The Time

This is where the time is. So when someone asks you “Where has the time gone?”, point them here.

  • Two shows must be present for that week to be eligible for a podcast. Three shows are ideal, four are a tight squeeze, and more than four might mean that a “B” episode is warranted, especially if there’s a clear dividing line (i.e. three shows are prime time shows, three shows are Saturday morning kids’ shows, or three shows were made and shown for American audiences, while the other three were British shows).
  • “Orphans” can be bundled together by month/serial at a later date for “dead week” shows.
  • For a lost episode to be discussed rather than just getting a verbal acknowledgement, there must be something to review – audio recordings, scripts, etc. A lost episode with no reviewable material may drop a week back under the threshold to a single show.
  • How daily strip-syndication shows will be covered: All given episodes for a week will be summarized and discussed almost as if they’re a single episode. Shows this applies to: Battle Of The Planets, Star Blazers, He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe, Robotech.
  • Not included: the mid-1980s revival of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (due to lack of availability) and Mystery Science Theater 3000 (though it began in 1988 on local TV in Minneapolis, and migrated to cable in 1989, this series was, let’s face it, more of a ’90s phenomenon).

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Retrogram Timeline

1970
October 26

Timeslip 105

The Wrong End Of Time Part 5
ITV

October 29

The Immortal 106

Man On A Punched Card
ABC

October 31

Mission Impossible 507

Butterfly
CBS

November 1

Phoenix Five 126

General Alarm (series finale)
ABC (Australia)

November 1

Week 45

November 1970

November 2

Timeslip 106

The Wrong End Of Time Part 6
ITV

November 4

UFO 107

Kill Straker!
ITV

November 5

The Immortal 107

White Horse, Steel Horse
ABC

November 7

Mission Impossible 508

Decoy
CBS

November 8

Week 46

November 1970

November 9

Timeslip 107

The Time Of The Ice Box Part 1
ITV

November 11

UFO 108

Sub-Smash
ITV

November 12

The Immortal 108

The Queen’s Gambit
ABC

November 14

Mission Impossible 509

The Amateur
CBS

November 15

Week 47

November 1970

November 16

Timeslip 108

The Time Of The Ice Box Part 2
ITV

November 19

The Immortal 109

By Gift Of Chance
ABC

November 21

Mission Impossible 510

Hunted
CBS

November 22

Week 48

November 1970

November 23

Timeslip 109

The Time Of The Ice Box Part 3
ITV

November 24

Hauser’s Memory

TV movie
NBC

November 28

Mission Impossible 511

The Rebel
CBS

November 29

Week 49

November 1970

November 30

Timeslip 110

The Time Of The Ice Box Part 4
ITV

December 2

UFO 109

Destruction
ITV

December 3

The Immortal 110

Dead Man, Dead Man
ABC

December 6

Week 50

December 1970

December 7

Timeslip 111

The Time Of The Ice Box Part 5
ITV

December 9

UFO 110

The Square Triangle
ITV

December 10

The Immortal 111

Paradise Bay
ABC

December 12

Mission Impossible 512

Squeeze Play
CBS

December 13

Week 51

December 1970

December 14

Doomwatch 201

You Killed Toby Wren
BBC 1

December 14

Timeslip 112

The Time Of The Ice Box Part 6
ITV

December 16

UFO 111

Close Up
ITV

December 16

Night Gallery 101

December 17

The Immortal 112

The Return
ABC

December 19

Mission Impossible 513

The Hostage
CBS

December 20

Week 52

December 1970

December 21

Doomwatch 202

Invasion
BBC 1

December 21

Timeslip 113

The Year Of The Burn Up Part 1
ITV

December 23
December 27

Week 53

December 1970

December 28

Timeslip 114

The Year Of The Burn Up Part 2
ITV

December 30

UFO 112

The Psychobombs
ITV

December 30
December 31

The Immortal 113

To The Gods Alone
ABC

1971
January 1

Cigarette commercials banned from American TV

No Smokin'

January 2

Mission Impossible 514

Takeover
CBS

January 2

Doctor Who 0801

Terror of the Autons Part 1
BBC 1

January 3

Week 1

January 1971

January 4

Doomwatch 203

The Islanders
BBC 1

January 4

Timeslip 115

The Year Of The Burn Up Part 3
ITV

January 6

UFO 113

Survival
ITV

January 6
January 7

The Immortal 114

Sanctuary
ABC

January 9

Mission Impossible 515

Cat’s Paw
CBS

January 9

Doctor Who 0802

Terror of the Autons Part 2
BBC 1

January 10

Week 2

January 1971

January 11

Doomwatch 204

No Room for Error
BBC 1

January 11

Timeslip 116

The Year Of The Burn Up Part 4
ITV

January 13

UFO 114

Mindbender
ITV

January 13
January 14

The Immortal 115

My Brother’s Keeper
ABC

January 16

Mission Impossible 516

The Missile
CBS

January 16

Doctor Who 0803

Terror of the Autons Part 3
BBC 1

January 17

Week 3

January 1971

January 18

Doomwatch 205

By the Pricking of My Thumbs…
BBC 1

January 18

Timeslip 117

The Year Of The Burn Up Part 5
ITV

January 20

UFO 115

Flight Path
ITV

January 20
January 23

Mission Impossible 517

The Field
CBS

January 23

Doctor Who 0804

Terror of the Autons Part 4
BBC 1

January 24

Week 4

January 1971

January 25

Doomwatch 206

The Iron Doctor
BBC 1

January 25

Timeslip 118

The Year Of The Burn Up Part 6
ITV

January 30

Mission Impossible 518

Blast
CBS

January 30

Doctor Who 0805

The Mind of Evil Part 1
BBC 1

January 31

Apollo 14

Apollo 14

January 31

Week 5

January 1971

February 1

Doomwatch 207

Flight into Yesterday
BBC 1

February 1

Timeslip 119

The Year Of The Burn Up Part 7
ITV

February 3

UFO 116

The Man Who Came Back
ITV

February 6

Mission Impossible 519

The Catafalque
CBS

February 6

Doctor Who 0806

The Mind of Evil Part 2
BBC 1

February 7

Week 6

February 1971

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