Episode 51: Most Over-Exaggerated Glass (Warlord)

As you can tell I forgot to find a good title this week.

The end is nigh. And by nigh I mean, it’s nearly here. Next week, Blake, then two more episodes, then…? It’s over. On the bright side we’ve been forming a coalition of people to take over the job for us. That way you can still get Blake’s 7 content but without us, so we can actually sleep for a while, without having to panic because it’s Monday and I haven’t edited the Zenith episode. That last part is true, by the way. It’s Warlord, written by Simon Masters and aired on December 14, 1981.


1:30 This is probably the first time I haven’t instinctively pronounced Z-Cars as “zee cars.”
1:42 Emmerdale is a long-running tv show. The Cluedo tv series is actually a game show. There seems to be a Cluedo drama out there too, but the dates on the IMDB credit for Simon Masters correspond to the game show. Rough Justice and Dallas are other tv shows I’ve never heard of.
5:29 Footage of the location used in this episode 30-ish years later.
14:15 This is what The Experimental Imagination is about kind of. Also James Thomson’s Winter is one of the best poems.
18:16 Foundation is a book series by Isaac Asimov.
21:50 Yeah, these wigs are kind of like Zeeona’s.
1:07:25 Next time Jim from the Krynoid Podcast will be joining us.

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Jurgen van de Sanden

Glad you like Warlord so much. I do as well. There are definitely some interesting concepts. The reset button hasn’t been pressed with regards to Vila and Avon. Tarrant has fallen for another lady, although this woman is actually very likeable if a bit silly. She even sacrifices herself. I would just like to defend Tarrant. As much as he can be arrogant, he’s right about Vila not helping out here. Yes, he’s just been through Orbit, but they need to focus if they want to survive. Drinking too much doesn’t solve anything, it only seems like it does. Tarrant at least works out the virus is traveling through the air … and he’s pretty. The action sequences are awesome. I love Viktor Ritelis’ direction. Soolin and Avon make a great team again, the same as in Gold. Soolin’s quick thinking saves them this time too (well, in Assassin she did need to meditate longer for plot reasons ) and I always enjoy the character standing up against Unlimited Avon. “But you lie so well.” Our markswoman gets the opportunity to up her death count. We are almost at the end of the series after all. By the way, what do you guys think of Soolin’s penultimate hairstyle? The costumes they wear on the surface are nice. Servalan looks so classy in that dress. ❤

Jurgen van de Sanden

My emojis didn’t come out, apart from the heart at the end! Oh well

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