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BabylonRebel



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cockroach Boy wrote:

Now there's a possible thread - what is B7 cannon and what isn't? Do the Kaldor City CD's, the annual stories and the comic strips count?


For me, the series, the radio adventures & Afterlife are canon.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So then, if B7E ever get something together would that un-canon Afterlife for you?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dave wrote:
So then, if B7E ever get something together would that un-canon Afterlife for you?


Depends on what happens in it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cockroach Boy wrote:
Everyone says this doesn't 'feel' like B7. Here are what I think are some of the reasons for this -

1. The Ending. The idea that the crown is a 'false prize' is in itself not too far from B7 on tv. But the way it's done here is all wrong. It's Letts re-ussing the idea from Planet of the Spiders that what the villain seeks is so powerful it destroys them. In B7 objectives were more likely to be hollow or a front for something else. Letts is writing from a spiritualist Buhdhist point of view wheras Blake is pure existentialism.

2. Avon and his clone. Again we've saw this sort of thing in the TV series. But Letts seems to suggest that this experience has a profound effect for him and that he's 'never felt better'. This simply cannot be squared with the rest of his behaviour in Season 4, especially as this seems to be set just after Stardrive. Also Avon already has a brother and so it makes no sense for him to refer to his clone as such

3. Avon's ripping the throat from a tiger line. Total nonsense. Avon has little interest in brute force unless it is forced upon him. Battling with nature just isn't him and if he had to kill a tiger he'd do it with a gun.

4.Soolin - Badly re-cast and played as wetter than a fish. There is none of the cyncism and flipancy or hints of vulnerability that Glynis gave the character.

5. Dayna's reaction to Servalan. Even Animals didn't get it as wrong as this. Dayna despises Servalan and would never be as polite to her as she is here.

6. Servalan does not say 'ducky'. She is not 85!!


7. Avon acting like Capt. Kirk at the start of the episode.

8. Vila offering to shoot Servalan's guards.

9. Avon taking out his anger on Soolin and not getting shot.

10. Vila hearing someone in danger and rushig to help.

11. Hearing Tarrant scream "For God's sake,Dayna!" Besides the fact that the writer seemed to have a dislike for Tarrant,it was strange for him to use that phrase.In fact I believe the word "God" was used more in this episode than the whole Blake 7 series.

I don't think the writer had a good understanding of the characters or the spirit of the series.It seemed like he changed them to suit his story.It was nice to hear most of the crew again but this just didn't feel like Blake's 7.
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