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|Short Trips: Defining Patterns|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Release date:||5 June 2008|
|Short Trips anthologies|
|Short Trips: The Ghosts of Christmas||Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership|
Publisher's summary Edit
The known universe is home to countless trillions of lives, all interweaving with each other and affecting the line of history. When someone makes a decision, no matter how significant or seemingly irrelevant, they cause unknown effects throughout the ages...
Perhaps other, unreachable, factors are at play too: does the universe have a destiny? Are we all predetermined to follow a particular path? Do we reap what we sow or is it a case of what will be will be? Are coincidences really just that, or do we miss their deeper meanings?
Everywhere he looks, the Doctor sees the same patterns — the same events, decisions and actions cropping up again and again. Look at the bigger picture, however, and maybe — just maybe — you'll see how the universe works. How the universe lives...
But, as the Doctor and his companions discover, are these patterns really there? Or do we, by the very nature of seeing them, define them?
Individual stories Edit
- Michael Coen was the winner of a competition run by Big Finish to find new writing talent.
Audio release Edit
An audio version of Lepidoptery for Beginners, read by Duncan Wisbey, was recorded by Big Finish Productions and released as a free download for subscribers in October 2010, alongside A Death in the Family. Additionally, a reading of Twilight's End by Beth Chalmers was released to subscribers whose subscription included Robophobia in August 2011.