Episode Review – Project Avalon

Blake threatens to kill Servalan and Travis

I’ve just finished watching series A episode 9, “Project Avalon”. What an amazing episode. Terry Nation (and Chris Boucher) did an amazing job of making every scene have great dialogue and action. The story didn’t stop or slow down through its entire 50-minute run.

Gareth Thomas was, of course, fantastic as Blake and Paul Darrow once again provided a stunning performance as Kerr Avon, who is now my favourite of the Liberator crew. One of my major qualms with this episode was that Avalon (Julia Vidler) simply didn’t appear enough! Even when her robot clone was aboard the Liberator she had very little to say or do. The ending of the episode also seemed very rushed. What happened to Avalon? By the next episode, she had simply disappeared, with no explanation given. I hope to see her return in a future episode.

A huge highlight of this story for me was seeing more of Servalan. Commander Travis is way too boring and generic for me, and Servalan makes up for that perfectly. She seems to be the only one in the Federation with any sense and, because of that, she might as well be trying to catch Blake herself!

Overall, I’d say Project Avalon was in my top 3 episodes of the series so far.

Rating: 4/5


3 thoughts on “Episode Review – Project Avalon

  1. Yes, that was a fun episode. You can clearly see in this episode how ruthless and cruel the Federation can be, as the poor young man who got the full force of Servalan’s experimental poison capsule soon found out.

    I thought it was a shame that Chevner was killed. He looked like he would be a very useful kind of guy to join the crew – seemed very competent with his weapon.

    I don’t know if you noticed one of Avalon’s people was stunt man Stuart Fell. He was in a lot of classic Doctor Who episodes. In fact, keep your eyes peeled for loads of Doctor Who actors, props and locations in every episode. Did you notice John Leeson (K9) and Barry Jackson (cockney Time Lord, Drax) in Mission to Destiny?

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  2. Yes, he was Alpha Centauri! 😀 I think he was also the stunt double for Katy Manning in The Sea Devils, when “she” climbs up the ladder to the sea fort. There was a lot of wiggling going on I seem to remember.


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