It’s finally here! Echoes of Extinction is out now!
Big Finish, in association with Demon Records and BBC Studios, today releases the long-awaited conclusion Time Lord Victorious! Echoes of Extinction stars David Tennant and Paul McGann in two separate adventures that listeners can play in any order. But both incarnations of the Doctor must face the dastardly Network (Torchwood’s Burn Gorman).
Scott Handcock, the director of Echoes of Extinction, explained the release’s setup. “Alfie Shaw’s done a brilliant job producing the audio adventures for Time Lord Victorious and his script for Echoes of Extinction is no exception. It’s a single story told from two perspectives, balancing two different Doctors, and introducing a host of fantastic guest stars. It’s great to hear David Tennant and Paul McGann tackle opposite aspects of one adventure, with Burn Gorman unifying the two strands as the menacing Network.”
“Getting to write for Paul McGann and David Tennant is a highlight”
For his part, the stories’ writer, Alfie Shaw, saw Echoes of Extinction as a unique challenge. “I mean, getting to write for Paul McGann and David Tennant is a highlight in and of itself! It was a really interesting challenge to create two stories that had to be both self-contained and also add-up to a whole, and that was something that we worked hard to achieve. Plus, when you’re writing for two Doctors, there’s the opportunity to do a bit of a back and forth between them. I’ve previously written a story which was basically two Doctors proactively bickering, so I wanted to go with a different direction for this one.”
The cast includes Kathryn Drysdale (Bridgerton, Love & Monsters), Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who’s Rory), and Mina Anwar (Sarah Jane Adventures). Also appearing are Paul Clayton (Planet of the Ood, Torchwood’s Mr. Colchester), and Jack DeVos (The Outpost). Melanie Stevens (Torchwood: God Amoung Us), Jacob Dudman (The Stranger), Stephen Critchlow (Torchwood) and Inès de Clercq (Broadchurch) also feature.
Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – Echoes of Extinction
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.
Two interlinked adventures. Two Doctors. One foe.
Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – Echoes of Extinction is now available as a digital download (at £8.99) at www.bigfinish.com. (Note: products are sold in £ sterling on the Big Finish website but will be converted to local currency upon checkout.)