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The Financial Times cites people familiar with the matter that say Microsoft has agreed to put up the cash for a remake of the cult BBC scifi TV series Blake's 7 for Xbox Live.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/Blakes-7-Remake-Xbox-Live,news-45162.html

I see great irony here.
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How many times can this show be the subject of promised remakes that never happen?

A few others in the last ten years, reported by the BBC: Blake's 7: Classic BBC sci-fi to return on Syfy channel
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Cult classic sci-fi series Blake's 7 is to be remade for the Syfy network
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In 2003, a miniseries was shelved after actor Paul Darrow - who played Kerr Avon in the original show - left the project.

Later in 2008, Sky One announced it had commissioned two 60-minute scripts for a potential series but two years later said it had decided not to proceed.

I'm sure there were also other remakes planned in the 90s and 00s and it always gets cancelled due to cost. If it ever does happen I just can't imagine this show will ever be remade to similar high quality as the Battlestar Galactica reboot.
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Is that right eh ? Hmm.
It would make a great big budget movie - but do the big studios want to make a movie about rebels escaping a high tech police state dystopia ?

In the mIcrosoft version ORAC bluescreens and the Federation destroys the Liberator while Zen is downloading his security fixes.
Popups keep appearing "You are about to destroy the enemy craft, are you sure you want to continue ? Yes No"
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