Blake's 7/Funny

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

  • Avon's vicious snark is always funny.

Vila: When you get Zen [the computer] working, ask him to prescribe something for a headache, will you? I've got this shocking pain right behind the eyes.
Avon: Have you considered amputation?

    • Not to mention:

Blake: Does it support any intelligent life?
Avon: Does the Liberator?

    • And:

Jenna: I thought they [alien plants] died if they left the planet?
Cally: No. You have to talk to them.
Avon: That's like talking to Vila. A complete waste of time.

Vila: What've I done to deserve this?

Avon: How long a list would you like?

Gan: Can't find Orac [a computer]. Even tried calling his name.
Avon: Oh, I'm sorry I missed that. That's the kind of natural stupidity no amount of training could ever hope to match.

Avon: I told you. He's a friend of mine.
Vila: Yes, I always knew you had a friend. I used to say to people: "I bet Avon's got a friend, somewhere in the galaxy."
Avon: And you were right. That must be a novel experience for you.

Cally: He fears death?
Vila: I plan to live forever! Or die trying.

  • Cally and Jenna creating a distraction in a spaceport bar by staging a Cat Fight. Funnier because those two characters usually stay out of the power-jockeying aboard the ship.
    • In the same episode Vila and Avon, just back from busting the Freedom City casino, are still wearing their guns and teleport bracelets when Blake & co. come up to the ship, so their nonchalant act is hilariously unconvincing.
  • Servalan's pleased little smirk at the end of "Weapon" after hearing Carnell's taped farewell: "You are by far the sexiest Supreme Commander it has ever been my pleasure to work with."
  • Meegat, the naïve young woman from "Deliverance" who becomes convinced Avon is a god and keeps prostrating herself at his feet. Avon, Vila and Gan's expressions as she zips up and down are priceless.

Gan: Well, she seems to be on our side.
Vila: Yes, but the poor woman's insane.
Avon: Not necessarily.