Here's a link to the Blake's 7 Technical manual some enterprising fan has helpfully scanned for us!
interested in a liberator gun
Apparently this is a screen grab of some test footage for the remake;
It looks as if the remake is still happening even though it's been almost three years since it was first mentioned.
I'd love a Federation Trooper helmet and I'm very interested in seeing more of the studio scale Liberator mentioned earlier on in the thread...
That new Liberator doesn't look anywhere near as sleek as the original. The rear-sloping engine arms change the whole feel of the ship. Interesting to see though, thanks for posting!
I'm pretty sure that Liberator has been shown to be fanmade. Personally I don't hold much faith in a decent Blake's 7 remake. I think the revamped Dr Who lost a lot of what made Who great and I'm sure the revamped Blake's 7 will be the same, i.e., Americanised, bombastic music, loads of sfx and dare I say it, written for girls.
The great thing with the series was the fact it was so character driven. I cant see them doing it to the same level in a remake.... And there is only one Kurr Avon!!!
The liberator shown above was built by a fan . . .
I'm much more interested in dvd releases than I ever would be a remake.
Don't know if it has been mentioned but
Back to the future: Blake's 7 ditches the shaky sets for prime time makeover
Big-budget remake of 1970s classic hopes to cash in on TV science fiction revival
Was reported April 25th 2008 and haven't seen any new news.
Some Outakes to entertain ya with
If they ever do make a new version maybe this could be the base for the new teleport bracelet?
It's a watch cam concept by a German designer from 2007.
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Although Martin gets the Perspex for his replica teleport bracelets specially cast, he hasn't deliberately changed the colour. He says that it's still the same, but "it's just one of those colours that change colour with the refraction of light."
He also said:
I wonder who does own the copyright on the Liberator pistols. B7 Media or a different designer/prop maker. Any ideas?I can't make the Liberator guns as they are not my copyright. The Troopers
guns are all mine so I can do those, but I used a car air freshener for the
front and a cheap camera Tripod for the telescopic shoulder butt. However
these are not made these days & scratch-building them is just way too
The latest issue of Sci Fi and Fantasy Modeller (vol 16) has an article on scratch-building the bracelets using a section of drainpipe as the base.
I thought there was already a remake of Blake's 7. It was really good; but they changed the title and called it "Firefly".
Seriously, I wouldn't want to see a remake of Blake's 7. I think the new Doctor Who is great, but Doctor Who has changes of cast and sets built-in to the premise of the show -- new Who isn't a "reboot", it's just a continuation of what's gone before. With Blake's 7, they'd have to start over, and I'm not optimistic that they could match the greatness of the original.
Meanwhile, re-creating a costume or two from Blake's 7 has been on my list for too long. I'll need to get going on that.
James Nesbitt as Blake. An episode or two guest written by Tom Stoppard. It'll never happen but I just wanted to say it.
This link doesn't appear to be working anymore. If anyone has the PDF of the manual would they mind posting a link to it.
As for the show I'd say that whilst it is looking very dated these days it still has that 'something' that made it special in the first place. Avon is still as great as I remember, especially his exchanges with Vila.
A remake won't be as good as the original but I'm still interested to see what they do with it and how much they change.
Below is a gun I made inspired by the federation handgun.
I would LOVE to make a federation helmet - any one have any ideas on making the gas mask section? what to use, etc ?
The blakes7.com web site home page has an interesting 'update' version of a federation helmet : http://www.flickr.com/photos/28147944@N04/4526471913/
Anyway, here is my blaster...
(there are more shots of it here)
have to make a teleport bracelet too - but that wont be that hard...
I would soo be on board for a run of Liberator guns.
Nice to see people talking Classic B7 again....
I'd be interested in a few of the ole sonic weapons myself.
If my memory serves me right, and these words really should be said aloud in such a brillant forum but years ago Blue Peter once showed you how to make a braclet out of a squash bottle and that old favorite sticky back plastic. Look good when you were a kid.