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A new recruit, and a new blog in progress.
Travisina
Zonda wrote:

Travisina wrote:

Zonda wrote:

And for the latest instalment, we head to Yorkshire, and a spot of Powerplay. Hope there is something of interest amidst the usual wafflings.

https://watchingb...he-future/

Another excellent blog, Tim. Loved everything you wrote about David Maloney, and (being a Vila fan) about Michael Keating!


Thanks Travisina! Even though I've misspelt Michael Keat(h)ing's name in there. Just going to put that right.... Oops

That's alright, I knew who you meant Wink
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There's no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
Zonda
Hi all,

It's Friday night, and for your light reading tonight, here is a potted history of the Liberator flight deck. OK, I know I'm analysing this down to micro level, but where better to share the results?

Also this post explores 'Space Fall' which I must confess to completely re-evaluating having watched this again. All is explained here:

https://watchingb...ight-deck/

Hope you enjoy.

All the best, T.
 
meegat39
Zonda wrote:

Hi all,

It's Friday night, and for your light reading tonight, here is a potted history of the Liberator flight deck. OK, I know I'm analysing this down to micro level, but where better to share the results?

Also this post explores 'Space Fall' which I must confess to completely re-evaluating having watched this again. All is explained here:

https://watchingb...ight-deck/

Hope you enjoy.

All the best, T.


As a newcomer to your blogs, can I say I really enjoyed reading your analysis above. Yes I read it all and it was very interesting, enjoyable, well written and researched. Thanks!
"If you didn't want the answer, you shouldn't have asked the question."
 
Travisina
Excellent blog, Zonda!
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There's no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
briggsy1
Excellent article.

A few thoughts of mine on Space Fall.
Gan mispronounces Vila's name as Veela at one point - similarly to Aubrey Wood in Gambit.
The Avon/Blake speech in the control room sets out their respective positions really clearly - a great piece of writing by Mr.Nation.
What is it about B7 that still keeps me rewatching it after all these years? Is it a kind of addiction? I really thought something else would have come along to replace it in my affections by now. I think my obsession is a life long one - probably like many of you here!
 
winnie-l
I think my obsession is a life long one - probably like many of you here!
The dynamic story - the excellent script (well, bits) - the VIVID characterization - the compelling group interaction - .....
"How long a list would you like?" !!!
 
Zonda
So true! There is something of an addiction when it comes to Blake'7, the way the characters, stories and chemistry click, makes it unique.
 
Zonda
...and here is the latest post. 'Sand.'

Interesting one this. Watching it is something I only do when in the right mood for it - whereas any other Blake's 7 episodes I can probably watch at any time, in any mood.

So it was interesting to watch this more objectively, at a time where I might have chosen something else to watch.

This makes it an episode that I don't always enjoy, but I 100% admire.

I'll explain further here...

https://watchingb...and-video/

All the best, Tim.
 
Zonda
Hi all, another episode is ticked off. Slowly getting there...
This is a tribute to the directors of the series and also an appreciation of a rather fine episode - Children of Auron.
https://watchingb...directors/
Hope there is something of interest within.

T.
 
littlesue
With regards to Vere Lorrimer, I was at Teal Vandor in 1981 and I met the man himself.
He seemed genuinely surprised by the reception he and the cast received and yes, he did call us 'Boys and Girls', even when it was pointed out to him that there were many different ages attending, from young children, to mums and dads and grandparents...(including quite a few married ladies in their 20s!!!)
I think I had just obtained Mr D's autograph (and was a nervous wreck) when I espied Uncle Vere standing nearby.
I told him that I had great difficulty in getting my two young daughters to sleep before each episode and he said, 'you're far too young to have two children.'
'I love this man,' says I, giving Uncle Vere a great big hug!
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


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Zonda
littlesue wrote:

With regards to Vere Lorrimer, I was at Teal Vandor in 1981 and I met the man himself.
He seemed genuinely surprised by the reception he and the cast received and yes, he did call us 'Boys and Girls', even when it was pointed out to him that there were many different ages attending, from young children, to mums and dads and grandparents...(including quite a few married ladies in their 20s!!!)
I think I had just obtained Mr D's autograph (and was a nervous wreck) when I espied Uncle Vere standing nearby.
I told him that I had great difficulty in getting my two young daughters to sleep before each episode and he said, 'you're far too young to have two children.'
'I love this man,' says I, giving Uncle Vere a great big hug!


Hi littlesue,
That's lovely to hear. And that is the impression I got of him - a rather charming and endearing personality. I love the interview with him on Radio 4's 'Feedback' show where he talks about the ending with good grace and typical enthusiasm. I'm sure there was a video of him on youtube addressing the attendees at Teal Vandor, but I can't find it anymore! When I reach the very last post on the blog I will talk about how his personality has inadvertently influenced the blog posts.
 
Zonda
Hi all,
Managed to fit in another post in time for Easter.

This time it is time for 'Orbit', an episode that I really enjoy, not only due to the script, but also the way television drama was made at the time.
Hope you enjoy.
https://watchingb...on-studio/
 
Travisina
Zonda wrote:

Hi all,
Managed to fit in another post in time for Easter.

This time it is time for 'Orbit', an episode that I really enjoy, not only due to the script, but also the way television drama was made at the time.
Hope you enjoy.
https://watchingb...on-studio/

Wonderful! And your timing is impeccable, because we just rewatched 'Orbit' yesterday morning! It doesn't matter how many times I watch it, that ep never gets any less powerful, leaving me utterly traumatised and in need of stiff drink / strong cuppa.

However, I rather enjoy the scene where Vila is trying to impress the girls, and they're giggling and taking the p*ss - but he knows it. I think it's the last scene of its kind, because Vila is changed after the Malodar shuttle - angry and bitter.
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There's no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
Zonda
Travisina wrote:

Zonda wrote:

Hi all,
Managed to fit in another post in time for Easter.

This time it is time for 'Orbit', an episode that I really enjoy, not only due to the script, but also the way television drama was made at the time.
Hope you enjoy.
https://watchingb...on-studio/

Wonderful! And your timing is impeccable, because we just rewatched 'Orbit' yesterday morning! It doesn't matter how many times I watch it, that ep never gets any less powerful, leaving me utterly traumatised and in need of stiff drink / strong cuppa.

However, I rather enjoy the scene where Vila is trying to impress the girls, and they're giggling and taking the p*ss - but he knows it. I think it's the last scene of its kind, because Vila is changed after the Malodar shuttle - angry and bitter.


Fair point - it's all downhill rapidly after that! It is all so powerful. I've decided it's the most pressurised episode - in every sense of the word! Happy
 
winnie-l
Zonda, thanks again for an excellent post! Again all your writing on & explaining the How-To/Making-Of (structure) is really appreciated & enlightening! The psychological effect on the viewer of the various structural choices is REALLY interesting!
(I strain to be more articulate in expressing my enjoyment / appreciation)
Bob Holmes and the parallels, great stuff!

"Vila and Avon suddenly find themselves inside what looks a Victorian bath and inside a massive urinal. The white tiling is the clincher. Thank goodness the director had the sense to ensure Avon and Vila were facing us."
LOL!

"This is my show". Sorry I mean "This is my ship".
LOL!

Brilliant, Zonda!
 
Zonda
Thanks so much! I posted the link elsewhere and Larry Noble's son, who is a fan of B7 (although I'm not sure if he is on here) replied to the thread. He said that his Dad loved playing Pinder in the show, but had just had an abdominal operation, which was unknown to everyone other than his family. He didn't want to turn work down, and so went ahead with Orbit - even though it looked quite a physical part, especially when on the receiving end of Egrorian!
 
Zonda
Hi all,
Just to let you know that, in order to devote a bit more time to the next post, I've re-visited an old one! In the end this took as long to rewrite as starting a new one from scratch!
Anyway, if you fancy reading some waffle, here is an updated and expanded post about 'Hostage'. https://watchingb...8-hostage/
All the best, Tim
 
Zonda
Hi all,
More light reading for those who fancy it!
Those who remember BBC schools programmes from the early 1980's might appreciate this one.
The Web is the focus of this post. All the best, Tim
https://watchingb...e-planets/
 
briggsy1
Great blog there Zondar! Is it me or are Novara and Gila not blessed with much conspicuous intelligence? otherwisw why would they leave the compound door open so that the Decimas can simply walk in and destroy them? It's a bit like leaving your car keys in the door when you go shopping.
 
Zonda
briggsy1 wrote:

Great blog there Zondar! Is it me or are Novara and Gila not blessed with much conspicuous intelligence? otherwisw why would they leave the compound door open so that the Decimas can simply walk in and destroy them? It's a bit like leaving your car keys in the door when you go shopping.


Thanks briggsy1!
We've all been there! ;-)
 
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