‘Doctor Who’ Season 12 Images Reveal the Return of an Old Platoon of Monsters

/Film | 5/22/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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With the Doctor’s regeneration from Peter Capaldi into Jodie Whittaker in the 11th season of the Doctor Who revival, the series got its own facelift, with all-new planets and all-new monsters introduced to the show. But despite Whittaker’s enthusiastic turn as the 13th Doctor and a few standout episodes, Doctor Who just didn’t feel like Doctor Who anymore. This could be blamed on the lack of old villains, with the exception of the return of the Daleks in the New Year’s Day special. However, it seems like showrunner Chris Chibnall is loosening his “no old monsters” policy.

A sneak peek at the next season through two new Doctor Who season 12 images show Whittaker face-to-face with a Judoon platoon — though they’re likely not on the moon.

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BBC has released two new Doctor Who season 12 images, both of which you can see above and at the top of this article. The images show Whittaker’s titular time lord facing off against a Judoon commander without his helmet. The Doctor appears to be in handcuffs, while the Judoon’s platoon stands at attention around them in some sort of spaceship or hangar.

The Judoon seem little changed since they first appeared in the 2007 episode “Smith and Jones,” which introduced Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) to the 10th Doctor (David Tennant). The duo were trapped in a hospital that was transported to the moon, where they were terrorized by the rhino-headed intergalactic police force, who the Doctor described as more like thugs who acted as cops for hire. Their uniforms seem to be pretty much the same as that first episode, though they’ve upgraded their weapons. But the Judoon aren’t here just to intimidate the Doctor and her new group of friends, they always appear for a reason — could that reason be to arrest the...
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