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August 26th, 2020 153 comments

Time Lord Victorious Multi-Platform Story – Updated

This post will feature all Time Lord Victorious related merchandise in one place. Latest Information and announcements at the top.

All Time Lord Victorious Merchandise is available to order from (with exception of the LP’s)

The official time line Is now live Here.

BBC Studios announce the final, missing piece in Doctor Who Time Lord Victorious with a five-part CGI animation launching in November this year. Daleks! will be available for fans to watch for free, weekly on the Doctor Who YouTube channel.

Doctor Who Time Lord Victorious 9th Doctor T-Shirt Men’s / Woman’s Fit

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“Oh, fantastic!”

Three incarnations of the Doctor. Rose Tyler. Daleks. Brian the Ood… Time Lord Victorious has arrived!

This incredible t-shirt features Lee Binding’s beautiful artwork of the Ninth Doctor. A Forbidden Planet UK exclusive.

Time Lord Victorious is a brand-new multi-platform Doctor Who story told across audio, novels, comics, vinyl, digital, immersive theatre, escape rooms and games!

Produced on a 100% cotton Gildan softspun t-shirt. This t-shirt is made to order. As such please note that delivery may take up to four weeks to dispatch after your order is placed.

Doctor Who Time Lord Victorious 10th Doctor T-Shirt Men’s / Woman’s Fit

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“The laws of time are mine – and they will obey me!”

Three incarnations of the Doctor. Rose Tyler. Daleks. Brian the Ood… Time Lord Victorious has arrived!

This incredible t-shirt features Lee Binding’s beautiful artwork of the Tenth Doctor in Time Lord costume. A Forbidden Planet UK exclusive.

Time Lord Victorious is a brand-new multi-platform Doctor Who story told across audio, novels, comics, vinyl, digital, immersive theatre, escape rooms and games!

Produced on a 100% cotton Gildan softspun t-shirt.

Eaglemoss / Hero Collector Time Lord Victorious Figurine Collection

Time Lord Victorious Figurine Collection Magazine #2

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Time Lord Victorious is the all-new multi-platform Doctor Who story set to dominate 2020! Hero Collector is joining countless licensors to deliver this epic Doctor Who crossover event, with new high-quality figurine box sets featuring creatures and characters from the story of Time Lord Victorious, each accompanied by an in-depth profile magazine.

A range of Mugs, Coasters, Travel passes and T shirts are now available to order from

Doctor Who Magazine Monstrous Beauty (3 issues)

You can order all 3 Doctor Who Magazine issues from

The Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler are trapped in the Dark Times, facing a terror out of myth!

Big Finish Time Lord Victorious Echoes of Extinction Vinyl LP (ASDA Exclusive)

Big Finish has t revealed its final contribution to the Doctor Who multi-platform adventure Time Lord Victorious with a new limited edition vinyl – starring David Tennant and Paul McGann.

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – Echoes of Extinction comprises of two separate adventures that listeners can play in any order and form a greater narrative.

Two interlinked adventures. Two Doctors. One foe.

Doctor Who The Official Annual (Includes an exclusive tie-in)

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Penguin Random House Children’s and BBC Studios announce the publication of Doctor Who: The Official Annual 2021 which includes an exclusive tie-in to the Time Lord Victorious story.

Time Lord Victorious is a brand-new multi-platform Doctor Who story told across audio, novels, comics, vinyl, digital, immersive theatre, escape rooms and games. Time Lord Victorious will launch in September 2020, with products and experiences releasing until early 2021.

Titan Comics Time Lord Victorious #1 (Forbidden Planet Exclusive Variant) and Collected Comic

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Forbidden Planet Exclusive Variant (left): A thrilling new adventure for the Tenth Doctor (as played by fan-favorite David Tennant) that sees the shocking return of his deadliest enemies: the Daleks! Limited to 500 units

Time Lord Victorious (right) Collects Titan Comics Doctor Who Time Lord Victorious issues #1 & #2 together in one volume.

Titan Comics Doctor Who Time Lord Victorious #2

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A thrilling new adventure for the Tenth Doctor (as played by fan-favorite David Tennant) that sees the shocking return of his deadliest enemies: the Daleks!

But things aren’t what they seem – time is all wrong, and something is coming that terrifies even the Daleks… Part of BBC’s highly anticipated multi-platform Doctor Who epic, TIME LORD VICTORIOUS!

Eaglemoss / Hero Collector Time Lord Victorious Figurine Collection

Time Lord Victorious Figurine Collection Magazine #1 Dalek Emperor & Drone

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As war rages across time and space, the Daleks return to the cosmos – with a new drone design and an all-new Dalek Emperor!

Each of the four Time Lord Victorious box sets will contain two hand-painted polyresin figurines at 1:21 scale (approximately 3.5 inches tall), along with a special companion magazine that helps to further tell the epic story of the Time Lord Victorious and the rise of the Dalek Restoration Empire!

BBC Audio and Demon Records The Minds of Magnox

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The Vinyl LP is available to order from and

BBC Audio and Demon Records have announced that they will be publishing a brand new Doctor Who audio story for the Tenth Doctor as part of the Time Lord Victorious multi-platform adventure.

Doctor Who: The Minds of Magnox will be released on CD and Digital Download by BBC Audio on 3rd December and will be released on Vinyl by Demon Records on 4th December, marking the first simultaneous publication of a BBC Audio title across CD, digital and vinyl formats. The CD and digital editions will also feature a short Coda to the story.

Titan Comics Doctor Who Time Lord Victorious #1

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A thrilling new adventure for the Tenth Doctor (as played by fan-favorite David Tennant) that sees the shocking return of his deadliest enemies: the Daleks! But things aren’t what they seem – time is all wrong, and something is coming that terrifies even the Daleks…

The first of two oversized issues kicking off the BBC’s highly anticipated multi-platform Doctor Who epic, TIME LORD VICTORIOUS!

Big Finish Audio Stories

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Big Finish announce four more pieces slotting into the jigsaw of BBC Studios’ hugely ambitious Doctor Who multi-platform adventure. Paul McGann leads a trilogy of exciting full-cast audio dramas, as the Eighth Doctor faces his old enemies, the Daleks, in the Time War. Cast members joining this epic adventure include Silas Carson (as Brian the Ood), Samantha Béart (as Tiska) and Nicholas Briggs (as the Daleks). These three stories will be released between October and December 2020.

Additionally, Doctor Who – Short Trips will accompany these adventures, featuring two incarnations of the Master, narrated by Jon Culshaw. The Doctor Who –Short Trips are available to pre-order now from the Big Finish website and will be released in October 2020 on download (£4.99),or as part of a Time Lord Victorious bundle with the trilogy (£26).

The titles are as follows…

  • He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not by Carrie Thompson
  • The Enemy of My Enemy by Tracy Ann Baines
  • Mutually Assured Destruction by Lizzie Hopley
  • Master Thief by Sophie Iles (Short Trips)

BBC Books The Knight, The Fool and All Flesh Is Grass

BBC Books has revealed that it will be publishing two novels to tie into BBC Studios multi-platform Doctor Who story, Time Lord Victorious.

Time Lord Victorious will tell a new and untold story, set within the Dark Times at the start of the universe, when even the Eternals were young. Following several Doctors across space and time as they defend their home planet from a terrible race, this is a story like no other.

Time Lord Victorious will feature the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Doctor characters, companion Rose Tyler and monsters including the Daleks and the Ood, with more to be revealed over the coming months as products are announced.

Doctor Who: The Knight, The Fool and The Dead by Steve Cole

Published on 1ST October 2020 by BBC Books, priced £9.99

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We live forever, barring accidents. Just like everyone else in the universe.

The Doctor travels back to the Dark Times, an era where life flourishes and death is barely known…

Doctor Who: All Flesh Is Grass by Una McCormack

Published on 10th December 2020 by BBC Books, priced £9.99

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Even a Time Lord can’t change the past.

A wasteland. A dead world… No, there is a biodome rising from the ashes. Here, life teems and flourishes, with strange, lush plants and many-winged insects with bright carapaces…

Press Release

BBC Studios is pleased to announce that Doctor Who will be the focus of a multi-platform story launching later this year. Time Lord Victorious will see partners including Penguin Random House, Doctor Who Magazine, Titan Comics, Escape Hunt, Big Finish Productions, Eaglemoss Hero Collector, Immersive Everywhere, Maze Theory, BBC Books and BBC Audio, unite to tell a brand new Doctor Who story.

Time Lord Victorious will launch later this year, with products and experiences scheduled to launch over a twelve week period.

Time Lord Victorious will tell a new and untold story, set within the Dark Times at the start of the universe, when even the Eternals were young. Following several Doctors across space and time as they defend their home planet from a terrible race, this is a story like no other.

The story will feature the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Doctors, companion Rose Tyler and monsters including the Daleks and the Ood, with more to be revealed over the coming months as products are announced.

James Goss, Producer, said: “BBC Studios’ Doctor Who licensees have come together to tell an amazing epic – one that’s full of monsters, fun and heart. All strands of the story unite into a mighty patchwork that ranges from one end of the universe to the next. There’s more to be revealed, but the enthusiasm and ideas which the licensees have come up with are breath-taking. It’s going to be such fun.”

Doctor Who is one of the longest running action adventure television series in the world, spanning 56 years and winning over 100 awards. The brand has a proven track record in consumer products and live events with over four million Sonic Screwdrivers sold in the past eleven years, over 12 million action figures sold since 2005, over 18 million DVDs sold globally and over one million tickets sold for live events.

Further information about Time Lord Victorious can be found on the official site where a timeline of product releases will be collated as products are announced.

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  • Mac

    May 30th, 2020 - 12:54pm

    Doctor Who Magazine 556 will feature there contribution

  • Anonymous

    May 18th, 2020 - 4:05pm

    Confirmed in the latest Big Finish podcast, no Eccleston or Piper in the Big Finish sections.

  • Anonymous

    May 17th, 2020 - 3:12pm

    • booboo

      May 17th, 2020 - 4:23pm

      yes saw that, probably in next weeks previews

  • Martino

    May 14th, 2020 - 12:00pm

    Now that we know that the Doctor has infinite regenerations (is this story featuring the 10,008th, 10,009th and 10,010th Doctors??), presumably there will have to be some sort of tie-in with the new canon?

    • Anonymous

      May 14th, 2020 - 1:01pm

      Uhhh don’t watched the TV movie last night and 8th Dr clearly remembers laying the grass on Galifrey with his father and regeneration limit is mentioned several time’s gosh I hate now this has been changed

    • Anonymous

      May 14th, 2020 - 1:34pm

      sigh…….. The entity that would eventually know as “the doctor” did not become “the doctor” until the william hartnell incarnation of “the timelord that would be know as the doctor” first took on the name after Ian Chesterton in 1963.

      There have been 14 bodies know as “the doctor” (including the “Ruth Doctor”) and an almost infinite number of regeneration’s to the entity that could regenerate.

    • Col

      May 14th, 2020 - 6:26pm

      Is it just me though …and bare with me on this ….before hes Hartnell he gets a memory wipe and I assume they fix his regen limit too at that point to 12 as the time lords learn how and he flies off for all the adventures we have seen ..then in time if the doctor they undo the limit because that need her ….I don’t want to cause arguments or have people linch me as it’s just observation but what I have missed that could contractor that ?

    • Anonymous

      May 14th, 2020 - 7:30pm

      Timeless child has unlimited natural regeneration. Works for division. Is known as the doctor. Has memory wiped and is returned to childhood thus becoming the “doctor” we see in listen. Our doctor stays on gallifrey choosing the name doctor. Perhaps a vague memory or just a feeling of who he is (there must have been other doctor’s before him for him to make the choice, he must be aware of the name.) After many years his nature starts to come out, think about the matrix avatar brenden, he says “I want to make a difference”. The doctor leaves gallifrey with Susan and then think about this. Hartnell is not the doctor we come to know. He is a different character at the beginning. He doesn’t seek out adventures, he doesn’t meddle. It’s after the regeneration, his first of his wiped new life, that the doctor becomes the doctor. Things in the universe must be fought. A difference must be made. He still has unlimited regeneration. He doesn’t know and neither do the time lords on gallifrey. The division have hidden the doctor. So he firmly believes he’ll die on trenzalore and so do the time lords so they send regeneration energy to him. If they hadn’t we now know he would have regenerated anyway and we’d have spent the next few years finding out why. The division didn’t limit his regeneration as it’s natural. This does not mean the doctor is immortal. If the doctor is so badly injured he won’t be able to regenerate. Drop the doctor into a sun and there will be nothing left to regenerate. Why does it matter so much what arbitrary number the actor is. The fifth doctor believes he’s in his fourth regeneration. The latest doctor now knows this isn’t true. And it makes zero difference

    • Anonymous

      May 14th, 2020 - 7:33pm

      Anonymous the doctor didn’t take the name of Ian chesterton. He was called the doctor on gallifrey. The master knew him as the doctor at school as did all the time lords we meet. Ian calls him doctor foreman because of the name on the junkyard, which is just foreman. The doctor calls himself doctor before that mistake by ian

    • Anonymous

      May 14th, 2020 - 7:38pm

      Should clarify that the troughton doctor becomes the character of the “doctor” after that first post division regeneration. Perhaps it’s the doctor’s true nature coming through but there is a strong argument that all other actors have followed troughton’s proactive character rather than hartnell’s more standoffish version.

    • Doctor Stu

      May 16th, 2020 - 1:44pm

      You’re exactly right, it doesn’t change anything. The Doctor could still lag the grass with his adopted father as a child. He gets reset back to a child, and grows up on Gallifrey becoming the boy he is in listen. With his new adopted mother and father. He then grows up, enters the academy, gets exposed to the untempered schism to allow him to see into the time vortex, he then gets the same 12 limit as everyone else. (In his case it would be more of a placebo as he wouldn’t know he had unlimited regenerations)

      He grows up to become Hartnell who leaves Gallifrey with his granddaughter and then every regeneration from here still stands and runs as normal. Doctor number 1,2,3,4 etc. etc. Then in time of the Doctor, the timelords grant him a bunch of new regenerations as maybe they think he genuinely will die if they’re not the same lords who know about the secret. And if could even be the case that they know the secret and grant his regenerations so he doesn’t ask questions. Everything still runs as normal I don’t understand why people are so triggered

    • Anonymous

      May 17th, 2020 - 9:45am

      How do you know 13 isn’t involved? It does say more characters to be revealed. That could mean more doctor’s as well.

    • MJS

      May 28th, 2020 - 4:00pm

      All this to justify a few seconds in a story from the mid 70s ……

  • MIKSK89

    May 13th, 2020 - 9:34am

    Partially wondering if the Immersive Experience event Time Fracture was due to be included in this

    • Mac

      May 30th, 2020 - 12:50pm

      Doctor Who Magazine 556 will feature there contribution.

  • Anonymous

    May 13th, 2020 - 9:05am

    I’m wondering if the Time Lord Victorious books will be added to the (NSA) Range of books?

    • Anonymous

      May 13th, 2020 - 11:10am

      I think they are the same size as the 11, 12 13 novels

  • Daniel

    May 13th, 2020 - 7:30am

    Looks great but will require a lot of money investment to follow the whole story which (especially at this time) I simply dont have. There are already 100’s of Big Finish Stories I want to listen to but simply cant yet afford, so this will have to join the back of the queue.

  • Anonymous

    May 12th, 2020 - 6:02pm

    Great idea. Shame I don’t like the 10th doctor much but great for his fans.

    • Wayne Bradley

      May 13th, 2020 - 10:39pm

      I’m not a fan of his either. Odd how every one loves him, don’t hate him just don’t like him much

    • Anonymous

      May 14th, 2020 - 3:43am

      Didn’t hate or particularly dislike him but I did find his performance a bit over the top at times with the face pulling

    • Anonymous

      May 14th, 2020 - 8:04am

      Finally, people who aggree with me 🙂

    • Lol

      May 18th, 2020 - 7:15am

      Fam pretty much every doctor made silly faces your comment makes no sense further more Matt Smith was more childish with face pulling

    • Anonymous

      May 22nd, 2020 - 8:02pm

      Yes Matt could act childishly and I loved his doctor. Tennant was good but I found his face pulling irritating

    • Bunter

      May 28th, 2020 - 3:22pm

      Same. I do actually like him, but relatively speaking not so much. It’s odd that DT didn’t keep his normal accent, because the way 10th speaks makes some of the cringey excesses a little worse. But DT is such a decent chap and enthusiastic, and good for the show. Too human an incarnation though, and the rosemance was too cloying. People jump on JW for the gurning etc but DT did it too, arguably worse. Still, love them all in the grand scheme of things, just not keen on the RIP Doctor Who 1963-2017 crowd with their (literally) Rose-tinted glasses.

  • Anonymous

    April 28th, 2020 - 2:51pm

    The BBC would not put that on twitter after is was announced. It may be delayed but it wont be due to funding

  • Anonymous

    April 28th, 2020 - 12:01pm

    “A Whole NEW Time War” and no War Doctor – very interesting. I am intrigued.

    • Anonymous

      May 13th, 2020 - 12:31pm

      But this pre dates that time war as it is about the dark times

    • Anonymous

      May 22nd, 2020 - 9:44am

      There were multiple time wars before the one scene in the show. The most prominent example being the war between the timelords and the vampires

  • Daniel Bretherton

    April 28th, 2020 - 11:08am

    Apparently the BBC have said it’s not happening this year because they haven’t got the funds and they are looking at a free replacement. That was on their Twitter page however it’s not there anymore

    • booboo

      April 28th, 2020 - 11:12am

      what’s not happening this year?

    • Daniel Bretherton

      April 28th, 2020 - 12:19pm

      This is apparently not happening this year Time Lord Victorious because apparently they haven’t got the funding for it

    • Anonymous

      April 28th, 2020 - 12:28pm

      But the BBC wouldn’t be spending any money (barring some marketing), it literally says in the press release that it’s their licensees doing it.

    • Anonymous

      April 28th, 2020 - 1:28pm

      So why would BBC studios announce it if they knew it wasn’t happening? Let’s just wait and see what’s happening. It’s unlikely to be anything to do with funding and more delayed production due to lockdown that will delay it.

  • Sean Bassett

    April 27th, 2020 - 10:17pm

    Great news, and practically confirms more David Tennant Big Finish stuff, because I doubt they’d include the Tenth Doctor and Big Finish in this if he wasn’t onboard!

  • Anonymous

    April 27th, 2020 - 9:37pm

    So Eccleston for the Comics, Tennant for the Books and McGann for the audios?

    I’m looking forward to it, even though not many people will get the full experience. For a start, were is the nearest Escape Room for people?

    • Anonymous

      April 27th, 2020 - 9:57pm

      Comics and books might be other doctors. I’m hoping for a John hurt book

    • Doctor Stu

      April 28th, 2020 - 12:59am

      I hope Tennant does the audio as well, I love Jacob but I can’t listen to an impersonation it takes me right out of it

  • Loobop

    April 27th, 2020 - 7:47pm

    tenth doctor in timelord outfit has got to be a character options custom somewhere on the internet.can’t help but feel there using tenth just to help sell stuff.

    • booboo

      April 27th, 2020 - 8:09pm

      he helps sell merchandise so why not

    • Anonymous

      April 28th, 2020 - 1:42am

      It’s rather the point of merchandise to be saleable…

  • Mark Turner

    April 27th, 2020 - 5:31pm

    Hope Character Options can get in on this. Tan 9th Doctor and a rehash of NOTD 8 and Timelord 10, not to mention Daleks…

  • Bob James

    April 27th, 2020 - 4:52pm

    I’m going to hold out hope for Eccleston to do some Big Finish. I have asked Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs at multiple conventions (Asked? More like hounded them.) about the possibility of Chris doing some new Nine for BF, and they confirmed that he has been approached. And that the answer wasn’t never, just not right now. And that was last year. And that Haigh-Ellery guy is slippery, because I also asked (also last year) about the possibility of John Simm coming aboard for BF, and was told that they would love to work with Simm at some point in the future. “Masterful”, anyone? Fooled me!

    • Bobby Davros

      April 27th, 2020 - 6:07pm

      Well he couldn’t be bothered to do the Doctors Lockdown Zoom message so dont get your Hope’s up.

    • Anonymous

      April 27th, 2020 - 6:28pm

      We don’t know his reasons for not taking part so don’t presume anything.

    • The Ergon

      April 27th, 2020 - 6:41pm

      After christopher eccleston quit the part, i,m pretty sure he was asked if he would even do Big Finish and he said something like (and i,m paraphrasing here) ‘I don,t know, maybe i will do Big Finish some day’ (altthough he may have said this at the time to soften the blow to fans who were disappointed at him leaving after that one season). I,m less discouraged by his comments after seeing him with Matt Smith at that convention a few years back. It was joyful seeing them talking like old mates even though the cynical side of me knows he was remunerated handsomely for that event.

    • James

      April 27th, 2020 - 7:10pm

      Chris got asked if he would do Big Finish last year at his talk event for his book and I’m paraphrasing her but he basically said “no, I’ve parted ways with Doctor Who I don’t really want to go back to the part”

    • Chris Howarth

      April 27th, 2020 - 8:50pm

      Well, we do know why he wouldn’t take part in the Big Night In message. He wants the NHS to be properly funded by the government and is opposed to it having to rely on charitable donations. Eccleston is not a man to compromise his principles.

    • Anonymous

      April 28th, 2020 - 12:38am

      We all think that, but all he had to do was show up and say thank you.

    • Anonymous

      April 28th, 2020 - 1:41am

      You do realise that he’s not under any obligation to play the character again? It is his choice and considering the kind of comments people are making I’m not entirely surprised he’s not keen on who.

    • Anonymous

      April 28th, 2020 - 9:08am

      That’s not the issue. Tom Baker refused to play the part again for many years (for similar reasons). Up until now fans have been very supportive of CE. Its the fact he couldn’t put his personal issues to one side for a few minutes to say a thank you to the NHS. Especially annoying as he has made an appearance at a convention where he no doubt made lots of money selling autographs and photos to fans.

    • Anonymous

      April 28th, 2020 - 3:14pm

      But we don’t know that! We have no idea if they even asked him!

  • Potential

    April 27th, 2020 - 3:10pm

    So if social distancing is not totally removed later this year in the UK that’s a product range that’s dead in the water

    • Anonymous

      April 27th, 2020 - 3:42pm

      Only the theatre and escape rooms though. They can still release the rest. And if social distancing is still a thing, then they will probably just release those at a later date.

    • booboo

      April 27th, 2020 - 3:45pm

      cant see how you would have to go those to get the entire story either as they are beyond the reach of many.

    • Anonymous

      April 27th, 2020 - 4:42pm

      James Goss (Big Finish) advised on Twitter that the range has been designed so if, for example, you only want to listen to the audios, it’s a complete story. I am assume the various media are linked only by theme and you do not need to engage with everything order understand the story etc.

    • TheNeverEndingDrumbeat

      April 28th, 2020 - 7:01am

      Maybe online plays and escape rooms?

  • Anonymous

    April 27th, 2020 - 2:46pm

    Milking the cash cow? Why not just produce a new TV Movie or mini eps?

    • Anonymous

      April 27th, 2020 - 2:59pm

      Because that would cost a lot more money to make and would be impossible to make at the moment anyway

    • booboo

      April 27th, 2020 - 3:04pm

      some people clearly don’t want businesses to survive, especially at the moment, they all need to keep producings which keep people in jobs.

    • Anonymous

      April 27th, 2020 - 5:02pm

      You do realise that these are made with a completely different budget than the tv stuff?

      Like it’s not as though the BBC think “Oh we could make a tv series with this money. Nah we’ll just make books and audios”

  • Anonymous

    April 27th, 2020 - 2:44pm

    I think it’s a great idea. I just wish the tv show would allow for more multi media story telling. Like the crisis on the infinite earth stuff with the arrowverse.

    • Anonymous

      April 27th, 2020 - 4:05pm

      The BBC are only allowed to go so far due to constraints imposed by their charter, and thank goodness for that. It would be utterly horrible to be forced to go out and spend money on other products on top of the licence fee to get a complete story.

      I get that there are some people who seem to think that anyone who doesn’t buy every last Doctor Who product and utterly love everything is a traitor to the almighty brand, but we have to be reasonable about people’s circumstances.

  • Bob James

    April 27th, 2020 - 2:02pm

    The beginnings of the BBC Doctor Who mythology restoration and damage control effort, looking ahead, post Chibnall? Seems possible and potentially exciting, to say the least.

    • Doctor Stu

      April 27th, 2020 - 2:24pm

      It’s not damage control at all. He did nothing that messes up any continuity or lore

    • Anonymous

      April 27th, 2020 - 2:39pm

      No it isn’t

    • Bob James

      April 27th, 2020 - 3:21pm

      Beg to differ gents. Wouldn’t have said it if I didn’t. It’s yours and you can have it now. If this were all such a “bold move forward” would there even be a need or cause to basically go retrospective now, with stuff like this? You have a right to your opinions, and I to mine, but there’s some food for thought. This can’t just simply be a money grab, with something that essentially has a currently stagnant merchandising reality. And one doesn’t look back to go forward.

    • Anonymous

      April 27th, 2020 - 3:38pm

      Doctor who has always looked back. It’s big finishes main selling point. BBC books publish past doctor adventures every year. (2nd, 3rd, 4th, war doctor, 10th) stop reading stuff into things just to try an make a point. There is no merchandise stagnation. We have only a limited number of possible DVD releases. We have various comic books, novels, CDs, toys, figurines, clothing, accessories such as badges, there’s more merchandise now than there has been for a while.

    • Bob James

      April 27th, 2020 - 4:10pm

      Kool Aid. What’s your favorite flavor?

    • The Outcast

      April 27th, 2020 - 5:49pm

      One big multi-media storyline =/= more important than the TV show and certainly not a “mythology restoration”. This would have been in the planning long before the Timeless Children was released anyway, so how did you come to that conclusion? Also, would this “mythology restoration” be ridding the mythology of 11 and 12 and the Classic Series Doctors too? None of them are in this either.

      I don’t know why they choose these three Doctors, 10 I certainly understand, being popular and all, but 8 and 9 certainly aren’t as recognised as 4, 11 or 13. But whatever the reason, it’s exciting, and certainly isn’t trying to erase the current show, just like every Big Finish story isn’t trying to erase the current show. But then, I think you already knew that, and just wanted to make a nonsensical comment to annoy people.

    • Anonymous

      April 27th, 2020 - 5:55pm

      Don’t try to reason. Bob clearly has some issues. This is probably a colabaration due to nothing being able to be made or filmed otherwise.

    • The Paradox

      April 27th, 2020 - 7:19pm

      I’m confused, Bob. Can you explain to us exactly how this story is any different to what Big Finish, BBC Books, Titan Comics, DWM or anyone else involved has always done? Every single one of them has always released stories featuring earlier versions of the Doctor than the one currently on the television. Why is this particular release “damage control” if everything released before this was not? Or were the Beeb also “restoring mythology” allowing Big Finish to release Eighth Doctor stories during the height of the Tennant era? Honestly, you can have any opinion you want but there’s very little food for thought here, I’m afraid.

    • Bob James

      April 27th, 2020 - 11:30pm

      I don’t know how this story will in anyway be different from anything you mentioned, as I haven’t read/listened to it yet, nor have I by any means read and/or listened to all of the those others you may have mentioned. Nothing in any media that I’ve encountered prior to Chibnall’s “Timeless Child” reinvention has been to my mind nearly as radical a game changer as that. There were allowances for a lot of variations but never anything that so radically rewrote Doctor Who’s mythology, including that whole “Other” business. So I’m just questioning the timing. Big Finish has always held the line on ‘fannish” spin offs and carry forwards, but why do we seem to have a very fan pleaser type adventure here that harkens back to the past just when that past has so radically been rewritten? I think that this is the BBC trying to offer appeasement and have it both ways. They want to back Chibnall and offer any fans put off by his rewrite a consolation. It may be a way also, I believe, to have a path forward that opens the door to get past what Chibnall has done. And again, I am personally looking very forward to this. I think it likely that I will enjoy this more than that there is any possibility of my watching the Chibnall era again.

    • Bob James

      April 27th, 2020 - 11:33pm

      And by the way, “Anonymous” (not your real name, I know), I happen to have many “issues” of many, many different kinds of publications. And I’ll read them ALL again.

    • Anonymous

      April 28th, 2020 - 12:06am

      Ridiculous comments. It means nothing.

    • Anonymous

      April 28th, 2020 - 12:57am

      You are obviously just trying to get a rise out of people. The BBC and big finish have done this before. Tennant audios and a BBC book. It meant nothing then and it means nothing now.

    • Bunter

      May 28th, 2020 - 3:37pm

      Bob’s a truth-seer, leading the resistance in the fight-back against the canon-destroying BBC woke agenda, and the globalist climate change hoax. He knows what’s really going on. He just knows. We keep drinking the Kool Aid, but he really knows.

  • Jamie D

    April 27th, 2020 - 1:36pm

    Hmm this is interesting. I will have to hear more about the actual story before I decide to get involved though. CO could definitely make a nice pack out of those new Dalek variants.

    • The Outcast

      April 27th, 2020 - 5:50pm

      Indeed. Gimme those Daleks as action figures.

  • Anonymous

    April 27th, 2020 - 1:27pm

    I’m only interested in the books. Problem is if you only get a fraction of the story what’s the point?

    • BadgerLeopard

      April 27th, 2020 - 1:39pm

      James Goss mentioned on Twitter that you don’t have to get everything to understand the story – you could just get the books/audios/vinyls etc…

    • Anonymous

      April 27th, 2020 - 3:00pm

      I’ll still get the books and I tend to get the dr who mag collected comics as well. Might get the titan collection as well but not overly bothered about their stuff to ge honest.

  • Acefan2005

    April 27th, 2020 - 1:25pm

    Anyone else wanna comment on how brilliant the Daleks look?

    • Anonymous

      April 28th, 2020 - 2:11am

      Future b&m variants?

    • Acefan2005

      April 28th, 2020 - 12:01pm

      Hope so!

  • The Ergon

    April 27th, 2020 - 1:02pm

    The Big finish audio i,d be interested in IF Eccleston and Tennant are involved, not impersonators, and if it somehow ties separately with those Eaglemoss releases.

  • Doctor909

    April 27th, 2020 - 12:48pm

    It’ll be interesting to see how this goes. They’ve got quite a lot of platforms they’re utilising: Books, Comics, Escape Rooms, Audio Dramas, Figurines, Audio Books and Virtual Reality. This sounds pretty cool but it’s quite a lot of media to spread across. I’ll definitely pick up the Big Finish Audio Drama and maybe a few of the books but I’m not really a fan of comics and don’t have anyway of experiencing virtual reality. Plus it’s gonna cost a lot of money… at least two books, and at least one Big Finish box set -that’s already about £50+ and I imagine not even half the story.
    It looks a really good idea, the story itself sound amazing and I’m definitely excited for it but I’m just a bit concerned I might miss some of the story because I don’t have enough money or ability to use all the media outlets it’s coming out on. I feel like it might have benefitted from having one release per month rather than one release per week; that way more hype could be generated with cliffhangers and it’d be more affordable.

  • MrH

    April 27th, 2020 - 12:36pm

    So how will nine be involved – if there is any actor participation I can’t see CE turning up – he’s not 100 yet! Also I see they have ignored the new numbering where we still have 8, 9 and 10. GOOD.

    • Whofan44

      April 27th, 2020 - 12:59pm

      9 will most likely be in the comics stuff.
      What new numbering system? The numbering system never changed.

    • Jamie D

      April 27th, 2020 - 1:35pm

      There is no new numbering… They have always been 8,9 and 10 and always will be.

    • Anonymous

      April 27th, 2020 - 4:29pm

      The timeless child hasn’t altered the numbers.

  • Mrs Croot

    April 27th, 2020 - 12:34pm

    Escape room and the immerse everywhere thing (maybe time fractures) isn’t available on a wide scale like Eaglemoss and big finish, so how are they going to compensate for people who can’t access that part of the story?

    BTW, great to see more ood! 🙂

    • Sean Bassett

      April 27th, 2020 - 10:07pm

      The play could surely be recorded and released on DVD and Blu-ray. The escape room could be released digitally for people who can’t get to it in real life, in the form of a downloadable minigame.

  • Anonymous

    April 27th, 2020 - 12:18pm

    Maybe they should have waited telling us till they had more information to release.

  • Judooning

    April 27th, 2020 - 12:14pm

    So excited for all this! Cannot wait! And with Eaglemoss involved, let’s hope for some figurines out of this too!

  • James

    April 27th, 2020 - 12:04pm

    Something else to look forward to


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