Val Kent was the artist of the comic book series Time Surgeon. She was in a relationship with the series' writer Sonny Robinson. Despite being called the "coolest" and "hottest couple in comics", years of working together put strain on their friendship.
At the time of Time Surgeon's 5th anniversary in 2017, Val and Sonny were special guests at a major comic convention in Birmingham. Just before they began their panel, Val and Sonny were abducted by the Twelfth Doctor, who wanted to show them what time travelling was really like.
First, they visited the Jurassic Era and witnessed the natural beauty of prehistoric Earth before being chased back to the TARDIS by a hungry Tyrannosaurus rex. They witnessed the mating dance of the Abraxas Manta Whales, observed the collision of Myrax and Aurora, were given a tour of M'noa by Quartopelaxtyxwell, and rode Kangastangs on Xebedee.