After listening to the chronicles 2 I listened to this hour long story. It’s a full cast production and it works really well. I think that of the Blake’s 7 big finish productions pieces I’ve listened to, this is one of the best so far. I really enjoyed the story and I’m hopeful that it’ll lead on to something interesting.
The last of the stories in this boxed set. It wasn’t bad, somewhat intricate and starring Servalan. In fact it was quite a complex story, and, as with the others in the set, a big improvement on the first box set I got. Still, overall the stories lack something. Perhaps the kind of overall texture that you get from a Doctor Who Big Finish story. Perhaps that’s not a bad thing. Blake’s 7 was always more stark, minimal, and maybe that’s how it’s being played.
Whatever the case, this was a better listen than last time around, so I’m glad I got it, and I might give the first box set another listen now.
I listened to this a little while ago and was pleasantly surprised by what a great little story it was. I always enjoy stories where there are multiple simultaneous time zones involved. Although it invariably makes it a more complex to understand. But this was a good one. A great story with plenty going on and lots of pace too.
Thoroughly recommend it.
I’ve now listened to all three stories in this boxed set, and overall I have to say that they were disappointing. It’s a real shame though. They had the potential to be way better than this, but the production was just not up to the normal Big Finish standard, and I’m a little shocked by that really. It leaves me in two minds as to whether or not to go for the next set of Blake’s 7 stories.
Maybe I need to take a closer look at the next set before jumping in.
Ok, by no means the greatest, but certainly a very credible story for the 4th Doctor, and with some very interesting dimensions to the story. There seems to be elements relating to tax, i.e. a corridor called P45 and the guards being the internal retinue, but also a lot of suggestions that the story was also about the BBC at the time and the bureaucratic nature of the organisation.
Whichever it is, or even if it is both I don’t mind really. It was a good story with some interesting ideas and of course a performance from Blake’s 7′s own Michael Keating which pre-dates his role as Vila.
I enjoyed it anyway.
The second part of the first box set of Liberator Chronicles. This time a story all about Vila. Although it seemed to take a while to get going it wasn’t a bad story really, but it lacked pace and excitement. Perhaps partly because it was a largely narrated story.
So far the chronicles boxed set hasn’t lived up to my expectations. I’ve only one more CD to go!
I’d been really looking forward to getting this set of three stories. They arrived this morning and I’ve just finished listening to the first of them. So far I’m sad to say that I’m a little disappointed in them. For a start it isn’t a full cast drama, it’s effectively narrated by Paul Darrow with some additional voice from Michael Keating. That’s ok, but really I’d have preferred a full cast for this. Secondly, the story was ok, but not brilliant.
So I’m hopeful that the next two stories will live up to my expectations a little better. I’ll let you know as I go.
This is the one I was missing. An interesting experiment almost with the 8th doctor. The main reason I decided to buy it was to get the first Mary Shelley story, which did set the scene very well.
I enjoyed the other stories too, some more than others. But most of all it opened me up to the other 8th Doctor stories that are out there. Not big finish stuff, not audio. Now I have to decided if I’m going to get into those too!