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An episode by episode guide to the classic British science fiction series Blake's 7.

Down and Safe Down and Safe

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

An episode by episode guide to the classic British science fiction series Blake's 7.

    Season Two Wrap-Up

    Season Two Wrap-Up

    Today's episode is the Season Two Wrap-Up, brought to you by the generosity of our fine Patreon sponsors. Tis almost two hours of Michael, Liz, Scott, and Amal listing the episodes of Season Two in order! And an excessive amount of time worrying about FIRE. Ahem. If you'd like to get straight to the Blake's 7 stuff, you may want to fast forward to twelve minutes in.

    So, here we go, prepare for much swervalans and servalanigans!

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 25 - Moonlight Won Best Picture

    Episode 25 - Moonlight Won Best Picture

    Welcome to the twenty-fifth episode of Down and Safe, where Michael, Liz, Scott, and Amal discuss the FINAL episode of season two, Star One. We have arrived, at last!
    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.)
    Apologies for the occasional crackle in the sound: it's not you, it's us. Regarding the clay/plushie Travises mentioned in the episode, these have been searched for, but I cannot find them. Michael may have imagined it all.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 24 - Have A Pickle!

    Episode 24 - Have A Pickle!

    Welcome to the twenty-fourth episode of Down and Safe, where Michael, Liz, Scott, and Amal discuss the penultimate series two episode, The Keeper.
    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.)

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 23 - Space Cowboy Libertines

    Episode 23 - Space Cowboy Libertines

    Welcome to the twenty-third episode of Down and Safe, where Michael, Liz, Scott, and Amal engage on a discussion of the one and only Gambit! (It's a bit good, isn't it?)
    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.)

    • 51 min
    Episode 22 - Baklava Apple Pie

    Episode 22 - Baklava Apple Pie

    Yes, we are back, AGAIN, our apologies. Ahem. Let's just do the British thing and look mildly embarrassed before moving on:
    Welcome to the twenty-second episode of Down and Safe, where Michael, Liz, Scott, and Amal embark on a discussion of the ninth episode of season two, Voice from the Past.
    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.)

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 21 -Sublimated Male Lust & Atomic Weapons

    Episode 21 -Sublimated Male Lust & Atomic Weapons

    Yes, we are back, after a tremendous hiatus, our apologies. If you'd like to hear more about why that happened, there are sixteen whole minutes of explanation in this very podcast! If you'd like to skip onto the bit where we actually talk about Blake's 7, it starts at 16:30 approximately.
    Welcome to the twenty-first episode of Down and Safe, where Michael, Liz, Scott, and Amal embark on a discussion of the eighth episode of season two, Countdown.
    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.)

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

IlsaFireswan ,

Maximum Power to Them!

I came to this podcast as an existing fan of Blakes 7, excited to hear new opinions and insights into this groundbreaking (if dated) show. The cast has diverse opinions but all have a respect for cult TV that let them see the show for what it was in its time, what it can be for our time, and where it stands in the history of sci-fi.

PrydonianPost ,

Double Intro

I've heard Blake's 7 named dropped quite a bit in other podcast. I knew I would catch the program at some point. When I watched the first three episodes, I was directed to Down and Safe. And by golly was I not steered astray. The variety of different opinions and the insight about the context of the show and time period in which it was released are rather helpful. Quality.

Paladin2000 ,

Good Show, But...

Overall, this is a good show. The conversation is thoughtful for what is a heady show. My one quibble is the audio quality. While everyone comes across clear the show needs serious leveling. The LOL moments or squeaks of delight can cause you to drive off the road as they startle you. Also, show should be labelled explicit. It's not family friendly, sadly.

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