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Blake's 7




GameofGnomes

Reviews: 45
expect movie version in few yearsRating: 6 likes, 1 dislikes
Hopefully will be met with a budget upgrade like the Doctor Who of yesteryear

Its FASCISM themes are well topical in today's America (and already in the Europe spawning the spoof).

Where privacy is F**ed for money liberty is soon against the wall. No, not a support of anarchist blathering nor ironically named progressivism

Man must regulate himself

Review posted on Monday, April 7th 2014 at 4:19 am

unconshushing

Reviews: 110
yeah a blake's movie??Rating: 5 likes, 1 dislikes
If you voted your imagination of hopeychangey such a series- or movie will likely confound you but the rest of us toiling capitalist pigs will surely enjoy an encore or three


Review posted on Sunday, June 15th 2014 at 2:11 am

Aramis

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 Sunday, March 4th 2007 at 8:48 pm

Endless_Red

Reviews: 74
Rating: 1 likes, 1 dislikes
topical in our time

Review posted on Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 at 12:45 am



Warning: Blake's 7 guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Mondays
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Premiere: January 02, 1978
Ended: December 21, 1981
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