Doctors Assemble! was a webcast that made specifically for the Doctor Who: Lockdown! event, coinciding with a tweetalong for An Adventure in Space and Time. It was a multi-Doctor story featuring all thirteen of the Doctor's main televised incarnations, as well as the War Doctor.

Though the webcast had a visual element, it consisted only of CGI exterior and interior shots of the Doctor's TARDIS, with pictures appearing on the TARDIS scanner. All of the Doctors appeared via voiceover, though their likenesses were featured in humorous profile pictures in the emergency "group chat" on the scanner. Of the various Doctors, only the First Doctor, Fourth Doctor and Eleventh Doctor were played by actors who had portrayed them before, namely David Bradley, Jon Culshaw and Jacob Dudman respectively, while the other Doctors were voiced by impressionists, some of whom had never contributed to licensed Doctor Who media in the past.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Trapped in his TARDIS by a a mysterious entity intent on conquering Earth, the Fourth Doctor contacts his past and future selves via his TARDIS's telepathic circuits. Can the fourteen bickering Doctors come together across Time and Space to work out a solution before the Fourth Doctor is crushed by the collapsing internal dimensions of his Ship?

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  • The "great crisis" which leaves humans vulnerable to an outside attack was implicitly the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The War Doctor's profile image depicts him standing next to an almost empty shelf of toilet paper, a nod to the shortage of essentials caused by the pandemic.
  • The advert promoting Mechanus behind the Ninth Doctor is a poster entitled "Mechanus Holidays" by Andrew-Mark Thompson.[1]
  • The picture of the Sixth Doctor and Peri dancing is a publicity shot that was taken during location filming for The Mysterious Planet.
  • Doctors Assemble! marks a rare occurrence of the complete moniker of "(Ordinal) Doctor" being used in-universe, as the sixth incarnation refers to himself as the Sixth Doctor in his message. Previous occurrences included PROSE: The Eight Doctors, TV: The Name of the Doctor and COMIC: The Many Lives of Doctor Who.
  • Elliott Crossley, who voiced the Tenth Doctor, improvised the Tenth Doctor's reaction to the Thirteenth Doctor calling the others "fam".[source needed]
  • David Bradley is the only actor featured to have also portrayed his Doctor on screen.
  • When forming teams, the Third Doctor claims he'll take any not wearing a bow-tie while wearing one himself.

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  • The Third Doctor describes the Fourth Doctor's telepathic message as his having "reached out through the void beyond the mind", referencing the lyrics of "I Am the Doctor", from the album of the same name, a song which was performed by Jon Pertwee in-character as the Doctor.
  • The Second Doctor says that "some corners of the universe have bred the most terrible things" when he sees his first incarnation, referencing his famous speech from TV: The Moonbase.
  • The Fourth Doctor states that he used his TARDIS tuner to open the telepathic transtemporal communications channel, referencing the comic story Dr Who and the Turgids, which was released in early issues of Doctor Who Weekly.
  • When the Fourth Doctor calls the current crisis the "greatest peril in [Earth's] history", the Fifth Doctor rhetorically asks if it is Tuesday, with the Ninth Doctor and Thirteenth Doctor asking if it could be Saturday or Sunday, referencing the days in the week their episodes aired.
  • The Seventh Doctor gets his other incarnations to stop arguing using the same method he did in TV: Battlefield to stop a battle.
  • The Third Doctor promises to give the War Doctor "a hundred cats" in the same vain as how he tried to persuade his second incarnation to sacrifice his recorder in TV: The Three Doctors, with the Second Doctor also hinting to those events.

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