Doctor Who: The Power of the Doctor — trailer, synopsis and image breakdown

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On October 23, in a feature-length special to mark her last adventure, Jodie Whittaker’s thirteenth Doctor must fight for her very existence, against her deadliest enemies: the Daleks, the Cybermen and her arch-nemesis, the Master in the Doctor Who BBC centenary special, The Power of the Doctor.

A synopsis was released for the special:

Who is attacking a speeding bullet train on the edges of a distant galaxy? Why are seismologists going missing from 21st century Earth? Who is defacing some of history’s most iconic paintings? Why is a Dalek trying to make contact with the Doctor? And just what hold does the mesmeric Rasputin have over Tsar Nicholas in 1916 Russia?

The Doctor faces multiple threats…and a battle to the death

A second trailer was also released.

The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and her companions Yaz (Mandip Gill) and Dan (John Bishop) don spacesuits and pay a visit to the spacefaring bullet train.

They encounter the CyberMasters on the train.

Ace (Sophie Aldred) puzzles over some missing artwork in a Museum. Kate Stewart: “Fifteen of the world’s most valuable paintings have disappeared.”

Ace and Tegan (Janet Fielding) have a conversation.

The Doctor and Yaz visit Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave) Ace and Tegan at UNIT headquarters.

The Master (Sacha Dhawan) is detained by UNIT soldiers.

Kate Stewart: “A dozen of the world’s leading seismologists have gone missing.”

The Cybermen cause trouble for Ace, Teganand Kate Stewart at UNIT headquarters.

The Master appears to be the historical Rasputin.

A building explodes.

Ace parachutes.

A Dalek contacts the Doctor. “A Dalek incursion of Earth is imminent.”

Yaz: “Has it never occurred to you that it could be a trap?”

Vinder (Jacob Anderson) is on the move.

The Master toys with Yaz — then the Doctor. “Can I let you in on a little secret?” “This is the day you are erased forever.”

Vinder shows up.

A war between planets seems to take place from the vantage point of another planet covered in orange fungi.

Earth comes under attack.

There are some scenes played out on a mysterious blue planetoid which appears to have the Doctor’s TARDIS and a mock TARDIS.

A lone figure climbs up a vast shaft.

The Master postures menacingly.

The Doctor is trapped inside a chamber. Is this the end? The Doctor: “Yaz!”

Written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Jamie Magnus Stone, the Doctor Who BBC centenary special, The Power of the Doctor, airs on October 23.