Jodie Whittaker is again because the Thirteenth Physician and her companions gear up for a particular Physician Who episode over the festive interval, and extra particulars are beginning to emerge about Revolution of the Daleks – together with a primary take a look at the trailer!
Usually talking, some of the thrilling new revelations has been the reveal of a new-look Dalek design able to burst onto our screens to cap off 2020.
Purists, worry not. The slick black Daleks received’t be changing the basic bronze fashions for good, however they iconic villains would be the principal focus of the festive particular.
Sequence boss Chris Chiball instructed Radio Occasions journal: “There’s always a pressure when you refresh any Doctor Who monster,”
“But equally that’s part of the job and that’s part of what keeps it new and interesting.”
The particular Dalek-themed problem is on sale from Saturday 28th November.
Information of the Daleks’ makeover is sizzling on the heels of the revelation that Captain Jack Harkness returns to Physician Who as John Barrowman reprises the position after being revealed in a teaser trailer on BBC One.
The particular will see the Time Lord come up in opposition to the collection’ basic antagonists, the Daleks, for the primary time in Whittaker’s tenure, and star Nicholas Briggs has already promised followers the episode is about to be “a gift”.
Physician Who launched the official poster for Revolution of the Daleks.
Regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic having difficult the manufacturing of the upcoming thirteenth collection of Physician Who, the particular was filmed final yr and was accomplished earlier than the virus started to wreak havoc within the trade.
Learn on for all the pieces you want to know concerning the Physician Who 2020 Christmas particular.
When does the Physician Who Christmas particular air on TV?
It’s been confirmed that the Physician Who festive particular will air on the first January 2021, aka New 12 months’s Day.
In different phrases, prepare for a really Pleased Who 12 months!
Is there a trailer for the Physician Who Christmas particular?
Sure! Exhibiting off the new-look Daleks (that are apparently hanging out at Downing Avenue, which feels very 2020) and the return of Chris Noth’s baddie Jack Robertson, the footage guarantees as action-packed journey as Jack and the fam attempt to shield Earth within the Physician’s absence.
Take a look at the 60-second preview above.
Physician Who Christmas particular plot
The official synopsis for the particular reads, “The upcoming festive particular will see the return of one of many Physician’s greatest and most feared enemies – the Daleks.
“The Physician is locked away in a high-security alien jail. Remoted, alone, with no hope of escape.
“Far away, on Earth, her best friends, Yaz, Ryan and Graham have to pick up their lives without her. But it’s not easy. Old habits die hard. Especially when they discover a disturbing plan forming. A plan which involves a Dalek. How can you fight a Dalek, without the Doctor?”
Chibnall and fellow Who boss Matt Strevens gave Radio Occasions some additional bits of element to flesh out the plot, stating the brand new episode is a secret sequel to a earlier Dalek-themed Physician Who episode.
“This story is essentially both a standalone episode and also a sequel to Resolution,” Chibnall instructed us, revealing that the occasions of the 2019 New 12 months’s particular are key to this yr’s follow-up.
“I kept to using just one Dalek in Resolution because they’re powerful things singly anyway, so that’s fun just to be able to give one that space. But also I was planning to bring them back in greater numbers for this episode.”
Strevens added: “We knew that when we said goodbye to the Reconnaissance Dalek, when it was jettisoned out of the TARDIS doors into a supernova at the end of Resolution, that that would not be the end of it.”
We will piece collectively a couple of extra issues from a number of the different data that has been launched to date, together with what the forged themselves have needed to say concerning the episode.
For instance, Jodie Whittaker has stated, “Without giving any spoilers, where we leave the Doctor in the final episode of season 12… this explores in a way [what happens] when the Doctor is away from the gang, and from the Doctor’s point of view has no idea about what’s going on on Earth.”
Concerning the companions story Mandip Gill has teased, “We’re again in Sheffield, attempting to get on with our personal lives. Yaz is struggling a bit of bit.
“We do then come across a plot to do with a Dalek, and we go, ‘OK, she’s taught us lots of things… but how are we going to fight a Dalek without the Doctor?’”
And Bradley Walsh added, “How do we, as a three save mankind? Talk about being thrown in at the deep end!”
Properly, we are able to’t wait to search out out.
Physician Who Christmas particular forged
It’s no shock that the forged might be led by Jodie Whittaker, who continues her stint because the Thirteenth Physician, whereas she may also be joined by her common companions for the particular: Bradley Walsh as Graham, Mandip Gill as Yaz and Tosin Cole as Ryan.
If hypothesis is true, the episode will mark the ultimate episode for Walsh and Cole – with heavy rumours suggesting that the pair are set to depart the sci-fi collection, though this has not been confirmed.
Lengthy-running forged member Nicholas Briggs, who has offered the voices for a lot of characters within the trendy collection, will as soon as once more voice the Daleks, whereas former Coronation Avenue star Grey O’Brien has additionally been listed as a part of the forged.
And Physician Who has lately introduced the return of collection 11 baddie Jack Robertson within the episode performed by US actor Chris Noth, together with Harriet Walter and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as two unknown figures (although Walter could also be taking part in the UK Prime Minister).
Then there’s the small matter of the now-confirmed return for Physician Who star John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harness (see beneath)….
How does Captain Jack return?
Particulars are sketchy about precisely how Captain Jack (John Barrowman) involves be within the TARDIS and in league with The Physician as they face off the Daleks as soon as once more, nevertheless it doesn’t matter when we’ve got the complete episode to anticipate.
“Oh I’ve missed that sound!” #JackIsBack
— Physician Who (@bbcdoctorwho) November 23, 2020
Barrowman stated: “Placing on Jack’s coat and setting foot again on the set of Physician Who was similar to going again house. It’s all the time thrilling to play Captain Jack.
“He’s a character very close to my heart who changed my life, and to know the fans love him as much as I do makes his return even sweeter. I hope everyone enjoys Jack’s heroic adventure with Thirteen.”