Image Credit: BBC Studios/Immersive Everywhere (Fair Use)
Image Description: A promo image for Time Fracture
By John Salway
Name: 14684 UNIT Field Log
Current TLV investment: £325.40
We’re back for a final video trip to the UNIT black site, where Doctors Courtney and Yates are continuing to monitor the expanding time fracture….and with their previous attempt to send somebody through appearing to fail utterly, they seem to have one last trick up their sleeve…
This final trailer finally gives us some juicy intel about what exactly awaits the audience at the live Time Fracture show, as Dr Courtney reveals his plans to design a stable time portal for traversing the titular fracture, providing a well-thought out explanation for why we’ll be able to walk between various time zones during the show. But this trailer even goes one step further than that, providing an in-canon explanation for the general public to be making such a trip, as it turns out the Doctor has left UNIT a list of hundreds and hundreds of civilian names – and your name could be on that list too!
We also get to see who Yates and Courtney have been recording all this footage for, as the second half of the trailer sees the return of Jemma Redgrave as (former?) chief scientific officer for UNIT, Kate Lethbridge-Stewart (and yes, she seems to have re-integrated the Lethbridge into her name). It turns out she’s the one who’s been sending us all this footage, so that we can make an informed decision whether or not to accept the Doctor’s mysterious paper-based summoning. As always, it’s a treat to see this character – perhaps less so the fact that she apparently keeps a photo of her dad in a prominent space everywhere she goes so that nobody COULD EVER POSSIBLY FORGET. Ahem.
All in all, I’ve been quite impressed with this little series of trailers, which provide some interesting background work for the show while (seemingly) being perfectly skippable for those with less interest. They’ve thankfully resisted the urge to reveal any of the surprises lying in store, although eagle-eyed TLV watchers may spot that some releases seem to have let slip the source of the time fracture…oops. Regardless, consider me suitably hyped for my upcoming trip to the live show, where I’ll discover just exactly what’s been going on and just maybe, save the universe!