The first trailer for the 19th annual Doctor Who special, titled “Revolution of the Daleks,” was released online this week. It will be the second Doctor Who special to star Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. It will also mark the return of fan favorite companion Captain Jack Harkness played by John Barrowman. The character had not been seen in a special since “The End of Time” in 2010, which also served as a final farewell to the extremely popular Tenth Doctor (David Tennant). Captain Jack is stated to play a vital role during “Revolution of the Daleks” where he will help the Thirteenth Doctor fight off the Daleks once again, who have been a thorn in the Doctor’s side the very first season back in 1963.

The trailer opens with Captain Jack rhetorically asking just how many people get to meet the Doctor or let alone travel with them. He follows this up by stating that they do not get to choose when it ends, whether they leave her or she leaves them. While Captain Jack is heard speaking, the audience is shown footage of the Thirteenth Doctor, who is currently in a cell along with several other aliens. The trailer then cuts to the current companions Yasmin (Mandip Gill), Graham (Bradley Walsh) and Ryan (Tosin Cole). Graham suggests that they should help protect the earth while the Doctor is missing. Yasmin is skeptical of how they would be able to do that, but Ryan reasons that the human race could be destroyed if they don’t do something. The next scene in the trailer shows a woman introducing the Daleks to a group of people, labeling them as defense drones. One of the people in charge of the event explains that these machines will change the world, shortly before he opens the armor of a Dalek to look inside. It does not take long before the Daleks start to rebel and attack people on the streets, with them announcing that they will prepare for extermination. The next few shots briefly show Captain Jack and the companions fighting against the Daleks as they are constantly attacked by the hostile aliens. The trailer then ends with the Thirteenth Doctor in her cell, where she quietly urges herself to stay strong as people are waiting for her. The trailer then smashes to the title card as ends.

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Fans are very excited to see ”Revolution of the Daleks,” as it will feature the return of one of the most beloved companions in Captain Jack and once again see the Daleks take center stage as the villains. “Revolution of the Daleks” is expected to premiere on January 1, 2021.