When mercenary Del Grant alerts the Liberator crew to the existence of a new Federation super-weapon, Avon leads an epic battle to avert catastrophe...
Paul Darrow (Kerr Avon), Michael Keating (Vila Restal), Jan Chappell (Cally), Tom Chadbon (Del Grant)
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The first two parts of this story ended in what can only be described as a double cliff hanger, so the onus was really on part three to have a worthwhile resolution to those and it succeeded. I did not feel cheated at all by the way things were resolved.
The trilogy as a whole was very good and very enjoyable.
This part, I felt, was the weakest link in it and I had two concerns.
1. The episode spent a lot of time exploring Avon's conscience. Its been done before and with the same results.
2. The previous episodes felt like full cast recordings, mostly due to the clever writing that kept Tarrant and Daina from critical parts. In this episode they are present on the liberator as Avaon has to make key decisions. There is an argument and some discussions and for the first time in this trilogy the absence of voices for Tarrant and Daina lets it down as Del Grant speaks for them. It just doesn't feel right.
I also felt the pacing of this episode didn't gel with the first two. Perhaps it needed to be longer or maybe shorter, but there were things that felt forced.
Parts 1 and 2 were the best things I have heard so far from Liberator Chronicles and I fear they built up an expectation so that an episode that was merely good, didn't feel good enough.
Reviewer Says: Previous stories required!