Letter From AVON!

AVON

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This was sent out via PAUL'S club:

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9th October, 2003

Blake's 7 : The Movie - A Message From Paul

This is something I never thought I would have to write to you.
I am sorry to say that circumstances have arisen, that leave me no alternative but to sever relations with the company formed to revive, "Blake's Seven".
Terry Nation and I talked at some length about his idea for a two-part TV Movie that might capture the imagination of a new generation, as well as pleasing those of you who have so constantly supported his original conception.
Since his untimely death, I have tried to realise the vision which, in a sense, he entrusted to me. However, I have fallen foul of modern business practise, which seems to prefer exploitation of a 'brand', and therefore, a TV Movie such as Terry and I envisaged seems as far off as when it was first mooted.
Otherwise, I must quote, 'artistic differences', with those with whom I was previously in association. This is not a Danascene revelation - I have been disturbed by the situation for quite a while and have tried to remedy it, but my efforts have been overruled or ignored. My position became untenable.
You willknow, I hope, how deeply unhappy I am and I'm sure you will share my disappointment. As somebody once said - "Ever silver lining has a cloud".
Your affection and support over so many years meant a lot to Terry - and still does to me.
Thank you.


Paul Darrow

Can't really blame "PAUL" for this - as "B7E" weren't exactly fair to the members who were registered on their "official website Forum" - which is now closed and which they didn't even to tell anyone it was shutting down, not too mention their "AMS's" evasive behaviour, etc! :mad:
 

L. Arkwright

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I have to say that I didnt know anything about this but to be honest I suppose he must have had his reasons for leaving. Obviously it was a very important project to him and if he felt the need to abandon it then there must have been some serious issues going on.
Maybe this was a good thing. Maybe what others where proposing would have changed the program that we know so well into something completely different.
 

AVON

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Seems from what "PAUL" has said at the CULT TV convention this past weekend - his reason was partly over "merchandising" as he mainly wanted to do the TV Movie.

He was as he said in his letter: "entrusted to Terry's vision for a future revival of B7!" Therefore, as with the original he tried to his best to achieve that and make sure as with the original it would have been a worthy successor and a worth tribute also to "TERRY NATION"!

Sadly, that may not happen - despite "B7E" still having sole rights to still go-ahead and do a new "B7" etc. Until, either "PAUL" or "AMS?B7E" tell us further what was the reason really behind the severing of the relationship - we can only speculate! Pity, that it seems to have got so bad - but don't blame "PAUL" even if, he's lost out "financially" as a result - he prefered to keep "his dignity" - as even "AVON'S" better-half has definitely proved - "MONEY IS DEFINITELY NOT THE B-ALL AND END-ALL" is it!
 
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