August 22, 2012


Syfy Orders A Script For A Blake’s 7 Remake!


Though the Syfy channel isn’t currently much of an actual “science fiction” channel, they seem to be trying to change in the next few years.  Defiance premiers early next year, they recently ordered 2 new pilots (Proof and High Moon), are deciding on whether to order a space-opera pilot (Defender) from Andromeda developer Robert Hewitt Wolfe and just ordered another script for a potential Firefly-esque series (Clandestine).  


Well yesterday, we got more news as they ordered a script for a Blake’s 7 reboot that has being floating around the past few weeks.  They deal works that if they like the script, they will order a 13 episode first season!  It will be written by Joe Pokaski of Heroes and directed by Casino Royale director Martin Campbell.Blake’s 7  ran on the BBC back in 1978 and was a cult hit among sci-fi fans.  It was about “a group of convicts and outcasts [fighting] a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.”  


It was famous for showing real characters and moral ambiguity in a bleak world.  If Syfy can make this remake even half as good as they made their remake of Battlestar Galactica, another old cult sci-fi show, then I think this is great news!  If you haven’t yet seen their reimagined Battlestar Galactica, I HIGHLY recommend it.Will you give this show a chance if it makes it to series?  I know many are boycotting Syfy for cancelling their favourite shows (Eureka, SGU etc.) but they seem to be trying to change their image and boycotting them only means these new exciting shows will fail and you will be stuck with wrestling forever.


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July 23, 2012

Martin Campbell And Georgeville TV Shop Reboot Of Cult U.K. Sci-Fi Series ‘Blake’s 7′


Georgeville Television, an independent TV studio co-founded recently by Leon Clarance of Motion Picture Capital, the financing arm of Reliance Entertainment, and producer Marc Rosen, has teamed with feature director Martin Campbell (Casino Royal) to revive the cult 1978 adventure/sci-fi series Blake’s 7. Writer Joe Pokaski (Heroes, CSI) will pen the re-imagining of the original series created by Terry Nation, a prolific UK TV writer who also created the Daleks for the classic BBC series Doctor Who. Campbell is attached to direct the Blake’s 7 reboot, which is being shopped to U.S. networks. That’s right, this will not be a British production folks.


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