I haven’t been in the mood to sit down and watch this movie, but I finally got there. This movie has really good production values for it’s genre and time.
Whether it’s Ruta Lee and Bobby Van repopulating the human race or Duane Jones killing zombies, I’ve got you covered for free science fiction movies you can watch online.
After they made the cast of Blakes 7 return the Samurai outfits they stole from the Chinese circus and after they made them return the wardrobe they stole from their violent assault on a transvestite revue, they only had 3 bucks, a pack of instant oatmeal, and half a sandwich but they made Season 4 anyway.
Watching the movie is like watching an undiscovered episode of the original “Star Trek.” We have a rocket being pulled off course by a strange phenomenon; we have special effects of the most functional and basic kind; we have a strange planet populated by earthlike (albeit small) people, whose strengths and weaknesses are allegories of human strengths and weaknesses; we have a series of curvaceous women, a brash young man and an elderly wise leader in the alien society; we have a brawny hero who alternates between fighting, courting and moralizing.
Blake’s 7 is a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC for broadcast on BBC1. Four 13-episode series of Blake’s 7 were broadcast between 1978 and 1981. It was created by Terry Nation, who also created the Daleks for Doctor Who.
OK, I’ll bite. This is supposed to be the best Star Wars fan film ever made. We shall see. I guess it’s a hundred years after Return of the Jedi.
OK. I’m hooked. I never watched this “in the day” but it’s sort of fun now. The series is set in a future age of interstellar travel and follows the exploits of a group of renegades and convicted criminals. It’s really kind of adult themed and dire by 1970’s standards.