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"Blake's 7" Hostage (TV Episode 1979) Poster

(TV Series)

(1979)

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Duncan Lamont was cast as Ushton but died after completing the location filming, which had to be reshot with John Abineri in the role.
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Ronald Lewis was asked to play Ushton but had to pass because of illness.
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This is the only episode where a character other than Travis uses the rank of Space Commander.
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Travis' status as a Federation fugitive was established in Blake's 7: Trial (1979) the same episode where the detector shield was introduced.
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Kevin Stoney, who appears here as Joban, later played Ardus in Blake's 7: Animals (1981).
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Blake, Avon and Vila wear identical white outfits when teleporting down. These are later worn by Avon and Grant in Blake's 7: Countdown (1979).
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Molok's fate echoes that of Vargas in Blake's 7: Cygnus Alpha (1978).
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Both Bruce Purchase and Andrew Robertson appeared in Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet: Part One (1978) as The Captain and Mr. Fibuli.
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This is one of two stories to feature a character called Molok. Ben Steed's eponymous season three story had a character with the same name, albeit spelt slightly differently: _Moloch_.
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