Three episodes are being released for the Doctor Who 60th special anniversary and now the release dates have been confirmed.
There’s still a mystery surrounding the plot for the second episode titled Wild Blue Yonder, however I have a theory about this upcoming BBC Doctor Who special.
What could Wild Blue Yonder be about?
A new episode poster that was released may have actually hinted at more than the BBC realised, if you’ve seen the Classic Doctor Who season 6 episodes starring Patrick Troughton as the second Doctor.
There’s a rusted robot that can be seen between Donna and the Doctor, if this is an altered design to the White Robots, from the 1968 episodes, then they have ended up in the Land of Fiction.
Doctor Who: The Mind Robber
For episodes 6 – 10 of season 6: The Mind Robber; The Doctor and his two companions Jamie (Frazer Hines) and Zoe (Wendy Padbury) are in danger from lava, and then end up in the Land of Fiction, due to pressing an emergency exit button, in the TARDIS.
Their situation becomes much worse as all three are trapped there, encountering many fictional characters such as Gulliver, Rapunzel, the Minotaur and walking toy soldiers.
In these 1968 episodes, it’s also revealed that the master is one who controls the reality that is happening there, with an army of White Robots.
However, for the 60th specials, it could be switched to The Celestial Toymaker instead, unless The Master returns? The Toymaker may first be revealed to David Tennant’s Doctor as the one manipulating things in the 60th episode Wild Blue Yonder, and then this is what leads into The Giggle.
This scene from the trailer; shows The Celestial Toymaker pulling the strings of a reality, designed by him.
At the end The Mind Robber: Part 1, The TARDIS is also destroyed, and this is what Donna could be talking about in the 60th trailer when she questions the Doctor “There’s something so bad, the TARDIS ran away?”. The TARDIS likely remembers what happened to it, the last time it entered the Land of Fiction.
If Donna and The Doctor are ending up there, they could also be going up against all sorts of classic and contemporary fictional characters just like in 1968 episodes, and possibly past villains.