Last week the first of three “Doctor Who” 60th anniversary specials aired on both Disney+ and the BBC worldwide, and this weekend, the second special, titled “Wild Blue Yonder,” will air on Saturday, December 2nd.
In the first of the trilogy’s episodes, titled “The Star Beast,” the Doctor reincarnated back into his fourteenth body (played by David Tennant), who reunited with his previous companion Donna Temple-Noble (Catherine Tate) for a new adventure as they come face-to-face with what the BBC says is their most terrifying villain yet: the Toymaker (played by Neil Patrick Harris in his “Doctor Who” debut).
Several aspects of “The Star Beast” were well-publicized ahead of the premiere, including the return of Tennant and Tate, the casting of Yasmin Finney as Donna’s daughter Rose, and the appearance of a seemingly adorable alien called “The Meep.”
Almost nothing is known about “Wild Blue Yonder,” and “Doctor Who” showrunner Russell T Davies, who is also returning to the show after more than a decade away, said he’s just fine with that.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Davies said “We’re trying to keep it secret until transmission,” he says. “Can we do that in this day and age? Is that remotely possible? So far! So far we’ve managed it. Even the very first scene is a surprise.”
Even this trailer for “Wild Blue Yonder” keeps the episode under wraps, teasing that the Doctor and Donna don’t know where they are:
Here is a clip from that scene:
How to Watch
All three specials will premiere on Disney+ globally except in the UK and Ireland, where they will still air on the BBC.
“Wild Blue Yonder” will debut at 10:30am PT/1:30pm ET on Disney+ U.S., which is 6:30pm in the BBC’s UK.
If you watched “The Star Beast,” what do you think of the 60th anniversary specials so far? Let us know in the comments.