Why Did “The Power of the Doctor” Regenerate the Doctor’s Clothes? (A Pull To Open Short Trip)

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Jodie Whittaker’s regeneration wasn’t just unusual for — spoiler alert — marking the first “repeat” Doctor when she morphed into David Tennant at the end of “The Power of the Doctor.” It was also one of the only regenerations to also regenerate the Doctor’s clothes. The in-show reason for this will likely be revealed in next year’s 60th anniversary special, but incoming showrunner Russell T. Davies discussed in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine why he was “absolutely certain” the clothes would regenerate. Was it the right call? Pete and Chris take a break from their random journey to debate why this was a good call or bad call, and what precedent it sets for the series.

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Pull To Open Short Trip: Why Did “The Power of the Doctor” Regenerate the Doctor’s Clothes?

  • Season 3
  • Episode 37

Hosts: Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor

Outro music: Chronos by Alexander Nakarada

78 episodes