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Blakes 7

  • 03-08-2017 9:19pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 573 ✭✭✭ Hastentoadd


    Ok this was was my favourite ever series. I remember sitting through my finals in college just knowing I was was missing an episode of Blakes 7. So some years later it doesn't quite look the same. Indeed its hard to guage between Blakes 7 and Space 1999 as to which is more dated. I did live through 3 episodes of Blakes 7 before I simply could not go further. Anyone have a recollection of a series that has dated just as badly?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,473 ✭✭✭ Doodah7


    Hmmm I would argue that Space 1999 hasn't aged that badly (other than the ill-advised flares and the 70's wah-wah guitar incidental music at times). Yes the special effects look definitely over 40 years old but the set, spaceships and stories still hold up pretty well.

    I too LOVED Bake's 7 but yes, it has dated badly in terms of its look, production etc. Still Avon was such a pr1ck he was actually brilliant...


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,954 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    Blake's 7 had some great characters and and some amazing and interesting plots oh and cool computers Zen and Oraq

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,594 ✭✭✭✭ RobbingBandit


    This and Buck Rogers were favourites when I was a kid.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,619 ✭✭✭ furiousox


    Servalan.

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    Moved from Films.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 573 ✭✭✭ Hastentoadd


    tallpaul wrote: »
    Hmmm I would argue that Space 1999 hasn't aged that badly (other than the ill-advised flares and the 70's wah-wah guitar incidental music at times). Yes the special effects look definitely over 40 years old but the set, spaceships and stories still hold up pretty well.

    I too LOVED Bake's 7 but yes, it has dated badly in terms of its look, production etc. Still Avon was such a pr1ck he was actually brilliant...
    Avon was my favourite character in Blakes7. As you say he was a total prick but he was great at it


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,652 ✭✭✭✭ beauf


    I liked the Ship in Blakes7 the liberator, but preferred 1999. Still have the Dinky Ship the Eagle!

    Buck Rogers was later.


  • Registered Users Posts: 573 ✭✭✭ Hastentoadd


    beauf wrote: »
    I liked the Ship in Blakes7 the liberator, but preferred 1999. Still have the Dinky Ship the Eagle!

    Buck Rogers was later.
    Blakes7 was in the 1980s, space 1999 crept into the nineties. Buck was in the 25th century. Way ahead of them all :-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,954 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    Im giving this a rewatch, they are all up on YouTube, leaving aside the production values , the show had a great combination of characters and stories

    https://www.youtube.com/user/Blakes7Movies

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,790 ✭✭✭ Tow


    Anyone have a recollection of a series that has dated just as badly?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,426 ✭✭✭ donaghs


    Strangest thing I discovered recently about that show was that actual crime Blake was accused of committing was being a child molester!

    Another oddity of 1970s Britain.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,954 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    Tow wrote: »

    did Star Wars rip off that robot at the end, was it called PP8?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,749 ✭✭✭ Smiles35


    donaghs wrote: »
    Strangest thing I discovered recently about that show was that actual crime Blake was accused of committing was being a child molester!

    Another oddity of 1970s Britain.


    No way. :eek:


    That show was so serious compared to other shows. It scared me.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,652 ✭✭✭✭ beauf


    I watched the first episode. Was a bit surprised at that too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,215 ✭✭✭ khalessi


    Blake 7 was brilliant, Space 1999 to me felt dated at the time but I still watched it and Battle Star Galatica was another favourite


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,640 ✭✭✭✭ ednwireland




  • Registered Users Posts: 16,954 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    Im on the third series now, despite some sloppy execution of ideas and 70's production values, the characters are just brilliant, Avon, Avon/Villa interactions, Servalan, Orac , Travis. Far more interesting then the cardboard characters in most modern Sifi

    A belief in gender identity involves a level of faith as there is nothing tangible to prove its existence which, as something divorced from the physical body, is similar to the idea of a soul. - Colette Colfer



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