After dropping two action-packed, tantalisingly cryptic
trailers, the BBC has laid online speculation to rest and confirmed that fans
going through timey-wimey withdrawal can expect a much-needed fix of the iconic
sci-fi show on New Year’s Day.
And, while often divisive in both its lack of iconic
monsters and socio-cultural focus, Series 11 injected the show with fresh
bursts of energy, wit, and heart, seeing Jodie Whittaker’s debut series as
everyone’s favourite Gallifreyan exile return to the self-contained space and
time spanning adventures of series past.
The intrigue-filled teasers suggest changes both welcome and
bold, with Series 12 looking set to ratchet up the tempo, reintroduce several
iconic villains and offer a glimpse into a much darker side of the Thirteenth
But, as ever with Doctor Who, both fan and media speculation
is rife, with rumours falling into the categories of probable, possible and
oh-my-blessed-fez-and-bowtie what are you doing?
Why is that Judoon so angry? Is that another TARDIS? What is chasing The Doctor? Is
that Mary Shelley? Why is everyone crying?
Answers are imminent. And, if whispers from Doctor Who
insiders are to be believed, Series 12 is set to be huge.
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