Two more adventures from the Terry Nation sci-fi series. In 'The Keeper', Blake tries to obtain the key to Star One from a tribal chief on the planet Goth. However, Travis has beaten him to it. 'Star One' sees Blake at last launch his attack on the Federation's headquarters, unaware that an alien fleet is poised to invade.
One thing Blake's 7
, the BBC's low budget space opera that ran for four series in the interstellar slipstream of Star Wars
, could always be counted on to deliver were memorable cliff-hanging finales. Terminal
was the 13th and last episode of the third series (1981-2), where Blake had been replaced by Tarrant (played by Steven Pacey) and Jenna by Dayna (Josette Simon). It was originally planned as the very last episode of all, going-out with a bang by destroying the heroes' starship, the Liberator--a device later used for the climaxes of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
and Star Trek: Generations
. When a fourth season was unexpectedly commissioned it opened with Rescue
, featuring the shock death of one major character and the first appearance of a new ship, the Scorpio. It also marked the debut of Glynis Barber's sexy new heroine, Soolin, the creation of Script Editor Chris Boucher, who had introduced the even more sexy and popular Leela (Louise Jameson) in Dr Who
in the story "The Face of Evil"
. If the fourth season of Blake's 7
was ultimately to demonstrate a show spectacularly collapsing into self-parody, it certainly began in promisingly eventful fashion. --Gary S. Dalkin
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.