While Vila and Avon call in a debt from an old acquaintance of Avon to acquire a new Federation decoding crystal, Blake and the others locate an ancient sublight vessel on its way to the same planet. The science department of the Federation base there sends up another ship to salvage the ancient ship and bodies are found inside. But while Avon and Vila discover that Servalan has been alerted to the Liberator’s presence, the long-dead remnants of the ancient ship’s crew spread a lethal plague that begins to wipe out all life on the entire planet.
written by Robert Holmes
directed by Vere Lorrimer
music by Dudley Simpson
Cast: Gareth Thomas (Blake), Sally Knyvette (Jenna), Paul Darrow (Avon), Jan Chappell (Cally), Michael Keating (Vila), Peter Tuddenham (Zen, Orac), Paul Daneman (Bellfriar), Ronald Lacey (Tynus), Colin Farrell (Gambril), Colin Higgins (Tak), Michael Gaunt (Bax), Morris Barry (Wiler)
LogBook entry by Earl Green