Now that the 'Doctor Who' 50th Anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor" has come and gone, we've little to look forward to in 2013 beside the upcoming Christmas special "The Time of the Doctor," and our big goodbye to series star Matt Smith. The upcoming regeneration has more than a few fans confused however, so check out the latest from the special from showrunner Steven Moffat himself, along with a collection of new 'Doctor Who' photos!
Just as this week brought a plethora of new 'Sherlock' season 3 photos and news of a special Christmas minisode, so too has the BBC given another Christmas special in the form of a 'Doctor Who' sneak peek toward year-ender "The Time of the Doctor!" Matt Smith will say goodbye to make way for Peter Capaldi, but what do we learn from the first photos and a new poster?
Over the weekend we caught our first look at the 'Doctor Who' 2013 Christmas special with a brief teaser attached to 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor," but the BBC has already done us several better. Prepare for Matt Smith's 'Doctor Who' departure with the first artwork, description and casting from 2013 Christmas special "The Time of the Doctor"!
Among the monumental developments and reunions of this past Saturday's 'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor," longtime fans of the BBC sci-fi series were given a treat, not only in seeing the 12 generations of Time Lords unite for one singular purpose, but also a glimpse into the future as upcoming star Peter Capaldi was given his official 'Doctor Who' debut!
As any 'Doctor Who' fan following the series well knows by now, the 2013 Christmas special will see fan-beloved Matt Smith departing the role in favor of 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi but how long will Who-vians have to wait until the proper season 8 premiere? Pull up a comfy spot in the TARDIS, it may be awhile...
Long before 'Doctor Who' announced the arrival of 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi, fan tongues were set wagging by the mysterious appearance of John Hurt's "forgotten" Doctor at the climax of series 7 finale "The Name of the Doctor." The character has been set up for a major arc opposite Matt Smith and David Tennant in the upcoming 50th anniversary special, but might Hurt return for additional episodes with Peter Capaldi in 2014?
Though most of the surprise behind 'Doctor Who''s heralded 12th Doctor casting lay in the decision not to shake things up with a new race or gender, plenty of fans were similarly caught off guard that the 55 year-old Peter Capaldi would take the franchise away from its younger-skewing recent history. We've heard 'Doctor Who' mastermind Steven Moffat defend Capaldi's casting before, but what does he have to say on the age difference?
Following Sunday's big announcement that Peter Capaldi would take the iconic 'Doctor Who' role from current incarnation Matt Smith, we learned from showrunner Steven Moffat himself that the timing wasn't believed right to shake up the franchise with a female incarnation of the Doctor, but what about an actor of another race? According to one insider, 'Doctor Who' apparently already offered the part to a black actor, who then turned it down!
Yesterday news broke that 'Doctor Who' had chosen 55 year-old Scottish actor Peter Capaldi to take the iconic Time Lord role from current star Matt Smith, putting to bed any notions that the long-running BBC series would shake things up by choosing a female star, or even a male of a different race. While 'Doctor Who' fans prepare for the changeover at Christmas 2013, showrunner Steven Moffat offers his own explanation for the choice not to introduce a female 'Doctor Who.'
The moment 'Doctor Who' fans learned that Matt Smith would leave behind the iconic role at the end of 2013, the race began to see who would pick up the Sonic Screwdriver. That race finally came to a finish today, as actor Peter Capaldi was announced as the Twelfth Doctor! Capaldi had been considered a lock for the past few weeks, but what do we think about the new announcement?