History Series / BlakesSeven

1st Feb '17 10:10:28 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* GenderFlip: Servalan was originally a man.
1st Feb '17 9:25:17 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DependingOnTheWriter - Happened to Servalan, Avon and Vila, Tarrant and Cally in later seasons.

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* DependingOnTheWriter - Happened to Servalan, Avon and Vila, Tarrant and Cally in later seasons. After Creator/TerryNation left the show this got so bad for the character of Avon that Paul Darrow gave up and started playing him as [[SanitySlippage slowly losing his mind]] to compensate for it.
29th Jan '17 7:56:26 AM moloch
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute - Most obviously Tarrant, but all the incoming leads are of the same gender as departing leads, and will usually fit the general archetype of a departed character. Except that Tarrant, of course, is nothing like Blake when it comes to his motivations. On the other hand... bouffant hair, steers the Liberator, is a bit of a space pirate... yep, he's the new Jenna.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute - Most obviously Tarrant, but all - All the incoming leads are of the same gender as departing leads, and will usually fit the general archetype of a departed character. Except (Except that Tarrant, of course, is nothing like Blake when it comes to his motivations. On the other hand... bouffant hair, steers the Liberator, is a bit of a space pirate... yep, he's actually the new Jenna.Jenna).
11th Jan '17 11:51:14 AM kensu
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* TitleDrop: Notably averted; "Blakes' 7" or "The Seven" is never uttered once in the course of the series. It isn't even used much among fans, who tends to refer to the cast as "the crew of the Liberator" or "the crew of the Scorpio".
26th Dec '16 1:46:19 PM nombretomado
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* BottleEpisode
* '''[[BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]]''' - Amazingly, he once admitted in an interview he felt he'd [[EveryoneHasStandards overplayed his character]] (a cult leader.)

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* BottleEpisode
* '''[[BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]]''' - Amazingly, he once admitted in an interview he felt he'd [[EveryoneHasStandards overplayed his character]] (a cult leader.)
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* CultColony - Cygnus Alpha, under [[BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]].

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* CultColony - Cygnus Alpha, under [[BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]].Creator/{{BRIAN BLESSED}}.
14th Dec '16 10:48:28 AM Jake
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* ScienceIsWrong: A subtle but quite clever example in the pilot episode. When Blake points out that the speed the ''Liberator'' is apparently travelling would "[[TechnoBabble cross the antimatter interface]]", which is thought to be physically impossible, Avon points out that people used to think the same thing about the light barrier.
19th Nov '16 12:59:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* 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.

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* 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
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* 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."

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* WouldHitAGirl - WouldHitAGirl
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Avon in "Mission to Destiny": "I really rather enjoyed that."
16th Oct '16 10:06:03 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* 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.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment - EstablishingCharacterMoment:
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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.) )
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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.
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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
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* 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''.

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* 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.

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* 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.

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** 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]]]].

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* 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".

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* 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]]".
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