The Doctor is well known for their inspirational speeches and kind hearts during troubling times. Right now, the world is certainly in a difficult space that requires some special love. Doctor Who’s latest video brings several actors who have played the titular character together to send a special message to those working on the frontlines in the midst of the coronavirus. And yes, it is absolutely fantastic.
The clip features Jodie Whittaker, who currently plays the Thirteenth Doctor, alongside her predecessors Peter Capaldi (Twelve), Peter Davison (Five), David Tennant (Ten), Colin Baker (Six), Tom Baker (Four), Matt Smith (Eleven), Paul McGann (Eight) and Sylvester McCoy (Seven). The clip also includes Jo Martin, who may not have a number in the lineup but is absolutely The Doctor.
It’s a pretty big deal considering this message brings together every living Doctor actor except for Christopher Eccleston. Hearing them all say “The Doctor” is enough to give any Who fan all the feels.
The video is brought to fans by BBC’s The Big Night In, a fundraiser event taking place on April 23. David Tennant and his former TV companion Catherine Tate will join dozens of other celebrities to raise money for those impacted by COVID-19. The broadcast will not air for American audiences but there will likely be a clip (or five) floating around on the Internet soon.
Here’s what they had to say to the people:
“…The Doctor abides by one simple code. Whatever problem you’re facing, never be cruel or cowardly. Never give up and never give in. We are at our best when we work together. Tonight we have all come together for one important reason – to praise, salute, and give heartfelt thanks to real-life special doctors, nurses, and everyone working on the frontlines in our NHS, care homes, and hospices. What you all do and have done for all of us is amazing, is crucial, phenomenal, incredible, inspirational, and truly live-saving. Thank you.”
Thank you for everything you do Doctor.
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