A bit of over a 12 months in the past, Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Physician shockingly regenerated into the Fourteenth Physician, who shares the identical face as David Tennant’s Tenth Physician. This set the stage for Tennant to guide the forged of Physician Who’s sixtieth anniversary, which is able to lastly start airing on the finish of the month. Forward of the large premiere although, the Fourteenth Physician has returned for a brand new quick, and throughout the span of only a few minutes, he now has a hilarious tie to the Daleks.
This quick, which aired as a part of BBC Youngsters in Want 2023, opens on the planet Skaro, when Davros, the creator of the Daleks, unveils his new creation to an underling named Mr. Castavillian. Nevertheless, there are two key variations between this Dalek and those Physician Who followers have adopted for many years. However earlier than we get into that, watch the Physician Who quick for your self:
Okay, so first off, Davros doesn’t name his creation a Dalek, however slightly a Mark III Journey Machine. That stated, Castavillian does his greatest to provide you with an anagram for Kaled, their species, that will match as a designation, just for Davros to shoot down all his concepts. Second, this Journey Machine boasts a “multi-dextrous claw” slightly than the standard manipulator arm that appears like a plunger.
After Davros leaves the room, Castavillian is shocked to witness the TARDIS crashing into the room. The Fourteenth Physician emerges from his automobile, simply 60 minutes after from his regeneration and nonetheless baffled by why he’s reverted to certainly one of his previous faces. Nevertheless, his mere arrival causes an assortment of issues. For one factor, the TARDIS broke off the multi-dextrous claw, however extra importantly, upon audibly noting the Dalek in entrance of him, that evokes Castavillian to call this machine simply that. As if all this wasn’t unhealthy sufficient, the Fourteenth Physician additionally simply needed to throw within the phrase “exterminated,” thus prompting to Castavillian to make observe of what is going to grow to be the Daleks’ future catchphrase.
David Tennant’s new model of Physician Who’s title Time Lord tries to make a not-so-graceful exit earlier than making issues worse, however because the cherry on high of this unlucky proverbial sundae, he grabs an precise plunger from the TARDIS to interchange the Dalek’s dislodged claw. Simply an hour after regeneration, the Fourteenth Physician named certainly one of his biggest enemies, talked about their catchphrase and offered the template for what is going to grow to be a key weapon within the Daleks’ arsenal. This isn’t a great way to start out off a brand new lifespan, however the excellent news for Castavillian is that Davros approves of the plunger arm upon returning.
This makes for one hell of an appetizer forward of the principle entrée that’s Physician Who’s sixtieth anniversary, which is able to include three episodes airing to Disney+ subscribers all all over the world besides in the UK and Eire, the place the present will proceed to air on BBC. This quick can be follows within the footsteps of Physician Who’s fiftieth anniversary, as previous to “The Day of The Physician” airing 10 years in the past, followers obtained “The Evening of The Physician,” which depicted the Eighth Physician’s regeneration into the Struggle Physician.
Physician Who’s first sixtieth anniversary episode, “The Star Beast,” premieres Saturday, November 25 on the 2023 TV schedule. Following David Tennant’s transient return, Ncuti Gatwa will take over because the Fifteenth Physician, and among the many issues we will sit up for from him is a scene he’ll share with William Hartnell’s First Physician.