:


13:21 What does God need with a starship? Heck if I know.
32:11 Another Star Trek thing, the Borg are cyborgs I guess. Possibly kind of like the Voord from Doctor Who. The more detailed Big Finish Voord I mean. Not the guys in wetsuits Voord from Key of Marinus.
40:40 Mostly Made Up Doctor Who Episode Guide is one of the best Doctor Who podcasts ever. Too bad I had to unsubscribe since they thought 42 was just ok.
44:48 If you somehow don’t know, Radio Free Skaro is probably the most popular/famous Doctor Who podcast out there.
44:57 Here’s the Suzan Farmer “tribute” thing.
45:41 Check out Triple Play, a podcast where we discuss movie trilogies.
47:07 Also check out Trust Your Doctor, our Doctor Who podcast.

Other Blake’s 7 podcasts to check out:
Space Fall
Down and Safe
Blake’s 7 in Character
Shake and Blake


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Episode 13: Absolutely No Information That Could Be of Any Value At All

That’s what you came here for, and we delivered.

This week we’re finishing up the first series of Blake’s 7. Can you believe that that means we’re a quarter of the way through the entire show already? That’s really concerning, where did the time go? It’s Orac, written by Terry Nation and aired on March 27, 1978.


Show-notes:


2:54 The Captain’s Log is a log cut from a 2500 year-old Californian redwood.
7:02 They all sound different.
13:47 Check out our Doctor Who podcast Trust Your Doctor. Please. It needs listenership.
25:41 Yeah Paul Greengrass directed The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum and put a ton of shaky cam in them. The Bourne TV movie is still good by the way.


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Episode 40: SSSssSsssSSSssss

I’m a sssssssssssssnake.

This week Kiyan and Dylan watched The Ice Warriors, featuring their increasingly annoying voice. It was written by Brian Hayles and it aired in November and December of 1967.

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