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Old August 28 2012, 03:45 AM   #106
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Re: Blake's 7 reboot back on again

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But regarding BSG, it did make many viewers think about alot of heavy subjects
Sure think about the many contrivances, Ron Moore and his band of merry nihilist thought about. Yes critics loved BSG but it only got 2 million viewers. When NBC tried to run it during the summer, it bombed. If Blake 7 was as cerebral as the original, people won't watch it. If they dumb it down, it will be Wharehouse13/Eureka/Alphas in space and people still won't watch it.

People want big dumb spectacles. If they get anything out of it, it's purely an accident.
The Alphas audience would seem to be much the same as the Blake's audience to me . It is not like they have to get close to state of the art FX like the Battlestar crew had to.
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Old August 28 2012, 04:41 AM   #107
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At this point, all we know fore sure is that Yminale will hate it. I'm willing to bet money on that.
I can't hate something that doesn't exist.

There is just no argument to make a Blake 7 remake outside of using the brand name to attract viewers, some of whom maybe geeky enough to remember what Blake 7 was all about.

I loved Firefly and that's what a modern Blake 7 would be like minus the witty dialogue and interesting characters.
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Old August 28 2012, 04:46 AM   #108
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The Alphas audience would seem to be much the same as the Blake's audience to me . It is not like they have to get close to state of the art FX like the Battlestar crew had to.
Alpha audience probably doesn't know what Blake 7 is. Maybe some of them know that it's an obscure British TV show. The whole Blake 7 name is just a marketing gimmick just like nuBSG.

It's like Dark Shadows. I tried to explain to my sister that the original was not a comedy and then I explained some of the plot element about vampires, ghosts and werewolves. She then said "You sure it isn't a comedy"
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Old August 28 2012, 09:30 AM   #109
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Re: Blake's 7 reboot back on again

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At this point, all we know fore sure is that Yminale will hate it. I'm willing to bet money on that.
I can't hate something that doesn't exist.

There is just no argument to make a Blake 7 remake outside of using the brand name to attract viewers, some of whom maybe geeky enough to remember what Blake 7 was all about.

I loved Firefly and that's what a modern Blake 7 would be like minus the witty dialogue and interesting characters.
But you'd have to hope that the people making the new one would realise that the main strength of the original show was the interesting characters and witty dialogue.

I don't hold out a lot of hope for this because I think it'll either be too dark, or too light and fluffy, but I will give it a chance, and who knows low expectations might mean I love it
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