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Blake's 7

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Blakes Seven was an appallingly camp, badly acted Sci-Fi show with those legendary BBC special effects (at least on the muppet show, you're SUPPOSED to see the strings). For all its dreadfulness, and indeed it was, I loved it!


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Do You Remember Blake's 7?

Do You Remember Blake's 7?

  • Anonymous user
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    It wasn't badly acted at all! The actors all came from theatre backgrounds and at least they didn't mutter their dialogue like TV-trained actors today. It was quite dark on occasion, in the early days Orwellian even, and only became camp in later episodes. There's more to films and TV than special effects, as any visit to the cinema to watch a modern action movie will demonstrate.
  • Anonymous user
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    Jacqueline Pearce as Servelan was then, and still is today, one of the sexiest creatures ever to grace a TV screen........
  • Anonymous user
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    one of the earliest programs i remember watching...
  • KaLore
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    My heart Broke when they all got shot,then as the credits rolled you heard shots from Avons Gun...& then the question became did he die? was there gonna be another series? and now Sky One are said to be remaking the series.........Hmmmmmmm!
  • Anonymous user
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    The special effects were unimportant. The stories were good, as was the acting, with Paul Darrow's 'Avon' stealing the show. I prefer it to 'Battlestar Galactica' ( both old and new ) which has nothing to offer except special effects.
  • Anonymous user
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    I fell in love with the Liberator. Still one of the best looking starships around, and it could be updated in a good way, like the new Battlestar Galactica, imho.
  • Anonymous user
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    Yes, the sets and effects were rubbish, yes it has not really stood the test of time and yes, this was a great show! Being verry young when I watched this show, I guess the glued together feel of the show didn't mather to me that much so the story could keep me captivated without the critical mind that comes to a lot of us a bit later in life standing in the way. All I can say is: one of the enemy scenes is still so burned into my mind that I still feel a slight unease when passing by certain unkept pieces of forest with a lot of moss. Any show that can embed itself that deeply in a childs mind, can't be all bad.
  • Anonymous user
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    OK, so "Blake's Seven" has not stood the test of time too well, but I loved it. I did not mind the wobbly sets, the episodes filmed in disused quarries, the hammy acting, the whole silliness of it all (Roj Blake was not actually in half of it) I just wanted to see if the fugitives could escape from the evil Servalan. Kerr Avon, nicely overacted by Paul Darrow, sneered his aloof way through the series, whilst Villa kept us laughing with his cowardly lion act. It all ended sadly though, all presumed dead except the cunning Avon. (I guess, as he appeared in novels written after the series ended) And does anyone know what happened to the "box of tricks", the sarcastic Orac? He must still be out in space somewhere....