Blake's 7

Blake - S4-E13

Trivia: It's not every day you can shoot your wife in front of millions of witnesses and get away with it. Klyn, the woman behind the console who sounds the alarm before Avon shoots her, was played by Paul Darrow's real-life wife, Janet Lees Price.

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Stardrive - S4-E4

Trivia: The box-like entrances to the underground lair proved problematic for the Space Rat actors. When several of them were supposed to spill out on cue, the box walls and their heavy helmets prevented them from hearing the director, who repeatedly screamed "Action!" to no avail. A lone voice from inside the box eventually shouted back, "Can't hear you!"

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Orbit - S4-E11

Trivia: After a homicidal Avon failed to find Vila aboard the shuttle, footage in which Vila emerged in tears was cut from the final version of this episode. (Only a few seconds of it remains.) The emotional scene was deemed "too intense" for the younger viewers.

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Warlord - S4-E12

Trivia: Boorva, one of the planet leaders at the conference, was originally costumed with huge wings on his back. But the attachments kept knocking over props and smacking the other actors in the face every time he moved, so Boorva had to be given a wing-ectomy.

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The Harvest of Kairos - S3-E5

Trivia: The giant Kairos ant had a contortionist inside its costume, walking face up on splayed hands and feet. This worked well in rehearsals - on a flat studio floor. On outdoor location, unfortunately, he could neither see nor navigate the terrain, and fell into a ditch, reportedly treating the film crew to some "rather colorful language" in the process.

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Power - S4-E2

Trivia: A physician who treated Paul Darrow for a chipped ankle bone (incurred in a fall during a fight scene) was appalled to learn he'd be going back on location to do more stunt work the same day, taped ankle or no. "Must you fight the bad guys?" the doctor implored. "Can't you just, well, sit down and talk to them?"

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Assassin - S4-E7

Trivia: Slave trader Ohnj Verlis was named after a much more famous literary rogue. Her name is a rather torturous anagram of John (as in Long John) Silver.

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