The BEST Episodes of Blake's 7
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 27, 2020
Network: BBC One
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.
#1 - Blake
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 21, 1981
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.
#2 - Assassin
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 1981
Servalan hires an assassin to kill the crew by luring them to a trap set aboard the assassin's ship.
#3 - Headhunter
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 2, 1981
The crew rescue a protege of Ensor's who instead turns out to be his android creation seeking to unite with Orac.
#4 - Power
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 5, 1981
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.
#5 - Aftermath
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 7, 1980
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.
#6 - Gambit
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 20, 1979
Blake believes Docholli knows the location of Star One, and has traced him to Freedom City, a gambler's paradise. At the Big Wheel gambling casino, a miniaturized Orac helps Avon and Vila win large amounts of money. Little do they know Servalan has got there ahead of them.
#7 - Redemption
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 9, 1979
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.
#8 - Orac
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 27, 1978
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.
#9 - Death-Watch
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 24, 1980
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.
#10 - Space Fall
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 9, 1978
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.
#11 - Sarcophagus
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 3, 1980
The crew find a drifting ship, whose artifacts have a strange effect on Cally. An alien avoiding death has possessed her, and Avon has to break the spell.
#12 - Terminal
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 31, 1980
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.
#13 - Voice from the Past
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 13, 1979
A ""time bomb"" planted in Blake's memory by the Federation has been stimulated. He goes to an asteroid to meet with the legendary Shivar and Governor Le Grand, who also wish to overthrow the Federation.
#14 - Ultraworld
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 10, 1980
The crew go to the planet Ultraworld, only to discover it is a mental reprocessing plant. Vila saves the crew by telling riddles to Orac.
#15 - Shadow
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 16, 1979
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.
#16 - Killer
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 20, 1979
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.
#17 - Powerplay
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 14, 1980
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.
#18 - Sand
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 23, 1981
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.
#19 - Mission to Destiny
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 13, 1978
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.
#20 - City at the Edge of the World
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 11, 1980
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.
#21 - Cygnus Alpha
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 16, 1978
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
#22 - Project Avalon
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 27, 1978
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.
#23 - Rescue
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 28, 1981
Dorian, owner of the spaceship Scorpio, rescues the crew from Terminal. He tries to enlist the help of Orac to build a teleport mechanism for Scorpio and attempts to kill the crew.
#24 - Orbit
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 7, 1981
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.
#25 - Pressure Point
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 6, 1979
The Liberator returns to Earth, and Blake wants to capture Federation Control, in the belief that it would cripple the Federation.