Dr. Who Christmas Special — The Time of the Doctor


Following on from The Day of the Doctor, the Dr. Who 50th Anniversary special, which aired this weekend, comes Matt Smith’s swan-song in the Christmas Special, The Time of the Doctor.

@bbcdoctorwho announced the news and title over on Twitter, including poster art, showing Smith holding a severed head of a Cyberman, as Clara, played by Jenna Coleman, looks on. Meanwhile, in the background, we clearly see members of The Silence as the church clock tower shows midnight has struck. All very portentous!

The poster and title already have the internet abuzz with theory and gossip about what the up-coming special will feature; well, other than the demise of Matt Smith’s Doctor. Whether he regenerates as Peter Capaldi remains to be seen. Given, as I have already postulated, Smith might not regenerate into Capaldi.

‘Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars – and amongst them, the Doctor.

Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.’

The Time of the Doctor, is due to air in North America Dec. 25th.

2 Comments Dr. Who Christmas Special — The Time of the Doctor

  1. Kenny

    This is getting to be too much. I can’t stand the wait. I’ve already chewed off my nails—well I do that anyway for guitar, but you get my point. Radiotimes on 8 Dec at 8am reported:

    “This Christmas, when he hands over the sonic screw-driver to Peter Capaldi, he’ll be leaving the Doctor in the best of health – a pain-racked regeneration notwithstanding. ”


    Can’t we just fast-forward the the 25th?

  2. Alexandra

    You are not the only one who cannot wait, Kenny, nor who is gnawing at fingernails and the like, but wait we must. And, I’m sure, given everything we’ve had so far, in this anniversary year, we’re not going to be disappointed. One way or the other I think we’re in for one hell of a ride, and a tear-filled treat for Matt Smith’s swan-song! Hang in there, I know I am.

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