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Oh and since you're past Star One, I should say... I literally screamed at my laptop at the ending. I screamed "YOU BASTARD. YOU CAN'T END IT THERE. YOU BASTARD YOU BASTARD YOU BASTARD" for like a full five minutes. Others were quite disturbed lol. Can you IMAGINE waiting a full year for Aftermath? I'd go INSANE. Star One is my favourite episode so far... Mostly because of that one line between Avon and Blake. "I have always trusted you... Right from the beginning." I DIED.
dimensionsintime dimensionsintime Said:

animate-mush:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH me too!  With the difference that I thought ending it there was absolutely perfect.  The way the music builds into the titles. arskjgslkfjk.

But yes.  I was literally holding my head going “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA”

Also Blake yes yes YES.  And right now part of me is thinking “you know, if Blake never comes back, those were his last lines on the show and aslkdjasdlksajdflkasjglskdfjslfk”

Seriously though I pinged Frannie and was like “I JUST FINIISHED STAR ONE AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MY EMOTIONS.”

Waiting a full year for Aftermath.  Man, that would have been the best summer ever.  Like, better than the Best of Both Worlds summer.  I almost wish we had waited a bit before going right on to the next episode.  Although I haven’t stopped screaming about Star One yet so going on hasn’t hurt anything.

I’m early enough into Power Play that I don’t hate Tarrant yet, and so far this trilogy or plotline or whatever of Star One and its aftermath have been the best thing ever.

Oh no, don’t mistake me - I thought the ending to Star One was one of the best directed, most amazing and memorable moments in sci-fi history.

In fact, I listed it here…

Doesn’t stop me from screaming at my screen. That just means they accomplished EXACTLY what they set out for and I’ll never forget it because of it.

spackoff replied to your post: bibliophile1887 replied to your post: …

I suppose it depends what you’re looking for in Blakes, but it’s definitely the worst Holmes script for me.

You’re all crazy people.

bibliophile1887 replied to your post: Okay so the episode AFTER “Power” (“Tr…

"Traitor" was boring as hell. Predictable a mile away. Max 4/10

I mean, it was predictable yes, but it was still a fantastic episode. The direction was stellar, all of the beat changes were handled effortlessly and were quite effective, the acting was good, the action sequences were surprisingly good for a show from this era, and the set work was actually great for a change. Gonna have to disagree with you on this - and Avon acting OOC in Gambit. I thought he was totally in character there lol. Maybe a bit more Season 1 Avon, but even so.

I think we can both agree he was OOC in Power though…

animate-mush:

dimensionsintime:

animate-mush replied to your post: “Okay so the episode AFTER “Power” (“Traitor”) was AMAZING. Good ‘ol…”:
Oh good! I’ve been so far disappointed in Holmes’ Blake’s 7 so this is very welcome news :)

Aww, you didn’t like Gambit? I liked Killer, but I can agree it isn’t his strongest work.

LOVED Gambit though.

Really?  Huh.

I liked the A-plot with Salieyvan, but the B-plot with Avon and Vila just…didn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense.  Although I liked the chess-as-a-blood-sport bit that Moffat later picked up and ran with.

I didn’t understand why the bomb-in-the-arm scheme failed though.  Maybe I missed something?

(also my aforementioned difficulty with Servalan In Colors Other Than White)

And it’s always nice to see John Leeson :)

But yeah, the Avon And Vila’s Big Day Out subplot just didn’t do it for me.

Aww. See, for me it was great for a number of reasons. First off we got to see Avon and Vila working in-tandem to go out and do crime. Nuts to Blake and his justice and truth and stuff - those two are criminals, remember? This is a great reminder of that.

And it’s such a good subplot because they TOTALLY get away with it. The writer’s formula dictates that they either get away with it until Blake finds them out and forces them to return the cash or, more likely, they get in over their heads in their secrets and schemes and the people they were hiding from have to save their butts. But nope. Neither of those. They just scam everyone, have a great time, and get away with it scot-free. I love it when Blake’s 7 challenges or subverts writing formulae and this was one big moment of that.

Mostly I really just love seeing Avon and Vila being villains, but villains we root for against other villains. Nuts to being noble, I want more criminals!

animate-mush replied to your post: “Okay so the episode AFTER “Power” (“Traitor”) was AMAZING. Good ‘ol…”:
Oh good! I’ve been so far disappointed in Holmes’ Blake’s 7 so this is very welcome news :)

Aww, you didn’t like Gambit? I liked Killer, but I can agree it isn’t his strongest work.

LOVED Gambit though.

Okay so the episode AFTER “Power” (“Traitor”) was AMAZING.

Good ‘ol Robert Holmes. Can always count on him.

animate-mush replied to your post: “So uhh “Power” was one of the most sexist, misogynistic, awful things…”:
you guys are making me seriously apprehensive :/

Don’t worry - he only wrote three scripts.

The first is passable as a plot, but made me feel extremely uncomfortable and borderline sick to watch because it glorified the heck out of sexual abuse (TO SERVALAN. AND SHE JUST SITS THERE AND TAKES IT. SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN LIKE ‘DUDE WHAT DID YOU JUST DO TO ME YOU DIE NOW PLZ.’ BUT NOPE BECAUSE BEN STEED HATES WOMEN)

The second is an absolutely inconsequential one and is a bit better on sexism… Oh, except for that one guy who’s a goodie and characterised/framed as a lovable scamp of a person (and Vila’s new bff) who happens to hate women so much that he goes around killing them.

The third is…. Ugh. It has that line in it. And it involves a society that literally operates on women to ‘domesticate’ them and somehow the women are the baddies all along and then they couldn’t beat the men because they’re women and inferior… Or something…. Yeah.

Oh and points for noticing the massive racism in the third one and how in literally every script he writes literally every woman but one is characterised as domicile and weak (except his second script, where all women were).

I’m a massive completionist, but his scripts are never brought up again so please feel free to skip them.

So uhh “Power” was one of the most sexist, misogynistic, awful things I’ve ever seen. What the hell is wrong with you Ben Steed?! Literally all his stuff is like this too.

I’m officially declaring anything he touches as non-canonical.

I  mean, no way in hell would Avon every say THIS:

You see, Pella, it’s your strength, and however you use it, a man’s will always be greater. Unfair, perhaps, but biologically unavoidable.”

(He kisses her, then lets her go. She drops to the ground)

"I’m going now, Pella, before your friend Nina calls out the guard."

What the flaming hell dude. This was about as bad as Turnabout Intruder - and that’s saying something!

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So you know what’s fun about this picture? I made it with a program on a website I’m making.
The website makes tumblr-compatible gifs.
No more fiddling with filesize, no more fiddling with resolution, etc. It’ll find the optimum combination of framerate, resolution, delay, and optimization to generate the highest quality gif possible for tumblr. Just put in the YouTube URL and then the start and end times and… That’s it!
It also automatically sets the proper frame delay and a host of other things.
Coming soon!

So you know what’s fun about this picture? I made it with a program on a website I’m making.

The website makes tumblr-compatible gifs.

No more fiddling with filesize, no more fiddling with resolution, etc. It’ll find the optimum combination of framerate, resolution, delay, and optimization to generate the highest quality gif possible for tumblr. Just put in the YouTube URL and then the start and end times and… That’s it!

It also automatically sets the proper frame delay and a host of other things.

Coming soon!