Synopsis This Doctor Who: Short Trips Rarities title was first released as an exclusive title free to anyone subscribing to the Doctor Who Main Range. It is now also presented here for the first time as a general release.
"A roaming alien doctor - I can smell a series in this!"
EarthCom cameraman Marsh is a man on a mission: to film some incredibly rare wildlife on a remote world. But life on this planet is both busier and quieter than expected: and it holds Marsh's future in its grasp...
Originally only available to subscribers whose subscription included Mask of Tragedy and Signs and Wonders
Just a note, the music is actually taken from Howard Carter's scores for the main range releases Gods and Monsters and The Emerald Tiger. Is it sad I was able to hum along because I've got the music suites on my phone?
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Post by anothermanicmondas on Sept 30, 2017 20:24:57 GMT
Waiting for Gadot is one of those I got with my subscription (the second from the point I regularly subscribed) while less than 20 minutes and the story felt a bit on the weak side Though, this is because it is so diffferent to the norm with Doctor taking a little detour to assist people when there isn't any real menace about
A Dorney short trip! I had high hopes for this one, understandably, and I think it mostly delivered! My only real issue is that the title seems rather arbitrary--like it exists only to be a reference to the play, and has no organic relevance to the actual script. I might be overly sensitive to this as Waiting for Gadot is one of those plays I've often heard about and always wanted to see, but have never had the chance. I therefore went into this expecting something closer to a pseudo-adaptation, but that didn't really seem to be the case....
Anyway, it was a really fun story! And I can't help but think it functions as a pretty perfect metaphor for life in the 21st century--wiling away an entire lifetime hoping to see an extinct bird, motivated entirely by spite, and utterly oblivious to what's happening right under our collective nose.
As per usual the dialog is on point and virtually every scene is engaging. Nothing beats a good short story, eh? And who doesn't love it when multiple incarnations of the Doctor pop in briefly like this?
The one issue I have with the plot is the idea that this guy would just up and abandon his wife for the better part of a decade. His boss promised him effectively unlimited resources, right? So why not move the wife to the planet and build a nice little home there? Or, failing that, simply quit his job? It strains credulity. For this plot to function as-is, I think 1-2 years would be the most I'd be willing to suspend my disbelief for.
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