Three of the stars of iconic British sci-fi series Blake’s 7 – Jan Chappell, Jacqueline Pearce and Sally Knyvette – will be making MCM Birmingham Comic Con their home when the show returns this March. Created by Doctor Who’s Terry Nation, Blake’s 7 follows a small group of rebels fighting against the totalitarian Terran Federation that rules over much of the galaxy.

Jan Chappell appeared in three seasons of Blake’s 7 as fan favourite Cally, a telepathic alien from the planet Auron. Exiled by her isolationist people after helping the resistance, the compassionate Cally joins Blake after a Federation biological weapons attack leaves her the sole survivor of her guerrilla force.

Jacqueline Pearce starred as the chic but deadly Servalan, Blake’s 7’s principal villain and the only guest character to appear in all four seasons of the show. Utterly ruthless, insatiably power-hungry and chillingly self-centred, Servalan is the head of the Terran Federation’s armed forces and later the Federation itself.

Sally Knyvette played cynical space smuggler Jenna Stannis on the sci-fi show’s first two seasons. A skilled pilot and navigator, Jenna was the only female member of Blake’s original crew. Following her time aboard the Liberator, Knyvette swapped space opera for soap opera, starring as Kate Sugden in the long-running Emmerdale.

— This news story is for March 2018’s MCM Birmingham Comic Con —

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