Orac has pinpointed Blake's location and reveals to Avon and the crew of Scorpio that he is on the lawless planet Gauda Prime, where Blake has given up fighting against the Federation and ... See full summary »

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Orac has pinpointed Blake's location and reveals to Avon and the crew of Scorpio that he is on the lawless planet Gauda Prime, where Blake has given up fighting against the Federation and is now a bounty hunter. But the crew of the Scorpio suspect Blake has betrayed them and has sold out to the Federation. Written by Daniel Williamson

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According to script editor Chris Boucher, the famous ending was meant as merely another season cliffhanger. See more »

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[after a group of aircraft passed over]
Vila: So who do you think they were, Soolin?
Soolin: I've no idea, Vila. But one thing I do know: if you want to survive on this planet you have to assume that everyone is out to get you.
Vila: I always assume that wherever I go.
Soolin: The difference is, on Gauda Prime you'll be right!
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SPOILER: After the final shot of Avon surrounded by Federation troopers, the end titles begin, but several gunshots are heard over the credits before the theme music starts. See more »

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17 August 2009 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Blake's 7 was, and still is, an iconic sci-fi TV series. There was something really different about it that has given it cult status despite its age and low budget sfx.

I think the ending of the series at season 4 was a cop-out, however. The characters were so well-developed and had so much history that it was wrong to kill them off in one foul swoop. Imaginative writers who cared about the series could have come up with better endings that would have left fans with a feeling of satisfaction. Sure, killing Blake was a good twist, but not everyone we came to care about all at once.

I think a remake of this could be great. The new Doctor Who seasons have really made an impact with newer sfx and scripts that reflect what viewers have come to expect in current TV. But *please* don't repeat such a silly ending! The goodies don't have to win, but they can certainly be retired more gracefully!


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