SCREEN-L Archives

March 1992


Options: Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
"Timothy H Panton." <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 15 Mar 1992 08:52:56 GMT
text/plain (24 lines)
One of the things that made Blakes 7 different from Star Trek, was that
it was anti-establishment.
Blake was a freedom-fighter (or terrorist depending on your viewpoint),
who went around the galaxy in a destroying military targets.
The spaceship was stolen, and his crew were all self-confessed criminals.
It also featured a couple of neat computers:
	Zen - who spoke like a BBC newsreader, and tended to only tell
the crew what they _needed_ to know.
	Orac - who was a sort of cross between a virus and a hacker.
His inventor designed a standard component used in all computers, Orac
exploited a weakness in this componant and was thus able to access any
computer anywhere.
If I recall most of the first series was written by Terry Nation, the
inventor of the Daleks, which may account for the character of the series.
|Tim Panton, Westhawk Ltd.                  Phone: +44 244 314800            |
|Email: [log in to unmask]                                        |
|Paper: Westhawk Ltd. Archway House, Station Road, Chester. CH1 3DW. UK      |
|         "I hated picking cotton." - Tina Turner                            |