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Created by Doctor Who veteran Terry Nation, 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.
In the third century of the second calendar, after the chaos of the intergalactic wars, a powerful dictatorship has risen to dynamic proportions and engulfed most of the populated worlds. Liberty has become a crime punishable by death, and the majority of the population lives in a drug-induced state of docility. This tyrannical authority fulfils George Orwell's prophecy of 1984 to its most terrifying extremes. This government is known as the Federation. Each world has its share of rebels who either turned to crime or the Resistance.
This is the story of one such group of rebels, led by a man named Blake. His group is largely composed of escaped convicts, thieves and smugglers, who are thrown together by chance. With even the good guys being criminals, including murderers, this was a galaxy far, far away from previous screen space opera.
The first and second, series in which Blake is the focus, is the best. The last two series are OK but missed out on a coherent overall story line. The ending is very disappointing.Published 7 months ago by Russell K Warfield
was a fan when I was a kid. Never understood why it was never re-run.Published 9 months ago by Benedict Hopkins
Great 1970s BBC science fiction series.
It is easy to criticise the lack of a big budget, so don't expect Star Wars style entertainment. Read more
thank you everyone for your honest feedback. I will be buying the separate discs as a 70th birthday present for by brother in law.Published 11 months ago by MV
Blakes 7 is Blakes 7 what can you say, brilliant and never dates in my mind.!!!Published 11 months ago by Jonathan
My bestest Christmas gift. Loved Blake's 7 as a child, many hours spent watching it on video in the summer hols. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Elleymoor