History Trivia / BlakesSeven

15th Aug '16 9:48:19 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Pip and Jane Baker submitted an unused episode called Death Squad, in which Blake, Gan and Jenna would infiltrate a Federation facility attempting to create 'super-soldiers' by administering drugs to humans, leading to Blake and Gan becoming exposed to the drugs and Jenna being held by Servalan as an inducement for the scientist behind the plan was abandoned. This was ostensibly on cost grounds, although Boucher had concerns about the quality of the script.

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** Pip and Jane Baker submitted an unused episode called Death Squad, "Death Squad", in which Blake, Gan and Jenna would infiltrate a Federation facility attempting to create 'super-soldiers' by administering drugs to humans, leading to Blake and Gan becoming exposed to the drugs and Jenna being held by Servalan as an inducement for the scientist behind the plan was abandoned. This was ostensibly on cost grounds, although Boucher had concerns about the quality of the script.


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** Creator/RobertHolmes was asked to be the script-editor for the series. He declined, having just left the script-editor's post on ''Series/DoctorWho'', though he did recommend Creator/ChrisBoucher for the job. Holmes also wrote four episodes of the series.
11th Aug '16 7:47:44 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Michael Keating's favourite was "The City on the Edge of the World"/

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** Michael Keating's favourite was "The City on the Edge of the World"/World".
11th Aug '16 7:44:19 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorsFavouriteEpisode: Creator/TerryNation's favourite episode from the first series was "Mission to Destiny".

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* CreatorsFavouriteEpisode: CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: Creator/TerryNation's favourite episode from the first series was "Mission to Destiny".
11th Aug '16 7:43:57 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActingForTwo: Jan Chappell plays both Cally and her twin sister Zelda, which makes sense because they're both clones of a single, unnamed parent. She also plays an alien being that bases her appearance on Cally's in "Sarcophagus". Tarrant also had a lookalike brother (with a curly wig).

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* ActingForTwo: Jan Chappell plays both Cally and her twin sister Zelda, which makes sense because they're both clones of a single, unnamed parent. She also plays an alien being that bases her appearance on Cally's in "Sarcophagus". Tarrant also had a lookalike brother (with a curly wig).wig) in "Death-Watch".



** Jacqueline Pearce was unhappy with the final season, claiming that it ran out of steam and ideas. That said, she named Sand from that season as her favourite episode.

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** Jacqueline Pearce was unhappy with the final season, claiming that it ran out of steam and ideas. That said, she named Sand "Sand" from that season as her favourite episode.episode.
* CreatorsFavouriteEpisode: Creator/TerryNation's favourite episode from the first series was "Mission to Destiny".
** Paul Darrow's favourite was either "Star One" or "Rumours of Death".
** Michael Keating's favourite was "The City on the Edge of the World"/
** Jacqueline Pearce's favourite was "Sand".
** Stephen Greif's favourite was "Duel".
** Jan Chappell's favourites were "Children of Auron" and "Sarcophagus".
** Stephen Pacey's favourite was "Death-Watch".
* CreatorsFavorite: It's pretty clear that Creator/TerryNation and Creator/ChrisBoucher's favourite character was Avon.



* DependingOnTheWriter: After Terry Nation 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.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: After Terry Nation 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.



* PostScriptSeason: The fourth season.



** The minor Federation official Ven Glynd was played in "The Way Back" by Robert James and in "Voice From the Past" by Richard Bebb.
* RealLifeRelative: Paul Darrow's wife was asked to guest star on the show. She agreed on the condition that her character be killed by Avon because she found the idea amusing.

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** The minor Federation official Ven Glynd was played in "The "[[Recap/BlakesSevenS1E1TheWayBack The Way Back" Back]]" by Robert James and in "Voice From the Past" by Richard Bebb.
* PostScriptSeason: The fourth season.
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RealLifeRelative: Paul Darrow's wife was asked to guest star on the show.in "[[Recap/BlakesSevenS4E13Blake Blake]]". She agreed on the condition that her character be killed by Avon because she found the idea amusing.


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** Creator/IngridPitt was considered for Servalan.
4th Aug '16 1:47:44 AM LondonKdS
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* TheOtherDarrin: Travis was played by Stephen Greif in the first season and Brian Croucher in the second. Less visibly, Orac's voice was provided in "Orac" by Derek Farr, who had played his creator Ensor, but in later episodes by Peter Tuddenham. The Federation official Ven Glynd was played in "The Way Back" by Robert James and in "Voice From the Past" by Richard Bebb.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Two major characters and one minor:
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Travis was played by Stephen Greif in the first season and Brian Croucher in the second. second.
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Less visibly, Orac's voice was provided in "Orac" by Derek Farr, who had played his creator Ensor, but in later episodes by Peter Tuddenham. Tuddenham as Farr wasn't interested in playing a regular role.
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The minor Federation official Ven Glynd was played in "The Way Back" by Robert James and in "Voice From the Past" by Richard Bebb.
28th Jul '16 10:46:43 AM mhnospa
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* ActingForTwo: Jan Chappell plays both Cally and her twin sister Zelda, which makes sense because they're both clones of a single, unnamed parent. She also plays an alien being that bases her appearance on Cally's in "Sarcophagus".

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* ActingForTwo: Jan Chappell plays both Cally and her twin sister Zelda, which makes sense because they're both clones of a single, unnamed parent. She also plays an alien being that bases her appearance on Cally's in "Sarcophagus". Tarrant also had a lookalike brother (with a curly wig).
7th Jul '16 4:57:43 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* And one can only wonder what the fifth season would have been...

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* ** And one can only wonder what the fifth season would have been...
7th Jul '16 4:57:15 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* 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.



* 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.
7th Jul '16 4:56:26 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* 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.



* 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.




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* And one can only wonder what the fifth season would have been...
* 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.
5th Jul '16 5:00:13 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RomanceOnSet: Stephen Pearce and Glynis Barber dated for a while.

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* RomanceOnSet: RomanceOnTheSet: Stephen Pearce and Glynis Barber dated for a while.
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