Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- The New York Ripper 1982

- Beloved Beast 2019

- The Mummy Rebirth 2019

- Fried Barry 2017

- I am the White Tiger 2018

- Exorcism of the Dead 2017

- Method of Murder 2017

- Blind 2019

- Italian Turtles 2019

- The Killing Death 2008

- Dolls 2019

- Double Face 1969

- Terror in the Skies 2019

- Hexing 2017

- Five Minute Rush 2017

- Daisy Derkins vs. the Bloodthirsty Beast of Barren Pines 2019

- Kiss Kiss 2019

- The Chair to Everywhere 2019

- The Surreal Project 2019

- The Affliction Table 2018

- Hallowed Ground 2019

- The Big Clock 1948

- Trash Arts Killers: Volume Two 2019

- Rondo 2018

- Being Without 2018

- Shed 2019

- Clinton Road 2019

- Khrustalyov, My Car! 1998

- A Record of Sweet Murder 2014

- Firstborn 2017

- Das Wundern des jungen Ulysses 2019

- The Incessant Fear of Rape 2018

- The Dragon Unleashed 2018

- Yakuza Law 1969

- Murder Made Easy 2019

- Chasing Shadows 2018

- Jumper 2019

- Bunkheads 2018

- Chase 2019

- Emily's Hands 2018

- Raiders of the Hidden Donald Trump Fetish Doll 2018

- The Grand Duel 1972

- Silencio 2018

- Room for Rent 2019

- Extra Innings 2018

- Keoma 1976

- Blood & Oil 2019

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Blake's 7 - Breakdown

episode 1.10

UK 1978
produced by
David Maloney for BBC
directed by Vere Lorrimer
starring Gareth Thomas, Michael Keating, Sally Knyvette, Paul Darrow, David Jackson, Jan Chappell, Julian Glover, Christian Roberts, Ian Thompson
written & created by Terry Nation, music by Dudley Simpson

tv-series
Blake's 7

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

When Gan's (David Jackson) inhibitor, that prevents him from becoming a raving psychopath - a device only infrequently hinted at in earlier episodes - malfunctions & turns him into a raving psychopath, Blake (Gareth Thomas) & crew - Avon (Paul Darrow), Jenna (Sally Knyvette), Vila (Michael Keating) & Cally (Jan Chappell) - decide to take him to the nearest neurosurgeon in their spaceship The Liberator - once they have detained him, of course. But on their way to spacestation CK 72, where the surgeon resides, the ship's computer deliberately turns itself off, claiming they are passing a forbidden zone. And what do you know, the ship really has to pass some anomalies like a Black Hole-like vortex, & even Gan manages to free himself & roam the ship as a raving psychopath once again, but is restrained once again, too.

The spacestation CK 72 meanwhile proves to be neutral ground (& Avon even considers leaving his friends for a peaceful life on the station), but the neurosurgeon Kayn (Julian Glover) himself is rather in cahoots with the federation & betrays Blake & crew, at the same time watching emotionless as Gan gets closer & closer to death, even though his assistant Renor (Christian Roberts) begs him to help the man. Only when, independently from one another, both Vila & Avon - the latter being tipped off by the station's co0mmander (Ian Thompson) - get behind Kayn's evil scheme, is he forced to operate on Gan, & The Liberator can leave CK 72 just before the federation's ships arrive for the kill.

Obviously disappointed they missed Blake by a hair, they blow up CK 72 instead, rather spoiling Avon's plans to spend his pension there.

 

This episode falls into 2 narratives that are only very loosely linked to one another - the passing through the forbidden zone & the betrayal of the surgeon. & apart from obvious problems concerning to keep up the suspense while having one story following the other, the main flaw of this episode is that neither of the stories is really interesting: The forbidden zone is presented as merely a fun concept  where the problems that arise can be solved rather by coincidence (when they are pulled into the vortex they decide to just fly straight through it to see what happens - & nothing happens), the subplot of the treacherous neurosurgeon just fails to explore its own potential, effectively leaving the man's motives in the dark, rather just claiming he is a tad evil - which doesn't help the story at all..

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Blake's 7 - Breakdown
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Blake's 7 - Breakdown here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Blake's 7 - Breakdown at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD