All Hands on Deck (7.10)

Big Finish - 8th Doctor Short Trips

This is the story of the 8th Doctor and his attempts to protect Susan by wreaking “harmless” havoc on Earth. Susan keeps having to deal with strange things happening – custard from a replicator, a fake asteroid to hit Earth, spiders attacking everyone around. Then she discovers the person behind all of the mayhem is the Doctor! Because he’s protecting her from the Time Lords by removing something from her home. And it’s so juvenile and yet disturbing how he does it. Doesn’t he think she will eventually not have an emergency he can dream up? That perhaps the Time Lords’ message will get through somehow? He’s not really fixing the problem this way but acting a bit like a child in his methods. So very 8th Doctor of him.

Narrator: Carol Ann Ford

Writer: Eddie Robson

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Release: October 2017

Laura Vilensky 2019