Blake's 7 (1978–1981)
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Time Squad 

Blake picks up an unidentified space projectile en route to an attack on Saurian Major, accidentally allowing three dangerous aliens aboard the Liberator.


Pennant Roberts


Terry Nation, Terry Nation (creator)

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Episode cast overview:
Gareth Thomas ... Roj Blake
Sally Knyvette ... Jenna Stannis
Paul Darrow Paul Darrow ... Kerr Avon
Jan Chappell Jan Chappell ... Cally
Michael Keating Michael Keating ... Vila Restal
David Jackson David Jackson ... Olag Gan
Peter Tuddenham Peter Tuddenham ... Zen (voice)
Tony Smart Tony Smart ... 1st Alien
Mark McBride Mark McBride ... 2nd Alien
Frank Henson Frank Henson ... 3rd Alien


En route for the Federation planet Saurian Major, the Liberator encounters a small craft drifting in space, and the crew bring it aboard against Zen's advice. Later, Blake, Avon and Vila teleport down to attack the Federation communications complex on Saurian Major, leaving Jenna and Gan to watch the three cyrogenically-frozen passengers found aboard the vehicle. As Blake's team and a telepath named Cally try to infiltrate the base, the three aliens come out of hibernation. Written by Christopher M. Buckey

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23 January 1978 (UK) See more »

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This is the first episode to mention Gan's limiter. See more »


[looking around Saurian Major]
Blake: You have to be careful of the plant life around here. Some of it's carnivorous. Some species even have an intelligence rating.
Vila: That's a comfort. I should hate to be eaten by something stupid.
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Time Squad
21 May 2008 | by ametaphysicalsharkSee all my reviews

On the way to federation planet Saurian Major, Blake picks up an unidentified projectile, accidentally allowing three hibernating aliens on to The Liberator.

"Time Squad" is an okay episode of Blake's 7 that frankly isn't up to much other than being a reasonably solid standalone story. The aliens are a bit rubbish and despite some interesting plot twists this isn't much of an exciting episode, but it's to be expected that with Terry Nation writing this ENTIRE first season there will be some less interesting episodes, and this is one of them.


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