Another good story from the liberator chronicles. In keeping with the original stories and quite a lot of fun to listen to. I really should get the other box sets at some point too.
The Liberator Chronicles are good stories, and I’ve been enjoying listening to these again, but if there’s one thing I don’t like about them, it’s that these stories aren’t full cast dramas. I suppose that this is simply because I’ve recently listened to the latest Blake’s 7 story ‘Fractures’, which was a full cast drama and which is really good.
Anyway, the chronicles are very good, and I should probably get the rest of them at some point.
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’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.
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!