R.I.P. Actor Gareth Thomas, Blake Of Blake’s 7

Gareth Thomas, Blake’s 7 actor, dies aged 71

At its peak, the series was watched by 10 million viewers and was sold to 40 countries.

Thomas claimed never to have watched a single episode of the show, which was derided by some for its shaky sets and basic special effects.

It was a seminal SF series that everyone must see. The first post-Star Trek series where the writing mattered.

If it wasn’t for Blake’s 7, there would have never been a Firefly. And series writer Chris Boucher went on to create the groundbreaking Star Cops (another must-see series).

Rest in peace, Gareth. You captivated us all as Blake.

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