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Old May 9 2013, 08:36 AM   #46
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Yeah, although there's never any indication that Jenna is in similar danger from the rest of the prisoners which is a bit surprising.
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Old May 9 2013, 09:52 AM   #47
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Yeah, although there's never any indication that Jenna is in similar danger from the rest of the prisoners which is a bit surprising.
They were supposed to be drugged... which kinda makes Jenna's situation with the entire complement of guards on board even more dangerous.
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Old May 9 2013, 09:53 AM   #48
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I just watched Muloch, pretty interesting. I will refrain from talking to much it since some of you are still in season 1 or 2.
This is about a general rewatch of Blake's 7, and I think spoiler warnings are not relevant considering the age of the show.

Post whatever you like, it's not like we can all keep to the same schedule.
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Old May 9 2013, 12:05 PM   #49
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Yeah, although there's never any indication that Jenna is in similar danger from the rest of the prisoners which is a bit surprising.
They were supposed to be drugged... which kinda makes Jenna's situation with the entire complement of guards on board even more dangerous.
Good point!
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Old May 9 2013, 05:29 PM   #50
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Yeah, although there's never any indication that Jenna is in similar danger from the rest of the prisoners which is a bit surprising.
They were supposed to be drugged... which kinda makes Jenna's situation with the entire complement of guards on board even more dangerous.
Good point!

Also, Blake, Gan and some others would have been protective of her, and not let the other prisoners touch her.


BTW, I am on season 4 now, just watched Power. Sad about Zen and the Liberator but they thought season 3 would be the last season, if they had known there was a season 4 then maybe the Liberator would still be around. Still, it's interesting so see the crew use their wits without their super ship to back them up. Of course, Orac and Avon knew how a lot of the Liberator's tech worked, like the teleporter, this always helps.
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Old May 9 2013, 11:00 PM   #51
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if they had known there was a season 4 then maybe the Liberator would still be around.
I doubt it. The flight deck was a very large set to store and reassemble each season, and I think there were mumblings in the BBC about downsizing it.

Scorpio was an OK replacement but I think something along the lines of a stolen Federation prototype would've been a better choice.
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Old May 9 2013, 11:27 PM   #52
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I never really liked Scorpio. The Liberator, besides having an awesome name, was large, alien and mysterious. Scorpio was just a fast ship with a kiss-ass of a computer.
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Old May 10 2013, 12:24 PM   #53
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Much as I love the Liberator, I do have a soft spot for Scorpio. Yes it had a teleport and the photonic drive but these necessities aside I think it would have been even more unbelievable if they'd just miraculously got another super ship. it was a hunk of junk compared to the Liberator, and most other ships, but this did give the show a slightly different angle in series 4.
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Old May 10 2013, 01:48 PM   #54
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Much as I love the Liberator, I do have a soft spot for Scorpio. Yes it had a teleport and the photonic drive but these necessities aside I think it would have been even more unbelievable if they'd just miraculously got another super ship. it was a hunk of junk compared to the Liberator, and most other ships, but this did give the show a slightly different angle in series 4.
If there show continued, i would have liked to have seen them sneak back to the Starworld base and hijack another Libertator type ship.
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Old May 10 2013, 03:26 PM   #55
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The System only had 2, and the other one blew up. It's not impossible they had a third, at the very least some of those Liberator style fighter craft they had may have still been knocking about.
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The System only had 2, and the other one blew up. It's not impossible they had a third, at the very least some of those Liberator style fighter craft they had may have still been knocking about.
Was it mentioned on screen they only had 2? I know they called them deep space vessels (or something similar) but I did not hear any reference on how many there where. Even so, after 2 years presumably they built more.

Speaking of that, was it ever mentioned who was fighting on 'Space Fall' obviously the Liberator was involved and its crew escaped the ship. We know know in 'Redemption' that the were slave uprisings so I wonder if it was a civil war of some type.
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Old May 10 2013, 10:37 PM   #57
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Liberator was DSV2 but there's no reason to assume there were only two.
And problems with the set meant that there was talk of dumping Liberator each year, hence the cliffhangers to seasons one and two (which set up her destruction). But both times they decided not to make the change in the end.
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Old May 12 2013, 03:20 AM   #58
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The System only had 2, and the other one blew up. It's not impossible they had a third, at the very least some of those Liberator style fighter craft they had may have still been knocking about.
The space battle in Space Fall indicated there were a couple at least, and given if DSV1 had survived (or even been there) they would've tried to have salvaged DSV2 but didn't. It's likely implied DSV2 engaged some other species with a handful of warships in a 'battle group', possibly like the ones seen in Redemption, and all were lost save for the Liberator.

We don't know the full extent of the System's fleet, and given Starworld was destroyed (or otherwise seriously munted) by Orac in Redemption we'll probably never know.
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Old May 13 2013, 04:16 AM   #59
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We don't know the full extent of the System's fleet, and given Starworld was destroyed (or otherwise seriously munted) by Orac in Redemption we'll probably never know.
I'd always taken that as read, but after rewatching Redemption I'm not sure it's true.
The surviving Alta is probably fatally injured (or rendered infunctional) when the guards teleported aboard Liberator are then teleported back just in time to throw their grenades at her, but there's no reason to suppose that does any harm to the actual System computer. Aside from anything else, the other DSV is still functioning fine afterwards (if not for long), and Orac only says he's scrambled the other DSV's weapons systems, not anything else.
From what's onscreen, there's no reason to assume that the System and most of its assets didn't survive.
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The Liberator is the best spaceship ever, better than the Lexx, better than the Jupiter 2, better than the Millenium Falcon, better than even the starship Enterprise

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