Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Specials Runtimes Revealed

After a truly shocking regeneration at the end of “The Power of the Doctor”, doctor who will return in November 2023 for the iconic series’ 60th anniversary specials and now the running times for those three special episodes have been revealed. According to Doctor Who Magazine (through digital spy), the three special episodes will be “one-hour spectacles”. In the episodes, David Tennant will be the fourteenth doctor, before Ncuti Gatwa takes over as the fifteenth.

“Like Russell” [T. Davies] walked doctor who for five years in the 2000s, he made it a huge critical and commercial success,” the magazine said. “Spectacular — starring David’s fourteenth doctor, before Ncuti takes over as the fifteenth, around the festive season.”

How did Tennant return to Doctor Who?

“The Power of the Doctor” saw the end of Jodie Whittaker’s time as the Thirteenth Doctor, but the scene where she became the Fourteenth Doctor again hit viewers with a shocking twist. Rather than regenerate into a character played by Ncuti Gatwa, previously billed as the Fourteenth Doctor, she instead regenerated David Tennant, the actor who previously played the character’s tenth iteration. Tennant has since been announced to play the Fourteenth Doctor and will appear in a handful of episodes in the upcoming season before being handed over to Gatwa as the Fifteenth Doctor and the actor’s surprise return has left fans excited, but for Tennant he was a little concerned. about everything.

Speaking to BBC’s Today radio show (via TVLineTennant said he was worried he might not get back into the “groove” of playing the Doctor, but he liked rethinking things.

“I think before I got there I was concerned that it might be difficult to get back into the rhythm,” Tennant said, though he added that he instead found it “weirdly weird straight ahead.”

“There’s a bit of a precedent in this show that all doctors show up for a special every now and then, but mostly in cohort with the current team,” he said. “So, to run through the park one more time was a bit of a joy that I never saw coming. What a wonderful, beautiful thing to get to see something back to remember such an amazing, happy, important time in my life.” It’s like I’m getting the most beautiful present. It was an absolute pleasure.”

What about Ncuti Gatwa?

In May it was announced that Sex education star Ncuti Gatwa replaces Whittaker as the star of doctor who in the series’ 60th anniversary season. In the press release announcing the news, Gatwa said: “There aren’t really words to describe how I feel. A mix of deeply honoured, more than excited and of course a little scared. This role and show means so much to so many around the world including myself and each of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled that unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care I will do my very best to do the same Russell T Davies is almost as iconic as the doctor himself and being able to work with him is a dream come true. His writing is dynamic, exciting, incredibly intelligent and buzzing with danger. An actor’s metaphorical playground. The whole team was so welcoming and really gave their heart to the show. And so how discouraging as it is i am aware that i am joining a really supportive family unlike the doctor i may only have one heart but i give it all to d this show. “

Following “The Power of the Doctor”, showrunner Russell T. Davies confirmed that Gatwa will take on the role of Tennant later in 2023.

“If you thought David Tennant’s appearance was a shock, we have many more surprises to come,” Davies said. “The path to Ncuti’s 15th Doctor is fraught with mystery, horror, robots, dolls, danger and fun. And how is it connected with the return of the great Donna Noble? How, what, why? We give you a year to speculate, and then let go of hell.”

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