The BBC has given us a little festive treat: the first proper trailer for the Doctor Who 60th anniversary specials!
The trailer stars David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor, Catherine Tate returning as Donna Noble, Jacqueline King as Sylvia Noble, and Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother; A Series of Unfortunate Events) playing a mysterious showman.
Oh, and Beep the Meep and the Wrarth Warriors!
Check it out:
The trailer was shown after the Christmas special of Strictly Come Dancing, on Christmas Day 2022.This might’ve been the first festive season with no Doctor Who since 2004, but we nonetheless got some neat Who content.
And this begs the question: is new/old showrunner, Russell T Davies, adapting the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip, Doctor Who and the Star Beast? That would further blur the lines between the TV show and the comic, which is currently running the official continuation of the Fourteenth Doctor’s adventures after the cliffhanger to The Power of the Doctor.
Good to see Ncuti Gatwa’s Fifteenth Doctor in there too, of course.
Things feel very 2008 right now, don’t they? Makes you feel all warm and nostalgic inside.
Doctor Who is expected to return to TV in November 2023.