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Blake's 7: Shadow

Blake tries to elicit support from a major underground organization, known as the Terra Nostra, whose major trade is in the addictive drug Shadow. The crew, however, get a big surprise once they find out who is really behind the Terra Nostra organization.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x2
Production Number: B2
Airdate: Tuesday January 16th, 1979

Alternate Airdates:

Ireland Jan 16, 1979
NL (VARA) Jun 18, 1982
France Jun 24, 1982

Guest Stars
Archie TewArchie Tew
As Enforcer
Derek SmithDerek Smith
As Largo
Vernon DobtcheffVernon Dobtcheff
As Chairman
Main Cast
Gareth ThomasGareth Thomas
As Roj Blake
Paul DarrowPaul Darrow
As Kerr Avon
Michael KeatingMichael Keating
As Vila Restal
Jan ChappellJan Chappell
As Cally
Sally KnyvetteSally Knyvette
As Jenna Stannis
Peter TuddenhamPeter Tuddenham
voiced Zen
Episode Quotes
Blake: So that is Space City.
Vila: Also known as the Satellite of Sin.
Avon: By whom?
Vila: Me.
Avon: It had to be someone of limited imagination.

Vila: I've wanted to visit Space City since I was old enough to read the graffiti in the Juvenile Detention Wards.

Largo: Why do I feel as if I'm on trial here?
Avon: Why do I feel as if you should be?

Avon: They have a sentimental value for me.
Largo: Oh? Family heirloom?
Avon: No, I'm just sentimental about money.

Vila: Are you in there, Orac?
Orac: Am I in where? What do you imagine I am, some sort of tame rodent in a cage?

Vila: I never break a promise.
Cally: Oh yes, you do!

Vila: I'll bring you back a present, Cally. Name it and it's yours.
Cally: A necklace, Vila. Made from your teeth!

Blake: (referring to Cally) She is an alien.
Avon: She's more human than I am.
Vila: That's not difficult.

Blake: His name is Vila. He's suffering from a bad case of alcoholic remorse. He wants to make a necklace of his teeth.

Bek: (to Vila) With what you drank, you're lucky to remember who you are.
Avon: I would hardly call that lucky.

Jenna: (referring to the planet's temperature) Enough to fry your eyeballs.
Avon: Daintily put.
Jenna: Not for the company I keep.

Avon: It could have been frying eyeballs you heard.
Jenna: Daintily put.

Avon: Lawmakers, lawbreakers, let us fight them all, why not.

Gan: (imitating Zen) All systems are functioning normally. Status is firm.

Vila: Where are all the good guys?
Blake: You could be looking at them.
Avon: What a very depressing thought.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTerry Nation
ProducerDavid Maloney
Production DesignerPaul Allen (1)
MusicDudley Simpson
Costume DesignerJune Hudson
Make-upMarianne Ford (1)
Production AssistantRalph Wilton
OtherSheila S. Tomlinson (Film Editing (Eps 15, 1978-1981))  |  Ian Sansam (Sound Recordist (Eps 9, 1979-1980))  |  Brian Clemett (Studio Lighting (Eps 23, 1978-1980))
Stunt CoordinatorFrank Maher
Production ManagementSheelagh Rees
Sound EditorClive Gifford  |  Richard Yeoman-Clark
Special EffectsMitch Mitchell (1)  |  Mat Irvine  |  Andy Lazell  |  Peter Pegrum
CinematographerPeter Chapman
Script EditorChris Boucher
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