Originally intended for release last November, David Tennant and Paul McGann (or is it Paul McGann and David Tennant?) star in Doctor Who – Time Lord Victorious:Echoes of Extinction – a limited edition double-A side vinyl LP, now due for release in April. Importantly, it is now going to be released online, so anyone in the world who wants to pick up a copy will have as good a chance as anyone else.
Echoes (not the Pink Floyd track) on vinyl
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. Originally planned to launch in selected UK ASDA stores in November 2020, this very special double-A side LP conclusion to the Time Lord Victorious multi-platform event was delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
But from April the adventure, issued on split red/blue vinyl, will be available for pre-order from a number of online stores, including Amazon and the Big Finish website, enabling fans worldwide to secure their own copy.
A digital download of the story will also be available globally from the Big Finish website and is now available for pre-order at £8.99. (Note: products are sold in £ sterling on the Big Finish website but will be converted to local currency upon checkout.)
Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – Echoes of Extinction comprises of two separate adventures that listeners can play in any order, and features a different incarnation of the Doctor on each side.
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 stellar supporting cast also includes Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), 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: “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 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.”