There are 52 episodes of Blake’s 7 and 52 weeks in the year.....
This week: Season Two Episode 9- Countdown
(1979) Writer: Terry Nation / Director: Vere Lorrimer
In a last ditch attempt to foil a rebellion the Federation set off a deadly weapon that will irradiate the entire planet of Albion unless the Liberator crew can stop the countdown.
This is a punchy episode with Terry Nation in his element introducing new twists to what initially does not seem like too exciting a scenario. Using a relatively small number of extras effectively, the episode shows us the climax of the rebellion which arrives at the door of the Federation officials. Their leader, a clinical space major called Provine escapes while one of his subordinates manages to start a bomb that cannot be defused. It just happens that Blake wants to find Provine whom he believes will be able to provide information about the new location of central control. If you can leap over the coincidence that these two things would occur at the same time the results are enjoyable.
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