The Cold Equations (#5.12)

Big Finish, Companion Chronicles

I was on the edge of my seat for this one as it is framed so perfectly. Oiver has shown up on a previous story, The Perpetual Bond, and is now traveling with the Doctor and Steven. The story begins (and ends) with Steven and Oliver running out of air on a space station. What happens in between isn’t so much fraught with tension is it’s an unspooling of the circumstances that ended them up in their predicament. And Simon Guerrier has done a masterful job of pushing us through the story, anticipating the next moment yet terrified of what it might bring. LOVED IT.

Next Oliver story is: The First Wave (#6.05)

Peter Purves (Steven Taylor) and Tom Allen (Oliver Harper)

Writer: Simon Guerrier

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Release: June 2011

Laura Vilensky 2019