Topic: Blake's 7: Classic BBC sci-fi to return on Syfy channel

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Cult classic sci-fi series Blake's 7 is to be remade for the Syfy network, it has been announced.

FremantleMedia International said 13 hour-long episodes will be written by Heroes writer Joe Pokaski.

It added, in a statement, that Casino Royale and Goldeneye director Martin Campbell was also on board.

The original series, which ran on the BBC between 1978 and 1981, followed the exploits of a group of renegades and convicted criminals.

Roj Blake, played by Welsh actor Gareth Thomas, was a political dissident arrested, tried and convicted on false charges by a brutal totalitarian government, and then deported from Earth to a prison planet.

Stealing a spaceship, Blake and his team conducted a campaign against the ruling Terran Federation.

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Re: Blake's 7: Classic BBC sci-fi to return on Syfy channel

Am I the only one here old enough to remember this when it ran originally?  sad

2020.  Meh.

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Unfortunately not, I remember it too yikes  that's why I posted it   tongue

graybags wrote:

Am I the only one here old enough to remember this when it ran originally?  sad

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I've been following the same thing for a few weeks now, just didn't see any point in posting here about it as didn't think it would appeal to anyone else!

2020.  Meh.

Re: Blake's 7: Classic BBC sci-fi to return on Syfy channel

Well there are two of us now big_smile

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hmmmm...remade or re-imagined? if they do, what they did for BSG, it could be interesting...

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was the original any good?

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GodZionu wrote:

was the original any good?

It was awesome!

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santah wrote:

It was awesome!

Must agree there it was, did get a bit silly near the end though, I seem to remember that blake got killed off! mad

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santah wrote:
GodZionu wrote:

was the original any good?

It was awesome!

Yes it was...minus the 70s special effects...but then again, everything in their perspective time-frame :-)

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'Blake's 7' to be remade: Who should star in the sci-fi revamp?

I like the choices for Blake, Vila, Cally and Servalan...especially, for Cally and Servalan  big_smile

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