Timothy Panton noted that a key difference between Blakes 7 and Star Trek was that Blake's 7 was "anti-establishment." More than that, this wasn't simple Errol Flynn-Robin Hood slop. Blake and crew usually lost; were torn by inner contradictions; and we were never really sure if they were all really "good guys" (although the "bad guys" were definitely bad -- it should be noted that the evilist of all was a woman -- could be read as progressive, or just the Eve story again). And the last episode was wonderul, totally unique. The PBS station in Chicago ran the show late Saturday nights. I was working an evening job, and would usually get home just in time for the show. That night, I got home, collapsed in a chair and watched what seemed to be a fairly routine episode; the re-united cast indicated that a new direction might be coming. Then BAM! No more Blake's 7. A perfect ending.