Blake's 7


Reviews: 63
Rating: 7 likes, 1 dislikes
topical in our time

Review posted on Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 at 7:45 am


Reviews: 58
Highly Recommended!!Rating: 2 likes, 5 dislikes
Although I am a huge fan of the time-traveling Doctor, that series was always intended to be a 'family' show. BLAKE'S 7 was its complete antithesis with a dark and cynical outlook that took many viewers by surprise.

Now remembered for "cheap" special effects and "hammy" acting (two claims I refute utterly!), the series dared to go where few others would even dream of, evolving over it's four seasons to take risks never before seen in television science fiction. For a start, there were few heroes aboard the Liberator - Even freedom fighter Blake himself was a fanatic, prepared to go to extreme lengths to bring down the Federation. The rest of the crew were there for the sake of their own survival, seldom sharing Blake's ideals and motivated by greed or some other less noble instincts. Kerr Avon, as played by Paul Darrow, was an especially cold character - Excellently acted, Avon is truly one of the greatest characters seen in television drama ever.
If you want gloss & flashy effects coupled with slick editing, look elsewhere - But for drama of a quality not seen since, BLAKE'S 7 is the only choice. The only crime this series ever perpetrated was to have a scope & ambition that exceeded its budget. Those with sufficient imagination can realise this and see beyond the visuals at the multi-layered story-telling beneath.

Review posted on Monday, March 5th 2007 at 4:48 am


Reviews: 20
I'm eagerly awaiting the new movieRating: 1 likes, 0 dislikes
yes, that's right new movie

Review posted on Saturday, May 14th 2016 at 12:49 am

Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom)
Type: Scripted
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Status: Canceled/Ended
Airs: Mondays
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Premiere: January 02, 1978
Ended: December 21, 1981
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