Return of Blake's 7?

pambaddeley

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Well one theory is that the cynical Blake who dies in the base at the end is the clone that Servalan commissioned from the Clone Masters in the series 2 episode 'Weapon'. So the real Blake would be out there somewhere...
 

paranoid marvin

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Quite why Blakes 7 has not been remade I do not know. We've had updates/reboots of Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Lost in Space etc but not the one that (definitely) has the best storyline of them all.
 

Droflet

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It's been twelve years since the first post. Surely if 'they' were going to remake the show, it would have been done by now. Just saying. :sleep:
 

BAYLOR

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It's been twelve years since the first post. Surely if 'they' were going to remake the show, it would have been done by now. Just saying. :sleep:
Its not going tp be remade otherwise it would have happened by now.
 

paranoid marvin

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The main issue in my opinion is not the replacement actors but the writer and director. A show lives and dies by it's script and direction, and there are precious few of the Calibre of Terry Nation and David Maloney. Just compare the writing on Doctor Who now to it's hey-day In the 70s and early 80s.

It's extremely likely that if the show DID make a comeback (and if Lost in Space can, why can't B7?) that it would be produced by either Netflix or Amazon Prime - and that is predominantly for an American audience, not the B7 fanbase. But when you consider the calibre of some of the shows that have been created (esp on Netflix) a good reimagining is possible. Like I said the premise is still solid and as relevant today as it was back then - in fact perhaps even moreso.
 

Vince W

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The main issue in my opinion is not the replacement actors but the writer and director. A show lives and dies by it's script and direction, and there are precious few of the Calibre of Terry Nation and David Maloney. Just compare the writing on Doctor Who now to it's hey-day In the 70s and early 80s.

It's extremely likely that if the show DID make a comeback (and if Lost in Space can, why can't B7?) that it would be produced by either Netflix or Amazon Prime - and that is predominantly for an American audience, not the B7 fanbase. But when you consider the calibre of some of the shows that have been created (esp on Netflix) a good reimagining is possible. Like I said the premise is still solid and as relevant today as it was back then - in fact perhaps even moreso.
This would be an opportunity for the BBC/ITV/Channel 4 service Britbox. They could remake Blakes 7 without having to consider an American audience.
 
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