Thursday, December 10, 2009
TV 017: Blake's 7 - Dudley Simpson
Blake's 7 was one of the earliest series shown on RTE's second channel - RTE 2 - back in early 1979. It was a fascinating futuristic series with a bleak outlook.
Gareth Thomas played the part of a Roj Blake, an idealistic troublemaker who escapes from the remote penal colony Cygnus Alpha. He is ably assisted by a thief, a murderer, a fraudster, a smuggler, a telepathic guerrilla fighter and Zen, the master computer.
A dystopian masterpiece which is just as relevant today.
Dudley Simpson (who had previously worked on Doctor Who for many years) composed the memorable theme.
Comments and feedback are welcome.
Posted by nlgbbbblth at 4:01 PM