Review All Things BLAKE'S 7!

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    Those first, faltering VHS releases, with episodes heavily edited together....

    Actually, these omnibuses worked for me at the time. I thought that they flowed fairly well......


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    I used to tape the soundtracks of the shows back in the late seventies but never had the first three episodes so I hired out the first video and copied the soundtrack, pausing between episodes two and three to split them into two episodes! Never knew there was a Duel tape or an Orac one though...
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    I couldn't remember what was on these compilations so did some checking.


    Also found "The Beginning" on Youtube and have stuck it in the post. Four episodes crunched into two hours! :emoji_confused:
     
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    These guys are looking at the Liberator.

    People in the comments say they have got the scale wrong though.....



     
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    Remember when BBC Video released a cut up version of Brain of Morbius at sixty minutes too?
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    That aired on ABC TV in Australia on a week night. It was the first time it had ever been shown in Australia.
     
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    There we go.....


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    I believe that it cost at least £39 when it came out too! Generous BBC.

    Eventually the full cut came out, of course, for only £9.99....


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    And, it will never be a dancefloor classic, but here is a compilation of all the different BBC idents that went on the start of the videotapes. :emoji_confused:


     
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    02.30 is my favourite ident.

    An all time classic that really needs remixing by the Pet Shop Boys or something. :emoji_confused:
     
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    I've never heard any of those early ones before and I'm glad! They were horrible!
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    Yeah, I had the Geoff Love LP and enjoyed most of the tracks on it! The CD of it is available on Amazon but it's pretty expensive as I recall!
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    Terry on BLAKE'S 7......


     
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    From Part 1's blurb....


    Four new brand-new full-cast Blake's 7 adventures set during the TV series' third season. 1 Paradise Lost by Steve Lyons. Erewhon was a legendary vacation planet - until it was ravaged by acid storms. A new friend brings the Liberator crew here, their objective: to assassinate an old enemy. But what they find beneath Erewhon's surface will plunge the galaxy into turmoil. 2 True Believers by Simon Clark. A mysterious voice forces Cally to a barren world where barbarians threaten a beleaguered city. There, Cally joins a dangerous quest to the Singing Grave, encountering evil of immense ferocity and power. 3. Resurgence by Mark Wright. A distress signal lures the Liberator to an uncharted world, where the ship's systems come under attack from an outside influence. Avon and the crew face a spectre of the past that could destroy their hopes for the future. 4 Fearless by David Bryher. A criminal scheme threatens the balance of power in the Federation, and Vila's skills offer the best hope of containing the chaos. Bolstered by Cally's telepathy, he leaps into action - but when Servalan arrives on the scene, the situation quickly spirals out of control... Blake's 7 proves to be one of Big Finish's most popular ranges, with fans of the original late 1970s BBC1 series enjoying many of the TV actors returning to their roles. This set comprises the first four tales in a fourth series of full-cast Blake's 7 adventures from Big Finish, accompanying three complete series of full-cast adventures, and the award-winning range of Blake's 7 - Liberator Chronicles volumes. The stories are set within the third BBC TV series, as Paul Darrow's Avon begins to cement his place as the leader of the anti-heroes on their stolen alien ship. Yasmin Bannerman (Doctor Who, Merseybeat) has been cast as Dayna Mellanby, a character originally played by Josette Simon. CAST: Paul Darrow (Kerr Avon), Michael Keating (Vila Restal), Jan Chappell (Cally), Steven Pacey (Del Tarrant), Yasmin Bannerman (Dayna Mellanby), Alistair Lock (Zen/Orac), Jacqueline Pearce (Servalan), Clare Vousden (Winterhaven), John Green (Mordekain), Hugh Fraser (The President), Rebecca Grant (Gwen Parker), Walles Hamonde (Gunner Kalvert), Becky Wright (Goddess / Distributor / Curator), Abi Harris (Alta-Six), Donovan Christian-Carey (Herrick), Rebecca Crankshaw (Zeera Vos), Daniel Collard (Jallen).

     

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