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The Ghost Trap (audio story)

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The Ghost Trap
The Ghost Trap cover
Doctor: Fourth Doctor
Companion(s): Leela
Main setting: An abandoned spaceship
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Nick Wallace
Director: Lisa Bowerman
Music: Toby Hrycek-Robinson
Sound: Toby Hrycek-Robinson
Read by: Louise Jameson
Cover by: Mark Plastow
Release details
Release number: 5.04
Release date: 6 April 2015
ISBN 978-1-78178-395-5
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The Ghost Trap was the fourth story of the fifth season of Big Finish Productions' Short Trips series. It was read by Louise Jameson.

Summary Edit

Responding to a salvage team's distress call, the Doctor and Leela arrive on a crippled space ship. Its owners, the Hihmakk, are a secretive race of space mariners whose navigation skills make them the envy of the galaxy. The salvage team are long dead, but their last log entries speak of a spectre stalking the ship's halls, picking them off one by one. When the pair become separated, Leela must fight for survival whilst the Doctor seeks to understand the nature of the ghost...

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References Edit

  • Leela is familiar with the concept of ghosts.
  • A Hihmakk crew could become a hive mind to navigate hyperspace, an extension of normal spacetime.
  • The "ghost trap" was a deliberately focused warp shunt, like a land mine causing the ship to drop out of hyperspace back into normal spacetime.

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