Big Finish, in association with Demon Records and BBC Studios, today announces that the postponed limited edition vinyl starring David Tennant and Paul McGann will now be released online in April 2021.
The vinyl copy was planned to release in UK ASDA stores in November 2020, this very special double-A side LP conclusion to the Time Lord Victorious multi-platform event. However, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the release date was delayed.
This is good news for fans worldwide as the split red/blue vinyl, will be available for pre-order from several online stores, including Amazon and the Big Finish website, enabling fans worldwide to secure their own copy in April.
The Eight and Ten Doctors are supported by a stellar cast that includes Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), Burn Gorman (Torchwood, The Expanse), @HildaBaker (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 described the changes in his Doctor in this series. “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.”
Paul McGann has been trying to follow the Time Lord Victorious event as all the fans have. “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.”
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.
The Vinyl copy is available for pre-order on Amazon and Big Finish’s website.