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Podcast and reviews from the team at Fusion Patrol

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Podcast and reviews from the team at Fusion Patrol

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Episodes

484 – Star Cops – This Case to be Opened in a Million Years

8/8/2020
This case… is not what you think it is. John and Eugene discuss “This Case to be Opened in a Million Years.” Episode Synopsis Kenzy is finishing up some routine business, an Italian engineer has been caught in possession of illegal substances and sent down to Earth for prosecution. As she closes the file, a … Continue reading 484 – Star Cops – This Case to be Opened in a Million Years

Duration:00:45:51

483 – Starhunter Redux – Family Values

8/1/2020
Families. You can’t live with ’em, you can’t live without, ’em. Ammirite? Kenneth and Eugene discuss Family Values. Episode Synopsis: Rudolfo monologs at the captive audience on the Trans-utopian, it is unclear if they are hearing a word he’s saying. Time seems to weigh heavily upon them. Dante shuts himself in his room and engages … Continue reading 483 – Starhunter Redux – Family Values

Duration:01:10:12

482 – Doomwatch – Hair Trigger

7/25/2020
It’s Freudians versus Technologists in this week’s episode of Doomwatch. Simon and Eugene discuss. Episode Synopsis For reasons never adequately explained, Dr. Anne Tarrant is visiting the Weatheroak Maximum Security Medical Research Facility where she is given demonstrations of a new, cutting-edge technological procedure being tested on psychiatric patients. The Director, Dr. Hetherington and lead … Continue reading 482 – Doomwatch – Hair Trigger

Duration:00:49:56

481 – Star Cops – Trivial Games and Paranoid Pursuits

7/18/2020
Crazy genius developing diabolical plans on a remote space facility. Are we watching Blakes 7 again? John and Eugene discuss Trivial Games and Paranoid Pursuits? Episode Synopsis: A salvage ship scores big. They find cargo module drifting on a course into the sun. They retrieve it, hoping to return it for a reward from the … Continue reading 481 – Star Cops – Trivial Games and Paranoid Pursuits

Duration:00:52:21

480 – Starhunter Redux – Trust

7/11/2020
Percy nearly gets everyone killed. Episode Synopsis: Lucretia is helping Percy with her martial arts training. Important stuff, since Percy has entered a competition on Mars, their next port of call. One problem, Dante knew about neither the training nor the competition – of which neither he approves. Family drama ensues, leading to Percy and … Continue reading 480 – Starhunter Redux – Trust

Duration:00:54:36

479 – Doomwatch – Waiting for a Knighthood

7/4/2020
People are going crazy everywhere, and everyone knows everyone! Can it be the leaded gas, or the constraints of 1970’s television? Simon and Eugene discuss Waiting for a Knighthood. Episode Synopsis: A vicar is giving a sermon. It’s a bizarre rambling assemblage of incoherent thoughts. But it’s not just scripture, it’s other incoherent thoughts, and … Continue reading 479 – Doomwatch – Waiting for a Knighthood

Duration:00:50:30

478 – Star Cops – Intelligent Listening for Beginners

6/27/2020
O Rose thou art sick. The invisible worm, That flies in the night In the howling storm: Has found out thy bed Of crimson joy: And his dark secret love Does thy life destroy -- William Blake Episode Synopsis: On Earth, there’s trouble at … Continue reading 478 – Star Cops – Intelligent Listening for Beginners

Duration:01:01:03

477 – Starhunter Redux – The Divinity Cluster

6/20/2020
Bounty hunting in the 23rd century in nothing like a trek to the stars. On a new show we’re looking at here on Fusion Patrol, we join the dysfunctional crew of the spacecraft, Trans-Utopian, a luxury liner re-purposed into a a bounty hunter’s ship. That bounty hunter is Dante Montana, man of few words, his … Continue reading 477 – Starhunter Redux – The Divinity Cluster

Duration:01:03:13

476 – Doomwatch – Public Enemy

6/13/2020
When inadequate safety protocols at a factory in a small industrial town lead to the death of a child, the events set in motion are about to make a new public enemy. Simon and Eugene discuss the Doomwatch episode, Public Enemy. Episode Synopsis: In the town of Carlingham a healthy young boy kicks a football … Continue reading 476 – Doomwatch – Public Enemy

Duration:00:58:06

475 – Star Cops – Conversations with the Dead

6/6/2020
What happens in scientific research on the lawless frontier can’t get approvals for human or animal trials? You conduct it anyway because it’s the “lawless” frontier. John and Eugene discuss the Star Cops episode, Conversations with the Dead. Episode Synopsis: A freighter bound for Mars, the Daedalus, has a wee problem. Its engines have fired … Continue reading 475 – Star Cops – Conversations with the Dead

Duration:00:55:39

474 – Serenity

5/30/2020
Firefly comes to a close with the motion picture, Serenity. Simon and Eugene discuss. Movie Synopsis: We open on what appears to be flashbacks showing the day Simon broke River out of the Alliance experimentation facility. Paradoxically, even though this happened in the past, he seems to know quite a bit more about what was … Continue reading 474 – Serenity

Duration:01:42:31

473 – Doomwatch – The Logicians

5/23/2020
Teaching and computers. An amoral match made in hell? Simon and Eugene discuss the Logicians. Episode Synopsis: It’s a jolly lovely summer’s day at the Elsdene School and the boys are preparing for a field trip to a pharmaceutical company after spending the night planning a heist. The boys seem a bit full of themselves … Continue reading 473 – Doomwatch – The Logicians

Duration:00:58:19

472 – Star Cops – An Instinct for Murder

5/16/2020
This week we start a new series on Fusion Patrol: The 1987 BBC Science Fiction Police Drama, Star Cops by creator Chris Boucher, who long-time listeners will know from his work on Blakes 7. What does murder and crime look like in the age of computers and space travel? And what constitutes being a good … Continue reading 472 – Star Cops – An Instinct for Murder

Duration:00:46:11

471 – Firefly – Objects in Space

5/9/2020
We come to the end of the TV Series Firefly as Simon and Eugene discuss Objects in Space. Episode Synopsis: River is wandering about the ship, as if in a dream, she sees the others and hears their thoughts, or what she thinks their thoughts, she sees a branch on the floor… then she comes … Continue reading 471 – Firefly – Objects in Space

Duration:01:03:25

470 – Doomwatch – The Inquest

5/2/2020
What happens when Doomwatch is called in to investigate rabies? Simon and Eugene discuss The Inquest. Episode Synopsis: Hardcastle of Doomwatch is on the job at a lab in Ipswich. The lab manager, Dr. Fane, is giving Hardcastle an earful of the problems he’s had running his lab, and the constant attacks and vandalism that … Continue reading 470 – Doomwatch – The Inquest

Duration:00:53:48

469 – The Day of the Triffids (BBC, 1981)

4/25/2020
John Wyndham’s novel seminal post-vegetable-apocalyptic novel, The Day of the Triffids has been adapted several times, but possibly most faithfully by the BBC in 1981. Simon and Eugene look at the 6-part Day of the Triffids. Story Synopsis: Triffids are plants bioengineered by the Soviet Union to be an efficient fuel additive. They are unique … Continue reading 469 – The Day of the Triffids (BBC, 1981)

Duration:01:34:29

468 – Moonbase 3 – View of a Dead Planet

4/18/2020
Our tour of Moonbase 3 comes to an abrupt end with the destruction of all life on Earth. What happens when the last remnants of the human race contemplate the imminent end of all mankind? John and Eugene discuss this uplifting – and final – episode of Moonbase 3. Episode Synopsis: Moonbase 3 is … Continue reading 468 – Moonbase 3 – View of a Dead Planet

Duration:01:04:28

467 – Firefly – Heart of Gold

4/11/2020
It’s the Magnificent Seven with whores, in space. What studio executive wouldn’t jump at that elevator pitch? Simon and Eugene discuss the Firefly episode, Heart of Gold. Episode Synopsis: On a charming planet, moon or planetoid stands the brothel Heart of Gold, and to this brothel comes a man named Rance, who terrorizes a pregnant … Continue reading 467 – Firefly – Heart of Gold

Duration:01:07:58

466 – Doomwatch – The Human Time Bomb

4/4/2020
The population of the UK is exploding and they must find a way to deal with the surplus population. Are high-rise apartments the way forward or is it a human time bomb waiting to happen? Simon and Eugene discuss. Episode Synopsis: Our story opens on the ugliest building they could find in the stock footage … Continue reading 466 – Doomwatch – The Human Time Bomb

Duration:00:58:54

465 – Moonbase 3 – Castor and Pollux

3/28/2020
Space is dangerous, and expensive. Will that get Tom Hill killed? John and Eugene discuss Castor and Pollux. Episode Synopsis: A satellite in Earth orbit fails and must be repaired by the Moonbase 3 team. At the same time, Caulder is hosting the Russian General in command of Moonbase 2. Russia is about to launch … Continue reading 465 – Moonbase 3 – Castor and Pollux

Duration:00:48:30