Blake's 7 (1978–1981)
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The Keeper 

The Liberator sets a course for the planet Goth, where Blake, Jenna and Vila teleports to the surface and goes in search of a amulet that belongs to the royal family containing the location... See full summary »

Director:

Derek Martinus

Writers:

Allan Prior, Terry Nation (creator)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Gareth Thomas ... Roj Blake
Sally Knyvette ... Jenna Stannis
Paul Darrow ... Kerr Avon
Jan Chappell Jan Chappell ... Cally
Michael Keating Michael Keating ... Vila Restal
Peter Tuddenham Peter Tuddenham ... Zen (voice)
Jacqueline Pearce ... Supreme Commander Servalan
Brian Croucher Brian Croucher ... Travis
Bruce Purchase ... Gola
Freda Jackson ... Tara
Shaun Curry Shaun Curry ... Rod
Cengiz Saner Cengiz Saner ... Fool
Arthur Hewlett ... Old Man
Ron Tarr Ron Tarr ... Patrol Leader
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Storyline

The Liberator sets a course for the planet Goth, where Blake, Jenna and Vila teleports to the surface and goes in search of a amulet that belongs to the royal family containing the location of Star One. But Travis too has arrived on Goth and is also after the amulet and Blake agrees to rescue Rod, brother of the planet's ruler Gola. Written by Daniel Williamson

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1979 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Orac does not appear in this episode. See more »

Quotes

Vila: Don't leave me here! At least leave me a torch. I don't like the dark. I like to see what I'm scared of.
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True science-fiction, not just space epic
2 September 2018 | by martin-31650See all my reviews

Blake's 7 improves substantially with age. It's now long enough ago for the 1970s effects to be retro, rather than just so-so. This allows the true SF nature of the series to shine. On the surface of it, this is a mundane piece of space detective work, where the crew go through a list of suspects until they are left with the only possible solution. Except that the solution fails. It is at that point when the inevitable (but entirely unexpected) result of the story-arc catches up with them, and we are treated to a true science-fiction twist based on real extrapolated science, not just a technical hand-wave attributed to 'science like magic'. I remember watching this in 1979 and being blown away by the climax. This episode also bears all the marks of Blake's 7 realism: endings are seldom happy, deaths are tragic and time is taken to mourn them, the main characters are fragile and may at any time die.


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