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[ tv ] [ science-fiction ] blake's 7 - Echoes of Flavio's Ghost Dreaming
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[ tv ] [ science-fiction ] blake's 7
Finally, after only thirty odd years, got round to starting watching Blake's 7. My first impression was not good -almost switched off at the opening graphics. This is 1979? The Atari VCS had games with better graphics than this. The acting also rather cardboard-y, the sets and costumes... also. Will persevere as the story has possibilities (yes, I already know more or less how it goes, but the devil,as always, is in the detail) and so many people I know heap praise on it, but as I said, my first impression wasn't fantastically positive.

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scifi_mel From: scifi_mel Date: December 5th, 2013 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
You must remember this is the BBC budget in 1970s not the US. It does take awhile to get going I think. Servalan is one of my favourite women characters ever. She's just such a great villain. (Except in episodes written by John Steed when the sexism is turned up to 11). I think it's an interesting series with some nice ideas. I like that it's quite dark, could you have a heroic lead accused of child abuse these days? I love Avon's sarcasm and Villa's hopelessness. They just aren't your typical scifi heroes. Some episodes are better than others. It's not really one of those shows you can devour in chunks but kinda have to watch a few episodes at a time.
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: December 5th, 2013 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I will be doing that. I'll persevere, then :)
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