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Blake's 7 

A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.

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Terry Nation
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4   3   2   1  
1981   1980   1979   1978  

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Complete series cast summary:
Michael Keating Michael Keating ...  Vila Restal 52 episodes, 1978-1981
Paul Darrow ...  Kerr Avon 51 episodes, 1978-1981
Peter Tuddenham Peter Tuddenham ...  Zen / ... 46 episodes, 1978-1981
Jan Chappell ...  Cally 36 episodes, 1978-1981
Jacqueline Pearce ...  Servalan / ... 29 episodes, 1978-1981
Gareth Thomas ...  Roj Blake 28 episodes, 1978-1981
Sally Knyvette ...  Jenna Stannis 26 episodes, 1978-1979
Steven Pacey Steven Pacey ...  Del Tarrant / ... 26 episodes, 1980-1981
Josette Simon ...  Dayna Mellanby 26 episodes, 1980-1981
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Storyline

In the third century of the second calendar, a corrupt galactic federation, with Earth at its centre, Narcotises its billions of citizens into placid submission. A rebel named Roj Blake, who once tried to organise a resistance group to overthrow the regime, was caught and his memories wiped. But Blake's revolutionary spirit is revived when he witnesses a mass slaughter by police which is covered up by officials. He escapes on-board a prison ship, and together with a lovable band of outlaws, takes over a vacant alien space cruiser of awesome drive capability. Christening their ship, "The Liberator", Blake and his group travel the Milky Way to seek any opportunity to undermine the corrupt regime. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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2 years before Blake's 7, Gareth Thomas had starred in the short-lived science fiction series Star Maidens (1976) as Shem. The series was about a planet dominated by women that entered the solar system and human scientists are sent to the planet to investigate. Derek Farr whom played Evans in the series played Ensor, Orac's creator in the Season 1 finale. See more »

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Vila Restal: [about Jenna] She's a big name. It's an honor to be locked up with her.
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Fantastic mix of Dr. Who meets Star Trek.
4 January 1999 | by torrboySee all my reviews

"Blake's 7", whilst being somewhat of a misnomer, is a great series. The first few episodes (maybe even the entire first season) are rather shoddy and have a *very* low budget look, but it only gets better from then on in.

The most memorable bits of the series are the cynical, sarcastic, clever, and down-right rude comments from Avon, delivered in a beautifully scathing voice, and the equally sarcastic remarks from Orac, the talking fish tank.

Definitely a must-see if you like Dr. Who and can get the entire series (26 two-episode videos) at your local video rental library.


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UK

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English

Release Date:

2 January 1978 (UK) See more »

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(52 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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