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Zen (Character)
from "Blakes 7" (1978)

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"Blakes 7: The Web (#1.5)" (1978)
Blake: Zen, how are the repairs going?
Zen: They are proceeding on schedule.
Blake: What caused the malfunction?
Blake: Well?
Zen: Involvement is not permitted.
Blake: If the ship's blown up, lofty disinterest won't save you.

Zen: Repair monitors report explosive device attached to primary power channel.
Blake: Where?
Zen: Hold three, access duct seven.
Blake: Well can the automatics neutralize it?
Zen: No.
Blake: Why not?
Zen: There is no damage.
Avon: Computer logic. Until the bomb explodes there is nothing for the repair system to repair. Zen, can you reprogram the automatics?
Zen: Preemptive interference in crew activity is forbidden.
Blake: [running for passageway] Oh, he'll clear up after us, but he won't stop us making a mess.
Avon: [moves to follow him] *You* made *this* mess.
Jenna Stannis: We're all in it, Avon.
Avon: [over his shoulder from the passageway] Yes, aren't we!

Blake: Vila.
Vila Restal: Yes.
Blake: It's time to use the neutron blasters.
Vila Restal: At last. I've been looking forward to this.
Blake: Take it easy. It might blow us all up. See if you can blast a hole through that web. Fire!
[Vila presses a button to fire. An alarm sounds]
Zen: Neutron flare shield has not been activated.
Vila Restal: Which one's that?
Blake: [angrily to Zen:] *Activate* the neutron flare shield!
[Alarm stops. A parallel hatch pattern overlays the main screen]
Zen: Confirmed. Blasters are cleared for firing.

Zen: Limited range forward vision is available should you require it.
Vila Restal: Why couldn't you tell us that before?
Blake: Put up forward vision.

"Blakes 7: Moloch (#3.11)" (1980)
Zen: Navigation computers report high-energy interference with directional probes. Automatic control untenable.
Del Tarrant: Battle stations!
[the crew rush to their positions]
Del Tarrant: Zen, this interference... is there any hostile design to it?
Zen: There is a uniform design to it.
Avon: Is it hostile?
Zen: The word hostile is not objective.
Avon: Zen, this is no time to quibble over terminology!

[last lines]
Zen: Information. Three alien spacecraft in hostile formation bearing zero-zero-nine, two million spacials.
Del Tarrant: Flight deck.
[They run to take their places on the bridge]
Del Tarrant: Zen, enemy position.
Zen: One million spacials. We have visual contact with hostile commander.
Del Tarrant: Put her on.
Servalan: [on the viewscreen] Liberator, this is Servalan, President and Supreme Commander of the Terran Federation. You are outnumbered, and at a tactical disadvantage. If you surrender your ship...
[Avon cuts off the transmission]
Dayna: Do we fight?
Avon: Certainly not. We run. Zen, course zero-one-one, speed, standard by six. Get us out of here.

Del Tarrant: I'm going down.
Avon: How?
Del Tarrant: Teleport.
Avon: It will be interesting to see what that energy field does to a teleport beam.
Del Tarrant: All right, we'll take the Liberator through again and I'll teleport from there.
Avon: [laughing sardonically] Why don't you land it right on top of their monitoring station just in case they haven't got the message?
Del Tarrant: Zen, was our entry monitored from the planet's surface?
Zen: Affirmative.
Del Tarrant: So they know we're here.
Avon: Correction: they know we came, and they know that we went away again. One thing's for sure: next time they'll be ready for us.

Zen: Information. The present course has no material end. Suggest transfer from linear progression to modular time shift.
Del Tarrant: Suggestion rejected, Zen.
Cally: Just a moment. How long would it take for us to get somewhere using maximum time shift?
Zen: One hundred and fifty-nine Earth years.
Vila: That's all I need.
Dayna: And where will that bring us?
Zen: Repeat: there is no material destination on present course. After one hundred and fifty-nine Earth years, time shift mechanism will cease to function.

"Blakes 7: The Harvest of Kairos (#3.5)" (1980)
Servalan: So tell me, Zen, how does one operate this craft?
Zen: One manipulates the controls, and the craft functions accordingly.
Servalan: Yes, and I've heard of your impudence.

[On screen is a primitive landing module]
Servalan: What is that?
Zen: Detector scan reveal it to be a high technology space cruiser.
[Jarvik laughs]
Zen: Hardened self-healing Herculanium hull and superstructure, advanced Time Distort facility, speed range to Standard by twelve point two zero three.
[Jarvik laughs harder]
Zen: Computer assessment of weapons reveals the craft to have an assault capacity marginally greater than that of the Liberator.
[Jarvik laughs harder]
Servalan: [shocked] *Greater*?
[Jarvik looks at Servalan, still laughing at the ludicrous incongruity]

"Blakes 7: Redemption (#2.1)" (1979)
Roj Blake: All right, Zen, standby to run it *again*, at *half* speed.
Zen: Confirmed.
Avon: Slow or fast, it will still look the same.
Roj Blake: How long have you been there?
Avon: I was here when you came in.
Roj Blake: Why didn't you speak?
Avon: I had nothing in particular to say. Besides, you looked as though you were planning something you didn't want the rest of us to know about.

Zen: Sensors register missile emission.
Vila: Blake, there is no point in going on; we're finished. At this range we haven't a *chance*. She can't *miss* us.
[the ship explodes precisely as Orac predicted]

"Blakes 7: Time Squad (#1.4)" (1978)
Blake: Zen, report status.
Zen: Liberator is stationary and is stabilized in an anti-orbital posture.
Vila: Whatever that means.
Blake: It means we got it right.
Jenna: Together we can fly this ship manually.
Gan: I think we make a good team.
Avon: [sardonic] Well hooray for us.

Roj Blake: Up until now we've only been a minor irritation to the Federation. I think it's about time we hurt them.
Jenna Stannis: I don't like the sound of that.
Kerr Avon: Neither do I. I thought it was agreed we wouldn't do anything without discussing it thoroughly.
Roj Blake: True. It was also agreed that anybody could opt out at any time. Just tell me when you want to leave.
Kerr Avon: Oh, I will. But in the meantime I think we have a right to know what it is you're planning.
Roj Blake: Zen, set a course for Saurian Major, speed standard by two.
Zen: Speed and course confirmed.
Kerr Avon: That falls a little short of my idea of a thorough discussion.

"Blakes 7: Orac (#1.13)" (1978)
Vila Restal: I don't believe it.
Jenna Stannis: Zen, system status.
Zen: All systems are functioning normally.
Vila Restal: Yes, but Zen's only a machine.
Kerr Avon: So is Orac.
[He removes the activator and throws it across the flight deck]
Vila Restal: That's all right, that's fixed Orac.
Roj Blake: No, it hasn't.
Jenna Stannis: What do you mean?
Roj Blake: We've forgotten something. The prediction has still been made.
Jenna Stannis: Blake!
[the on-screen ship explodes]

"Blakes 7: Voice from the Past (#2.10)" (1979)
Vila Restal: But you're suggesting...
Roj Blake: Oh, betrayal, treachery, piracy, call it what you will: that is what Avon and Cally are up to.
Vila Restal: And Jenna?
Roj Blake: No, not Jenna. I think she was probably duped by the other two.
Vila Restal: How?
Roj Blake: Space fatigue, is that what they're saying?
Vila Restal: Yeah.
Roj Blake: Well, It's obvious, isn't it? They gave me some form of drug, and then put on a show for you and her.
Vila Restal: [considering] Wow, Avon has been excluding me a bit lately.
Roj Blake: It's nothing to what he'll do when they get to Del Ten.
Vila Restal: What?
Roj Blake: He *might* allow you to stay on afterwards. He'd be stupid to reduce his manpower more than absolutely necessary.
Vila Restal: Well, what do we do?
Roj Blake: The first thing to do is to resume course for that asteroid.
Vila Restal: Right.
Roj Blake: [indicating his restraints] One more thing, Vila.
Vila Restal: Oh yes, sorry.
[Vila releases Blake]
Roj Blake: Thank you. Asteroid PK, One, One, Eight.
Vila Restal: Right.
Vila Restal: [Moves in front of Zen] Zen, abort course for Del Ten. Resume course for asteroid PK One One Eight. Confirm with arrival time.
Zen: Arrival asteroid PK One One Eight at nineteen zero eight.
Vila Restal: Just over half an hour.
Vila Restal: [turns around] Blake?
[Blake is gone]

"Blakes 7: Killer (#2.7)" (1979)
[Last lines of episode]
Blake: Cally, Jenna, get the ship moving. I'm going to put out a plague warning.
Avon: [incensed] Are you crazy?
Blake: I've got to warn all traffic to stay away from Fosforon until that virus burns itself out.
Avon: Listen, Blake: Servalan is on her way here. She lands on Fosforon, she gets the plague, she's off our backs for good! You *cannot* put out a warning!
Blake: Suppose some of them don't die. Suppose some of them get off in a ship. That plague goes out to all the galaxies, *millions* will die because of it! *That* is the one responsibility that I will *not* take!
[Blake turns to address the Liberator's computer. Avon stews a moment over the rebuff]
Blake: Zen, I want to put a plague warning transmitter into orbit 'round Fosforon. Then set a course for the constellation Sauros; speed: standard by ten.
Zen: Confirmed.
[FX shot of Liberator slowly turning with deep space freighter The London docked with it, standing in for the plague beacon]
Blake: There has to be a warning, Jenna. There has to be.
[Jenna starts to say something, then simply nods in agreement. Liberator leaves orbit]

"Blakes 7: Bounty (#1.11)" (1978)
[Vila can't contact anyone else on the Liberator]
Vila: Zen, has something happened to them?
Zen: Data is not available.
Vila: I don't want data, I want to know what's happening.
Zen: It will be necessary for you to make a personal investigation.
Vila: Oh, you're a big help. "Personal investigation."
[Vila worriedly begins putting on a gunbelt]
Vila: "Personal investigation!" The next time Avon wants to make a personal investigation on how you work I shall make a personal point of handing him the instruments... personally!

"Blakes 7: Mission to Destiny (#1.7)" (1978)
Zen: In one point zero three minutes, it will no longer be possible to operate force wall and main drive simultaneously. Please decide which to close down.
Jenna Stannis: Without main drive we'll never get out of this.
Vila Restal: Without the force wall we'll be smashed to pieces!
Roj Blake: Have the locators detected the outer edge of the storm yet?
Vila Restal: [looks at his panel] No. Yes! No... Maybe.
Roj Blake: Which is it, Vila?
Vila Restal: [looks again] It's "Maybe."
Zen: Directive is now required.