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Episode 50: Dalek-flavored Toothpaste Ft. Sgt. Draino

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It’s a good thing we were joined by Sgt. Draino this week, so that we can decide which one of us to throw out of the airlock to make sure that this podcast makes it out of orbit. That’s right, we’re recording the final episode in space which means we have to drop one of three people. Who’s it gonna be? It’s Orbit, written by Robert Holmes and aired on December 7, 1981.


Show-notes:


15:10 Malcolm Hulke actually did write for The Avengers. IMDB lists which episodes.
21:44 Someone once described Logan to me as “X-Men meets The Road (the Cormac McCarthy book)
1:15:23 Babylon 5 is a show that’s somewhat similar to Blake’s 7. The show’s creator, J. Michael Straczynski, has acknowledged being influenced by Blake’s 7.
1:18:52 Check out Sgt. Draino’s podcast Station 7 – The Door (also available on iTunes and probably other platforms as well).


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

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Episode 48: Decorative Tarrant Ft. Argy

We may have discovered a new Blake’s 7 related website name.

Thankfully, when we record, we record as far as possible from any sand that could kill us. Just in case we keep the recording area completely air tight, which basically means we have to record the entire episode before we run out of oxygen and die. You could argue that that’s a massive mistake, but we don’t think so. Gotta keep that sand out. It’s Sand, written by Tanith Lee and aired on November 23, 1981.


Show-notes:


2:38 Making Blake’s 7 is the best twitter account of all time.
8:29 Vaster than Empires and More Slow is a great short story by Ursula K. Le Guin.
25:51 Spring.
35:07 Freaking crazy ass fans.
57:40 Check out Trust Your Doctor, our Doctor Who podcast. Argy has actually been on that podcast as well to discuss The Doctor’s Wife.


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

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Episode 46: LOL Out Loud at a Pun

ROFLCOPTERLMAOBLAKES7

A lot of people want Zenith dead. We’re pretty popular, you know, so it would make sense for people to want us dead. Take out the competition so to speak. I’m not saying another podcast hired an assassin to kill us, I’m just saying another podcast hired an assassin to kill us. It’s Assassin, written by Rod Beacham, and aired on November 9, 1981.


Show-notes:


3:51 Michael Keating looks kind of like Kevin Spacey actually.
15:37 Anyone watching at home that day also got a car airlifted to right outside their home.
16:57 John Wyman was in For Your Eyes Only, which came out a few months before this episode. Here’s some other stuff he’s in, courtesy of imdb.
21:30 Dr. Plaxton.
55:24 Lexx is a tv show that shares some similarities with Blake’s 7.

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

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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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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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Episode 21: Eyepatch Fetish

Don’t you get any ideas, Hollywood.

This week’s episode is a doozy. It’s a weird one, it’s kind of uncomfortable, and we were really weird and woozy because it was midnight when we started recording this. Which means it’s one of the funniest episodes we’ve recorded. Maybe. It’s Hostage, written by Allan Prior and aired on February 27, 1979.


Show-notes:


2:59 Black Mirror is a tv series.
8:32 This isn’t the original site I found it on, but this site also has the Vila’s Emails fanfic.
13:09 Considering Kevin Stoney has 187 acting credits, I’d say he was in a lot.
23:13 Tron was an early example of computer animation in movies.
25:31 Here’s the interview with Sally Knyvette. This is also the same one where she talks about her name.
28:51 The Expanse is the best sci-fi show on television. You heard it here first.
28:59 Killjoys is pretty fun. You heard it here first.
30:00 Oswald was some lucky rabbit or something. Hell if I know.


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Episode 19: Walking Simulator

You see Roj Blake standing in front of you, what do you do?

Chris Boucher is back. Well he never actually left, but he’s back, or something like that. Travis is back too, but he’s gone rogue now, much like Chris when you think about it. First he was doing Terry’s (Servalan’s) bidding, and now he’s going off and doing his own thing without that pesky overbearing boss. It’s Trial, written by Chris Boucher and aired on February 13, 1978.


Show-notes:


2:33 Statler and Waldorf are Muppets.
11:25 Rasputin played Tom Baker playing Rasputin the the 1971 Rasputin movie, Nicholas and Rasputin and Alexandra and Rasputin.
27:48 Vaster than Empires and More Slow is a story about some people and some plants doing some stuff somewhere.
28:24 Looks like there are a bunch of living planets in DC, but I guess Mogo is the main one.
28:49 Destroyer is a new comic.
28:59 The Neverending Story is one of the best books ever written. Don’t watch the movies though cause they suck.
38:25 Bondfinger is Bondfinger?

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Episode 9: The New Mutoids

And that’s how we got the newest hit superhero movie.

Why would anyone in their right mind name their secret government project after the person who is absolutely key to the project working? It’s supposed to be a secret project. Maybe I’m reading too deep into this. It’s Project Avalon, written by Terry Nation, and aired on February 27, 2018.


Show-notes:


1:20 Trust Your Doctor is our other podcast. Check it out and stuff.
3:28 The New Mutants looks terrible like basically every superhero movie.
19:04 Our newest episode of Trust Your Doctor is on Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks.
28:51 Occam’s razor states that the simplest shaving solution is always the best. Guess I’ll start shaving dry with just a straight razor now.
31:36 I don’t think you want to watch this Big Bang Theory without a laugh track video. I did. Now I see it in my nightmares.
46:33 Space Fall is another recent Blake’s 7 podcast. They know a lot more than us so check them out. They don’t have a website as far as I can tell so here’s their twitter. Down & Safe is probably the first Blake’s 7 podcast ever. They’re pretty irregular.

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

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Episode 6: Medieval Chic

Here rests medieval fashion, taken from us too soon.

We’ve caught up to Kiyan’s prescreening of Blake’s 7. Basically he watched up to this point before we even started the show, because… well… actually I don’t really know. Why not? It’s Seek, Locate, Destroy, written by Terry Nation and aired on February 6, 1978.


Show-notes:


1:33 Just looked this up and realized it stars Havok from X-men.
2:55 Check out Down and Safe podcast. Don’t really know anything about them since I’ve only listened to like 20 minutes of them in total. They are taking forever to watch the show thought.


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

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