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House Guests
Cygnus Bazza
Picking up from the 'names' thread...

Which of the posse would have made the best house guest at Christmas or some other such time of communal cheer?

To my mind, probably Cally. I'm sure she'd have pitched in to help with the washing up and thrown herself into a game of charades with great gusto. As for Avon, he might be a bit of a killjoy but at least he'd be able to help you iron out those irritating long-term glitches with your laptop/wifi. Vila would simply clean out your drinks cabinet (and probably hoover all the Twiglets). I reckon Blake would just talk 'shop' most of the time. Soolin would be world-class at POV Playstation games and wipe the floor with everyone on the Wii. Meanwhile Gan would be out in the back garden stabilising your wobbly fence panel, even if you hadn't asked him to.
 
GanMiniMe
Oh! Oh! Oh! I love thinking about stuff like this!! I think all of them except perhaps Vila. Much as I love him I wouldnt want him in my house. Hed probably be one of those people who gets wasted and then tries to cook something and ends up burning down the house.

Why do I get the feeling Cally would be really good at pillow fights??
 
Cygnus Bazza
Agreed! Cally would also be first one up in the morning and stick the kettle on. Vila would spill milk in the fridge and probably break a cistern at some point too. Avon would head out for a grumpy morning walk, on his own, and not tell anyone where he'd been when he got back. Blake would still be talking 'shop' at breakfast. Tarrant would have a long lie-in. Jenna would skip breakfast and try to get everyone to play a game of tag laserquest, but Dayna and Soolin would trump her by organising a game of hide and seek-locate-destroy. Gan would go out and take another look at that fence panel.
 
Travisina
On a similar topic, when we interview the cast & crew, we always finish by asking which of the B7 characters they'd like to take to a bar. We got some great answers, for example:

Paul Darrow:
"Unsurprisingly, perhaps, Servalan would be my choice. But it wouldn't be to a bar - I'd take her to a Michelin starred restaurant!"

Sally Knyvette:
"I think Cally and I would go to a bar and pick up unusual individuals. We'd hang around for some interesting space pirates who show real potential and zest for life, and who have some get up and go!"

Cavan Scott (Big Finish producer):
"Vila would be good to go for a drink with, because he would make you laugh and you know you're going to be there for the long haul, a bit of a session. The trouble is, he would drink you out of all your money, wouldn't he? But Vila's the obvious one, and I don't want to be that obvious... No, I'd love to go for a drink with Servalan. Because let's face it, it would be a fabulous drink! It would be very dangerous as well, the most dangerous date in the galaxy. Yeah, I'd go for a drink with Servalan and hopefully survive!"

John Ainsworth (Big Finish Producer)
"It would have to be Cally. I think she would be an interesting companion and the easiest to have a conversation with - even if we disagreed on certain subjects, she would at least listen to my point of view."

Christopher Cooper (Big Finish writer):
"I wouldnt want to go to a bar with just one of the characters. It would be nice to have a little group, for a pint and a chat. Vila is the first one who springs to mind. Hed tell some funny stories, it would be a fun evening. But youd have to watch him, because hed probably get tipsy and take it a bit too far.
I wouldnt invite Avon or Blake. It could get a bit heated if you went to a pub with Avon - youd end up having a difference of opinion, or hed just sneer at you. The same with Blake, except it would get political. You wouldnt want to have the Brexit conversation with Blake!
Cally would be fun to hang out with, and Jenna would be a good laugh too. Possibly Tarrant, he might let his hair down and relax, but weve got history and it might be uncomfortable. Dayna would be too busy working on some weapon design, so shed decline the invite anyway. And I wouldnt trust Soolin in a bar. Shed get into a fight!
So, Id like to go to the pub with Vila, Cally and Jenna and Gan, if he wasnt dead by that point. Afterwards, wed go on somewhere like Pizza Express. That would be a really nice evening!"

Una McCormack (Big Finish Writer):

"Oh, Vila, obviously. It would be huge fun. You'd end up out of pocket you'd have paid for all the drinks and he'll have nicked your wallet, but you'll have been to the best bars and had an absolute hoot!"

Trevor Baxendale (Big Finish Writer):
"None of them, really - I can't think of any that would be great company in a bar. Soolin would be great to walk in with, but she'd probably get bored very quickly and shoot me just for target practice!"

And if you'd like to read the full interviews, you can find them HERE
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Joe Dredd
GanMiniMe wrote:
Why do I get the feeling Cally would be really good at pillow fights??


Well, there is one episode where she seems to be walking around in her pyjamas...
 
Cygnus Bazza
Regarding the bar thing, I'd want Avon on my darts team (his icy cool would be a real asset when picking off double sixteen) while I bet Dayna would be an absolute hotshot at pool. But who would be permanently on their mobile/cell phone while you were trying to talk to them? Soolin?
 
GanMiniMe
Travisina, thanks so much for those snippets! Quite interesting to see how several of them highlighted the risks of drinking with Vila, but not everybody would have been put off by them!!

I agree that a group would be more interesting than a single character- the chemistry between them all really made the show. But Id love to drink with Gan (perhaps unsurprisingly). Ive often had the feeling that he is a much more interesting character than was explored in the show. He isnt the dominant personality in the group, but that doesnt mean he doesnt have any at all- he just doesnt feel the need to flaunt it.

The idea of having Blakes 7 as house guests has prompted me to imagine a fanfic where theyre staying at mine!! Its kept me entertained on the bus ride home this evening...
 
Cygnus Bazza
I, quite literally, cannot wait to read that!
 
Grade Four Ignorant
Gan would be good company. I reckon he'd like a good curry, a few pints of the brown stuff and you'd be able to kickback and watch the rugby with him. He's the one guest I can certainly imagine who'd make sure he'd bring you a little present - a nice bottle of wine or something - if he came round to stay.

Vila would certainly be a good laugh at parties with his magic tricks, but I'd hide the silverware before he came round.
 
Anniew
I havent read those interviews for ages Travisina. I think thats the best interview by Paul Ive ever read.

As for evenings out, probably Blake. Wed talk politics ant eat shepherds pie. Hed drink beer. Id have a gin.

Del Grant would be the most attentive dinner partner I think.

Id say Avon, but Id be so overcome Id be speechless and pretty boring company. And Id probably disgrace myself and knock a glass over in his lap.

I think Id enjoy talking to Soolin, Jenna and Cally about their former lives before B7.

Im a bit too light weight a drinker to outlast Vila!
Just because I can't sing doesn't mean I won't.
 
rojkerr1
Vila would do good tricks
 
stormypetrel
It might answer the shipping question if they stayed over, because for me to have enough beds two people would need to share the double in the front room (and Id be relegated to the kitchen floor!)
 
Cygnus Bazza
stormypetrel wrote:

It might answer the shipping question if they stayed over, because for me to have enough beds two people would need to share the double in the front room (and Id be relegated to the kitchen floor!)


Avon and Vila fighting over one inadequate floral duvet would be quite magnificent.
 
GanMiniMe
Funnily enough, Avon and Vila being forced to share a spare bed features in the fanfic in my head which I have not written down. This one is for my own amusement.
 
stormypetrel
Cygnus Bazza wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

It might answer the shipping question if they stayed over, because for me to have enough beds two people would need to share the double in the front room (and Id be relegated to the kitchen floor!)


Avon and Vila fighting over one inadequate floral duvet would be quite magnificent.

GrinGrin
You realise that image will now float into my mind unbidden every time I look at the spare bed?

And poor Vila would have to endure it stone cold sober, because I havent so much as a corkscrew in the house...
 
Cygnus Bazza
stormypetrel wrote:

GrinGrin
You realise that image will now float into my mind unbidden every time I look at the spare bed?

Oh dear! Time to rearrange the furniture, perhaps... (Out of interest, who would be on the left and who would be on the right? Who would be nearest the light switch? And who would create the biggest disturbance if they had to get up in the night?????Shock)
GanMiniMe: You can't POSSIBLY leave that idea dangling... The world implores you to commit that tale to print!!!Happy
 
Travisina
stormypetrel wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

It might answer the shipping question if they stayed over, because for me to have enough beds two people would need to share the double in the front room (and Id be relegated to the kitchen floor!)


Avon and Vila fighting over one inadequate floral duvet would be quite magnificent.

GrinGrin
You realise that image will now float into my mind unbidden every time I look at the spare bed?

And poor Vila would have to endure it stone cold sober, because I havent so much as a corkscrew in the house...

Vila would have a hip flask (or several) with him, never fear!
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One Spare Part
stormypetrel wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

It might answer the shipping question if they stayed over, because for me to have enough beds two people would need to share the double in the front room (and Id be relegated to the kitchen floor!)


Avon and Vila fighting over one inadequate floral duvet would be quite magnificent.

GrinGrin
You realise that image will now float into my mind unbidden every time I look at the spare bed?

And poor Vila would have to endure it stone cold sober, because I havent so much as a corkscrew in the house...

Do you think the man who could open any lock when he's scared enough would be fazed by lack of corkscrews?
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
stormypetrel
Cygnus Bazza wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

GrinGrin
You realise that image will now float into my mind unbidden every time I look at the spare bed?

Oh dear! Time to rearrange the furniture, perhaps... (Out of interest, who would be on the left and who would be on the right? Who would be nearest the light switch? And who would create the biggest disturbance if they had to get up in the night?????Shock)

After due consideration, I think the disturbance would go something like this: if Im being forced to sleep in the kitchen, the only way for me to get the bathroom without passing anyone is out of the back door, round the house and back in the front door. Vila (only half asleep because Avon will clearly win the duvet fight, and the heating goes off at night) will hear noises, wake Avon, and convince him that its not a ploy to win back the duvet just in time for him to try and shoot the intruder coming in the front door. I like to think that at this point I am good at ducking... Then Blake, Gan, Cally and Jenna will all pile down the stairs to see what the fuss is- I bet one of the girls has the sense to put the light on!- and well end up having to put the kettle on (and empty any remaining contents of Vilas flask, Travisina!) while we concoct a story about poachers in the back field to explain the gunshots to the neighbours.

On second thoughts, I think it might be rather less bother not to invite them...Shock
 
Cygnus Bazza
Superb stuff! Grin

Maybe invite them, but not to stay - just get them to book in at the local Travelodge. I'd love to be earwigging at the next table while they're having breakfast. (Extra hash browns for Gan. Just a grapefruit half for Cally. I'm certain Avon would be a toast-and-black-coffee-only man.)
 
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