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The Time Lord Victorious series was a multi-platform story released between 17 August 2020 and February 2021. The series was set in and around the Kotturuh crisis and featured the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Doctors, as well as Rose Tyler, Brian the Ood, and the Dalek Restoration Empire.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Stories
- 2.1 Comics
- 2.2 Prose
- 2.3 Audios
- 2.4 Webcasts
- 2.5 Immersive experiences
- 2.6 Escape rooms
- 2.7 Video games
- 3 Merchandise
- 4 Paths
- 5 Notes
- 6 Cover gallery
- 7 Footnotes
Overview[edit | edit source]
Big Finish's news announced that "Time Lord Victorious will tell a new and untold story, set in the Dark Times near the start of the universe, when even the Eternals were young. Following several Doctors across space and time as they defend their home planet from a terrible race, this is a story like no other."
Stories[edit | edit source]
Various stories were released, across media, by Penguin Random House, Doctor Who Magazine, Titan Comics, Escape Hunt, Big Finish Productions, Eaglemoss Hero Collector, Immersive Everywhere, Maze Theory, BBC Books and BBC Audio.
Comics[edit | edit source]
Titan Comics[edit | edit source]
|1||Defender of the Daleks||Jody Houser||10th, 13th, 8th||Dalek Time Squad||TLV 1 - 2||2 September - 7 October 2020|
|Time Lord Victorious||Jody Houser||10th, 13th, 8th||Dalek Time Squad||17 November 2020||Collects TLV 1 - 2|
Doctor Who Magazine[edit | edit source]
|1||Monstrous Beauty||Scott Gray||9th||Rose, Great Vampires, Rassilon||DWM 556 - 558||17 September - 12 November 2020|
Comic Creator[edit | edit source]
|Tales of the Dark Times||Episode 1||James Goss||10th||Brian||24 September 2020|
|Episode 2||N/A||Dalek Time Squad||10 October 2020|
|Episode 3||8th||22 October 2020|
|Episode 4||9th||Ikalla||4 November 2020|
|Episode 5||8th and 9th||Woman||19 November 2020|
Prose[edit | edit source]
Doctor Who The Official Annual 2021[edit | edit source]
|The Guide to the Dark Times||Paul Lang||River Song||3 September 2020|
Digital releases[edit | edit source]
|Secrets of the Time Lord Victorious||James Goss||Various||September 10–||Newsletter|
|The Dawn of the Kotturuh||James Goss||None||Kotturuh||25 September 2020||Newsletter|
|Canaries||Dave Rudden||8th, 11th,
|Faction Paradox||15 October 2020||The Wintertime Paradox, Doctor Who website|
|What the TARDIS thought of “Time Lord Victorious"||James Goss||10th||The Doctor's TARDIS||15 November 2020||Doctor Who website|
BBC Books[edit | edit source]
|1||The Knight, The Fool, and The Dead||Steve Cole||10th||Brian, Kotturuh||1 October 2020|
|2||All Flesh is Grass||Una McCormack||8th, 9th, 10th||Daleks, Kotturuh, Brian||10 December 2020|
Eaglemoss Collections magazine[edit | edit source]
|-||The Restoration Empire||James Goss||None||Dalek Emperor||20 October 2020|
|1||The Last Message|
|2||Mission to the Known||Dalek Time Squad, Dalek Emperor||2 December 2020|
|3||Exit Strategy||8th, 9th, 10th||5 December 2020|
Audios[edit | edit source]
Big Finish[edit | edit source]
Eighth Doctor trilogy[edit | edit source]
|1||He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not||Carrie Thompson||Scott Handcock||8th||Brian||14 October 2020|
|2||The Enemy of My Enemy||Tracy Ann Baines||Dalek Time Squad||11 November 2020|
|3||Mutually Assured Destruction||Lizzie Hopley||9 December 2020|
Other releases[edit | edit source]
|Master Thief||Sophie Iles||Lisa Bowerman||None||The Master||7 October 2020||Short Trips read by Jon Culshaw|
|Lesser Evils||Simon Guerrier||The Master, Kotturuh|
|Genetics of the Daleks||Jonathan Morris||Jamie Anderson||4th||Dalek Time Squad||10 December 2020||Serves as a prequel to A Dalek Awakens|
|Echoes of Extinction||Alfie Shaw||Scott Handcock||8th, 10th||The Network||16 April 2021||Available exclusively as vinyl and download|
BBC Audio[edit | edit source]
|The Minds of Magnox||Darren Jones||Jacob Dudman||10th||Brian||3 December 2020|
Webcasts[edit | edit source]
UNIT Field Log[edit | edit source]
- Main article: UNIT Field Log
Multiple webcasts were released to tie in to the immersive experience, Time Fracture.
|1||14681 UNIT Field Log||Daniel Dingsdale||UNIT||17 August 2020|
|2||14682 UNIT Field Log||18 August 2020|
|3||14683 UNIT Field Log||19 August 2020|
|4||14684 UNIT Field Log||UNIT, Kate Stewart||20 August 2020|
Daleks![edit | edit source]
- Main article: Daleks!
Beginning 12 November, Daleks! was an animated series of five 10-minute episodes starring the Daleks released on the official YouTube channel. It was written by James Goss and starred Nicholas Briggs, Joe Sugg, Anjli Mohindra, and Ayesha Antoine. It was animated by Studio Liddell.
|1||The Archive of Islos||James Goss||Dalek Time Squad||12 November 2020|
|2||The Sentinel of the Fifth Galaxy||19 November 2020|
|3||Planet of the Mechaniods||26 November 2020|
|4||The Deadly Ally||3 December 2020|
|5||Day of Reckoning||10 December 2020|
Immersive experiences[edit | edit source]
- Doctor Who: Time Fracture - A 90 minute immersive event put on by Immersive Everywhere in central London, originally to premiere in Autumn 2020, before being pushed back to 2021.
Escape rooms[edit | edit source]
- A Dalek Awakens - the second Doctor Who-themed "escape room" game developed by Escape Hunt. While nothing has been added to this escape room specifically for this event, this event elaborates on the history of the particular Dalek found therein.
- The Hollow Planet - Prequel to A Dalek Awakens.
Video games[edit | edit source]
- The Edge of Time - A VR game previously developed by Maze Theory. At the same time that two non-VR titles are in development to expand The Edge of Time into a trilogy of games, new updates are being planned that will connect the original game to the multi-platform event. Some will be story content, some will be new items, and some will be traditional feature-based updates.
Merchandise[edit | edit source]
Eaglemoss Collections[edit | edit source]
|1||Dalek Emperor and Dalek Drone||20 October 2020|
|2||Dalek Time Commander and Dalek Scientist||2 December 2020|
|3||Dalek Executioner and Dalek Strategist||5 December 2020|
|4||The Time Lord Victorious and Brian the Ood||1 March 2021|
Titan Merchandise[edit | edit source]
Titan Merchandise is releasing a t-shirt that tells a "very important piece of the Time Lord Victorious narrative".
|1||Brian The Ood||30 September 2020|
Paths[edit | edit source]
Different exploration paths were officially promoted although not all announced merchandise were displayed (note: default sorting is in order of release date):
|TV: The Waters of Mars||—||—||02||—||—||—|
|GAME: A Dalek Awakens||—||—||—||12||—||—|
|COMIC: Defender of the Daleks||—||—||01||03||—||—|
|PROSE: The Guide to the Dark Times||—||—||—||—||—||02|
|COMIC: Monstrous Beauty||—||01||—||—||—||—|
|PROSE: The Dawn of the Kotturuh||—||—||—||—||—||01|
|PROSE: The Knight, The Fool and The Dead||—||—||04||—||03||03|
|AUDIO: Master Thief||—||—||—||—||—||06|
|AUDIO: Lesser Evils||—||—||—||—||—||07|
|AUDIO: He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not||02||—||—||—||02||—|
|PROSE: The Last Message||—||—||—||01||—||—|
|PROSE: Mission to the Known||—||—||—||07||—||—|
|AUDIO: The Enemy of My Enemy||03||—||—||05||—||—|
|PROSE: Exit Strategy||—||—||—||09||—||—|
|AUDIO: The Minds of Magnox||—||—||06||—||05||05|
|AUDIO: Mutually Assured Destruction||05||—||—||08||—||—|
|PROSE: All Flesh is Grass||04||02||05||06||04||04|
|AUDIO: Genetics of the Daleks||—||—||—||11||—||—|
|AUDIO: Echoes of Extinction||01||—||07||—||—||—|
|GAME: Time Fracture||—||—||03||04||01||—|
Following this, a main story order was released, although still not containing every story:
- The Fractured Universe
- The Dark Times
- PROSE: The Dawn of the Kotturuh
- PROSE: River Song's Guide to the Dark Times
- COMIC: Monstrous Beauty
- PROSE: The Knight, The Fool and The Dead
- PROSE: All Flesh is Grass (Part one)
- AUDIO: The Minds of Magnox
- COMIC: Tales of the Dark Times
- PROSE: Mission to the Known
- PROSE: All Flesh is Grass (Part two)
- AUDIO: Mutually Assured Destruction
- PROSE: Exit Strategy
- The Victorious Days
Furthermore a Time Lord Victorious blu-ray collection titled "The Road to the Dark Times" contained the following stories selected by producer and writer James Goss plus a guide to how they build to the Time Lord Victorious storyline:
- TV: Planet of the Daleks
- TV: Genesis of the Daleks
- TV: The Deadly Assassin
- TV: State of Decay
- TV: The Curse of Fenric
- TV: The Runaway Bride
- TV: The Waters of Mars
Notes[edit | edit source]
- James Goss, producer of Time Lord Victorious, reassured users on Twitter that all the stories would be available globally (with the exception of the escape room and the immersive theatre) and that the story was "inclusive", so that even without purchasing all of the releases, they would still get a "completed story".
- The title of this series comes from the Tenth Doctor in TV: The Waters of Mars, who briefly believes that rather than being a survivor of the Time War, he is the winner: the Time Lord Victorious. The episode was later retroactively incorporated as a part of the series.
- Even as the series was announced and was beginning to roll out, Doctor Who licenses were still coming to Goss with ideas on how to expand the event because of how enthused they were with the idea.
- The Brian the Ood T-shirt was something James Goss was quite interested in making sure worked out, teasing ahead of time that there were meetings concerning putting a story on a T-shirt, and making sure that such a thing was possible.
- The genesis of this project was described by Goss as the BBC calling him in, saying they wanted this project, "it should probably be called Time Lord Victorious, good luck!" He came back with some ideas, they liked them, nothing happened for a few months, and then they just gave him the green light out of nowhere.
- Due to the COVID-19 crisis there was a very real worry that this entire project would have to be canceled in its entirety.
- As of July 25, 2020 Goss noted that both the Immersive Theater and the Escape Room are working to find ways to open in a safe way even given the pandemic. However, the Immersive Theater ended up being pushed back to spring of 2021, even though it was originally planned for Autumn of 2020.
- Goss told the Radio Times that the BBC had been covertly digitally focus grouping ideas for what fans actually wanted in spin-off media through sneaking questions into certain events. When Goss was first brought to a meeting regarding this topic, he was given a list of things that fans were interested in seeing, Doctors, monsters, etc, based on this practice. While this influenced broad story beats, such as having interest in more of the Eighth Doctor or the Daleks, it didn't specifically cause them to include a story involving the two of them together.
- Goss stated that the BBC had been trying to get a project like this working for "four or five years now".
- When asked, Goss revealed that his favorite part of this project was the creation of the toy for the Dalek Emperor.
- Goss revealed that the Tales of the Dark Times series, created by himself and published on the Comic Creator app, takes place during a 'big gap' after the Battle of Mordeela, which takes place during All Flesh is Grass.
Cover gallery[edit | edit source]
Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- Big Finish Time Lord Victorious teaser
- Doctor Who Time Lord Victorious teaser
- Time Lord Victorious - a new multi-platform adventure!
- Big Finish Time Lord Victorious page
- Step into your own Doctor Who Adventure
- Cultbox Article
- Immersive Everywhere
- Time Lord Victorious Timeline
- James Goss tweet about escape room
- Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time to get new content
- Time Lord Victorious Figurine Collection Magazine #1 Dalek Emperor & Drone
- Paths from the Doctor Who newsletter
- Main site story order
- Road to the Dark Times blu-ray announcement and coda of information
- James Goss tweet
- James Goss tweet
- Titan Comics Time Lord Victorious Panel at SDCC Home
- Radio Times Podcast
- How Doctor Who fans created the story of Time Lord Victorious – without even realising it
- The Making of Doctor Who - Time Lord Victorious | BBC Studios