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(TV) Blake's 7 Returns

It seems that Blake 7's return has only now 'officially' been announced. So I guess me mumbling about it for the last 8 months was jumping the gun a bit. Ahem.

Anyway, the announcement has finally been made by Sky for two hour long programmes in preparation for a full series if it goes down well.

Blake's 7 Poised For Sky Comeback (BBC News Online; Thursday 24th April 2008)

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incandescens
Apr. 24th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
(crosses fingers) Now please, let them do it well . . .

And it'll be interesting to see if Servalan remains as strong a character as she was twenty-seven years ago.
darransims
Apr. 24th, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
Shame that it is on $ky.
timgray
Apr. 24th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
Indeed, for those of us who don't have these new-fangled imaginary channels.

Does Angus know whether it'll be framed as a remake or a sequel? A big part of what makes the originals pop is Paul Darrow's Avon, and they won't have that. The stories were intermittently clever too, and they won't have Terry Nation... but I suppose done well it could be "the British Firefly". Well, I suppose the original already was.
angusabranson
Apr. 24th, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
Given the amount of time that has passed since B7 was last on our screens Angus reckons you'll see a retelling of the original story arc.

Of course this has not been officially announced so it's purely Angus speculation you understand...
dan_g
Apr. 24th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
"Sky is working alongside Blake's 7 Productions, a subsidiary of Blake's 7 Media who owns the licence to the show."

Well, they would.

One imagines that this is not a random coincidence...
slev
Apr. 24th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
They've been mooting this on-and-off for at least eight years you know.

I won't believe it until I see it.
greeba
Apr. 24th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
Interesting... The recent audio dramas weren't bad, but perhaps were a tad too homegenous. I'm surprised to see this come to fruition, 5 years after B7E took the rights and began throwing their weight around by ruining the extras on the BBC original series DVDs with their veto.
morthrai
Apr. 28th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
Seriously, it would be good to see B7 redone with some ACTUAL special effects...and Angus, if this does happen and becomes popular will you be going for the RPG licence? Just a thought :-)
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