Doctor Who confirms BBC time slot and story for Steven Moffat episode

ncuti gatwa as the fifteenth doctor, standing in between the open doors of the tardis in a scene from doctor who
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The BBC has confirmed the time slot and story for Steven Moffat's episode in the new series of Doctor Who.

Titled 'Boom', the episode will the third in Ncuti Gatwa's debut series as the Time Lord and will premiere on BBC One at 6:50pm on Saturday, May 18. The episode will also be available to watch early on BBC iPlayer and Disney+ from midnight.

'Boom' will see the Doctor and companion Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson) travel to the planet of Kastarion 3 during a devastating war.

The Doctor is tasked with stopping the conflict from engulfing the planet, however there's catch - he's unable to move due to stepping on a landmine.

ncuti gatwa as the fifteenth doctor, standing in between the open doors of the tardis in a scene from doctor who
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Can the Doctor save himself, Ruby and the entire planet without moving?

Joe Anderson, Majid Mehdizadeh-Valoujerdy, Caoilinn Springall, Bhav Joshi and Susan Twist will also feature in the episode, which has been executive produced by Russell T Davies. Julie-Anne Robinson has directed.

Gatwa's first full season as the Doctor - billed internationally as Doctor Who season 1 - is set to premiere this Saturday (May 11).

The premiere will feature the first two episodes of the season, 'Space Babies' and 'The Devil's Chord', with the latter featuring a guest appearance from Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon.

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Teasing what fans can expect from her villain Maestro, Monsoon revealed that her character is "exceptionally powerful."

"The thing I love about a villain is that they can't think they're doing something wrong, or if they do think they're doing something wrong, it's justified because it's for something greater that they've planned," she said.

"What I love about Maestro is that while objectively evil, they are an artist, they have a mission statement. And that was really lovely to play."

Doctor Who will return for its 14th series on May 11 at midnight, airing on BBC One in the UK and Disney+ elsewhere. Classic episodes of Doctor Who are available on BBC iPlayer in the UK.

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