Blake’s 7 Magazine

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Blake’s 7 was a BBC science fiction television program that ran for four seasons, from 1978 to 1981. I have only seen a few episodes of the program, but I liked what I saw and I would like to watch the entire series from beginning to end at some point. Unfortunately, the only official DVD release of the series is for Region 2 (PAL).

I bought this 1982 magazine for a dollar at a cool local book store, and actually bought it for the picture of the Philips Videopac Home Computer (known as the Magnavox Odyssey II here in the United States). I had hoped to enter the contest and win the Videopac, but unfortunately for me the contest ended 29 years ago.

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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2 thoughts on “Blake’s 7 Magazine

  1. Kris Knives says:

    Magnavox Odyssey II *said in a hushed revence tone* my first game system. I loved the games for things thing. It also had the massive voice box add on which could enable it to bleat out its own harsh squacking sounds and in some rare cases voices. You used to be able to find these all over the local goodwill scene back in the 80s and 90s for cheap. I haven’t seen one for years since my system finally died one day while I was playing killer bees and it was promptly tossed out by my parents.

    This makes me think of all its unknown classics:
    Gunfighter/Showdown in 2100 A.D.
    Quest for the Rings
    Killer Bees!
    Munchkin and Crazy Chase

  2. Blake’s 7 was freaking amazing – Terry Nation the creator was also the man who created the classic Dr. Who villains the Daleks, and where Who was always a bit more humorous, Blake’s 7 was pretty much hardcore Sci-Fi at a time where there wasn’t a whole lot going on.

    When San Diego’s PBS station started showing episodes on Saturday night as part of a long block of BBC shows (which also included Black Adder and Red Dwarf later) I was hooked.

    Also, if you really want to watch B7 – check You Tube there’s FULL episodes up there now.

    I did always wonder though, the title Character was only in the first two series (and the final episode). Never did understand why they never changed the name.

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