Blake picks up an unidentified space projectile en route to an attack on Saurian Major, accidentally allowing three dangerous aliens aboard the Liberator.



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Episode cast overview:
Paul Darrow ...
Jan Chappell ...
Michael Keating ...
David Jackson ...
Peter Tuddenham ...
Zen (voice)
Tony Smart ...
Mark McBride ...
Frank Henson ...


En route for the Federation planet Saurian Major, the Liberator encounters a small craft drifting in space, and the crew bring it aboard against Zen's advice. Later, Blake, Avon and Vila teleport down to attack the Federation communications complex on Saurian Major, leaving Jenna and Gan to watch the three cyrogenically-frozen passengers found aboard the vehicle. As Blake's team and a telepath named Cally try to infiltrate the base, the three aliens come out of hibernation. Written by Christopher M. Buckey

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23 January 1978 (UK)  »

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Cally states in this episode that her people sent her to Saurian Major. This is contradicted in Blake's 7: Children of Auron (1980), where it is said she went to the planet in defiance of their isolationist policy. See more »


Vila: So much for federation pursuit ships.
Gan: At least we know we can outrun them.
Vila: Outrun them? In this we can out stroll them.
Blake: Don't get too relaxed about it. They'll keep on coming.
Vila: We have the whole universe to hide in.
Blake: Except that we're not going to hide. Very soon now the Federation ships will know exactly where we are. Or at least, where we've been.
Vila: [somewhat confused] I don't follow you.
Avon: Oh, but you do. And that's the problem!
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Time Squad
21 May 2008 | by ( – See all my reviews

On the way to federation planet Saurian Major, Blake picks up an unidentified projectile, accidentally allowing three hibernating aliens on to The Liberator.

"Time Squad" is an okay episode of Blake's 7 that frankly isn't up to much other than being a reasonably solid standalone story. The aliens are a bit rubbish and despite some interesting plot twists this isn't much of an exciting episode, but it's to be expected that with Terry Nation writing this ENTIRE first season there will be some less interesting episodes, and this is one of them.


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