|One of the technicians from Betafarl who travelled to Xenon. He died when the radioactive airborne virus planted by Zukan was released. Zeeona recognised him as he died, calling out his name.|
One of these is Jarc
|Servalan's aide on her visit to Freedom City. His position or rank was never specified, nor indeed his purpose. He appeared to have trouble understanding Servalan's plans, rather limiting his usefulness, and was unaware that Travis had previously worked with Servalan. He might not have been a Federation officer at all, especially given the nature of her visit to Freedom City. He did, however, disconnect Travis" artificial arm under Servalan's direction, and may thus have been a cybersurgeon. Travis described him as looking "like a powderpuff".|
|Formerly a Captain in the Federation's space fleets, when he had commanded the kairopan shuttle at the previous harvest (although Del Tarrant, then a lieutenant, described that as his own first command). Contemptuous of the Federation's willing dependence on computers he resigned the service and became a labourer in the construction grades. Servalan consulted his file, which was shown to bear the number X250824 - whether this was from his Space Command days or his new position in life was never specified.|
|Jarvik claimed that "any fool with three pursuit ships" could take the Liberator, and as an acting major proved it to Servalan, misquoting the Duke of Wellington in the process. She offered him co-rulership of the Federation with her, on condition he retrieve the crew's teleport bracelets after they had been marooned on Kairos. He defeated Tarrant in a one-to-one contest, and was grappling with Dayna when he was forced to teleport aboard. He died when he tried to prevent Shad shooting Dayna in cold blood.|
Described by Servalan as a "superior grade citizen of the Federation", Jenna
first met Blake in the holding cell awaiting transportation to Cygnus Alpha,
where she described herself as a "free trader", which Vila interpreted as
In the Way Back
She joined Blake in attempting to take the London, and was put aboard
the drifting Liberator with Blake and Avon. She remained with Blake,
leaving with him, according to Cally, when the ship had to be abandoned in
the closing stages of the Intergalactic War. On Sarran, Avon was told by Zen
that she was on a hospital ship with superficial injuries, and in
Powerplay Zen stated that Jenna was injured whilst in her life capsule
and was now en route to Morphenniel on a neutral cargo ship. She would thus
appear to have been separated from Blake soon after leaving the
Some hints of her past prior to meeting Blake are given in some episodes. In
Project Avalon it was revealed that she had met Avalon before, but
only once in unspecified circumstances. The android Avalon did not appear to
recognise her, and Jenna showed no surprise at this. In Bounty she
was reunited with the Amagon pirate Tarvin, with whom she had hid from 300
customs guards in the mountains on Zolat-4. She saved Tarvin's life during
this period. In Shadow she revealed that she had previously dealt
with Largo (whom she denied was her "friend"), and that she had refused to
run a consignment of shadow from Callisto to Earth once she found out what it
was. Fear of the death penalty was not her reason for turning the offer
down. She was arrested soon after, and later suspected Largo of having a
hand in this. It may well have been this arrest that led to her being
shipped to Cygnus Alpha. This was not, however, explicitly stated. |
Bodycount: In Time Squad she asked Avon if he thought he could kill someone face-to-face, and didn't sound too sure of her own ability to do so. However, Jenna can claim to be the first person to score a kill with a Liberator handgun, killing two of the guardians in Time Squad. She later claimed at least 4 troopers in Project Avalon. In Gambit Blake had to persuade her not to kill Travis. She effectively killed Molok by teleporting him into deep space.
Significant brawls: Jenna grappled with two of the programmed guardians; fought Keera in Duel; disabled three of Tarvin's henchmen; and knocked out a scavenger on Cephlon in trying to escape from their camp.
Significant injuries: Injuries were few: she was hit on the left shoulder by a tool thrown by one of the programmed guardians; knocked unconscious by Gan when his limiter malfunctioned; rendered unconscious by the scavengers; affected by severe radiation sickness as a result of visiting Cephlon; tortured by the Kommissar on Horizon; and was reported by Zen as having suffered superficial injuries in a life capsule malfunction when abandoning Liberator during the Intergalactic War.
Captured by: Keera in Duel (who wanted to take blood from her, but was stopped from doing so by Travis); by the Amagons in Bounty, although she was allowed a limited amount of freedom; by the scavengers in Deliverance, where her attempt to escape failed and she was rescued by Avon; by the Altas in Redemption; by the natives of Horizon, where she was tortured by the Kommissar and forced to work in the mines; and by Molok, whom she later teleported into space. In The Web her mind was temporarily under the control of Saymon, who used her as a mouthpiece to talk to the rest of the crew. In The Keeper she was temporarily transfixed by Tara's powers.
Notable rescues: She rarely had the opportunity to risk her life saving other members of the crew, but betrayed Tarvin's trust in her to release the others in Bounty, and teleported down to Earth in Pressure Point, where she used Servalan as a hostage to secure the release of Blake, Avon, Vila and Gan from Travis. By teleporting Molok into deep space in Hostage she prevented Travis from gaining control of the Liberator.
Places visited: Jenna set foot on UP-Duel, UP-Project Avalon,
Cephlon, Space World, Space City, Zonda, Horizon, Earth, Exbar, Asteroid
P-K118, Atlay, Freedom City, and Goth - a total of 13 planets/space stations.
If what Blake told Tarrant is to be believed, she also spent some time on
Gauda Prime. |
Her chief skill was in piloting, and on a few occasions it was only her
expertise that saved the ship and its crew. Blake gave her control of the
ship in Duel whilst he discussed strategy with Avon and Cally, and in
Breakdown where he had to hunt down an escaped Gan as the ship plunged
into a gravitation vortex. Jenna's knowledge of space craft was useful on
many occasions, and her prior contacts with such people as Avalon, Tarvin and
Largo suggest that she had widely travelled before being arrested (although
her meeting with Largo was on Callisto, in the Solar System).|
Other notable actions include persuading Blake not to grieve over Cally's
apparent death in Seek-Locate-Destroy, working with Cally to distract
Chenie as Blake hunted for Docholli in Gambit, and informing the
Federation of the approaching alien fleet in Star One. Renor in
Breakdown described her as "a celebrity", indicating how Blake and his
crew were becoming well known for their exploits |
Jenna frequently exhibited a mind full of strong, perhaps even fixed
opinions. She took an instant dislike to Cally, apparently centred on the
fact that Cally was an alien: it was some while before they were evidently
friends. Although her personal commitment to Blake's cause was unsteady, she
had a very definite view of the Federation. "They're human", said Blake, of
the Federation personnel on Fosforon, to which Jenna replied, "I need proof
of that". Cally in The Web told her she was "very practical", and she
proved to be decisive in thought and readily prepared, if not always willing,
to take risks.|
Jenna was last mentioned by Blake on Gauda Prime, where he described her to Tarrant as a "young smuggler, actually", who had taught him how to use a random flight program. He further explained that she died running the blockade around the planet, and hit the self-destruct, taking "half a squadron of gunships with her".
Planet on which Blake reportedly died of his wounds and was cremated a year before the Liberator was destroyed at Terminal. Servalan told Avon this, and she appeared to believe it, untrue though it later turned out to be. Did Blake's clone (from Weapon) die here?
At least a total of 75 characters, 51 named and 24 unnamed, wore jewellery in the series. The following list is very subjective, both in terms of whether the characters wore jewellery, and what the jewellery was made of. While I have used late twentieth-century Earth terms to describe the metals and gemstones depicted, such metals and stones could have been of types unknown to that period; because, as an example, gold was supposed to be, according to Tarrant in Gold, `virtually mined out' except on Zerok.
1. Named characters: These are the characters whose names are known.
|Bayban||Earring||Small, circular, flat and golden, in his right ear. (City at the Edge of the World)|
|Broach||In the shape of a skull, golden, attached to the upper chest of his costume. (City at the Edge of the World)|
|Benos||Necklace||Chain, golden. (Assassin)|
|Bracelet||Avon's Scorpio teleport bracelet, worn on his left wrist, until it was taken off him by Nebrox. (Assassin)|
|Blake||Medallion||Silverish, attached to a black string or thong. (The Web, Breakdown)|
|Boorva||Ring||Golden, on the fourth finger of his left hand. (Warlord)|
||Necklaces||Collar||Golden, composed of what appeared to be rough-surfaced
rectangles, as part of a noose, that ran down almost to her belt.
||Medallions||Belt||Composed of the same rough-surfaced golden rectangles as the
collar mentioned previously, with a belt buckle, also composed of the
same materials. (Weapon)
||Bracelets||Composed of similar materials as the collar and belt
mentioned previously, on both wrists. (Weapon)
Golden, crab-shaped, set with a large red stone, on her left breast. (Assassin)
||Cato||Circlet or headband||All silverish, set with eight convex
||Chenie||Earrings||Golden, set with large,
teardrop shaped, black stones. (Gambit)
||Collar||Black ribbon, tied in an elaborate knot, set with black stones.
||Bracelets||Black, set with black stones, on both wrists. (Gambit)
||Rings||Chesil||Medallion||All golden, a rectangle on a chain. (Moloch)
||Coser||Belt buckle||Silverish, set with a red
||Ring||Golden, set with a white stone, on the little finger of his right
||Dayna||Earrings||Medallion||Her father's graduate medallion, identified by her as such in
Volcano. (Aftermath - Rescue)
||Necklace||All golden, a leaf pattern on a chain. (Aftermath)
||Bracelet||All golden, on her left wrist. (Aftermath)
||Rings||Dorian||Ring||Golden, on the little finger of his right hand.
||Egrorian||Ring||Golden, on the fourth finger of his left hand.
||Gola||Amulet||Circular, brown, set with four stones,
then set with a
parallelogram of golden metal, the metal set with nine stones. It
appeared to be on a golden chain, the chain, before it joined the
amulet, set with golden metal, set with eight stones, four on each side,
all the stones mentioned seemingly brown, orange, blue and grey in
colour. (The Keeper)
||Bracelets||He wore as bracelets Vila and Jenna's teleport bracelets.
||Rings||Grant, Anna||Earrings||Small, round and silverish. (Rumours)
||Hower||Brooch||Convex, eight-pointed, golden, set
with an orange stone in the centre, on his left breast. (Volcano)
||Ring||Silverish, set with a large, irregular orange stone, on the fourth
finger of his right hand. (Volcano)
||Inga||Circlet or headband||Leatherish. (Hostage)
||Jarriere||Earring||Golden, set with a teardrop shaped,
opaque, white stone, in his right ear. (Gambit)
||Jenna||Crown||Golden, set with pearls. (The Keeper)
||Earrings||Necklaces||Brooches or clasps||Belt buckle||Oval, black, set with black stones, with a string of black
||Bracelets||Rings||Kate||Collar||Silverish, set with a V-shaped, yellow,
ingrafted co-radiating crystal. (Power)
||Kerill||Earings||Necklace||All silverish, a small ring on a chain. (City)
||Bracelet||Thin and silverish, incorporating a ring, on her
lower right arm. (City)
||Ring||Golden, set with a dark stone, on the fourth finger of her left
||Keiler||Ring||Golden, on the fourth finger of his left hand.
||Klyn||Earrings||Small, hemispherical, golden. (Blake)
||Krantor||Brooch||Silverish, in the shape of an eight
pointed star, set with white stones, with a hole in the centre, this
crossed by a cross of red stones, on his left breast. (Gambit) (Note:
The brooch was supposed to resemble the Star of the Order of the Garter)
||Rings||Largo||Ornament||A black ornament on a golden chain
around his neck. (Shadow)
||Ring||Silverish, set with a small black stone, on the little finger of
his left hand. (Shadow)
||Lauren||Earrings||A small convex, circular, golden disc,
attached to an elongated, isosceles silverish triangle, with a small silverish
rectangle on the outward-facing side, at the bottom, parallel to the
||Medallion||All golden, a small, round disc on a chain. (Aftermath)
||Leylan||Ring||Golden, on the little finger of his left hand.
(Space Fall - Cygnus Alpha)
||Lom||Bracelet||Piece of golden metal, secured by a strip of
leatherish material, to his upper right arm. (Powerplay)
||Luxia||Collar||Silverish, set with a V-shaped, yellow,
ingrafted co-radiating crystal. (Power)
||Maja||Brooch||Silverish, vaguely flowerlike. (The Way Back)
||Mall||Bracelet||Piece of golden metal, secured by a strip of
leatherish material, to his upper right arm. (Powerplay)
||Mellanby, Hal||Medallion||A silverish rectangle,
with a rectangular golden centre, stamped or inscribed with letters of symbols, also with four
points, one at the middle of each side, the whole on a silverish chain.
(Aftermath) (Note: The medallion, worn by his daughter Dayna after his
death, was identified by her in Volcano as his graduate medallion,
signifying that he had graduated from the Federation Central Science
||Bracelet||Silverish, on his right wrist. (Aftermath)
||Ring||Golden, on the fourth finger of his left hand. (Aftermath)
||Nina||Medallion||Silverish, an oval disc set with a small
black stone in its centre, on a chain. (Power)
||Norl||Medallion||Rectangular, light green, with holes in it, on a
black string or thong. (City)
||Pella||Collar||Silverish, set with a V-shaped, yellow,
ingrafted co-radiating crystal. (Power)
||Plaxton, Dr.||Ring||Golden, on the fourth finger of her left
||Poola||Medallion||All golden, a rectangle on a
||Earrings|| Circular, silverish. (Moloch)
||Rod||Amulet||Circular, brown, set with a golden metal, that metal
set with precious stones. (The Keeper) (Note: Unlike the amulets worn by
his father and siblings, Rod's seemed to be attached to his chest, rather than hung around his
||Ro||Helmet||Golden, set with blue and turquoise coloured stones,
with a large green circular plume around the edge of the crown.
||Selma||Clips||Two, blue, in her hair. (Horizon)
||Girdle||Golden, set with blue stones. (Horizon)
||Bracelet||Golden, on her upper right arm. (Horizon)
||Servalan||Earrings||Medallion||Black multipointed star, with a convex centre, the latter
encircled by white stones, on a black strap or ribbon around her neck.
||Necklaces||Brooches or clasps||Ring||Silverish, set with a black stone, on the fourth finger of her
left hand. (Children)
||Soolin||Earrings||Hairpin||Black, with a square head set with a square dark red stone.
||Medallion||Silverish, circular, with a starburst design, attached to a
piece of grey cloth edged at the top with white. (Rescue - Headhunter)
||Tara||Circlet||Blue, set with two blue stones.
||Amulet||Black, parallelogram shaped, set with a slightly smaller
parallelogram of golden metal, the metal set with nine blue stones. Two
further blue stones, mounted in golden metal, were the links between the
amulet and the ends of the black thong around her neck. (The Keeper)
||Rings||Tarrant||Necklace||Golden chain. (Volcano)
||Tarvin||Ring||Silverish, on the little finger of his left hand.
||Tok||Necklace||Three rows of pearls. (Assassin)
||Bracelet||Two rows of pearls, on his left wrist. (Assassin)
||Ring||Golden, on the fourth finger of his left hand. (Assassin)
||Travis||Medallion||Oval, transparent, enclosing a
pink oval, on a silverish chain. (Voice)
||Rings||Tynus||Circlet or headband||Golden. (Killer)
||Vena||Earings||Oval, convex, golden disc, with
an oval hole towards the top. (Headhunter)
||Medallion||Oval, convex, golden disc, of a similar pattern to the above
earrings, except bigger, and with a piece of golden metal attached to
its bottom, this piece widening out to its tongue shaped end, on a
golden cord, string, or thing. (Headhunter)
||Bracelet||Golden, on her right wrist. (Headhunter)
||Verlis||Headdress||Set with blue stones. (Assassin)
||Bracelet||Silverish, on her left wrist. (Assassin)
||Rings||Zeeona||Ring||Golden, on the fourth finger of her right hand.
|Agents on Domo (1) Male||Medallion||All silverish, oval with a large oval hole, crossed by a strand, on a chain. (Assassin)|
|(2) Male, in Egyptian costume||Collar:||Silverish. (Assassin)|
|Bracelet||Coppery, on left wrist. (Assassin)|
|Aliens in Sarcophagus (1) Female, in black robes||Ring||Golden, set with a large black stone, on the third finger of her right hand. (Sarcophagus)|
|(2) Female, dead||Ring||Ditto. (Sarcophagus) (Note: This was the same ring worn by the previous alien, who placed it on her finger.)|
|Arbiters (Teal and Vandor)||Medallions or chains of office||Identical for both, all silverish, a circular disc set with red stones, on a chain set with red and white stones. (Death-Watch)|
|Caliph of Krandor||Pin||Silverish, set with a red stone, in his neckcloth. (Dawn)|
||Croupier of the Big Wheel||Ring||Silverish, set with a blue stone, on
the little finger of her left hand. (Gambit)
||Former Charl of the Goths||Amulet||Circular, black, set with a
parallelogram of golden metal set with nine stones, on a chain or thing
around his neck. (The Keeper)
||Hommik (shot by Avon)||Circlet or headband||Silverish. (Power)
||Inhabitants of Kezarn:|
|Necklace||Olive green stones on a golden chain. (City)
||(2) Female|| Necklace||A green stone on a black thong. (City)
||(3) Female|| Necklace||Silverish, set with brown and
other stones. (City)
||(4) Male||Necklace||Square red stone on black thong. (City)
||(5) Male||Necklace||Dark brown tooth, on ditto.(City)
||(6) Male||Necklace||Black stones alternating with
pieces of golden metal, on a black thong. (City)
||Circlet or headband||Worn by all the three males, made from a green
||Klute||Ring||Golden, set with a large square black stone, on the
third finger of his right hand. (Gambit)
||Passengers on Space Princess|
|Circlets||Two, one smaller than
the other, composed of what looked like pearls. (Gold)
||(2) Female||Earrings||Golden, set with
teardrop shaped, black stones. (Gold)
||Necklace||All silverish. Seven
shell shapes on a chain, getting smaller going further each side of the
lowest one. (Gold)
||Patrons of the Big Wheel|
|Crown||All silverish, set with white stones. (Gambit)
||(2) Male (Arab costume)||Rings||(3) Male (Evening dress)||Ring||Golden, on the fourth finger
of his left hand. (Gambit)
||(4) Male (Nun costume)||Cross||Metallic looking,
around neck. (Gambit)
||Ring||Golden, set with a black stone, on the little finger of his left
||Sardoan (Female)||Medallion||All golden, a rectangle on a chain. (Moloch)
In terms of who wore the greatest number of individual items of jewellery in the series, the female characters easily won. Cally and Servalan both wore 27 items each - although neither wore any jewellery in the first season - followed by Jenna (17) and Dayna (15). The character who wore the most individual items in an episode was also female: Verlis in Assassin (8), who just beat Chenie in Gambit (7).
The most bejewelled male in the series was Krantor, who wore 6 items of jewellery in Gambit, followed by the Caliph in Dawn (5). The recurring male characters seem to have had a rather austere attitude regarding the wearing of jewellery, with the possible exception of Travis, although it could be argued that his ring was worn for a practical purpose.
Servalan wore the largest number of an item of jewellery in the series, wearing a total of 16 pairs of earrings; Cally wore what looked like the largest number of rings (10) and necklaces (7). In terms of the greatest number of a single item of jewellery worn in succession in a single episode, Jenna, in The Keeper, wore a total of three necklaces: types (d), (a), and (c).
There were six groups of people who wore the same or similar items of jewellery to symbolise their belonging to part of a group: Bayban and Kerril (City), the male inhabitants of Kezarn except Norl (Ditto.), the Sardoans (Moloch), the Teal and Vandor arbiters (Death-Watch), most of the Hommiks (Power), and the Seska (Ditto.).
The only artistic depiction of jewellery in the series was in Servalan's portrait in Traitor. She was depicted wearing heart-shaped, silverish earrings, set with white stones, and the same broach or clasp worn by her in Terminal, also worn on her left shoulder.
There were three examples of jewellery seen but not worn. In Cygnus Alpha, Avon brought to the teleport area of the Liberator some of the wealth found by Jenna, which mostly consisted of what appeared to be silverish and golden bracelets and necklaces.
In Gambit, Krantor was first seen holding an earring to his left ear, which he put down to greet Servalan. The earring was a spray of silverish metal, set with a dark stone and a number of smaller white stones. In Games, Belkov showed Servalan a necklace in a transparent case to illustrate his story about the difficulties he had in setting up his mining operation on Mecron 2. The necklace, said by him to be used by the Mecronian high priests as a source of their power, consisted of an equilateral triangle of six Feldon crystals on a golden chain.
Vargas, in Cygnus Alpha, put on his right wrist one of the teleport bracelets found on Blake, because he correctly realised that they were valuable, although he had correctly concluded that they were not intended to be worn as jewellery: `Some sort of body adornment, I thought at first. And then I wondered why a man would carry so many'. By contrast, Gola in The Keeper wore as jewellery the teleport bracelets worn by Jenna and Vila, after the latter assured them that they were `Just bracelets, O King'. Also, Benos did the same with Avon's teleport bracelet in Assassin.
In Dawn of the Gods, the Caliph of Krandor allowed the Liberator's crew to keep their teleport bracelets, which he called `bangles'. Either he had no idea of their real function and thought that they were jewellery, or, more likely, he did and was expressing how useless they were, as `Only the technology of the Lord Thaarn prevails on Krandor'.
Two characters had weapons partly or wholly disguised as jewellery. The first was Travis, whose ring was part of the mechanism of the laseron destroyer built into his left hand. His adjusting of the ring's yellow-orange stone, as well as the operation of a hidden control in the palm in Hostage, appeared to have something to do with the weapon's activation or other control. The second was Cancer, whose brooch, worn by her in Assassin, was a weapon in itself: the disguised crab-like creature used by her to kill her `targets'.
Of particular interest was jewellery that appeared to be forms of technology built to exploit the natural powers of the wearer. In Sarcophagus, the alien explained that her people had `learned how to boost their psychic abilities by means of high technology'. Avon realised that her ring was the `true source' of her power, took it off her and destroyed it, rendering her unable to take bodily form, keeping her dead yet sentient.
In Power, the collars worn by the Seska, in particular the crystals each contained, made them able to carry out acts of telekinesis. Orac explained that there was adequate energy in the body to do this; the brain merely directed it, the crystal being `necessary to focus the beam'. The collars appeared to have been connected to the back of the neck and may have had a direct neural connection.
Somewhat similar to the alien's ring, the Seska's collars were important to their existence, and were not just aids to exploit their natural powers. When the Hommiks captured Seska, they operated on them to remove their collars. Pella told Avon that this is what would happen to her and Luxia if nothing were done. If done, `we will no longer be Seska... When our spirit is broken, we give them sons. The daughters are left to die on the hillside. Sometimes we're unable to find them in time'. This suggests that the collars may also have had a contraceptive effect.
There are obvious differences and similarities between the Seska and the alien. Both, due to their long dependence on their respective technologies in the form of jewellery, shared similar beliefs that their very identity would be lost if they allowed an unworthy person to misuse the relevant jewellery, hence the alien's dislike of Vila for wanting to steal her ring, and Pella's adamant opposition to Avon taking Luxia's collar.
To conclude, jewellery was mostly worn in the Blake's 7 universe for the same reasons it was worn in late twentieth-century Earth: as a body adornment, and as a symbol of group identity. While there was some difference in that it was also occasionally technology that enhanced the natural powers of the wearer, the only difference was that of appearance; because humans on Earth, since the days of stone knives, have continuously used technology to enhance their natural powers.
See also DIME, GARTER, ORDER OF THE, JEWELS.
A number of rare minerals, highly valued for at least two reasons. First, as gemstones, used in jewellery as a decoration, and second, for commercial and industrial purposes. Jewels were mentioned and seen loose in nine episodes:
1. Cygnus Alpha: Jewels were part of the wealth in the strong room discovered by Jenna aboard the Liberator. Avon brought some of the wealth to the teleport area in a bag, and poured it out in front of her. It included white, blue and green stones.
2. Project Avalon: The Federation were on the planet where Avalon's resistance group operated because of the discovery there of 'ice crystals' which were, according to Avon, 'gemstones of outstanding purity and hardness', used by the Federation in heavy duty lasers. They were 'unique and as such quite valuable'.
3. Shadow: (a) Bek and Hanna took a bag of jewels from someone, as part of a deal made with Largo; but after giving it to the latter, they took it back when he threatened to renege on the deal.
(b) Blake offered two large stones to Largo for his services as a go-between. While Largo disclaimed any connection with the Terra Nostra, he admitted that the stones were 'beautiful', and said that he could make an offer for them.
4. Powerplay: Avon spotted Harmon, one of Klegg's troopers, coming out of one of the Liberator's sections with a bag. That section contained, according to Avon, 'considerable sums of various currencies, rare metals, precious stones and the like. He [Harmon] was coming out of the strong room'. Tarrant, after shooting Harmon, emptied the bag, which contained white, blue, green and orange stones.
5. Sarchophagus: After uncovering the ring on the alien corpse, Cally commented that 'These jewels must be priceless'. Vila, his greed aroused, said 'Jewels?' and tried to take the ring, but was stopped by Cally.
6. Moloch: Grose confirmed to Servalan that the energy-mass transmuters on Sardos could produce precious stones, gems and crystals, among other things, as long as they had 'the original pattern to work from'.
7. Power: After his capture by the Hommiks, Avon claimed that he had been looking for dynamon crystals . Gunn-Sar said that they were rare, but that they had all been dug up. He thought them 'useless', because their only use was for womens' jewellery, calling them 'Expensive baubles for the ladies'.
8. Games: The episode revolved aropung the attempt by the Scorpio's crew to steal feldon, the 'hardest known' substance in the universe, and at the time 'the most valuable' because it was extremely rare. It was 'much prized as a precious stone' until its 'industrial and commercial uses' were discovered, due to its 'infinite' ability to concentrate energy. At least two loose feldon crystals were seen in the episode, one or both being handled by Avon, Tarrant and Gerren.
9. Blake: As a reward for bringing in Arlen alive, Blake was given a bag of jewels. The stones, seen in his hands, were red, blue, green and black in colour. Later, in order to test Tarrant, Blake gave him the bag, which he alleged was advance payment for a consignment of arms from some gunrunners whom he believed were going to cheat him. Tarrant took out and looked at some of the jewels, put them back, then returned the bag to Blake, having seen through the test.
See also DYNAMON, ICE CRYSTALS, JEWELLERY, FELDON.
|A Councillor, one who had supported Servalan's appointment to Supreme Commander. He expressed dissatisfaction in the way Blake had not been brought to trial, adding, "Order - it is all that matters". He described himself as making a "dangerous enemy". He tried to contact Servalan whilst she was on her way to Exbar, but the call was ignored on her orders.|
Also called the Last Day, Doomsday, Day of the Lord, of Accounts, Retribution, Wrath, or Great Day, it is, according to the New Testament of the Bible, the Day when all human beings will be judged at the end of the world at the return of Jesus Christ, an event called the General or Last Judgement. The most dramatic accounts of this general judgement are to be found in Matthew 25.31-46, Mark 13.14-27 and Revelation 20.11-15. Those found to be wicked shall, according to Matthew, be cast into the fires prepared for the Devil and his angels. (Matthew 25.41-46.)
In Horizon, the planet's magnetic barrier caused the Liberator's crew great pain. Vila, when asked by Cally what was going on, called their experience 'Judgement Day'. This reference by him, while an implicit one to Christianity, was presumably unwittingly used by him as a general one to a time of torment; because the reference had become detached from its Christian origin, both by time and the Federation's anti-religious policy.
|Computer that assimilated defence and prosecution evidence in court. The arbiter at Blake's trial on Earth told him that the Judgement Machine had taken into account his "past record, loyalty to the state and service to the Federation" - none of which had mitigated in his favour.|
Two trials were shown in the series, Blake's on Earth and Travis" on Servalan's command station. In both cases a verdict was delivered by a judgement program after prosecution and defence evidence was submitted to a computer, called a Judgement Machine in The Way Back (in Trial evidence was submitted to a Judgement Program). Sentencing was the responsibility of a tribunal presided over by an arbiter. In Travis" court-martial defence and prosecution counsels were allowed the chance to speak, something which was not seen in Blake's case, perhaps because he offered no defence.
Department of the Administration. Arbiter General on Earth was Ven Glynd, and he appointed Tel Varon as Blake's defence counsel. Varon could use his credentials to access information in the Public Records Computer, at least as far as his Priority-3 clearance allowed.
Variously described as a genetic engineer "amongst other things" and an
expert on working in highly radioactive areas, Justin was head of a
scientific warfare team sent to Bucol-2 to work on a top secret experiment in
genetic engineering, creating intelligent, radiation-proof creatures to act
as shock troops in contaminated zones (normal troop loss was 60% in such
areas, due to the radiation). When the other scientists left towards the end
of the Intergalactic War (and were shot down by an enemy gunship on their
departure), he elected to remain, to continue with the experiments and look
after the animals he had helped to create. He was still there when Dayna
arrived, intending to conscript him and his skills for Avon's struggle
against the Federation. Avon thought he might be able to engineer an
antidote to pylene-50. Dayna was unaware that Justin had worked for the
Federation, and Avon was presumably likewise misinformed - no information was
given as to how Justin's location was traced (by Orac?) without any
indication of who had sent him to Bucol-2 in the first place.|
Mentioned by Vila, with reference to him having been an inmate from an early age.
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