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Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor to Star in Time Lord Victorious: Genetics of the Daleks

Tom Baker will join BBC Studios’ multi-platform Doctor Who adventure, Time Lord Victorious, in a full-cast audio drama from Big Finish, Genetics of the Daleks.

Here’s the blurb:

There are 10,000 humans in stasis aboard Starship Future. Ten thousand humans expecting to wake up on a distant planet, their new home. But twenty years into their journey, Starship Future takes on board fuel – and something else. Something that’s been waiting, frozen in space, for a very long time.  

Something malevolent.  

Something with a plan. 

Unless the Doctor can help, it looks like the people of Starship Future have no future at all… 

Genetics of the Daleks has been created with Escape Hunt, the company behind the A Dalek Awakens escape room, and can be enjoyed either as a prequel to the experience or as a standalone adventure.  

Baker said:

“Of all the monsters in all of Doctor Who, I’ve no doubt that the Daleks are the most successful, and this story is really rather good at showing why. You see, even a solitary, seemingly dead Dalek is a deadly enemy.  

“But after a while, old enemies can become old friends. I’m very fond of these villains, because without them I couldn’t win, and be the hero. I have two little Daleks by my bedside. They’ve become my closest friends. I look at them and I’m filled with a warm glow.” 

Genetics of the Daleks also stars Pippa Haywood (Bodyguard, Green Wing), Clive Mantle (Sherlock, Game of Thrones), Nina Toussaint-White (Doctor Who, GameFace,) and Andrew James Spooner (Firestorm). 

James Goss, Producer of Time Lord Victorious, said:

“It’s thrilling to see the Fourth Doctor blunder into Time Lord Victorious, encountering the last survivor of the Dalek Time Squad and taking on its deadly scheme. The script works brilliantly as a standalone story, but also expands the Time Lord Victorious universe and sets up the A Dalek Awakens escape room. It’s full of clues for both.” 

Due for release on 10th December 2020, Time Lord Victorious: Genetics of the Daleks is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition CD (priced at £10.99) and as a digital download (£8.99) from Big Finish.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor to Star in Time Lord Victorious: Genetics of the Daleks

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