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Blake's 7 remake

By on April 9, 2013 5:03:00 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

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I am so hoping that this is going to be good.

 

http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/blakes-7/25155/blakes-7-reboot-goes-to-full-series-order

 

The opening music for this great show is forever etched on my brain

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnautWFuEnQ

 

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April 9, 2013 5:50:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The casting of Servalan will make or break it....

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April 9, 2013 6:18:42 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

that, and the script writing, the original was british, but 'that' channel seems to be american't so they will probably want to bugger around with the scripts to dumb it down far enough for american'ts(and what they think the rest of the world is like) to 'get' it.

harpo

 

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April 9, 2013 9:07:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

If it's an American remake of a British classic it'll be a total failure....there has never been anything that wasn't.

I can see the promo...

" First she was a baby-eating Dinko....

...then she was that Pommie bitch-with-balls....

....now.... Meryl Streep is THE uber-bitch from space....Servalan.".....

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April 10, 2013 3:23:56 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

@jafo

 

 

Let me hold out in hope just a little bit longer...

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April 10, 2013 6:09:38 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hmmm......seems fraught with danger...     

They really need to get Avon right too....  

 

Some years ago I rented the series and watched with my son and his mates as I always talked of it fondly in any sci fi discussions....even though they over rushed the end and spoilt it....  and the younger gen enjoyed it too... Sometimes best to leave well enough alone... He'd better do better than Casino Royale....dead boring...

The US version of The Office was nowhere near the British one....didn't seem to work at all.  

Think I'd just rather them write something new...

 

though, for downright trippy....you have to see the Middle Eastern version of The Nanny.... There isn't a joke in it...but the canned laughter is going wild... Weirdest thing.....    

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April 10, 2013 8:36:45 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Never even heard of it. Looks quite similar to Dr Who type stuff.

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April 10, 2013 8:48:39 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,
If it's an American remake of a British classic it'll be a total failure....there has never been anything that wasn't.

 

Agree!  

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April 10, 2013 9:16:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,
Never even heard of it. Looks quite similar to Dr Who type stuff.

Ah....you need an eddykayshun....

Blakes7 is one of THE great S/F series ...

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April 10, 2013 12:33:26 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Dayna: Don't you get tired of always being right?

Avon: No, just with the rest of you always being wrong...

 

Cally: My people have a saying, "a man who trusts can never be betrayed only mistaken"

Avon: Life expectancy must be short among your people...

 

Some classic dialogue and characters throughout B7 - you're never going to replace that.

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April 10, 2013 3:12:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Some people here in the US don't understand others sci-fi, the non american type. They look for stereotypes. I loved watching Dr.Who but never had the chance to see Blake's 7, not entirely. Somewhere along the line the essence goes missing in a remake. I want to see the originals. 

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April 10, 2013 3:54:52 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

B7 was created by Terry Nation who was also very involved with Doctor Who. Blake's 7 had very good stories and even better characters. Avon and Servalan are the kind of characters that you will never forget. For me I can trace back many ideas and concepts that I have to elements of the show. The Liberator, Zen, Orac and the other characters are iconic in many ways.


The more I think about it the more likely the remake is going to be a complete disaster and disappointment. If the Americans couldn't keep Firefly running then they have a snow flakes chance in hell of creating Blake's 7 in such a way that it will get the ratings and please the original fans.

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April 10, 2013 8:25:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Uvah,

 I want to see the originals. 

 

make it so...  

 

I'd like a dollar for every baby girl who's been named Jenna since it's airing.....  

 

What do Americans think of Red Dwarf?...how was that received I wonder?....

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April 11, 2013 9:25:17 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting sydneysiders,


Quoting Uvah, reply 10
 I want to see the originals. 

 

make it so...  

 

I'd like a dollar for every baby girl who's been named Jenna since it's airing.....  

 

What do Americans think of Red Dwarf?...how was that received I wonder?....

 

I don't think Red Dwarf has ever been shown in the US Syd, at least not that I have ever heard of. I don't remember ever seeing Blakes7 here either. Only Dr Who has come over here I think, and as far as I can find out, it is not very popular.

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April 12, 2013 7:47:36 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

If I remember correctly Red Dwarf, a long time ago, aired for maybe one or two episodes but after that it seemed to have vanished. Firefly I wanted to see because a lot of people I talked to who have seen it said it was great. I was so pissed when it was canceled. It reminded me of all the hoopla over the original Star Trek. The older generation, my dad's, couldn't seem to wrap their heads around it. You'd think it was too cerebral for them. lol

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April 12, 2013 6:03:52 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

from what I (as an 'old fart original series trek 'fan'') remember about red dwarf was that it was trying to be  scifi comedy show. and yes it was moderate fun.

harpo

 

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April 12, 2013 9:28:26 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting harpo99999,
it was trying to be scifi comedy

'Trying'?

Smeghead ...

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April 13, 2013 4:51:55 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Anyone who doesn't like Red Dwarf is a smee... a smee... a smee hee....

A smee hee?

Damn my programming

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April 13, 2013 8:41:54 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Fuzzy Logic,
Anyone who doesn't like Red Dwarf is a smee... a smee... a smee hee....

A smee hee?

Damn my programming

"they" won't get that one either, Fuzzy....

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April 13, 2013 9:06:53 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Just finished one ....... Trapped on a planet which is actually created from Rimmer's mind......  Nuts...   

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April 13, 2013 9:37:19 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

What's a smee hee?

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April 13, 2013 5:57:27 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

only those that HAVE seen ALL the episodes AND read ALL the books are likely to get it, and if you were aiming at me you MISSED.

harpo

 

 

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April 14, 2013 6:25:42 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

lol

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April 15, 2013 12:14:31 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I toast, therefore I am...

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April 15, 2013 5:37:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Fuzzy Logic,
I toast, therefore I am...

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