Published on November 5th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley
Finally confirmed by the BBC’s Official Doctor Who site, Dreamland - the new animated adventure starring David Tennant, Georgia Moffet and David Warner – will premier on Saturday, 21st November online and via the Red Button on digital TV.
It’s been a long wait to get this far since the project was first announced – the BBC’s Official Doctor Who site has been running a blog over the last few weeks featuring video interviews and other updates, the most recent of which have been with the amazingly named Jimmy Stalkingwolf and the legendary David Warner.
Oh and there’s also the first clip of Dreamland - this has been causing a bit of a stir among fans recently who compare it unfavourably with the previous animation Infinite Quest…
The following synopsis has been prepared:
Dry Springs, Nevada, 1958. The Doctor befriends a young waitress, Cassie, and her friend, Jimmy, at a diner. The Doctor activates an alien artefact and, after finding further signs of alien activity, the US Army intervenes and takes him and his new companions to the mysterious Area 51 in Roswell, where they find out about Operation Fallen Angel. Will Operation leader Colonel Stark succeed in making the curious trio forget what they have just seen?
Seeking refuge in the abandoned town of Solitude, Jimmy stumbles across a disconcerting discovery and the trio encounter Viperox royalty.
The Doctor cannot understand why the Alliance of Shades’ mop-up team are more concerned with the whereabouts of a piece of space flight hardware than the hordes of Viperox pods hidden underground. Things start to fall into place when Jimmy’s grandfather, Night Eagle, introduces the Doctor to Rivesh Mantilax.
Captured by the US Army, Rivesh is finally reunited with his wife, Saruba Velak. Meanwhile, the Doctor discovers the unsettling truth about his real identity.
The Doctor and Saruba have to confront the mysterious alien force in the vault housing her space ship if they are to save her husband and stop Lord Azlok from rousing his sleeping army.
As sunset falls, the Viperox drones start to attack the US Army base. Can the Doctor find a way to halt the seemingly unstoppable aliens in their tracks?
Don’t miss Dreamland on Saturday, 21st November – just 6 days after Waters of Mars…