Random Ghosts (1.3)

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This is one tricky story to follow. Ace has the answers or not? The story begins with strange voices that don’t make sense. Then Benny is on the grass in a forest watching a video camera. The Cloud keeps all footage and edits it to the interesting bits and shows them to the survivors each morning. There’s a 24 hour time loop on the planet, put there to basically erase the planet. So there are ghosts everywhere, possibly energy signals of people there previously. Varna, the scientist, is struggling to make sense of it all and things progress in a very piecemeal way.

And then there’s the city. Get into the city and be safe? Maybe, maybe not. And we just don’t know! At first I was getting a bit frustrated by the way this story is told, in pieces and chunks. And just why is Benny crying and erasing the last 10 minutes of tape? Well, eventually the “puzzle” aspect took over and it only became frustrating in it taking so long to get to the point. And everything is saved to almost the very last moments of this story, which makes sense when you hear it. And honestly, I didn’t see it coming! I knew there was something but I try not to do spoilers and this would be a big one. So just relax and enjoy the ride this story takes you on. You will either love or hate this story, I think.

Lisa Bowerman, Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Nicholas Briggs, Matthew Gravelle (Klinus), Colin MacFarlane (Foster), Amber Revah (Varna)

Writers: Guy Adams

Director: Scott Handcock

Release: June 2014

Laura Vilensky 2019