Spiritually speaking, is "Blake's 7" some of the best SciFi ever televised?
Robin Hood meets 1984 & Brave New World. In space.
The effects were crap but IMHO the stories and characters were solid.
Yeah, I don't know why this is in R&S either. I usually get blank stares when mentioning B7 so I wondered if some of you know it. I think the Avon character influenced my character and style more than anything else while growing up.
Also, between Blake, Avon, Vila, Jenna, Gan, Cally, Zen, Orac, Slave and Soolin, who are the 7 exactly? I never figured that out.
And that is leaving out Dayna and Tarrant.
Old Timer: "Buffy in Space with Cowboys" cannot compare, although it was amusing in its own right.
- Simon TLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The scripts make it into Douglas Adams' Meaning of Liff:
Technical BBC term for a page of dialogue from Blake's Seven.
The concept was rather hackneyed, the actors were good, the effects terrible, with the usual cheap BBC production costs - everywhere fits into a studio, except for all the alien worlds that look like the china clay pits in Cornwall. (As seen previously in Dr. Who)
For space opera it was good and had somewhat of an arc, but it was fundamentally space opera. I still made sure that I watched it when it was broadcast. (but I was 14 at the time!)
Babylon 5 was much more interesting, and had the advantage of CGI technology. (And dealt with a subject relevant to R&S)
- 5 years ago
The 7 changes
Gan (until episode 5)
Orac (from episode 6)
- Old Timer TooLv 71 decade ago
Browncoats, unite! Our favorite is being challenged!
Actually, I've never seen Blake's 7, but I understand that it isn't bad. I loved Red Dwarf, but my favorite isn't British (though I am a big Tom Baker fan). It is Josh Whedon's Firefly and the film Serenity.
Second Edit: Admittedly, a western set in space isn't everyone's cup of tea. But, being the old timer I am, I grew up when the Western genre "owned" television. Plus, I loved H. Beam Piper's Lone Star Planet. So, for me, the connection is with the Firefly 'verse.
- 1 decade ago
I haven't seen it, but maybe I'll check it out. I liked "Firefly" and if you say Blake's 7 is better, it might be worth watching.
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- 1 decade ago
Didn't blake die at the end of the first series?
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I actually thought that "Blake's 6 was much better.
- Atmo DLv 51 decade ago
I loved it; and the Tomorrow People
- The BrainLv 61 decade ago
i never seen it but ill take your word for it