Home / B7 Chatroom / Caption Competition / Episode Guide / Conventions / Productions / Gadgets / Links / Email  
Blakes7 Discussion Forum Index Blakes7 Discussion

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups  SmartFeedSmartFeed   StatisticsStatistics   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Currently Chatting:

So what do you like about the show?
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Blakes7 Discussion Forum Index -> Blakes7 Chat
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Cow of Zot



Joined: 23 Feb 2009
Posts: 121
Location: Here & there

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:53 am    Post subject: So what do you like about the show? Reply with quote

The look of it I've already mentioned. It's more serious than most another thing I like. I recently watched 5 minutes of an old Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, that was all I could manage.

The setting or framework of it perhaps the most interesting part of it. People in the right being harassed & chased by a tyrannical Government. Not too different to the US Government of today.

So how bout you?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger
white afro in space



Joined: 07 Oct 2004
Posts: 3286
Location: Afrovia

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1/ Servalan
2/ The fact that they literally turned the idea of 'production values' on it's head (and booted it out the door! - where it belongs)
3/ Servalan (again)
_________________
As I was saying, we all have to learn to live with disappointment
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
THE_LIBERATOR
Goatboy


Joined: 16 May 2004
Posts: 9063

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the fact that they can blatantly do a series that is Baader Meinhof in space & get away with it by saying "....errrrrr Robin Hood in space". & no-one noticed.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Cockroach Boy



Joined: 29 Dec 2005
Posts: 7143
Location: Dancing with the Mara

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The surrealism of alot of the imagery

The way it suggests stories beyond what we actually see

The fact that it turns ideas of male heroism on their head by showing both Blake and Avon ultimately failing

Servalan and the first Travis

The sheer cleverness of anything Chris Boucher wrote

Steven Pacey in tight trousers

The design of the Liberator
_________________
Everything in life is only for now.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
BLAKESCREWE



Joined: 16 May 2004
Posts: 21196
Location: 1977!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naffness
Bad acting
Camp buffonery
Cotumes(?)
To see the middle classes squirming and entertaining us!
_________________
Class of `82
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
THE_LIBERATOR
Goatboy


Joined: 16 May 2004
Posts: 9063

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BLAKESCREWE wrote:
Naffness
Bad acting
Camp buffonery
Cotumes(?)
To see the middle classes squirming and entertaining us!
& That's just the fans.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
briggsy1



Joined: 22 Mar 2007
Posts: 17

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone mentioned the rich characterisation and banter between the main characters? There can be few shows as iconic as Blake's 7. I still love the show as much as ever and can watch the episodes again and again without ever tiring of them. Why cant the BBC make a sci-fi show of similar ilk today? I fear any remake would suffer too much from PCness and an overreliance on special effects over characterisation. Having said that the new Dr.Who is OK and David Tennant plays the part well - shame he wont be doing it for much longer!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BLAKESCREWE



Joined: 16 May 2004
Posts: 21196
Location: 1977!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I`ve heard better banter down the local pub during chucking out time!
_________________
Class of `82
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
briggsy1



Joined: 22 Mar 2007
Posts: 17

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK. Maybe banter wasn't the word I was looking for. How about interaction or relationships as better alternatives?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Cockroach Boy



Joined: 29 Dec 2005
Posts: 7143
Location: Dancing with the Mara

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BLAKESCREWE wrote:
I`ve heard better banter down the local pub during chucking out time!


Though a night out in Crewe and Blake's 7 both always end with a massacre...
_________________
Everything in life is only for now.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Ron



Joined: 14 Feb 2006
Posts: 3149
Location: A town, UK

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the characters and imagining that they are really there, and the music.
_________________
Last Watched: Bounty, 2nd July 2020
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Cockroach Boy



Joined: 29 Dec 2005
Posts: 7143
Location: Dancing with the Mara

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


_________________
Everything in life is only for now.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Ron



Joined: 14 Feb 2006
Posts: 3149
Location: A town, UK

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dead is Dead (as Mitch Benn mentioned on the 'Down and Safe' programme). Blakes 7 wasn't as far fetched as Star Trek or Space 1999 where people who appeared to have died were sometimes brought back to life by some alien power. So B7 was more exciting!
_________________
Last Watched: Bounty, 2nd July 2020
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BabylonRebel



Joined: 29 Apr 2006
Posts: 539
Location: Watford, Herts

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ron wrote:
Dead is Dead (as Mitch Benn mentioned on the 'Down and Safe' programme). Blakes 7 wasn't as far fetched as Star Trek or Space 1999 where people who appeared to have died were sometimes brought back to life by some alien power. So B7 was more exciting!


Slightly off topic, but in regards to deaths - was Gan's death in 'Pressure Point' a surprise on first broadcast or did the audience know?

In retrospect, it's signposted rather clearly in the episode - his suicidal dash across the minefield outside Central Control, his near fall when they have to use the monkey bars inside etc.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
white afro in space



Joined: 07 Oct 2004
Posts: 3286
Location: Afrovia

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BabylonRebel wrote:
Slightly off topic, but in regards to deaths - was Gan's death in 'Pressure Point' a surprise on first broadcast or did the audience know?


An excellent question!!!
_________________
As I was saying, we all have to learn to live with disappointment
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Blakes7 Discussion Forum Index -> Blakes7 Chat All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Blakes7 Discussion  


Space Pilot 3K template by Jakob Persson.
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2006 phpBB Group
  Home / B7 Chatroom / Caption Competition / Episode Guide / Conventions / Productions / Gadgets / Links / Email