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Reviewed By: gold1104Review Date: 7/21/17 9:49 pm
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Released in February 2013 to vast acclaim by fans and reviewers alike, this is a strong contender for the title of best ever “non-canonical” B7 adventure.

All memories of the queasy BBC Radio plays of the 1990’s (THE SEVENFOLD CROWN and THE SYNDETON EXPERIMENT, ugh!) are instantly expunged.

It effortlessly matches the source material’s tone (it’s a direct sequel to the 1979 TV episode STAR ONE) and exceeds it in quality. WARSHIP has a taut and gripping script brimming with jeopardy.

The only (slight) caveat is that if you've never seen either STAR ONE or AFTERMATH, you are unlikely to "get" WARSHIP.

Some cast members’ voices might be showing their age but nonetheless performances are all strong and it’s a joy to hear the Series B crew back together again. Alistair Lock does a magnificent job of recreating the voices of Zen and Orac. Against all expectations, he knocks it out of the park!

A triumphant reminder of everything I love about BLAKE'S 7's 2nd Season on TV.

Down and safe.
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Reviewed By: NannaSallyReview 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
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 1/30/13 2:48 am
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I have always felt the transition from series 2 to 3 to be somewhat forced. There is a whole galactic war that just gets glossed over and this story sets out to bring that point in time to life.

I enjoyed it, but I wasn't worried about that particular missing battle, so I never felt I needed to hear the story.

For the reunion of the cast though it is all worth it and the story is written to give all of them a part. This would be a challenge for a writer to make use of so many characters in a balanced way and I don't see this as being sustainable, but I will be happy to purchase and listen to any future B7 full cast stories. I guess the problem is that the characters each have a small part so it lacks the fucos of the chronicles style of story telling.

My only other bugbear in this was that it was a story that had to work towards a partuclar ending. We know from the start that Blake and Jenna will leave by the end (This is not a spoiler) and so as a listener I was more focused on hearing how they got to the right point rather than just listening to a new story.

The big plus though was that we got to hear the Liberator in pitch battle. We got to hear the federation answering the call to arms. We got to hear Avon take command and Blake try to keep him under control.