blake's 7

Episode 56: Blake’s 7

In this episode, Morgan teaches Tom all about the history of slightly-naff but underrated ’70s sci-fi gem Blake’s 7.

We look at the show’s amazing theme music (and how Pulp ripped it off), we record Tom’s live reaction to its iconic cliffhanger ending and Morgan gives a stab at recording the first Two Geeks single.

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Running from 1978 to 1981 and four seasons, it followed the adventures of rogue Roj Blake, who leads a small group of rebels against the forces of the evil (sort of) Terran Federation that rules the Earth and other planets.

He and fellow prisoners Jenna Stannis and Kerr Avon gain control of a technologically advanced alien spacecraft, Liberator. Blake and his crew (seven of ’em) begin a campaign to damage the Federation, but are pursued by Space Commander Travis — a Federation soldier — and Servalan, the Supreme Commander and later Federation President. Oooh.

Also, make sure to check out all previous episodes about sci-fi TV shows, such as Red Dwarf and Quantum Leap.

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