Monday, 17 February 2014

Wattle I do? - They brought back Birds of a Feather, but they won't bring back Blake's 7

This is where I lament the non-return of a classic sci-fi/ fantasy series while staring in horror at the filth that is re-gurgling forth from the sewage pipe of effluent TV.

This week I need to declare thus "They brought back Birds of a Feather but they won't bring back Blake's 7!" What the hell! BOAF died in 1998 but has been reanimated using darkest magic.  Why have you brought this back? It's maggot infested carcass should have been left to rot back into the earth.  But no this moaning sad sack of crap roams the corridors once again.  The stories are lifeless and depressing, the fat one lives alone and looks like an old boy who has long given up on trying to be a woman. The blond ones face is falling into the sea.  Dorian looks like a very old prostitute who would only be hired by those who have lived more than a hundred years, or people involved in a satanist ritual.  The characters do not evolve they are in perpetual stagnation.  Return to the foulest pits of festering excrement I command thee!  Blake's 7 had a constantly shifting ensemble cast.  The characters evolved.  Blake was idealistic, Avon was cynical.  In the beginning their personalities clashed.  Over time they developed a mutual respect.  The universe was a complex place, there were lots of people to kill or befriend or both.  They have tried a few time to bring back Blake's 7 and failed.  Try harder!  I know sci-fi can cost more, so use the money from 3 rubbish programmes like BOAF!

If you would like me to discuss any more TV injustice then add your comments below.

Thanks for reading!