1) Is this my friend from the UK, Eliza? Yes, it is.

2) Is she a kick-ass model? Yep. (and is she 10 times smarter than I will ever be? Yes indeed. She doesn't look like a scientist, but that's what she's in grad school studying at the moment...)

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3) is she, in these photos, modeling two ORIGINAL costumes (not replicas) from the show Blake's 7? HELL YES SHE IS!

This is a photo project by Welsh photographer Carl Ryan for his company Black Planet Photography. I do believe it is something for the BBC itself, but I'm sketchy on details at the moment. I'm just thrilled to see one of my friends doing something this geek-tastically awesome!

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FOLLOW UP: got this message from Eliza when I asked her about the photo shoot: "One of [my colleagues] has a friend who collects memorabilia and has a collection of the costumes he exhibits at sci fi conventions. Carl did the shoot and we are submitting it to some sci fi mags as I think people would love to know the history of the costumes and the characters/actors and what they are up to now etc."

Find out more about the Carl Ryan's company here: http://www.blackplanetphotography.com

Find out more about Eliza: (modeling, professional horse racing commentary, etc) here: http://www.lovetheraces.com/voices-of-the-…