Oct 30, 2021
Don’t blink or you might miss out as Marc Gunn and Mikey Mason discuss the episode “Blink” from Doctor Who. Plus, you’ll get to hear the songs they write, inspired by the episode.
MARC: My name is Marc Gunn, the creator of the Firefly Drinking Songs show.
MIKEY: And I’m Mikey Mason, creator of the Beer Powered Time Machine Podcast and currently the MIKEYtalks podcast.
MARC: This is episode ONE of our new 10 episode season of the In The Verse Podcast.
Mikey: Since we are, sadly, out of episodes of Firefly to discuss and write about, we’ll be finding inspiration in episodes of other media; TV shows, Comic Books, Cartoons, maybe even video games?
MARC: As always, you can support us in this and other creative endeavors by supporting Mikey at http://patreon.com/mikeymason/
MIKEY: And by supporting Marc at http://patreon.com/celtfather
MARC - This plot synopsis is very simplified, and is a slightly modified version of the plot synopsis found on the wikipedia page for the episode.
MIKEY - It is absolutely no substitute for watching the episode, and it will definitely contain SPOILERS if you haven’t seen the episode. You have been warned.
MARC - In 2007, Sally Sparrow, intrigued by a message written to her under peeling wallpaper about "the Weeping Angel", explores the abandoned house Wester Drumlins with her friend Kathy Nightingale. At the moment Kathy disappears, Kathy's grandson, Malcolm, delivers to the house a message from 1987 about the long life Kathy led. Kathy had been sent back in time to 1920.
MIKEY - Before leaving, Sally takes a Yale key hanging from the hand of a statue. Sally visits Kathy's brother, Larry, at work to tell him that Kathy loves him, as the letter requested. Larry explains that he has been documenting an "Easter egg" in seventeen different DVDs containing a video message of a man having half of a conversation with the viewer. Larry gives Sally a list of the DVDs.
MARC - Four Weeping Angel statues follow Sally to the police station, where they take an impounded fake police box and send DI Billy Shipton back to 1969. The man in the Easter egg, a time traveller called the Doctor, has also been sent to the past, and asks Billy to relay a message decades later.
MIKEY - Billy puts the Easter egg on the DVDs. In 2007, a much older Billy phones Sally to visit him on his deathbed in the hospital. Before he dies, Billy instructs Sally to "look at the list". The list is Sally's own DVD collection.
MARC - Sally and Larry return to the house and play the Easter egg on a portable DVD player. Sally discovers she can converse with the Doctor in 1969, as he possesses a copy of the complete transcript that Larry is currently compiling. The Doctor explains that aliens called Weeping Angels send people back in time by touching them, and feed off the potential energy of their remaining days.
MIKEY - The Doctor also explains that the Weeping Angels turn to stone statues when any living creature observes them. He fears they are seeking the vast reserves of time energy in the police box, which is his time machine, the TARDIS, and could cause enormous damages as a result.
MARC - A Weeping Angel pursues Sally and Larry to the basement where the TARDIS is. Sally and Larry use the Yale key to hide inside, while the four Weeping Angels attack. Larry inserts a now-glowing DVD, which also functions as a control disk, in the console's DVD player. The ship returns to the Doctor, while leaving Sally and Larry behind.
MIKEY - The Weeping Angels standing around the TARDIS get tricked into looking at each other and are permanently frozen. A year later, Sally and Larry meet the Doctor prior to his being stuck in 1969. Sally hands the Doctor Larry's transcript, and warns that he will need it.
Marc: As you know, Mikey and I make our living as full-time musicians. We love creating our music for you. But it would be near impossible to release as much great music and podcasts if it wasn’t for the generosity of people just like you.
Mikey: So if you enjoyed this show, please support what you love. Your generosity pays for the production and promotion of our music and this podcast.
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Mikey: Thank you so so much to the amazing Patreon patrons who help keep the music being made, especially @oopswrongcookie, Amy Stuart, Michael Khandelwal, Josh Logan, Ame Morris, Les Howard, Brian Jackey, Jon Haight, John R Woollard. Scot Mealy, Randy Brown, Robin Abess, Scott & Melanie Wienhusen, Jeremy D Jackson and Jennifer Lewis
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