Blakes 7: Season 1, Episode 5

The Web (30 Jan. 1978)

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Cally comes under the influence of an alien intelligence from her own peoples' legends, causing her to sabotage the Liberator. The ship goes off course and becomes ensnared by an organic ... See full summary »

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Sally Knyvette ...
Paul Darrow ...
Jan Chappell ...
Michael Keating ...
David Jackson ...
Peter Tuddenham ...
Zen (voice)
Richard Beale ...
Saymon
Ania Marson ...
Geela
Miles Fothergill ...
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Gilda Cohen ...
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Ismed Hassan ...
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Marcus Powell ...
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Molly Tweedlie ...
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Cally comes under the influence of an alien intelligence from her own peoples' legends, causing her to sabotage the Liberator. The ship goes off course and becomes ensnared by an organic web that surrounds a remote planet inhabited by a genetically-engineered race and their creators. Written by Christopher M. Buckey

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Blake: Vila.
Vila Restal: Yes.
Blake: It's time to use the neutron blasters.
Vila Restal: At last. I've been looking forward to this.
Blake: Take it easy. It might blow us all up. See if you can blast a hole through that web. Fire!
[Vila presses a button to fire. An alarm sounds]
Zen: Neutron flare shield has not been activated.
Vila Restal: Which one's that?
Blake: [angrily to Zen:] *Activate* the neutron flare shield!
[Alarm stops. A parallel hatch pattern overlays the main screen]
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The Web
21 May 2008 | by (prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com) – See all my reviews

In "The Web", Cally is controlled by an alien intelligence (one of the series' most memorably freakish creations is involved here) and proceeds to sabotage The Liberator, leading to the ship becoming ensnared in an organic web surrounding a remote planet.

This is an interesting episode of Blake's 7 which is easy to pick holes in and contains some bad acting and basically none of the depth and characterization you might expect from a good Blake's 7 episode but I find that fans are a little too harsh on it. It's almost like Terry Nation forgot he was writing Blake's 7 and slipped into Doctor Who mode for a bit here, even then not one of his more inspired Doctor Who moments.

This episode is a lot of ridiculous fun. I love the model work and the web itself and the freakish looking villain thing, which is quite genuinely grotesque. This is hardly an example of Blake's 7 at its best but it's watchable and rewatchable and entertaining.

7/10


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