May 022008

Well, the word is out that Sky One is reviving Blake’s 7. While the idea of this is, on the surface, very appealing, I’m more than a little apprehensive as to how they’ll handle it. If the production values are too low, it won’t be able to compete, but if it doesn’t keep a little bit of the original show’s cheese factor, the old guard fan base will lambaste it. And the casting… I already feel sorry for whichever poor bastard gets the role of Kerr Avon. Or, for that matter, Roj Blake or Vila Restal.

Then there’s the big question on this side of the Pond: Will we ever even get to see it in the States? Gods know we’re still waiting for the original show to be put out on Region I DVD.

May 022007

Paul turns 66 today, as I discovered just two days ago, when I started reading his autobiography.

So best wishes to the man who made me fall head-over-heels in love with a character who was self-serving, snarky, and by the end of four series certifiably insane.

Still the sexiest psychotic computer tech ever.