Like all massive nerds I was pleased to hear that Blake's 7 was going to get a re-boot. Such a good job had been done on BattleStar Galactica the time was right.
So it didn't happen.
I still want my reboot though.
Back to the future 2 is set next year. I think Blade Runner is set 2017? Maybe? I think Clock Work Orange was set in the 80's or something. Though it's never said exactly when. When you watch that now it's obviously not the future. It looks and feels like a weird alternate present.
Why not do this with Blake's 7? Set it in a future that's never going to happen. We've gone off in a different direction now. These futures won't happen. Space 1999 didn't.
They're lost futures. The future of Alien won't happen, but look at this!
And now look at this! Click on the picture to see the excellent Formica Punk.
You can see in the pic there he's putting a tape into his phone so he can listen to music on it!!!!!
Let's do it! Let's make a lost future Blake's 7 that takes it's self way too seriously. (We could maybe tone down the Servalans dresses a bit.) Keep the cool. Ditch the cheese. Have better effects.