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yarkshire gamer08 Mar 2017 10:19 a.m. PST



Cheesy 70s Sci Fi anyone ?

Loved Blakes 7 as a kid and as soon as I saw these fantastic figures I knew they would end up in the collection.

I don't even think the series made it out of the UK but the cheap sets and dodgy effects were brushed aside by the great characters and their ambiguous morals.

Always a struggle for a historical Gamer/ painter like me who is used to working in batches of 6 to 10 Figs at a time. Painting minis in ones always seems a bit weird.

I really enjoyed doing these though and have the bad guys (and girls) of the Federation to paint and then my first go at 7tv will be had.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

Mike Target08 Mar 2017 10:27 a.m. PST

er…Bismarks 7?

Edit: Bah! then he went and changed the pic!

yarkshire gamer08 Mar 2017 10:34 a.m. PST

Quick off the mark there Mike ! I realised I had posted the wrong photo and changed it within a minute of posting.

Cheers Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

dragon608 Mar 2017 10:41 a.m. PST

I don't even think the series made it out of the UK
It made it out of the UK

Love Crooked Dice's miniatures. Too bad their Dr ? have been taken down

Dynaman878908 Mar 2017 10:42 a.m. PST

The series made it to here in the USA, I even saw the guy who played Villa at a scifi convention once. Loved it. Those figures are excellent too.

yarkshire gamer08 Mar 2017 10:47 a.m. PST

I am surprised that it made it out of the UK I was discussing the series on another forum a few days ago and no one in the US had heard of it.

Must have been talking to the un educated !

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 Mar 2017 11:25 a.m. PST

I don't even think the series made it out of the UK

one word: Servalan

Random Die Roll Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 11:55 a.m. PST

Loved the series in my younger days. The minis are very nice.

Anyone know where to get a region 1 DVD set??evil grin

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 12:17 p.m. PST

Random, usually if you check around the Indian or Pakistani communities, there's a store which can fix you up.
(Or, how do you think I get my Dempsey and Makepeace fix? And I was watching Dalziel & Pascoe on DVD when no one else here had heard of them on video.)

And yes, it was known--if not well known--in the States. Hence the button:

Blake's 7
Deep Space 9
Babylon 5

What sort of game IS this, anyway?

yarkshire gamer08 Mar 2017 12:25 p.m. PST

Robert, game wise 7tv is a skirmish game based around a 70s TV Studio and the programmes it showed, battling each other for ratings. Looks great fun.

Cheers Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

Oberlindes Sol LIC08 Mar 2017 1:07 p.m. PST

I love the figure on the far right carrying the cooler of beers. I think I own that same cooler, actually:


These figures could work for any sort of science fiction setting. I would convert the black and white things they are holding to more conventional pistols.

yarkshire gamer08 Mar 2017 1:34 p.m. PST

It was a beer cooler ! This is the 70s 😁

Removing the Liberator Laser Pistols would be sacrilege.

Regards Ken

Dynaman878908 Mar 2017 2:03 p.m. PST

> I was discussing the series on another forum a few days ago and no one in the US had heard of it.

It was on the public TV stations, if you have Dr. Who fans from that era in those boards then I don't see how they could not have known Blake's Seven was on at one point as well. If they were NOT Dr. Who fans then it makes sense they did not know about Blake's Seven.

Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 2:45 p.m. PST

The "loved it in my younger days" group are kids. I was already in my 40s/50s when the series was here. Great stuff you young whippersanpers.

TGerritsen08 Mar 2017 3:12 p.m. PST

I loved this show, and it ran on PBS where I lived in the early 90s. The effects were cheesy, but I thought the writing was quite good. I bought the whole series on DVD while on business in the UK, and bought a region free DVD player just to be able to watch them. (And later other UK shows…)

RogerC08 Mar 2017 3:35 p.m. PST

Ahh Blakes 7, brilliant work Ken

Timbo W08 Mar 2017 4:23 p.m. PST

Nice to see orac in miniature, but as saber6 says, crack on with Servelan ;-)

vichussar Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member08 Mar 2017 5:04 p.m. PST

Big fan of Blakes 7, both with the Liberator and later Scorpio. Saw Paul Darrow (aka Avon) play the baddie in an episode of "Pie in the Sky", had put on some weight in the intervening years.

Brian Smaller08 Mar 2017 5:47 p.m. PST

When I was a kid Servalan (Jacqueline Pearce) fueled a lot of teenage fantasies.

Major B08 Mar 2017 7:26 p.m. PST

I have been watching it on you tube.

tkdguy08 Mar 2017 11:23 p.m. PST

I still have fond memories of that show. One of the best SF series ever.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2017 4:27 a.m. PST

Mmmmm, Servalan. Best evil baddie ever?


shelldrake09 Mar 2017 10:19 p.m. PST

It was screened in Australia too :-)

ghostdog Inactive Member11 Mar 2017 10:51 a.m. PST

It was screened in spain, too. I watched it as a kid, it was well known among kids, although i remember it as a very dark show. I will never forget about the vampires.

Oberlindes Sol LIC17 Mar 2017 4:47 p.m. PST

I'm going to look for it on YouTube.

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