Cult '80s sci-fi gang "Blake's 7" make an eventful late night stop at Newport Pagnell Services on the M1.

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Cult '80s sci-fi gang "Blake's 7" make an eventful late night stop at Newport Pagnell Services on the M1.

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Disappointing
17 April 2008 | by (Kent, England) – See all my reviews

I had high hopes for this having heard about it a while back. Finally got hold of the DVD release and was left somewhat non-plussed. I love the premise of the Liberator crew still on the run, by now reduced to a beat-up old car. I like motorway service stations too, they're odd, surreal places, particularly late at night. But somehow I found this short lacking.

Besides the costumes and props, which are excellent, there's very little that's very "Blake's 7" about it. For a homage to a show loved for its dialog and characters, the script is really lacking - the characters don't interact or have dialog anything like those they're emulating, and there's pretty much zero plot. I got to the end feeling "is that it?" They could've done something so much better with a 15 minute short like this, considering the effort gone to, if only the writers and cast had taken some interest in the subject matter.


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