Hmm. I thought it was OK, but a missed opportunity. The story doesn’t have anything interesting to say about social media and a couple of fleeting digs at it barely pass muster as satire. The biggest missed opportunity is poor old Harry. For the titular character, he’s not very well served and doesn’t really do much; he spends the final half bumbling about and little else. The scene that the title is taken from barely lasts a minute and doesn’t have the impact it should. Sarah is probably the best served, the story appealing more to her journalist side.
I think it’s probably more disappointing because new stories with this TARDIS team is still very much a novelty, especially where Harry is concerned. To see it promoted as something its not and wasting the star of the story is a shame.
Decent story with some fun ideas but nothing especially stunning. Some missed opportunities I feel; the main twist comes so late into the story it barely touches the implications and Harry himself doesn’t get all that much of a showing.
I liked the digs at 'manufactured celebrity' and the whole 'people are famous just for being famous' culture, and it was great to see Sarah in action as a journalist for once, though I'd have liked the section where Harry was made famous to be a longer part of the plot - that really was the most original and best part imo.
An enjoyable enough story, but I'll go with what most others have said - I heard a much better Harry Sullivan story one Tuesday (#TonyJones)
Post by thegreendeath on Sept 23, 2019 18:44:23 GMT
I enjoyed this a fair amount. It’s a good solid short story with a beginning, middle and end- has fun with the regulars and has smart, pacy writing. It could have leaned more heavily into the central premise and might have been better for it but I still enjoyed it a fair amount.
Personally a bit disappointed this is billed as 'the first Harry Sullivan story from Big Finish' - I assume my Subscriber Short Trip from last year doesn't count. (Which itself was the second!)
Not the end of the world I suppose!
So what was your short trip story called-now that am on a short trips roll
Currently you have to have an MR sub including last December's MR stories to get the ST as one of the four Sub Bonus STs for 2018 - until (as it surely must be) it is added to the Rarities collection in a few years time. Great story!