BBC Drops First Trailer For Interactive Doctor Who VR Animation

Ride shotgun with an explosive ball of gas in this 13-minute immersive adventure.

This past February it was announced that Doctor Who: The Runaway — a brand new Doctor Who-inspired interactive VR animation — would be making its way to the Tribeca Film Festival’s Immersive Arcade in NYC, treating festival-goers to an original sci-fi adventure featuring the voice of the thirteenth Doctor herself, Jodie Whitacker.

Today, BBC has delivered our first look at the 13-minute interactive journey with an action-packed trailer full of holograms, explosions, and plenty of cataclysmic predictions from a fast-talking Timelord. You know, just your typical Doctor Who shenanigans.

According to a brief synopsis provided by the BBC, players will begin their journey aboard the legendary Tardis after having collided with a glowing ball of explosive “living energy” named Volta.

“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.”

BBC states that Doctor Who: Runaway is an interactive VR experience, although they’ve yet to provide any information in regards to what players what will be doing throughout their 13-minute rescue mission.

Based on the trailer, however, it appears as though we can expect to be piloting the Tardis at some point in the adventure. Doctor Who: Runaway is set to premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival Friday, April 26th – Saturday, May 5th in Tribeca, New York. For a full list of dates, check out

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