Review Blake's 7 (1978)

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    "Destroy Blake!"

    "As you wish, Supreme Commander!"






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    Taken from an episode of "STAR GAMES"...........


    Star Games (Thames) INCOMPLETE - 4th November 1980








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    "We can do it Avon...."

    "I know we can...."





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    I see Bernard Lee pops up in the show too. And I think I saw Commander Bulic in the background too.

    One helluva crossover adventure.
     
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    Gan's about the best dressed here but he's forgot to do up his shoe laces! Blake could do with a bit of exercise and loose some pounds around his middle and Avon's electric blue trousers just don't match up with his silvery white jacket!!! Vila looks like he's about to pick a fight with anyone that says anything about his mates and..gulp!
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    Gan's feet have never been the same since that wall came down on his leg after Travis threw that bomb, so he finds it difficult to bend down and tie his laces now.. Blake's cybernetic guts were replaced by a cyber-surgeon after Avon blasted them out - and the drunken Docholi overcompensated. Vila's just completely paranoid there, knowing that even his best mate could chuck him out of an airlock at any moment. Avon's loss of dress sense is down to his never recovering from his mind snapping at Blake's seeming betrayal on Gauda Prime.

    How all of these characters are alive (considering Jenna and Cally died in off-screen explosions) and are all boogying on down to what looks like a disco is beyond my powers of explanation though. :emoji_confused:
     
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    Space Disco was at it's heights back in 78 but not in the era they're standing in! :emoji_laughing:
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    For Paul.

    This music (by Mark Ayers and sung by Leslie Garrett) was used, very poignantly, on the dvd trailer for season 4.

    Just felt it seemed appropriate to hear it again now. :emoji_cry:





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    Blake's 7 really is, finally, over.

    I can't help but hope you are knocking back a few drinks with Gareth and Jackie up there, (with a crate of brown ale for Peter Tuddenham).

    Thanks for the work you leave behind.


    They could remake the show with state of the art effects and surround your character with the best and brightest of today's acting generation.

    But they can never, ever replace you in the role of Avon. They should never, ever even attempt it. End of story.

    And that's the greatest testimony of all.

    Goodbye, the one and only Avon. :emoji_cry:



    See also, Michael's thread......


    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/paul-darrow-1941-2019.6907/


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    Big Finish have produced a series of B7 audios, I have listened to a few and they are enjoyable. Wonderful hearing the original cast again, why I haven't listened to more I don't know, but there must be loads of great Avon and Vila quips to hear yet, so still more of the B7 universe to explore!
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    I've bought a few of the sets but haven't listened to any just yet but they're mighty expensive believe me!!! Much more than the DVDs I'll wager...
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    It's sad but the Blakes 7 actors are dropping like flies lately! RIP
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    The Future of Blake's 7
    7 June 2019


    A short statement from Big Finish producer John Ainsworth about the company's future plans for Blake's 7


    https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/the-future-of-blake-s-7


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    That should go without saying! :emoji_angry:
     
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    It should, but that's not the world we live in.
     
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    By Jimminy it's not! :emoji_laughing:
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