Blakes 7 (1978–1981)

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

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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)
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 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)
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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>

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Trivia

Gareth Thomas (Roj Blake), Michael Keating (Vila Restal) and Mike Mungarvan (Prisoner/Duty officer) are the only actors to appear in both the first and last episodes of the series. See more »

Quotes

Vila Restal: [about Jenna] She's a big name. It's an honor to be locked up with her.
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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 »

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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.


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