Now that Peter Capaldi has regenerated into Jodie Whittaker, as seen in the Doctor Who Christmas special “Twice Upon a Time,” we’re officially in the era of the Thirteenth Doctor. That said, we’ve still got to wait a large chunk of the year before season 11 arrives at some point this autumn. When it does finally materialize, however, the new Doctor hopes that her adventures through time and space blow fans’ minds.
But just what will those adventures consist of? Unfortunately, we can’t answer that just yet, as absolutely no details have been revealed about the plot of the upcoming episodes. That doesn’t mean there aren’t a few intriguing theories floating around the web, though, and Radio Times has today compiled a fairly compelling report which outlines what they think may be the opening plot line for the season.
If you recall, in “Twice Upon a Time,” Whittaker’s first moments in the TARDIS found the ship blowing up and throwing her out the doors, disappearing as she plummeted down to Earth. There’s nothing particularly out of the ordinary about that situation, but Radio Times believes that the first few episodes might see the Doctor stranded on present-day Earth as she attempts to track down her missing TARDIS.
As the outlet says, it’d be a good way to ground the show, “reintroducing it to new viewers from an Earthbound perspective before easing back into the time and space travel we’ve grown to know and love over the years.” Furthermore, it’d tie into new showrunner Chris Chiball’s promise of presenting a fresh take on the titular hero, as this plot line could explore how the Doctor would fare without her TARDIS while being stuck on Earth for an extended period of time.
Chalk that all up as speculation for now, but it’s certainly interesting to ponder and would make for some exciting television, wouldn’t you say? Again, though, that’s really more just a theory than anything else, but with Doctor Who season 11 now deep in production, we’ll be bringing you more updates than you can shake a Sonic Screwdriver at over the coming weeks and months.