Written by Peter Anghelides and directed by Ken Bentley, the hour-long drama picks up from the end of Series B with the Liberator acting as the sole line of defence against a massive alien invasion fleet, while Blake and his crew desperately await the arrival of help from the most unlikely of sources – President Servalan and her Federation forces…
Warship stars Gareth Thomas as Roj Blake, Paul Darrow as Kerr Avon, Michael Keating as Vila Restal, Sally Knyvette as Jenna Stannis, Jan Chappell as Cally, Jacqueline Pearce as Servalan and Alistair Lock as Zen and Orac.
“This is the Blake’s 7 episode that we’ve always wanted to hear,” says producer David Richardson. “It fills in the missing gap in the mythology, following the Galactic War, and ultimately to Blake and Jenna’s departure as members of the Liberator crew. And it tells a whole lot more too – that alien attack force is actually far more destructive than expected, but the Federation may just have a surprise line of defence…”
At the time of the original broadcast of Star One, the cliffhanger of Series B, it was rumoured that the Daleks were in the ships that came to attack the Federation. That didn’t prove to be the case, but no doubt there will be some unexpected surprises.
The double-disc set will be released in February 2013, with a second disc containing interviews; an ebook novelisation will also be available.