Blake's 7/Characters

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Roj Blake[edit | hide | hide all]

It's time we really hurt the Federation. Oh, we've been hitting at the fingers, the arms. I want to hit at the heart.

Played by: Gareth Thomas (1978-9, 1980, 1981)


Kerr Avon[edit | hide]

I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.

Played by: Paul Darrow (1978-81)


Jenna Stannis[edit | hide]

We're free. We've got a ship. We can go anywhere we like.

Played by: Sally Knyvette (1978-9)

Vila Restal[edit | hide]

I hate personal violence, especially when I'm the person.

Played by: Michael Keating (1978-81)


Olag Gan[edit | hide]

Well, I'm with you.

Played by: David Jackson (1978-9)

Cally[edit | hide]

My people have a saying: A man who trusts can never be betrayed, only mistaken.

Played by: Jan Chappell (1978-80)

  • Action Girl: Sometimes (see Depending on the Writer).
  • Ambiguously Human: She's an Auron, but what that means varied from one series to the next, from an alien to an artificially advanced clone.
  • Blessed with Suck: In the reverse of the usual convention, she's able only to talk to non-telepaths, not to hear them or read their minds. This is occasionally useful for secret communication, but mostly her telepathy translates into being vulnerable to getting possessed or Mind Raped with disturbing frequency.
  • Clones Are People, Too
  • Depending on the Writer: She's either a passionate fighter or a passionate pacifist.
  • Dropped a Bridge On Her: Killed off-screen seconds into the first episode of the fourth season, with only a reused scream dubbed in from an earlier episode.
  • Survivor Guilt: Her initial reason not to want to return home, after she was the only one of a rebel squad to survive.
  • Telepathy

Zen[edit | hide]

Information...

Voiced by: Peter Tuddenham (1978-80)

Servalan[edit | hide]

Your time is running out, Blake. Your time and your luck.

Played by: Jacqueline Pierce (1978-81)

Travis[edit | hide]

You'd better kill me, Blake. Until one of us is dead, there'll never be a time when I won't be right behind you.

Played by: Stephen Greif (1978); Brian Croucher (1979)

Orac[edit | hide]

There seems little point in wasting time on such an explanation since you will be incapable of understanding it.

Voiced by: Derek Farr (1978); Peter Tuddenham (1979-1981)

Del Tarrant[edit | hide]

What are you doing on my ship?

Played by: Steven Pacey (1980-1)

  • Depending on the Writer: Whether or not he's a cold, calculating mercenary or a heroic and chivalrous sort. (This wasn't really the fault of the writers, as there were major changes in the conception of the character after Steven Pacey was cast, and the characterisation depended on which edition of the show bible the writer got.)
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For either Blake or Jenna (YMMV).


Dayna Mellanby[edit | hide]

I like the ancient weapons: the spear, the sword, the knife. They demand more skill. When you fight with them, conflict becomes more personal... More exciting.

Played by: Josette Simon (1980-1)

Soolin[edit | hide]

I don't give my allegiance at all. I sell my skill.

Played by: Glynis Barber (1981)

Slave[edit | hide]

Yes, Master.

Voiced by: Peter Tuddenham (1981)