Blake’s 7 Pin-up # 1 MAT FRAME Jan Chappell and Gareth Thomas Black & White


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This is a small pin-up with a white mat 10×8 frame. Very lightweight, pretty small…priced accordingly.

Blake’s 7 is a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC for broadcast by BBC1, four 13-episode series being broadcast between 1978 and 1981. It was created by Terry Nation, who also created the Daleks for the television series Doctor Who. The script editor was Chris Boucher. The main character was, at least initially, Roj Blake, played by Gareth Thomas. The series was inspired by various fictional media including Robin Hood, Star Trek, Passage to Marseille, The Dirty Dozen, Brave New World, classic Western stories as well as real-world political conflicts in South America and Israel.

Blake’s 7 was popular from its first broadcast, watched by approximately 10 million people in the UK and shown in 25 other countries. Although many tropes of space opera are present, such as spaceships, robots, galactic empires and aliens, its budget was inadequate for its interstellar theme. It remains well regarded for its strong characterisation, ambiguous morality and pessimistic tone. Critical responses to the programme have been varied; reviewers praised its dystopian themes and “enormous sense of fun”, and broadcaster Clive James described it as “classically awful”.

Roj Blake, played by Gareth Thomas (commander of the Liberator crew for series 1–2). Blake is a long-term political dissident who uses the Liberator to wage war on the Federation. He is passionately opposed to the Federation’s injustice and corruption, and prepared to accept loss of life in pursuit of its destruction. He thinks nothing of placing himself in danger to protect his crew or advance his cause. Although respected by many of his crew members, Avon accuses him of fanaticism and recklessness.

Cally, played by Jan Chappell (series 1–3). Cally is an alien guerrilla fighter from the planet Auron. She is a telepath, like all of her people, who can transmit thoughts silently to others. She later develops mind-reading, telekinesis and precognition abilities, but is also uniquely vulnerable to telepathic control by alien forces.9 Cally develops as the moral conscience of the group, especially for later episodes of series 2 and throughout series 3.

THE TWO FRAMED PHOTOS ARE NOT INCLUDED! Those photos are shown only to give you an idea of what your matted pin-up would look like with one of my in-stock frames. Contact me for price. They make a wonderful gift!

Pin-up will be glued to mat. Frame available, please inquire.