Re: I actually enjoyed The Space Pirates...
Well, the problem with fan reproductions is that there's no telesnaps, and no PR photos of some fairly important characters. Plus lots of scenes where the effects shots were the main point. Add to that the survival of the rather weak episode two (which audience reaction figures at the time painted as the worst-received by the viewers: a 5% drop compared with part one, and if you take how many people tuned in next week as important, part one persuaded and extra million to try part two, but half a million of them didn't come back for part three) and its understandable that its fan image is maybe worse than the full story perhaps deserves.
"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)