Mirror (1.4)

Big Finish Classic B7 Release

I am really enjoying these interviews after the story! It’s fantastic to hear the cast members talking about the story and their own characters, plus reminiscing about what it was like playing them “way back when” versus now. It’s pretty fantastic to hear them laugh, especially Paul Darrow!

This story continues where Drones left off – the team is now heading to Federac, a high security installation. But they stop off on another planet briefly, leaving Cally behind to track down a Federation officer that Jenna wants dead. Blake, Avon, and Vila head to the Federac installation while Cally runs back to the planet and now Orac is left in charge of the Liberator, to steer it wherever he wants. And leaving both parties stranded. Travis is back to hunt down Blake and things don’t quite end up as the team hoped at the end. Better in some ways and worse in others. I rather enjoyed this story though it almost felt like a small but significant chunk was left out with Orac on the Liberator. Without a human to interact with him, he is left out of the story more and his motivations are sidelined, though they cause a lot of what happens. Great overall though! Can’t wait to listen to Cold Fury next – almost glad I didn’t purchase these until later on in the run. Woohoo!

Michael Keating (Vila), Paul Darrow (Avon), Gareth Thomas (Blake), Jan Chappell (Cally), Sally Knyvette (Jenna), Alistair Lock (Zen/Orac), Bethan Walker (Locklan), Hugh Fraser (The President)

Writer: Peter Anghelides

Director: Ken Bentley

Release: April 2014

Laura Vilensky 2019