Like the program itself, this guide centers on the "Blake's 7" characters. Unlike a more traditional episode guide, it doesn't give plot-lines so much as it just examines the characters, their interrelationships, and their general situation within each story. Since the show is not yet available in the U.S. or Canada, most readers of Fantasy Empire will not have had a chance to see this SF adventure series before reading this guide. Consequently, it was considered more important to give a feeling for the program as a whole rather than to detail each storyline. Also, although "Blake's 7" is rich in side characters, this guide will seldom mention anything other than the words and actions of the regulars.
The method of preference for dealing with an episode has been to give as much of the dialogue as space permits, as if a clip or two were being shown. These characters often reveal themselves best in what they say, the way they say it, who they say it to, and whether their actions reinforce or contradict their words. Stories which do not readily lend themselves to quoting are treated differently - sometimes with a summary of actions or points brought out in that episode.
Dates given are first airdates on the BBC. Running time includes title and credit sequences to the nearest minute. The writers and directors of the stories are listed beneath the titles of each.
Quotations & other material copyrighted to Terry Nation, BBC, et al.
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