Doctor Who's 60th-anniversary specials are now just a couple of months away, but will we see David Tennant's Doctor square off with a familiar foe?
While nowhere near confirmed, there's speculation (via SFFGazette.com) we'll see the iconic time-traveller square off with The Master. This comes after a closer look at the Fourteenth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver was revealed in a recent issue of Doctor Who Magazine, with many eagle-eyed fans pointing out it's drawn inspiration from the Master's laser screwdriver.
It's worth pointing out that the villain has a track record of appearing in celebratory episodes and while it hasn't been that long since we saw Sacha Dhawan's Master, it wouldn't be unprecedented for a return to happen this quickly (there's no news on casting or whether we'd see a new or returning actor).
The similarity alone between their respective screwdrivers is noteworthy, and we wouldn't be surprised if this will somehow tie into what's in store for Ncuti Gatwa's Fifteenth Doctor.
As for Tennant, he's going to take centre stage this holiday season over the course of three specials titled "The Star Beast," "Wild Blue Yonder," and "The Giggle."
In those, the actor reprises perhaps his most famous role, though obviously not as the Tenth Doctor. He'll also be joined by Catherine Tate's Donna Noble, a companion we never expected to return given what could happen if they're once again face-to-face.
"The Doctor's been three different people in the meantime, so I’m not necessarily the same version of the Doctor that I was before," Tennant recently teased. "I’m not the Tenth Doctor now, I’m the Fourteenth. Well, strictly speaking we don’t know what the actual number is anymore, do we?"
Joining him in these specials is Neil Patrick Harris as a villain thought to be The Toymaker, Yasmin Finney as Rose (a name which has generated a lot of speculation online), Jacqueline King as Sylvia Noble, Karl Collins as Shaun Temple, Ruth Madeley as Shirley Anne Bingham, and the late Bernard Cribbins as Wilfred Mott.
We also have a new look at Tennant's Fourteenth Doctor which you can check out in the Tweet below.