Big Finish Audio has announced they have their own plans to celebrate the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary this year. While most of the BBC’s plans for the celebration are still a secret, Big Finish has said they will be bringing together the Fourth (Tom Baker), Fifth (Peter Davison), Sixth (Colin Baker), Seventh (Sylvester McCoy) and Eighth (Paul McGann) Doctors together in a new 100-minute story.
The new adventure, which will be called Doctor Who: The Light at the End, will deal with the potentially imminent destruction of the Time Lord in his many incarnations. For more on the special and who else will be included, hit the jump.
Big things are already underway for the upcoming 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, the latest of which is the release of a collection of “eshorts.” Eleven tales from well-known children’s authors will chronicle each of the eleven Doctors, featuring each regeneration of the Doctor from William Hartnell to Matt Smith (and yes, even Paul McGann‘s Doctor). The first author will be named on the Doctor Who Facebook page January 7th.
A paperback of the stories will be published by Puffin in November, but the first eshort will come on January 23rd. The contributing authors are being kept tightly under wraps, but given the resurgence in popularity of the franchise in recent years, some great names are sure to be involved. Hit more for the specifics of the project, plus more of what’s in store for the anniversary.