The Thirteenth Doctor will be back in the TARDIS (and on our TVs) really soon! Like, on Halloween. Yes, that’s right, Doctor Who is returning at an unorthodox time for its thirteenth season. It’s the perfect date for those who don’t do gory/horror scary and want to be thrilled with traveling adventures. And this season is extra special because it will function as one story. The BBC announced that the Doctor Who “Flux” series will run for eight episodes to give us one big adventure with Thirteen, Yaz, and Dan, the new companion who I am side eyeing because I don’t trust him.
Marketing for this season has been weird, to say the least. From lots of quietness to suddenly deleting social media accounts, we didn’t know what the hell was going on. Come on, y’all. Drop the date! Drop a teaser! Give us something! Well, now we have both. A new “Flux” teaser tells us just enough to pique our interest. Thirteen comes through a garbled video message asking for help. Who is she talking to? It seems like us, of course, but we aren’t in the show so perhaps she’s sending a signal to Earth for assistance. UNIT maybe?
She’s in the TARDIS with Yaz and Dan, who are holding down the console while she speaks. Thirteen says The Flux is coming and it’s bringing Sontarans, Weeping Angels, the Ravages, and enemies from across the universe. I don’t know why but I get the feeling that a Cyberman or Dalek will show up…again. She ends the video by saying that this is the “fight of our lives.” Very ominous indeed.
We know that this Doctor Who “Flux” story is the beginning of Thirteen’s last hurrah in the TARDIS but it remains to be seen what will happen with Yaz and Dan. It’s assumed they will leave too, which is the case when a new showrunner comes in. (Or, in this case, a returning Doctor Who showrunner!) But, that’s still The Flux adventures and a couple of specials away. Welcome back, Doctor. Let’s hope this story takes us to another stratosphere.