Survive the Alliance
|Title:||Survive the Alliance|
|Publisher:||Clean Slate Press|
|Author(s):||Sharon Monroe & J.D. Rich|
|Fandom:||Battlestar Galactica (1978) with appearances from Airwolf,A-Team,V,Misfits of Science,Knight Rider|
|External Links:||Both zines online|
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"V" and "Battlestar Galactica" with appearances from "A-Team," "Airwolf," "Knight Rider," and others. The Galactica finally discovers Earth, but the Visitors have gotten there first. Apollo is shot down and becomes Diana's converted pet. Starbuck is captured by Phillip's faction, and must become an ambassador of peace, if he can trust the invaders. The Resistance fights to free their potential new allies, but then the new Visitor Leader arrives. Prepare for the battle royale...
The sequel is "The State of the War". Both are available online.
The first two "chapters" of this zine appeared in Purple and Orange? #19 and #20.
From the Editorial
...How, pray tell does someone come up with [this] insane idea? Go to a Mediawestcon panel on the merits of "V" and watch the panelists digress. That is quite literately where this began, as digression on how one could relate the BG and V universes so easily -- the Colonials were fighting a machine race created by reptiles, which had then supposedly been destroyed by their creation.... Then we went back to our room and downed a bottle of schnapps with a few companions, laughing into the night about all the crazy things we could do if we mixed every universe we could think of...
Reactions and Reviews
This fanzine is predominantly a V/Battlestar Galactica crossover novella, however, it features guest appearances by many characters from 80s action tv shows, including the A-Team. The basic plot revolves around the Galactica reaching Earth, just after the events of the closing of the V weekly series (with Elizabeth leaving for the Visitor's Homeworld with the Leader). The plot cleverly ties together several elements of both series (remember how the Cylons were originally designed by a "reptillian race"? Remember the distress signal Julie sent out in the original V miniseries, hoping for the help of the enemies of the Visitors?) while detailing a new plot involving the last-ditch effort by some of the Visitors to regain control of Earth. That's where the A-Team comes into the story, trying to capture that evilist-of-all-lizards, Diana. Along with the A-Team, there are plots and appearances involving Airwolf and Knight Rider, and even guest appearances by the Misfits of Science and many more. All in all, this 'zine makes for a really fun and entertaining read, especially if you were a big fan of 80s tv. The writing is crisp and captures well even the more secondary characters. The artwork ranges from adequate to outstanding, and there is a suggestion of a possible sequal to the story, but it hasn't been written to date. But, I suppose we can only hope that it will... 
Sample Interior Gallery
- from On the Jazz, posted August 26, 1996, accessed June 3, 2013