Survive the Alliance

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Zine
Title: Survive the Alliance
Publisher: Clean Slate Press
Editor:
Author(s): Sharon Monroe & J.D. Rich
Cover Artist(s):
Illustrator(s):
Date(s): August 1986
Medium: print
Size:
Genre: gen
Fandom: Battlestar Galactica (1978) with appearances from Airwolf,A-Team,V,Misfits of Science,Knight Rider
Language: English
External Links: Both zines online
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Survive the Alliance is a gen crossover 276-page Battlestar Galactica with appearances from Airwolf, A-Team, V, Misfits of Science, Knight Rider novel by Sharon Monroe and J.D. Rich.

"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.

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... [1]

References

  1. from On the Jazz, posted August 26, 1996, accessed June 3, 2013
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