Hörspiel beendet „Blake’s 7: The Way Ahead (40th Anniversary Special)“

„In the early days of Blake’s rebellion, the Liberator comes to Malanar Delta to aid resistance leader Avalon, but the crew find Space Commander Travis and his Federation forces waiting. An abandoned Federation research project could give Travis the key to finally bringing Blake to justice. Years later, in the aftermath of the Galactic War, Avon and the Liberator crew fight to survive as new battle lines are drawn and alliances forged by President Servalan. Will survival be enough when a symbol of hope is turned into a devastating engine of war?“ (Quelle)

Also, zum 40. Geburtstag nicht Flagge zeigen? Das geht nicht – schließlich bin ich bekennender Freund der UK-SciFi-Serie, die nie weitergeführt werden durfte (was ein Skandal ist). Das Ding passt einfach. Vorne wie hinten. Effekte, Sprecher, Spannungsbogen – alles wunderbar.

Seriensichtung „Blake’s 7“ (Staffel 01)

Blake’s 7 is a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC. Four 13-episode series were broadcast on BBC1 between 1978 and 1981. It was created by Terry Nation, who also created the Daleks for the television series Doctor Who. (…) The main character, at least initially, was Roj Blake, played by Gareth Thomas. The series was inspired by various fictional media, including Robin Hood, Star Trek, Passage to Marseille, The Dirty Dozen, Brave New World and classic Western stories, as well as real-world political conflicts in South America and Israel. Blake’s 7 was popular from its first broadcast, watched by approximately 10 million in the UK and shown in 25 other countries. Although many tropes of space opera are present, such as spaceships, robots, galactic empires and aliens, its budget was inadequate for its interstellar theme. Critical responses have been varied (…).“ (Quelle)

Via Doctor-Who-DVD-Extra kam ich über Umwege auf Blake’s 7. Die 13 Folgen der ersten Staffel gefielen mir super: Auch wenn das Budget hinten und vorne fehlt, macht der dunkle Unterton das Ganze wett. Schließlich sind sich die Figuren alles andere als grün und fortlaufend zeigt das Imperium, äh, die Föderation ihre Schweinseite. Da bleibe ich mal dran.