Originally Posted by UltraCulture
Cheers for the link PMan, sadly just another program I'll miss out on due to the Virgin/Sky spat.
I'll echo that - cheers for the link, ditto for not getting Sky. I see that the 'Hogfather' went very quickly to DVD though, so some hope there. (More chance than seeing Battlestar Galactica, Lost and Stargate on terrestrial channels.)
I'm not too sure about this though. I think the chance for this was missed when the Paul Darrow 'Next Generation' project fell apart some years back. That audio version happened instead.
Blake’s 7 was, however, always ahead of its time in its characterisation and plot, with its band of unlikely heroes each having a dark backstory and unappealing personal flaws.
Well, Terry Nation's original pitch to the BBC was 'Robin Hood in Space' and that was how I saw it. I was also playing the 'Traveller' RPG at the time, and it seemed to mirror that somewhat. Avon and Villa were very unlikely heroes, but just the kind of person you would want on your side.
To do it today, you would have to have state of the art SFX. You couldn't get away with set walls that wobble and cast off props from Doctor Who.