Re: shared universe, crossovers and easter eggs
James Swallow wrote:
Of course, Blake's 7 is set in the 27th Century (late 2670's), so there's plenty of time for a mass die-off event to get rid of all those pesky aliens. And their planets. And all evidence of them. And anyone who ever heard of them...
Well, strictly speaking it's set no earlier than the 27th century, as Blake mentions that the first ships to reach deep space did so many centuries ago, but we don't know how long after now it was before that happened.
And I suppose that could just be when humanity got back into space after some galactic catastrophe that drove mankind back to Earth, and destroyed all records of past ventures into deep space, and still let us off lightly because all the aliens got wiped out entirely... ;-)
"Some days are better than others. They say that where I come from."
"Loudly, I imagine, on the day you left."
(Blake's 7 - Rumours of Death)