The Best Episodes of Blake's 7

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2018

Seven very different individuals with one common connection: they are all escaped prisoners sentenced to live out the rest of their lives on Cygnus Alpha, a barren and sparsely populated prison planet far from Earth, by a corrupt totalitarian government known as the Terran Federation. Blake, a former resistance leader who had his memories suppressed by the Federation, must now try to hold together his assorted crew of criminals and others. They have control over a very powerful, but mysterious spaceship they call the Liberator. Together they try to bring down the corrupt and tyrannical Federation.

Terminal

#1 - Terminal

Season 3 - Episode 13

Avon secretly takes over the ship and flies it through a field containing enzymes which eat away at the Liberator's hull. They reach the planetoid Terminal, where Avon believes Blake is residing.

star 8.26
31 votes
Directors: Mary Ridge
Writers: Terry Nation
Blake

#2 - Blake

Season 4 - Episode 13

After Orac traces Blake's trail to the planet Gauda Prime, Avon and crew travel there, leaving the destroyed Xenon base behind. Scorpio is attacked on approach to the planet and crash lands on the surface of Gauda Prime. Avon and crew travel in search of Blake, and discover that he may have sold out to the Federation.

star 8.20
25 votes
Directors: Mary Ridge
Writers: Chris Boucher
Space Fall

#3 - Space Fall

Season 1 - Episode 2

Blake and some criminals attempt to seize control of the prison ship london as it passess a space war where an abandoned ship is found.

star 8.17
71 votes
Writers: Terry Nation
Redemption

#4 - Redemption

Season 2 - Episode 1

The crew encounter the System, builders and original owners of the Liberator (known to them as Deep Space Vehicle-2). They disable its defense systems in an attempt to try to get their craft back. A sister ship (DSV-1), in pursuit, is destroyed by Orac.

star 8.14
51 votes
Directors: Vere Lorrimer
Writers: Terry Nation
Power

#5 - Power

Season 4 - Episode 2

The Scorpio, rendered inaccessible by an elaborate security system, is stolen by a native of the planet who seeks to escape. Avon completes the Scorpio teleport system with the help of Orac.

star 7.96
28 votes
Directors: Mary Ridge
Writers: Ben Steed
Project Avalon

#6 - Project Avalon

Season 1 - Episode 9

Another freedom-fighter, Avalon, is held hostage by Travis in a Federation detention cell, and is recovered by Blake's crew. Travis devises a plan to destroy Blake and his crew using Avalon.

star 7.93
45 votes
Writers: Terry Nation
Death-Watch

#7 - Death-Watch

Season 3 - Episode 12

The crew visits the Teal and Vandor systems, currently at war with each other. A representative of each system is chosen for a battle. Tarrant kills the warrior who killed his brother.

star 7.91
30 votes
Directors: Gerald Blake
Writers: Chris Boucher
Orbit

#8 - Orbit

Season 4 - Episode 11

The scientist Egrorian offers Avon a powerful weapon, the Tachyon Funnel, in exchange for Orac. Servalan, who is behind the transfer, prepares a plan to double-cross Avon that would give her both the Tachyon Funnel and Orac.

star 7.90
22 votes
Writers: Robert Holmes
Orac

#9 - Orac

Season 1 - Episode 13

The Liberator crew fly to Aristo to deliver the supplies to Ensor, in exchange for radiation drugs and the computer Orac, which Ensor gives to Blake before he dies. Orac predicts the destruction of the Liberator.

star 7.90
46 votes
Directors: Vere Lorrimer
Writers: Terry Nation
Weapon

#10 - Weapon

Season 2 - Episode 3

The rebels and the Federation are searching for the stolen prototype of Imipak, a deadly new weapon. Servalan and Travis use a Blake clone to get information on this weapon from one of Blake's friends.

star 7.88
33 votes
Writers: Chris Boucher
Star One

#11 - Star One

Season 2 - Episode 13

The crew reach Star One, only to find it is already being overtaken by Andromedan forces. While Blake plots the destruction of Star One Travis plots the destruction of the entire human race. Avon kills Travis and the Federation computer is destroyed. Blake is seriously hurt.

star 7.86
36 votes
Directors: David Maloney
Writers: Chris Boucher
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Aftermath

#12 - Aftermath

Season 3 - Episode 1

Severely damaged by combat in the Galactic War, the Liberator disperses its crew while it repairs itself. Avon lands on a planet and is rescued by the daughter of a former revolutionary. Priceless scenes between Avon and Servalan.

star 7.84
32 votes
Directors: Vere Lorrimer
Writers: Terry Nation
Cygnus Alpha

#13 - Cygnus Alpha

Season 1 - Episode 3

Blake tries to rescue the remaining prisoners from the prison planet Cygnus Alpha only to find they have a disease that can be cured by the power mad high priest Vargas

star 7.84
56 votes
Directors: Vere Lorrimer
Writers: Terry Nation
Deliverance

#14 - Deliverance

Season 1 - Episode 12

The Liberator crew brings back the survivor of a ship that blew up while delivering some medical supplies to Ensor, the survivor's father. Jenna is captured on the planet, while the survivor of the destroyed ship forces Blake to leave the planet by holding Cally at gunpoint. On the planet, Avon is considered a god by a priestess leading her people there.

star 7.81
37 votes
Writers: Terry Nation
Sand

#15 - Sand

Season 4 - Episode 9

Servalan investigates a planet which contains an unknown substance of potential usefulness whose investigation team mysteriously died. The crew learn of Servalan's trip and decide to investigate for themselves.

star 7.81
21 votes
Writers: Tanith Lee
Shadow

#16 - Shadow

Season 2 - Episode 2

The Liberator reaches Space City where Blake seeks the assistance of the Terra Nostra, a criminal group who control the deadly drug Shadow. Blake must find out what the link with the Federation is, and why Orac is telepathically torturing Cally. The key appears to be the planet Zonda.

star 7.80
46 votes
Writers: Chris Boucher
Killer

#17 - Killer

Season 2 - Episode 7

The Liberator crew journey to a planet where a friend of Avon's works, in order to get TP crystals. The derelict spaceship K-47 is retrieved, and an on-board virus spreads throughout the complex.

star 7.78
36 votes
Directors: Vere Lorrimer
Writers: Robert Holmes
Powerplay

#18 - Powerplay

Season 3 - Episode 2

Avon and Dayna return to the Liberator, only to find it has been claimed by Tarrant. The rest of the crew are rescued by a medical ship and eventually brought back to the Liberator.

star 7.77
35 votes
Directors: David Maloney
Writers: Terry Nation
Pressure Point

#19 - Pressure Point

Season 2 - Episode 5

The Liberator returns to Earth, and Blake wants to capture Federation Control, in the belief that it would cripple the Federation.

star 7.70
41 votes
Writers: Terry Nation
Seek-Locate-Destroy

#20 - Seek-Locate-Destroy

Season 1 - Episode 6

The crew steals a Federation deciphering unit and accidently leave Cally behind. Travis finds her and decides to used her in a hostage trap for Blake.

star 7.70
54 votes
Directors: Vere Lorrimer
Writers: Terry Nation
City at the Edge of the World

#21 - City at the Edge of the World

Season 3 - Episode 6

The crew strike a deal for crystals needed for Liberator's weapon systems. In exchange, Vila must help in obtaining a treasure on the planet Keezarn but in doing so he finds a gateway to another world.

star 7.69
26 votes
Directors: Vere Lorrimer
Writers: Chris Boucher
Countdown

#22 - Countdown

Season 2 - Episode 9

The crew travels to the planet Albian in search of information on the location of the Federation computer system Star One. Avon defuses a bomb with the help of Del Grant, who had thought Avon deserted his sister.

star 7.68
41 votes
Directors: Vere Lorrimer
Writers: Terry Nation
Mission to Destiny

#23 - Mission to Destiny

Season 1 - Episode 7

The crew find a ship flying in a circle they investigate and find the crew asleep and the control smashed. Someone has destroyed the controls and is killing the crew one by one trying to get their hands on the priceless neutrotope.

star 7.67
46 votes
Writers: Terry Nation
Volcano

#24 - Volcano

Season 3 - Episode 3

The crew search for a new home base on the planet Obsidian, whose volcanic outbursts -- and a nuclear device buried in the planet's core by its inhabitants -- protect the planet from being overtaken. Servalan employs an elaborate plan to take control of the Liberator.

star 7.67
27 votes
Writers: Allan Prior
Duel

#25 - Duel

Season 1 - Episode 8

The Liberator, low on power is lured into a trap by Travis of three federation ships. Blake decides the only option is to ram Travis's ship but before the battle reaches it's conclusion the goddess Sinofar suspends the battle and set Blake and Travis in a one-on-one death match on a forest planet

star 7.66
47 votes
Writers: Terry Nation