As I’ve already mentioned, I was in attendance at the Tribeca Film Festival for 2019 and while I was at an area known as The Hub, I participated in a region called The Virtual Arcade. There were a few cool things in there and this adventure found you teaming up with Britain’s own Doctor Who. Some observation and images are below for you to enjoy.
About The Experience: Step inside the TARDIS with the Doctor in this beautiful, animated, interactive story from the Doctor Who team. You’ve been in a collision. You wake inside the TARDIS. The Doctor introduces you to the person, or thing, you collided with. He’s a strange and magnificent ball of living energy called Volta. Part surly teenager, part bomb, Volta is very unstable. In fact, he’s primed to explode. Big time. Unless he can be returned to his home planet, sharpish. The problem is, a squad of galactic busybodies has other plans for Volta. Bad ones. Drawn into a frantic chase, you become the Doctor’s unlikely assistant as she races against time to get Volta home to his parents. Armed with a sonic screwdriver, it is down to you to help the Doctor as she faces the forces of evil, and teenage angst, in this animated 13-minute VR adventure from the team behind Doctor Who Series 11.
Piercing Ken Thoughts: Before I get started, let me say that it was cool to experience this animation while inside an actual TARDIS. Okay, you’re not REALLY inside the TARDIS but there is one on the show floor to pose for photos with. Once you don the VR glasses you are inside the time-travelling ship and off to adventures with the current Doctor (voiced by Jodie Whittaker). In the brief adventure we’ve rescued an alien presence and are trying to get him back to his dimension and people because he is a volatile sort of thing which can explode and destroy entire planets if it gets too riled up. Believe me that’s not good for anyone and so we sit in the TARDIS following the Doctor’s orders to try and save the day. It was a lot of fun and took about 13 minutes to complete the mission. I wanted to close up by saying that though I’m not a follower of the Doctor Who franchise, that I greatly enjoyed Whittaker in the role and wish her a lot of luck in this. She is the first female Doctor after all but I think she is off to a good start. Oh yeah and before I forget, I also gave a go to another VR experience called “The Dead Must Die” but that wasn’t a part of The Virtual Arcade and was instead a Magic Leap/HBO offering. If you’d like to peruse some thoughts and see images of me fighting flesh eating zombies just click HERE.
Introducing The 14th Doctor. He comes with a degree in Heavy Metal and Pop Culture ;p