News that Star Trek was getting another reboot on the small screen has the Internet buzzing about what other science fiction television shows from the past deserve to be rebooted and brought into the 21st century. We all saw the great heights that were achieved with the rebooted Battlestar Galactica and Doctor WhoStar Trek holds infinite possibilities for success. So, while we’re at it, why not reboot other beloved sci-fi shows that people hold dear in their hearts? So, if any TV executive needs a starting point, we’ve come up with a list of shows that we think deserve a reboot.
10. Blake’s 7
Blake’s 7 is revered in the United Kingdom, where the BBC-produced sci-fi series ran from 1978 to 1981, spanning 52 excellent episodes. It is also widely acclaimed by sci-fi purists, who circulate bootleg VHS copies of the series, and have put together numerous online petitions to bring the series back or adapt it into a feature film. A show about a group of convicts and outcasts who are on the run in deep space and fighting a guerrilla war against the totalitarian “Terran Federation,” Blake’s 7 was ground breaking in its depiction of antiheroes. There were few noble characters on the show, and it was often difficult to find any of the characters truly likable. British actor Paul Darrow as the menacing Kerr Avon was stellar, and it would be cool to see an updated version of the “Liberator” spaceship used by the ragtag convicts. Reports frequently surface about a possible Blake’s 7 movie project, but nothing has ever materialized. However, the possibilities for a potential reboot of Blake’s 7 are many.