Check Out The First Trailer For Doctor Who’s Animated VR Episode

by Jamie Feltham • April 16th, 2019

Just ahead of next week’s Tribeca Film Festival the first trailer for Doctor Who’s animated VR episode is here.

Announced earlier this year, Doctor Who: The Runaway is an interactive short set to debut at Tribeca. It stars current Doctor Jodie Whittaker. At the start of the experience, you awaken inside the Doctor’s Tardis. You’ve apparently collided with an alien known as the Volta, which you must help get back to its home planet.

The trailer above is just a brief glimpse but it holds a lot of promise. The art style, for starters, is striking and really seems to emphasize a connection between you and the Doctor. The full synopsis for the experience is below:

You’ve been in a collision. You wake inside the TARDIS. The Doctor introduces you to the person, or thing, you collided with. He’s a strange and magnificent ball of living energy called Volta. Part surly teenager, part bomb, Volta is very unstable. In fact, he’s primed to explode. Big time. Unless he can be returned to his home planet, sharpish. The problem is, a squad of galactic busybodies has other plans for Volta. Bad ones. Drawn into a frantic chase, you become The Doctor’s unlikely assistant as she races against time to get Volta home to his parents. Armed with a sonic screwdriver, it is down to you to help The Doctor as she faces the forces of evil, and teenage angst, in this animated 13-minute VR adventure from the team behind Doctor Who Series 11.

The BBC says that the experience will come to ‘selected VR headsets in the coming months.’ No word on exactly which headsets those will be just yet.

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