Episode 19 Space Darcy

Welcome to the nineteenth episode of Down and Safe, where Michael, Liz, Scott, and Amal embark on a discussion of the sixth episode of season two, Killer.

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.)

This episode also spoilers the end of Babylon 5, Season 2.

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9 thoughts on “Episode 19 Space Darcy

  1. Having this come out today ALMOST makes up for the unfortunate cancellation of the podcast recording panel at CONvergence. No hard feelings, of course; but I was genuinely disappointed. I chatted with a few others who showed up primarily because they were so pleased to have seen “Blake’s 7” in the convention guide for any reason so many decades after the fact.


    • We were so sad to have to cancel it at such short notice — there were doctors involved! Our apologies again. Here’s hoping for next year, & spreading the B7 gospel at all cons we attend!


      • So sorry to hear it. I saw the three of you (and some spouses and children) on the last day of the con, so I’ll hope it was a short-term emergency. My fingers are crossed for next year.


  2. A couple thoughts: it’s even more tragic that Dr. Belfriar didn’t have the time to say the formula for the antivirus, given that it was probably just “water”, because how often hasn’t that happened in sci fi?

    A little odd, but I noticed that Amal used the expression ” kissing cousins”, which I found to be the most unlikely expression to be used discussing sci fi ever!

    Thanks for the fun discussion, I’m always looking forward to the next!


    • Perhaps you already know that “kissing cousins” is a common North American idiom which more or less means: related, but not too closely.

      Regarding its non-idiomatic use, I think it could be a very useful phrase when discussing some of Heinlein’s later work. 😛


      • …idimatically, I still think it sounds odd, and I just don’t like the notion of anyone kissing their cousin.

        Yeah, I think heinlein could be described as a bit too open minded at best.


  3. The long rant about how social progress is as out of place as usual. While calling Indians by an outdated pejorative is a bad thing, using it as a ‘proof’ that political correctness is justified is just plain falsehood. And has nothing to do with feminism, either.

    And yes, there IS a stigma around it, and for good reason.


    • I find it particularly ironic when Orwell was mentioned: his two most famous works were a criticism of what you call ‘social progress’…and I’m sure he would have found it amusing that you consider ‘redskins’ an unword, and double plus ungood.


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