eries 11 has come and gone, we were treated to the return of the Daleks or a Dalek which was greeted with somewhat of a mixed response. Some liked it, some hated it. It certainly does appear to be that the show has divided its audience. However, this week we have been treated to an array of announcements, whether it’s a virtual reality game, casting or even a re-enactment of a story that is/was to be believed lost.
First of all, for me, the news of their being a short VR story featuring the Thirteenth Doctor doesn’t faze me. I remember learning that there was going to be an announcement at midnight and then became disappointed when the news was dropped. It may be that the last series did leave me somewhat disappointed.
The VR adventure promises to allow the show’s audience to step into the TARDIS and join the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) on an adventure through time and space. The new original story set in the TARDIS will see Jodie Whittaker reprise her role as the Doctor in animated form. It will run for around 12 minutes and will be available on selected VR headsets in the coming months.
Audiences will be given the opportunity to join the Doctor on board the TARDIS in an animated interactive story from the BBC and Passion Animation Studios. Fans will get the chance to be the Doctor's champion and help her on her brand-new adventure, which promises to be exciting. The short story will also feature new original music from series composer, Segun Akinola. Doctor Who: The Runaway is written by Victoria Asare-Archer and directed by Mathias Chelebourg, who has a background in Virtual Reality.
The 12 minute short promises to be coming soon!
As many of us fans are aware, production has well and truly started on the twelfth series of the revived show. Many people have taken to the internet to break the news that Steven Fry has been seen filming on location in-around Swansea; whoever he’s playing in the show is yet to be revealed. However, many of the die-hard fans will remember him as the Minister of Chance, a character who appeared in Doctor Who: Death Comes to Time.
A story which was meant to be the actual end of Doctor Who itself, the ending of the story featured the Doctor removing himself from existence to save the universe from total evil and leaving Ace to take over his place in the Universe. So, with the show struggling with its audience figures could Fry’s involvement with the show mean that he could reprise the role that was last seen/heard in Death Comes to Time or could he be playing an eccentric character who’ll assist the Doctor on another adventure?
A Lost Reborn
Earlier this week Peter Purves announced that he was going to be attending something with Nicholas Briggs and Edward De Souza at UCLAN (The University of Central Lancashire.) The news was to be broken the following morning. Turns out the three were helping UCLAN to remake the lost story Mission the Unknown. The only story to not feature the Doctor, it also acts as a prologue to The Daleks’ Masterplan. Both Mission and Masterplan are believed to be lost, now that the geniuses over at UCLAN are remaking the lost story we’re all now hoping to get our hands on a copy of the finished piece. I myself would love it if BBC Worldwide Ltd did a complete animated release of The Daleks’ Masterplan, they’ve done it with Power of the Daleks. So what’s stopping them?