The BBC announced back in July that Jodie Whittaker can be flying the TARDIS as the subsequent incarnation of Doctor Who’s titular personality. And as has turn out to be tradition in up to date years, the long-operating series’ annual Christmas unique noticed Whittaker make her first look within the position, taking up from Peter Capaldi, who has performed the twelfth incarnation of the nature seeing that 2014.
While the collection received’t go back till sometime late next yr, the BBC has released the general scene of the episode online. There’s now not too much within the means of spoilers for the rest of Capaldi’s ultimate episode right here — Whittaker’s casting has been known for months — but if you’re in reality keen on having the rest spoiled for you, it’s most certainly perfect to watch the unique first.
a new generation on board the TARDIS
The scene sees Capaldi’s generation of The Doctor make one ultimate dramatic speech (as the personality is understood to do), ahead of bursting into the fiery flames of regeneration and changing into Whittaker’s new Thirteenth Doctor, marking the primary time in the display’s 50-12 months run that a feminine actor has taken on the role. Sadly, the newly reborn Doctor handiest has barely enough time to mutter a snappy “Oh, brilliant” before all the TARDIS explodes, leaving her plummeting throughout the air against the ground and viewers left ready with a “to be continued” title card.
Alongside Capaldi’s departure, last night’s episode also marked the end of lengthy-time showrunner Steven Moffat’s tenure on the series — he’ll be replaced by Chris Chibnall (the author of Broadchurch) whilst Doctor Who returns for what will be its eleventh collection someday in late 2018.