Time Lord Victorious is coming – and it’s going to be completely huge.
Sure, the large new crossover Doctor Who challenge (which is able to star the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Docs alongside companions, villains and new characters) is ready to be fairly the endeavor, with varied Who spin-off corporations uniting to inform one sprawling story.
These corporations embody (deep breath): Penguin Random Home, BBC Books, Titan Comics, Doctor Who Journal, Large End productions, BBC Audio, motion determine firm Eaglemoss Hero Collector, Immersive In all places, Maze Principle (who made the final Doctor Who VR sport) and escape room maestros Escape Hunt.
“Time Lord Victorious will inform a brand new and untold story, set inside the Darkish Occasions in the beginning of the universe, when even the Eternals have been younger,” the BBC mentioned in a launch.
“Following a number of Docs throughout house and time as they defend their house planet from a horrible race, this can be a story like no different.”
However how can we sustain with all of the releases, we hear you ask? How may we presumably preserve abreast of what Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant’s Time Lords will stand up to throughout so many alternative mediums?
Properly, we’ve bought you coated. We’ll be including the Time Lord Victorious releases as and once they’re introduced on this very article, updating repeatedly so Whovians in all places can carry on prime of the huge challenge.
And there’s additionally this handy-dandy timeline overview (above) revealed on the Time Lord Victorious web site if you happen to’re all for seeing all of it at a look.
Going by order of launch, right here’s what’s been introduced already…
A Dalek Awakens by Escape Hunt
The Dalek-themed escape room that launched in early March 2020 appears to have been retrospectively named as an element of Time Lord Victorious, with the puzzle-packed expertise technically kicking off the entire crossover.
Having performed the story, we didn’t detect too many overt crossovers, however we’re certain they’re there if you happen to look exhausting sufficient…
Doctor Who: A Dalek Awakens is now able to play in Escape Hunt places across the UK. Examine ticket availability right here
Time Lord Victorious: Defender of the Daleks #1 by Titan comics
Obtainable September 2nd 2020
When the Doctor faces his historical foes as soon as once more, it quickly turns into clear that issues aren’t what they appear – time is all unsuitable and one thing is coming that terrifies even the Daleks.
This challenge kicks off a particular two-part story that can see David Tennant’s Doctor tackle the Daleks (once more), set a while forward of the principle Time Lord Victorious storyline however giving hints in direction of that bigger challenge.
“Titan’s funny story is kind of distinctive, because it options the Tenth Doctor as seen within the latest Thirteenth Doctor comedian sequence, so he’s not reached his so-called victory over time but,” mentioned Doctor Who Comics editor Jake Devine.
“However what has been enjoyable to discover is the Doctor getting a glimpse of what’s to come back and foreshadowing his personal darkish flip.”
Written by Jody Houser and illustrated by Roberta Ingranata, the primary challenge may have 5 alternate covers, some of which you’ll be able to see above.
Doctor Who: The Official Annual 2021 – Penguin Random Home Youngsters’s and BBC Studios
Obtainable September third 2020
Whereas the BBC’s official annual will largely concern itself with the present BBC sequence and its line-up (i.e. Jodie Whittaker and her TARDIS crew), it has been revealed that the annual will embody “an unique tie-in to the Time Lord Victorious story.”
Precisely what this tie-in consists of stays to be seen – it might be some type of comedian, quick story or one thing much less intensive solely hinting on the TLV arc – however for completists, we’re certain it’ll nonetheless be value choosing up a duplicate.
Monstrous Magnificence #1 from Doctor Who Journal
Obtainable September 17th 2020
“All I find out about this time are fairy tales – and each single one of them is terrifying…”
This new sketch will kick off in a particular Doctor Who Journal complement bundled with challenge 556 and proceed with the 2 subsequent points, and follows the Ninth Doctor and Rose once they by chance land in The Darkish Occasions.
A synopsis reads:
The Ninth Doctor and Rose discover themselves in a spot the place no TARDIS is ever alleged to go – the Darkish Occasions; an historical period forbidden to all Time Lords. The universe is younger however warfare has already been born: The Vampire Alliance is swarming throughout the cosmos, consuming the whole lot in its path.
The Doctor discovers that not all of the tales surrounding Time Lord historical past match up with actuality – however some of the horrors are literally worse than the myths. Rose turns into the primary human in existence – and that’s a really harmful factor to be…
“I’m actually excited to get an opportunity to do a Ninth Doctor and Rose story,” author Scott Grey (who created the strip with artist John Ross) mentioned.
“John Ross and I did the sketch within the 2006 Doctor Who Annual (Mr No one) and we had a incredible time with these characters – there’s an actual vitality to their relationship. I used to be sorry they left the magazine so quickly, and it’s been terrific revisiting them now.”
The Knight, the Idiot and the Useless from BBC Books
Obtainable October 1st 2020
Within the first Time Lord Victorious novel, David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor takes on loss of life itself, as you’ll be able to see within the abstract under.
“We stay without end, barring accidents. Similar to everybody else within the universe.”
The Doctor travels again to the Darkish Occasions, an period the place life thrives and loss of life is barely identified…
Then come the Kotturuh – creatures who unfold by means of the cosmos dishing out mortality. They choose each species and decree its allotted time to stay. For the primary time, residing issues know the worry of ending. And they’ll go to any lengths to flee this grim new spectre, loss of life.
The Doctor is an previous hand at dishonest loss of life. Now, finally, he can cease it at supply. He’s coming for the Kotturuh, prepared to alter the whole lot in order that life wins from the beginning. Not simply the final of the Time Lords. The Time Lord Victorious.
Largely kicking off the principle Time Lord Victorious story, The Knight, The Idiot and the Useless additionally appears to characteristic “Brian the Ood,” a personality who later returns (or preturns, provided that it’s set earlier within the Doctor’s life) within the Paul McGann Large End trilogy (under).
Doctor Who: The Knight, The Idiot and The Useless prices £9.99 obtainable for pre-order right here
Doctor Who – Time Lord Victorious: Quick Journeys: Grasp Thief / Lesser Evils from Large End
Obtainable October seventh 2020
Audio story firm Large End has been telling spin-off Doctor Who adventures for years, they usually’re kicking off their entry into Time Lord Victorious with a duo of standalone “Quick Journeys” tales, starring Jon Culshaw as two totally different variations of the Grasp.
The primary, known as Grasp Thief is penned by Sophie Iles and stars Culshaw as Roger Delgado’s unique Grasp. The plot abstract reads:
The Grasp desires to plunder one of probably the most safe vaults within the universe, the Repository. He’s bought a plan, and a lethal new weapon to help him. Nonetheless, because the Grasp shortly discovers, getting in is likely to be simple, however getting away with it may cost a little him the whole lot.
In the meantime, the second (by Simon Guerrier) known as Lesser Evils, and has Culshaw imitating Anthony Ainley’s model of the villainous Time Lord.
The Kotturuh have arrived on the planet Alexis to distribute the reward of the loss of life to its inhabitants. The one particular person standing of their method is a renegade Time Lord, who has sworn to guard the locals. A Time Lord known as the Grasp…
Clearly, this second story will tie into the death-dealing Koturruh launched within the first Tenth Doctor e book above, giving a suggestion at simply how interwoven the entire Time Lord Victorious storyline shall be.
The Doctor Who – Quick Journeys are additionally obtainable to pre-order now and shall be launched in October 2020 on obtain (£4.99), or as half of a Time Lord Victorious bundle with the Paul McGann trilogy, under (£26).
Time Lord Victorious: Defender of the Daleks #2 by Titan comics
Obtainable October eighth 2020
The second half of the Tenth Doctor Dalek story shall be launched a month or so after the primary challenge, and can proceed the story of David Tennant’s Doctor working along with his best foes.
Time Lord Victorious #2 is now obtainable to pre-order globally from July’s Diamond Previews catalogue, ForbiddenPlanet.com and on digital gadget through Comixology.
Doctor Who – Time Lord Victorious: He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not
Obtainable October 14th 2020
The primary of Large End’s most important audio entries into the Time Lord Victorious milieu will star Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor as he takes on a lethal new villain – Brian the Ood.
On the desert world of Atharna, the Doctor’s life is about to be modified without end.
Trying to go to one of the Seven Hundred Wonders of the Universe, he’s shortly embroiled in an online of deceit. Worse than that, this Surprise of the Universe is lacking, and the Doctor is about to come across one of his most harmful and duplicitous adversaries.
The Doctor is about to satisfy Brian.
The story is written by Carrie Thompson, and is offered for pre-order from the Large End web site.
“Time Lord Victorious has been a wonderful delight to work on,” mentioned producer Alfie Shaw.
“We now have three new authors writing the Eighth Doctor trilogy, pitting him towards one of my new favorite characters in Doctor Who, Brian the Ood Murderer, as nicely previous favourites, the Daleks.”
Talking of which…
Monstrous Magnificence #2 from Doctor Who Journal
The second instalment of the Christopher Eccleston/Billie Piper sketch is launched in Doctor Who Journal challenge #557.
“The temporary was: ‘Ninth Doctor, Rose, Vampires!’” author Scott Grey mentioned of the story.
“Monstrous Magnificence will be learn as a standalone journey, however if you happen to look additional into the Time Lord Victorious storyline you’ll see the way it connects with the opposite strands.”
Dalek Drone/Dalek Emperor Collectible figurines – Eaglemoss/ Hero Collector
Obtainable October 20th 2020
Need some bodily representations of the Time Lord Victorious enjoyable together with the audio and written tales? Properly from late October you’ll be able to, with Hero Collector releasing 4 field units of character collectible figurines based mostly on the Time Lord Victorious crossover.
Every of the 4 Time Lord Victorious field units will include two hand-painted polyresin collectible figurines at 1:21 scale (i.e. about 3.5 inches tall) and a companion journal, kicking off with a Dalek Drone and Dalek Emperor.
The primary set will promote at £19.99/$34.95 RRP, and is offered for pre-order from Leisure Earth or Forbidden Planet. Shortly adopted by…
Dalek Commander and Dalek Scientist Collectible figurines – Eaglemoss/ Hero Collector
Obtainable November 1st 2020
The second field of collectible figurines may also embody Daleks of totally different stripes – together with a Dalek “Time” Commander – although we don’t at present have photos of what they’ll appear to be.
Doctor Who – Time Lord Victorious: The Enemy of My Enemy
Obtainable November 11th 2020
The second of the Paul McGann Time Lord Victorious story (aka Time Lord Vic-Story-Us) will see him tackle basic foes the Daleks as they start to kind a treaty with one other race.
The folks of Wrax are blissful to start peaceable negotiations with the Dalek Empire. The 2 species are making ready to interact in an alliance that can final all through the ages.
The one one who appears to object to this blissful union is the Doctor. He is aware of you could by no means belief the Daleks.
However greater than that, he is aware of that the Wraxians ought to by no means have existed…
With Nicholas Briggs returning because the voice of the Daleks, the story is written by Tracy Ann Baines and is offered for pre-order now.
Monstrous Magnificence #Three from Doctor Who Journal
Obtainable November 12th
The third and last instalment of the Ninth Doctor/Rose sketch shall be launched with Doctor Who Journal challenge #558.
Dalek Executioner and Dalek Strategist Collectible figurines – Eaglemoss/ Hero Collector
Obtainable November 23rd
But extra Dalek characters featured in varied David Tennant/Paul McGann tales from the Time Lord Victorious assortment shall be launched within the third assortment of collectible figurines.
Obtainable November 27th on vinyl, December 4th for obtain
David Tennant makes his Time Lord Victorious arrival by co-starring with Paul McGann on this distinctive double-sided audio journey, which sees each Time Lords deal with the identical foe at totally different occasions in an interlinked story. The twist? You possibly can hearken to them in any order.
A synopsis reads:
Trapped, a haunted monster waits to devour new victims. It wants assist. It wants a physician. Sadly, it additionally must kill whoever it meets. Thrust into speedy hazard, and on the back-foot, it’ll take all of the Doctor’s ingenuity to triumph.
Two interlinked adventures. Two Docs. One foe.
Tennant and McGann’s variations of the story shall be offered on both facet of a vinyl document, with audiences inspired to hearken to them in whichever desire they want.
“The script is fascinating,” David Tennant mentioned. “I’ve solely bought one facet of it, however I’m very conscious there’s extra to this story, that there’s one other Doctor on the opposite facet of the disc. I sit up for getting my LP so I can hearken to all of it.”
“I’ve learn this script twice by means of and I’m nonetheless none the wiser,” added Paul McGann. “I’m extra confused after the second time than I used to be after the primary. It’s solely whereas engaged on it that I’ve change into conscious of the way it’s going to be structured.
“It actually appeals to me, the concept it’s in two components, on two sides of vinyl. I believe it’s enjoyable for folks listening. Half of the joy is when the totally different incarnations meet… or practically meet.”
Written by Alfie Shaw, the story may also star Doctor Who star Arthur Darvill, Torchwood’s Burn Gorman, Mina Anwar ( The Sarah Jane Adventures), Kathryn Drysdale (Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) and Paul Clayton (The Crown).
Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – Echoes of Extinction will initially be obtainable on vinyl in chosen ASDA shops throughout the UK from 27th November 2020. A digital obtain of the story shall be obtainable globally from the Large End web site from 4th December and is now obtainable for pre-order at £8.99.
Obtainable December third 2020
Narrated by Jacob, Dudman, this new audio story from BBC Audio will see Tennant’s Tenth Doctor (and Brian the Ood) head to the world of Magnox to seek out out some essential info.
A synopsis reads:
On this unique story, the Doctor travels with Brian, the Ood murderer, to the planet Magnox, one of the best receptacles of data the universe will ever know, and residential to the Minds of Magnox. The Doctor must ask a significant query, however the reply is Grade 1 Categorized. With a purpose to acquire an viewers with the Minds of Magnox he should take a harmful take a look at.
In the meantime, Brian will get concerned with a prison group and is requested to assassinate the Minds of Magnox. Nonetheless, others even have the planet inside their sights…
The story is written by Darren Jones, may also be obtainable on vinyl and is offered for pre-order now.
Doctor Who – Time Lord Victorious: Mutually Assured Destruction
Obtainable December ninth 2020
Apparently following on from the earlier Large End story, Mutually Assured Destruction (written by Lizzie Hopley) finds the Eighth Doctor trapped on a disintegrating spaceship with one other load of Daleks, presumably tying in carefully with the next David Tennant e book launch.
The fallout of the good battle.
Outnumbered and alone, on a Dalek time-ship careering by means of the vortex, the Doctor should use all his crafty to outlive. Because the saucer disintegrates round them, the Doctor is trapped with a crew of more and more determined Daleks.
Or are the Daleks trapped with him?
However how vital is it that Who followers have adopted the entire TLV story earlier than choosing up this McGann trilogy? Producer Alfie Shaw says it may possibly additionally stand alone.
“All of it ties into the larger Time Lord Victorious patchwork, however you’ll be able to simply hearken to the McGann Trilogy and revel in it by itself,” he mentioned.
Every journey within the Eighth Doctor trilogy is now obtainable to pre-order as a single-disc collector’s version (£10.99) or obtain (£8.99) from the Large End web site. A bundle of all three tales can be pre-ordered on CD (£25) or obtain (£22).
All Flesh is Grass from BBC Books
Obtainable December 10th 2020
Following each the unique Tenth Doctor novel, the Eighth Doctor trilogy and the Ninth Doctor comedian strips, All Flesh is Grass seems to affix all three Time Lords – after their earlier adventures, with McGann’s incarnation now working with the Daleks he was trapped with and Tennant’s Doctor swearing to destroy the death-dealing Kotturuh.
“Even a Time Lord can’t change the previous.”
A wasteland. A useless world… No, there’s a biodome rising from the ashes. Right here, life teems and thrives, with unusual, lush crops and many-winged bugs with shiny carapaces – and one solitary sentient creature, who spends its days speaking to the bugs and tending this lonely backyard. That is Inyit, the Final of the Kotturuh.
In All Flesh is Grass we’re transported again to The Darkish Occasions. The Tenth Doctor has sworn to cease the Kotturuh, ending loss of life and bringing life to the universe. However his plan is unravelling – as a substitute of bringing life, nothing has modified and throughout him persons are dying. Loss of life is in all places. Now he should confront his former selves – one in league with their best nemesis and the opposite manning a ship of the undead…
Doctor Who: All Flesh is Grass prices £9.99 and is offered for pre-order right here.
Time Lord Victorious and Brian the Ood Collectible figurines – Eaglemoss/ Hero Collector
Obtainable 1st March 2021
The final two-figurine field will characteristic David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor within the “ornate and war-torn Gallifreyan robes” seen in varied Time Lord Victorious paintings, in addition to Brian the Ood murderer – although as soon as once more, photos haven’t but been launched to indicate off the new-look characters.
Doctor Who: Time Fracture – Immersive In all places
Wish to stay an element of the Time Lord Victorious story? A brand new immersive expertise in London would possibly simply make it easier to do this, with Time Fracture (from Immersive In all places) reportedly set to tie into the broader Time Lord Victorious story.
“Beneath the streets of London, a gateway is opening, time as we all know it’s collapsing, and the destiny of our world hangs within the steadiness,” a blurb for the immersive expertise reads.
“This ground-breaking immersive occasion places you on the coronary heart of the story, plunging you into an epic journey throughout house and time. An incredible problem lies forward, with amazingly-realised worlds to discover, incredible characters to satisfy, and lots of risks to come across. The universe as we all know it’s at stake – now could be the time so that you can step up, be the hero of the journey, and save your stunning planet.”
At time of writing it’s unclear whether or not the continued coronavirus pandemic will impression this immersive expertise in any method – it was definitely delayed from a deliberate autumn 2020 begin date, however it could have an effect on how the expertise is realised as nicely.
And that’s simply the beginning! Over the approaching weeks we’re anticipating extra e book, audio and comic-book bulletins in addition to video games, immersive experiences, collectible figurines, escape rooms and extra. Examine again right here for updates as and when we have now them.
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