In my opinion, the TARDIS must be one of the most unique sets to work on. The police box that is bigger on the inside has been inhabited by 13 different generations of The Doctor, each with major changes to create a new take on the timelord’s home. Jodie Whittaker's final episode as The Doctor is coming soon, and she revealed what she nicked from the TARDIS set after filming her final scenes in the iconic time machine.
Whittaker told EW that once everyone left, she and her co-star Mandip Gill “started breaking shit off.” Gill chimed in saying they thought they had been given permission to take stuff off the TARDIS, however, it turns out they were really not allowed to do that since there were still pick-ups to shoot. Either way, they left with some super cool knick-knacks. Whittaker detailed her haul for the site, saying:
When asked if she really took her whole costume, Whittaker said:
Her costume does look “well comfy.” I feel like all the Doctors must have been tempted or actually did take aspects of their costumes. From Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor and his scarf to David Tennant's Tenth Doctor jacket and Converse to Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor and his bow tie and fez, their costumes are always cemented in the zeitgeist along with their iterations of the classic character. I'd assume all the actors who have taken a turn as the timelord still have pieces of their wardrobe, even after their regeneration.
I’m super happy Whittaker got to nick some fun stuff from her TARDIS, and while I’m sad she is leaving us, I can’t wait to see the new Doctor. As Whittaker says goodbye, Ncuti Gatwa will enter the universe as the alien from Gallifrey.
While regenerations are always bittersweet, Gill teased that the finale is “not negative” noting that “it’s full” and “not a downer.” Whittaker said she loved her regeneration scene, and she also explained that the scene is one Whovians will love, calling it a “proper treat.” While fans have made some wild predictions about the upcoming episode, I’m sure we’ll all be in for some fun surprises in Thirteen's final hour.
Sunday, October 23 marks the final outing for Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor. The finale will be a feature-length episode called “The Power of the Doctor.” You can catch it at 8 p.m. ET on BBC America. You can also watch all the previous iterations of The Doctor with an HBO Max subscription, and stay tuned to the 2022 TV schedule for info on the release of Doctor Who’s 60th Anniversary episode.
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