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#10 "Breakdown"
w: Terry Nation
d: Vere Lorrimer
March 6, '78 (52 min.)

Gan's "limitor" implant is malfunctioning, which will probably result in his death. To reach a research base and find the proper medical expertise in time to save him, the others decide to cross a zone which, according to Zen, contains some undefined, unacceptable danger. The crew chooses to risk it.
Gan Gan by Pat Cash

"I have never taken things on trust," Avon says. "I see no reason to make an exception in the case of a mysterious warning of danger."

Declaring they are asking it to self-destruct, Zen shuts down, taking the auxiliary computers off line. Now Avon sees a real danger; they can't operate the ship properly without those auxiliary computers. He tries to convince Blake and Jenna to turn back, but they are committed. Although he's certain he can't do it, Avon works to bring the auxiliaries back on line.

Meanwhile, no other danger can be seen and none registers on the detectors.

"What you see on the screen," Vila tells the others, "is exactly what's out there. Absolutely nothing. Why should I find 'nothing' terrifying?"

"Well, presumably Zen will come back to us when we're out of danger," Blake observes.

"Sounds like a good idea," Vila responds. "Any chance of joining him?" Just as Avon finally brings the auxiliary computers back on line, the Liberator falls into the grip of a gravitational vortex. Avon is fed up and says so.

"Blake, in the unlikely event that we survive this, I'm finished. Staying with you requires a degree of stupidity of which I no longer feel capable."

"Now you're just being modest," Blake says.

Once they do reach the base, Avon works out a deal to stay on with the scientists there. He then discovers that Federation pursuit ships are on the way. His decision to return to the Liberator turns out to be particularly fortunate.
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Additional Cast
Kayn - Julian Glover
Farren - Ian Thompson
Renor - Christian Roberts

Additional Credits (See Regular Series Credits)
Production Assistant -Geoffrey Manton
Film Recordist - John Gatland
Film Editor - M. A. C. Adams
Studio Sound - Clive Gifford
Stunt Co-ordinator - Peter Brayham
Designer - Peter Brachacki

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