Staked Blake

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(Now done in a Second Edition!)

As you could probably guess from the title, Staked Blake is an all-crossover Blake's 7 and Buffy The Vampire Slayer zine.

How did this come about? Once upon a time, back in June 1999, when the folks on the lysator Blake's 7 list were discussing silly casting ideas, Steve Rogerson suggested the Buffy cast to play various roles, such as:

  • Alyson Hannigan (Willow) as Cally
  • Anthony Stewart Head (Rupert Giles) as Blake
  • David Boreanz (Angel) as Avon
  • Juliet Landau (Drusilla) as Servalan

Then Steve wondered if Willow wouldn't be better as Avon, since she was a computer whiz. Then mistral suggested that Willow was Avon's long-lost daughter. And then people started discussing crossovers. Then mistral daydreamed that a zine would be lovely. Then I volunteered to edit one.

The contents of Staked Blake are:

Heart Attack by Steve Rogerson

When the crew of the Liberator encounter a temporal warp, history is not what they expected.

Daddy's Girl by Jacqueline Thijsen

Spike has a treat planned for Drusilla. He wants Willow to do a spell. But what happens if a spectre from the past isn't from the past at all?

Thicker Than Water by Ellynne G.

It was just going to be a simple transaction, something for Avalon's people. But when Avon encounters a mysterious woman and takes off, Cally and Vila won't let it lie.
It was just going to be a simple day for the Slayerettes; talk over musty books, and slay vampires. But what has Angel worried? Why is Willow ill? And what does her mysterious long-lost cousin want?

Illustrated by Kathryn Andersen, Fliss Davis and Jem Dixon. 85,000 words, 100 pages.

Available for Free download in PDF format at Zines Online.

Staked Blake now has an odd claim to fame, as the "Strangest Fanfic Known to Earthlings" in this article in the San Fransisco Bay Guardian. Since the link they cite is the zine entry on Judith Proctor's site, it's no surprise that the article makes it clear that they haven't actually read any of the stories. Still, they say that any publicity is good publicity...