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2.1: Your Opinion is Valid Even if it’s Wrong (The Daleks)

Better watch out, the opinion police are coming!

Continuing and then abruptly ending our reboot of season 1 of Doctor Who, is the second story of the seasons. We only ever intended to do these two, since we figured, who the bloody hell wants to listen to an episode about Edge of Destruction anyway? If anything, you’ll listen to An Unearthly Child (because it’s the start) and The Daleks (because… it’s the daleks?) and then give up. So here it is, The Daleks, written by Terry Nation and aired in December 1963 through Freburary 1964.


Show-notes:


3:08 According to the Blake’s 7 wiki, Terry Nation did write Aftermath.
7:09 Check out our Blake’s 7 podcast Zenith.
16:22 Rex Tucker directed The Gunfighters.
1:13:37 The Lost City of Z is a book.


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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 39: Spoilers Find a Way (Terminal)

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

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Episode 27: Blake is our Jesus Figure (Aftermath)

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 26: Trickster God Kerr Avon (Star One)

Distant cousin of trickster god Low Key.

Chris Boucher is here to clean up Terry Nation’s mess. No really, Terry tried to write this two part finale, it was gonna be this big event and then he had to shamefully admit that “hey I can’t really do this.” And so Chris Boucher, the real people’s hero, is here to fix it write up. It’s Star One, written by Chris Boucher and aired on March 27, 1979.


Show-notes:


4:23 The Mission Impossible movies has been going on since 1996, an impossible mission.
21:49 Jawas are connoisseurs of fine java.
31:51 Initial two novels were Study in Scarlet and Sign of Four. Hound of the Baskervilles and Valley of Fear came out later.
43:43 Blake’s 7 in Character is a Blake’s 7 podcast.

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

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Episode 22: Lost The Game (Countdown)

How long has it been since I last lost The Game?

Guess who’s back? Back again. Terry’s back. Back again. It’s Terry Nation returning to write for the show once again, with a script he probably actually turned in on time for once. It’s Countdown, written by Terry Nation and aired on March 6, 1979.


Show-notes:


0:50 Space Fall and Blake’s 7 in Character are two other Blake’s 7 podcasts.
3:36 Alien Resurrection is the Alien movie we got but didn’t deserve. We discussed in on episode 14.5 of our movie trilogy podcast Triple Play.
4:05 We also talk about Doctor who every week on Trust Your Doctor. Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead is our newest episode as of right now.
33:08 Unlike underwater basket weaving, underwater welding pays a lot.
38:59 The Game is The Game.


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Episode 18: BDSM America Ft. Sgt. Draino (Pressure Point)

This week on BDSM America… no I’m not finishing this thought.

This week is our first episode of Zenith that features three hosts rather than the usual two. Because we’ve somehow convinced some random fan to actually pull out a microphone and record with us. Yes, this week we are joined by the illustrious(?) Sgt. Draino for Pressure Point, written by Terry Nation and aired on February 6, 1979.


Show-notes:


16:22 Oddjob is a character from Goldfinger.
23:18 Foundation is a book series by Isaac Asimov.
41:28 Blake’s 7 in Character is a new Blake’s 7 podcast that examines minor characters in Blake’s 7
42:19 If you’ve ever wanted to make your own Blake’s 7 teleporter bracelet, now you can with the help of this 40 year old TV segment.
52:36 Person of Interest is a TV show that aired from 2011 to 2016.
53:06 Firefly and Eureka Seven are two other shows that were influenced by Blake’s 7.

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Episode 14: Blake’s on a Plane (Redemption)

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

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

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

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Episode 12: Spherical Things With Cool Colors (Deliverance)

And that was how we discovered that Blake was actually Willy Wonka.

Look, I really really need to deliver this item to that planet over there to save my race. Wait you mean you’ve done this before? 5 weeks ago? With Destiny? It’s Deliverance, written by Terry Nation and aired on March 20, 1978.


Show-notes:


4:00 Making Blake‘s 7’s twitter account is (I think) done with its production journal, but they documented a bunch of rare stuff about Blake’s 7.
10:50 Just read Gan‘s intro on the Blake’s 7 wiki. Merciless.
24:32 Trust Your Doctor is out Doctor Who podcast. Check it out.
48:04 Our other podcast Triple Play is about movie trilogies and junk. It’s really good(?) so check it out. Probably the epitome of podcasting.
48:48 Here’s Down and Safe. And here’s Space Fall on twitter since it looks like they don’t have their own site.
54:24 Mostly Made-up Doctor Who Episode Guide is one of the best Doctor Who podcasts in existence. Check it out.


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

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Episode 11: 20th Century Earthaphile (Bounty)

Would we be considered 21st Century Earthaphiles?

This is a pretty controversial episode, so let me brace you our controversial opinion now: leopard skin is the new leather. Wait. Hang on. Let me think about that one for a second, I’m not entirely certain that actually makes sense. It’s Bounty, written by Terry Nation and aired on March 13, 1978.


Show-notes:


15:14 Lindt, not to be confused with lint.
20:47 This tank chase sequence in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Check out our movie trilogy podcast Triple Play, where we recently covered Indiana Jones.
21:09 This scene from Children of Men is actually pretty intense.
26:34 T.P. McKenna’s filmography.
28:55 Carinthia West played Lizaveta in the 1979 Crime and Punishment mini series. This version also has John Hurt playing Raskalnikov.
36:05 Paddy Kingsland and Pete Howell did the music for Meglos.
42:35 Here are all the alert colors on Star Trek.

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