Short Trips Volume 11

Short Trips Volume 11
Short Trips Volume 11

Regular Cast

Dan Starkey (Stron / Sontaran General), Jacob Dudman (The Doctor / Kantanoar), Jon Culshaw (The Doctor / The Master)

Synopsis

An audiobook anthology of six new Doctor Who short stories.

Rearguard by Alfie Shaw

Trooper Stron has been given a great honour by Sontar. He’s been chosen as the rearguard on Ubreus, protecting that world against anyone who would try to pry it from Sontaran control. The problem is, no one’s coming to claim Ubreus, and that means there’s no one for Stron to fight…

Messages from the Dead by Rochana Patel

Adric wants to help The Doctor. The Doctor doesn’t want Adric’s help. Banished to updating the TARDIS logbook, Adric has to record the tale of the Hermes, a doomed freighter they found in E-Space. With Romana gone, and only the past as a guide, Adric needs to work out how to make this new dynamic work before it’s too late for both him and the Doctor.

The Threshold by Felicia Barker

After a collision in the vortex, The Master is trapped in his TARDIS. Luckily, The Doctor has come to save him. Unluckily, The Doctor’s TARDIS has vanished. With the ship collapsing around them, can these arch-enemies put their rivalry aside long enough to survive?

Death Will Not Part Us by Alfie Shaw

On the 14th of August 3097, everything is fine on the world of Gernica. Except, on the same day, the planet is being destroyed. Also, on the 14th of August 3097, no one in the universe has heard of Gernica. The planet’s only chance to survive the horrors of the Time War lies with Viola Wintersmith. For Viola has a weapon that can destroy anything that stands in her way. A weapon that requires a unique form of ammunition. Her past.

Fear of Flying by Paul F Verhoeven

Hawa Hassan is terrified of flying. However, to make the most important audition in her life, Hawa’s braving boarding an aeroplane. After all, it’s just one flight. What could possibly go wrong?

Inside Story by Ben Tedds

Helen Howard wishes to make it known the plot, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this story are fictitious. No identification with actual persons or time travellers should be inferred.

Review

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Notes

Small but perfectly formed Doctor Who stories return to Big Finish in 2022.

Short Trips packed with big ideas

The Short Trips range is back with six sensational short slices of story, encompassing adventures set throughout all eras (and across many incarnations) of Doctor Who.

Originally a book series, Doctor Who – Short Trips was relaunched in 2010 as an audiobook range. This anthology of brand new adventures forms Volume 11 and is due to be released in February 2022. Three new writers make their Big Finish debut with stories in this collection.

Producer Alfie Shaw said: “There’s something for everyone in this box set. We’ve got a couple of short-form dramas, there are first-person monologues and also some more traditional third-person stories. We’re digging into the psychology of classic villains, monsters and companions, exploring the devastating effects of Time War, and taking a terrifying flight with the Tenth Doctor!

“We’ve taken a similar route with all our fabulous performers, pulling a cast together from actors who were part of the original TV show to those who have joined the wonderful world of Doctor Who through Big Finish’s audio adventures. It’s a privilege listening to these fantastic actors at work, and I hope everyone enjoys the box set.”

The six very special stories are:

Rearguard by Alfie Shaw

Trooper Stron has been given a great honour by Sontar. He’s been chosen as the rearguard on Ubreus, protecting that world against anyone who would try to pry it from Sontaran control. The problem is, no one’s coming to claim Ubreus, and that means there’s no one for Stron to fight…

Messages from the Dead by Rochana Patel

Adric wants to help The Doctor. The Doctor doesn’t want Adric’s help. Banished to updating the TARDIS logbook, Adric has to record the tale of the Hermes, a doomed freighter they found in E-Space. With Romana gone, and only the past as a guide, Adric needs to work out how to make this new dynamic work before it’s too late for both him and the Doctor.

The Threshold by Felicia Barker

After a collision in the vortex, The Master is trapped in his TARDIS. Luckily, The Doctor has come to save him. Unluckily, The Doctor’s TARDIS has vanished. With the ship collapsing around them, can these arch-enemies put their rivalry aside long enough to survive?

Death Will Not Part Us by Alfie Shaw

On the 14th of August 3097, everything is fine on the world of Gernica. Except, on the same day, the planet is being destroyed. Also, on the 14th of August 3097, no one in the universe has heard of Gernica. The planet’s only chance to survive the horrors of the Time War lies with Viola Wintersmith. For Viola has a weapon that can destroy anything that stands in her way. A weapon that requires a unique form of ammunition. Her past.

Fear of Flying by Paul F Verhoeven

Hawa Hassan is terrified of flying. However, to make the most important audition in her life, Hawa’s braving boarding an aeroplane. After all, it’s just one flight. What could possibly go wrong?

Inside Story by Ben Tedds

Helen Howard wishes to make it known the plot, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this story are fictitious. No identification with actual persons or time travellers should be inferred.

Doctor Who – Short Trips: Volume 11 is now available for pre-order as a digital download (only) at just £14.99 from the Big Finish website here.

All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.

Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mail-out of collector’s edition CDs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date. 

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