Before we dive headlong into the good stuff, I must just mention the various technical problems which have blighted this and other websites during September. It began with a bizarre and seemingly random change to the size of posted images, some of which became so big, they obscured the main body of the page. After much on-line forum trawling for help, I think the image problem has now been rectified, although the 'slideshow' element had a final flurry of misbehaviour a few days ago and as I tried to update the 'My audio releases' section of the blog this morning, it was refusing to save new text*. Apologies if these various gremlins have affected your visits to the site.
So, here we go: This month sees the release of Blake's 7: The Liberator Chronicles; Volume 6.
Here are some details of what's in the box:
Paul Darrow as Avon, Steven Pacey as Tarrant and Adrian Lukis as Bracheeni The Liberator crew are recovering from a Galactic War and searching for their lost members Blake and Jenna. But it’s a search that leads them into terrible danger…
Sally Knyvette as Jenna and John Banks as Correl
Jenna's story is finally told - from her escape from the Liberator during the Galactia War, to her determination to continue the fight against the Federation alone… with the odds stacked against her.
Gareth Thomas as Blake and Paul Darrow as Avon
Blake's story is finally told - from his escape from the Liberator during the Galactic War, to his new life as a troubled, scarred man on a distant rebel world…
I must confess, that I don't know too much about the original B7 television series, so these stories are of particular interest. My lack of fore-knowledge and context in some ways feels like an advantage in terms of being able to appreciate these stories entirely on their own merits and therefore, I'm very much looking forward to giving them a thorough listen. Incidentally, I don't know about you, but my journey through last month's release, Dr Who: The Dark Planet has so far been hugely enjoyable. I quite like the format of dialogue combined with direct story telling; I find there's something fundamentally pleasing about being told a story.
*Apparently, this is a 'known issue' and a fix should soon be available. In the meantime, I've used a suggested display work around to list my audio releases.