Disney’s latest trailer for “Doctor Who” hardly covers new ground. All the main players featured therein and nearly all of the displayed footage have been seen in previous and significantly longer trailers.But the one-minute trailer does an apt job of summarizing what viewers can expect to see during the Fourteenth Doctor’s return. Of course, he must join forces with Donna and their space cop friends at UNIT to defeat the Celestial Toymaker (Neil Patrick Harris) — a cosmic entity with a vendetta against the Doctor. We also see Kate Lethebridge-Stewart (Jemma Redgrave) asking: “What do we do this time, Doctor? How do we fight the human race?” The trailer ends with a fleeting shot of the highly-anticipated Fifteenth Doctor (Gatwa), smiling with confidence.
Yet the trailer continues to raise the same important questions. Why did the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whitaker) regenerate into a previously known body? Will Donna survive her latest adventure with the Doctor? Why is the Celestial Toymaker playing with flower petals and Gatling guns? While we wait to uncover these cosmic mysteries, here’s exactly what episodes you need to watch before tuning into the David Tennant and Catherine Tate reunion.