We’re, of course, all excited for Doctor Who: The Power of The Doctor. Jodie Whittaker’s final episode as the thirteenth doctor airs on October 23rd. However, lucky journalists got invited to a Doctor Who Premiere Event today. The event saw a screening of “The Power of The Doctor” and a press panel featuring Whittaker and the cast. Outgoing Showrunner Chris Chibnall was present along with episode director Jamie Magnus Stone.
Guests have revealed the air time for the upcoming Doctor Who special. “The Power of The Doctor” is set to air at 19:30 BST on Sunday, the 23rd of October. Airing on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on the same day. However, those worried about spoilers can rest easy. Content from the episode and panel with episode stars is embargoed until further notice. Therefore, a spoiler-free embargo will likely end just before the episode airs to the public.
Premiere Event Highlights
A press panel at the Doctor Who Premiere Event took place. Due to the embargo, details are not known about the questions or answers. However, Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, Sacha Dhawan and Chris Chibnall were on stage. Janet Fielding later joined them to discuss her return to the Doctor Who universe. According to journalists, the cast and crew talked about the special episode and Doctor Who.
Daleks and Cybermen props were lurking around The Curzon Cinema Bloomsbury. New posters for “The Power of The Doctor” were also present. Featuring Ace, Tegan, Dan and The Doctor. However, some pointed out that John Bishop was absent from the screening. His character’s fate in the special episode is currently highly debated in the community. Doctor Who costume designer Ray Holman was present, along with composer Segun Akinola. Segun departs Doctor Who along with Chis Chibnall following the special episode.
According to a source, Jodie Whittaker’s 13th Doctor regeneration scene was cut from the screening. This is likely to avoid major leaks for Doctor Who. Fans are still heavily debating who will take over as the next doctor. Of course, we know Ncuti Gatwa is lined up to play the 14th Doctor. However, David Tennant is also returning for the show’s 60th anniversary. The question is, who follows Jodie in the special episode? Everyone will need to wait until October 23rd to find out more.
The Doctor’s Next Adventure!
Action-adventure in space and time for all the family, starring Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, John Bishop, Sophie Aldred, Janet Fielding and Sacha Dhawan. In this feature-length Special to mark her last adventure, Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor must fight for her very existence, against her deadliest enemies: the Daleks, the Cybermen and her arch-nemesis, the Master.Doctor Who: The Power of The Doctor Episode Synopsis – Via BBC
While it will be a week or more before we hear things from the Doctor Who Premiere Event, it’s less than two weeks until “The Power of The Doctor”. This episode is the last of three specials that aired this year and will mark Jodie Whittaker’s final adventure as the Thirteenth Doctor. Doctor Who: The Power of The Doctor will air on October 23rd at 19:30 BST. Viewers can watch via BBC One and BBC iPlayer.