The B7 essays

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Title: B7 Essays
Creator: Judith Proctor (compiler)
Date(s): mid to late 1990s?, site was last updated in June 2007
Medium: online
Fandom: Blake's 7
Topic: Blake's 7 meta
External Links: Blake's 7 Essays, Archived version
B7 Essays at AO3
B7 Essays at AO3 (by AltaZine)
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B7 Essays it's a page dedicated to essays on fandom Blake's 7, hosted on the website Proctor's Blake's 7 Pages maintains by Judith Proctor's.

These essays were imported to Archive of our Own in 2015 as part of the main Hermit Library import.


Expositions on whatever topics the writer feels interested in.

This a very eclectic set of essays. They are written by different people and on a variety of topics. Some of them explore general issues, some take extremely specific points as their springboard.

While I wouldn't say that I necessarily agree with everything that has been written here, they are all arguments that I have found interesting enough to be worth sharing with a larger audience.

All essays appear with the agreement of the writers. Should you feel that you have something interesting to say on Blake's 7, be it a political analysis of the Federation or an in-depth study of Soolin's hairstyles, feel free to submit it for inclusion on this page. Being controversial is no drawback as long as your argument is well presented - I rather like controversy...

The Essays

Articles from many authors

  • Why Blake Fought - Judith Proctor
  • Brain Prints - Judith Proctor[1]
  • Travis's Revenge! - Matt Cherry
  • Blake's Popular Support - Pat Fenech
  • Pro Pella - Harriet Monkhouse
  • Why Blake stayed on Albian - Sondra Sweigman
  • Blake: A Lament, in the style of William McGonagall - Chris Blenkarn
  • I Drink, Therefore I Am - Chris Blenkarn
  • I really tried to write this Blake's 7 story but... - Chris Blenkarn
  • 'Games' and Winspit quarry today
  • Zine Layout - Judith Proctor
  • Totally tongue in cheek episode guide - Chris Blenkarn
  • Story Types - Natasa Tucev
  • Blake and Avon - Judith Proctor
  • Why False Charges? - Natasa Tucev
  • evil overlord - A page that takes a tongue-in-cheek view at the way evil characters trying to take over the world always spend enough time gloating to allow the hero to escape.
  • Revolutionary Charisma - by Patricia Carter
  • The Eye Patch - Natasa Tucev
  • STAR ONE - Wading in Blood and Bad Temper by Sally Manton
  • Power by Ellynne Grant
  • Spacials - A very enlightening and occasionally hilarious look at the question of just how long a spacial actually is. By Neil Faulkner (not on this site)
  • Unlimited Vision Blake's 7 at the Millennium by Patricia Carter
  • In The Blake Midwinter: UnAmerican Activities at the BBC - Dana Shilling
  • From one Federation to Another by Ellynne G
  • Being Led Liberator Style by Sally Manton
  • Blake And Avon by Sally Manton
  • The Liberator By Rob Windle
  • Building the London By Simon Atkinson
  • Possible Influences on Blake's 7 By ?
  • Blake's 7 recast as birds by Neil Faulkner (illustrated)
  • In Defense of Vila by Sally Manton
  • Blake's Muckers Iain J. Coleman
  • Where do writers get the names for their characters? By Ellynne G
  • Blake's 7 in Spain By Juan Pedro Esteve Garcia
  • Women in the Federation Military By Kai Karmanheimo
  • Blake Revisited Part 1 The Story, Sources, The Drama, The Federation and it's society. By Frances Teagle
  • Blake Revisited Part 2 The Characters (regular cast). By Frances Teagle
  • Blake Revisited Part 3 The Characters (notable transients). By Frances Teagle
  • Blake Revisited Part 4 The Spacecraft, The Computers, The Production, Final Remarks. By Frances Teagle
  • Ranking the Villains of Blakes 7 By Frances Teagle
  • Comparing Blakes 7 with Star Trek Courtesy of Westrek 'Constellation", April 1994 issue and Russell B Farr.
  • Recurring Themes in Blakes 7 By Frances Teagle
  • Voice Prints and Inboard Sensors By Gabriel Boehme
  • Who Shot Who By Iain Walker
  • Teleport Duty By Marian de Haan
  • Avon and Tarrant By Marian de Haan
  • Realism in Cave Stories By Helen Atkins
  • Vila Restal - character, Myers Briggs personality, some answers By By Nico Mody-Nikoloff
  • Hiding and Orbit By Leia Fee
  • Reflections on the episode 'Power' By Jackie Speel
  • Theme vs Plot By Judith Proctor
  • Post Gauda Prime Syndrome Theorem By Ruth Clough
  • Post Blake Cally by Jason Juneau
  • Homage to Callylonia by Jason Juneau
  • The Way Back - Perspectives on the Federation and Resistance by Jason Juneau
  • T.S. Elliot and Blake's Seven By Ruth Kenyon - (Not on this site).
  • Dating the series By Jackie Speel
  • Religion, the Federation and Cygnus Alpha By Jackie Speel
  • Personal travel and other traffic in the Federation By Jackie Speel
  • Two Essays on the Liberator Sets by Ruth Kenyon - (Not on this site).
  • In Defense of Blake By Faye Bull
  • A Television Knight with Blood on His Hands and Dirt on his Feet By Joyce Bowen
  • Servalan's Federation By Jason Juneau
  • Musings on "Terminal" By Helen Reilly
  • Why Blakes 7 has stayed in the fans' affections By Linda Death
  • Social classes and the Federation By Linda Death
  • How to write your first B7 fan-fic By Harriet Bazley.
  • Who Is This Anna Grant Person Anyway? By Arwen Spicer.
  • Dedicated Followers of Intergalactic Fashion By Spaced Angel
  • B7 AUs By Jacqueline Speel
  • Dreams and other departures By Jacqueline Speel
  • Plot seeds By Jacqueline Speel
  • Liberator Size By G2k

Articles from AltaZine

  • The Art of Falling Apart - Neil Faulkner
  • The Crucial Element? - Neil Faulkner
  • What is the Liberator like inside? - Judith Proctor, with editorial comments by Neil Faulkner
  • Who's in control - Neil Faulkner
  • Let's hear it for Dayna - Neil Faulkner
  • Destroy the Old Order - Neil Faulkner
  • Slash - for and against - Neil Faulkner and Judith Proctor
  • How many ways back? - Neil Faulkner (about fan fiction in general)
  • Oh No Not Tarrant!... - Neil Faulkner
  • A hard-wired seven? - Neil Faulkner
  • Poem? - Neil Faulkner
  • On the Episode 'Power' - Judith Proctor, with editorial comments by Neil Faulkner


Visited 09157 many times since 1 Jan 2004.
Last changed on 28th of June 2007[2]


  1. ^ Brain Prints - Judith Proctor (Reprinted from AltaZine #2), Archived version
  2. ^ "BLake's 7 essays". 2021-09-06. Archived from the original on 2021-09-06.