Blake's 7

Blake's 7 (1978)

30 mistakes in season 3

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Dawn of the Gods - S3-E4

Factual error: Tarrant fails Astronomy 101 here, just as Travis did in the first season. He tells the clerk, "I'm surprised you've heard of it (the FSA), if you're from another galaxy." The Tharn and his minions were not extragalactic; they were from other planets in our galaxy.

00:35:10

Jean G

Dawn of the Gods - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: Liberator's auto-repair circuits have mysteriously stopped functioning. The molding on the top center flight deck console is hanging loose, a glitch that remains for several episodes.

00:23:50

Jean G

Ultraworld - S3-E10

Plot hole: When Ultraworld first shows up on the Liberator's screens, all scans show it isn't there. Avon explains it can't be detected because it is an artificial planet using alien technology which blocks all electromagnetic radiation from escaping. But the crew are looking at it on their screen - the ordinary visible light we use to see things is part of the electromagnetic spectrum too.

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Volcano - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: The Liberator gun Avon uses to kill two of the three troopers on the flight deck disappears entirely between shots after he's hit by the third trooper's return fire.

00:33:50

Jean G

The Harvest of Kairos - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When Jarvik and Dayna teleport up at the end, her bracelet disappears as they materialize in the teleport bay, but is back when they reach the flight deck a few seconds later.

00:44:30

Jean G

Volcano - S3-E3

Factual error: Cally has some trouble counting in this one. She telepathically informs Avon that there are three troopers boarding Liberator - but there are four.

00:29:00 - 00:32:15

Jean G

Sarcophagus - S3-E9

Revealing mistake: When Tarrant, trying to call Dayna, falls against the flight deck console, the whole thing tilts visibly.

00:38:45

Jean G

Powerplay - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: Avon refers to Tarrant hitting him "over the back of the head." But Tarrant didn't. He struck Avon from the front, on the forehead, and not from behind.

00:05:30 - 00:40:45

Jean G

Ultraworld - S3-E10

Factual error: The Ultra may be expert collectors of knowledge, but they have their facts wrong about Avon, who tried to steal 5 million credits from the Federation banking system. The Ultra think it was 500 million.

00:10:05

Jean G

Volcano - S3-E3

Factual error: Liberator's medical treatments are certainly weird. Vila dresses Avon's wounded arm with padding that's put on over top of his clothing.

00:37:20

Jean G

Children of Auron - S3-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Avon and Tarrant are consulting Orac about cloning, an equipment shadow crosses Avon's chest.

00:19:20

Jean G

Children of Auron - S3-E7

Revealing mistake: When Liberator moves into view on Servalan's screen and stops, a bad special effects matte causes the stars behind the ship to keep on sliding to the right.

00:21:35

Jean G

Children of Auron - S3-E7

Other mistake: As the Auron pilot's ship is being brought aboard, a bad scratch on the special effects film briefly creates a large black gash on the hull of Servalan's whale-shaped spaceship.

00:03:05

Jean G

Terminal - S3-E13

Visible crew/equipment: As Servalan begins explaining her nefarious plan to the captured Avon, an equipment shadow slides across the blue diamond-shaped pane just behind her.

00:40:30

Jean G

Volcano - S3-E3

Factual error: Cally's bracelet falls off while she's being dragged to the platform by the troopers, but she somehow manages to teleport down to the planet with them anyway. And the lost bracelet later miraculously appears on her wrist in time to bring her back up again.

00:34:45

Jean G

City at the Edge of the World - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: The probe Vila uses to collapse the door's forcefield vanishes when the forcefield actually collapses.

00:24:05

DaveJB

Moloch - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: In his scuffle with Servalan's trooper, Vila's teleport bracelet falls off and rolls away. We're even shown a close-up of it as it comes to rest near the dropped gun. Yet in the very next shot, as the fight continues, the bracelet is back on Vila's wrist.

00:37:20

Jean G

Dawn of the Gods - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: As the ship falls into the black hole, Cally loses consciousness with her right hand beneath her head. A few shots later, her position reverses and she's lying with her left hand under her head.

00:10:40 - 00:11:35

Jean G

The Harvest of Kairos - S3-E5

Factual error: Tarrant is some pilot. He miraculously gets the LEM into orbit without any rocket boosters or propulsion system of any kind - and with its landing gear still attached.

00:46:50

Jean G

Sarcophagus - S3-E9

Revealing mistake: Peter Tuddenham was the talented voice behind most of the Blake's 7 computers - Zen, Orac & Slave in particular. In "Sarcophagus," Zen is under attack from the telepathic alien mind brought aboard, and its voice changes pitch, rate and timbre as it struggles to ward off the attack. During many of these moments Zen sounds exactly like Orac or Slave, since normally those computers' voices are Peter with the same type of pitch/rate tricks anyway.

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City at the Edge of the World - S3-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When Bayban is introducing himself to Vila, an equipment shadow moves across the back of his studded leather jacket.

00:12:10

Jean G

Volcano - S3-E3

Other mistake: Just after Tarrant and Dayna teleport down, the power cord to Tarrant's gun comes unplugged and is hanging loose behind him.

00:03:15

Jean G

Aftermath - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: While Avon is occupied in hand-to-hand combat with a native on the beach, someone who isn't supposed to be in the shot can be seen walking on the ridge in the background, waving his arms in the air.

00:13:35

Jean G

Sarcophagus - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: The little plastic dome Tarrant places on the alien artifact, connecting it to Orac, disappears when the object begins to disintegrate.

00:24:25

Jean G

Terminal - S3-E13

Revealing mistake: To conceal their unauthorized entry into the secret lab, Cally very carefully closes and locks the sliding door. But when she turns back to speak with Tarrant, the "secured" door rolls halfway back open by itself. No, it's not Servalan's troops sneaking in to catch them: there's no sign of anyone there. Besides, anyone unlocking the supposedly-locked door would have alerted them. A case of malfunctioning BBC scenery, plain and simple.

00:43:45

Jean G

City at the Edge of the World - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: Dayna's outfit is skin-tight and she's not carrying any sort of backpack. So just where was she hiding that rather large robotic bomb she sends down the hall to blow up Bayban's goons? (The pack on her belt isn't a storage pouch - it's the Liberator handgun's power unit. Note that Avon, Tarrant and Cally wear identical packs, with the guns plugged into them. And it isn't large enough to hold the mobile bomb anyway, not even disassembled.)

00:35:10

Jean G

Terminal - S3-E13

Plot hole: If the "Enzyme Activity" adhered to the hull of the Liberator, how did it enter the ship without causing a hull breach and immediate loss of pressure ? Also, how did Servalan not suspect anything when she boarded, missed Orace and ordered Maximum Power surrounded by green mould?

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Dawn of the Gods - S3-E4

Audio problem: Just as Zen is reporting that it can find no stars for navigational reference points, something crashes very noisily off screen. No, it isn't the arriving Dayna's clunky shoes. Much too loud, unless she's throwing them at something.

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Jean G

Ultraworld - S3-E10

Other mistake: Avon tells Vila to open the starboard airlock, but the exterior shots of the Liberator show there is nothing attached to the starboard side of the ship.

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Ultraworld - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Dayna & Tarrant are "bonding" they are not wearing their gun belts. Yet the shot of them running down a corridor immediately after escaping shows Dayna has hers on. In the next scene, it's gone again. Later Avon & Tarrant recover three gun belts from the control room.

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