Doctor Who: The Power of the Doctor Trailer Analysis

by thethreepennyguignol

Hello hi hurrah! New Doctor Who stuff to talk about! I have been brutally starved of DW content to enjoy since The Legend of the Sea Devils – and, well, since before that, actually, as I didn’t even enjoy that one. But it’s only a couple more weeks till we get the next special of this year, The Power of the Doctor, and we have a scrumptious little trailer here for us to paw through in the meantime. Let’s get into it, shall we?

0:05: Oh my GOD I’m so excited to have Sacha Dhawan back as the Master. I’ve been obsessed with his performance in the role since Spyfall Part Two, and I’m looking forward to seeing him getting to go big with this special. I’d watch him ramble in his headachey way for literally a whole episode with no other plot, and I’d love every second.

0:12: Kate Kate Kate! I promise this review isn’t just going to be me shouting the names of characters as they appear on-screen, but give me this one. I’m always a huge fan of when the Doctor joins up with UNIT to do something more Earth-bound, and I love the idea of one of Jodie’s final stories coming back down to this kind of premise.

0:16: Ugh, these last few years, Doctor Who has gone from being a show with standard TV-level visuals to feeling like a properly cinematic experience – Flux especially was a great example of the sheer enormity of what they’re giving us with the visuals, and, if this is anything to go by, we’re getting it all over again with Power.

0:21: I genuinely had fully forgotten John Bishop was going to be in this special. It’s not that I hate him or anything, but he just…feels as though he adds a net zero to the show.

0:25: Ah yes, the inescapable Dalek finale invasion. Look, I’m not entirely averse to the Daleks, but we literally had them as main villains two episodes ago. I really hope they can find something new for them this time around, because they do lean towards the boring after all this time.

0:27: Not the TARDIS having her Joker moment! Nah, but actually, that’s a great visual. Love a bit of abstract oddness in my Who.

0:35: Fair warning: when I do review this episode, it might well be me just writing a list of reasons why Sacha Dhawan should marry me. I love him so much, and I’ve really enjoyed the writing for his Master too. Can’t wait to have him back

0:44 I’m also really delighted to see Jacob Anderson back in this episode – he and his plot in Flux were an obvious highlight, and, with him now starring in the new Interview with a Vampire series, I want him to become the star he obviously should be (also, hubba hubba, wolf whistle, reooooww, etc).

0:50: I know this episode is about to deal me some intense psychic damage when it comes to all things Thasmin. I have talked before about how needlessly attached I’ve gotten to this pairing, and I can just feel Mandip Gill ripping my heart right out of my little bi chest and stamping on it with her sensible boots.

0:53: Very Unprepared for how hard this regeneration is going to be. Despite all the flaws of her run, I’ve had a huge soft spot for Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor, and I’m going to miss the hell out of her (even if I think Ncuti Gatwa is going to eat up this role when he gets the chance).

What did you think of this trailer? Are you looking forward to this episode or do you just want this era to be done already? Let me know in the comments!

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