The blog of a Sci-Fi Geek

Fri 25 April , 08

Blake’s 7 to return?

Filed under: DSV-1, TV — Tags: , , — SFG @ 07:00

Probably one of the most treasured British science fiction shows is rumoured to be (possibly) making a comeback.
Blake’s 7, originally aired between ’78-’81, was one of those shows that just captured my imagination as a child. It wasn’t until much later that I was able to fully grasp the complexity of the stories proper, and to this day I still think the opening episode is one of the finest pieces of televisual sci-fi storytelling produced in this country.

I find it of no surprise what-so-ever that the recent revival of Doctor Who is being mentioned along side this news story. Terry Nation played an instrumental part in the longevity of Who by creating the Daleks as a nemesis to the Doctor. For those not in the know, Terry Nation created Blake’s 7.

I do hope Sky can make something out of this.
There was a big fanfare following Sky’s announcement that it was to revive another British tele-fantasy staple – The Prisoner, but nothing became of that.

It would be nice if this revival, rumoured to consist of only the commissioning of two, 60-minute scripts at this moment in time, could attract some talen like the caliber which is currently associated with the recent Battlestar Galactica revival.
If id did then I really wouldn’t mind this thing only running to 3 seasons.
One caveat though, it would have to feature a DSV-1 for the main cvrew. Without that it’s like Doctor Who without the TARDIS.


Thu 17 April , 08

The Peak District by Camera

Filed under: D3, Derbyshire, Lightroom, Peak District — SFG @ 22:35

A week ago today I took a trip for four days in the Derbyshire dales in England with a couple of others for a photography trip

Nick (the organiser of the trip) is setting up a permanent site for a collection of images.
I have sorted through and picked my favourite 60 from the trip (a random number Nick seemingly plucked from the air. It was tough whittling all my images down to that few, I don’t mind telling you.

Once the final site is up and running I’ll post back with it, until then you can view my images at my Peak District by Camera temporary site.

In other related news, I downloaded version 1.4.1 of Adobe Lightroom and I have to say it’s probably the most intuitive professional application I have ever had the privilege  of using. Everything’s where you would expect it to be. The interface is clear and very well laid out. The only sticking point I’ve needed help with was getting captions to show in the web preview.
I’ll certainly be buying a licence for it before the demo version runs out.

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