Blakes 7 (1978–1981)

TV Series  -   -  Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 1,980 users  
Reviews: 48 user | 4 critic

A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 07 Jul 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 04 Aug 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 11 months ago
 
list image
a list of 37 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Blakes 7" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Blakes 7 (1978–1981)

Blakes 7 (1978–1981) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Blakes 7.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
1981   1980   1979   1978  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Space: 1999 (1975–1977)
Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.

Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate
The Tripods (1984–1985)
Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Sci-fi thriller about the takeover of earth by alien tripods. The conquerers start controlling human minds, but not until after they reach the age of sixteen. Two boys seek to end the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Shackley, Ceri Seel, Jim Baker
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The space solar yacht Tiger Moth under the command of no-nonsense Captain Lisa Deranne is on a cruise taking some rich misfits on a voyage through space. Unfortunately on their travels they... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Davies
Stars: Jan Chappell, Brian Croucher, Carole Ann Ford
First Wave (1998–2001)
Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Framed for murder and on the run, a former thief struggles to expose the vanguard of an alien invasion with the help of a conspiracy theorist and newly discovered prophecies of Nostradamus.

Stars: Sebastian Spence, Rob LaBelle, Roger R. Cross
UFO (1969–1973)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In the year 1980 the Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and use them for body parts. A highly secret military organization is set up in the hope of defending ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington
Moonbase 3 (TV Mini-Series 1973)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The adventures of David Caulder and his crew stationed on Moonbase 3 on the moon's surface. In the 21st century, representatives of many of the world's governments live in bases on the moon... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Houston, Ralph Bates, Fiona Gaunt
Rough Magik (TV Short 2000)
Short | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Plugging nicely into the RPG world of Delta Green, Rough Magik is about The Night Scholars, a clandestine organization setup to monitor the ancient cult of Cthulhu. After decades of ... See full summary »

Director: Jamie Payne
Stars: Paul Darrow, Gerrard McArthur, Tim Kirby
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A 20th century astronaut is revived out of 500 years of suspended animation to become the greatest hero of a future Earth.

Stars: Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Silla
Star Cops (TV Mini-Series 1987)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The adventures of the International Space Police Force, led by Nathan Spring. The Star Cops are made up of officers from all over the world, including Aussie Pal Lenzy, Russian Alexander, ... See full summary »

Stars: David Calder, Erick Ray Evans, Trevor Cooper
Sapphire & Steel (1979–1982)
Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Complex, involved science-fiction series about a special force of interdimensional operatives whose task is to protect the universe from evil forces trying to gain a foothold by disrupting ... See full summary »

Stars: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley, David Collings
Quark (TV Series 1977)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The misadventures of an outer space garbage collector and his crew.

Stars: Richard Benjamin, Tim Thomerson, Patricia Barnstable
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Edited from the first four episodes of the cult 1978 BBC TV series set in the far future where freedom fighter Roj Blake, framed by the all-powerful but corrupt Galactic Federation which ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael E. Briant, Vere Lorrimer, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Gareth Thomas, Sally Knyvette, Paul Darrow
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Michael Keating ...
 Vila Restal (52 episodes, 1978-1981)
Paul Darrow ...
 Kerr Avon (51 episodes, 1978-1981)
Peter Tuddenham ...
 Zen / ... (49 episodes, 1978-1981)
Jan Chappell ...
 Cally / ... (37 episodes, 1978-1981)
Jacqueline Pearce ...
 Servalan / ... (29 episodes, 1978-1981)
...
 Roj Blake (28 episodes, 1978-1981)
Sally Knyvette ...
 Jenna Stannis (26 episodes, 1978-1979)
Steven Pacey ...
 Del Tarrant / ... (26 episodes, 1980-1981)
Josette Simon ...
 Dayna Mellanby (26 episodes, 1980-1981)
Edit

Storyline

In the third century of the second calendar, a corrupt galactic federation, with Earth at its center, drugs its billions of citizens into placid submission. A rebel named Roj Blake, who once tried to organize a resistance group to overthrow this regime, was caught and divested of his memories. But Blake's revolutionary spirit is revived when he witnesses a mass slaughter by police that is covered up by the federation officials. He escapes exile on board a prison spaceship and, together with a lovable band of outlaws, takes over a vacant alien space cruiser of awesome drive capability. Naming their new ship as "The Liberator", Blake and his group travel the Milky Way to seek any opportunity to undermine the evil federation. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 January 1978 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Los siete de Blake  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Gareth Thomas revealed in The Cult of...: Blake's 7 (2006) that he became disillusioned with some aspects of the series, in particular what he regarded as its move away from science fiction and into science fantasy. When he asked if he could direct a couple of episodes and this was refused by the BBC, he decided to leave. See more »

Quotes

[about Blake]
Dr. Havant: Can't he be eliminated?
Alta Morag: No, he's a symbol of opposition to the Administration.
Dr. Havant: So?
Ven Glynd: We've done cross-sectional psych readings, which show that a high percentage of people, particularly the younger ones, believe that Blake's trial was a showpiece, that his statements were rigged.
Alta Morag: His death could be used by the dissidents. They need a hero. Alive or dead, Blake could be it.
Dr. Havant: Difficult. I suppose my department could infect him, some rapidly terminal disease. Would his natural death help...
Ven Glynd:
Alta Morag:
Dr. Havant:
[...]
See more »

Crazy Credits

SPOILER! The final episode ends with a lone Avon, surrounded by Federation soldiers, holding a blaster-type rifle and smiling a devious smile. The program then cuts to the end titles VISUALLY, but several "shots" are heard over the credits before the theme music starts. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Last Horror Film (1982) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Stylish substance over insubstantial style
31 January 2001 | by (Xenon) – See all my reviews

In 1978, America had "Battlestar Galactica" and Dirk Benedict. England had "Blake's 7" and Paul Darrow. England had the better deal.

Sure, "Blake's 7" had a shoddy budget and clunkier sets than "Doctor Who", but the show had more interesting characters. You could not find a more diverse bunch of criminals, freedom fighters, and guns-for-hire - and these were the heroes (or anti-heroes)of the show. Almost every week they fought Servalan, Travis, and the evil Galactic Federation (boo,hiss!) while sometimes barely getting along with each other. The show flagged a bit in the last season, but it had the best series finale of all time in my opinion.


19 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Shooting Tarrant saudipete
Reasons We Love Series 4 dustyhonda2000
Discuss Blakes 7 (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page