Lisa Bowerman stars as the original time-space archaeologist, Bernice Summerfield, with alternative universe versions of the Doctor (David Warner) and the Master (Sam Kisgart, aka Mark Gatiss) wreaking havoc around her.
A dying universe needs a ruler to save it, and that ruler is the Doctor. Trouble is, he’s not very good at ruling it and he may have lost his only friend, Bernice Summerfield... Doctor Who has a fairly long history in drawing from US politics, from The Deadly Assassin riffing on the Kennedy Assassination and Aliens of London/World War Three satirising the War on Terror. With the Doctor cast as an unpopular leader running a society in decline, have writers James Goss and Guy Adams taken inspiration from the Trump administration?