Thursday, April 24, 2008
In breaking news almost none of you will care about, it looks like the little known but often slashed late-70s-early-80s TV sci fi series Blake's 7 may be remade. Ah, Blake's 7, where the Federation is an evil empire, the hero's only team up out of enlightened self interest and a lack of better options, and they all die at the end. Gotta love the British and their perky optimism.
In the opening episode our hero Blake is prosecuted as a child molester on trumped up charges that they brainwash him into almost believing. But things only really get interested for me when he teams up with sarcastic computer-geek-with-a-sexy-sneer-and-a-bad-haircut Avon. Avon was my first little girl crush. He had sarcasm to die for and his costumes weren't quite as awful as the rest. Really, I want some of whatever the designers of those outfits was taking. Blake's 7 also had one of the most deliciously evil, campy, sexy female villains ever in the form of crop-topped Servalan who manage to wear female drag while actually being a female, and make it look good. Not to mention that Servalan and Avon had a very strange pseudo-romantic relationship that certainly gave me something to ponder in terms of just what fictional romance was, or could be.
Do I have a point? I guess it is just SQUEEEE! And feel free to share your own early girl crush characters and what you liked about them. I will leave you with a few of Avon's better lines.