Details for the April release of Survival have been released by the BBC and it's a treat. This was never my favourite of stories -- although I do like the suburbanism of the opening episode I find that it loses focus somewhat as it goes along. Not it's fault, but what a shame that the show with that legacy ended with something this inconsistent. I had forgotten though how lovely that final speech is, the one that was rushed in when the show had been canceled. So brilliantly poetic and absolutely in-keeping with what show had been and would become:
"There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, and the sea is asleep, and the rivers dream. People made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, somewhere else the tea's getting cold. Come on, Ace; we've got work to do!"
The dvd extras are really quite intriguing. Along with customary making of documentaries, a second disc looks at the what might have happened with a twenty seventh season and there's a retrospective look at the character of Ace. I wonder if there'll be any mention of their ongoing Big Finish adventures or the Virgin New Adventures. And Search Out Science! Something I'd never thought I'd see and this seems like the perfect place for it.
The Restoration Team also now have an article up about their work and actually it wasn't as straightforward as you'd imagine because of the visual effects used during the scenes in the alien landscapes. It's just a shame that the fan commentary only extends to the final episode. Has anyone we know contributed to this?