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Old April 9 2013, 10:58 PM   #76
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Re: Blake's 7 given the go ahead by Syfy

Those won't fit in my DVD player.

Depends where you live, I don't think we ever got Blake's 7.
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Old April 9 2013, 11:17 PM   #77
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Heck, all that we need to happen now is for someone like Peter Jackson to direct an episode of Doctor Who...
There actually is a very slight chance that could happen someday. Jackson has said repeatedly that he would love to direct an episode, but they just haven't been able to work things out.
As for B7 sadly I've never seen it. I've been searching for it for years, but it's not on DVD or streaming anywhere.
I am curious about the new version though. I've been pretty happy with most of Syfy's stuff that I've seen, and the story does seem interesting.
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Old April 9 2013, 11:20 PM   #78
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As for B7 sadly I've never seen it. I've been searching for it for years, but it's not on DVD or streaming anywhere.
Check youtube
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Old April 10 2013, 12:37 AM   #79
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Where are people in the US supposed to have seen Blakes Seven? I a little puzzled as to how it can have name appeal when the series has been unavailable.
Our PBS programers are Anglophiles, but it has been a generation since it was last on in the lower powered station in the next programing area.
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Old April 10 2013, 12:42 AM   #80
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It was on PBS in the 80's, that when I first saw it. they would play B& and Doctor who back to back!
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Old April 10 2013, 01:07 AM   #81
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As for B7 sadly I've never seen it. I've been searching for it for years, but it's not on DVD or streaming anywhere.
Check youtube
Yea, the pilot is there all in one chunk, and I saw numerous other episodes that have chunks of 10 minutes long and are named ... 1 of 5, 2 of 5, and so forth, so, it looks like there's a lot there, and very possibly most.

I used search term: Blake's 7 Season 1 Episode 1 playlist

to find the Pilot all in one shot, and numerous other episodes listed in 10 minute chunks (5 or 6 of these would make up a full episode, hence why they say "x of 5" or "x of 6")
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Old April 10 2013, 01:20 AM   #82
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Most of them are on there in full. All those new to the show brace yourselves for hilariously bad SFX.

That was the one thing I've always hoped they would do - remaster it with updated SFX and release it on DVD.
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Old April 10 2013, 01:34 AM   #83
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^^ I always enjoyed the Liberator's vast wardrobe, it seemed like they wore something different every episode, including some unfortunate choices.

Also, if you marathon and watch multiple in a row you'll have the theme music in your head for days.
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Old April 10 2013, 01:52 AM   #84
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^^ I always enjoyed the Liberator's vast wardrobe, it seemed like they wore something different every episode, including some unfortunate choices.
Ah, yes, the clothes... Time to repost this:



(It's all part of the charme, though.)
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Old April 10 2013, 03:32 AM   #85
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It always puzzles me when people make fun of the clothing in SF shows set in the far future. Clothes from decades or centuries in the past often look ludicrous to our eyes, and ours would surely look ludicrous to people from the past. So I tend to think that if a future-based show's fashions aren't strange-looking to us, then they're doing it wrong.
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Old April 10 2013, 05:11 AM   #86
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It was on PBS in the 80's, that when I first saw it. they would play B& and Doctor who back to back!
Now you tell me!



That would explain it, I didn't watch much television in the Eighties.

Will try youtube. Thanks to all for answers.

PS On the clothes issue...the deliberate use of anachronism, the pretense that nothing will ever change, is absurd. You don't have to live very long to know that things do change, even if you don't notice from day to day. The apparent need to pretend (I hope it's a pretense!) ignorance of an inescapable fact of life more and more strikes me as a sure symptom of hack writing.
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Old April 10 2013, 05:29 AM   #87
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I would love the special effects to be ropey. To see the Liberator wobbling on strings again (or Scorpio in her matte circle) would be awesome.
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Old April 10 2013, 05:48 AM   #88
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The most important thing about Blake's 7 is the Avon/Blake relationship, IMHO, and how Avon actually takes over Blake's position.

Any "new version" will have to work very hard to get that right, from the dialogue, the delivery, the nuisance of that bizarre hatred/admiration/loyalty/suspicion relationship.
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Old April 10 2013, 07:37 AM   #89
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I haven't seen that in years, thanks!
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Also wonder want it means to for current B7 related projects, Big Finish is doing the Liberator Chronicles audios and well as new novels.

Not sure what the status of the re-imaged audio drama is.
It's my understanding that the Big Finish "classic" B7 audios won't be affected by any new series - just as their Doctor Who and Dark Shadows audios were not affected by new versions of those franchises.

As for the re-imagined audio series: we produced three episodes for our first "season" and eight stories were released for the 'Early Years' prequels.
Scripts for a second season of the audio adventures series were completed, and outlines produced for a third, but production costs meant that we never went ahead with them.

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Me 4, I love B7 but it on SyFy does scares me a bit. IT should be re-made by the BBC, IMO, but that ship has sailed. I hope the crew behind this knows how to handle it.
The BBC have been offered the chance to produce a B7 remake more than once; they have turned it down every time.
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