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People who hate B7
One Spare Part
Yes I am afraid they do exist. I am sitting in the staffroom at work with a bunch of heathens who think it is r... r...ru...rub... no I can't even say it! What can I do? Apart from stoutly defending it of course.
 
littlesue
Oh don't worry, we've had people saying that for the last 40 years. Even the BBC put it down at every opportunity.
Points of View, on a regular basis; Terry Wogan.
Have you asked them why they detest it so much?
They will no doubt say the sets move, the special effects are silly...
Most of us have had to put up with that on a regular basis.
But have they actually watched it? Forget about the sets, forget the special effects (the production crew were in tears in 1977 after going down the road to see that new film being made...Star Wars) they had a very tiny budget. On one episode, Mat Irvine was given a fiver to make a spaceship...and he did, two hairdryers that are the highlight of his models at Smallspace. Even my Grandson couldn't believe it when he saw it a couple of years ago.
Even Orac was based on Mat's Auntie'c sewing box! (And I used to have one as well!!!)
Half the fun of B7 is spotting the ordinary household items that are used to great effect. The alien invasion at the end of Star One is notable for using the BBC's canteen cutlery (that's we fans reckon anyway).
For us, it is the stories (complete with Mr Nation's plot holes) and the characters. Even Grandson couldn't believe that Blake let Avon STAY on the Libby; "Is he crazy? That Avon is going to nick it at the first opportunity. Are you sure he's one of the good guys???"
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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sweevo
Most people I've met who dislike B7 ("hate" is such a strong word) say things that I, for the most part, cannot even repeat on these threads (hint: it invariably ended up devolving into a cluster F-bomb fest) - in the end, I just gave up on openly admitting I like B7.
 
JustBrad
We refer to them as Mundanes.

Thank you Al Bester.
 
littlesue
sweevo wrote:

Most people I've met who dislike B7 ("hate" is such a strong word) say things that I, for the most part, cannot even repeat on these threads (hint: it invariably ended up devolving into a cluster F-bomb fest) - in the end, I just gave up on openly admitting I like B7.


My mobile phone ring tone is the B7 theme; I have a B7 keyring.
Whenever I mention it most people say, 'Oh, I'll watch it when it gets repeated, or I'll catch it on Iplayer," They are quite shocked when I tell them they can't do that. 'cos the BBC, for reasons known only to themselves, won't make it available.
It never ceases to amaze me how people put it down in such a nasty manner.
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


sues stories http://sjlittle.w...
sues youtube channel http://www.youtub...e54/videos
sues book shelf https://www.media...ne%20Shelf
rebel run video http://www.youtub...prqS-XZtLo
Lara and Sue's Stories http://lectorisal....webs.com/
 
Travisina
I just shrug, smile politely and move on to seek like-minded fans. You can lead horses to water (or people to classic SF TV) but you can't make them drink (or appreciate it). It's their loss.
Twitter: @TravisinaB7
Tumblr: tumblr
There's no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
One Spare Part
Thanks for your words of comfort. I think I will feel sorry for them for being 'mundanes'!😉 I have got so much from watching B7 over the years besides the storylines, ideas, the brilliant cast...it does what all decent SF should do: inform, reflect and challenge. I am proud to be 'one spare part up here'!
 
littlesue
Travisina wrote:

I just shrug, smile politely and move on to seek like-minded fans. You can lead horses to water (or people to classic SF TV) but you can't make them drink (or appreciate it). It's their loss.


I have surprised a couple of young ladies at bootsales in the past. I heard one lady called by her name...Jenna. I said 'I know what programme your parents were watching back in the day," She was amazed! As no-one else had ever mentioned it! Same with the young lady called Cally. Her Mum was actually standing there...and we both hugged each other. Fellow fans had found each other!!
They are out there...
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


sues stories http://sjlittle.w...
sues youtube channel http://www.youtub...e54/videos
sues book shelf https://www.media...ne%20Shelf
rebel run video http://www.youtub...prqS-XZtLo
Lara and Sue's Stories http://lectorisal....webs.com/
 
Hugbot
Travisina wrote:

I just shrug, smile politely and move on to seek like-minded fans. You can lead horses to water (or people to classic SF TV) but you can't make them drink (or appreciate it). It's their loss.

Exactly my thoughts. Anybody may like or dislike whatever they want. There are also many shows that I dislike while others are raving about them! Life would be less colourful if we all shared the same taste, wouldn't it?
At Halloween 2013, I invited a few friends to watch some spooky sci-fi - Star Trek's Wolf in the Fold and of course Sarcophagus. That did not go down very well. Which led me to finally sign up for Horizon where I can rewatch it with like-minded people.
 
meegat39
I met a girl called Dayna at my sister's party. She's probably late twenties to early thirties. I asked her if her parents were B7 fans and they were!! And she said nobody had ever asked her that before!! Was very chuffed.
"If you didn't want the answer, you shouldn't have asked the question."
 
Travisina
I had a friend called Cally before B7 (she was teased about it at school!)
When we had the opportunity to interview Terry Nation, I told him about my friend, and asked him how he came up with that name. He replied:
"Oh dear, I thought I'd made it up!"
Twitter: @TravisinaB7
Tumblr: tumblr
There's no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
Lurena
Living abroad has its advantage, very few people seem to remember B7.

The country in which I currently live only aired the first two series and then decided it to be too bad (as a family program) and banned it. Student friends smuggled series C from Belgium, recorded on Betamax tape.
Lara&Sue's Blake's 7 stories
*No, I am not. I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.*
 
http://lectorisalutem.webs.com/
Anniew
Could I be close to someone who could see nothing in Blakeís 7 and dismissed it out of hand? Not sure. It would be very difficult.
Just because I can't sing doesn't mean I won't.
 
Joe Dredd
Hugbot wrote:

Anybody may like or dislike whatever they want. There are also many shows that I dislike while others are raving about them!

It's all down to chemicals in the brain, I suppose. What makes one person like the taste of cherry liqueur and another person hate it? Some people like ABBA, others like Beethoven and some people like thrash metal. Some people like all three, some people like silence and perhaps some people like to hear all three at the same time!

I think we all deploy 'filters' of a kind otherwise we'd be overwhelmed, and sometimes that means making snap judgements about things. Life is too short to engage with everything, even if it's only briefly to see if we might like it.
 
Travisina
Anniew wrote:

Could I be close to someone who could see nothing in Blakeís 7 and dismissed it out of hand? Not sure. It would be very difficult.

I married a fellow fan - we met through Horizon. Allow me to recommend this as a recipe for a happy marriage (I expect Brad&Paula will agree!)
Twitter: @TravisinaB7
Tumblr: tumblr
There's no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
littlesue
Travisina wrote:

Anniew wrote:

Could I be close to someone who could see nothing in Blakeís 7 and dismissed it out of hand? Not sure. It would be very difficult.

I married a fellow fan - we met through Horizon. Allow me to recommend this as a recipe for a happy marriage (I expect Brad&Paula will agree!)


Alas my dearest is not a B7 fan.
When we met I was a Star Trek fan..he was not, yet he took me to some of the Conventions back then.
Then I fell in love with B7 and on the 9th of Jan, a certain rather nice computer expert grabbed my attention...and still he is not a fan. He'll watch it....
Hubby has taken me to allsorts of B7 conventions; never stayed, but picked me up.
At Edgecon in 1982, he ended up buying Gareth a pint (or 2) in the pub as we waited for the traffic in London to die down.
At the stage door in Southsea circa 1985, Hubby was 'Avoned' by Mr D when I told the gentleman in question that Hubby had told me that I can't see any more of his plays (the interest rates had just gone through the roof).
Since then, Mr D and Hubby have commiserated with each other on several occasions.
Hubby has taken me to Smallspace several times, The Space event at Leicester Space Centre where he met Gareth again, had Mr D take pity on him (again), met Mat Irvine plus Sally, Jan, Stephen and Brian...but still he is not a fan...and I still love him.
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


sues stories http://sjlittle.w...
sues youtube channel http://www.youtub...e54/videos
sues book shelf https://www.media...ne%20Shelf
rebel run video http://www.youtub...prqS-XZtLo
Lara and Sue's Stories http://lectorisal....webs.com/
 
Anniew
Sue my husband isnít a fan either but like your lovely man he supports my interest and also likes to know about my involvement and takes me to conventions . If he rubbished my love for the show Iíd find it hard. I donít mind him not being a fan, weíve always tended to have separate interests though we make the attempt to share them to a degree but I donít think I could be close to anyone who didnít respect my choice to be a fan!
Just because I can't sing doesn't mean I won't.
 
littlesue
Anniew wrote:

Sue my husband isnít a fan either but like your lovely man he supports my interest and also likes to know about my involvement and takes me to conventions . If he rubbished my love for the show Iíd find it hard. I donít mind him not being a fan, weíve always tended to have separate interests though we make the attempt to share them to a degree but I donít think I could be close to anyone who didnít respect my choice to be a fan!


Dearest loves football. Goes to every home match and away match if possible....but I'm not a fan (at all!) except when Grandson is running riot on his football pitch and creating havoc in the defence. But we still support each other.
But as you say, I would find it very difficult to be close to anyone who didn't respect my choice of fandom.
Mind you, if Hubby ever threw my B7 collection away THERE would be trouble...big trouble!!!!
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


sues stories http://sjlittle.w...
sues youtube channel http://www.youtub...e54/videos
sues book shelf https://www.media...ne%20Shelf
rebel run video http://www.youtub...prqS-XZtLo
Lara and Sue's Stories http://lectorisal....webs.com/
 
Vanessa Doffenshmirtz
Travisina wrote:

I had a friend called Cally before B7 (she was teased about it at school!)
When we had the opportunity to interview Terry Nation, I told him about my friend, and asked him how he came up with that name. He replied:
"Oh dear, I thought I'd made it up!"


I knew 2 girls at primary school ( pre 1976 when we went to different comps) called Caroline. One went by Carrie, the other was Cally.

Mr D liked B7 back in the day but he was never as big a fan as I am. The fact I was into sci-fi, comics and D&D gave us a lot in common when we first got together. in fact he enabled my geekdom. He was forever buying me random comics, posters, collectibles and DVDs.
I used to be such a sweet sweet thing
Till they got a hold of me.
 
Travisina
Vanessa Doffenshmirtz wrote:

I knew 2 girls at primary school ( pre 1976 when we went to different comps) called Caroline. One went by Carrie, the other was Cally.

My friend Cally was a Carolyn.
Twitter: @TravisinaB7
Tumblr: tumblr
There's no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
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