Tag: Terry Nation

42 Word Review: Blake’s 7 – The Way Back and Cygnus Alpha

Blake’s 7: The Way Back and Cygnus Alpha

by Trevor Hoyle (BBC Audio, 2010)

[first published as Terry Nation’s Blake’s 7 by Sphere, 1977]

{Read by Gareth Thomas and Paul Darrow, respectively}

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A slavish and perfunctory novelisation of the first four episodes of Terry Nation’s dystopian space opera, its cult appeal lent a smidgeon of additional credibility in audio form by the narrative voices of series actors Gareth Thomas (Blake) and Paul Darrow (Avon).

 

42 Word Review: The Man Who Invented the Daleks by Alwyn W. Turner

The Man Who Invented the Daleks: The Strange Worlds of Terry Nation

by Alwyn W. Turner (Aurum, 2011)

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Turner exhaustively researches Terry Nation’s life, shows how the Daleks developed both along- and inside British culture of the 60s and 70s, and contextualises the infamous pepperpots within the broader scope of Nation’s work, from which scrutiny their creator emerges somewhat diminished.