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6th May '16 2:14:42 AM Hopperski
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* AsteroidThicket:
** Season one had two "meteor storms", with lots of rocks hitting the ship as if it were a heavy hailstorm or an avalanche.
** Also a ''Planet Thicket'': many exterior shots of the Liberator flying through space (e.g. in the opening titles) feature lots of big spheres in view at the same time.

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* AsteroidThicket:
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AsteroidThicket: Season one had two "meteor storms", with lots of rocks hitting the ship as if it were a heavy hailstorm or an avalanche.
** Also a ''Planet Thicket'': many exterior shots of the Liberator flying through space (e.g. in the opening titles) feature lots of big spheres in view at the same time.
avalanche.


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* VulcanHasNoMoon: Many exterior shots of the Liberator flying through space (e.g. in the opening titles of season one and two) feature lots of big spheres in view at the same time.
6th Apr '16 10:13:56 PM Hopperski
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* {{Zeerust}}: The notion that in the future a human could defeat "the best [[{{TableTopGame/Chess}} chess]] computer available", let alone six times in a row, has now become ludicrous. The last year ''any'' human was able to beat the best chess-playing computer in the world was 2005. In [=S02E03=] "Weapon" Carnell might have saved himself the small fortune he spent. Or maybe he is into antiques? The thing he uses looks exactly like the 1977 [[http://tluif.home.xs4all.nl/chescom/EngCc3.html Chess Chalenger 3]].
5th Apr '16 7:11:51 PM Hopperski
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* BBCQuarry

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* BBCQuarryAsteroidThicket:
** Season one had two "meteor storms", with lots of rocks hitting the ship as if it were a heavy hailstorm or an avalanche.
** Also a ''Planet Thicket'': many exterior shots of the Liberator flying through space (e.g. in the opening titles) feature lots of big spheres in view at the same time.
* BBCQuarry - The surface of an alien planet is usually this.
28th Jan '16 12:48:38 AM Gideoncrawle
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* Insult Backfire: "He was calling me a machine. But since he undoubtedly defines himself as a human being, I shall choose to take that as more of a compliment than anything else." You'd have thought Vila would have known better than to try and insult Avon in such a fashion.

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* Insult Backfire: InsultBackfire: "He was calling me a machine. But since he undoubtedly defines himself as a human being, I shall choose to take that as more of a compliment than anything else." You'd have thought Vila would have known better than to try and insult Avon in such a fashion.



* [[KillHimAlready Kill Him Already]]

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* [[KillHimAlready Kill Him Already]]KillHimAlready



* [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero Licensed Sexist]] - Avon [[OutOfCharacter turns into one of these in any episode written by Ben Steed]]. The most blatant instance is in the episode "Power," where he actually lectures a female villain on how women are inherently less strong than men, and how they should learn their proper place in society. Fortunately the other writers treated Avon in a much more even-handed way, giving him much respect for his female colleagues and even Servalan to a certain extent.

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* [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero Licensed Sexist]] - LicencedSexist: Avon [[OutOfCharacter turns into one of these becomes a hardcore sexist in any episode written by Ben Steed]]. The most blatant instance is in the episode "Power," where he actually lectures a female villain on how women are inherently less strong than men, and how they should learn their proper place in society. Fortunately the other writers treated Avon in a much more even-handed way, giving him much respect for his female colleagues and even Servalan to a certain extent.



* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Paul Darrow Is About To Shoot You]]

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* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Paul Darrow Is About To Shoot You]]



* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race]]: Several primitive tribes, including the Goths, Hommicks and Sarrans.

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* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race]]: ProudWarriorRace: Several primitive tribes, including the Goths, Hommicks and Sarrans.


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* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou
18th Jan '16 11:59:03 AM NOYB
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* AmazonBrigade: Travis' mutants, also OurVampiresAreDifferent as they feed on blood.

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* AmazonBrigade: Travis' Travis's mutants, also OurVampiresAreDifferent as they feed on blood.
5th Dec '15 2:05:48 PM Specialist290
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Blake was perhaps the only "good" character amongst the Seven but, though he sometimes appeared to be, never had the full authority and respect from the others to be TheCaptain. The other main characters in the series were: '''Kerr Avon''' (Avon), an amoral computer expert who refused to trust anyone -- a real AntiHero; '''Jenna Stannis''' (Jenna), a smuggler who was the pilot of the ''Liberator'' during the first two series; '''Vila Restal''' (Vila), a cowardly thief; '''Cally''', a humanoid telepath with kamikaze tendencies exiled from the planet Auron; and '''Olag Gan''' (Gan), a GentleGiant, but only because he had a limiter fitted to his brain after he killed his girlfriend's murderer in a rage. ''Liberator'' was controlled by a sentient computer known as '''Zen'''.

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Blake was perhaps the only "good" character amongst the Seven but, though he sometimes appeared to be, be TheCaptain, he never had the full authority and respect from the others to be TheCaptain.truly perform the role. The other main characters in the series were: '''Kerr Avon''' (Avon), an amoral computer expert who refused to trust anyone -- a real AntiHero; '''Jenna Stannis''' (Jenna), a smuggler who was the pilot of the ''Liberator'' during the first two series; '''Vila Restal''' (Vila), a cowardly thief; '''Cally''', a humanoid telepath with kamikaze tendencies exiled from the planet Auron; and '''Olag Gan''' (Gan), a GentleGiant, but only because he had a limiter fitted to his brain after he killed his girlfriend's murderer in a rage. ''Liberator'' was controlled by a sentient computer known as '''Zen'''.
9th Oct '15 7:41:58 PM Fireblood
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* 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.



* FrameUp: Blake is the subject of one in the pilot.



** 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 [[BorrowedBiometicBypass take off his hand]] if he refuses.

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** 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 [[BorrowedBiometicBypass [[BorrowedBiometricBypass take off his hand]] if he refuses.



** They are also inevitably villains. Well, half of them anyway; Krantor and Egrorian were outright villainous, but Toise didn't really care for Krantor's schemes and just wanted to focus on running the casino, while Pinder was ChaoticNeutral.

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** They are also inevitably villains. Well, half of them anyway; Krantor and Egrorian were outright villainous, but Toise didn't really care for Krantor's schemes and just wanted to focus on running the casino, while Pinder was ChaoticNeutral.neutral.



* KangarooCourt: Blake's trial is decided ahead of time, since he was framed. However, he didn't help his case by refusing to even offer a defense, [[NonSequitur because he was innocent]].



* LoadBearingHero - [[A major second-season death.]]

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* LoadBearingHero - [[A [[spoiler: A major second-season death.]]



* MiscarriageOfJustice: Blake's case, in which he was framed for molesting children with {{fake memories}}, convicted and sent to a penal colony.



* XanatosSpeedChess - Belkov in "Games"
* YouAllMeetInACell - Blake, Jenna, and Vila in "The Way Back". Avon and Gan then meet them on a prisoner-transportation ship in "Spacefall".
* YouHaveFailedMe - Not uncommon in the Federation, but appears to be standard operating procedure for Servalan specifically (Travis is the major exception, and even then he eventually has to go on the run).
* YouFool - A favourite insult of Avon's, often not unfairly.
* YouLookFamiliar - Glynis Barber also had a tiny role as a Mutoid in the first-season episode "Project Avalon", before getting the regular role of Soolin in the fourth season.
* YouShallNotPass - The finale of Series Two. A [[spoiler: gigantic alien war-fleet]] begins to move [[spoiler:in single file]] through a gap in the anti-matter minefield protecting the galaxy -- so [[spoiler:the crew of the Liberator move their own starship into the path of the fleet and take them in a head-on battle, trying to buy time for the Federation's warships to arrive and counter the attack.]]
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: [[TheEmpire The Federation]] puts it about that [[HeroWithBadPublicity Blake is a terrorist]]. Some people believe it - most notably Professor Kayn from the supposedly neutral Space Station [=XK72=].

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* XanatosSpeedChess - XanatosSpeedChess: Belkov in "Games"
* YouAllMeetInACell - YouAllMeetInACell: Blake, Jenna, and Vila in "The Way Back". Avon and Gan then meet them on a prisoner-transportation ship in "Spacefall".
* YouHaveFailedMe - YouHaveFailedMe: Not uncommon in the Federation, but appears to be standard operating procedure for Servalan specifically (Travis is the major exception, and even then he eventually has to go on the run).
* YouFool - YouFool: A favourite favorite insult of Avon's, often not unfairly.
* YouLookFamiliar - Glynis Barber also had a tiny role as a Mutoid in the first-season episode "Project Avalon", before getting the regular role of Soolin in the fourth season.
* YouShallNotPass -
YouShallNotPass: The finale of Series Two. A [[spoiler: gigantic alien war-fleet]] begins to move [[spoiler:in single file]] through a gap in the anti-matter minefield protecting the galaxy -- so [[spoiler:the crew of the Liberator move their own starship into the path of the fleet and take them in a head-on battle, trying to buy time for the Federation's warships to arrive and counter the attack.]]
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: [[TheEmpire The Federation]] puts it about claims that [[HeroWithBadPublicity Blake is a terrorist]]. Some people believe it - most notably Professor Kayn from the supposedly neutral Space Station [=XK72=].
28th Sep '15 8:57:23 AM MrBogosity
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* PercussiveMaintenance: Vila, the noted lockpicker, when stuck in a hatch (also an example of HypocriticalHumor).
-->'''Avon''': ''(on vox)'' Use your delicate, skillful touch.
-->''(Vila kicks the hatch open instead)''
-->'''Vila''': I used my delicate, skillful boot.
24th Sep '15 3:01:13 PM Morgenthaler
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->'''[[TheMcCoy Vila]]''': Where are all the good guys?
->'''[[TheKirk Blake]]''': You could be looking at them.
->'''[[TheSpock Avon]]''': [[CrapsackWorld What a very depressing thought.]]

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->'''[[TheMcCoy Vila]]''': ->'''Vila''': Where are all the good guys?
->'''[[TheKirk Blake]]''': ->'''Blake''': You could be looking at them.
->'''[[TheSpock Avon]]''': [[CrapsackWorld ->'''Avon''': What a very depressing thought.]]
thought.
16th Sep '15 8:25:45 AM moloch
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* BolivianArmyEnding: The final episode ended with [[spoiler:all the heroes apparently getting shot.]] Had there been a fifth season it would have been revealed [[spoiler:BolivianArmyCliffhanger that basically, any actor who wanted to do Series E would "survive"]], but at that point the show got cancelled. Fanon has it that [[spoiler: Vila, at least, survived, as when he is 'shot', he falls the wrong way, early - [[PlayingPossum faking being hit]] ]], or so the story goes. And likewise, [[spoiler: almost everything Paul Darrow was involved in afterwards, from the trilogy of novels he wrote to his involvement in ''Kaldor City'' as the suspiciously familiar "Kaston Iago", says Avon survived too.]]

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* BolivianArmyEnding: The final episode ended with [[spoiler:all the heroes apparently getting shot.]] Had there been a fifth season it would have been revealed [[spoiler:BolivianArmyCliffhanger [[spoiler: [[BolivianArmyCliffhanger that basically, any actor who wanted to do Series E E]] would "survive"]], but at that point the show got cancelled. Fanon has it that [[spoiler: Vila, at least, survived, as when he is 'shot', he falls the wrong way, early - [[PlayingPossum faking being hit]] ]], or so the story goes. And likewise, [[spoiler: almost everything Paul Darrow was involved in afterwards, from the trilogy of novels he wrote to his involvement in ''Kaldor City'' as the suspiciously familiar "Kaston Iago", says Avon survived too.]]
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