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Rating the episodes
trevor travis
How many episodes of classic B7 do you give a 10/10?

What's the lowest mark you give, and which episode is it for?

And how have the marks you may have awarded changed over the course of time?
 
trevor travis
I give 13 episodes 10/10 (yes, quite a few, but B7 is my favourite TV programme):

A1. The Way Back
B2. Shadow
B13. Star One
C1. Aftermath
C2. Powerplay
C6. City At The Edge Of The World
C8. Rumours Of Death
C9. Sarcophagus
C12. Death-Watch
C13. Terminal
D10. Gold
D11. Orbit
D13. Blake

At the other end of the scale, two episodes receive just 4/10 (Every episode of B7 has something to offer, so nothing gets less than a four):

B10. Voice From The Past
D5. Animals

How have things changed over time? The biggest winner is probably "Blake", it took me a lot time to appreciate the episode which traumatised me at the age of 8.
 
trevor travis
Here's the rating I gave to each episode in 2009:

A1. The Way Back 10
A2. Space Fall 9
A3. Cygnus Alpha 7 (too low!)
A4. Time Squad 6
A5. The Web 7
A6. Seek-Locate-Destroy 8 (too low!)
A7. Mission To Destiny 7
A8. Duel 9
A9. Project Avalon 9
A10. Breakdown 7
A11. Bounty 6
A12. Deliverance 8
A13. Orac 9

B1. Redemption 7
B2. Shadow 10
B3. Weapon 9
B4. Horizon 8
B5. Pressure Point 7
B6. Trial 9
B7. Killer 8
B8. Hostage 5
B9. Countdown 8 (too low!)
B10. Voice From The Past 4
B11. Gambit 9
B12. The Keeper 7
B13. Star One 10

C1. Aftermath 9 (since upgraded to a 10!)
C2. Powerplay 10
C3. Volcano 7
C4. Dawn Of The Gods 6 (too low!)
C5. The Harvest Of Kairos 8 (too low!)
C6. City At The Edge Of The World 10
C7. Children Of Auron 9
C8. Rumours Of Death 10
C9. Sarcophagus 10
C10. Ultraworld 7
C11. Moloch 8
C12. Death-Watch 10
C13. Terminal 10

D1. Rescue 9
D2. Power 7
D3. Traitor 8
D4. Stardrive 6
D5. Animals 4
D6. Headhunter 7 (too low!)
D7. Assassin 8
D8. Games 7
D9. Sand 9
D10. Gold 10
D11. Orbit 10
D12. Warlord 8
D13. Blake 10
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
Thanks for posting the template for the list of episodes TT Grin

These are the episodes that I highly rate, maybe not all 10s but certainly those I most highly recommend:

A1. The Way Back
A2. Space Fall
A3. Cygnus Alpha
A7. Mission To Destiny
A8. Duel

B4. Horizon
B5. Pressure Point
B9. Countdown

C6. City At The Edge Of The World
C8. Rumours Of Death
C11. Moloch

D7. Assassin
D8. Games
D9. Sand
D10. Gold
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

Blake's 7: Trojan Horse (s4 fanfic) - Blake's 7: Through the Needle's Eye (s2 fanfic)

Spaceship Dispatcher's fanfic site
 
Child Of Auron
There are only a handful of episodes I would give maximum marks too. In fact only 7. You could say they are my Blake's 7!!
That's not to say I don't like the programme, I wouldn't be here if I felt that way but while I enjoy many episodes there are far more 8 and 9s out there than there are 10s

The winning 7 in transmission order are :-



B2. Shadow
B13. Star One
C6. City At The Edge Of The World
C9. Sarcophagus
C13. Terminal
D10. Gold
D13. Blake
 
Child Of Auron
The low scorers are harder as I have never really thought about it too much.

However, my least favourite stories are:-

A11. Bounty
B4. Horizon
B9. Countdown
D3. Traitor
D5. Animals

These are picked because they are my snoozefests and ultimately bore me when I am doing a full series re-watch
Edited by Child Of Auron on 06 July 2014 08:25:31
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
trevor travis wrote:

What's the lowest mark you give, and which episode is it for?

Probably 4/10 for Ultraworld, Animals and Blake

trevor travis wrote:

And how have the marks you may have awarded changed over the course of time?

Shadow and Gambit are episodes I used to rate very highly but now don't, whereas Weapon and Horizon from the same period are both episodes I used to overlook but would now give 8/10. But while I used to give anything from s4 a low rating regardless, because everything I liked about the original show was stripped away from Terminal onwards, there are some episodes that I now appreciate on their own merits; they still don't fit Blake's 7 comfortably imo, but are okay if taken in isolation.
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

Blake's 7: Trojan Horse (s4 fanfic) - Blake's 7: Through the Needle's Eye (s2 fanfic)

Spaceship Dispatcher's fanfic site
 
trevor travis
Child Of Auron wrote:
The winning 7 in transmission order are :-
B2. Shadow
B13. Star One
C6. City At The Edge Of The World
C9. Sarcophagus
C13. Terminal
D10. Gold
D13. Blake


And a superb collection of 7 episodes they are Wink
 
trevor travis
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:
D7. Assassin
D8. Games
D9. Sand
D10. Gold


Wasn't expecting that. SD is a partial Derek convert - woohoo!!! Grin Grin
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
trevor travis wrote:

SD is a partial Derek convert - woohoo!!! Grin Grin


Yes, to an extent but with the reservations in my post above. Its by saying "forget the first three years, forget the Liberator, forget the good relationships and the banter. Just watch these as something totally different and look for different qualities" that I started to enjoy those episodes without being frustrated about how far away from the original narrative and production styles the final series actually was. On their own merits, that run of four episodes do entertain me.
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

Blake's 7: Trojan Horse (s4 fanfic) - Blake's 7: Through the Needle's Eye (s2 fanfic)

Spaceship Dispatcher's fanfic site
 
peladon
For me all of SA gets 9 or 10 (depending on how I'm feeling). In series B it ranges from 10 (Redemption, Pressure Point and Countdown) to 3 (Voices/Keeper). Series C again from 9/10 (Aftermath, Powerplay and Terminal) to a 3 (R0D and Moloch). Series D struggles to make it above 2/3 though I'd give Warlord a 6 on a good day.
 
peladon
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

What's the lowest mark you give, and which episode is it for?

Probably 4/10 for Ultraworld, Animals and Blake

trevor travis wrote:

And how have the marks you may have awarded changed over the course of time?

Shadow and Gambit are episodes I used to rate very highly but now don't, whereas Weapon and Horizon from the same period are both episodes I used to overlook but would now give 8/10. .


I agree, on first few watches I very much enjoyed Gambit (would have been 8/9) now its slid to 6ish. Shadow Ive never rated much above a 6 but now it would be close to 4.
 
Gauda Cheese
Theres only two I give the lowest possible score, Servalan in Imax and Dayna's Bad Romance.

My perfect 10's?

Everybody Hurts And Is Tired
He Isn't My Brother and He's Heavy
Goldcally... duh duh daaaaaaa
Computer Love
Stop Shooting Yourself, Stop Shooting Yourself
Alwaaaaaays Beelieeeeeve Innnnnn Yourrrrrrr Soullllll
Lady In Red
Cleanliness is Next to Vila-ness
Zukant Believe A Word You Say
Peckinpah Bloodbath
How To Pick Up Women With Subtlety by Vila Restal
We're playing those mind games together, Pushing the barriers planting seeds


As you can tell I'm an Avon era guy. As for scores that change.... Um not really, but if you asked me what I liked when I first hired those VHS tapes as a kid to the last main rewatch I had with the Mich then it'd be very different, except maybe my top two.
http://stwco.word... Stuff and things written by me.

My podcast: http://GATM.buzzs...
 
rojkerr1
10 out of 10 - The Way Back,Duel ,Trial , Killer, Star One, Sarcophagus , City, Sand, Orbit, Blake, least fave, Keeper, Harvest, Animals
 
Rodney
If 10/10 means 'perfect' then for me The Way Back is one of the very few, with Seek-Locate-Destroy, Orac, Redemption and Star One. Lots of 9/10 ones, though, including Duel which, paradoxically, is one of my favourite episodes.

The worst, in Series 1-2, for me are Weapon and The Keeper, though I'm not a great fan of Nation's Murder Mystery, Mission to Destiny.
Vila: Where are all the good guys?
Blake: You could be looking at them.
Avon: What a depressing thought!
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
Rodney wrote:

If 10/10 means 'perfect' then for me The Way Back is one of the very few...

imo one of the best fifty minutes of television ever produced per se Happy
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

Blake's 7: Trojan Horse (s4 fanfic) - Blake's 7: Through the Needle's Eye (s2 fanfic)

Spaceship Dispatcher's fanfic site
 
JustBrad
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

Rodney wrote:

If 10/10 means 'perfect' then for me The Way Back is one of the very few...

imo one of the best fifty minutes of television ever produced per se Happy


I'd add Rumors of Death to that list.
 
peladon
Rodney wrote:

If 10/10 means 'perfect' then for me The Way Back is one of the very few, with Seek-Locate-Destroy, Orac, Redemption and Star One. Lots of 9/10 ones, though, including Duel which, paradoxically, is one of my favourite episodes.

The worst, in Series 1-2, for me are Weapon and The Keeper, though I'm not a great fan of Nation's Murder Mystery, Mission to Destiny.


I'd agree with your 10/10 and with most of your 9/10 - but not Star One which is at best a 6 for me. Weapon/The Keeper I would agree is a low score episodes but with some better moments but I'd disagree about MtD which I love. I'd probably add Pressure Point and Countdown to the 9/10 episodes and replace MtD with Blake's awful cousin as the low score episode, though it also had some reasonable moments.
 
Treeko
This post may be subject to change as and when I get around to rewatching the series.
Well, here are some of my favourites:
Harvest of Kairos (for the vacuum cleaner spiders and Avon's pet rock)
Aftermath
Volcano
Seek Locate Destroy
Space Fall
Breakdown
Duel
Deliverance
Orac
Weapon

And of course the low markers:
Sand
Terminal (destroying the liberator pretty much killed the series, poor Zen)
Killer (walking corpse and a gruesome plague, not really my thing)
Animals
The web
Rescue
Maguffin!
Sad points: 1
Total Discworld book count: 21
Current book being read: The Two Towers
Current strategy game: Third Age Total War
 
trevor travis
Here's how I currently rate the episodes:

A1. The Way Back 10
A2. Space Fall 9
A3. Cygnus Alpha 8
A4. Time Squad 7
A5. The Web 7
A6. Seek-Locate-Destroy 9
A7. Mission To Destiny 7
A8. Duel 9
A9. Project Avalon 9
A10. Breakdown 7
A11. Bounty 7
A12. Deliverance 8
A13. Orac 9

B1. Redemption 8
B2. Shadow 10
B3. Weapon 9
B4. Horizon 9
B5. Pressure Point 7
B6. Trial 9
B7. Killer 8
B8. Hostage 6
B9. Countdown 9
B10. Voice From The Past 4
B11. Gambit 9
B12. The Keeper 7
B13. Star One 10

C1. Aftermath 10
C2. Powerplay 10
C3. Volcano 7
C4. Dawn Of The Gods 7
C5. The Harvest Of Kairos 9
C6. City At The Edge Of The World 10
C7. Children Of Auron 9
C8. Rumours Of Death 10
C9. Sarcophagus 10
C10. Ultraworld 7
C11. Moloch 8
C12. Death-Watch 10
C13. Terminal 10

D1. Rescue 9
D2. Power 8
D3. Traitor 8
D4. Stardrive 7
D5. Animals 4
D6. Headhunter 8
D7. Assassin 8
D8. Games 7
D9. Sand 10
D10. Gold 10
D11. Orbit 10
D12. Warlord 8
D13. Blake 10
 
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