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Old July 25 2012, 10:35 AM   #1239
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Re: sf/f TV development news - 2012

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I doubt that's important. I mean, to put it another way, it's an American remake of a foreign TV series. The US Office, Homeland, etc. most of these shows don't assume or require that there is an audience which is familiar with the original program.
As with Battlestar Galactica if it wasn't for the original series audience there'd really be no talk of a remake. The BBC doesn't own Blake's 7 anymore so it's likely that we might see a region one release of the original series.
The BBC never owned the rights to Blake's 7, it was Terry Nation's and then B7 Productions or whatever they called themselves.
The BBC owned the rights when the VHS tapes and DVDs came out, before Sky bougth the rights.
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or all in a bunch to back it up!"
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