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Episode 14: Blake’s on a Plane

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 7: Agatha Christie in Space

I think I might have used this as a title before…

I think Terry Nation is out of ideas. Just flat out, like, I’m sure he just kind of read the back of his orange juice in the morning and tore the label off to give to Chris Boucher. It’s Mission to Destiny, written by Terry Nation, and aired on February 13, 1978.


Show-notes:


1:33 I wonder how bad this 2017 version is. Then again I wonder how bad the original is.
3:04 Guerrilla I guess. Not exactly but oh well.
11:52 It’s his last name. His first name is Olag, which I would make me think twice, double take, and spit out my drink.
13:18 Children of the Stones has Gareth Thomas playing a geologist who moves to a rural village when weird things start happening. It;s pretty good and only 7 episodes, so just watch it. Try this version edited together into a 2 and half hour movie, cause the original series feels like a chopped up movie anyway.
33:41 Not that I can find. Perfect opportunity for anyone who wants to break into the adding laugh tracks to shows without laugh tracks field.
34:08 Fresh Off the Boat is an example of a garbage American sitcom. Surprisingly based off of a book.
34:17 Oh god.

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

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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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