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Classic BBC Sci-fi Series Blake's 7 To Return On Syfy Channel 213

Posted by Soulskill
from the what's-old-is-new dept.
Zaiff Urgulbunger writes "According to the BBC, 'Cult classic sci-fi series Blake's 7 is to be remade for the Syfy network, it has been announced. FremantleMedia International said 13 hour-long episodes will be written by Heroes writer Joe Pokaski.' Here's hoping the special effects budget will be higher than for the original series! Also, I'm hoping that the Liberator is of similar design and includes Zen — the ships computer."
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Classic BBC Sci-fi Series Blake's 7 To Return On Syfy Channel

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  • by VAXcat (674775) on Tuesday April 09, 2013 @02:29PM (#43404219)
    It always looked like they could make it to the next starbase, if they didn't run out of steam and iron filings.
  • Sci-fi on Syfy? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Dracos (107777) on Tuesday April 09, 2013 @02:41PM (#43404353)

    Say it ain't so. I wonder when they'll squeeze this into the schedule between all the wrestling and other ratings-chasing dreck.

    But we won't know if it's a true SciFi series until it gets unceremoniously cancelled for no good reason.

  • by MickyTheIdiot (1032226) on Tuesday April 09, 2013 @02:42PM (#43404371) Homepage Journal

    I recently re-watched Blakes' 7 while down recovering from surgery, and it has good stories. It has good stories probably because they didn't have to rely on the effects.

    The new Doctor Who now has a good budget, but they have gotten over reliant on the imagery at times. All newer sci-fi has.

    I'm looking forward to a new series (even if it is on SeeFee) and I hope they keep with the gritty, amoral feel they had in the old series. Better effects... sure, but it won't be any good without good writing.

  • by bfandreas (603438) on Tuesday April 09, 2013 @03:59PM (#43405383)
    They did Fawlty Towers and didn't bother to include Basil Fawlty. But we shouldn't fault them because he was easy to overlook if your bucket-hat didn't have eyeholes cut out.
    I said it before and will say it again: The US is where Brit series go to die.
    After I heard they wanted to do their very own The Prisoner I really wished for shades that go black when approached by danger. But they ruined that one, too.

    This is a TV station that renamed themself from SciFi to SyFy cuz misspeeling ur ohn neme iz kool.
    Shouldn't they be filming Fucktopus vs. Turdosaur or something?
  • by swb (14022) on Tuesday April 09, 2013 @04:26PM (#43405731)

    You're generally right, but the American version of Life on Mars wasn't bad on it's own merits, even if it was somehow not as good as the British version.

    At least the cast was decent -- it seemed unusual to have Keitel, Mol, Imperioli all on a network TV series.

The 11 is for people with the pride of a 10 and the pocketbook of an 8. -- R.B. Greenberg [referring to PDPs?]