Doctor Who fans have gone wild after a cryptic teaser aired.
A ten-second clip pertaining to the renowned sci-fi series appeared ahead of tonight’s broadcast of Strictly Come Dancing, leaving many scratching their brains as to what it may signify.
It starts with a Doctor Who logo that is subsequently distorted and disrupted by an orange number code with a sequence of zeroes and ones on screen.
The sequence concludes with the Doctor Who emblem reappearing, and fans have taken to social media to speculate on what it all means.
One account on X formerly known as Twitter, @BadWolfArchives, suggested that the code translates to ‘SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER, BBC ONE, 6:13PM.’
They additionally posted: ‘Fans have figured out another part of the code reads: “Their time has come…”’
— Bad Wolf Archives (@BadWolfArchives) September 16, 2023
Other Whovians responded with similar discoveries, demonstrating that when they entered the numbers into a binary code converter, they got the identical results.
The Strictly theme appears to be interwoven in the soundtrack of the clip, implying that the famed BBC dancing competition may have something to do with the mysterious video.
The official Doctor Who X account also shared an image that has set tongues wagging, posting a picture of a sad wooden clown with the caption: ‘Waiting for a new #DoctorWho adventure be like… ☹️ #WhoSpy.’
Fans have been deducing what it all means, with many speculating that it might indicate when the next teaser for the impending 60th anniversary commemoration episodes would be aired.
— Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) September 16, 2023
— ✨Gin✨ (@GinPisko) September 16, 2023
01010100 01001000 01000101 01001001 01010010 00100000 01010100 01001001 01001101 01000101 00100000 01001000 01000001 01010011 00100000 01000011 01001111 01001101 01000101=THEIR TIME HAS COME. #DoctorWho
— Joki | Master of Physmatics | The Art Of Science. (@vielbein) September 16, 2023
David Tennant and Catherine Tate, who played the renowned tenth doctor and his companion, Donna Noble, respectively, will return for the anniversary episodes.
Neil Patrick Harris from How I Met Your Mother will play the villain in the miniseries, while Yasmin Finney from Heartstopper will play Donna’s daughter Rose.
RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon will play the doctor’s “most powerful enemy yet,” while Davina McCall will play a character who dies horribly.
Jacqueline King will reprise her role as Sylvia Noble, while Bernard Cribbins will appear as Wilfred Mott in subsequent episodes.
Furthermore, as part of the anniversary festivities, Sex Education breakout star Ncuti Gatwa is expected to make his debut as the fifteenth doctor.
The series’ most recent reboot features It’s A Sin writer Russell T Davies, the man behind the long-running BBC show’s 2005 reboot, returns as showrunner, following Chris Chibnall, who introduced Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor.
Doctor Who will air on the BBC in the UK and Ireland, while streaming platform Disney+ will show episodes to audiences elsewhere.
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