Tom Baker is set to join BBC Studios’ multi-platform Doctor Who adventure in an all-new, full-cast audio drama from Big Finish Productions – Genetics of the Daleks
The Fourth Doctor enters the fray of Time Lord Victorious for Genetics of the Daleks! In the new Big Finish audio drama the shockwaves caused by the Tenth Doctor’s actions impact even his fourth self. In the aftermath of his future selves’ confrontation with the Dalek Time Squad, the Doctor encounters a lone survivor. One more sophisticated and cunning than any he’s ever encountered before…
“It’s thrilling to see the Fourth Doctor blunder into Time Lord Victorious, encountering the last survivor of the Dalek Time Squad and taking on its deadly scheme,” says James Goss, producer of Time Lord Victorious and Genetics of the Daleks co-writer. Revealing how Genetics of the Daleks fits in to the wider Time Lord Victorious, he goes on “the script works brilliantly as a standalone story, but also expands the Time Lord Victorious universe and sets up the A Dalek Awakens escape room. It’s full of clues for both.”
Big Finish have created Genetics of the Daleks in partnership with Escape Hunt, the company also behind the A Dalek Awakens escape room. As with every chapter in the Time Lord Victorious epic, the team have also designed it to be enjoyable as a standalone adventure. But it also acts as a prequel to A Dalek Awakens. Just how did the Dalek in that interactive adventure find its way there after its battles in the Dark Times?
Tom Baker welcomes a rematch with his best of enemies
Discussing Genetics of the Daleks, Tom Baker reflected on their success as the ultimate Doctor Who monster. “Of all the monsters in all of Doctor Who, I’ve no doubt that the Daleks are the most successful, and this story is really rather good at showing why. You see, even a solitary, seemingly dead Dalek is a deadly enemy.
“But after a while, old enemies can become old friends. I’m very fond of these villains, because without them I couldn’t win, and be the hero. I have two little Daleks by my bedside. They’ve become my closest friends. I look at them and I’m filled with a warm glow.”
Due for release on 10th December 2020, Genetics of the Daleks also stars Pippa Haywood (Bodyguard, Green Wing), Clive Mantle (Alien 3, Game of Thrones), Nina Toussaint-White (Doctor Who, GameFace,) and Andrew James Spooner (Firestorm).
Genetics of the Daleks – Where does it fit in with Time Lord Victorious?
Genetics of the Daleks is one of several stories in the Time Lord Victorious timeline that deals with the fallout from the climactic confrontation between Doctors in All Flesh is Grass. It follows on from the short story Exit Strategy in the Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious Figurine Collection #3 (out the 23rd of November). And, as mentioned, it leads in to the Escape Hunt escape room A Dalek Awakens, currently open at locations across the UK, in which the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) recruits the players to help bring an end to the Time Lord Victorious saga once and for all. But it can also be enjoyed independently as a battle of wits between the Fourth Doctor and a singularly dangerous Dalek.
Meanwhile, Blogtor Who has updated our special ‘tube map’ chart of Time Lord Victorious with the latest details.
The full list of Time Lord Victorious adventures
- A Dalek Awakens (Escape Hunt, Open Now!) [Thirteenth Doctor/Daleks]
- Defender of the Daleks #1 (Titan Comics, Out Now!) [Tenth Doctor/Daleks]
- Doctor Who Annual 2021 (BBC Books, Out Now!) [Kotturuh]
- Monsterous Beauty Part One (Doctor Who Magazine #556, Out Now!) [Ninth Doctor]
- The Dawn of the Kotturuh (Doctor Who Newsletter, Out Now!) [Kotturuh]
- The Night, the Fool and the Dead (BBC Books, Out Now!) [Tenth Doctor/Kotturuh/Brian the Ood]
- Master Thief/Lesser Evils (Big Finish, 7th October) [Kotturuh]
- Defender of the Daleks #2 (Titan Comics, 8th October) [Tenth Doctor/Daleks]
- He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not (Big Finish, 14th October) [Eighth Doctor/Brian the Ood]
- Monsterous Beauty Part Two (Doctor Who Magazine #557, 15th October) [Ninth Doctor]
- Dalek Golden Emperor/Dalek Drone Figurine Set (Hero Collector, 20th October) [Daleks]
- Dalek Commander/Dalek Scientist Figurine Set (Hero Collector, 1st November) [Daleks]
- The Enemy of My Enemy (Big Finish, 11th November) [Eighth Doctor/Daleks]
- Monsterous Beauty Part Three (Doctor Who Magazine #558, 12th November) [Ninth Doctor]
- DALEKS! The Archive of Isola (Doctor Who YouTube Channel, November) [Daleks]
- DALEKS! The Sentinel of the Fifth Galaxy (Doctor Who YouTube Channel, November) [Daleks]
- Defender of the Daleks Collection (Titan Comics, 18th November) [Tenth Doctor/Daleks]
- Dalek Executioner/Dalek Strategist (Hero Collector, 23rd November) [Daleks]
- Echoes of Extinction (Big Finish, Vinyl release, 27th November) [Eighth/Tenth Doctors]
- The Minds of Magnox (BBC Audio/Demon Music Group, 3rd December) [Tenth Doctor/Kotturuh/Brian the Ood]
- Mutually Assured Destruction (Big Finish, 9th December) [Eighth Doctor/Daleks]
- All Flesh is Grass (BBC Books, 10th December) [Eighth/Ninth/Tenth Doctors/Daleks/Kotturuh/Brian the Ood]
- Genetics of the Daleks (Big Finish, 10th December) [Fourth Doctor/Daleks]
- Time Fracture (Immersive Everywhere, 17th February – 11th April, 2021) [Tenth Doctor/Daleks]
- Time Lord Victorious/Brian the Ood Figurine Set (Hero Collector, 1st March) [Brian the Ood]
- The Edge of Time: Time Lord Victorious game expansion (Maze Theory, TBA)
Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – Genetics of the Daleks
There are 10,000 humans in stasis aboard Starship Future. Ten thousand humans expecting to wake up on a distant planet, their new home. But twenty years into their journey, Starship Future takes on board fuel – and something else. Something that’s been waiting, frozen in space, for a very long time.
Something with a plan.
Unless the Doctor can help, it looks like the people of Starship Future have no future at all…
Time Lord Victorious: Genetics of the Daleks is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition CD (priced at £10.99) and as a digital download (at £8.99) exclusively from www.bigfinish.com
Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – Genetics of the Daleks
Duration: 60 mins approx.
Released: 10 December 2020, exclusively from the Big Finish website.
Director: Jamie Anderson
Producer: Emma Haigh
Script Editor: Jac Rayner
Senior Producer: David Richardson
Writers: Jonathan Morris & James Goss
Executive Producers: Nicholas Briggs, Jason Haigh-Ellery