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Blake’s 7: Time Squad (BBC-1 23 Jan 1978, with Jan Chapell)

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In Time Squad Blake and his new crew have managed to make good their escape from Cygnus Alpha.

Blake wants to head to a planet that is being used by the Federation as a transceiver complex. All Federation signals and navigation controls are boosted through the planet before being relayed. Blake intends to destroy the complex.

En route the Liberator receives a distress signal from a nearby space pod. Blake and Jenna teleport over to investigate. It’s a tiny craft, the pair quickly discover that two of the three crew members are still alive, but in a cryogenic state of suspended animation.

Meanwhile Zen is in something of a mood, refusing to help when their is a problem with the teleport system. Gan thinks that Zen may have a limiter built in to his system to prevent helping them too much. With limited air aboard the pod and a teleporter out of action Avon has to bring the pod aboard – manually. It’s a fraught and tense process but he manages to make it.

There is still that nice air of tension, particularly between Avon and Blake, both of whom still feel unable to trust the other, we also learn some back story about Gan and how after killing a man he has had a limiter implanted in his brain to prevent him killing again.

Whilst Avon, Blake and Vila are on the complex, Gan and Jenna find themselves in trouble with the survivors from the pod.

On the planet Blake tangles with one of the resistance group, Cally (who happens to be telepathic). Cally is able to get the trio into the centre of the complex where Avon is able to use his computer skills to blow it up. With Gan and Jenna otherwise occupied they are almost stranded but arrive back just in the nick of time to also deal with the one remaining survivor who is about to kill Jenna.

It also means with Cally now on board the seven is complete.

classic quote
“You may be telepathic but you can’t read minds.”

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UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 23 January 1978

Writer: Terry Nation / Production Design: Roger Murray-Leach / Director: Pennant Roberts

Series: Blake’s 7 Season 1 Episode 4

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Gareth Thomas as Blake
Sally Knyvette as Jenna
Paul Darrow as Avon
Michael Keating as Vila
David Jackson as Gan
Jan Chappell as Cally
Peter Tuddenham as Voice of Zen
Tony Smart as Alien
Mark McBride as Alien
Frank Henson as Alien

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