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Old December 11 2012, 10:11 AM   #1
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Blake's 7 cast reuniting for audio adventure!

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Warship
An alien fleet stands poised to invade Federation space. The only vessel available to hold it back is the Liberator, commanded by Roj Blake and his crew.
As an intergalactic war breaks out, old enemies become allies, and friends will become separated.
And Blake will be forced to leave behind all that matters to him...
This release consists of two discs: the story on one disc, and a behind the scenes documentary on disc two.
Cast

Gareth Thomas (Roj Blake), Paul Darrow (Kerr Avon), Michael Keating (Vila Restal), Jan Chappell (Cally), Sally Knyvette (Jenna Stannis), Jacqueline Pearce (Servalan), Alistair Lock (Zen/Orac)
I had no idea this was coming out!
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Old December 11 2012, 10:19 AM   #2
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Re: Blake's 7 cast reuniting for audio adventure!

As fantastic as the idea of getting the cast back together is, the setting for this is odd to say the least, unless they're trying to suggest there was far more time between Star One and Aftermath than it seemed at the time, plus Blake spent most of that time in the med bay
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Old December 11 2012, 10:22 AM   #3
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Re: Blake's 7 cast reuniting for audio adventure!

I've been highly anticipating this since it's initially announcement. If the first two boxsets (three stories each with two or three actors) are any indication, Warship is going to be a lot of fun. Everyone in this cast list has already returned in the boxsets with the exception of Sally Knyvette and all sound great (well, except Gareth Thomas...he really doesn't sound like Blake anymore).
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Old December 11 2012, 04:17 PM   #4
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Re: Blake's 7 cast reuniting for audio adventure!

It is a bit of a retcon, but it's one that was suggested during season 4 (mainly in Animals, so we all try to ignore it), so while it's wrong, there's a precedent for the wrongness.

Widening the point slightly, one of the big lost opportunities was ending the Andromedan war plot so quickly. You could have had disguised Andromedan survivors turning up several times during season three - even one disguised as Blake if Gareth had been up for it.
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Old December 11 2012, 04:26 PM   #5
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Re: Blake's 7 cast reuniting for audio adventure!

Carols by Candlelight wrote: View Post
I had no idea this was coming out!
It's from Big Finish. They've been doing B7 audios for years.
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Old December 11 2012, 08:37 PM   #6
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It is a bit of a retcon, but it's one that was suggested during season 4 (mainly in Animals, so we all try to ignore it), so while it's wrong, there's a precedent for the wrongness.

Widening the point slightly, one of the big lost opportunities was ending the Andromedan war plot so quickly. You could have had disguised Andromedan survivors turning up several times during season three - even one disguised as Blake if Gareth had been up for it.
I think there was the whole 'if it's happening then we have to see it' sort of mentality. The war ends so you don't have to get dragged into the space battles. People would question why the Liberator - which fired the first salvo in the war, don't forget - isn't going back to help out.

Plus it would interfere with all the poor-directional stand alones that season three had to offer.
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Old December 11 2012, 08:39 PM   #7
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As fantastic as the idea of getting the cast back together is, the setting for this is odd to say the least, unless they're trying to suggest there was far more time between Star One and Aftermath than it seemed at the time, plus Blake spent most of that time in the med bay
Depends, Blake and Jenna were on the flight deck when Zen ordered the ship be abandoned. The battle could've raged for days or longer (although given how the Liberator seemed to drain it's batteries faster than turning on a light bulb, it could have been a small amount of time after all...).
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Old December 11 2012, 11:05 PM   #8
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Re: Blake's 7 cast reuniting for audio adventure!

The Liberator could have much more economic power settings when it's fighting ten thousand ships, compared to when it's taking on a couple Federation pursuit ships?
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Old December 11 2012, 11:12 PM   #9
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Re: Blake's 7 cast reuniting for audio adventure!

WOW. I'm really interested in this. I hope this will eventually be available in the states.
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Old December 11 2012, 11:22 PM   #10
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Re: Blake's 7 cast reuniting for audio adventure!

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I've been highly anticipating this since it's initially announcement. If the first two boxsets (three stories each with two or three actors) are any indication, Warship is going to be a lot of fun. Everyone in this cast list has already returned in the boxsets with the exception of Sally Knyvette and all sound great (well, except Gareth Thomas...he really doesn't sound like Blake anymore).

Yeah I've heard of a couple of the new ones and yes Gareth Thomas sounds decidedly unBlake like for the most part. You can hear traces.

And for some reason it really jars to me. Perhaps it's because Thomas sounds old and a thad wheezey up against the likes of Darrow and Keating who pretty much sound the same as they did nearly 35 years ago.

If it was Blake telling the story decades later it would might work but for when it's supposed to aboard the Liberator not quite.
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Old December 11 2012, 11:25 PM   #11
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Re: Blake's 7 cast reuniting for audio adventure!

Gareth Thomas both looks and sounds nothing like Blake these days. I didn't recognize him from his appearance in Torchwood until the credits rolled...

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Old December 11 2012, 11:26 PM   #12
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WOW. I'm really interested in this. I hope this will eventually be available in the states.
Direct download is available right from the BF website - I have been a customer for a couple of years now, and I live in the US. I believe you can also order a physical copy, it's just pricy with the shipping from the UK.
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Old December 11 2012, 11:34 PM   #13
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COOL! Thanks, I'll check that out.
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Old December 11 2012, 11:43 PM   #14
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Re: Blake's 7 cast reuniting for audio adventure!

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COOL! Thanks, I'll check that out.
Yea, TheValleyard and I are both Big Finish members as well (I download and burn to CD via Nero, but, I believe Windows Media Playershould work as well).

And...Damnit, isn't it bad enough there are so many great Doctor Who titles for me to download, now I have to go and find out there's also new Blake's Seven Stories
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Old December 12 2012, 01:50 AM   #15
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Carols by Candlelight wrote: View Post
I had no idea this was coming out!
It's from Big Finish. They've been doing B7 audios for years.
If I'm not mistaken this is the first time they've all been together in an audio.
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