The BBC has finally released a full-length trailer for this year's Doctor Who 60th-anniversary specials (via SFFGazette.com), and with that comes confirmation Neil Patrick Harris is indeed playing the evil Celestial Toymaker!
Fans have long theorised that might be the case (another popular suggestion was The Master) and he appears to be a suitable formidable foe for the Doctor. However, the villain is far from the biggest challenge the time-travelling hero will face when he returns in his Fourteenth iteration because Donna Noble has regained her memories and it's down to him to save her.
We also see the return of UNIT and Kate Lethbridge-Stewart (who is rumoured to be the lead in the first of a number of spin-offs) and everything shown here suggests the long-running sci-fi series has been given a fresh lick of paint by returning showrunner Russell T Davies.
With the show heading to Disney+ outside the UK, Doctor Who will soon reach a bigger audience than ever before. With that comes what's thought to be a massive budget increase, and that should help it feel more in line with The Mandalorian and Stranger Things, for example, with the next few years for Whovians shaping up to be very exciting indeed.
David Tennant's Doctor will take centre stage in three specials we previously learned will be titled "The Star Beast," "Wild Blue Yonder," and "The Giggle."
Joining him and Catherine Tate as Donna will be Yasmin Finney, Jacqueline King as Sylvia Noble, Karl Collins as Shaun Temple, Ruth Madeley as Shirley Anne Bingham, and the late Bernard Cribbins as Wilfred Mott.
A brief logline accompanied the trailer which reads, "Destiny isn’t done with them just yet...The Doctor and Donna return for three special episodes." That doesn't give much away, though we're sure that's a deliberate decision on the BBC's part.
Disappointingly, we still don't have an official premiere date for the first of these Doctor Who specials but it has at least been confirmed that they are indeed heading our way this November.