Paul Darrow, RIP

Actor Paul Darrow has died at age 78. I remember him as one of my favorite characters, Kerr Avon in Blake’s 7. If you’ve never seen the show, it was a science fiction show about freedom fighters against a malevolent empire. Firefly and Andromeda are direct descendents.

Finding this show my freshman year in college was one of my favorite memories. I had never heard of it, but once I caught an early episode I was hooked. Avon was obviously one of the standout characters and actually became the lead later.

The best part of learning about the passing of Darrow was learning all of Blake’s 7 is now on YouTube.

June 8, 2019