Blake's 7 (1978–1981)
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The Harvest of Kairos 

Tarrant convinces the others to launch a raid on a Federation transport loading a cargo of valuable crystals from the planet Kairos, and Servalan recruits a retired officer who once served with Tarrant to stop him.

Director:

Gerald Blake

Writers:

Ben Steed, Terry Nation (creator)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Paul Darrow ... Kerr Avon
Jan Chappell Jan Chappell ... Cally
Michael Keating Michael Keating ... Vila Restal
Jacqueline Pearce ... Servalan
Steven Pacey Steven Pacey ... Del Tarrant
Josette Simon ... Dayna Mellanby
Peter Tuddenham Peter Tuddenham ... Zen (voice)
Andrew Burt Andrew Burt ... Ven Jarvik
Frank Gatliff ... Dastor
Anthony Gardner Anthony Gardner ... Captain Shad
Sam Davies Sam Davies ... Carlon
Charles Jamieson Charles Jamieson ... Guard
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Storyline

Tarrant convinces the others to launch a raid on a Federation transport loading a cargo of valuable crystals from the planet Kairos, and Servalan recruits a retired officer who once served with Tarrant to stop him.

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1980 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Avon's line, "I understand that this ship is the most powerful in the galaxy, and you are the most astute space warfare commander" is dubbed, with the word "astute" replacing whatever was originally said. See more »

Goofs

Roads and distant buildings can be seen in the background of several shots of the surface of Kairos. The planet is supposed to be more or less uninhabitable, with only the landing module hangar as a sign of attempts to set up a permanent settlement. See more »

Quotes

[On screen is a primitive landing module]
Servalan: What is that?
Zen: Detector scan reveal it to be a high technology space cruiser.
[Jarvik laughs]
Zen: Hardened self-healing Herculanium hull and superstructure, advanced Time Distort facility, speed range to Standard by twelve point two zero three.
[Jarvik laughs harder]
Zen: Computer assessment of weapons reveals the craft to have an assault capacity marginally greater than that of the Liberator.
[Jarvik laughs harder]
Servalan: [shocked] *Greater*?
[...]
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Conceptually one of the strongest episodes, let down by monster visual
11 September 2018 | by martin-31650See all my reviews

The great thing about Blake's 7 is that it was-most of the time at least-real science-fiction. This episode is, conceptually, one of the very strongest, bringing together two kinds of alien biology, computer science, the first credible space battle in the show and an excellent twist. All TV SF is quickly surpassed by improved graphics. Sadly, the appearance of the monsters in this episode jars so much with the overall quality, close to the climax, that its power is reduced. Even so, as a carefully constructed SF adventure, this one takes some beating... except that the next one, The City at the End of the World, is even better, and is not let down by anything.


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