lost_spook: (b7 - tarrant/dayna)
[personal profile] lost_spook
Some nice things:

1. I have been catching up with some Big Finish, and have been listening to some more Eight and Lucie (I wish they weren't so much shorter - it makes them terribly more-ish!). I got to The Zygon Who Fell to Earth and was interested to see it had Steven Pacey in (who is, of course, Tarrant in Blake's 7). I wondered what he'd sound like now (and, yes, I KNOW he's in a Spooks episode, but I haven't seen that one since I've seen B7) and he was puuting on a West Country accent, drat him. And then being a Zygon. And then singing.

So, um, now the story is The One With Tarrant the Singing West Country Zygon. And to check it was him singing, I looked him up, and I hadn't realised he'd also been a bit of a West End star (apparently he got an Olivier award for playing Bertie Wooster in Andrew Lloyd-Webber's By Jeeves. Now I am all intrigued. Are there any clips of this?). I'm not usually one for bothering about rl actor details for characters, but there really ought to be some sort of cracky B7 fic in that, probably with Vila trying to make money out of it. (And then I also thought that B7 would work really well as an AU in which 'B7' was a pop group, with rivalry and people going solo, and rival bands funded by an evil corporation. It would explain the outfits. And I may have been delirious, yes. Sorry.)

... And I will be back another time with further delirium, as I see it is time for lunch now. :-)

(You can hear bits of it in this Behind the Scenes from R7 Here. There's a clip of the song at 3.14)

Date: 20 Mar 2011 01:23 pm (UTC)
ext_3965: (Eight & Lucie)
From: [identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com

Eight'n'Lucie are awesome!

Date: 20 Mar 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
ext_3965: (Gallifrey)
From: [identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com

I've spent 5 hours today listening to 'Galiifrey IV'... It was BRILLIANT!

Date: 20 Mar 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
ext_3965: (Romana II as Four)
From: [identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com
That's a shame - Gallifrey is really good fun - and Season 4 is absolutely fascinating (features some of the main DW actors, but in different roles).

I tried the first Kaldor City audio and couldn't get on with it. Glad to know you're enjoying them. Have you tried times_champion on eBay? He often has them for sale (new not second hand).

Date: 20 Mar 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
ext_3965: (Audio Love)
From: [identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com
Well I suppose they might...!

Ah - no, I haven't/don't...

Date: 21 Mar 2011 08:03 am (UTC)
ext_3965: (Martha Jones Commando)
From: [identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com
I'd catch up quicker if I didn't persist in re-listening to my favourites!

I suspect I'd have got more out of Kaldor City had I watched B7 first.

Date: 22 Mar 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
ext_3965: (6 with umbrella and TARDIS)
From: [identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com
I regularly re-listen to Chimes, Jubilee, The Apocalypse Element, Lanyon Moor, Circular Time, and others.

Well, I've not read Corpse Marker...

Date: 20 Mar 2011 01:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ironychan.livejournal.com
Who is that in your icon? Because she is gorgeous...

Date: 20 Mar 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] infinitejoys.livejournal.com
LUCIE ♥ Oh, how I love her. I don't want Eight to rejoin the main range and get a new companion :(

I am not sure about the existence of video (my guess is no, if only because historically, West End shows are a lot harder to film than Broadway ones), but there is a cast recording from that production (which I can probably procure if you'd like).

Date: 20 Mar 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
ext_3965: (Eight Console)
From: [identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com
Thread jumping to say Eight can't take Lucie with him because Sheridan's MUCH too busy having a FABULOUS theatre career, darling!

(She won an Olivier for her role in 'Legally Blonde' and she's now in Terrance Rattigan's 'Flare Path'.)

Date: 20 Mar 2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curuchamion.livejournal.com
B7 IS SO OBVIOUSLY A POP GROUP. Definitely. ;-) This explains masses of stuff.

...what about Orac?

Date: 20 Mar 2011 07:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ravenskyewalker.livejournal.com
B7 is hard rock, not pop, just going by Avon's black leather, LOL. I remember that the American fans and fanzine producers, Leah Rosenthal and Ann Wortham, wrote and drew a whole series of wonderfully bizarre B7 tales (satirical, but not far off the mark in how they played with details already there), including Avon getting the chance to be a snarly, spiky, punky rock star. Great stuff. ;-)

Date: 20 Mar 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jjpor.livejournal.com
Avon as some sort of vaguely menacing 70s-80s glam rocker...it makes a surprising amount of sense actually... O.o

Date: 22 Mar 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jjpor.livejournal.com
LOL, well, yeah, Avon's plenty menacing, especially when he's trying to chuck you out of the shuttle to save weight and stuff like that, but glam rock stars probably shouldn't be. :D Although I can think of one or two instances...

Date: 22 Mar 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jjpor.livejournal.com
I know! It's... Yeah, poor Vila! It's the stuff like that that sort of marks B7 out really.

To be a rockstar, he'd have to find a fanbase who were happy to be continually mocked/belittled/sneered at, I suppose. Although, some people might like that kind of thing, maybe.

Date: 21 Mar 2011 01:29 am (UTC)
clocketpatch: A small, innocent-looking red alarm clock, stuck forever at 10 to 7. (8 is love)
From: [personal profile] clocketpatch
Eight and Lucie!!

I sort of came into those audio in all the wrong order (I'm STILL not sure if I've listened to everything properly because I don't understand the arc all that well) but I just listen to the last one the other day... D:

But I'm eager for Eight to rejoin the main range and hope his companion is good. Eight's audios have always been my favourites.

And NICE THINGS!! YAY! You need more of those. :D


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