Episode 11 – Did You Have a Cooler Full of Rope?

Welcome to the eleventh episode of Down and Safe, where Michael, Liz, Scott, and Amal discuss Deliverance, the twelfth episode of Blake’s 7, and penultimate episode of series one. Only one more to go! …and then another forty or so.

We also launched our Patreon last episode, where thanks to support from listeners, there’ll now be five bonus episodes of the podcast, hurrah!

This is a useful reminder that this podcast is very probably not safe for work, and may contain mild spoilers for the rest of the Blake’s 7 series throughout the episode (we keep major spoilers to a spoiler section of the podcast that we give warning is going to be particularly spoilery.)

Also, apologies for the intermittent crackling sound you may here during this episode.

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5 thoughts on “Episode 11 – Did You Have a Cooler Full of Rope?

  1. Nice juxtaposition of Travis’s concern about Marriott’s family with Blake declaring their pictures in Marriott’s belongings ‘unimportant’, right after being rare-baseball-card excited about finding his federation security passes. At least Travis needed to take a moment to refocus his zealotry. Not Blake.

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  2. Does anyone what they were trying to achieve with the ‘Avon as Saviour’ interlude. Did Terry Nation find that the script was still several minutes too short and then discovered an early draft of Colony In Space still lying about, and decided to work that in?

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  3. I liked the comments in the ‘cast about this episode, how it was really bad but still good. It seems like a bit of a model episode for the whole series: some good stuff (the bit with marriot, Travis and Servalon’s discussion) combined with some amusingly camp/cheesy stuff (Cally’s space disco gogs, everything with Meegat), and of course the actors make it all a real joy.

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  4. You speculated that at some point Terry Nation will make up guest character names by reversing an existing character name, but couldn’t think of any B7 instance (so far).
    How about Nova – the poor bloke who gets shaving-foamed to death in SpaceFall – the episode in which we first meet Avon!

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  5. re the opening shot of the doomed spacecraft, the only matting going on there is the addition of the starfield. That’s just the full sized prop from Time Squad with a fresh coat of paint and the actors actually inside inside it for that one shot.

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