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hutch0
Date: 2008-04-25 00:03
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There have been various stories about the return of Blake's 7 down the years, enough to take this with a certain pinch of salt, but I have to admit the environment is right. The success of the `reimagined' Doctor Who - and particularly Battlestar Galactica - obviously mean that Sky fancy getting a slice of that pie, so the chances of it actually getting made may be somewhat greater than they were before. Of course, by the time the scripts are written Battlestar will have finished and Doctor Who may have had to negotiate another regeneration and the landscape might have changed. We'll see.
I chiefly remember Blake's 7 for acting that ranged from wooden to scenary-chewing, special effects in the best BBC tradition, and an ending that was one of the bleakest things I'd ever seen on television. I literally couldn't sleep the night after the final episode.
Of course (and I mean no disrespect to the rest of the cast) the whole thing won't work without the mighty Jacqueline Pearce, whose performance as Servalan left an indelible mark on male (and possibly female) British science fiction fans of a certain age, and the equally mighty Paul Darrow as Avon.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-27 20:10 (UTC)
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Bless you for that. But the link doesn't work.
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User: robsoft
Date: 2008-04-25 05:55 (UTC)
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It could certainly be interesting, but I doubt that they'd find writers who could bring themselves to 'leave it alone' enough - I'd worry about how much it will be embellished and over-complicated. Would love to see a proper effort though, made by people with the right combination of due deference and indifference to the original - it's a fine line to tread and they're sure to piss-off a whole vocal minority, regardless of how they do it and what they try to be mindful of.

I take your point with Servalan, but for me I thought Jenna was cute. However, it was the arrival of the fabulous Glynis Barber as Soolin (with that crazy, then-incredibly-futuristic hairstyle) that did it for me.

Soolin definitely left an indelible mark on me; apart from the usual harmless adolescent sci-fi sexual fantasy crap, I proceeded to spend several years watching Dempsey & Makepiece in the hope of a bikini or underwear shot (as if)!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-27 20:14 (UTC)
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Well, fingers crossed they'll get someone in who knows what they're doing. It's still very early days in this project and there's many a slip `twixt cup and lip and all that.
I think we're in fairly broad agreement about Jenna and Soolin. I interviewed Glynis Barber (and indeed Michael Brandon) last year. Well, I was in a room full of journalists who were interviewing them. I asked a question, but I can't remember what it was or what she replied.
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