Fractures (1.1)

Big Finish Classic B7 Release

The story begins with the Liberator under attack from 5 Federation warships, commanded by Travis. Jenna uses her tactical skills to help them escape in a rather brilliant fashion but then they’re hit in the engines and are adrift in a derelict ship zone. They seem to escape unscathed but of course Blake’s altruism allows the monster of the story in. And the crew is separated and communications are compromised. And it all escalates from there!

This story has some strange undertones at first but then you realize what’s going on long before the crew of the Liberator does. This is the one time that you wish Zen was just a bit more cognizant of what he was being asked to do and by whom. Plus the teleport activates itself? Really? Can it do that? Huh. I rather enjoyed this story and the derelict ship zone is a fantastic storyline that gives the ominous edge to the story. For once the crew isn’t dealing with other humans…

Michael Keating (Vila), Paul Darrow (Avon), Gareth Thomas (Blake), Jan Chappell (Cally), Sally Knyvette (Jenna), Brian Croucher (Travis), Alistair Lock (Zen/Orac), Bethan Walker (Mutoid)

Writer: Justin Richards

Director: Ken Bentley

Release: January 2014

Laura Vilensky 2019