History Trivia / BlakesSeven

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.
5th Jul '16 4:59:24 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Cally was originally going to have red skin and hair and her eyes would turn black when she entered an alien trance (Jan Chappell would wear contact lenses to create the effect). The ideas were abandoned for being too costly.

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** Cally was originally going to have red skin and hair and her eyes would turn black when she entered an alien trance (Jan Chappell would wear contact lenses to create the effect). The These ideas were abandoned for being too costly.
** When Gareth Thomas left the series, there were talks of recasting Blake.
*** On that note, Thomas left the series when the BBC wouldn't let him direct any episodes. One could only imagine what he would have done.
** An unused episode from Season Three would have seen the crew searching for Blake and finding his grave.
5th Jul '16 4:54:00 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Cally was originally going to have red skin and hair and her eyes would turn black when she entered an alien trance (Jan Chappell would wear contact lenses to create the effect). The ideas were abandoned for being too costly.
3rd Jul '16 11:02:15 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.

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* YouLookFamiliar - 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.



** The first proposal for the series' conclusion, titled Attack, involved Blake returning to lead an assault on the Federation on Earth, finally defeating them. This idea was rejected by producer Vere Lorrimer, who thought it "...would be like five men trying to defeat the German army.

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** The first proposal for the series' conclusion, titled Attack, involved Blake returning to lead an assault on the Federation on Earth, finally defeating them. This idea was rejected by producer Vere Lorrimer, who thought it "...would be like five men trying to defeat the German army.
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** Servalan almost didn't appear in the final season, as she was seen to be killed off in the third season finale. Furthermore, Jacqueline Pearce was hospitalised with an illness. The creators devised a new villain, Commissioner Sleer, as the new BigBad. Pearce recovered and returned to the series and Sleer became an alias of Servalan.
3rd Jul '16 10:58:42 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorBacklash: Josette Simon did not look back on the show with fondness, believing that the showrunners took advantage of her naivity and lack of confidence to get her to play a "hot exotic warrior woman" part that she saw retrospectively as both sexually and racially demeaning.

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* CreatorBacklash: Josette Simon did not look back on the show with fondness, believing that the showrunners took advantage of her naivity naivety and lack of confidence to get her to play a "hot exotic warrior woman" part that she saw retrospectively as both sexually and racially demeaning.demeaning.
** 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.



* GenderFlip: Servalan was originally a man.



* PostScriptSeason: The fourth season.



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



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Terry Nation wanted the invading aliens in the series 2 finale to be the Daleks, and both Gareth Thomas and Tom Baker pushed for a 'Series/BlakesSeven''[=/=]''Series/DoctorWho'' crossover where the Doctor and the crew meet up, but the BBC vetoed both ideas.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Terry Nation wanted the invading aliens in the series 2 finale to be the Daleks, and both Gareth Thomas and Tom Baker Creator/TomBaker pushed for a 'Series/BlakesSeven''[=/=]''Series/DoctorWho'' crossover where the Doctor and the crew meet up, but the BBC vetoed both ideas.




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** Tarrant was originally written for a man of 35-55. This changed when Stephen Pacey was cast.
** 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.
** The first proposal for the series' conclusion, titled Attack, involved Blake returning to lead an assault on the Federation on Earth, finally defeating them. This idea was rejected by producer Vere Lorrimer, who thought it "...would be like five men trying to defeat the German army.
3rd Apr '16 11:07:36 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice
** ''A Rebellion Reborn'': [[Radio/CabinPressure Martin Crieff]] flies recklessly through asteroid fields, while [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Charley Pollard]] has joined the Federation. [[Series/{{Crusade}} Dureena Nafeel]] is doing smuggling these days, which is just thievery with ambition. And we all know what happens to Blake: [[Series/DoctorWho he's eaten by a werewolf in eighteenth-century Scotland.]]
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