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September 16th, 2017
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Big Finish have this week announced the First Doctor Adventures which – as the title suggests – will feature David Bradley voicing the original (you might say…) Time Lord for a new series of audios.

The first volume will land in January 2018 following the First Doctor’s on screen return in this year’s Christmas Special, Twice Upon a Time. The audios will also star Jamie Glover, Jemma Powell and Claudia Grant, reprising their roles as companions Ian, Barbara and Susan, whom they played in the 2013 docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time.

The second volume will be released in July 2018. See the artwork for Volume 1 below…

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September 16th, 2017
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The first official synopsis for Twice Upon a Time has been revealed on the BBC Store’s listing for the episode’s DVD and Blu-ray release.

The Christmas Special will mark Peter Capaldi’s final adventure as the Twelfth Doctor and will guest star David Bradley as the First Doctor and Mark Gatiss as the Captain. It will air on BBC One on Christmas Day and you can read the synopsis below.

Two Doctors stranded in a forbidding snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. And a British army captain seemingly destined to die in the First World War, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor’s story. This is the magical last chapter in the Twelfth Doctor’s epic adventure. He must face his past to decide his future. And the Doctor will realise the resilience of humanity, discovering hope in his darkest frozen moment. It’s the end of an era. But the Doctor’s journey is only just beginning.

One man, one destiny… twice. Watch the Twice Upon a Time Comic-Con trailer »

July 27th, 2017
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Whilst flying the Doctor Who flag at San Diego Comic-Con, Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi chatted to EW about the forthcoming return of the First Doctor.

The original (you might say…) will be coming face to face with his incumbent incarnation in this year’s Christmas Special, Twice Upon a Time, which Steven described as an “interesting” dynamic. “He was so different to the man he is now, and to the woman he’s about to become,” he said. “David Bradley is an extraordinary resemblance to William Hartnell. It’s an astonishing recreation of his performance.”

Peter, meanwhile, revealed that the multi-Doctor adventure felt like his journey with the series was “coming full circle” as he prepares to step down from the iconic role in the same episode. He explained: “It’s wonderful for me, because he’s the first Doctor I remember. The show started when I was 5 years old and I have this distant memory of this strange, grumpy but magical man in the TARDIS, and David captures that essence so beautifully.”

One man, one destiny… twice. Watch the Twice Upon a Time Comic-Con trailer »

July 23rd, 2017
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The first teaser trailer for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special has been released online following its debut at San Diego Comic-Con.

The festive episode – which was named as Twice Upon a Time during the cast and crew panel – will serve as Peter Capaldi’s final voyage as the Twelfth Doctor and will guest star David Bradley as the First Doctor and Mark Gatiss as the Captain. Pearl Mackie will also be reprising her role as Bill Potts in the seasonal adventure, which is the last episode to be written by outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat.

“The original, you might say…” Read the latest on this year’s Christmas Special »

July 23rd, 2017
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The next episode of Doctor Who, this year’s Christmas Special, has been named as Twice Upon a Time.

The title was revealed during today’s Doctor Who Q&A panel at San Diego Comic-Con, where it was also announced that Pearl Mackie will be returning as Bill Potts in the festive episode.

In addition to starring David Bradley as the First Doctor (as was confirmed at the end of the Series 10 finale), Mark Gatiss will guest in the seasonal adventure as a mysterious World War One soldier called the Captain.

The special will be Peter Capaldi’s final story in role as the Twelfth Doctor, as well as the last episode to be written by outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat. If all of that wasn’t enough, it will also mark the debut of Jodie Whittaker, who was unveiled as the new Doctor last week.

So that’s two – nay, three – Doctors, the return of Bill (and somebody else, if recent tabloid reports are to be believed…), Mark Gatiss, plus what other last minute surprises Steven has got up his sleeve. Is it December yet? Discuss the latest developments in the comments!

“The original, you might say…” Read the latest on this year’s Christmas Special »

July 10th, 2017
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A fresh rumour has surfaced suggesting that two characters will be returning to Doctor Who in this year’s Christmas Special.

As always with such reports from the Mirror, the news should probably be taken with a pinch of salt until there’s any official confirmation, but it’s not completely out of the question seeing as the festive episode will be both Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat’s last. The tabloid claims that Jenna Coleman and Pearl Mackie will both be making an appearance, and you can read their full SPOILER-FILLED article here.

A preview of the Christmas Special will be shown at San Diego Comic-Con later this month.

“The original, you might say…” Read the latest on this year’s Christmas Special »

July 10th, 2017
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Filming on this year’s Christmas Special has officially wrapped in Cardiff which means that Peter Capaldi has filmed his final scenes as the Doctor.

Various members of the show’s crew have taken to Twitter to toast the actor, as well as showrunner Steven Moffat, on completing their last episode, which will air on Christmas Day. The accompanying wrap party was “bittersweet” according to casting director Andy Pryor, while series brand manager Edward Russell revealed that the festivities included a video message from Christopher Eccleston. Fantastic!

As confirmed in the closing moments of the Series 10 finale, the festive adventure will star David Bradley as the First Doctor, and recent rumours have suggested that his won’t be the only familiar face returning to bid the Twelfth Doctor adieu. We’ll have to wait and see what other shocks and surprises lie in store, but our first sneak peak of it will be debuted at San Diego Comic-Con later this month (23rd July), so that’s something to look forward to.

Of course, this does mean that the Thirteenth Doctor may have already filmed his/her first scene, as the era of Chris Chibnall begins. But who will it be? As always, only time will tell…

“The original, you might say…” Read the latest on this year’s Christmas Special »

July 7th, 2017
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An exclusive first look preview of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special will be debuted at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, it has been announced.

The teaser will be shown during the Doctor Who panel on Sunday 23rd July, which will be attended by Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas, Michelle Gomez, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.

The upcoming festive episode will mark the Twelfth Doctor’s final adventure, as well as Steven’s last story as showrunner.

July 2nd, 2017
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As revealed at the end of last night’s Series 10 finale (and in keeping with recent tabloid reports…), this year’s Christmas Special will be a multi-Doctor adventure featuring David Bradley as the First Doctor.

The actor – who previously portrayed William Hartnell in the 50th anniversary biopic An Adventure in Space and Time – made his surprise appearance in the closing moments of The Doctor Falls, which saw the Time Lord’s current incarnation being taken in the TARDIS to an unknown location as his latest regeneration began. Cue the closing titles…

The festive adventure will be Peter Capaldi’s final episode as the Doctor, as well as Steven Moffat’s last story as showrunner, and it looks like they’ll both be going out with a mighty bang as the past, present and future collide… literally! But what did you make of the chilling cliffhanger, and what are your hopes and expectations for the Christmas Special?

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“The original, you might say…” Read the latest on this year’s Christmas Special »

April 24th, 2017
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It only feels like yesterday that Peter Capaldi was being announced as the Twelfth Doctor, but time really does fly when you’re having fun as it’s already four years later and the end of his epic era is nigh.

Exactly when he’ll be handing over his TARDIS duties, though, we’re not entirely sure. It was assumed that the regeneration scene would feature in this year’s Christmas Special, which has been confirmed as both Peter and outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat’s final episode, however a spanner has recently been thrown into the works…

That spanner being this Series 10 trailer, which shocked us all with a blink and you’ll miss it clip of the Doctor’s death-defying process seemingly beginning. That combined with the fact that Peter recently revealed that he’s already filmed his character’s final moments, despite the fact the festive episode doesn’t film until July. It’s confusing to say the least!

But then again, when isn’t it? Nobody really knows what’s going on, but here is the place where you can post your theories. We’re sure we’ll slowly learn more as Series 10 continues, so be sure to check back in to dissect the latest developments. We’ll put a link in the sidebar for easy access, so you’ll never be too far away if you need to simultaneously speculate and self-combust in equal measure.

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