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Most Promising Spin-off Star
Dr Plaxton Dr Plaxton 8%[1 Vote]
Bayban Bayban 15%[2 Votes]
Sarkoff/Tyce Sarkoff/Tyce 15%[2 Votes]
Krantor Krantor 0%[0 Votes]
Vargas Vargas 8%[1 Vote]
Ensor's dad Ensor's dad 0%[0 Votes]
Deeta Tarrant Deeta Tarrant 8%[1 Vote]
Someone else entirely and not any of those three-time losers, obvs Someone else entirely and not any of those three-time losers, obvs 46%[6 Votes]
Total Votes : 13
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Spin-off Potential - YOU Decide!
Cygnus Bazza
So, to celebrate the upcoming vernal equinox* and just to whip you out of your lassitude this weekend, which B7 guest character would have had most scope for a prequel/sequel spin-off series, or (failing that) a one-off special?

* Or autumnal equinox, if you're in the wrong place.
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Cygnus Bazza
Should have mentioned: if you vote for the eighth option, I'll assume that means Piri, unless you specify otherwise...

Edit: Actually, I've just spoken to the BBC's Commissioning Editor for Slightly Naff Drama (the same department that originally commissioned B7) and she's dead keen on a 13-part crime serial called Piri & Plaxton, revolving around baffling locked-room mysteries set in sleepy Somerset in the early 1970s. K-tel soundtrack album to feature T.Rex's 'Telegram Gan', Slade's 'My Friend Gan', Suzi Quatro's 'Gan the Gan', the Kinks' 'Gola', Pete Frampton's 'Bayban, I Love Your Way', and many, many more!
Edited by Cygnus Bazza on 16-03-2024 13:26
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M1795537OCVirn

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

Should have mentioned: if you vote for the eighth option, I'll assume that means Piri, unless you specify otherwise...


Otherwise Wink
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M1795537OCVirn
Who was Ensor's dad anyway?
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Cygnus Bazza

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Who was Ensor's dad anyway?

Well might you ask. Which is precisely why he needs his own show. #BackstoryBonanza

Though not as much as Dr Plaxton needs hers.

In the absence of any alternative candidates, looks like the Doc's home and hosed, as far as this poll's concerned. Excellent!!!
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NerdyTeenGirl
I voted Tyce/Sarkoff, but I think Bayban has equal potential.
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Joe Dredd

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Who was Ensor's dad anyway?


Ensor.
 
Cygnus Bazza

NerdyTeenGirl wrote:

I voted Tyce/Sarkoff, but I think Bayban has equal potential.

Great choice(s), NTG.

Looks like we've currently got T/S, Bayban and Dr P running neck and neck, with Piri just ahead on two. Not unhappy with that, as I'm a big fan of 'Assassin'. Absolute lol-fest.
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Paula
You post a lot of interesting choices, but my favorite would be Bayban. The guy is just such an interesting psychopath, you can't ignore him.
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Cygnus Bazza

Paula wrote:

You post a lot of interesting choices, but my favorite would be Bayban. The guy is just such an interesting psychopath, you can't ignore him.

Great call, Paula. Very few TV schedules wouldn't benefit from a bit of bonus Bayban.
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Brad
Del Grant. Liberating planets from the Federation for fun and profit.

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Cygnus Bazza

Brad wrote:

Del Grant. Liberating planets from the Federation for fun and profit.

Excellent suggestion! Crikey, to accommodate all of this material we'll be needing a dedicated round-the-clock digital channel. Maybe call it '24/B7'.
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M1795537OCVirn
Egrorian
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Cygnus Bazza

You can't vote twice, eff eff ess. You can't subvert democracy like that. Oh. Silly me.

Your first vote (for Piri) is the one that'll count.
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Lorna
Where is TT voting for Og??
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M1795537OCVirn

Cygnus Bazza wrote:


You can't vote twice, eff eff ess. You can't subvert democracy like that. Oh. Silly me.

Your first vote (for Piri) is the one that'll count.


I voted for unspecified (see above) and now I'm specifying. Egrorian.
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M1795537OCVirn

Lorna wrote:

Where is TT voting for Og??


Good question. Explain that, TT.
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trevor travis
Voted for Og, obviously.
Vote Og.
 
Cygnus Bazza

trevor travis wrote:

Voted for Og, obviously.

Ogviously!
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trevor travis

Joe Dredd wrote:

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Who was Ensor's dad anyway?


Ensor.


No, Ensor was Ensor's son. The question was who is Ensor's dad?
Vote Og.
 
trevor travis
Looks like Og is winning with 3 votes so far Wink
Vote Og.
 
SupremeCommanderDiane
I voted for Deeta Tarrant because on watching Death Watch I remember thinking 'oh no - I want more Deeta!!' when Deeta died and wanted to know how he'd got to becoming the First Champion of Teal and what he'd done since he and Del were growing up... Obviously a spin-off sequel isn't possible, but a prequel...
 
OracVZen
I voted for Laylan, Captain of The London.
Because I like to know did he upset someone or do something wrong and was "demoted " to prison transport or was he happy doing a more mundane, easier position and if so why?
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trevor travis
Still no votes for Ensor's dad. If only you'd included Ensor's mum instead!
Vote Og.
 
NerdyTeenGirl
I think more interesting than Ensor’s parents would be the referenced times when characters like Ensor, Dorian, Muller, or Egrorian were collaborating. The mad scientists of B7 or something.
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M1795537OCVirn
So that's two votes for Egrorian.
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littlesue
I'd like to see a series about Mr Smooth AKA Carnell.
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Cygnus Bazza
So, what about the least-appealing spin-off? Space Rats, Gola, Justin. or a Waltons/Partridge Family-style serial about the Ensor clan. Actually, on second thoughts...
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Paula
I think Justin's back story would be the least popular. Mr. Creepy.
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NerdyTeenGirl
Oh, please, not a spin-off about Justin… *shudders*
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Cygnus Bazza
I think we can all agree it's the bin for Justin. There's a man for whom 'straight to video' would have been an utterly deserved and, from the viewer's perspective, entirely welcome fate.
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