Episode 017: Blake's 7 at 40
Recorded on Facebook Live
April 29, 2018
Forty years ago, the BBC premiered a new science fiction show by Terry Nation, the creator of the Daleks. Nation had quite the record of well received scripts to various television shows and had created and written the previous Survivors. But then along came Blake's 7. This dystopian drama dealt with a team of renegade outlaws who followed what many perceived to be a fanatical leader in Roj Blake. From the opening episode with its dark and disturbing ideas to the concluding episode that was supposed to be a cliffhanger for a new season to follow, fans loved watching the adventures of Blake, Avon, and the rest of the crew of the Liberator and Scorpio.
In this look back, John offers a brief breakdown of the four seasons, choosing scenes from each season to highlight key moments as a means to make the argument that this show is in serious need of a reboot and return to television.
Check out the first episode on You Tube. The remaining episodes are currently available for viewing.