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Episode 3: Disintegrated by Technobabble

Now we see the true danger of technobabble.

We’re continuing along our journey, although perhaps The Doctor has buggered with the show a bit, both our show and Blake’s 7 itself. It appears we have a bit of a timeline discontinuity that somebody didn’t notice in the production room. It’s Cygnus Alpha, written by Terry Nation and aired on January 16, 1978.


Show-notes:


4:10 Strangely I couldn’t find anything, but here’s this forum thread where some people tried to create a full timeline of Blake’s 7 episodes and audios/other expanded material.
5:53 The more you know. There are actually debates about this, so don’t take this as the only explanation out there.
21:18 Wow, I always thought this was based on Hunchback of Notre Dame. Guess it’s not.

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Episode 1: Really Well Planned Rebellion

Every rebellion needs a plan that will immediately fall apart.

It’s the start of a brand new era in podcasting, and a brand new era in television.  It all started with “hey we should do Blake’s 7” and look here we are. Episode 1. Unsurprisingly it seems impossible to talk about Blake’s 7 without mentioning Doctor Who. Well, at least we started. It’s The Way Back, written by Terry Nation, and aired on January 2, 1978.


Show-notes:


1:22 Check out Triple Play, a monthly podcast we do about movie trilogies.
1:29 Episode 0 of Zenith explains what this podcast is “better” than this episode does.
8:21 Basically the best thing Dudley Simpson ever made.
27:05 Coming “soon.” Meanwhile, here’s a continually updates feed of all Zenith episodes.
31:46 14 years of specials.

Also check out our long-running, “fan-favorite” Doctor Who podcast, Trust Your Doctor!


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

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Audio Ep. 14: The Mysterious British Part of America

No one even knows where this supposed British part even is.

This week we actually hear Tom Baker for the first time in 20 years! Can you believe it? He sounds…. exactly the same. Honestly don’t know what I expected actually. It’s The Valley of Death, written by Philip Hinchcliffe, adapted by Jonathon Morris, and released January of 2012. The Valley of Death can be purchased for $45 as part of the Fourth Doctor Boxset (or your local equivalent) on Big Finish’s website. It’s also on Spotify.


Show-notes:


1:14 Can’t believe there’s XIV of these things.
1:19 The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars. I don’t remember the character designs being this wack.
10:07 Mickey’s Trailer
19:20 Australia though.
26:45 Meet Dave.
52:53 Krynoid podcast.


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

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Audio Ep. 12: Supposedly

You wouldn’t happen to know what really happened would you?

My memory never cheats. My memory only wins. Every time. This week we’re talking The Memory Cheats, written by Simon Guerrier and released in September of 2011. The Memory Cheats can be purchased for $8 (or your local equivalent) on Big Finish’s website.


Show-notes:


9:52 Bactrian camels are the ones in central Asia. They’re called that because they’re more becteria and disease ridden than Dromedary camels.
17:09 Rare example of a Voord in its natural habitat, circa 1964.
23:34 The Usual Suspects is a comedy musical starring Kevin Spacey as infamous nanny Keyser Söze.
24:06 The Pied Piper of Hamelin was called that because they threw pies in his face when they eventually found him.
30:21 St. Elsewhere is the patron saint of Doctor Who.
30:46 Check out The Memory Cheats. They’re also on Twitter.

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

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Episode 129: Surely You Remember Liz Shaw

Liz Shaw was truly the most memorable UNIT member.

This week’s throwback to earlier serials comes in the form of The Brigadier Allistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. The one and only, taking over for Ian. Yes, apparently the Brig can teach math? It’s Mawdryn Undead written by Peter Grimwade and aired in February of 1983.


Show-notes:


5:47 He uninstalled the randomizer randomiser at the beginning of season 18 in The Leisure Hive.
8:50 Thing.
16:27 This list is where the idea comes from. Wonder if anyone’s ever gotten all the way to 90.
20:26 Just like Cool Whip!
33:20 Batman gambit. Don’t ask why I know that. Do ask why I don’t know that.
44:54 Check out our other podcast Trapple Ploy.

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

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Episode 75: The Dalek Syndrome

Syndrome was a pretty good villain. Oh wait we’re talking Daleks.

This week Kiyan and Dylan begin the end of the beginning eras of Doctor Who. If that makes sense. Well basically they’re coming to the end of the Third Doctor’s era, and it’s pretty clearly running down. Terrance Dicks, Barry Letts, and Jon Pertwee have all decided by this time to leave the show at the end of the season. The serial that has apparently so blatantly signposted this end of an era is Death to the Daleks, written by Terry Nation and aired in February and March of 1974.

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Episode 11: Barbara Can Open Doors Now

Look at Barbara being all useful and stuff.

This week Kiyan and Dylan watched the pitifully short The Rescue, written by David Whitaker and aired in January of 1965. In this serial, Vicki, the replacement for Susan, was introduced. Other than that, not much happened.

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