"There is no point in being useless, we have to save the future."
We received the shortest teaser for the upcoming 13th season (or series) of Doctor Who at Comic Con San Diego in July, signaling the return of some of the show's most classic villains. Now we finally have the full official trailer, and that's especially for hardcore fans, given the Ood, Cybermen, Sontarans, and Angels of Angels — for my money, the scariest and most annoying creatures the series has ever invented. Only the short picture I took of them in this trailer was shivering. Obviously, there will be aliens known as Ravaegers. Unfortunately, this is the complete final chapter of Jodi Whitaker as a physician.
Finally, Captain Jack Harkins (John Barrowman) pulls the Doctor from his cell, ties him to the TARDIS, and defeats the menacing Dalk group. Ryan and Graham choose to stay on Earth rather than return to the TARDIS, leaving Dr. Wiaz alone to continue their adventures. But not for long! John Bishop joins the series as Dan Lewis' new companion. (In the new trailer, we see some examples of its trimmed features.)Advertising
The thirteenth season was particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with only eight episodes planned, not the regular 13. In the end, Chris Chipnal's screen decided to make the season only six episodes, with a full narrative in each, instead of the episodic structure that was more common in the series. (However, this is not unprecedented. The Trial of the Time Master in 1986 was also a full narrative.) "You can go both ways," Chipnal told the CDIC of his decision. "You can say, 'Let's do the very small parts in the room, no monsters,' or we can put the gloves on and do the biggest story we've ever done." According to Shabinal, the series is "the most ambitious thing we've ever done." There will also be three special episodes next year. Chibnall resigns as an actor at the same time, and Whitaker ends up as a Doctor, possibly in the third special episode (which traditionally occurs when the current incarnation of the Doctor takes on a new form). BBC has brought back Russell T Davis - who revived the series in 2005 with Christopher Ecclestone as the Ninth Doctor - as a playwright. Everyone guesses who will fill Whitaker's shoes. But he definitely made his own unique mark on the role (despite some great material to work with), and it would be hard to follow.
Doctor Who: Flux will premiere on BBC and BBC America on October 31, 2021.
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