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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. ūüôā


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

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Episode 31: Curly Straws in Blake’s 7 Ft. Making Blake’s 7

Yes, here is, the man, the myth, the legend. Making Blake’s 7.

Here’s a fun fact for you all, Jon is the first person who has actually asked US to be on the podcast. Weird right? Usually we’re the one’s begging everyone else to come on the podcast, because really who wants to listen to Dylan and Kiyan for 52 episodes straight without some sort of other voice in there? So that’s exciting. It’s The Harvest of Kairos, written by Ben Steed and aired on February 4, 1980.


Show-notes:


Before you do anything else,check out Making Blake’s 7 on Twitter.

1:28 Jon also runs Who FX, another awesome Twitter account. He’s been on Radio Free Skaro before. You know, the one Doctor Who podcast that everyone who listens to Doctor Who podcasts listens to.
12L37 Emmerdale a.k.a. Emmerdale Farm a.k.a. The Show Formerly Known as Emmerdale a.k.a. The Show Formerly Known as Emmerdale Farm is a long-running show that has over 8000 episodes.
16:52 Seeing Jacqueline Pearce with long hair on the cover of From Byfleet to Bush is surreal.
24:58 Marzipan is a dessert item and ingredient made out of almond and sugar.
26:05 Couldn’t find the video anywhere. All I could find was people talking about it in forums and blogs.
35:28 Trust Your Doctor is our “critically acclaimed” Doctor Who podcast.
38:14 Never heard of Shirley Bassey before, but apparently she’s a singer/performer person.
40:48 Miwk Publishing already has one Blake’s 7 guide, which luckily is now back down to ¬£10.00 from ¬£499.99, but is still sold out. They also have a new one supposedly coming out this year called Space Opera: Blakes’s 7 – A Tragedy in Four Acts.


Blake’s 7 © The BBC
Any other references belong to their respective owners, no copyright infringement is intended by this podcast.
The Blake’s 7 title music was originally composed by Dudley Simpson.

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