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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 5/11/17 11:55 am
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In the season finale, the Mekon returns seizes a space station and then puts Dare's ship into automatic launch mode as part of an elaborately planned death trap. However, he actually ensnares Digby and a bright young cadet and it's up to Dan, Peabody, and an aging Major from the academy to come to the rescue---or is that just into the Mekon's trap.

The first fifty-six minutes of this episode is a really solid action adventure that lives up to the high standards of the series, and really in the first four chapters that main story is resolved which led me to a bit of confusion as the story carried on for even more to happen. Truth be told, this episode has two stories, the action/adventure of the first fifty-six minutes and another story that features a mental duel between Dan Dare and the Mekon.

This final bit is glorious. It's filled with shocking revelations and allegations. We get to hear what the Mekon has really learned about the human race and Dare gives him a true and inspiring education about what he missed. It's probably Dare's finest hour in this CD set and given how many great moments he's had, that really says a lot.

Overall, this final episode is exciting, inspiring, and a bit mind-blowing. It's a great representative of the entire series that leaves me wanting more.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 5/1/17 11:23 am
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A mysterious ship re-appears loaded with killer drones. One of the scientists, a post-human named Blastco, is suspected and Dare and crew are sent after them in a new ship. When they arrive, they find him up to unspeakable evil.

This story has many strong points. I like how they portray Dare's reaction to festivities a year after the victory over the Mekon. It's believable and one of those things that gives him a depth that you don't see in other heroes this series reminds up. Blastco is a despicable villain, as bad as the Mekon, if not worse in his own way and they really build that up. My only complaint is that given how evil Blastco is, it felt the fight against him was a tad rushed.

Still, overall, another enjoyable adventure for Dan Dare.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/30/17 10:41 pm
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A gripping start to the second box set finds Dare, Digby, and Peabody having completed their teleportation to find themselves 10 years in the future where The Mekon has enslaved the human race with the help of an indestructible army of robots. Dan Dare will fight back but will his friends join him or submit to the rule of the Mekon.

This is a powerful story. The Mekon's subjugation of Earth illustrates what an evil and dangerous threat he really is to the human race. At the same time, we are kept guessing what Digby and Peabody going to do. Are they really betraying the human race or just trying to play the Mekon? Peabody, in particular, shows some real growth as a character as compared to earlier adventures.

The one character who really couldn't pull off trying to play traitor if he tried is Dan Dare, bless him. He portrays raw indomitable courage that's awesome and inspiring. Filled with great action and some good plot twists, this is just a heck of a way to start a box set.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 1/6/17 6:31 pm
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The Anastasia is forced down on Mercury by the forces of the Mekon and after receiving a distress call from Sondar. There they are befriended by the inhabitants of Mercury.

This is another solid space adventure. Like the previous two stories, this one maintains a cinematic feel and it has a cliffhanger that will have you read to get the next box set.

However, it's not great and it feels somewhat unoriginal because it's so similar to the first story. Dan Dare and crew land on a planet where the Mekon has the people under rule and Dare and crew try to thwart the Mekon's plan. The story occasionally feels like Voyage to Venus done on Mercury, but there are some new elements, and again the cliffhanger ending is a great tease.

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