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    UFO and Blake's 7 - the two finest sci-fi shows ever, IMHO.

    Both low-budget, bleak, dystopian and completely character driven and - more important than anything - extremely dark yet often funny.

    I once met Avon (Paul Darrow) when I worked for Virgin on Oxford Street and he was camp as Christmas - a proper luvvie. Really nice guy who didn't mind talking about the show and even shot me "that look" at one point as if to prove he could still be Avon if he wanted to be ..
    I also got to have a play with one of the original guns from the show when guesting on a local radio station down here. One of the jocks used to work at the Beeb and he managed to pilfer it, complete with curly phone cord


    Getting back to the point about the "future" not being realistic given that the new Blade Runner is only set in 2049, I would ask the poster to remember that it's a fictional universe in which we already have replicants round about now, given the original was set in 2019. So a leap through - presumably, though it's not explained - a nuclear war that ravages the west coast of the USA and on to the slum conditions of a new Los Angeles isn't so far removed is it ??
    Look at Grenfell. Imagine a city full of places like that and sadly you're already there ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by rigger67 View Post
    UFO and Blake's 7 - the two finest sci-fi shows ever, IMHO.

    Both low-budget, bleak, dystopian and completely character driven and - more important than anything - extremely dark yet often funny.

    I once met Avon (Paul Darrow) when I worked for Virgin on Oxford Street and he was camp as Christmas - a proper luvvie. Really nice guy who didn't mind talking about the show and even shot me "that look" at one point as if to prove he could still be Avon if he wanted to be ..
    I also got to have a play with one of the original guns from the show when guesting on a local radio station down here. One of the jocks used to work at the Beeb and he managed to pilfer it, complete with curly phone cord
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    I read that by the final series so many of the 'guns' had been pinched by cast and crew that they had to share the last remaining one between all of them, swapping it over between shots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    I read that by the final series so many of the 'guns' had been pinched by cast and crew that they had to share the last remaining one between all of them, swapping it over between shots.
    Well, at least you can make your own teleport bracelet

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigger67 View Post
    UFO and Blake's 7 - the two finest sci-fi shows ever, IMHO.

    Both low-budget, bleak, dystopian and completely character driven and - more important than anything - extremely dark yet often funny.

    I once met Avon (Paul Darrow) when I worked for Virgin on Oxford Street and he was camp as Christmas - a proper luvvie. Really nice guy who didn't mind talking about the show and even shot me "that look" at one point as if to prove he could still be Avon if he wanted to be ..
    I also got to have a play with one of the original guns from the show when guesting on a local radio station down here. One of the jocks used to work at the Beeb and he managed to pilfer it, complete with curly phone cord


    Getting back to the point about the "future" not being realistic given that the new Blade Runner is only set in 2049, I would ask the poster to remember that it's a fictional universe in which we already have replicants round about now, given the original was set in 2019. So a leap through - presumably, though it's not explained - a nuclear war that ravages the west coast of the USA and on to the slum conditions of a new Los Angeles isn't so far removed is it ??
    Look at Grenfell. Imagine a city full of places like that and sadly you're already there ..
    I think its a question of film makers making inaccurate leaps at predicting possible futures, after all Blade Runner was made in 1982 and they may have thought 40 years on things would be like their vision. NOT.

    I like the original film, but the first voice over version Great noir film.

    I like Blake Seven as well.
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    The coolest bit was the concept of a replicant in love with a hologram who gets the hologram to merge with a prostitute replicant so he can fuck her.

    Kwality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    The coolest bit was the concept of a replicant in love with a hologram who gets the hologram to merge with a prostitute replicant so he can fuck her.

    Kwality.
    You have a way with words, mate
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    Obviously they hadn't developed the "hard light bee" (of Red Dwarf fame; giving the Rimmer's hologram substance) in 2049!
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

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