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Big Finish Announces ‘Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – Echoes of Extinction’ with David Tennant and Paul McGann

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Earlier this year, a massive multi-platform Doctor Who event called Time Lord Victorious was announced. Big Finish just announced its final contribution to the event called Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – Echoes of Extinction. David Tennant and Paul McGann reprise their roles of The Tenth and The Eight Doctors in a new limited edition vinyl. The audio drama is composed of two separates stories forming a greater narrative. The double A side shows a different Doctor on each and will be released on split red/blue vinyl.
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The audio drama is written and produced by Alfie Shaw and directed by Scott Handcock. You can read the synopsis here:

Trapped, a haunted monster waits to consume new victims. It needs help. It needs a doctor. Unfortunately, it also needs to kill whoever it meets. Thrust into immediate danger, and on the back-foot, it will take all of the Doctor’s ingenuity to triumph.  

David Tennant and Paul McGann are joined by an amazing supporter cast including Arthur Darvill (Doctor WhoBroadchurch), Burn Gorman (Torchwood, The Expanse), Mina Anwar (The Thin Blue Line, The Sarah Jane Adventures), Kathryn Drysdale (Benidorm, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) and Paul Clayton (The Crown, Him and Her). 

David Tennant said in a statement to Big Finish that: 

The Doctor in ‘Time Lord Victorious’ is a different character. He’s slightly lonelier, slightly scratchier, when he doesn’t have one of his pals to hold him back. But it’s nice to tell stories from different times of his life. You just have to try and make sure you’re in the right mindset. The script is fascinating. I’ve only got one side of it, but I’m very aware there’s more to this story, that there’s another Doctor on the other side of the disc. I look forward to getting my LP so I can listen to it all.

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Paul McGann added: 

I’ve read this script twice through and I’m still none the wiser. I’m more confused after the second time than I was after the first. It’s only while working on it that I’ve become aware of how it’s going to be structured. It really appeals to me, the idea that it’s in two parts, on two sides of vinyl. I think it’s fun for people listening. Part of the excitement is when the different incarnations meet … or nearly meet.

Writer and producer Alfie Shaw said:

“Director Scott Handcock has pulled together an amazing who’s who of ‘Doctor Who’ for the cast. We’ve got alumni from the series as well as ‘Torchwood’ and ‘The Sarah Jane Adventures’. It’s been an honour to create Big Finish’s first commissioned-for-vinyl story, and utterly thrilling to write for both the Eighth and Tenth Doctors.” 

The Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – Echoes of Extinction vinyl will launch in selected UK ASDA stores on November 27, 2020 and will be available as an download on the Big Finish website on December 4. 

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