Reviewed By: NannaSally
Review Date: 11/23/16 1:33 pm
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Warship begins at the end of Star One (from the TV series) where we see the crew standing prepared on the Flight Deck of Liberator, about to face down the Andromedan invaders as the fleet of aliens starts to venture through the gap in the mine field caused by Travis ultimate betrayal of humanity.
Blake’s confinement to medical is expanded on and the battle commences….What happens next is the bulk of this tale.
When other ships arrive to join the fight, Liberator takes a much needed rest from the fight to recover and recuperate. An unexpected potential resrouce is found, an unexpected attack is dealt with. Tired crew members cope desperately.
The story ends with the crew abandoning ship as Liberator shuts down to enable automatic repairs to function effectively.
I really appreciated the expanded story – it captures the desperation and determination of this crew, who had come together mainly by accident, but who were now melded into a Sum Greater Than Its Parts and able to Do Great Things the individuals (other than Blake) never expected to be able to do. I have never been a soldier, but I can imagine this kind of adaptation within a company of soldiers who have lived and fought together and now have an understanding of how each member fits and fights.
This first Full Cast adventure is a great opportunity to hear all the cast together. The acting is superb, they still work well together, and when I hear interviews that the cast got on very well together I can really believe it. It shines through in the way they act and react even when it is ‘just voice’.
The writing is very good and each cast member gets a look in over this 2 hour performance. The sound effects enhance the story greatly and the music is terrific.
I heartily recommend this to all Blake’s 7 fans – it is the first of the Audio Plays I purchased and I have returned to it several times because it is Very Good Indeed.
It can be purchased from Big Finish: https://www.bigfinish.com
Thanks for reading this –
Nanna Sally Nelson