Spring’s assistance in dealing with the media is not so much requested by new Moonbase administrator Shayla Mass as it is demanded, leaving Priya Basu – the newly promoted Chief Superintendent of the Star Cops – to head up a murder investigation at the moon’s Outpost 19 construction site on her own. A somewhat sketchy property developer, trying to lure small-time investors aboard his scheme to build a hotel near the landing site of Apollo 11, has turned up dead in the Sea of Tranquility, shot in the face with a rivet gun from Outpost 19; the woman who was with him (who is the most likely suspect) has vanished without a trace. Priya sets Devis and Paul to the task of interviewing the construction workers stationed at Outpost 19, primarily to prevent Devis from making an ass of himself in front of Outpost 19’s administrator again. But this “busy work” actually turns up actionable clues, and Devis realizes only too late that a personal connection to the case is about to put his life in jeopardy. And much to Priya’s annoyance, Spring can’t stay away from the investigation…though what he’s really trying to stay away from is the press.
written by Ian Potter
directed by Helen Goldwyn
music by Howard Carter
Cast: David Calder (Nathan Spring), Trevor Cooper (Colin Devis), Linda Newton (Pal Kenzy), Philip Olivier (Paul Bailey), Rakhee Thakrar (Priya Basu), Zora Bishop (Armina Hamid), Nimmy March (Shayla Moss), Tim Scragg (Ashton / Hughes), Mandi Symonds (Caroline)
LogBook entry by Earl Green