Now in flight on the London, Vila introduces Blake to the dour Kerr Avon, a computer expert who almost succeeded in stealing five million credits from the Federation banking system.
Vila by Robin L. Belyea
"What went wrong?" Blake asks him.
"I relied on other people."
Realizing that among them, they have both a computer expert and a pilot (Jenna), Blake makes plans for taking over the ship. Reluctantly, Avon agrees to join the undertaking.
As the London approaches a battle between alien spaceships, the prisoners launch their plan. Avon, Blake, and Jenna reach the computer room from which they can take control of the ship. The other prisoners, however, have been recaptured, and when Sub-Commander Raiker starts killing them, Blake surrenders.
Meanwhile, an alien ship, apparently abandoned in the battle, drifts close to the London. Commander Leylan sends two men over to board the derelict, but contact with them is lost. When contact is also lost with a back-up man, Leylan refuses to risk more of his crew. At that point, Raiker suggests sending over the three most expendable prisoners - Blake, Jenna, and Avon.
Once aboard the alien ship, the three engineer an escape, commandeer the ship, and set about to follow the London to rescue the others.
- Additional Cast
- Leylan - Glyn Owen
- Raiker - Leslie Schofield
- Artix - Norman Tipton
- Teague - David Hayward
- Krell - Brett Forrest
- Nova - Tom Kelly
- Dainer - Michael McKenzie
- Garton - Bill Weston
- Additional Credits (See Regular Series Credits)
- Production Assistant - Pauline Smithson
- Film Recordist - Bill Meekums
- Film Editor - M. A. C. Adams
- Studio Sound - Tony Millier
- Stunt co-ordinator - Frank Maher
- Designer - Roger Murray-Leach
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