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Del Grant
Spaceresearcher
Amazingly this terrific character is making come backs in audio form. Great to see. I always hoped I'd see him again in the television series down the track.
 
JustBrad
Seems to me I've heard of am ardent Del Grant fan somewhere here on the board... Who was it....?
(Hint: Not me, despite the avatar).

i995.photobucket.com/albums/af77/BradPaula/smileys/e28177.gif
There was a young man
From Cork who got Limericks
And Haikus confused.
 
Lurena
JustBrad wrote:

Seems to me I've heard of am ardent Del Grant fan somewhere here on the board... Who was it....?
(Hint: Not me, despite the avatar).

i995.photobucket.com/albums/af77/BradPaula/smileys/e28177.gif


I must have heard of this....
thinking hard.... must be the age....
Lara&Sue's Blake's 7 stories
*No, I am not. I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.*
 
http://lectorisalutem.webs.com/
Spaceresearcher
I'm really curious to see what other stories might be forth coming for more Del Grant.

I'm also wondering if a glimpse of the past might be possible with the Big Finish productions, where Anna Grant, Del Grant and Avon are all friends and perhaps what goes down around that time before Del believes Anna and Avon to be dead?
 
Grade Four Ignorant
I've always wondered why Blake didn't do a better job to persuade Grant to join his team. The conversation they had should have run like this:


BLAKE: You're welcome to come with us, if you want to.

GRANT: Thanks, but no. They still need me down on Albian. Besides, I've got a pretty hefty fee to collect.

BLAKE: Did I tell you about this big room full of jewels and gold we've got?

GRANT: Really?


In my own Alternate Season C, instead of Dayna and Tarrant, the crew are joined by Del Grant, Ven Jarvik and Deeta Tarrant.
 
JustBrad
Lurena wrote:

JustBrad wrote:

Seems to me I've heard of am ardent Del Grant fan somewhere here on the board... Who was it....?
(Hint: Not me, despite the avatar).

i995.photobucket.com/albums/af77/BradPaula/smileys/e28177.gif


I must have heard of this....
thinking hard.... must be the age....


Your age or her age? (runs)
There was a young man
From Cork who got Limericks
And Haikus confused.
 
JustBrad
Grade Four Ignorant wrote:

I've always wondered why Blake didn't do a better job to persuade Grant to join his team. The conversation they had should have run like this:


BLAKE: You're welcome to come with us, if you want to.

GRANT: Thanks, but no. They still need me down on Albian. Besides, I've got a pretty hefty fee to collect.

BLAKE: Did I tell you about this big room full of jewels and gold we've got?

GRANT: Really?


In my own Alternate Season C, instead of Dayna and Tarrant, the crew are joined by Del Grant, Ven Jarvik and Deeta Tarrant.


Grant: Jewels? Only one problem. I give orders, I don't take them.

In my alternate universe, Jenna encounters Grant while on the run post SO. History is made.

Though I like the idea of Grant on Libby 3rd season: He'd be a better foil for Avon than Tarrant, and I can just imagine the
Tarrant / Grant dialogue.
There was a young man
From Cork who got Limericks
And Haikus confused.
 
BradPaula
Spaceresearcher wrote:

I'm really curious to see what other stories might be forth coming for more Del Grant.

I'm also wondering if a glimpse of the past might be possible with the Big Finish productions, where Anna Grant, Del Grant and Avon are all friends and perhaps what goes down around that time before Del believes Anna and Avon to be dead?


I suppose no one on this Forum will be surprised but I have talked to David Richardson and to Jason Haigh-Ellery, Paul Spragg, and Ken Bentley, all of Big Finish, about the character of Del Grant and bringing him back for the Liberator Chronicles audios.

Many who have been on the Forum for some time will know of the grass-roots movement a dozen of us made to Big Finish to bring the character back. It worked, worked so well we got Armageddon Storm out of it.

I have proposed to these gentlemen, and on the Big Finish Forum that perhaps some writer would take up the mantle so to speak and write a sort of 'triangle' story about Del, Anna and Avon at some point. There is a story potential there somewhere and all we need is someone like Caven Scott or Mark Wright to bring it to fruition.

I am holding back a bit of information given to me by David Richardson, when I met him last year at Dimension's con. Let me just say that things are looking up in the ongoing Blake's 7 saga and I am absolutely thrilled about it.

And as for Brad's post above... our love of the characters from Blake's 7 prompted us nearly 30 years ago to start writing fan fiction. First Brad and then me- wrote and then added on to his story all because we could not give up our favorite characters and wanted a continuation of them for our entertainment. That is when Brad wrote his post-Gauda Prime story, "Hunters and Prey" in Horizon #17 about Avon and Vila surviving GP, and teaming up with Del Grant and Jenna (yes, we never thought Blake was right saying she was dead) and having them continue to fight the Federation. His 230 pages and my 175 pages (so far) are testament to the fact that we still are interested in these unique and flawed characters and want more. So hear us, Big Finish. You have not even scratched the surface of our universe- yet. <grin> -Paula
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
BradPaula
Grade Four Ignorant wrote:

I've always wondered why Blake didn't do a better job to persuade Grant to join his team. The conversation they had should have run like this:


BLAKE: You're welcome to come with us, if you want to.

GRANT: Thanks, but no. They still need me down on Albian. Besides, I've got a pretty hefty fee to collect.

BLAKE: Did I tell you about this big room full of jewels and gold we've got?

GRANT: Really?


In my own Alternate Season C, instead of Dayna and Tarrant, the crew are joined by Del Grant, Ven Jarvik and Deeta Tarrant.


In my opinion, Grant used the mercenary profession as a cover. He was a full-fledged freedom fighter and used the money he gained from fighting as a 'mercenary' to fund his campaigns against the Federation. Also, Grant is his own man and would have trouble taking orders from others- especially Blake. If he did join the crew of Liberator, it would only be for a very short time and to help fight the Federation, as in the Big Finish audio, Armageddon Storm. Of course, when he left, he'd probably have convinced Jenna to leave with him- as he is no fool. But then, that's a story for another day..... -Paula
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
In my opinion, Del Grant is actually an insurance salesman. Grin
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

Blake's 7: Trojan Horse (s4 fanfic) - Blake's 7: Through the Needle's Eye (s2 fanfic)

Spaceship Dispatcher's fanfic site
 
President Solvite
It is my firm belief that Grant is not his real surname.. It is in fact Trotter..

Innit... 'ey?
 
http://nothingsforgotten.freeforums.net/
JustBrad
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

In my opinion, Del Grant is actually an insurance salesman. Grin



As in... ?

Grant: Nice planet you got here, shame if anything were to happen to it.

President Sarkoff: Happen to it? What do you mean?

Grant: Things happen all the time. Hostile Federation takeovers, Space Rats, fixed elections, asteroids, inexplicable explosions...

President Sarkoff: Are you threatening me?

Grant: No! I'm here to help you. For a very reasonable fee - on a planetary scale - I can guarantee NOTHING will happen to your nice little planet.

Brigadier: All right, stop the sketch, entirely too silly.
There was a young man
From Cork who got Limericks
And Haikus confused.
 
Spaceresearcher
BradPaula wrote:

Spaceresearcher wrote:

I'm really curious to see what other stories might be forth coming for more Del Grant.

I'm also wondering if a glimpse of the past might be possible with the Big Finish productions, where Anna Grant, Del Grant and Avon are all friends and perhaps what goes down around that time before Del believes Anna and Avon to be dead?


I suppose no one on this Forum will be surprised but I have talked to David Richardson and to Jason Haigh-Ellery, Paul Spragg, and Ken Bentley, all of Big Finish, about the character of Del Grant and bringing him back for the Liberator Chronicles audios.

Many who have been on the Forum for some time will know of the grass-roots movement a dozen of us made to Big Finish to bring the character back. It worked, worked so well we got Armageddon Storm out of it.

I have proposed to these gentlemen, and on the Big Finish Forum that perhaps some writer would take up the mantle so to speak and write a sort of 'triangle' story about Del, Anna and Avon at some point. There is a story potential there somewhere and all we need is someone like Caven Scott or Mark Wright to bring it to fruition.

I am holding back a bit of information given to me by David Richardson, when I met him last year at Dimension's con. Let me just say that things are looking up in the ongoing Blake's 7 saga and I am absolutely thrilled about it.

And as for Brad's post above... our love of the characters from Blake's 7 prompted us nearly 30 years ago to start writing fan fiction. First Brad and then me- wrote and then added on to his story all because we could not give up our favorite characters and wanted a continuation of them for our entertainment. That is when Brad wrote his post-Gauda Prime story, "Hunters and Prey" in Horizon #17 about Avon and Vila surviving GP, and teaming up with Del Grant and Jenna (yes, we never thought Blake was right saying she was dead) and having them continue to fight the Federation. His 230 pages and my 175 pages (so far) are testament to the fact that we still are interested in these unique and flawed characters and want more. So hear us, Big Finish. You have not even scratched the surface of our universe- yet. <grin> -Paula


Totally second that. Except I don't have a copy of Horizon Issue 17, but I'd certainly like to get one, one day(when SC or whoever handles the Horizon merchandise these days is able to take orders again).
 
Travisina
Spaceresearcher wrote:

BradPaula wrote:

Spaceresearcher wrote:

I'm really curious to see what other stories might be forth coming for more Del Grant.

I'm also wondering if a glimpse of the past might be possible with the Big Finish productions, where Anna Grant, Del Grant and Avon are all friends and perhaps what goes down around that time before Del believes Anna and Avon to be dead?


I suppose no one on this Forum will be surprised but I have talked to David Richardson and to Jason Haigh-Ellery, Paul Spragg, and Ken Bentley, all of Big Finish, about the character of Del Grant and bringing him back for the Liberator Chronicles audios.

Many who have been on the Forum for some time will know of the grass-roots movement a dozen of us made to Big Finish to bring the character back. It worked, worked so well we got Armageddon Storm out of it.

I have proposed to these gentlemen, and on the Big Finish Forum that perhaps some writer would take up the mantle so to speak and write a sort of 'triangle' story about Del, Anna and Avon at some point. There is a story potential there somewhere and all we need is someone like Caven Scott or Mark Wright to bring it to fruition.

I am holding back a bit of information given to me by David Richardson, when I met him last year at Dimension's con. Let me just say that things are looking up in the ongoing Blake's 7 saga and I am absolutely thrilled about it.

And as for Brad's post above... our love of the characters from Blake's 7 prompted us nearly 30 years ago to start writing fan fiction. First Brad and then me- wrote and then added on to his story all because we could not give up our favorite characters and wanted a continuation of them for our entertainment. That is when Brad wrote his post-Gauda Prime story, "Hunters and Prey" in Horizon #17 about Avon and Vila surviving GP, and teaming up with Del Grant and Jenna (yes, we never thought Blake was right saying she was dead) and having them continue to fight the Federation. His 230 pages and my 175 pages (so far) are testament to the fact that we still are interested in these unique and flawed characters and want more. So hear us, Big Finish. You have not even scratched the surface of our universe- yet. <grin> -Paula


Totally second that. Except I don't have a copy of Horizon Issue 17, but I'd certainly like to get one, one day(when SC or whoever handles the Horizon merchandise these days is able to take orders again).


While we're still in the process of getting the site rebuilt (you have no idea how much is being done behind the scenes) you can always PM the SC with requests for the fiction zines, photos, Technical Manuals, back issues of the Newsletter etc.
Twitter: @TravisinaB7
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A statement of fact cannot be insolent
 
Spaceresearcher
Thanks for the status update Travisina. I've been waiting for a public announcement as my last emails etc didn't seem to get through or were not replied to, so I figured that things must just be too busy in SC's life at the moment. So I've been waiting for a response before proceeding, not wanting to pester her. I'll refrain from any forum exclamations too if that assists.

I appreciate your hard work by the way Travisina. Thank you.
 
Vanessa Doffenshmirtz
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Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

In my opinion, Del Grant is actually an insurance salesman. Grin

I used to be such a sweet sweet thing
Till they got a hold of me.
 
Psychostrategist
If Del Grant's character has been revived for recent audio stories, I want to see his character collide with Avon after Avon kills Anna. I want to what would probably be Del approaching Avon with a gun in his hand turn into a shattered realization that he never knew his own sister at all and that she was a Federation stooge not the angel they both thought she was.
 
Travisina
Psychostrategist wrote:

If Del Grant's character has been revived for recent audio stories, I want to see his character collide with Avon after Avon kills Anna. I want to what would probably be Del approaching Avon with a gun in his hand turn into a shattered realization that he never knew his own sister at all and that she was a Federation stooge not the angel they both thought she was.

Big Finish have done it! Check out their award-winning 3-part audio
The Armageddon Storm
. This audio (released in 2014) led to Del Grant joining the Liberator crew for further full-cast audio series.

Spoiler-free review of Armageddon Storm here: Review
Twitter: @TravisinaB7
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A statement of fact cannot be insolent
 
Psychostrategist
Excellent. Thank you. That's very tidy. The universe conforms to my needs and expectations for once. Thanks.
 
BradPaula
Psychostrategist: I would have to give up the mantle of 'Tom Chadbon's biggest fan' if I didn't tell you about the other Big Finish Blake's 7 audios co-starring Del Grant.

Travisina mentioned Armegeddon Storm (Liberator Chronicles #3) which sees Grant coming onto the Liberator. But we also have Liberator Chronicles #9 and two of the three audio stories include Grant in the mix. Defector, where Del and Del (Tarrant) 'team up' on a mission, and Secrets, where Grant is saddled with Vila and someone Vila knows from way back.

But even better than that is the Blake's 7 full cast adventures 2.1 through 2.6 which I highly recommend. Grant features in all the stories. Scimitar, Fortuitas, Mindset, Ghost Ship, Devil's Advocate and Truith and Lies. My copy of Scimitar is signed by Jason Haigh-Ellery, executive producer and founder of Big Finish and he wrote "To Paula: Thanks for all the support for B7 and her guys!" I'm a huge supporter of Big Finish, and always suggest the audios to fans. So- long live Del Grant and let's hope they can fit him in a few more audios before the end!
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
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