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The Dialogue of B7: Part 2 - Season B
trevor travis
Summary:

B1: REDEMPTION

BLAKE 159
AVON 112
JENNA 56
VILA 42
ZEN 27
CALLY 26
ALTA 1 22
ALTA 2 18
SLAVE 16
GAN 15
ORAC 7
GUARD 1
TOTAL 501

B2: SHADOW

BLAKE 109
CALLY 77
AVON 72
VILA 70
BEK 50
GAN 49
LARGO 49
JENNA 42
HANNA 28
ZEN 28
ORAC 21
ENFORCER 16
CHAIRMAN 10
VOICE 9
TOTAL 630

B3: WEAPON

SERVALAN 92
TRAVIS 67
COSER 56
BLAKE 52
RASHEL 47
AVON 34
CARNELL 26
JENNA 22
FEN 21
CLONE 2 19
GAN 17
ORAC 16
VILA 15
CALLY 12
OFFICER 10
ZEN 6
CLONE 1 1
VOICE 1
TOTAL 514

B4: HORIZON

BLAKE 127
RO 107
KOMMISSAR 89
AVON 71
JENNA 40
CALLY 38
VILA 37
ZEN 34
ASSISTANT KOMMIASSAR 25
ORAC 22
GAN 20
SELMA 17
GUARD 6
PRIMITIVE 1
TOTAL 634

B5: PRESSURE POINT

BLAKE 129
TRAVIS 65
AVON 59
SERVALAN 58
GAN 45
VILA 39
JENNA 29
VERON 28
CALLY 24
KASABI 23
ARLE 9
BERG 8
MUTOID 6
ZEN 4
FEMALE VOICE 2
TOTAL 528

B6: TRIAL

BLAKE 67
AVON 65
THANIA 43
TRAVIS 43
PAR 36
VILA 33
JENNA 30
SERVALAN 28
SAMOR 27
CALLY 25
ZIL 24
BERCOL 18
RONTANE 17
ZEN 14
LYE 12
ORAC 12
VOICE 9
COMPUTER 6
GUARD 2
TOTAL 511

B7: KILLER

DR BELLFRIAR 106
BLAKE 105
AVON 83
TYNUS 67
GAMBRILL 49
VILA 48
JENNA 32
CALLY 15
WILER 10
BAX 8
TAK 8
VOICE 9
ORAC 4
ZEN 4
INTERCOM 3
TOTAL 551

B8: HOSTAGE

BLAKE 136
AVON 97
VILA 78
JENNA 67
USHTON 60
SERVALAN 51
TRAVIS 47
CALLY 38
INGA 22
MUTOID 21
JOBAN 20
ZEN 20
COMMANDER 19
MOLOK 15
VOICE 9
ORAC 4
TOTAL 704

B9: COUNTDOWN

BLAKE 111
AVON 89
GRANT 87
CAUDER 59
VILA 34
PROVINE 26
JENNA 17
RALLI 17
SELSON 12
ARRIAN 10
VETNOR 10
CALLY 8
TRONOS 6
TOTAL 486

B10: VOICE FROM THE PAST

BLAKE 109
AVON 106
VILA 78
CALLY 57
GLYND 45
JENNA 40
ORAC 34
LE GRAND 32
TRAVIS/SHIVAN 21
SERVALAN 19
ZEN 16
NAGU 14
VOICE 6
TOTAL 577

B11: GAMBIT


SERVALAN 61
KRANTOR 58
CHENIE 52
TRAVIS 43
BLAKE 42
AVON 39
VILA 38
DOCHOLLI 37
JARRIERE 31
JENNA 22
CEVEDIC 19
TOISE 18
CALLY 17
ORAC 11
CROUPIER 6
ZEE 5
VOICE 1
HENCHMAN 1
TOTAL 501

B12: THE KEEPER

GOLA 81
BLAKE 67
JENNA 65
TARA 50
VILA 50
AVON 45
CALLY 29
SERVALAN 27
FOOL 21
TRAVIS 18
ROD 17
ZEN 16
OLD MAN 10
PATROL LEADER 5
GOTH 1
TOTAL 502

B13: STAR ONE

AVON 75
BLAKE 74
VILA 46
SERVALAN 43
JENNA 40
DURKIM 38
CALLY 33
STOTT 33
LURENA 23
ORAC 14
PARTON 13
ZEN 11
TRAVIS 10
KELDAN CONTROL 9
NOVA QUEEN PILOT 9
VOICE 9
LEETH 5
MARKOV 4
INTERROGATOR 1
TOTAL 490
 
trevor travis
Character-by-character:

CHARACTER: (Roj) BLAKE
POSITION IN END CREDITS: 1st

B1 Redemption 1st 159 31.74%
B2 Shadow 1st 109 17.30%
B3 Weapon 4th 52 10.12%
B4 Horizon 1st 127 20.03%
B5 Pressure Point 1st 129 24.43%
B6 Trial 1st 67 13.11%
B7 Killer 2nd 105 19.06%
B8 Hostage 1st 136 19.32%
B9 Countdown 1st 111 22.84%
B10 Voice From The Past 1st 109 18.89%
B11 Gambit 5th 42 8.38%
B12 The Keeper 2nd 67 13.35%
B13 Star One 2nd 74 15.10%
TOTALS 1287 18.05%
No of episodes 13
Average lines per episode 99.00

Season A:
TOTALS 1444 24.03%
No of episodes 13
Average lines per episode 111.08

Variance with Season A:
TOTALS -157 -5.98%
Average lines per episode -12.08

First line in Season B: “All right, Zen. Run it again for me, will you?”
Last line in Season B: “Avon, for what it is worth, I have always trusted you, from the very beginning.”

CHARACTER: JENNA (Stannis)
POSITION IN END CREDITS: 2nd

B1 Redemption 3rd 56 11.18%
B2 Shadow 8th 42 6.67%
B3 Weapon 8th 22 4.28%
B4 Horizon 5th 40 6.31%
B5 Pressure Point 7th 29 5.49%
B6 Trial 7th 30 5.87%
B7 Killer 7th 32 5.81%
B8 Hostage 4th 67 9.52%
B9 Countdown 6th= 17 3.50%
B10 Voice From The Past 6th= 40 6.93%
B11 Gambit 10th 22 4.39%
B12 The Keeper 3rd 65 12.95%
B13 Star One 5th 40 8.16%
TOTALS 502 7.04%
No of episodes 13
Average lines per episode 38.62

Season A:
TOTALS 602 10.02%
No of episodes 13
Average lines per episode 46.31

Variance with Season A:
TOTALS -100 -2.98%
Average lines per episode -7.69

First line in Season B: “What are they, Blake?”
Last line in Season B: “They can't all come through that gap at once.”

CHARACTER: (Kerr) AVON
POSITION IN END CREDITS: 3rd

B1 Redemption 2nd 112 22.36%
B2 Shadow 3rd 72 11.43%
B3 Weapon 6th 34 6.61%
B4 Horizon 4th 71 11.20%
B5 Pressure Point 3rd 59 11.17%
B6 Trial 2nd 65 12.72%
B7 Killer 3rd 83 15.06%
B8 Hostage 2nd 97 13.78%
B9 Countdown 2nd 89 18.31%
B10 Voice From The Past 2nd 106 18.37%
B11 Gambit 6th 39 7.78%
B12 The Keeper 6th 45 8.96%
B13 Star One 1st 75 15.31%
TOTALS 947 13.28%
No of episodes 13
Average lines per episode 72.85

Season A:
TOTALS 711 11.83%
No of episodes 12
Average lines per episode 59.25

Variance with Season A:
TOTALS 236 1.45%
Average lines per episode 13.60

First line in Season B: “Slow or fast, it will still look the same.”
Last line in Season B: “Fire!”

CHARACTER: CALLY
POSITION IN END CREDITS: 4th

B1 Redemption 6th 26 5.19%
B2 Shadow 2nd 77 12.22%
B3 Weapon 14th 12 2.33%
B4 Horizon 6th 38 5.99%
B5 Pressure Point 9th 24 4.55%
B6 Trial 10th 25 4.89%
B7 Killer 8th 15 2.72%
B8 Hostage 8th 38 5.40%
B9 Countdown 12th 8 1.65%
B10 Voice From The Past 4th 57 9.88%
B11 Gambit 13th 17 3.39%
B12 The Keeper 7th 29 5.78%
B13 Star One 7th= 33 6.73%
TOTALS 399 5.60%
No of episodes 13
Average lines per episode 30.69

Season A:
TOTALS 312 5.19%
No of episodes 10
Average lines per episode 31.20

Variance with Season A:
TOTALS 87 0.40%
Average lines per episode -0.51

First line in Season B: “They'll be in range in fifty-one seconds.”
Last line in Season B: “One minute to strike range.”

CHARACTER: VILA (Restal)
POSITION IN END CREDITS: 5th
B1 Redemption 4th 42 8.38%
B2 Shadow 4th 70 11.11%
B3 Weapon 13th 15 2.92%
B4 Horizon 7th 37 5.84%
B5 Pressure Point 6th 39 7.39%
B6 Trial 6th 33 6.46%
B7 Killer 6th 48 8.71%
B8 Hostage 3rd 78 11.08%
B9 Countdown 5th 34 7.00%
B10 Voice From The Past 3rd 78 13.52%
B11 Gambit 7th 38 7.58%
B12 The Keeper 4th= 50 9.96%
B13 Star One 3rd 46 9.39%
TOTALS 608 8.53%
No of episodes 13
Average lines per episode 46.77

Season A:
TOTALS 430 7.16%
No of episodes 13
Average lines per episode 33.08

Variance with Season A:
TOTALS 178 1.37%
Average lines per episode 13.69

First line in Season B: “They must be Federation ships.”
Last line in Season B: “Avon, this is stupid!”

CHARACTER: (Olag) GAN
POSITION IN END CREDITS: 6th

B1 Redemption 10th 15 2.99%
B2 Shadow 6th= 49 7.78%
B3 Weapon 11th 17 3.31%
B4 Horizon 11th 20 3.15%
B5 Pressure Point 5th 45 8.52%
TOTALS 146 2.05%
No of episodes 5
Average lines per episode 29.20

Season A:
TOTALS 254 4.23%
No of episodes 12
Average lines per episode 21.17

Variance with Season A:
TOTALS -108 -2.18%
Average lines per episode 8.03

First line in Season B: “Blake, look”.
Last line in Season B: “Blake! Go! I'm not worth dying for!”

CHARACTER: ZEN
POSITION IN END CREDITS: 7th

B1 Redemption 5th 27 5.39%
B2 Shadow 10th 28 4.44%
B3 Weapon 16th 6 1.17%
B4 Horizon 8th 34 5.36%
B5 Pressure Point 14th 4 0.76%
B6 Trial 14th 14 2.74%
B7 Killer 13th= 4 0.73%
B8 Hostage 12th 20 2.84%
B9 Countdown N/A 0 0.00%
B10 Voice From The Past 11th 16 2.77%
B11 Gambit N/A 0 0.00%
B12 The Keeper 12th 16 3.19%
B13 Star One 12th 11 2.24%
TOTALS 180 2.52%
No of episodes 13
Average lines per episode 13.85

Season A:
TOTALS 193 3.21%
No of episodes 11
Average lines per episode 17.55

Variance with Season A:
TOTALS -13 -0.69%
Average lines per episode -3.70

First line in Season B: “Confirmed. Play back, normal speed.”
Last line in Season B: “Confirmed.”

CHARACTER: ORAC
POSITION IN END CREDITS: N/A

B1 Redemption 11th 7 1.40%
B2 Shadow 11th 21 3.33%
B3 Weapon 12th 16 3.11%
B4 Horizon 10th 22 3.47%
B5 Pressure Point N/A 0 0.00%
B6 Trial 16th 12 2.35%
B7 Killer 13th= 4 0.73%
B8 Hostage 16th 4 0.57%
B9 Countdown N/A 0 0.00%
B10 Voice From The Past 7th 34 5.89%
B11 Gambit 14th 11 2.20%
B12 The Keeper N/A 0 0.00%
B13 Star One 10th 14 2.86%
TOTALS 145 2.03%
No of episodes 13
Average lines per episode 11.15

Season A:
TOTALS 38 0.63%
No of episodes 1
Average lines per episode 38.00

Variance with Season A:
TOTALS 107 1.40%
Average lines per episode -26.85

First line in Season B: “Because that would invalidate the prediction.”
Last line in Season B: “I have passed the message, as you requested. The Space Command strategy computer is now registering the data.”

CHARACTER: (Supreme Commander) SERVALAN
POSITION IN END CREDITS: 8th

B3 Weapon 1st 92 17.90%
B5 Pressure Point 4th 58 10.98%
B6 Trial 8th 28 5.48%
B8 Hostage 6th 51 7.24%
B10 Voice From The Past 10th 19 3.29%
B11 Gambit 1st 61 12.18%
B12 The Keeper 8th 27 5.38%
B13 Star One 4th 43 8.78%
TOTALS 379 5.32%
No of episodes 8
Average lines per episode 47.38

Season A:
TOTALS 131 2.18%
No of episodes 4
Average lines per episode 32.75

Variance with Season A:
TOTALS 248 3.14%
Average lines per episode 14.63

First line in Season B: “Travis, you are pathetic.”
Last line in Season B: “All fighting ships to make maximum speed. Patch this office into the fleet coordination suite. Well, get on with it!”

CHARACTER: (Space Commander) TRAVIS
POSITION IN END CREDITS: 9th

B3 Weapon 2nd 67 13.04%
B5 Pressure Point 2nd 65 12.31%
B6 Trial 3rd= 43 8.41%
B8 Hostage 7th 47 6.68%
B10 Voice From The Past 9th 21 3.64%
B11 Gambit 4th 43 8.58%
B12 The Keeper 10th 18 3.59%
B13 Star One 13th 10 2.04%
TOTALS 314 4.40%
No of episodes 8
Average lines per episode 39.25

Season A:
TOTALS 267 4.44%
No of episodes 5
Average lines per episode 53.40

Variance with Season A:
TOTALS 47 -0.04%
Average lines per episode -14.15

First line in Season B: “That's no concern of yours. You've been paid.”
Last line in Season B: “The final act.”
Edited by trevor travis on 16 February 2014 00:29:06
 
trevor travis
As you can guess from the above, in the end, I decided to give Zen and Orac zeroes for the episodes in which they don't appear, rather than discarding these episodes from their statistics (e.g. Orac's lines per episode is divided by 13 rather than 10). It's not as if they're not on the Liberator for these episodes, so they should count.

Thinking about "Terminal" (where Orac very obviously appears, but without any dialogue), it makes sense.
 
trevor travis
Having said the above, I'm now imagining Zen and Orac going off on a fishing holiday together during "Countdown". Grin
 
trevor travis
GRAND TOTALS:

EP REGULARS SEMI-REGULARS PROG TOTAL GUEST CHAR GRAND TOTAL
B01 444 88.62% 000 0.00% 444 88.62% 057 11.38% 501 100.00%
B02 468 74.29% 000 0.00% 468 74.29% 162 25.71% 630 100.00%
B03 174 33.85% 159 30.93% 333 64.79% 181 35.21% 514 100.00%
B04 389 61.36% 000 0.00% 389 61.36% 245 38.64% 634 100.00%
B05 329 62.31% 123 23.30% 452 85.61% 076 14.39% 528 100.00%
B06 246 48.14% 071 13.89% 317 62.04% 194 37.96% 511 100.00%
B07 291 52.81% 000 0.00% 291 52.81% 260 47.19% 551 100.00%
B08 440 62.50% 098 13.92% 538 76.42% 166 23.58% 704 100.00%
B09 259 53.29% 000 0.00% 259 53.29% 227 46.71% 486 100.00%
B10 440 76.26% 040 6.93% 480 83.19% 097 16.81% 577 100.00%
B11 169 33.73% 104 20.76% 273 54.49% 228 45.51% 501 100.00%
B12 272 54.18% 045 8.96% 317 63.15% 185 36.85% 502 100.00%
B13 293 59.80% 053 10.82% 346 70.61% 144 29.39% 490 100.00%
TOT 4214 59.11% 693 9.72% 4907 68.83% 2222 31.17% 7129 100.00%

Season A:
TOT 3984 66.30% 398 6.62% 4382 72.92% 1627 27.08% 6009 100.00%
VAR 230 -7.19% 295 3.10% 525 -4.09% 595 4.09% 1120 0.00%

Regulars = Blake, Jenna, Avon, Cally, Vila, Gan, Zen and Orac.
Semi-regulars = Travis & Servalan.

The above table shows a shift in the percentage of dialogue from the regular cast to the semi-regular cast and the guest characters between Seasons A & B.

It’s also interesting to note that there are 7129 lines of dialogue in Season B due to 6009 lines of dialogue in Season A. This is largely due to the influx of new writers into B7 during Season B, with different writing styles... plus the fact the production team were probably anxious to avoid expensive action scenes as much as possible!
 
trevor travis
MOST LINES OF DIALOGUE (across Season B ):

BLAKE 1287 (1444) 18.05% (24.03%)
AVON 947 (711) 13.28% (11.83%)
VILA 608 (430) 8.53% (7.16%)
JENNA 502 (602) 7.04% (10.02%)
CALLY 399 (312) 5.60% (5.19%)
SERVALAN 379 (131) 5.32% (2.18%)
TRAVIS 314 (267) 4.40% (4.44%)
ZEN 180 (193) 2.52% (3.21%)
GAN 146 (254) 2.05% (4.23%)
ORAC 145 (38) 2.03% (0.63%)
OTHERS 2222 (1627) 31.17% (27.08%)
TOTAL 7129 (6009) 100.00% (100.00%)

(Season A figures are in brackets)


MOST LINES OF DIALOGUE (in single episode):

1 BLAKE 159 B1
2 BLAKE 136 B8
3 BLAKE 129 B5
4 BLAKE 127 B4
5 AVON 112 B1
6 BLAKE 111 B9
7 BLAKE 109 B2
8 BLAKE 109 B10
9 RO 107 B4
10 DR BELLFRIAR 106 B7
11 AVON 106 B10
12 BLAKE 105 B7
13 AVON 97 B8
14 SERVALAN 92 B3
15 KOMMISSAR 89 B4
16 AVON 89 B9
17 GRANT 87 B9
18 AVON 83 B7
19 GOLA 81 B12
20 VILA 78 B8
21 VILA 78 B10
22 CALLY 77 B2
23 AVON 75 B13
24 BLAKE 74 B13
25 AVON 72 B2
26 AVON 71 B4
27 VILA 70 B2
28 TRAVIS 67 B3
29 BLAKE 67 B6
30 TYNUS 67 B7
31 JENNA 67 B8
32 BLAKE 67 B12

Entries in top thirty-two:
BLAKE 11 (including 7 in top 10!)
AVON 8
VILA 3
RO 1
DR BELLFRIAR 1
SERVALAN 1
KOMMISSAR 1
GRANT 1
GOLA 1
CALLY 1
TRAVIS 1
TYNUS 1
JENNA 1


AVERAGES LINES PER EPISODE (regulars and semi-regulars only):

BLAKE 99.00 (111.08)
AVON 72.85 (59.25)
SERVALAN 47.38 (32.75)
VILA 46.77 (33.08)
TRAVIS 39.25 (53.40)
JENNA 38.62 (46.31)
CALLY 30.69 (31.20)
GAN 29.20 (21.17)
ZEN 13.85 (17.55)
ORAC 11.15 (38.00)

(Season A figures are in brackets)
Edited by trevor travis on 16 February 2014 00:34:31
 
trevor travis
As with Season A, that's now more than enough stats. Will put together the Season B conclusions, probably tomorrow. Again though, the stats already speak for themselves.
 
BradPaula
TT: your maths degree finally seems to be paying off. Thank you for all the work you've done on this. It is really interesting to see the break down of lines per character in percentages. Good work! -Paula
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
trevor travis
Conclusions for Season B:

BLAKE: 1287 lines (-157) 18.05% (-5.98%)
Average lines per episode: 99.00 (-12.08)
Blake’s figures from Season B can be interpreted in two different ways. It could be seen that character is not featured as heavily as in Season A. On the other hand, they could still be seen as positive, as he is still significantly ahead of any other character. For example, his nearest challenger, Avon, only receives more dialogue than Blake in one episode – and then only by one line (in “Star One” ). Blake continues to really dominate such stories such as “Redemption” (a huge 32% share of dialogue) and Pressure Point (24%). He receives the most dialogue in eight out of 13 episodes, although none of those are in the final three episodes of the season, when the production team would have been aware that Gareth Thomas would not be returning for Season C and therefore it was time to share the limelight. Arguably Blake’s dialogue in Season B is more interesting, as his faults become more apparent. Otherwise he is still used to drive the plot of episodes.

AVON: 947 lines (+236) 13.28% (+1.45%)
Average lines per episode: 72.85 (+13.60)
A major gainer in Season B. Avon had already been given much of the best dialogue in Season A. With that series now aired, Paul Darrow’s interpretation of an already fascinating character captured the imagination of both viewers and the series writers alike; the end result being Avon receiving an even greater share of the pie in Season B. From the moment, he is given a 22% share of the dialogue in season-opener “Redemption” (there are some real vocal duels with Blake in that episode), it’s clear that Avon is now viewed as the clear-cut second most important protagonist in B7. With Vila some 339 lines behind him across the season, there is some justification in calling Season B “the Blake and Avon show”. Season A was dominated by Blake; Season B by Blake and Avon (albeit with Avon the junior partner; something he wouldn’t be keen as being described as!). But it is probably fair to say he does have more of the better dialogue than Blake - as with the previous season, Avon is a walking quote machine, with many memorable lines.

VILA: 608 lines (+178) 8.53% (+1.37%)
Average lines per episode: 46.77 (+13.69)
Michael Keating’s extremely likeable Vila is rightly given a bigger slice of the dialogue in Season B. It’s often his dialogue, along with that of Avon, which is the most quotable. Vila still isn’t given an episode where he’s the lead character, but he is consistently the member of the Liberator crew who receives the third largest amount of dialogue – in fact, this happens in six successive episodes (“Trial” to “Gambit”). His double act with Avon really starts to emerge during this season, especially in the two episodes written by Robert Holmes (“Killer” and “Gambit” ). It’s curious that it was considered killing Vila off during this season – what a dreadful mistake that would have proven.

JENNA: 502 lines (-100) 7.04% (-2.98%)
Average lines per episode: 38.92 (-7.69)
One of the lead three characters from Season A, Jenna slips back a bit in Season B, although she does remain an important member of the Liberator crew, as the ship’s pilot. In Season A, Jenna had more dialogue than Avon in 7 of the 12 episodes they both appeared in. In Season B, that only happens once – in “The Keeper”, the only real Jenna showcase of this season (and an episode that came too late in the day to prevent Sally Knyvette seeking pastures new). Although it could be seen that it’s really Vila who is taking her dialogue (with Avon taking some of Blake’s dialogue). Jenna sometimes says something that is quotable, but often her dialogue is fairly functional.

CALLY: 399 lines (+87) 5.60% (+0.40%)
Average lines per episode: 30.69 (-0.51)
Cally remains in the background for much of Season B. She only receives more dialogue than in Season A because she is in three more episodes. Cally’s largest roles in the season come in “Shadow” (12% of the dialogue), “Voice From The Past” (10%) and “Star One” (7%). But too often, she is left on teleport duty, while “Horizon” seems to confirm her role as Liberator nursemaid, having changed somewhat from the guerrilla of “Time Squad”. Also her alien nature is often ignored, and her telepathy is only seldom used. On the plus side, she will stand her ground in discussions with Avon & Blake.

SERVALAN: 379 lines (+248) 5.32% (+3.14%)
Average lines per episode: 47.38 (+14.63)
Season B sees Servalan gradually take over from Travis as the main baddie. She is 8 episodes in Season B, double the figure of Season A. Servalan receives an 18% share of the dialogue in “Weapon” and 12% in “Gambit” – and tops the dialogue chart in both these episodes. Servalan continues to be given some superb dialogue, that is then brought to life in the way that only Jacqueline Pearce can. Servalan remains a very shrewd political manipulator throughout most of Season B (witness her plotting in either “Trial” or “Gambit” ), and it’s no surprise when she seizes the Presidency in “Star One”.

TRAVIS: 314 lines (+47) 4.40% (-0.04%)
Average lines per episode: 39.25 (-14.15)
The decision to recast Travis following the departure of Stephen Grief was a brave one, but Brian Croucher does a good job at doing something very difficult – stepping into another actor’s shoes. In particular, he gives a standout performance in “Trial”. Travis is only in a few scenes in some of his latter stories of Season B, and therefore his average number of lines per episode does decrease, despite the fact he had leading parts in “Weapon”, “Pressure Point” and “Trial”.

ZEN: 180 lines (-13) 2.52% (-0.69%)
Average lines per episode: 13.85 (-3.70)
With the arrogant Orac also now onboard on Liberator, Zen is given less chance to express a personality in Season B. His dialogue is now very functional; he simply obeys the orders of the crew. He does not have any lines in “Countdown” or “Gambit”.

GAN: 146 lines (-108) 2.05% (-2.18%)
Average lines per episode: 29.20 (+8.03)
It was simply too much of a stretch to share the dialogue between six human Liberator crew members. Gan does have a higher number of averages lines per episode in Season B, thanks to a stronger representation in both “Shadow” (which he becomes the conscious of the crew) and the fateful “Pressure Point”.

ORAC: 145 lines (+107) 2.03% (+1.40%)
Average lines per episode: 11.15 (-26.85)
Orac normally only receives a few lines per episode, but when he does, they tend to be entertaining ones from the petulant supercomputer. Orac receives a 6% share of the dialogue in “Voice From The Past”, but does not appear at all in “Pressure Point”, “Countdown” or “The Keeper”.
Edited by trevor travis on 16 February 2014 09:30:58
 
trevor travis
BradPaula wrote:

TT: your maths degree finally seems to be paying off. Thank you for all the work you've done on this. It is really interesting to see the break down of lines per character in percentages. Good work! -Paula


Cheers Paula - I've enjoyed doing it.Cool

A few surprises to come in Seasons C & D...
 
trevor travis
One thing that this exercise he proven so far is that how central Blake was to both Seasons A & B. It makes you aware that re-formatting the show without him needed to be very skillfully done... next up we see how that was done.

In the meantime, any want to guess which character has the most line... in "Death-Watch"?
 
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