June 18th, 2008

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Powerplay (302)

Twists and turns and Tarrant!

When Blake's 7 was rerun here in 2001, it was on six nights a week, so when Del Tarrant was introduced, Dev Tarrant was still very clear in my memory. I therefore promptly assumed them to be relatives (which I'm sure they are with only a letter's difference) and Del to be a Federation plant. A few incidents seemed to confirm this, but by the end of season 3 I had to admit that I was wrong and Tarrant was just what he seemed: a deserter and rebel with a strong sense of honour.

According to the book Liberation however, it seems that I was right and Tarrant was indeed intended to be a plant, but the writers changed their minds.

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