The Doctor Who Christmas Special for 2013 is title The Time of the Doctor. This is the episode that will also see Matt Smith’s Doctor make his final appearance and regenerate into Peter Capaldi.
The trailer was release alongside some artwork which apart from the Doctor and Clara also shows a Cyberman’s head and the Steven Moffatt’s The Silence. In the trailer some Daleks also appear.
It is thought that this episode will deal with the number of regenerations that Doctor can have. Up until now it has been thought that Timelords can only have 13 regenerations. In the Tom Baker story “The Deadly Assassin“, back in the 1970’s, it was said that that Time Lords can regenerate twelve times before dying (thirteen incarnations in all).
- William Hartnell,
- Patrick Troughton,
- Jon Pertwee
- Tom Baker
- Peter Davison
- Colin Baker
- Sylvestor McCoy
- Paul McGann
- John Hurt
- Christopher Eccelston
- David Tennant
- David Tennant (version 2?)
- Matt Smith
Where this leaves Peter Capaldi and future of the show we may find out?
Doctor Who “The Time of the Doctor” – Official Information
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.
Cast includes Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman, and Peter Capaldi. Writen and executive produced by Steven Moffat.
Air-date December 25, 2013