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45th Anniversary rewatch - C12 Death-Watch
trevor travis
The episode: Colin Twelve – Death-Watch (Carry On Watching Blake’s 7)
The date: Tuesday, September 19th, 2023
The time: 7.45pm UK time

In which Chris Boucher gets to write his Western and does a rather magnificent job with it; Vila wants to go on holiday, but he’s daft enough to suggest the outskirts of the derelict Wembley Exhibition site, rather the lakeside at Gardinos; Avon and Servie have another snog; Avon remembers Dayna has a feud with Servie, because the script editor is writing the episode and he knows these things; Avon remembers Cally is telepathic, because the script editor is writing the episode and he knows these things; there's a cheeky reference to Star Trek being fiction within the B7 universe; and there’s TWO Tarrants in this episode – work out what you could do with two of him (steady!). Yes, it’s time to dig out your green post-it notes and stick them on your forehead, as we re-watch another brilliant episode.

Episode in a word: Duel.
Character to cheer: Avon is on fine form here, coming up with a clever plan to foil Servie’s schemes, and saving double the planets that Blake did in 26 episodes simply to get one up on Servie! This is perhaps the last episode of B7 to have a happy ending… well, if you ignore that (SPOILERS) Tarrant’s brother has just kicked the bucket!
Character to boo: Vinni is not only an android, but highly annoying too. Deeta should have shot him in the back when he had the chance.
Is Soolin looking lovely this week: Yes.
Recognisable Face: Steven Bevan (Max) was Professor Jones in the Doctor Who serial “The Green Death”. The jammy git won the heart of Katy Manning’s Jo Grant.
Best line: “Are you sure you can't redesign him as something useful, like a drinks dispenser? Or an empty space. I think he'd look really good as an empty space.”

Blake's 7 will return in… Carry On Through The Particle Cloud
Vote Og.
 
Hugbot

trevor travis wrote:

Vila wants to go on holiday, but he’s daft enough to suggest the outskirts of the derelict Wembley Exhibition site, rather the lakeside at Gardinos

Sorry for nitpicking, but as Zondar pointed out in his Watching B7 blog (https://watchingblakes7.wordpress.com...he-budget/), it isn't Wembley:

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For years the location was documented as being part of the Empire exhibition site in Wembley, London. But apparently it is part of Southall Gas Works. This makes sense, as it is a place that is no stranger to Blake’s 7 – the home of the maximum security communications base on Centero.

The Wembley ruins turn up several times as the CI5 training grounds in The Professionals and they DO look different.

trevor travis wrote:

This is perhaps the last episode of B7 to have a happy ending…

I beg to differ. There are at least two happy endings in Derek:
1. Assassin (ding, dong, the witch is dead!)
2. Animals (creepy Justin buys it - and no need to be sorry for Og, he has only a flesh wound!)
 
Brad
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Vila: Something's wrong. You remember when that
JMC mining ship passed by and I traded a whole season
of Zero G Football vid disks for a whole season of Androids
vid disks?

Avon: What about it?

Vila: Vinnie was in every episode.

Dayna: Well, that's this week's Red Dwarf reference sorted.

Edited by Brad on 15-09-2023 19:32

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Cockatoo? What Cockatoo? I don't see a Cockatoo!
 
Lorna
There is something about this episode that bothers me. That is about our crew wanting to experience a fight to the death. And to have drinks and snacks while you watch.
I would NEVER want to do this. I know are crew are criminals, but even so it is something I just don't understand.
I look behind me, what do I see? A pair of golden wings seem to be attached to me.
 
OracVZen

Lorna wrote:

There is something about this episode that bothers me. That is about our crew wanting to experience a fight to the death. And to have drinks and snacks while you watch.
I would NEVER want to do this. I know are crew are criminals, but even so it is something I just don't understand.

I think it's trying to show how the federation allows this,where man/woman has been totally, morally corrupted.
It's a reality show,in my mind.
Yes it is disturbing, immoral but as in the fight entertaining.
Just my take
I plan to live forever,or die trying.
Maximum Power
 
Lorna

OracVZen wrote:

Lorna wrote:

There is something about this episode that bothers me. That is about our crew wanting to experience a fight to the death. And to have drinks and snacks while you watch.
I would NEVER want to do this. I know are crew are criminals, but even so it is something I just don't understand.

I think it's trying to show how the federation allows this,where man/woman has been totally, morally corrupted.
It's a reality show,in my mind.
Yes it is disturbing, immoral but as in the fight entertaining.
Just my take


It is a good SF story. It is just the attitude of our crew that I dont like.
I look behind me, what do I see? A pair of golden wings seem to be attached to me.
 
OracVZen

Lorna wrote:

OracVZen wrote:

Lorna wrote:

There is something about this episode that bothers me. That is about our crew wanting to experience a fight to the death. And to have drinks and snacks while you watch.
I would NEVER want to do this. I know are crew are criminals, but even so it is something I just don't understand.

I think it's trying to show how the federation allows this,where man/woman has been totally, morally corrupted.
It's a reality show,in my mind.
Yes it is disturbing, immoral but as in the fight entertaining.
Just my take


It is a good SF story. It is just the attitude of our crew that I dont like.

I agree,I think where the crew been on edge,become (mostly) desensitizied ,but there are moments when they are shocked, horrified even bored.
Love this episode,there is more going on,even Tarrant not shooting in the back
I think this episode is meant to feel uncomfortable.
I plan to live forever,or die trying.
Maximum Power
 
Hugbot

Brad wrote:

Vila: Something's wrong. You remember when that
JMC mining ship passed by and I traded a whole season
of Zero G Football vid disks for a whole season of Androids
vid disks?

Avon: What about it?

Vila: Vinnie was in every episode.

GrinGrinGrin
 
Hugbot
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littlesue


GrinGrin
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf

Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
Lurena

Brad wrote:

Vila: Something's wrong. You remember when that
JMC mining ship passed by and I traded a whole season
of Zero G Football vid disks for a whole season of Androids
vid disks?

Avon: What about it?

Vila: Vinnie was in every episode.

Grin To agree with Vila. That's just boring Grin
*No, I am not. I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.*
Lara&Sue's Blake's 7 stories will be back soon at a new website!
click here to see my heartfelt tribute to Paul Darrow, Kerr Avon Forever
 
Lurena

LOL! Never realised his urge to have a different appearance! (he could also have opted for hair dye)
*No, I am not. I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.*
Lara&Sue's Blake's 7 stories will be back soon at a new website!
click here to see my heartfelt tribute to Paul Darrow, Kerr Avon Forever
 
Lurena
Should I get ready for this episode with drinks and snacks?
Honestly, this is a very uneasy episode which seems to bring the crew back to the ancient Roman times. But then in the extreme. Why would anyone like to experience pain and death as a form of entertainment?!!!
*No, I am not. I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.*
Lara&Sue's Blake's 7 stories will be back soon at a new website!
click here to see my heartfelt tribute to Paul Darrow, Kerr Avon Forever
 
Brad
Only able to login on my phone, so my posting could be limited… and there will be typos…
Edited by Brad on 19-09-2023 18:00

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Cockatoo? What Cockatoo? I don't see a Cockatoo!
 
Brad
To be fair, it’s mostly Vila who is interested in the gladiatorial aspect. The rest of the crew mostly becomes interested when they find out Servalan is involved. Other than that they are mostly interested in the fact that the games provide them a safe haven..
Edited by Brad on 19-09-2023 18:02

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Cockatoo? What Cockatoo? I don't see a Cockatoo!
 
littlesue
Just getting ready. I'm on the big, flat screen TV as dearest is on the comp watching the footie. So, i'm getting me tea, choccie and biccies ready.
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf

Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
Lorna
I dont know what is happening but it took at least 5 minutes to log onto Horizon!!!
I look behind me, what do I see? A pair of golden wings seem to be attached to me.
 
littlesue

Lorna wrote:

I dont know what is happening but it took at least 5 minutes to log onto Horizon!!!


Same here
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf

Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
Lorna

littlesue wrote:

Lorna wrote:

I dont know what is happening but it took at least 5 minutes to log onto Horizon!!!


Same here

Thanks Sue at least it isnt anything on my computer!!

How are you?
I look behind me, what do I see? A pair of golden wings seem to be attached to me.
 
littlesue
Isn't it the last time we see Mr Stuart Fell fall off something high?
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf

Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
Brad

littlesue wrote:

Lorna wrote:

I dont know what is happening but it took at least 5 minutes to log onto Horizon!!!


Same here


I can only login on my phone it times out on my PC

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Cockatoo? What Cockatoo? I don't see a Cockatoo!
 
OneSparePart

littlesue wrote:

Lorna wrote:

I dont know what is happening but it took at least 5 minutes to log onto Horizon!!!


Same here

We're all in it together but at least it's up and running now...oops maybe I've jinxed it...
Silflay hraka, u embleer rah!
 
littlesue

Lorna wrote:

littlesue wrote:

Lorna wrote:

I dont know what is happening but it took at least 5 minutes to log onto Horizon!!!


Same here

Thanks Sue at least it isnt anything on my computer!!

How are you?


Still getting over that Covid...very tired all the timre
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf

Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
OneSparePart

littlesue wrote:

Isn't it the last time we see Mr Stuart Fell fall off something high?

Oh no! No more falling from the Fell?
Silflay hraka, u embleer rah!
 
Lorna

littlesue wrote:

Lorna wrote:

littlesue wrote:

Lorna wrote:

I dont know what is happening but it took at least 5 minutes to log onto Horizon!!!


Same here

Thanks Sue at least it isnt anything on my computer!!

How are you?


Still getting over that Covid...very tired all the timre

Wishing you all the best!!
I look behind me, what do I see? A pair of golden wings seem to be attached to me.
 
littlesue

Lorna wrote:

littlesue wrote:

Lorna wrote:

littlesue wrote:

Lorna wrote:

I dont know what is happening but it took at least 5 minutes to log onto Horizon!!!


Same here

Thanks Sue at least it isnt anything on my computer!!

How are you?


Still getting over that Covid...very tired all the timre

Wishing you all the best!!


Thank you
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf

Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
Hugbot
Evening all! Frown

(I wonder how long it will take until this comment is posted...)
 
OracVZen

littlesue wrote:

Lorna wrote:

I dont know what is happening but it took at least 5 minutes to log onto Horizon!!!


Same here

Real problems logging in on my iPad
I plan to live forever,or die trying.
Maximum Power
 
OracVZen
Hi all
Hugbot,littleSue ( how are you now)?,Lorna,onesparepart,brad
I plan to live forever,or die trying.
Maximum Power
 
littlesue

OracVZen wrote:

Hi all
Hugbot,littleSue ( how are you now)?,Lorna,onesparepart,brad


Hi OVZ.... still tired after that bout of covid
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf

Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
Brad

OracVZen wrote:

littlesue wrote:

Lorna wrote:

I dont know what is happening but it took at least 5 minutes to log onto Horizon!!!


Same here

Real problems logging in on my iPad


At least this means my work hasn’t banned horizon from my work computer
Edited by Brad on 19-09-2023 18:43

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Cockatoo? What Cockatoo? I don't see a Cockatoo!
 
OracVZen

littlesue wrote:

OracVZen wrote:

Hi all
Hugbot,littleSue ( how are you now)?,Lorna,onesparepart,brad


Hi OVZ.... still tired after that bout of covid

Hope you feel better soon
Same here,went back to work,interview about having week off,still got sore throat,tired and knees killing me.
I plan to live forever,or die trying.
Maximum Power
 
OracVZen

Brad wrote:

OracVZen wrote:

littlesue wrote:

Lorna wrote:

I dont know what is happening but it took at least 5 minutes to log onto Horizon!!!


Same here

Real problems logging in on my iPad


At least this means my work hasn’t band horizon from my work computer

Well that’s good,I hope
I plan to live forever,or die trying.
Maximum Power
 
Lurena
Hi Everybody!
*No, I am not. I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.*
Lara&Sue's Blake's 7 stories will be back soon at a new website!
click here to see my heartfelt tribute to Paul Darrow, Kerr Avon Forever
 
Lorna

OracVZen wrote:

littlesue wrote:

OracVZen wrote:

Hi all
Hugbot,littleSue ( how are you now)?,Lorna,onesparepart,brad


Hi OVZ.... still tired after that bout of covid

Hope you feel better soon
Same here,went back to work,interview about having week off,still got sore throat,tired and knees killing me.


Sorry to hear that!
I look behind me, what do I see? A pair of golden wings seem to be attached to me.
 
OracVZen
Hi lurena
I plan to live forever,or die trying.
Maximum Power
 
OracVZen

Lorna wrote:

OracVZen wrote:

littlesue wrote:

OracVZen wrote:

Hi all
Hugbot,littleSue ( how are you now)?,Lorna,onesparepart,brad


Hi OVZ.... still tired after that bout of covid

Hope you feel better soon
Same here,went back to work,interview about having week off,still got sore throat,tired and knees killing me.


Sorry to hear that!

Thank you
I plan to live forever,or die trying.
Maximum Power
 
OracVZen
Started
I watched this yesterday,
I like the way Tarrant shows his vulnerability
Edited by OracVZen on 19-09-2023 18:46
I plan to live forever,or die trying.
Maximum Power
 
littlesue

Lurena wrote:

Hi Everybody!


Yay Lurena
Cold! You don't know the meaning of the word cold!
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of your window!!


Sue's Book Shelf https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z1xg...Zine_Shelf

Rebel Run Video https://youtu.be/8prqS-XZtLo
 
OneSparePart
I like this set.
Silflay hraka, u embleer rah!
 
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