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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.

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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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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.

See the universe anew. Click here to Rate & Discuss the latest Series 10 episode…

April 17th, 2017
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A new rumour has surfaced today suggesting that a guest star who appeared during the 50th anniversary festivities will be returning in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, which starts filming in July.

According to the Mirror (we know, but what’s the harm in speculating?), David Bradley will be reprising his role as the First Doctor to share the screen with Peter Capaldi in his and Steven Moffat’s final episode.

100% unofficial at the moment, but intriguing nonetheless…

“Doctor what?” Click here to Rate and Discuss the Series 10 premiere, The Pilot »

April 2nd, 2017
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Pearl Mackie will be leaving Doctor Who after just one series, according to a new rumour.

Although her character, Bill Potts, has yet to officially appear on screen (last year’s Friend from the Future scene notwithstanding…), everybody’s favourite – *ahem* – tabloid has claimed that the Twelfth Doctor’s incoming companion will be vacating the TARDIS with him when he departs in this year’s Christmas Special. Their respective exits will give new showrunner Chris Chibnall the chance to start from scratch when he takes over for Series 11.

So, while it seems nonsensical to be discussing Pearl’s exit before she has even started, we thought it was worth reporting nonetheless. Let us know your thoughts in the comments…

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April 2nd, 2017
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Steven Moffat has described incoming companion Bill Potts as “sensational”, revealing that Pearl Mackie “owns the show”.

“She is quite different, much more grounded and earthy,” he told iNews. “She’s terrific. Very charming and engaging.”

Of course, Bill won’t be stepping aboard the TARDIS alone when Series 10 hits our screens later this month, as Matt Lucas will also once again be reprising his role as Nardole. The showrunner explained: “Nardole was initially in it for a few episodes but now he’s in all of them, one way or another.”

Discussing the casting of the Thirteenth Doctor, who will be picked by his successor Chris Chibnall, Steven affirmed: “Chris is going to be working with the actor for a few years. It’s a pressure cooker. It can be tough, so you need to choose your friend wisely. So long as it works for the good of the show, that’s fine. But whatever he does is absolutely fine by me.”

The next Doctor will make his or her screen debut in the Christmas Special, Steven’s last episode, in which Chris is given “a minute at the end” to introduce the newest incarnation.

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