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Episode 42: Bleak’s 7

It’s even bleak visually, it’s all brown.

One of the two of us is a dirty, dirty traitor who sold out the podcast. Can you guess which one of us two it is? It’s probably pretty obvious but you know, why not try and guess anyway? It’s Traitor, written by Robert Holmes and aired on October 12, 1981.


Show-notes:


7:01 Killer was the one with the virus, not the one with IMIPAK. Still a great episode.
10:24 Check out Trust Your Doctor, our Doctor Who podcast. We’ve been watching Doctor Who in order from the beginning for almost 5 years now.
18:44 I just chucked Chuck onto the list of shows I’m going to watch someday.
47:02 According to the 5 seconds I just spent on Google, “south” in Afrikaans can be either “zuid” or “suid.”
49:59 I’m glad the Crush, Texas incident took place in the 1800s. Makes it more funny for some reason.


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Episode 221: Welcome to America

America, heck yea! Censored for unsafe eyes.

This week we finally officially properly start Series 6. Last week kind of counted because it was produced as part of the same thing, but this week is like, the actual thing you know? And! We get to go to America, that’s pretty cool right? It’s The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon, written by Steven Moffat and aired on April 23 and 30, 2011.


Show-notes:


6:10 The 1981 version with really awkward music video.
11:05 Maybe we’ll cover Space 1999 once we finish our Blake’s 7 podcast, Zenith. Maybe.
17:52 Tuesday is a 1991 children’s picture book about werid crap happening on Tuesday.
26:55 Star Trek The Original Series ran from 8 September 1966 to 3 June 1969. Apollo 11 launched on 16 July, so Star Trek was already off the air.
29:51 The Haemovariform from Tooth & Claw was on Earth for a couple hundred years. That’s really the only one I can think of just skimming through the list of stories.
31:56 Here’s the Will Brooks River/Doctor timeline chart again. Gives me a headache just looking at it.
42:12 Here’s Tom Baker playing Rasputin in 1971.
52:14 David Frost’s interviews of Nixon are on Youtube.


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The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

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Episode 41: Healthy and Holistic

Blake’s 7 is an integral part of a healthy diet!

This week we run through another Ben Steed story. Which means that we’re gonna deal with a lot of sexism and misogyny. And since he actually wrote two good stories before this that means someone somewhere said “maybe we should just let him do whatever the hell he wants” and so we got this. Power. Written by Ben Steed and aired on October 5, 1981.


Show-notes:


9:54 I don’t see the resemblance.
52:01 Follow Sanden_Jurgen on Twitter.
55:10 The episode is A Taste of Armageddon.


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Episode 220: You Came to Doctor Who for Consistency?

Ran into The Doctor yesterday. She told me not to expect any consistency in Chibnall’s era either.

Ding dong here come the Christmas bells. The Christmas horses. Reindeer. Ok look Christmas is hard to try shove into this description so I’m just gonna give up. Unlike Kiyan I actually like Christmas though. It’s A Christmas Carol, written by Steven Moffat and aired on December 25, 2010.


Show-notes:


5:02 Skyscraper is a documentary about William Le Baron Jenney, the father of the modern skyscraper.
11:51 Michael Gambon and Richard Harris were the two main actors to play Dumbledore.
16:08 The Calendar (New Style) Act 1750 changed new year’s day from March 25 to January 1 in Britain.
21:16 Christmas Carol came out in 1843, early in the Victorian era.
42:56 Listen to this and tell me it’s not the worst of all Christmas songs.


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Episode 20.5: The Predator Killer

By which I mean, the Predator franchise killer is this movie.

I think it’s about time to give up on the Predator franchise. If The Predator shows the direction of the franchise, then we should really just. Pack it in. I’m not really exaggerating here. Go and watch it if you don’t believe me. No really. Go. Then come back and listen to us talk about The Predator, directed by Shane Black and released on September 14, 2018.


Show-notes:


2:24 The Nice Guys was the last movie that Shane Black directed and is probably at least five times better than The Predator.
3:13 Fred Decker’s filmography includes some “cult hit” horror movies from the 80s, like The Monster Squad.
5:33 I’ve seen stranger things than Stranger Things.
6:37 I’ve seen things more expansive than The Expanse.
6:42 Our other podcasts, Trust Your Doctor and Zenith, have been recognized for being the two greatest podcasts of all time.
7:26 I’ve seen things chuckier than Chuck.
7:46 And The Book of Henry wasn’t book-y or henry-y enough. Come on, Colin.
10:48 Here are trailers for Aquaman, Shazam (starring Zachary Levi), Venom, Serenity (not Plymouth, dunno why I thought it was called that), Overlord, and Alita.
15:13 Props to Henry Jackman for making a good soundtrack for this shitty movie.
20:31 I’ve been meaning to watch Arrival for 2 years.

 


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Episode 40: Throttled by Colin Baker Ft. Making Blake’s 7

They’re not good people apparently but I’m a bit concerned actually.

The final season of Blake’s 7 beings, and so too begins the final 13 episodes of Zenith. Bit of a sad thought that, but on the bright side we get joined yet again by Jon, of Making Blakes 7. What better way to start off our farewell tour so to speak? It’s Rescue, written by Chris Boucher and aired on September 28, 1981.

Oh yeah, by the way, Jon sings at about 1:45:00 ish. Just wanted you to make sure you hang on until then. 🙂


Show-notes:


2:11 Jon runs the amazing Making Blake’s 7 twitter account, detailing the production of Blake’s 7 in real time +40 years. And the good news is he’s decided to continue posting for the time being.
6:41 It’s ok that Jon hasn’t seen any of the K9 tv show considering how horrendous they made K9 look. (I think the human character in this screenshot expresses my disgust pretty well.) And I’m not holding my breath that the new series will do any of these characters justice either.
13:43 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 1979 tv series based on a 1974 book. It’s only seven episodes long so it’s now high on my list of old British stuff to watch. Also apparently is has Alec Guiness in it. There’s also a movie version, which came out in 2011.
14:03 Here the title sequences for Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Day of the Triffids, When the Boat Comes In (not sure whether this was the series 4 intro that Doug Bird did, or the original series 1-3 intro, but this was all I could find), and Triangle.
1:06:47 Kaldor City is an audio series by Chris Boucher. It ran from 2001 to 2012. It combines a bunch of of concepts (and sometimes actual characters) from Blake’s 7 and Doctor Who.
1:32:47 John Clute is a Canadian writer and theorist who writes a lot about “genre” fiction like horror, science fiction, etc.
1:41:53 If you’ve ever wanted to sing along to the Blake’s 7 theme, here are the lyrics to Distant Star (with bonus lyrics for Dayna’s song from Sarcophagus).


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Episode 219: Rory Danger Pond

Only on Doctor Who would you find someone with the middle name Danger.

This week things go sideways. Like, really sideways. But also it goes upside down and in reverse and crooked. And all those non forward directions that Stephen Moffat loves so much. It’s The Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang, written by Stephen Moffat and aired on June 19 and 26, 2010.


Show-notes:


1:16 The Mill did the effects for this.
13:57 Here’s the paper about the neural network.
27:46 The Borg are a Star Trek villain. Borg is actually a misspelling of “Bored,” cause they’re the most bored race in the universe.
41:28 Aunt Lavinia was Sarah Jane’s biological aunt.
1:07:47 Triple Play is our movie trilogy podcast. We’ve been doing it since 2015 and its age is the same as the number of listeners it has.


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Episode 39: Spoilers Find a Way

Well, at least Kiyan doesn’t really care about spoilers anyway.

We made it! Almost. We reached the original end of this show. But then, well, it was such a big success so they decided to do another season because I guess why not? Also, if the show is good, why not make more? Although there is an argument to be made to end it when it’s still good. It’s Terminal, written by Terry Nation and aired on March 31, 1980.


Show-notes:


1:46 Making Blake’s 7 is a Twitter account that’s been detailing the production of Blake’s 7 for the past year and a half-ish. It’s going on indefinite hiatus soon, but might be back some day.
17:10 Here are just a few of the weird things slime molds can do.
44:17 Person of Interest isn’t a tv show that ran from 2011-2016.
46:30 This is official apparently. Just wait until we get to Series D.


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Episode 218: James Corden’s Skeleton

Closets hold a lot of skeletons honestly. Or at least, mine do.

James Corden is actually a pretty funny guy. I think because Gordon Ramsey is a chef I confused him with James Corden, somehow, even though their names are literally nothing alike. At all. I must be really dense honestly, because that’s completely bizarre. It’s The Lodger, written by Gareth Roberts and aired on June 12, 2010.


Show-notes:


1:41 The comic version is also called The Lodger.
10:23 Good on the wiki for using a picture that somehow makes Kronos look cool.
32:58 It was The Hopes and Fears of All the Years, which we covered like 9 months ago.


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Episode 38: Steven Pacey and the Rules of War

Rule 1. We only allow clones of Steven Pacey in our army.

This week we time travel back to Ancient Rome, or we would, if this was Doctor Who. Instead we bring Ancient Rome into the future, because this is Blake’s 7 where everything is in the FUTUREEE. It’s Death-Watch, written by Chris Boucher and aired on March 24, 1980.


Show-notes:


9:55 Well the New York Times seems to think its a problem.
19:34 Why is the Princess Bride such a cult hit? It’s not even that good.
28:04 The Purge is a pretty recent movie franchise that asks the question “What if crime was legal for 24 hours?” It’s really not as interesting as it sounds. We discussed it a couple months ago for our movie trilogy podcast, Triple Play.
50:16 Flight Through Entirety is a Doctor Who podcast that does the same thing our Doctor Who podcast does (watch all of Doctor Who in order), only much better.


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