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WaxRubiks
2006-Jun-24, 08:30 PM
Do you remember Blake's7? It was my favorite scifi series back in the '70.


well I think they are trying to make a new series, here is their forum

http://www.blakes-7.co.uk/phpBB2/index.php

ToSeek
2006-Jun-24, 08:41 PM
That was a really good series. Maryland Public Television showed the first season again a year or two ago, and I was amazed at how well it still holds up. My only problem with the show is that my tolerance for bad BBC special effects has been exhausted by watching Doctor Who.

WaxRubiks
2006-Jun-24, 08:51 PM
they had the best spaceship in scifi, IMO

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/6523/blakes7ship9ki.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Van Rijn
2006-Jun-24, 09:09 PM
It was a good series despite the low budget.

Our local PBS station never carried it, but a UHF channel PBS station about 100 miles way did. In some ways that was a good thing - some nights it cleared somewhat but usually there was enough snow to hide the limitations of the FX.

I've been waiting for it to hit region 1 DVDs. They've been taking their time.

Gerrsun
2006-Jun-25, 08:40 AM
Avon ducked, baby!

Avon ducked.

Roy Batty
2006-Jun-26, 12:18 PM
I think it's a shame Paul Darrow is no longer directly involved: 2003 Interview (http://www.dwasonline.co.uk/)

Hmm, no direct link, have to click on Interviews then Actors (no, i'm not trying to derail this into another Dr Who thread honest!).


Avon ducked, baby!

Avon ducked.
Or, the last series was all just a (bad) dream... Arrggh! no! :D

ToSeek
2006-Jun-26, 03:20 PM
It rivalled Doctor Who in popularity for a while there, even though there were only 4 13-episode seasons that weren't repeated for years. The DW conventions I went to back in the 90's always had a couple of B7 guests.

ciderman
2006-Jun-27, 01:30 PM
It was certainly a rival to the Doctor for myself, B7 & Tommorows World were my favourites then(Sky at night far too late for I to allowed to stay up for :( ) .
I always liked Orac, that stroppy little box of flashing lights, not too hard to build a funtioning computer that looks quite simular now. (was Orac an influence for David Brins Niss machine in Startide Rising I wonder?)

Roy Batty
2006-Jun-27, 04:14 PM
I always liked Orac too; it (he) would only really communicate with Avon (kindred logical intellects?) & the 1st thing it reluctantly conceded to do for them was 'predict' the destruction of The Liberator! :D talk about an eos cliffhanger, brilliant! :cool:

And what about that theme tune (not to mention the incidentals)? Stirring stuff, some of Dudley Simpson's best imho.