The Doctor then introduces them to a volatile ball of energy called Volta which is under threat of explosion. While the Doctor is keen to return Volta to its home planet, a string of galactic intruders are equally determined to manipulate Volta for their own ends.
It’s now down to you as the viewer to help the Doctor fly the Tardis away from the forces of evil to save the universe.
The short, directed by virtual reality veteran Mathias Chelebourg, will feature new original music from series composer Segun Akinola.
Whittaker will be returning to the role, alongside her Tardis team Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. Showrunner Chris Chibnall will continue to lead the series.
While details about the new episodes are currently sparse, snippets from the shooting schedule have revealed that one episode will deal with early 20th century wartime Paris, while another (which may or may not guest star Stephen Fry) will involve espionage and British spy agencies.
Chibnall also teased at a question and answer session with fans that we may see more from Gill’s character Yaz, hinting she might return to her former career as a police officer.
“That’s a really good question,” he told the crowd. “I think that some of these questions may be answered in the forthcoming season…”
Doctor Who: The Runaway will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival