Doctor Who launches first-ever VR episode

Doctor Who: The Runaway. Image: BBC
Image: BBC

The BBC has launched a brand-new Doctor Who virtual reality adventure that is available on a device near you, today. Jodie Whittaker stars as the Time Lord in Doctor Who: The Runaway, an epic animated episode in which the viewer gets to become the Doctor's companion.

Aunty Beeb's swanky VR hub is the biggest indication that VR is gearing up to go mainstream. There haven't been too many examples of TV shows using the futuristic medium of virtual reality, and arguably none as high profile as Doctor Who. So this is a bold step for BBC content and Doctor Who's fanbase seems like an on-brand choice for this major launch. There is certainly major scope for VR character design amongst the iconic range of characters.

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