Destiny Arrives For Donna Noble In ‘Doctor Who’ Anniversary Trailer

by Erik Amaya

For the first time since 2005, Doctor Who will not mark the end of the year with a festive special. But to alleviate the Time Lord’s absence from Yule 2022, the BBC has released a brief trailer for next year’s set of specials marking the 60th Anniversary of the program. In it, Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) begins to recall another life. Meanwhile, the Fourteenth Doctor (David Tennant) recognizes that forces are making their way toward his former companion, who will most assuredly die if she ever recalls her adventures with the Tenth Doctor (also Tennant). But is it all a ploy of Neil Patrick Harris‘s mystery villain? And what part does Ncuti Gatwa play ahead of his own time as the Fifteenth Doctor?

Of course, we’re a long way from answers … but the suggestion of toys throughout the trailer at least leads us to believe Harris will be playing the Celestial Toymaker, a Doctor Who antagonist not seen on screen in 50 years. Also, at the story is meant to celebrate the 60 year milestone, we hope other echoes of the past will appear, even if they must be as polished as the new take on the classic “diamond” logo.

Doctor Who returns November 2023.

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