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Doctor Who VR experience puts you inside the TARDIS

BANG Showbiz logoBANG Showbiz 16/05/2019 Bang Showbiz
Doctor Who: The Runaway © Bang Showbiz Doctor Who: The Runaway

A 'Doctor Who' virtual reality experience has launched which puts you inside the TARDIS.

Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker stars in 'Doctor Who: The Runaway' in which you become the Time Lord's companion.

The free VR special - which will be available on Friday (17.05.19) on the Oculus Store, Vive Port and on the BBC VR App - sees you wake up inside the TARDIS after a collision with a "ball of living energy" called Volta, described as a mix between a bomb and a "surly teenager".

It's up to the Doctor - with your help - to return Volta to his home planet, while a group of "galactic busybodies" tries to get hold of him for their own plans.

The adventure is also available for fans who don't have VR headsets of their as part of the BBC VR Hub's VR tour to local libraries across the UK.

There are two versions of the special episode available, with the first immersive interactive version is available from the Oculus Store and Vive Port for use on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with a runtime of 13 minutes.

Meanwhile, the 360 degree video version is available to download from the BBC VR App for the Oculus Go and GearVR with a runtime of 11 minutes.

Jo Pearce, creative director for the BBC's digital drama team, said: "Fans will find themselves at the centre of this wonderfully animated story, helped by the natural charm and humour of Jodie Whittaker, in an adventure that really captures the magic of 'Doctor Who'.

"Viewers truly are in for a treat - for those who ever dreamed of helping to pilot the TARDIS, this is your opportunity!"

Zillah Watson, head of BBC VR Hub, added: "This is the most ambitious project yet from our team in the BBC VR Hub, and the result is a magical adventure that 'Doctor Who' fans everywhere will simply love.

"It also shows the enormous potential that virtual reality has for creating new kinds of experiences that appeal to mainstream audiences."

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