History Series / BlakesSeven

19th Nov '16 12:59:40 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheSoCalledCoward: Vila's unwillingness to put his neck on the line stemmed from the fact that he didn't especially care about Blake's revolution and most of his alleged comrades-in-arms seemed to regard him as expendable. When it came to the lives of anyone who treated him with a modicum of respect, however, Vila could be surprisingly BadAss.

to:

* TheSoCalledCoward: Vila's unwillingness to put his neck on the line stemmed from the fact that he didn't especially care about Blake's revolution and most of his alleged comrades-in-arms seemed to regard him as expendable. When it came to the lives of anyone who treated him with a modicum of respect, however, Vila could be surprisingly BadAss.badass.
19th Oct '16 4:38:55 PM CumbersomeTercel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SyntheticPlague: Used by Servalan (apparently not the same one both times) in "Operation Avalon" and "The Children of Auron".
* TeleportersAndTransporters: ''Liberator'' and ''Scorpio'' both possessed teleports, which required bracelets to operate. The bracelets were also communicators. A few other aliens could teleport, too, either psionically or using technology. The matter-transmission system on Keezarn appeared to function more like a physical gateway than a teleporter.



* SyntheticPlague: Used by Servalan (apparently not the same one both times) in "Operation Avalon" and "The Children of Auron".



* TeleportersAndTransporters: ''Liberator'' and ''Scorpio'' both possessed teleports, which required bracelets to operate. The bracelets were also communicators. A few other aliens could teleport, too, either psionically or using technology. The matter-transmission system on Keezarn appeared to function more like a physical gateway than a teleporter.



* WouldHitAGirl - Avon in "Mission to Destiny": "I really rather enjoyed that."

to:

* WouldHitAGirl - WouldHitAGirl
**
Avon in "Mission to Destiny": "I really rather enjoyed that."
16th Oct '16 10:06:03 AM CumbersomeTercel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EstablishingCharacterMoment - Avon snarkily explaining how the door panels work in "[[{{Recap/BlakesSevenS1E2SpaceFall}} Space Fall]]", thus showing off his love of computers and his love of [[TheSnarkKnight being rude to people]] he thinks are dumber than him. (Which is, of course, everyone.) Cally knocking Blake over with her gun, and speaking to him telepathically combines her fighter nature with her dislike of actual violence, and demonstrates her telepathy. Vila trying to take Blake's watch shows he's a thief, though it's [[CharacterizationMarchesOn presented initially]] as being a compulsive behaviour rather than something he does because he's good at it, as in later episodes.

to:

* EstablishingCharacterMoment - EstablishingCharacterMoment:
**
Avon snarkily explaining how the door panels work in "[[{{Recap/BlakesSevenS1E2SpaceFall}} Space Fall]]", thus showing off his love of computers and his love of [[TheSnarkKnight being rude to people]] he thinks are dumber than him. (Which is, of course, everyone.) )
**
Cally knocking Blake over with her gun, and speaking to him telepathically combines her fighter nature with her dislike of actual violence, and demonstrates her telepathy. telepathy.
**
Vila trying to take Blake's watch shows he's a thief, thief in "[[{{Recap/BlakesSevenS1E1TheWayBack}} The Way Back]]", though it's [[CharacterizationMarchesOn presented initially]] as being a compulsive behaviour rather than something he does because he's good at it, as in later episodes.episodes.
** Gan threatening to tear a guard's hand off in order to make him open a door.
** Dayna's BigDamnHeroes moment by saving Avon from some angry natives with her bow and arrow.
** Tarrant, disguised as a Federation officer, casually introducing himself to Avon and Dayna and asking what they're doing on his ship.
9th Oct '16 5:14:33 AM CumbersomeTercel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CanonWelding - Chris Boucher's spin-off works have suggested that the show takes place in the same time period and spatial area as his popular ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Robots Of Death". It could have happened earlier and with a much higher profile, as Tom Baker and some of the actors from ''Blake's'' wanted to do a crossover story, and Terry Nation originally wanted [[spoiler: the alien invasion at the end of S2 to be the Daleks from ''Series/DoctorWho'']]. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Which would have been]] ''awesome''.

to:

* CanonWelding - Chris Boucher's Creator/ChrisBoucher's spin-off works have suggested that the show takes place in the same time period and spatial area as his popular ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Robots Of Death". It could have happened earlier and with a much higher profile, as Tom Baker and some of the actors from ''Blake's'' wanted to do a crossover story, and Terry Nation originally wanted [[spoiler: the alien invasion at the end of S2 to be the Daleks from ''Series/DoctorWho'']]. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Which would have been]] ''awesome''.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment - Avon snarkily explaining how the door panels work in "Space Fall", thus showing off his love of computers and his love of [[TheSnarkKnight being rude to people]] he thinks are dumber than him. (Which is, of course, everyone.) Cally knocking Blake over with her gun, and speaking to him telepathically combines her fighter nature with her dislike of actual violence, and demonstrates her telepathy. Vila trying to take Blake's watch shows he's a thief, though it's [[CharacterizationMarchesOn presented initially]] as being a compulsive behaviour rather than something he does because he's good at it, as in later episodes.

to:

* EstablishingCharacterMoment - Avon snarkily explaining how the door panels work in "Space Fall", "[[{{Recap/BlakesSevenS1E2SpaceFall}} Space Fall]]", thus showing off his love of computers and his love of [[TheSnarkKnight being rude to people]] he thinks are dumber than him. (Which is, of course, everyone.) Cally knocking Blake over with her gun, and speaking to him telepathically combines her fighter nature with her dislike of actual violence, and demonstrates her telepathy. Vila trying to take Blake's watch shows he's a thief, though it's [[CharacterizationMarchesOn presented initially]] as being a compulsive behaviour rather than something he does because he's good at it, as in later episodes.



** On the prison transport in ''Space Fall'' they station a lone guard ''inside'' the prisoners' room, whose palm print can open the door from there. Naturally, once the camera is taken out he's overpowered and coerced to open the door by Gan threatening that they'll simply [[BorrowedBiometricBypass take off his hand]] if he refuses.

to:

** On the prison transport in ''Space Fall'' "[[{{Recap/BlakesSevenS1E2SpaceFall}} Space Fall]]" they station a lone guard ''inside'' the prisoners' room, whose palm print can open the door from there. Naturally, once the camera is taken out he's overpowered and coerced to open the door by Gan threatening that they'll simply [[BorrowedBiometricBypass take off his hand]] if he refuses.






* UnresolvedCliffhanger: Contrary to what the final episode showed, there were plans for a fifth season, but the BBC decided not to renew the series. As a result, the show was LeftHanging.



* WhamEpisode - "Star One", "Terminal", and "Blake" are the big three. "Pressure Point" deserves a mention, having [[spoiler:the first [[KilledOffForReal death of a main character]]]].

to:

* WhamEpisode - "Star One", "Terminal", and "Blake" "[[{{Recap/BlakesSevenS4E13Blake}} Blake]]" are the big three. "Pressure Point" deserves a mention, having [[spoiler:the first [[KilledOffForReal death of a main character]]]].



* YouAllMeetInACell: Blake, Jenna, and Vila in "The Way Back". Avon and Gan then meet them on a prisoner-transportation ship in "Spacefall".

to:

* YouAllMeetInACell: Blake, Jenna, and Vila in "The "[[{{Recap/BlakesSevenS1E1TheWayBack}} The Way Back". Back]]". Avon and Gan then meet them on a prisoner-transportation ship in "Spacefall"."[[{{Recap/BlakesSevenS1E2SpaceFall}} Space Fall]]".
28th Jul '16 8:48:04 AM mhnospa
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Also Soolin: "There are only two ways to deal with a hysterical woman. You didn't expect me to KISS her, did you?"
20th Jul '16 5:13:28 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* JiggleShow: famously parodied on radio show ''TheBurkissWay''.

to:

* JiggleShow: famously parodied on radio show ''TheBurkissWay''.''Radio/TheBurkissWay''.
13th Jul '16 2:58:44 AM LongLiveHumour
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* FakeInTheHole - Avon throws a stone into a nest of Federation troops, shouting "Grenade!" The troops reflexively dive for cover, and when they realize it was fake and look up, the heroes have them at gunpoint. Avon: "It must have been a dud. Sorry about that."
* FakeMemories: Blake and some children both get ones of him molesting them in the pilot so he can be wrongly sent to a penal colony.

to:

* FakeInTheHole - Avon throws a stone into a nest of Federation troops, shouting "Grenade!" The troops reflexively dive for cover, and when they realize it was fake and look up, the heroes have them at gunpoint. Avon:
--> '''Avon''':
"It must have been a dud. Sorry about that."
* FakeMemories: Blake and some Some children both get ones of him Blake molesting them in the pilot so he can be wrongly sent to a penal colony.



* FreudianTrio: The "Power Trio". Blake, Avon and Jenna, the three strongest personalities aboard Liberator and her first crew. Exemplified by this quote:
--->'''Blake''': No, not until free men can think and speak! Not until power is back with the honest man.\\
'''Avon''': Have you ever ''met'' an honest man?\\
'''Jenna''' ''(glancing at Blake)'': No, but I'd like to.

to:

* FreudianTrio: The "Power Trio". Blake, Avon and Jenna, the three strongest personalities aboard Liberator and her first crew. Exemplified by this quote:
--->'''Blake''': No, not until free men can think and speak! Not until power is back with the honest man.\\
'''Avon''': Have you ever ''met'' an honest man?\\
'''Jenna''' ''(glancing at Blake)'': No, but I'd like to.
13th Jul '16 2:50:52 AM LongLiveHumour
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* FreudianTrio: The "Power Trio". Blake, Avon and Jenna, the three strongest personalities aboard Liberator and her first crew. Exemplified by this quote:
--->'''Blake''': No, not until free men can think and speak! Not until power is back with the honest man.\\
'''Avon''': Have you ever ''met'' an honest man?\\
'''Jenna''' ''(glancing at Blake)'': No, but I'd like to.
** Id: Blake -- idealistic, charismatic, and the leading figure of the Rebellion
** Superego: Avon -- holds self-preservation as the only real value (and wealth the best tool to achieve it)
** Ego: Jenna -- quite possibly as ruthless as Avon, respects Blake for his ideals but won't follow him off the metaphorical cliff
12th Jul '16 10:41:52 AM Greenygal
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* VillainBall: At the end of "Rumours of Death", Servalan has Avon dead to rights, but she tells him to signal for a teleport before she kills him, so she can send his crew a corpse. Naturally she's distracted at the critical moment and Avon survives.
25th Jun '16 1:53:06 PM Hopperski
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AwesomeButImpractical: Those metal gun-holsters in season 4 look very fancy, but more than once the characters have trouble putting their guns away.
This list shows the last 10 events of 199. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Series.BlakesSeven