I know, I know: "how can you call yourself a SciFi enthusiast?" Well, I am, and I do. It's just that when I was growing up 'on this side of the pond' (as they say) Blake's 7 wasn't something that was widely available. In fact, I'm not sure if it ever was available in the black hole of middle America where I grew up. We had Doctor Who -- it was broadcast on PBS out of Chicago -- but I've no active recall of Blake's 7. Don't worry: if I live long enough, I'll get around to it. I've read it's being rebooted anyway, so -- if that's true -- a bargain DVD set of the original will more than likely come available and give me a chance at redemption.
Why am I bringing this up?
Well, I've just read the notice involving the passing of actor Stephen Greif. Among the many projects on his resume, IMDB.com notes that he had a five-episode run on the BBC serial. From what I can see online (in fan spots), it looks like he gave that work in particular a pretty memorable performance ... so I wanted to get the word out so's folks in that particular fandom were aware.
Thoughts and prayers are offered to the family, friends, and fans of Mr. Greif.