Retrogram #8160: Blake’s 7 – A User’s Guide

1978-1981: With Britbox (and Forces TV in the UK) bringing Blake’s 7 back to everyone’s screens, Retrogram presents a unique, “focus episode” to provide the show’s historical context, its literary and pop culture inspirations, its influence on what came after it, and an even-handed look at the pros and cons of the show…all without spoiling all of the show’s big surprises (and they are legion).  Also, find out which Babylon 5 regular cast member had a role in a Terry Nation project!  (47:38)

Content warning: brief plot-relevant mention of sexual assault, assault on minors


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Retrogram #2130: This & That Episode

The week of July 26th, 2021: Commander Koenig and Dr. Russell sound completely different.  Travis sounds the same (but which one?).  Kolchak is about to be clearer than ever.  Moonbase Alpha’s Eagles and little color TVs are getting smaller.  It’s a very different kind of Retrogram.  (35:58)


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Retrogram #7060: The Case For Doctor Who Season 7

1970: The Doctor’s back.  With a new face.  In color!  But his first story was being made by the last of the black & white era’s production team, and a new team would be taking over with an aim toward building social messages into their story.  What were the expectations of the new Doctor and his new behind-the-scenes crew…and how were those expectations promptly defied?  (1:19:10)


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Retrogram Special: Life Lessons From Kerr Avon

A Great Big Fan Love Letter To Paul Darrow: Breaking the normal “one week” format of the show already seemed like a thing that had to be done to bid a fond farewell to one of the stars of Blake’s 7, and a memorable presence in so many other genre shows. Whether you’re a longtime fan or have never heard of the man, raise a glass to the man (and his utterly unmistakable voice) who was Kerr Avon on our screens. (93:11)


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