As for the huge multiple car pile ups-what a laugh! Why these cars could not stop when they could see a crash way ahead on the highway is beyond me! Maybe the cars in the 70's had very bad brakes or very bad and blind drivers with the reaction time of a tortoise!
One extremely bad episode which I can remember has a young boy with roller skates hanging on to the rear fender of a car and being towed along the highway at about 60 miles an hour! How come the wheels on his skates did not wear off? I seem to remember some friends of his driving a stationwagon in pursuit, they were only about 8 years old, so how did their feet reach the pedals? If you want a laugh then watch an episode of this series!
I was a fan of DR.Who so I liked Blake's 7 also. I have been watching it recently on UK Gold and it has brought back fond memories. Admittedly the Special Effects were very low budget just like DR.Who-You could always spot the shaky badly handpainted sets! The acting was a mix of good and bad, Avon (Paul Darrow) was excellent as was Servalan (Jaqueline Pearce) and Villa (Michael Keating) was very good also. Some episodes were really good and the script was great with some great dialogue by Avon. If you can overlook the very poor effects and men in rubber suits dressed as monsters then this was overall a great show.The last episode was a great cliffhanger although it upset me when I first saw it. I would love to see the series remade with Paul Darrow and the others-we never did know whether or not Avon and company died or not, so it could be remade. This was a classic series!
It was corny in places too and I wonder why objects such as rocks and steel bars made a whistling noise when Steve threw them! Also the androids were bad especially when their face came off and an actor had a mask with wires and lights on it over his/her face which meant realistically they would have had a side profile like E.T.!
But on the whole I loved it and have fond memories of watching it! It is a classic 70's show!
The series was cheaply and badly made with so many ideas lifted from Star Wars and other far superior Movies and TV series, The worst series was when they finally reached Earth! The totally preposterous notion that the Space Travellers could defy the laws of gravity and jump into trees like the Bionic Man (which Larson also produced!) was nothing short of comical!
I would like to know how the main characters found the switch on their invisible flying bikes to make them visible again! These Flying Bikes were just present day motorbikes with bits of plastic put on them to make them look futuristic!
Battlestar Galactica was an insult to anyones intelligence! It is in my Top Twenty Worst TV Shoes Ever Made!