Worst & Best Blake’s 7 Episodes/List

About the Series

Genre: UK Sci-Fi Series
Series: 4
Episodes: 52
First Transmission: 1978-1981
Channel: BBC

Blake’s 7 (sometimes styled Blakes7) is a British science fiction television series created by Terry Nation.

The narrative of the show concerns the exploits of political dissident Roj Blake. Blake commands a small group of rebels against the forces of the totalitarian Terran Federation that rules the Earth and many colonised planets.

Blake’s 7 was popular from its first broadcast, watched by approximately 10 million in the UK and shown in many other countries. The response of the critics was mixed with some praising its dystopian themes, ambiguous morality and pessimistic tones, but others calling it awful, Clive James included.

Gareth Thomas: Roj Blake
Paul Darrow: Kerr Avon
Michael Keating: Vila Resta
Peter Tuddenham: the voice of Orac / Zen / Slave
Jacqueline Pearce: Supreme Cmdr. Servalan


Best Episode [ S4 Ep13 ]

Blake – Orac has pinpointed Blake’s location and reveals to Avon and the crew of Scorpio that he is on the lawless planet Gauda Prime, where Blake has given up fighting against the Federation and is now a bounty hunter. However, the Scorpio crew suspect that Blake has betrayed them and has sold out to the Federation.


Worst Episode [ S4 Ep4 ]

Stardrive – Scorpio is damaged in a collision course with an asteroid and the Scorpio crew require a stardrive from Federation scientist Dr Plaxton so they can out-run all pursuit ships from the Federation. Dr Plaxton is, however, working for some space pirates.



Full Episode Guide

Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.

Season One

The Way Back (1978) –
Ex resistance leader Roj Blake witnesses a massacre and is subsequently framed for a series of fabricated crimes by the totalitarian Federation.
Space Fall (1978) –
Blake, Jenna and Avon investigate an abandoned alien spaceship, where Blake decides to take to control of the ship and escape.
Cygnus Alpha (1978) –
In the alien spaceship which they have named Liberator, Blake, Jenna and Avon plan to free the prisoners held on Cygnus Alpha.
Time Squad (1978) –
Blake accidentally allows three dangerous aliens aboard the Liberator.
The Web (1978) –
The Liberator goes off course and becomes ensnared by an organic web surrounding a remote planet.
Seek-Locate-Destroy (1978) –
Supreme Commander Servalan assigns Federation military officer Space Commander Travis to eliminate Blake and the crew of the Liberator.
Mission to Destiny (1978) –
Kendall offers Blake the location to Destiny if he helps him find the killer on-board the ship.
Duel (1978)  –
Two powerful aliens force Blake and Travis to fight each other to the death so that their ships will survive.
Project Avalon (1978) –
The Liberator’s crew launch a rescue mission for Avalon who has been captured by the Federation.
Breakdown (1978) –
The implant in Gan’s brain that limits aggressive impulses, malfunctions.
Bounty (1978) –
Blake and Cally try to rescue President Sarkoff, a prisoner of the Federation.
Deliverance (1978) –
The crew of the Liberator looks for survivors when a spaceship crashes on the planet Cephlon.
Orac (1978) –
What is the mysterious Orac? The Federation wants it, but Blake must get to it first.

Season Two

Redemption (1979) –
Orac confirms the prediction that the Liberator will be destroyed but refuses to say when it will happen – but it will happen soon.
Shadow (1979) –
A  mysterious force threatens Cally.
Weapon (1979) –
A secret weapon is stolen from the Weapons Development Base of the Federation and Blake sets out to find it before Servalan.
Horizon (1979) –

Pressure Point (1979) –

Trial (1979) –

Killer (1979) –

Hostage (1979) –

Countdown (1979) –

Voice from the Past (1979) –

Gambit (1979) –

The Keeper (1979) –

Star One (1979) –

Season Three

Aftermath (1980) –

Powerplay (1980) –

Volcano (1980) –

Dawn of the Gods (1980) –

The Harvest of Kairos (1980) –

City at the Edge of the World (1980) –

Children of Auron (1980) –

Rumours of Death (1980) –

Sarcophagus (1980) –

Ultraworld (1980) –

Moloch (1980) –

Death-Watch (1980) –

Terminal (1980) –

Season Four

Rescue (1981) –

Power (1981) –

Traitor (1981) –

Stardrive (1981) –

Animals (1981) –

Headhunter (1981) –

Assassin (1981) –

Games (1981) –

Sand (1981) –

Gold (1981) –

Orbit (1981) –

Warlord (1981) –

Blake (1981) –