Monday, February 27, 2012

My Blinkered Vision: Blake's 7

Words fail me. Frequently. Suffice it to say rather than going for the wrist-slitting psychosis of Golden Brown with the finale, I found something a little more upbeat. When you look at it, Blake's 7 is as much a black comedy as a sci-fi drama.

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In the meantime, an exchange from TV tropes that made me like Miracle Day more than I did than before I read it... it even sounds like a YOA exchange...


Nigel: The Blessing takes a different form to different people. The message to Jilly was that she's a gigantic cunt.

Andrew: I for one second this notion.

Dave: Of course, this means the whole cast are gigantic cunts as well since they also— you know what? I third this notion.

2 comments:

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

Lol, love the Travelling Wilburies and particularly that song. A very good fit. Did you know that Roy Orbison died just a few days after recording it, and that was the last single he was on to get released? It seemed oddly fitting. But very nice editing - you're good at these. Also made me think of how put upon poor old Deeva is.

I also lol'ed at the TVTropes quote..

Youth of Australia said...

Lol, love the Travelling Wilburies and particularly that song.
A man after my own heart.

A very good fit.
Blake even quotes the lyrics! It's amazing!

Did you know that Roy Orbison died just a few days after recording it, and that was the last single he was on to get released? It seemed oddly fitting.
Wow.

But very nice editing - you're good at these.
It is strangely addictive, making these... I'm only limited by the files I have to play with...

Also made me think of how put upon poor old Deeva is.
You said it. When everyone else is shot, they're clearly thinking "Man, did NOT see that one coming!" whereas Deva is going "Oh, shit, that lady I confirmed was beyond reproach is a Federation spy and now she's shooting me on top of everything else..."

I also lol'ed at the TVTropes quote...
I like to think had Shapiro survived the last episode he would have made a similar point on screen...