Paul McGann returns as the Eighth Doctor in Time Lord Victorious!

Attention, Whovians! Paul McGann is returning as the Eighth Doctor! How? Why? When? Where? Well, not too long ago, we heard about a Doctor Who multi-platform event kicking off later this year called as Time Lord Victorious. Now, we’re learning the details.

The multi-platform crossover will span all forms of media, including audio, novels, comics, vinyl, digital, immersive theatre, escape rooms and games, and the story will involve multiple Doctors (including McGann) caught up in an epic story. Crack open that piggy bank, Whovians: you’ll be needing it!

Later this year, Paul McGann will return as the Eighth Doctor in a three-part audio adventure by Big Finish Productions, where he’ll face off with none other than the Daleks. You can never go wrong with the Daleks, can you? “We have three new authors writing the Eighth Doctor trilogy, pitting him against one of my new favourite characters in Doctor Who, Brian the Ood Assassin, as well old favourites, the Daleks,” said Time Lord Victorious producer Alfie Shaw.

Did he just say…Oods?!

Here’s a breakdown of the three audio adventures, as listed on Doctor Who’s BBC site, in case you’re curious:

“He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not”

On the desert world of Atharna, the Doctor’s life is about to be changed forever.

Looking to visit one of the Seven Hundred Wonders of the Universe, the Doctor is quickly embroiled in a web of deceit. Worse than that, this Wonder of the Universe is missing, leading the Doctor to encounter one of his most dangerous and duplicitous adversaries.

The Doctor is about to meet Brian.

Wait, he’s meeting Brian? Which Brian?

Pre-order link here.

“The Enemy of My Enemy”

The people of Wrax are happy to begin peaceful negotiations with the Dalek Empire. The two species are preparing to engage in an alliance that will last throughout the ages.

The only one who seems to object to this happy union is the Doctor. He knows that you can never trust the Daleks.

But more than that, he knows that the Wraxians should never have existed…

Pre-order link here.

“Mutually Assured Destruction”

The fallout of the great battle.

Outnumbered and alone, on a Dalek time-ship careering through the vortex, the Doctor must use all his cunning to survive. As the saucer disintegrates around them, the Doctor is trapped with a crew of increasingly desperate Daleks.

Or are the Daleks trapped with him?

Pre-order link here.

In addition to the trilogy, there will also be a new Doctor Who anthology series, “Short Trips” focused on two incarnations of the Master.

“Master Thief” by Sophie Iles

The Master wants to plunder one of the most secure vaults in the universe, the Repository. He’s got a plan, and a deadly new weapon to assist him. However, as the Master quickly discovers, getting in might be easy, but getting away with it might cost him everything.

“Lesser Evils” by Simon Guerrier

The Kotturuh have arrived on the planet Alexis to distribute the gift of the death to its inhabitants. The only person standing in their way is a renegade Time Lord, who has sworn to protect the locals. A Time Lord called the Master…

You can pre-order those audio adventures, which are a bit cheaper than the ones in the main trilogy, here.

So, in total, there are four new stories to look forward to starring Paul McGann, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Time Lord Victorious.

You may be wondering, like me, how fans will be able to take in everything this multi-platform production event has to offer. What if we can’t access one of the platforms or pay for it? Well, according to Shaw, while everything will tie into a larger story, stuff like the McGann trilogy will work just fine on its own, as well.

Paul McGann will kick off the 12-week bonanza of new Doctor Who material with his trilogy in October. Given how intricate this whole ordeal will be, it might not hurt to get an early start to get yourself organized.

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h/t Digital Spy