Categories Nobilis C’est que ce? Post author By doycet Post date 2003-05-06 2 Comments on C’est que ce? What is “Blake’s Seven” and why are people comparing it to the premise of the Nobilis test game? ← Prelude 1: Sacrifice → Powered by Quest Maps 2 replies on “C’est que ce?” “Blake’s Seven” is a BBC series dear to the hearts of many English speaking peoples. I don’t know that it has ever been shown in the States. SF genre: concerns a tyrannical regime and the continuing efforts of a tiny band to resist that authority. http://blakes7.pauljames.de/ Doyce Back when channel 6 used to show SF from the UK (Dr. Who, Survivors, day of the Triflids, The Prisoner, the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, and several one/two series that I can’t remember) Blake’s 7 was one of them. It was on in the late eighties, and was pretty good, with a couple of really good villians (Avon, and Servalan). Basically it was the progenitor of Farscape (written by Terry Nation, the same guy who brought you The Avengers, The Saint, a large chunk of Dr. Who, and The Survivors). A group of earth prisoners is being hauled off to prison from earth when the prison ship comes across a derelict hulk. A group of prisoners is sent over to investigate (a political prisoner, a pirate, a computer hacker thief, a regular thief, and a man with rage issues that killed his wife, and a putz who is being protected by the murderer). The ship turns out to uber-ship from a forgotten race, and the crew heads off to save man kind. It was a gamers show, and a lot of fun. There is some info for you here. Comments are closed.