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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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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At the end of the episode, Blake sets course for Centero, as he had done at the end of Blake's 7: Time Squad (1978). The ship finally arrives there in Blake's 7: Seek-Locate-Destroy (1978). See more »

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Avon: We could make a fortune with it if it wasn't for Blake.
Olag Gan: In what way?
Avon: There's always a market for technology like this.
Olag Gan: I don't think Blake would agree to that.
Avon: There will come a time when he won't be making the decisions.
[Avon smiles]
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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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