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Old May 13 2013, 10:42 AM   #61
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We don't know the full extent of the System's fleet, and given Starworld was destroyed (or otherwise seriously munted) by Orac in Redemption we'll probably never know.
I'd always taken that as read, but after rewatching Redemption I'm not sure it's true.
The surviving Alta is probably fatally injured (or rendered infunctional) when the guards teleported aboard Liberator are then teleported back just in time to throw their grenades at her, but there's no reason to suppose that does any harm to the actual System computer. Aside from anything else, the other DSV is still functioning fine afterwards (if not for long), and Orac only says he's scrambled the other DSV's weapons systems, not anything else.
From what's onscreen, there's no reason to assume that the System and most of its assets didn't survive.
I'm merely going by her 'destruct' line and the fact Orac was seriously knackering the computer systems. Given the theme of Blake playing robin hood, Orac probably picked up on this and tried to destroy the System but leave the three planets intact IE 'free the slaves'.
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Old May 13 2013, 11:58 AM   #62
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I always assumed the System was destroyed, and that there were only two DSVs, but I guess it could be open to interpretation
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Old May 13 2013, 03:08 PM   #63
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Just watched Headhunter, weird episode. I'm not remembering a lot of these season 4 episodes, i'm thinking i may have not seen many of them in the past as i had the first 3 seasons.

Avon has not changed his black outfit since Terminal, LOL. I remember in the first 3 seasons they changed there clothes almost every episode, obviously the Liberator having a full wardrobe was a good reason for that. Still, i hope they have good laundry faculties on the Base. lol
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Old May 13 2013, 03:15 PM   #64
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Obviously there wasn't much of a wardrobe on Xenon Base
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Old February 11 2014, 08:12 AM   #65
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Avon has not changed his black outfit since Terminal, LOL.
And yet Vila changes his outfit in between Terminal and Rescue!

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I remember in the first 3 seasons they changed there clothes almost every episode, obviously the Liberator having a full wardrobe was a good reason for that. Still, i hope they have good laundry faculties on the Base. lol
There were two main production blocks, and the outfits betray which block each episode is from.

This image shows the crew (except Avon) in the first production block outfits. This image shows the crew in the second block outfits.

(I plan on trying to rewatch the show again, now that Doctor Who's anniversary year is over, hence the resurrection of this thread )
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Old February 11 2014, 10:14 AM   #66
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I saw "Dana" on Death in Paradise last week.

I struggled to see where or if she had aged.
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Old February 11 2014, 10:23 AM   #67
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Yeah I remember the last time I saw Josette in something she looked very good, but then I don't think she was very old when she did B7 (just checked and she's just 10 years older than me so early fifties).

I wondered what'd happened to this thread

Well having met Paul Darrow and Michael Keating at the Brit Sci fi event last year I'm hopefully going again this year and it's an even bigger lineup! Darrow, again, plus Jan Chappell (which means I'll have the autographs of my three favourite characters) Sally Knyvette, plus both Travises! On a non B7 related note also looking forward to seeing Strax and Jenny from Who!
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Old February 12 2014, 03:04 AM   #68
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^ God, I would LOVE to meet Paul Darrow. *sigh* What is he up to these days?
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Old February 12 2014, 04:27 AM   #69
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He owns Blake's Seven, or at least "the rights" to Blake's Seven.

He wrote a book called Lucifer set 20 years after the last episode, and he's involved behind the scenes of the Blake's Seven range being made by Big Finish, who have been doing Doctor Who since the end of the last century.

Big Finish just started doing monthly full cast adventures, and they have have had 7 box sets of partial cast, partially narrated stories stories focussing on one or a couple of the cast/characters called the Liberator Chronicles.

http://www.bigfinish.com/hubs/v/blake-s-7

Sadly though, despite being in a more enlightened age today, I don't think that Blake and Avon are going to make out at the climax of some heated adventure and never mention it again.

The first full cast story, Warship, which was movie length, was the story of how they defended the break in the galactic barrier, waiting for the Federation to show up.
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Old February 12 2014, 07:29 AM   #70
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^Thanks! More stuff to add to my Amazon wishlist.
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Old February 12 2014, 02:46 PM   #71
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^Thanks! More stuff to add to my Amazon wishlist.
Nah, Big Finish generally sells exclusively, so, you have to buy from Big Finish (Though, it's just as easy as Amazon)
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Old February 12 2014, 08:52 PM   #72
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Big Finish just started doing monthly full cast adventures, and they have have had 7 box sets of partial cast, partially narrated stories stories focussing on one or a couple of the cast/characters called the Liberator Chronicles.
heard a couple of the Liberator Chronicle ones and enjoyed them but for one thing. Gareth Thomas's voice has changed a hell of a lot and for me at least it doesn't really work.
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Old February 12 2014, 10:34 PM   #73
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Avon sound's even more menacing, and the show was always about Villa for me anyway, and he's still perfect.

You're right, Gareth sounds like he's hyperventilating.

Seems more like a health issue, than smoking.

You can also get Big Finish products through Previews Magazine which is the order form used globally by comic book shops, you have to ask the monkeys behind the counter to order it for you, and it will probably cost a little more than directly through Big Finish, but this is an alternative if you can't navigate the big finish site internationally or your credit card is being difficult...
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Old February 13 2014, 08:36 AM   #74
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He owns Blake's Seven, or at least "the rights" to Blake's Seven.

He wrote a book called Lucifer set 20 years after the last episode, and he's involved behind the scenes of the Blake's Seven range being made by Big Finish, who have been doing Doctor Who since the end of the last century.

Big Finish just started doing monthly full cast adventures, and they have have had 7 box sets of partial cast, partially narrated stories stories focussing on one or a couple of the cast/characters called the Liberator Chronicles.

http://www.bigfinish.com/hubs/v/blake-s-7

Sadly though, despite being in a more enlightened age today, I don't think that Blake and Avon are going to make out at the climax of some heated adventure and never mention it again.

The first full cast story, Warship, which was movie length, was the story of how they defended the break in the galactic barrier, waiting for the Federation to show up.
He also sadly lost his wife after a long illness in 2012 (who of course played the technician Avon shot in the final episode).
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Old February 13 2014, 09:54 AM   #75
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the show was always about Villa for me anyway, and he's still perfect.
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