Blakes 7: Season 1, Episode 3

Cygnus Alpha (16 Jan. 1978)

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Blake, Avon and Jenna follows the prison transport ship "London" to the Federation prison planet "Cygnus Alpha" where Blake teleports to the surface to free the prisoners. But the planet's ... See full summary »

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Blake, Avon and Jenna follows the prison transport ship "London" to the Federation prison planet "Cygnus Alpha" where Blake teleports to the surface to free the prisoners. But the planet's supreme ruler Vargas wants to take over "The Liberator" in his goal for total power and conquest of the galaxy. Written by Daniel Williamson

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Brian Blessed has admitted in interviews he mishandled his role by playing the part too loud. See more »

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Selman: What do you think it will be like, Arco?
Arco: How should I know? It won't be good, will it? They don't put penal colonies on easy-living planets.
Selman: What about guards, authorities?
Vila: Why should they bother? It's a long walk back.
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Cygnus Alpha
21 May 2008 | by (prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com) – See all my reviews

One of the more underrated episodes of the series in my opinion features Blake, Avon, and Jenna following the prison transport ship London to Cygnus Alpha in the alien ship from the last episode. Upon arriving on Cygnus Alpha to free the prisoners they discover that Vargas, the supreme leader of the planet, wishes to take over The Liberator as part of a planned conquest of the galaxy.

This underrated episode of Blake's 7 maintains a leisurely but not boring pace and features several interesting locations including the first alien planet on Blake's 7, Cygnus Alpha, which is well-designed considering the budget and has a great, dark atmosphere enhanced by the typically good Dudley Simpson score.

8/10


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