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The Fourth and Tenth Doctors Unite in Big Finish’s Out of Time

Coming this August, the Fourth and Tenth Doctors unite against the Daleks in Out of Time, the first of a trilogy which will pair two different incarnations of the Time Lord.

Here is the synopsis:

The Cathedral of Contemplation is an enigma, existing outside time. It turns through history, opening its doors across the universe to offer solace to those in need.

Occasionally, the Doctor drops in – when he’s avoiding his destiny, it’s an ideal place to get some perspective. Only, he’s already there several lives earlier, so when dimension barriers break down, his past and present collide.

And when the Daleks invade and commandeer the Cathedral, two Doctors must unite to stop them – or face extermination twice over!

It’s a dream come true for Classic and New Series fans alike, having Tom Baker and David Tennant appear alongside for the first time in a Big Finish audio drama. The Tenth Doctor actor says:

Tom Baker was obviously the first Doctor that I knew. I was small when he took over and I grew up through the seven years that he was the Doctor. I was a massive fan. I met him in John Menzies in Glasgow and he signed my book. I had a doll of him. All that. Tom Baker was very much the Doctor. There is something about the way he is associated with the character that seems utterly timeless.

Writer Matt Fitton explains:

Of course it was hugely exciting – with a certain amount of pressure too – to bring together two of the most iconic Doctors, cemented in the public imagination from new and classic TV eras of Doctor Who. I thought putting them up against the Daleks – the Doctor’s most persistent enemy – would bring out all the ways in which they are at once the same Time Lord – and also very different versions too. We find them both at particular points in their lives. The Tenth Doctor is avoiding his destiny; and the Fourth Doctor is wandering alone, missing a friend – but even he may be shocked at what his future holds…

Producer David Richardson explains:

As fans we’re fascinated by the idea of different incarnations of the Doctor meeting, and Out of Time celebrates that. It’s a series where pairs of Doctors come together to battle a familiar enemy – and we begin with Tom Baker and David Tennant battling Daleks together. How brilliant is that? And there’s lots of exciting combinations yet to come.

Featuring director Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks, Out of Time is now available to pre-order on CD and digital download. You can also purchase them as a bundle of three for £24.

Andrew Hsieh

The Fourth and Tenth Doctors Unite in Big Finish’s Out of Time

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