New Short Trips covers revealed

Big Finish has released details of four more titles in the 2019 Short Trips range. As ever they look intriguing and full details here: DOCTOR WHO SHORT TRIPS. Nicola Bryant, Louise Jameson, Katy Manning and Nick Briggs are performing four very different titles. I have initial thoughts on them all…

Under Odin’s Eye by Alice Cavender

It’s obviously a take on a certain well-known Swedish furniture store:

Sad about your local market shutting down? Don’t worry about it! Come on down to ODIN Megastore, where we have everything you’ll ever need. Enjoy our Hygge atmosphere. Browse stylish new ODIN wardrobes. Relax with friends on our new ODIN sofas. Friends gone missing? Meet new ones at our food-hall, where you can chill out and live happily ever after.

Welcome to ODIN Megastore, where everything is for sale. Even your planet.

Alice has done some interesting things with the Tenth Doctor an Eighth Doctor and wrote for Sheridan Smith as well, so this Sixth Doctor and Peri story adds to her collection of Doctors.

The Same Face by Julian Richards

This has one of the more intriguing synopses:

No one survives in politics on Samael. Felicity Morgan has learnt this the hard way, as she keeps being assassinated. However, she has a secret. A secret that has kept her alive. A secret that has propelled her to the top job. When the Doctor and Jo arrive on Samael, they learn the impossible truth.

One woman. One face. Many lives.

I’m wondering – a Time Lord? Too obvious. The Third Doctor will have to be careful.

Battle Scars by Selim Uluğ

Nice to see a previous winner of the Paul Spragg Opportunity progress. It’s a Ninth Doctor tale set before Rose:

Nightmarish memories of the Boer War. Crippling debts. An unconscious stranger in the garden. Arthur Daniels is beset with problems. Little does he know that his proposed solution could be the biggest problem of them all.

A voyage to America aboard the RMS Titanic.

#HarrySullivan by Eddie Robson

Harry Sullivan and social media?! Can’t wait, plus it means I’m in the club of Big Finish writers who’ve written Harry Sullivan stories with Eddie Robson! There’s an honour.

Here’s the teaser:

En route to answer the Brigadier’s summons, the TARDIS is dragged off course. The Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry find themselves trapped on The Zephyr, a spaceship that is going at full speed and yet is unable to move. With fuel running dangerously low, their only hope lies on Alderasea, a nearby world exclusively for the famous and celebrated.

However, Alderasea has never heard of them and has no intention of letting them land…

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