Warning: this article contains spoilers for Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious #2.
David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor and Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor have just had an unexpected team-up in Doctor Who‘s transmedia “Time Lord Victorious” event. “Time Lord Victorious” is gradually morphing into one of the biggest events in the history of Doctor Who. It involves everything from Big Finish audios to novels, from comic books to an Escape Room, and it features multiple incarnations of the Doctor, not all of whom are on the same side.
David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor stands at the center of the story, with Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor and Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor in opposition to him. Sadly, the BBC TV series can’t be part of “Time Lord Victorious,” due to restrictions imposed by the BBC Charter. Fans had therefore assumed the Thirteenth Doctor would unfortunately be excluded from the far-reaching event – making it even more exciting that she makes an unexpected but pivotal appearance in this week’s Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious #2.
Click the button below to start this article in quick view.
The Time Lord Victorious miniseries sees the Tenth Doctor learn history itself is in flux, and he’s forced into an unlikely alliance with the Daleks. It’s not the first time the Doctor has been forced into an alliance with his age-old enemies, but no such agreement can last long. While the Doctor may feel that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” it’s not long before he’s on the run from the Daleks, who are eager to grasp the opportunity to exterminate him. Fortunately, he receives some unexpected help in the form of his own future self.
It’s actually the second time the Tenth and Thirteenth Doctors have crossed paths, but since that adventure involved a temporal paradox, the Tenth Doctor has been forced to forget the entire thing. As a result, the meet-and-greet goes through pretty much the same motions as last time, much to the Thirteenth Doctor’s irritation. “Most annoying thing about paradoxes,” the Tenth Doctor acknowledges, “besides the impending reality collapse. They make conversations so repetitive.“
And so another Doctor has made her unexpected debut in the story of “Time Lord Victorious,” a welcome reminder that everything taking place is part of the Doctor’s personal timeline and will be considered canon by future projects involving the character. As the most recent incarnation of the regenerating hero, the Thirteenth Doctor will be able to see it all; the mistakes her past selves made, the conflict between them, and the good intentions that led them to walk the road to Hell. This really is a delightful surprise in the biggest Doctor Who story to date.
Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious #2 by Jody Houser, Roberta Ingranata, and Enrica Eren Angiolini is available now.
More: Doctor Who’s Time Lord Victorious Explained: Story, Era & Connections
content: ‘/ ‘;
<!–[if IE 9]>
<!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–>
About The Author