David Tennant may have shocked everyone when he regenerated into the Doctor again, but he’s set to hand off the reigns to incoming Doctor Ncuti Gatwa.
Gatwa is currently in production for Doctor Who with his companion Millie Gibson, and we just got some new photos of them both wearing 70s period garb. Check these out:
First look at Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson as The Doctor and Ruby in the ‘60s from the new ‘DOCTOR WHO’ series. pic.twitter.com/fEAs4kSDfm
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When Gatwa’s Doctor costume was first revealed, I admittedly thought that the outfit was pretty bland, but seeing him in costume here, I have a feeling that his Doctor is going to be wearing a bunch of different outfits and disguises throughout his run.
I guess previous incarnations of the Doctor didn’t really need to be wearing outfits, because they just make use of the psychic paper card which immediately grants them authority to whoever they’re speaking to. Though the card is a pretty neat trick to get a common problem out of the way, it is known to backfire on some people, so maybe that’s the reason we see the Doctor in disguise.
Personally, I think it’s a bummer that we won’t get to see the passing of the Doctor Who torch between Gatwa and Jodie Whittaker, but I guess bringing back one of the most popular Doctors is guaranteed to have everyone check out the Anniversary special. Hopefully Whittaker has one short scene in the upcoming episode, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
Gatwa is said to have his debut as the new Doctor in the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Special which comes out later this November.