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Blake's 7

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  • #32921
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    Blake's 7 2PlaneMan
    @planeman

    Just found them all on what looks like the official YouTube channel.

    I love this program, along with other classics like UFO.

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  • #32923
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    Blake's 7 3Bob Williams
    @bullstuff2
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    Many thanks Nolan! I never missed any of those, way before its time then, still looks OK now. Using CGI, this would make a great remake today. Come on, BBC, it would make Doctor Who look sick!

    When the Thought Police arrive at your door, think -
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    #32925
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    Blake's 7 2PlaneMan
    @planeman
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    No problem Bob.

    I was amazed that they were there for £0. I was expecting a Netflix or Amazon Prime result at best.

    #32928
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    Blake's 7 5Boris
    @boris
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    Just had a flick through a few episodes – I thought I remembered the whole cast, but ……. I had completely forgotten Soolin !

    Never trust an atom - they make up everything !

    #32929
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    Blake's 7 6JayCeeDee
    @jayceedee
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    I also loved this in the day, flexible set included!! ?

    #32933
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    Blake's 7 7Ed P
    @edps
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    Using CGI, this would make a great remake today. Come on, BBC, it would make Doctor Who look sick!

    I agree, but for a cash-strapped Beeb the problem is money and foreign income as CGI is still very expensive. As a result, any remake would have to pander to a US Public Service Broadcast  audience and need a few Americans in leading roles along with maybe a Chinese and an Indian person. The roles of villains would as usual be reserved for Brits! I have a feeling that it would change the character of BS7 more than somewhat. ?

    #32936
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    Blake's 7 2PlaneMan
    @planeman
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    I also loved this in the day, flexible set included!! ?

    If flexible sets are your thing then it has to be Fawlty Towers. Some of the set moves like it’s made out of paper! ?

    #32937
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    Blake's 7 9blacklion1725
    @blacklion1725
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    PM only the bits O’Reilly built – Stubbs’ work is solid ?

    #32938
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    Blake's 7 2PlaneMan
    @planeman
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    Brilliant reply BL. ?

    That’s only because O’Reilly used a wooden lintel though. ?

    #32945
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    Blake's 7 9blacklion1725
    @blacklion1725
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    ? indeed! Still imagining the bit where Manuel comes down and the door’s gone. On Blake’s 7 was never a fan (Sci Fi not my thing) but my ex-pat mate is and is gratefully downloading the lot while they are available so cheers for posting.

    #32947
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    Blake's 7 2PlaneMan
    @planeman
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    Welcome BL, and mate.

    #32949
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    Blake's 7 3Bob Williams
    @bullstuff2
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    Nolan, can I record these in any way to DVD? I have a mate who has no internet but has a DVD player and would love them. Got them saved to Firefox Pocket, thanks to your link.

    Cheers! Bob.

    When the Thought Police arrive at your door, think -
    I'm out.

    #32962
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    Blake's 7 2PlaneMan
    @planeman
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    I wouldn’t know Bob. ?

    This looks like it might help you out. 

    #32963
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    Blake's 7 3Bob Williams
    @bullstuff2
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    Thanks Nolan, I’ll try that out when I get a moment.

    When the Thought Police arrive at your door, think -
    I'm out.

    #32967
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    Blake's 7 9blacklion1725
    @blacklion1725
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    Bob you can actually save a bit of time with youtube-dl. There’s all sorts you can do with it, but for your purposes I would suggest:

    1. Download youtube-dl and put it in a dedicated folder e.g. “C:\blake7”.
    2. For each series on the main page right click and copy the playlist url (“copy link address” in chrome)
    3. In your new folder (e.g. “C:\blake7”) open a powershell or command window (shift, right-cluck, “open powershell window”)
    4. type: youtube-dl “http:xxxxxxxxxxxxx” replacing the text inside the quotes with the playlist url you copied in 2 above
    5. Press enter and the entire playlist (series) will be downloaded in the best available mp4 format
    6. Repeat for the other three playlists/series
    7. If your mate has a usb on his telly you could stick them all on a thumb drive
    8. If it needs to be DVD have a look at Freemake but take care to swerve all the optional software” when you install it

    Good luck. BTW youtube-dl is a great tool for other sites including ITV and BBC Iplayer.

     

    #32968
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    Blake's 7 5Boris
    @boris
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    Just realised that the very last episode  (13 of series 4 ) is not on that Youtube link :(

    Never trust an atom - they make up everything !

    #32969
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    Blake's 7 9blacklion1725
    @blacklion1725
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    You are right – however this bloke has shared them (all of them I think) including the last one and also in higher resolution. So further to post above

    youtube-dl “https://www.youtube.com/user/franck1993ful/videos”

    should grab the lot in 720p so much better for mastering to DVD

    #32970
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    Blake's 7 2PlaneMan
    @planeman
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    Oh no!

    I’m only on series 2 so I’ve got a way to go before I need to track it down…

    #32971
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    Blake's 7 9blacklion1725
    @blacklion1725
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    PM see my post just before yours mate

    #32972
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    Blake's 7 3Bob Williams
    @bullstuff2
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    Thanks BL, on two counts!

    1 – for the download & directions: copied & typed directions.

    2 – for the big bundle of episodes.

    This will be a work for a rainy day as I am very busy in the garden atm, my live-in dominatrix is getting the whip ready as I speak. The mate who wants the episodes has gone to his krappy Maltese Time-share for a month, so no rush.

    When the Thought Police arrive at your door, think -
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    #32974
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    Blake's 7 2PlaneMan
    @planeman
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    Thanks BL.

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