Rent Blake's 7: Series 1 (1978)

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Synopsis:
"Blake's 7" was the hit BBC space opera launched in the wake of Star Wars, though with a grittier sensibility and produced on a fraction of the budget. Over 13 episodes the first series introduced freedom-fighter Blake (Gareth Thomas) as he escaped from the Orwellian Federation, gathered a crew of low-life rebels, salvaged an alien starship called the Liberator, and began striking back against the forces of Supreme Commander Servalan (sultry Jacqueline Pearce). The effects were cheap, and alien planets were represented by a disused quarry or an industrial complex, but the strong characters and cynical storylines created by Doctor Who veteran Terry Nation remain involving.
The perfect foil for Blake was Paul Darrow's Avon, a near psychopathic criminal mastermind who only fought to save his skin. The cowardly Vila (Michael Keating) was almost as memorable, while the female leads were Jenna (Sally Knyvette), a smuggler and pilot, and determined Auron telepath Cally (Jan Chappell). Also on board was Gan (David Jackson), inhibited from violence by a brain implant. With even the good guys being criminals, including murderers, this was a galaxy far, far away from previous screen space opera. Though undeniably dated, the show is still vintage TV SF, right from the opening three-parter "The Way Back / Spacefall / Cygnus Alpha" to the cliff-hanging shocker "Orac", which introduces the final member of the un-magnificent seven.
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Directors:
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Voiced By:
Peter Tuddenham, Michael Gaunt
Studio:
BBC
Genres:
British TV, TV Action & Adventure, TV Classics, TV Dramas, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/03/2004
Run Time:
663 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • 2 outtakes, A Missing scene, 1 Robot, 2 Flat Feet And A Blooper
  • Blue Peter Feature: Lesley Judd makes a Liberator teleport bracelet
  • Trailer for series 2
  • Commentary Tracks
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. The Way Back
2. Space Fall
3. Cygnus Alpha
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
4. Time Squad
5. The Web
6. Seek-Locate-Destroy
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
7. Mission To Destiny
8. Duel
9. Project Avalon
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following episodes:
10. Breakdown
11. Bounty
12. Deliverance
Disc 5:
This disc includes the following episodes:
13. Orac

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