Not Just No, Hell No… SyFy is remaking Blake’s 7

 

SyFy is the channel of death when it comes to science fiction. It ruins franchises and destroys everything it touches. I just learned today that the Syphilis channel is about to remake Blake’s 7.  I have longed to see a new Blake’s 7 made by the BBC. The BBC understands science fiction and doesn’t treat it like a red headed step child. The morons at the SyFy channel can’t do justice to Blake and his crew. They don’t and can’t understand the source material. My prediction will be Blake will be treated with just about as much thought as the SyFy channel put into Flash Gordon or Sharktopus.

Avon pictured above is one of the greatest scoundrels in science fiction history. He is a cross between an evil Alexander Hamilton, Sherlock Holmes, and Albert Einstein. If they ruin Avon I might just go on a crusade to have the Syphilis channel dismantled. Since SyFy is owned by NBC I can guarantee you that the government of the Federation will be evil 1% types who have taken over the society of the future. Craptastic is the watch word on this.

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Ed Raby Sr says:

I have to say it. I hate remakes in general and when the SyFy channel remakes something I hate it even worse. Usually in remakes it is not that they actually have a better story, writers today don’t have the originality to pull that off. What they are counting on is CGI and ignorance and that is a falure every time.

Too many people think good CGI equals a good show. The strength of the original Blake’s 7 was that it had great stories. The FXs were horrible almost distracting but the stories were so good that those problems melted away. I am almost astonished that someone like Joss Whedon, or Rockne O’Bannon who have both stolen from Blake are not chomping at the bit to take control of this venture. The fact that syfy has control of this property is shameful.