Let us start off here with the news that many “Doctor Who” fans have been asking for some time: Will there be another simulcast for the Christmas Special, just like we had late last month for the 50th Anniversary Special? It was nice while it lasted, since the answer here is a firm “no.” BBC America is planning to air the event, which marks the end for Matt Smith as The Doctor, on Christmas Day at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time.
While this is probably a bummer for those of you who actually wanted to watch the special earlier in the afternoon, it probably makes a little more sense from a ratings perspective. There are not going to be too many people around in the middle of the day on Christmas to watch, and given how many times we make Britain wait for shows, there is nothing altogether horrendous about us having to wait a few extra hours in order to check out a show. You really don’t need to be on Twitter all day spoiling the outcome.
But as a means to tide you over, why not at least enjoy the pair of just-released posters from the BBC? They offer you a little bit of holiday cheer courtesy of the color scheme and lights, while at the same time remind you that there are some pretty terrible things coming up that are going to cause a major change in The Doctor.
It is pretty clear by now that Steven Moffat wanted “The Time of the Doctor” to be the end of a trilogy that also included some other installments, including “The Name of the Doctor” and also “The Day of the Doctor.” This will be a chance to finally unravel everything as we start to see if Smith’s incarnation of the character can save his home, and also plan for his future to have a slightly different outcome than what it has at present.
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Photo: BBC America