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1.8 - Running Out of Time

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Reviewed By: KamelionReview Date: 3/18/19 7:43 am
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I'm about 75 stories into a multi year hobby of listening to every Big Finish Doctor Who story that has ever been made. There have been a few I have not enjoyed and that is not surprising. I have often wondered if their somewhat strict production schedule ever caused them to run out of material. This story proved to me that Big Finish has at least once run out of material which is appropriate for Doctor Who.

Have you ever seen a Doctor Who episode that glamorizes suicide? I have not either and that is because the BBC does not produce such garbage in a program that historically is inclusive of a younger audience.

In this short 17 minute story a wealthy person learns he is terminally ill. In order to save his own soul he hires a witch and kidnaps a 6 year old to steal his body. When the witch refuses at first he threatens to kill her family. But there is some positive moral respite. The six year old can wait until he is sixteen to lose his body and soul by wiping his own memory to buy more time. And when he runs out of time after doing this four times he just grabs a gun and kills himself by shooting himself in the head.

If this had been the first Big Finish published story with Doctor Who on it that I had ever listened to, I may not have ever listened to another one.

Big Finish : They ran out of appropriate stories.
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Reviewed By: LorcanReview Date: 12/21/18 2:42 pm
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Could have worked well if the idea was developed and given a 2 hour entry in the main range as 20 minutes is not enough time and too long is spent on exposition
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 1/30/16 5:32 pm
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Running out of Time, which, is read by India fisher, and possibly more to her acting ability than anything else made me really sit up and take notice. She does have a wonderful quality and turn of phrase that makes you listen with a urge to want more, I enjoyed the final installment, it was a well written and well constructed 8th Doctor story that made the right sort of ending to this collection
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/29/15 11:24 pm
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A disappointing concluding story to the first volume of Short Trips. There was too much backstory and too many plot threads for such a short work and it all ends on a real down note while not being really being evocative of the Eighth Doctor or Doctor Who in general. The basic plot for the back story was decent and might have worked together as a fully developed hour or two hour drama.