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Rewatch Downunder - Terminal, Saturday 24th September
M1795537OCVirn
Bit of a sad one, this. We lose Cally and say goodbye to the Liberator (flying through a space algal bloom is never a good idea) while Servalan spends a lot of time and money to bring Blake back, if they're prepared to take her word for it. At least in all the confusion Vila has the sense to rescue Orac.

Most significant line? Avon's "I always thought (Blake's) death and mine might be linked somehow."
Most memorable line? (All together) "Maximum Power!"
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Pilot53
Yes I too was saddened to see Cally die off & Vila calling out to her.
Australia
The Penal Colony
Where Servalan is supreme commander.
 
Pilot53
New members now I've noticed & still each week increasing numbers. Good to see, wonder where they're from?
Australia
The Penal Colony
Where Servalan is supreme commander.
 
Pilot53
I'll wait till others are on line, I'm a bit early & not sure if I'm in the right thread.
Australia
The Penal Colony
Where Servalan is supreme commander.
 
Pilot53
Got friends coming over from Perth. Western Australia & they're bout to board. Should arrive 1am Melbourne time.
Perth is 3hr flight .I'll try & meet up with them tomorrow, they're due back Tuesday & I'm working so can't during the day.
Australia
The Penal Colony
Where Servalan is supreme commander.
 
AnneArthur
Hello Pilot, are we the only ones here? I was having trouble with my internet connection, and really thought I would be late.

I agree, it's nice to have new members!
 
AnneArthur
I've got friends too, coming on Tuesday and Wednesday.
 
AnneArthur
Never mind Avon's and Blake's deaths, their lives seem to be converging. Avon is very reminiscent of Blake at his worst here, presenting his colleagues with a fait accompli and assuming that they will go along with it.
 
AnneArthur
Also role reversal - Tarrant being the sensible one for once, Avon being reckless.
 
AnneArthur
Oh look, another planet where it's a dreich day in the middle of winter. So very Blake's 7.
 
AnneArthur
I was going to ask why Avon doesn't wonder why Blake should choose such a roundabout way of getting Avon to come to him, but then thought of what Blake actually did do in 'Blake'. I have to conclude that Avon knows his man.
Edited by AnneArthur on 24-09-2022 11:02
 
AnneArthur
It seems so sad that something so seemingly trivial should destroy the Liberator.
 
Pilot53
I'm still here...
Australia
The Penal Colony
Where Servalan is supreme commander.
 
AnneArthur
I like that when Avon says 'Blake is alive' it is hard to know whether he is pleased or sorry.
 
Pilot53
Hi Anne, hope you're well, looks like we're the only ones here.
No idea where other are.
Australia
The Penal Colony
Where Servalan is supreme commander.
 
AnneArthur

Pilot53 wrote:

I'm still here...


Oh good! I don't know where everyone else is - this is the second week now that it has been so quiet. And I was looking forward to discussing this episode - it's a very good one.
 
Pilot53
I'd have to say this episode would have to one of the sadest ones. Losing Cally was bad enough but the Liberator!??
Edited by Pilot53 on 24-09-2022 11:11
Australia
The Penal Colony
Where Servalan is supreme commander.
 
AnneArthur

Pilot53 wrote:

Hi Anne, hope you're well, looks like we're the only ones here.
No idea where other are.


I'm fine, and have now been paid, so I'm solvent again. How are you?
 
AnneArthur

Pilot53 wrote:

I'd have to say this episode would have to one of the safest ones. Losing Cally was bad enough but the Liberator!??


I think it was meant to be the end, then they decided to renew for another series. I like Scorpio, but I do miss the Liberator.
 
Pilot53
Glad to hear that. I'm ok been busy & hectic few weeks. The Grand Final was today & Geelong won by 90 points!
Australia
The Penal Colony
Where Servalan is supreme commander.
 
AnneArthur
With hindsight, the signs that the whole meeting with Blake is taking place in Avon's head are there, but I didn't notice them when I first watched this.
 
Pilot53
Me too Anne I'll miss the Liberator. I've seen models on ebay for sale. But at the they're asking bit pricey. I started to build my own hut came to an abrupt holt.
Edited by Pilot53 on 24-09-2022 11:19
Australia
The Penal Colony
Where Servalan is supreme commander.
 
Pilot53
Darn auto checker! Keeps over-riding my text.
Australia
The Penal Colony
Where Servalan is supreme commander.
 
AnneArthur

Pilot53 wrote:

Glad to hear that. I'm ok been busy & hectic few weeks. The Grand Final was today & Geelong won by 90 points!


I'm afraid I had to google that! I had friends at Uni who used to play Aussie rules football - there was even an annual Oxford/Cambridge match at one point. Perhaps there still is. I was up until 1am last night watching Roger Federer's last ever tennis match, so I'm pretty tired this morning. He and Nadal so nearly won, but sadly there was no fairytale ending.
 
Pilot53
Still no one here Anne... Any idea where they are?
Australia
The Penal Colony
Where Servalan is supreme commander.
 
AnneArthur
And even in this hostile environment, Servalan has to have a fur rug . . .
 
AnneArthur

Pilot53 wrote:

Still no one here Anne... Any idea where they are?


No idea. I hope they're OK.
 
AnneArthur
I like the interplay between Avon and Servalan here.
 
Pilot53
Anne the Grand Final is foot ball.
The 2 teams that made the finals played today. Geelong played Sydney Swans & won by 80 points. We play Australian football similar to soccer but more close contact sport. They said it was televised world wide. The attendance was well over 100k
Australia
The Penal Colony
Where Servalan is supreme commander.
 
AnneArthur
I have failed you. I am sorry. What a way to go!
 
Pilot53
Anne I might head off, getting late here. Say hi to all the gang here.
Cheers stay safe & be well
Australia
The Penal Colony
Where Servalan is supreme commander.
 
Pilot53
Yes first time Zen took things personally I felt sorry for him.
Australia
The Penal Colony
Where Servalan is supreme commander.
 
AnneArthur

Pilot53 wrote:

Anne the Grand Final is foot ball.
The 2 teams that made the finals played today. Geelong played Sydney Swans & won by 80 points. We play Australian football similar to soccer but more close contact sport. They said it was televised world wide. The attendance was well over 100k


I'm afraid I don't follow sports very much, but it sounds exciting.
 
Pilot53
See you next week Anne.
I'll be off. A hot drink then bed.
Australia
The Penal Colony
Where Servalan is supreme commander.
 
AnneArthur

Pilot53 wrote:

Anne I might head off, getting late here. Say hi to all the gang here.
Cheers stay safe & be well


Will do! Goodnight, and nice to share the re-watch with you. Hope to see more people here next week.
 
Pilot53
OK.. I'm not a sports person either. So you're not the only one Anne.
Australia
The Penal Colony
Where Servalan is supreme commander.
 
Pilot53
OK Anne see you soon say hi to the gang for me...
Australia
The Penal Colony
Where Servalan is supreme commander.
 
AnneArthur
Expert manipulation of Avon by Servalan here.
 
AnneArthur
Goodnight, Pilot1
 
AnneArthur
How on earth does Servalan not see how badly damaged the Liberator is? Avon is not the only one desperate to believe that something is true.
 
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