There is more Doctor Who – Time Lord Victorious goodness on its way in the form of an Eighth Doctor audio adventure. ‘The Enemy of my Enemy’ is an hour-long epic starring Paul McGann as the incumbent Time Lord, alongside Skaronian stalwart Nicholas Briggs as the dreaded Daleks. It’s written by Tracy Ann Baines.
It follows on directly from the Eighth Doctor’s previous adventure – ‘He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not‘ – although listeners can dive into this story with no prior knowledge of what’s come before. Indeed, that’s the idea behind the whole of the Time Lord Victorious saga; it’s meant to be like a Doctor Who festival, where fans can just pick and choose the ‘events’ they’re interested in, and enjoy each in its own right.
But it’s fair to say that ‘The Enemy of My Enemy’ might garner a bit more attention owing to its inclusion of everyone’s favourite metal mutants from Skaro. Here’s the official synopsis for the story…
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…
Time, it would seem, is going askew – something that was hinted at in ‘He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not.’ So ‘The Enemy of my Enemy’ appears to be continuing this thread, although we will have to listen to discover what it all means. If, indeed, this story answers that question…
The planet Wrax, meanwhile, is a new one in the Whoniverse – which isn’t surprising given that it isn’t meant to exist(!) And as for the Daleks proposing an alliance, it’s no wonder the good Doctor is suspicious. Even at times of desperation, these metal mutants have proven time and again that they cannot be trusted (I refer you to the betrayal-ridden adventures of ‘Death to the Daleks’ (1974) and ‘Asylum of the Daleks’ (2012) to name a few.)
But if you’re in the mood for more Dalek duplicity, you can catch them later this month in their own animated spin-off – titled simply Daleks! – which will be available for free on YouTube as of the 12th November. ‘The Enemy of My Enemy,’ meanwhile, is available on the 11th.
Are you enjoying the Time Lord Victorious saga so far? And will you be listening to ‘The Enemy of My Enemy’ when it releases? Let me know in the comments below.
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