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8.2 - The Sea of Iron

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Reviewed By: NannaSallyReview Date: 12/28/16 3:05 am
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Cally has been hearing voices – as a Telepath that is not in itself unusual, but the depth of contact is. She seeks information about where the voices are coming from and how to deal with them. This story is set in later season 2 I think – Blake is included in the crew.

Her search leads via an old tutor who is now in a hospice – insight into the Federation’s ‘care’ of their sick or disabled - to Servalan where she learns something of the history of the voices, plus she gains a spaceship – and a hostage.

Cally, as we know, is a clone from Auron – apparently each clone is one of thousands from the same original person. This story reveals more of that process and how it works within the Auron society. She has been having nightmares, which have become waking events, distracting her from her work.

Servalan and Cally are now flying to a freighter which has become entrapped in a space anomaly known as the Sea of Iron.

Will Cally be able to save the Cally’s? What does Servalan have to do with this whole thing? How will the Liberator crew help?

Not a big review today, or I might end up telling you the whole story in precis.

The music is rather clashing, but I guess it is rather a clashing story – the sound effects are not as much of a problem as in some.

A clever story, an expansion of the Auron story and Cally’s. There are several clever lines – ‘Avon must have been born sneering.’ for instance.

Jacquelin Pearce masters the art of menace…she has only gotten better at it over time. Jan Chappell is very good – torn between anger at Servalan and her own government, frustration at not being able to help, lost in communication with ..well if you want to know who, you will have to listen!!

Thanks for reading

Nanna Sally Nelson
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 7/1/14 1:08 am
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I found the start of this to be both confusing and non-engageing and I came close to giving up. It was a good thing I kept going, as the second half was very strong.
It began with an awkward framing that involved Mani Yalleg, Cally's mentor from years earlier. The story was off to a poor start especially with the way Servilan was dropped into the story. By the end, this did resolve well as once again Cally and Servelan exchanged ideologies and danced their ever-dangerous dance; but then about half way through the story really kicks in as the two women head into dangerous space to "rescue" a lost Auron ship.
Jan Chapel and Jaqueline Pierce are both at their best in a story that gave them few chances to shine.