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Blake's Blog-rolls?
GoldChannel
Does anyone know of other B7-centric or B7-heavy blogs out there? I follow a lot of Dr Who ones on Blogger but would be keen on reading ones on the OTHER best sci-fi programme ever made. Smile
Edited by GoldChannel on 05 March 2014 18:06:54
 
GoldChannel
ooh, found some fiction and ficlet communities on Live Journal Smile
 
guiser
In case you haven't found it, there is a rewatch comm on livejournal that was active until the end of last year. http://b7rewatch....urnal.com/. There is also a comm for icons http://b7icons.li...urnal.com/.

There are long reviews of series 1 episodes here http://docohobigf...n-one.html. I'm still waiting for series 2. *drums fingers*

My favourite B7 "read" is actually the old mailing list archive, however. Long ago fan discussions are to be found in the archives of http://lists.lysa...fo/blakes7 . The list is semi-defunct but the archives are very interesting and for that you will have to sign up to the list itself.

PS Oops! Doc Oho's reviews are actually up to series 4 . Apparently he hasn't been updating his contents page!
Edited by guiser on 06 March 2014 22:26:27
 
guiser
Are you only interested in "live" blogs commenting on stuff at the moment? I've got a fair number of other links to episode reviews etc. on blogs/forums, but most are far from current. I could post some links to those if you like.
 
Joe Dredd
guiser wrote:
My favourite B7 "read" is actually the old mailing list archive, however. Long ago fan discussions are to be found in the archives of http://lists.lysa...fo/blakes7 . The list is semi-defunct but the archives are very interesting and for that you will have to sign up to the list itself.


You can access some of the archives here and here. N.B. the files from 1998 onwards can simply be clicked into, but the files before that are gunzipped (.gz).

I know there were some conversations on there about creating a B7 computer game but I haven't been able to find them. If anyone comes across them, please let me know. I'm looking for more information for the B7 game thread (here).
 
GoldChannel
old or live, i'm interested in reading them Smile
 
guiser
GoldChannel wrote:

old or live, i'm interested in reading them Smile


I'll have a look through my favourites to see what is worth posting. I've got so many B7 related links (mostly one off reviews and comments) that it may be next week before I manage to rummage through them for the worthwhile stuff. Goodness knows the stuff I've bookmarked *eyes a truly humungous amount of saved links, most of which I probably never got round to reading*!
 
GoldChannel
hee hee, look forward to it!

p.s. love the userpic
 
Gauda Cheese
Oho finally doing the Season D reviews? Yay!
http://stwco.word... Stuff and things written by me.

My podcast: http://GATM.buzzs...
 
guiser
A lot of these links are to old websites rather than blogs, but I thought I’d post the links anyway. I'd also like to warn anyone who reads this list that these are old links, so it is probably not a good idea to post your own comments.

More to come later!


You probably know about the Hermit website, but just in case here are its episode reviews
http://www.hermit...index.html

Old, defunct, but interesting B7 website “Adrenalin and Soma", saved (mostly) for your delectation by the Way Back machine.

Episode reviews (the first couple are dead links unfortunately)
http://web.archiv...7/eps.html
Recurring themes in B7 fanfic (at least one dead link)
http://web.archiv...hemes.html

Vilakins episode reviews. I think Vilakins is the person who took over the livejournal B7 rewatch comm from snowgrouse (who made the icon that I am using).

http://vilakins.d...de+reviews

A Tarrant fan does screen cap based reviews
http://swordznsor...02452.html

Why did the chicken cross the road? Answered by B7 characters, cast and sundry ancient Big Name Fans
http://havetstorm.../id36.html

Reviews etc. hosted at www.tarrantnostra.com
http://tarrantnos...com/b7lib/

Only recently defunct page, rescued by the Way Back machine, “The Kerr Avon Tribute Page” by Neil Faulkner. Dig the captioned pictures!
http://web.archiv...ontrib.htm

Reviews of Blakes 7 related books
http://www.kaldor...ative.html

2 people from RPG net review episodes on 2 different threads (there may be more threads on this forum, but I can’t search)

http://forum.rpg....-BLAKE-S-7
http://forum.rpg....*SPOILERS*

Discussion of the appeal of the fictional swine, featuring Avon (sorry Avon fans)!
http://sheenaghpu...39463.html
 
GoldChannel
many thanks for those!!
 
meegat39
Yes I just had a good laugh at The Kerr Avon Tribute page even though I suspect it was meant to be unkind!
"If you didn't want the answer, you shouldn't have asked the question."
 
Frankymole
meegat39 wrote:

Yes I just had a good laugh at The Kerr Avon Tribute page even though I suspect it was meant to be unkind!
Heheh that really is brilliant. Neil Faulkner is very clever! (No, that wasn't me writing in the style of his web article Smile)
 
GoldChannel
guiser wrote:

You probably know about the Hermit website, but just in case here are its episode reviews
http://www.hermit...index.html

........

Only recently defunct page, rescued by the Way Back machine, “The Kerr Avon Tribute Page” by Neil Faulkner. Dig the captioned pictures!
http://web.archiv...ontrib.htm


I hadn't heard of either of those but I love them Smile
 
guiser
I love the Hermit site too, though it is a bit confusingly arranged. I think Hermit was the first B7 site that I found on the web (apart from the Horizon forum). I remember being pretty amazed (and just a bit confused!) by the elaborate fanfic selector. And reading the Hermit website is the reason that I can't move for boxes of second-hand fanzines, because I certainly wouldn't have been confident enough to buy them on ebay without the info. on the website! Of course there is a lot more than just fanfic on that site. It is the repository of really vital information concerning which costume Avon wore in a particular episode, for instance *cough*. Oh and the Sevencyclopedia (B7 A to Z) as well!

Other stuff I stumbled across early on and haven't mentioned so far :-

A review site famous for its “o-meter”. http://www.thever...kemenu.htm

Louise and Simon’s B7 site and forum. I like the caption competition!
http://www.blakes...

Also a real blast from the past at
https://groups.go...n.blakes-7

Typing random episode titles/characters etc into the search engine for this long moribund group can bring up some interesting stuff. And what a clever lot the posters were!

Still trawling through my links. I don't think I found anything more amusing than Neil Faulkner's page, though!
 
guiser
Moar stuuuuffffff. Bet your sorry you asked now!

The more serious links (well, comparatively serious!)

Den of Geek reviews
http://www.denofg...blakes-7-0 (interesting reviews, but a really annoying site to navigate, being full of dead links)

A link posted by someone in another thread, but I’ll include it here as well. Overview and list of tropes in B7. When I found the tv tropes site I found it hard to tear myself away and just kept going round and round clicking on various links!
http://tvtropes.o...lakesSeven

A website and forum dedicated to Avon/Paul Darrow. Very scary for this Blake fan (just kidding.. or am I ?!)
http://www.avon-p...row.co.uk/

A Travis fan's website. Also has stuff on Avon and Soolin.
http://shipofdrea.../index.htm

Una McCormack's Q-study of the different types of B7 fan, rescued from oblivion by the Way Back machine.
http://web.archiv...qstudy.htm

Lisa's frame cap library
http://www.framec.../b7lib.htm

Libertarian bloke's opinions on B7. Not sure about the content, but I love the title!
http://theonlywin...-7-is.html

And his take on the episode "Blake" on his newer site (which has other B7 stuff which I haven't read).
http://theonlywin...uda-prime/


Fun stuff

B7 compared with Star Trek
http://www.pepper...kes-seven/

B7 character cartoons (helps if you know Molesworth).
http://www.farsig...sworth.htm

B7 cartoons and fanart on Deviant art
http://stratosmac...ry/1004406

Animals appreciation page!
http://homepage.n...nimals.htm
 
magnificat
Guiser, are there any Lysator archives that are viewable without subscription?
 
guiser
magnificat wrote:

Guiser, are there any Lysator archives that are viewable without subscription?


The short answer is "not that I've found easy to access", but I'll give you the long answer as well!

The only publically viewable links to old posts that I've been able to unearth are those mentioned at http://fanlore.or...ki/Lysator. Some of these links (on the hermit page) are the same as those provided by Joe Dredd further up the thread. One link that definitely brings up readable posts is http://wayback.ar.../cgi-bin/*. If you ignore all the click-throughs labelled 2012/2013, then the older links are to posts on Lysator. One of the other links provided isn't of much use, since it brings up the titles of posts, but not the posts themselves. Not very satisfactory, but that is all I can find.

It appears to me that least bothersome way to get into the archives is just to sign up. Conversations display in a more satisfactory way, for a start and it is easy enough to unsubscribe once you've had a peek. I signed up to lysator under a special email address created for that purpose and then just ignored the emails. Once you are signed up to the mailing list you can get into the archive (which includes recent posts) with a password and so I just log into the archive to read posts, old or new!

Alas, some of the archived posts, whether public or not, seem to be in a less than easily accessible format, being labelled both FTP and gzip. I don't really understand this kind of thing and so I've never read the older part of the archive. I have only read posts from 2001 onwards (available with subscription) and the part of the digest from '98 and '99.
Edited by guiser on 27 March 2014 18:15:47
 
GoldChannel

B7 character cartoons (helps if you know Molesworth).
http://www.farsig...sworth.htm



Down with Servalan and thee Fedurayshin!!
 
magnificat
Many thanks for the info Guiser. It sounds slightly complicated but I expect it's more straightforwardonce one's signed up.
 
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