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Episode 34: My Day is Ruined and My Disappointment is Immeasurable

The only thing that could possibly improve my mood is watching Blake’s 7.

We are quickly moving towards the end of this podcast. Can you believe it? Zenith will end at some point, it will actually be the first of our podcasts to end. Brilliant! Wait, no. Also, did you know, the title of this story and the quote in it are from Mark Twain? “The reports of my death was an exaggeration.” Which often gets misquoted as “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” It’s Rumors of Death, written by Chris Boucher and aired on February 25, 1980.


Show-notes:


12:44 Something tells me he’s the senate.
14:27 Not the new, good Ocean’s 11. The old, bad one.
16:38 I know you want to wash down these creme de menthe frosting brownies with a nice swig of amarula.
58:04 NASA first became NASA in 1958.
58:27 Example of a P-59.
58:45 BAM. It’s called a “gothic delta.” Thank me later for that juicy bit of info.
59:54 Launching the Pilot does review pilots and first episodes. Here’s their Podbean page.


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Episode 213: Dart in the Dartboard of History

Really want to know how to play darts, honestly.

The angels are back. River Song is back. Stephen Moffat is already doing the “Greatest Hits of Stephen Moffat” and it’s first season and like fourth story. Good start. It’s The Time of Angels & Flesh and Stone, written by Stephen Moffat and aired on April 24, and May 1, 2010.


Show-notes:


2:50 We bring up most of the Alien movies here. Is Alien one of those franchises that should just be let go and left to rest in peace? Maybe.
10:18 Black box? More like wack box, cause these things aren’t box-y enough at all. Also known as a flight recorder I guess.
19:43 Jesus.
35:04 Look at the Special Weapons Dalek. Just look at it. And people were mad about the New Paradigm?


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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 33: The After Aftermath

Basically every episode after aftermath is the after aftermath.

I cut out a 40 second argument about the introduction this week, can you believe we actually argued about how to introduce the show this week? Ok it wasn’t really an argument, more of a humorous discussion. But anyway, it’s Children of Auron, written by Roger Parkes and aired on February 19, 1980.


Show-notes:


9:41 Ginkgo biloba is a plant from east Asia that has been used to improve memory. Dunno if it actually works though.
12:02 Yzma is the villain from the Emperor’s New Groove, a documentary about llamas.
22:34 It was Star Trek v: The Final Frontier
23:47 Check out Trust Your Doctor, our Doctor Who podcast.
47:56 NASA was officially founded as NASA in 1958.
48:46 You can google Blake’s 7 scripts and find them. I did. Here’s the script for Dawn of the Gods. It’s spelled “herculanium.”


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Episode 212: War is for Kids

Only on Doctor Who can kids participate in that age old game known as war.

This week Dylan and Kiyan visit Winston Churchill. Turns out he’s as much of a hot head dick as everybody actually portrays him to be. Nobody here is actually surprised. Well maybe one person is surprised. I wasn’t surprised. It’s Victory of the Daleks, written by Mark Gatiss and aired on April 17, 2010.


Show-notes:


10:16 Here’s Ian McNiece’s filmography. I don’t think I’ve seen him in anything else.
18:58 FROBISHER
21:53 Just email us if you want Electric Ant and I’ll send you the full pdf of it.
23:02 On Exactitude in Science by Jorge Luis Borges.
41:31 Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. February 23, 1945.
46:40 The Special Weapons Dalek was a dalek with a massive gun from Remembrance of the Daleks. Forgot about this freaking crazy design. This is honestly more offensive than the paradigmers from this story, but I guess nobody cared enough about Doctor Who in the 80s to cause a big fuss.


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Episode 32: When Does Murder Become Genocide?

Pretty much right about now I think.

Have any of our listeners watched City at the Edge of Forever? I’m actually curious to know, I’m sure we have at least a few Star Trek fans in the audience, there has to be at least one. I’m sure of it. Come on. Just send us an email. It’s City at the Edge of the World, written by Chris Boucher, and aired on February 11, 1980.


Show-notes:


1:59 City at the Edge of Forever is Star Trek episode. Never watched it or any episode of Star Trek actually but some of the imagery from the wiki page looks pretty cool.
4:18 Top Gear isn’t a tv show, it just means the topmost gear on any shelf. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s a tv show. If they do, they’re lying.
18:27 Check out Trust Your Doctor if you like Doctor Who. Please.
19:30 Both the White Guardian and the Black Guardian were played by the same two actors in all their appearances on the tv show. Cyril Luckham played the White Guardian and Valentine Dyall played the Black Guardian.
30:34 Here you go. Knock yourself out. Didn’t even bother to read this article. Welcome to Zenith episode notes.
35:49 Josette Simon was born in November 1960, so she was actually only 19 when this aired, and probably 18 when it was made.


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Episode 211: Sonic Fidget Spinner

That’s 2018 for you.

We’re already deep in the Stephen Moffat era and frankly we’re done with this nonsense. Bring on Chibnall honestly, space whales, seriously? I’m done. It’s The Beast Below, written by Stephen Moffat and aired on April 10, 2010.


Show-notes:


1:39 London has royal parks, which used to be royal hunting grounds, and garden squares, which used to be private residences.
9:05 Check out the sonic screwdriver count on our site. Might not be up to date though.
46:51 It’s Freewill by Rush.


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Episode 19.5: Tigger has Glocks

Honestly surprised Hollywood hasn’t made a gritty Pooh reboot.

This week we purge our bad feelings about podcasting. We just kind of vomit it all out into the recording and then boom it kind of just happens. You know. We purged, so all our episodes should be good for the next year now I think. It’s The First Purge, written by James DeMonaco, directed by Gerard McMurray and release on July 4, 2018.


Show-notes:


6:54 Gone Girl is an ok movie with Ben Affleck in it. Also it was directed by David Fincher.
11:20 CheckOutTrustYourDoctorOurDoctorWhoPodcast
17:19CheckOutZenithOurBlake’s7Podcast
19:27 UFO is UFO.
20:57 Destroyer is pretty awesome. Dietrich Smith did the illustrations.
23:46 The Bluest Eye was Toni Morrison’s first novel.
25:17 Best Mark Twain.
28:51 Before the Law by Franz Kafka.
39:30 Wow can’t believe Children of Men was a box office failure.
51:38 Danger 5 podcast never.


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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.


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

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Episode 210: Long Live the King

Can you believe we finally got a Lion King/Doctor Who crossover?

This week we do a total reboot of the podcast. Complete restart. Everything is going straight back to the beginning, we’re starting it all over. We’ve scrapped the format. We’ve started again. As the show is too! It’s The Eleventh Hour, written by Steven Moffat and aired on April 3, 2010.


Show-notes:


10:18 What I Did In My Christmas Holidays By Sally Sparrow is a story by Stephen Moffat and the story Blink was based on. The BBC has the whole story up on this page.
11:36 Rose was the first episode filmed of the first series. After Rose they went right to Aliens of London.
13:15 All of what Framestore has done is basically up on their website, so check that out if you want to see more of what they worked on.
13:33 Early Man is about cavemen and stuff and is from Aardman Haven’t watched Early Man, or even most of their animations, but Wrong Trousers is probably still the best.
29:49 Most of the ones I saw had mini telescoping ones on the side, like this one from Amazon.
36:30 Spiral Scratch is a Sixth Doctor book by Gary Russel. I wouldn’t really recommend it.
36:38 Jellied eels are a traditional London dish. Can’t believe I can’t get them anywhere in Southern California. Anyway, they look disgusting.
40:01 Wikipedia: “A kissogram, also called kissagram (short for kissing telegram), is a message delivered along with a kiss, usually arranged as a fun surprise for a person for a special occasion.” This probably isn’t a widely-used, cause that paragraph also mentions Doctor Who.
48:19 It’s not a real company.
50:15 Matt Smith said Patrick Troughton was his favorite Doctor at Doctor Who Convention 2012.


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Episode 30: Cosplay Imposters

Next comic-con I’ll cosplay as Roj Blake, I think.

This week we commit sacrilege! I mean, turns out gods are real, we totally just like, ragged all over them, and then they just came on down and struck us down so we regret to inform you that the podcast will no longer be continuing. We’re dead. It’s Dawn of the Gods, written by James Follet and aired on January 28, 1980.


Show-notes:


11:47 More about Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
15:26 Couldn’t find any Blake’s 7 playing cards, but I did find these Blake’s 7 greeting cards.
19:53 Blake’s 7 in Character is pretty much the best Blake’s 7 podcast.
1:06:00 Here is a link to Sgt. Draino’s picture of Space Monopoly.
1:10:28 Making Blake’s 7 is the best Blake’s 7 Twitter account. It documents the making of Blake’s 7 in “real time” but 40 years later.


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