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Short Trips: Zodiac (Big Finish Short Trips #1)

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First short stories volume published by Big Finish in the Short Trips series.

Take a TARDIS trip through the constellations, as the Doctor travels to twelve thrilling tales inspired by the mystical zodiac.

Telepathic fish, miniature lions and twin planets are the least of his problems, as the Doctor -- all eight of him -- faces the Capricorn Killer, endures a mindswap with t
Published April 2003 by Big Finish Productions Ltd (first published April 1st 2002)
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Nicholas Whyte
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This was the first of 29 anthologies of stories featuring the first eight Doctors published by Big Finish between 2002 and 2009. This takes the dubious proposition that astrology as developed on Earth might somehow be relevant to Gallifrey, and asks twelve writers to write stories based on signs of the Zodiac. The results are variable; the one that particularly grabbed me was Ian Potter's Third Doctor / Brigadier / Liz Shaw story "Still Lives", though I
I suppose the problem with a short story colllection is that there is no way that everyone will like all of the stories. Some of the stories are great (I love the bitchy letters betweeb K9's Mark I and II, as well as the one where five incarnations of the Doctor meet up) but most of them were average.

And the "Zodiac" linking theme is pointless - there are twelve stories but there is nothing (that I could see) linking the stories to the sign of the Zodiac that they allegedy represent.

So for a f
Christopher Buchanan
Most of the stories are okay but nothing really stand out. Nothing really terrible either with the possible exception of the Capricorn story. The whole zodiac theme doesn't work real well though. It's a tenuous connection at best in many of the stories and the little Kasterborous interludes are more annoying than entertaining. All in all though, not bad.
Mar 11, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Some decent stories and a few really cute ones. Not sure what was up with all those weird Zodiac intervals, but they were boring and I stopped reading them after the first two.
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Jacqueline Rayner is a best selling British author, best known for her work with the licensed fiction based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.

Her first professional writing credit came when she adapted Paul Cornell's Virgin New Adventure novel Oh No It Isn't! for the audio format, the first release by Big Finish. (The novel featured the character of Bernice S
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