Dr Who was also known for its shaky sets and look how succesful thats become!Good news or not? One thing for sure, it won't be the same....
...but wasn't that part of the charm of the original?
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Blake's 7 poised for Sky comeback
"Star Trek TOS was known for its shaky sets ..."Dr Who was also known for its shaky sets and look how succesful thats become!
Sounds like a Blue Peter project to me, get out your old cornflakes boxes and stickyback plastic and make your own Blake's 7!No. No reimagining; we need a cardboard cut out spaceship attached to a lollypop stick, pushed through a slit in starscape curtains. Make a whoosing sound as you move it from behind the curtain and you have special effects.
Next you need a crew of the most unconvincing wooden actors this side of Altair 7.
Now bring on the suitcases with Christmas tree lights on them, these are your AIs and supercomputers.
Finally you need quarries, lots of quarries.
Voila, Blake's 7 is reborn.
In Season 1 the count was Blake, Avon, Jenna, Cally, Vila, Gan and Zen to get the Seven. ORAC came aboard at the end of Season 1 so there was actually eight crewmembers for a while (although ORAC didn't do much in a lot of episodes) until Gan was killed in Season 2, which restored balance to the numbering systemI think you're meant to count Liberator and later Scorpio as well to keep the number running to 7.
Actually, I thought cowardly Villa was the most original character, but then you also had gentle giant Gan, and not forgetting Servalan... they were all good characters, which is probably the appeal.I loved Avon and he just can't be replaced, let alone any of the others.