Blake Har­ri­son

The for­mer In­be­tweener Play­ing Naive Pri­vate Pike In Dad’s army

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Favourite SF/fan­tasy film

The first that spring to mind are The Em­pire Strikes Back, The Ter­mi­na­tor, The Two Tow­ers, but crow­bar to my head I’ll pick The Dark Knight. Heath Ledger as the Joker is one of my all-time favourite per­for­mances. The bal­ance be­tween hu­mour, un­pre­dictabil­ity and psy­chotic men­ace makes him cap­ti­vat­ing.

Favourite SF/fan­tasy TV show

Buffy/An­gel. So imag­i­na­tive. I think Joss Whe­don is a ge­nius. He cre­ated a whole uni­verse of mon­sters and prophecies all against a back­drop of real re­la­tion­ships and great hu­mour. He took risks too, de­vi­at­ing from the nat­u­ral for­mat of the show with “Hush” and “Once More With Feel­ing”. There was a short pe­riod where sto­ry­lines would cross over be­tween Buffy and An­gel and I’d have to watch the box sets in a very spe­cific or­der to com­ple­ment the sto­ry­lines prop­erly.

Favourite SF char­ac­ter

Un­sur­pris­ingly it’s the Joker. The Joker can work in so many dif­fer­ent guises. Jack Ni­chol­son, Heath Ledger, even Mark Hamill’s in The An­i­mated Se­ries is bril­liant. I’m in­ter­ested in what Leto does with it.

Favourite SF/fan­tasy videogame

Mass Ef­fect 2. I could prob­a­bly play this game four times and have a dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence each time. I love feel­ing that the de­ci­sions I make gen­uinely af­fect the out­come of the story and the re­la­tion­ships with other char­ac­ters. The only prob­lem I had with the Mass Ef­fect se­ries was that my shep­herd died a vir­gin. There­fore it was too close to my own life for my lik­ing.

Dad’s Army opens on 5 Fe­bru­ary.

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