I’ve heard of the old Brit sci-fi show “Blake’s 7” (it was apparently more popular than “Star Trek” in Europe back in its day), but I’ve never actually seen a single episode of it. But the show’s premise (“The Dirty Dozen in Space”) sure sounds promising, though the promise of a “low-tech, no frills” sci-fi show leaves me kind of, well, wanting.
But if like me, you missed the show during its time (it ran for 4 seasons), then you’ll be able to catch up when longtime fan Martin Campbell (the director of “Casino Royale” and more recently, “Green Lantern”) reboots the series for a new audience. Campbell is teaming up with independent TV studio Georgeville Television to do just that, and the group are now looking for a U.S. network to bite.
In “Blake’s 7”, a group of convicts and outcasts on their way to certain death gets a second chance to “fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.” The show was created by Terry Nation, and ran from 1978 to 1981. Michael Keating, Paul Darrow and Peter Tuddenham were among the original castmembers.
Former “Heroes” writer Joe Pokaski will pen the rebooted pilot, with Campbell also onboard to direct and stay on to produce.
Here’s the original show’s opening intro:
Via : Deadline