Christian horror punk band Blaster the Rocket Man , whose lyrics frequently subsist on monster themes, borrowed heavily from The Space Trilogy in their album The Monster Who Ate Jesus. Their song "Ransom vs. The Unman" is a direct retelling of the struggle between Ransom and the Unman in Perelandra. The very next song, entitled "March of the Macrobes," alludes to the . Institute's attempts to disembody the heads of those who wish to gain immortality with lines such as, "Leave flesh behind / There's only mind / Or set the brain apart / To elevate the heart / Whatever happened to the individual? (.) / Where is his soul? (.)." Lastly, "Tundra Time on Thulcandra" is a tribute to Out of the Silent Planet, with an allusion to the planet Perelandra as well. "Malacandra on my mind / Perelandra all the time / Nevermind it's tundra / It's tundra time."
Episode one takes the team to Norwich where the remains of 17 men, women and children were recently uncovered in a dry well shaft in the city centre. The story surrounding these bones quickly develops into a suspected medieval murder case but the final reveal of the identity of these people is an even bigger shock to all involved. In episode two the team enters a world of folklore and ritual sacrifice when studying the remains of a family found buried in the ‘Windy Pits’ on the North York Moors. When 113 bodies are uncovered just beyond York’s city walls the simple explanation is that these are part of the Parliamentary forces that laid siege to the city in 1644 during the Civil War. However if they are civil war soldiers why do they not appear to have died violently? And why do the skeletons of young men show signs of repetitive strains normally seen in old men who have led physically demanding lives? The team will tackle these questions and more in episode 3 to answer the secret of the York 113. In episode 4 the team get a unique opportunity to investigate details about pregnancy and childbirth as it was 2000 years ago in a Roman-British settlement when the wonderfully intact skeleton of a woman and three babies, dating from early Roman times, is uncovered.