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Blake's 7

Blake's 7


Blake’s 7 is about seven very different individuals with one common connection. They are all escaped prisoners sentenced to live out the rest of their lives on Cygnus Alpha, a barren and sparsely populated prison planet far from Earth, by a corrupt totalitarian government known as the Terran Federation.

Blake, a former resistance leader who had his memories suppressed by the Federation, must now try to hold together his assorted crew of criminals and others. They have control over a very powerful, but mysterious spaceship they call the Liberator. Together they try to bring down the corrupt and tyrannical Federation.

His initial crew consists of Kerr Avon, the master computer expert and embezzler, Jenna Stannis, a smuggler, pirate and expert pilot, Vila Restal, an adept thief with an amazing ability to pick all locks, Olag Gan, a murderer who now has an emotion inhibitor chip implanted in his brain, which limits his ability to become violent.

Blake is later joined by Cally, an Auronar and the lone survivor of her planet’s resistance force, who also has the added ability of being a telepath.

During their adventures, some of the crew is lost, and others are recruited. Some of the newer members include Del Tarrant, a former Federation Officer, who now has a death sentence on his head for piracy, Soolin, whose past is clouded in mystery, but who is an weapons expert, and Dayna, also a weapons expert, who is the daughter of a famous former rebellion leader that went into seclusion before his death.

The non-human members of the crew are Zen, the Liberator’s main computer interface, and Orac, the most sophisticated and valuable computer known to exist

Blake and his crew are relentlessly pursued by the Federation’s Supreme Commander, Servalan, and her handpicked Federation Officer, Space Commander Travis, assigned to find and kill Blake and recover the Liberator as well as Orac by any means necessary.
  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (7 Votes cast)


Episode Info

Final: 4x13 -- Blake (Dec/21/1981)


The crew reluctantly decides to destroy their base, as they must assume Zukan has given up its location to the Federation. They must also now find a new figurehead to lead their resistance struggle against the Federation, now that their earlier plans for a figurehead have failed. Avon tells the team that thinks he knows where he thinks Blake has been hiding, and they should seek him out as their new rebel leader. The crew is dismayed that Avon has kept the information of Blake’s possible location a secret from them but agrees to seek him out.

It seems Blake is working as a bounty hunter on a once lawless planet now transitioning to a law biding society. However, Scorpio is shot down by the planet’s planetary defenses. Everyone but Tarrant is able to teleport off the ship before it crashes, leaving Tarrant barely alive and the crew scattered across the surface.

Now they find Blake is chasing them all down for the bounty on their heads. But does Blake really have a secret agenda behind his current professional persona as a bounty hunter?
Cast
Gareth Thomas
As Roj Blake (Series 1-2)
Paul Darrow
As Kerr Avon
Michael Keating
As Vila Restal
Jan Chappell
As Cally (Series 1-3)
Sally Knyvette
As Jenna Stannis (Series 1-2)
David Jackson (2)
As Olag Gan (Series 1-2)
Peter Tuddenham
voiced Zen (Series 1-3)
Josette Simon
As Dayna Mellanby (Series 3-4)
Steven Pacey
As Del Tarrant (Series 3-4)
Glynis Barber
As Soolin (Series 4)

Reviews

GameofGnomes

Reviews: 46
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). Read more

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 Read more

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. Read more

Review posted on Sunday, March 4th 2007 at 8:48 pm

4 reviews available
Recurring Guests

Jacqueline Pearce as Supreme Commander Servalan (28 eps)
Brian Croucher as Space Commander Travis (8 eps)
Stephen Greif as Space Commander Travis (5 eps)
Deep Roy as Decima 1 (4 eps)
John Bryans (1) as Bercol (3 eps)
Mike Mungarvan as Alta Guard (3 eps)
Ray Knight as Federation Guard (3 eps)
Michael Halsey as Del Varon (2 eps)
John Leeson as Pasco (2 eps)
Gareth Thomas as Roj Blake (2 eps)

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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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