Forget all this Thatcher nonsense, Blakes 7 is returning!
I wrote to Jimmy Saville trying to get on this show back in the day, so I’m out before I’m scarred again…
EDIT: I didnt get on, but recent events brought the pain of not getting on all back, perhaps not as much pain as there could have been, me being a fair haired freshed faced young 9 year old at the time…..Posted 4 years ago
Something good from the 80s!
I even gave up Scouts, to watch Blakes 7, as it clashed with the club’s timetable…Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
I hope it’s not ruined in the same way that Dr Who has been turned into a camp pantomime EastEnders in space.
You are quite obviously not acquainted with the Doctor Who of John Pertwee and Peter Davidson, then.Posted 4 years ago
Pertwee’s Doctor was camper than a Boy Scout jamboree! Neo-Victorian frilly shirts, bouffant hair, capes?
I gave up watching after Tom Baker, because it was so God-awful, the current Doctor is a vast improvement in just about every way possible.
Speaking from the point of view of someone who started watching with the episode ‘An Unearthly Child’…
It was delightfully camp, Servalan bought out my female side wanting a lesbian relationship with her, didn’t one of them end up as a newsreader on Sky. Aurac was the computer and Blake was always buggering off when he was needed, the alien scenes alwasy seemed to be set in surbiton and the sets moved about but i was hooked, made a change from the day to day reality of StarTrek.Posted 4 years ago
Drac, my mam was a knitter and we did the ball of wool thing. But I remember watching blue peter make them from half a plastic bottle (dilute robinsons juice, but they had covered the label it being the beeb) I drank the bottle over course of a day (dry summers back then, thirsty work playing out on your grifter) and proceeded to cut up the said bottle and make one for going back to school and look cool 😳 only for everybody else at school to have grown up and moved on…..story of my **** lifePosted 4 years ago
footflaps – Member
It go one of two ways, utter pants like Dr Who who get a decent make over like Battlestar Gallactica. Obviously I’m hoping they get Kara Thrace in as Dayna…
+1 on that.
That Battlestar Galactica based obviously on historical fact and some of us clearly are descended from Colonials and others are Cylons, easy to spot which in the bike world, Cylons prefering a road bike where their balls should be.Posted 4 years agomartinhutchSubscriber
I was a massive Blakes 7 fan in my yoof. The tears that were shed when Gan got squashed by a door….
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgGaxn62nvc – just relived the horror again at 45 mins in…still very upsetting, obviously.
They had the coolest guns, ship (Liberator) and teleport bracelets in low-budget sci-fi. I used to make them out of tin foil and buttons.Posted 4 years agoBigButSlimmerBlokeMember
A remake will only end in disappointment.
Remember V, the thing about the space lizards pretending they were our friends but only so’s they could eat us? Well that’s been remade by SyFy and is way better than the original. SyFy are doing Blake’s 7, so if their V is anything to go by, Blake’s 7 could be excellent.Posted 4 years agomogrimMember
It’ll be crap, totally and utterly crap.
Depends, the remake of BSG is excellent. Doctor Who is entertaining, the main difference is that BSG is made for adults, while DW is light entertainment you can watch with your kids. I’m hoping (and expecting) Blake’s 7 to be similar to the former.
And I watched a couple of episodes of the original a while back, enjoyed it but it hasn’t aged well.Posted 4 years ago
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