Holding himself responsible for Gan's death, after Gan was killed by Travis at the Central Control computer complex on Earth. Blake decides to dessert the crew and teleports to the surface ... See full summary »

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Holding himself responsible for Gan's death, after Gan was killed by Travis at the Central Control computer complex on Earth. Blake decides to dessert the crew and teleports to the surface of a volcanic planet, where he finds he is not alone. Travis is standing trial at Federation HQ for the massacre of innocent people. Travis's trial is Serverlan's cover up of the incident at the Central Control computer complex. Written by Daniel Williamson

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This is the last episode in which Gan is mentioned. See more »

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Fleet Warden-General Samor: Do I take it you have nothing to say?
Space Commander Travis: The Federation is run by hypocrites and supported by fools. I'm glad to be rid of you all.
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Trial
4 July 2008 | by (prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com) – See all my reviews

"Trial" is an interesting episode following up on the events in "Pressure Point", with Servalan covering up for the incident at the Central Control computer complex by sending Space Commander Travis to certain death through a trial at the Federation headquarters. On the Liberator the crew find themselves deserted by Blake, who blames himself for Gan's death and teleports to a volcanic planet where he discovers that he is not alone.

Although the alien on the planet Blake teleports to is a bit rubbish the planet itself is nicely-realized and that side of the story is quite intriguing and entertaining. "Trial" is directed quite well by Derek Martinus, whose work on Doctor Who was generally of a high standard in my opinion. The less interesting portion of the episode is the Liberator crew discussing Blake's disappearance and its aftermath. The trial takes up a relatively short time but works nicely.

8/10


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