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Thursday, 2 May 2013

Happy Birthday, Paul Darrow!

Cally: My people have a saying: A man who trusts can never be betrayed, only mistaken.
Avon: Life expectancy must be fairly short among your people.

It's the 72nd birthday of Paul Darrow, a two-timer on Doctor Who as he appeared in a bit part in Doctor Who and the Silurians and got a larger role as Tekker in Timelash.

But the real reason I'm posting this is because of the fact that he played Kerr Avon, the cynical, snarky, sinister, second-in-command to Roj Blake on Blake's 7, a spectacular deconstruction of Star Trek headed up by Dalek creator Terry Nation. Avon is my favorite part of a consistently fantastic series, and I think everyone here should give it a shot.