Vila: "Where are all the good guys?"
Blake: "You may be looking at them."
Avon: "What a depressing thought."
For four years after the release of the first Star Wars movie, British viewers were able to follow the fortunes of an even more unlikely - and often unlikeable - band of rebels: Blake's 7. While very rarely a numerically accurate title, the stirring music that accompanied it signalled to a generation of young adults living in the aftermath of punk, that Blake and his cohorts were about to stick it to The Man (the man being Servalan, leader of the corrupt and unscrupulous Federation). And over thirty years later, Blake's 7 is, just like Blake himself, the series that refuses to die.
If Blake’s 7 was your escape-valve from the strike-struck 1970s – or even if it wasn’t – if Servalan’s is the face that keeps you awake at night – or even if it isn’t – or if you’ve simply discovered the series in the years since, as a rather grittier, meatier and maybe even more ridiculous alternative to Babylon 5, then this is the book you’ve been waiting for.
From all over the globe, fans and their friends have compiled a series of essays that illustrate the lure, appeal and charm of the show – in a very open, honest and personal way.
This is not an episode guide. It is far, far more than that.
Are you ready to teleport?