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If you have never seen the classic British sci fi series Blake's 7 (which is likely as it has unfortunately never been released in the US on DVD) you might be getting a second chance. The SyFy channel looks to be close to green lighting a reboot of the series. I know. The SyFy channel doing sci fiction. Who would have thought it?

http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/syfy-to-develop-remake-of-cu...

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It had already returned, and left...when it was called Firefly..
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MWChapel wrote:
It had already returned, and left...when it was called Firefly..


A pretty good comparison in terms of the anti-hero feel of both series. Reynolds was a nicer guy than Avon though. Reynolds let Jayne live when Avon would have cut his throat. devil
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mrbeankc wrote:
MWChapel wrote:
It had already returned, and left...when it was called Firefly..


A pretty good comparison in terms of the anti-hero feel of both series. Reynolds was a nicer guy than Avon though. Reynolds let Jayne live when Avon would have cut his throat. devil


I would die of a geek overload if they brought in the cast of firefly to do Blake's 7.
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Some of the cast would line up rather well.

Nathan Fillion (Mal) as Avan
Jewel Staite (Kaylee) as Soolin
Gina Torres (Zoe) as Dayna
Summer Glau (River) as Vila
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Re: Blake's 7 returns!!!!!!...maybe up to 11!.
'moi' forlornly awaited the remainder of: "Odyssey 5"... "Babylon/Odyssey 5"? shake
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mrbeankc wrote:
Some of the cast would line up rather well.

Nathan Fillion (Mal) as Avan
Jewel Staite (Kaylee) as Soolin
Gina Torres (Zoe) as Dayna
Summer Glau (River) as Vila


Morena Baccarin would make an awesome Servalan.
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Banichi wrote:
mrbeankc wrote:
Some of the cast would line up rather well.

Nathan Fillion (Mal) as Avan
Jewel Staite (Kaylee) as Soolin
Gina Torres (Zoe) as Dayna
Summer Glau (River) as Vila


Morena Baccarin would make an awesome Servalan.


She's already gone to that short hair style.

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I worked with a guy 4 years ago named Blake. At one point he mentioned he was named after Blake's 7. I was the only one on the team of five of us who knew the show. Which was not a surprise since I was the oldest in the group. Sometimes working with all these 20 somethings makes me feel older than I am.
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And as cool as this would be, what (to me) would be even cooler is if they rebooted one or both of these:





Now we're talking!
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The character matchup isn't the same, but many Blake's 7 stories can work in Firefly and vice versa.

River is not really much like Vila - closer to Cally in having psychic powers.

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There's a free to download RPG based on Blake's 7 that nearly got licensed - it's pretty good: B7RPG
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Red Wine Pie wrote:

River is not really much like Vila - closer to Cally in having psychic powers.


I wasn't aiming for the closeness of the characters. I was aiming for the actor/actress fitting the role. Summer Glau was a ballerina. When you watch her move in Firefly you see her move in a very interesting and graceful way which comes from that ballerina training. The idea of her playing Vila who is basically a sneak thief I think would work. That and she has a talent for comedy and Vila is sort of comic relief.
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Kind of a pity you weren't able to entitle this thread:
Re: Blake's 7 returns!!!!!!...CON-FIRMED.

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mrbeankc wrote:
If you have never seen the classic British sci fi series Blake's 7 (which is likely as it has unfortunately never been released in the US on DVD)
Oddly enough, I was looking for the DVDs, which are PAL only, and ran across a place on the net to download all the episodes. Not the greatest quality, but all 72 or so episodes.
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desertfox2004 wrote:
And as cool as this would be, what (to me) would be even cooler is if they rebooted one or both of these:





Now we're talking!


I could not handle that Space 1999 show!

I watched the DVDs of the UFO show. A bit dark and very dated but I loved it the arcing plotline. There has been talk of a UFO movie for several years....I do not think it is going anywhere, but I hope I am wrong.
http://ufo-themovie.com/shado/
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