Doctor Who’s return for Series 13 is just around the corner – and the Liverpool Whovians got a very exciting preview of the new round last night.
A spaceship was hurled across the city’s George’s Pier Head last night (Wednesday, October 6) and passers-by were lucky enough to view the ship until midnight.
And while those fans outside of Liverpool had to settle for a photographed version uploaded to Doctor Who’s social media, that was enough for some to identify that the spacecraft was almost certainly a Sontaran vessel.
OMG is this a SONTARIEN ship ??? I love the new colors 😍 pic.twitter.com/APxtFuh1x5
– Safe Space Who 🍁 (@SafeSpaceDrWho) October 6, 2021
This seems to suggest that classic monsters will be making a comeback for the new series, which is expected to tell a six-episode serial story.
It comes months after fans spotted what appeared to be Sontarans on the set of Doctor Who Series 13 alongside actors Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill and newcomer John Bishop.
The Sontarans – a race of warrior clones native to the planet Sontar – first appeared on the original season eleven series The Time Warrior, during Jon Pertwee’s time as the Doctor, and are from a regular enemy of the Doctor.
The last time a Sontaran was seen onscreen was in the episode of the series nine Face the Raven in 2015 – the episode in which Clara Oswald died – although it has not been since The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky two-part series four that the species last took. center of the stage.
Meanwhile, the BBC has revealed that the reason for showing the spaceship in Liverpool is that this is where Series 13 will begin, and where we first meet new character Dan Lewis (John Bishop), as he finds himself embroiled in the Doctor’s adventures. .
A premiere date for the new series has yet to be revealed, but the first trailer arrived last weekend – with a five-second clip showing Jodie Whittaker’s doctor trying to communicate with someone but having trouble passing.