2017 Christmas special episode: Twice upon a time

David Bradley returned one more time as the first Doctor, Bill Pots returned for (at least) one episode, so did Mark Gatiss (in another role then the ones you probably have notices him: Lazarus, Danny Boy or Gantok – as Rondo Haxton), Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) and Nardole (Matt Lucas) appear for only a few moments. All of them accompanied the twelve Doctor (Peter Capaldi) in his last adventure before regeneration. And the last episode with Steven Moffat in charge – from next year the show will have another executive producer.

An adventure that wasn’t the normal Doctor Who adventures. It was more the last chapter of an era: the next Doctor is, for the first time in more than half of century, a woman. A reason for protest and comments thrown on internet this summer.

From one perspective, the Doctor must face his fear of death (change), from other pespective he must find reasons to continue. And, together, they must solve a mystery: who brought to them the soldier from first world war and why? With Bill Pots’ memories that have been brought to life.

What reasons do you have to watch the show further, in the new era that’s starting? The next series will be broadcasted probabil in Autumn 2018, with a first episode of 60 minutes and other episodes of 50 minutes.

Episode directed by Rachel Talalay, based on a story by Steven Moffat.

Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), David Bradley (The Doctor), Mark Gatiss (The Captain), Pearl Mackie (Bill Potts), Lily Travers (Polly), Jared Garfield (Ben), Toby Whithouse (WW1 Soldier), Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Nikki Amuka-Bird (The Glass Woman – voice).

Oh, there it is. Silly old universe. The more I save it the more it needs saving. It’s a treadmill.

Tardis noise

Yes, yes I know they’ll get it all wrong without me.

Tardis noise

Well, I suppose….one more lifetime won’t kill anyone. Well, except me.

Stirring music/Tardis noises

You wait a moment, Doctor. Let’s get it right. I’ve got a few things to say to you. Basic stuff first.

Never be cruel, never be cowardly. And never ever eat pears! Remember – hate is always foolish…and love, is always wise.

Always try, to be nice and never fail to be kind. Oh, and….and you mustn’t tell anyone your name. No-one would understand it anyway. Except….

He gasps, falls to the floor

Except….children. Children can hear it. Sometimes – if their hearts are in the right place, and the stars are too. Children can hear your name.

Gasps, grunts more

But nobody else. Nobody else. Ever.

Pulls himself off the floor

Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind.

Stirring music.

Doctor – I let you go.

The regeneration starts

Peter Capaldi’s last speech as the Doctor. discurs al lui Peter Capaldi ca Doctor. Have you figured all the references to other episodes? Find out all of them here.

Fan-made series 11 title sequence

Brand new revamped and refreshed fan-made titles for a new era of Doctor Who. The series will be probabil out next year, with the first female Doctor. Music by Helmut Hampton, animation by the Youtuber Jacks Space.

Version 2.0 of “Ink” concept title sequence for the series 11 by the Youtuber Walrus is in the Matrix.

Another TARDIS?

The TARDIS is taken but the Doctor has a plan. Just an exciting sneak peek of the Twelfth Doctor’s final adventure, ‘Twice Upon A Time’, which premieres 2017 Christmas night at 9/8c on BBC America!

Steven Moffat introduces this special episode: we’ll get not one, not two, but three Doctors this Christmas!

Peter Capaldi’s right time to leave

Peter Capaldi reflects on leaving Doctor Who as his final moment approaches, alongside Mark Gatiss and Toby Whithouse. There are just few days left until the magical final chapter of the Twelfth Doctor’s journey, and we will all sees the Time Lord teaming up with his former self, the first ever Doctor (David Bradley) and a returning Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), for one last adventure.

Two Doctors stranded in an Arctic snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. Enchanted glass people, stealing their victims from frozen time. And a World War One captain destined to die on the battlefield, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor’s story. An uplifting new tale about the power of hope in humanity’s darkest hours, Twice Upon A Time marks the end of an era. But as the Doctor must face his past to decide his future, his journey is only just beginning.

Mark Gatiss talks about the emotions on set during filming and about working with Peter Capaldi for his last episode. He told BUILD about the final outing for Peter and filming the 2017 Christmas special episode.

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 520

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 520The latest issue is on sale from today, Thursday 14 December, price £5.99, and it includes a free 13th Doctor poster / 12th doctor wallchart and a revealing preview of 2017 Christmas episode.

Pearl Mackie is back one more time, for this episode, but she talks to DWM about saying goodbye to companion Bill Potts.

This issue also have an interview with Mark Gatiss, who plays the Captain in the 2017 Christmas Special.

Steven Moffat previews his final story, Twice Upon a Time.

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 520 second image

How to make Halloween masks inspired by Doctor Who

This year’s Halloween is over and gone, but you can still make these masks next year or the year after that.

Want to dress up as a TARDIS, a clockwork droid or the Ood in time for your #Wholloween cosplay? Here’s how to make a Clockwork Droid mask for Halloween!

Here’s how to make a TARDIS lamp headband and an Ood mask for Halloween!

Series 11 fan-made trailers

Fan-made Doctor Who title sequence for series 11, with Jodie Whittaker as the 13th incarnation of the Doctor.

Lucky Thirteen, series 11 fan-made titles / theme:

And another fan made trailer for Jodie Whittaker’s and Chris Chibnall’s first series of Doctor Who. It including shots of the new companions in the series: Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole.

The Fourth Doctor returns in animation – Shada trailer

Douglas Adams’ legendary half-finished Doctor Who adventure, Shada was never completed but what actually happened? Ahead of the abandoned classic being brought to life as a brand-new animation we explain why Shada was never originally completed.

A book from Gallifrey holds the key to Shada and you can watch it. Are you ready to travel with Tom Baker, the Fourth Doctor, and Romana again? Shada is out on 24th November on EST platforms and on 4th December on DVD and Blu-ray: http://bit.ly/ShadaAnimation

David Bradley about playing the First Doctor in the 2017 Christmas special episode

Interviewed on the BUZZ stage at MCM London Comic Con, David Bradley talks about recreating the First Doctor in the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas special, “Twice Upon A Time”. He’s accompanied by Claudia Grant (she played Carol Ann Ford), the actress who played the Doctor’s very first companion and granddaughter, Susan, in the 50th anniversary drama documentary An Adventure In Space And Time, and they give a shout out to the Big Finish audio adventures they’ve recorded together. The interview is interesting, let’s watch it.

Delia Derbyshire’s electronic music

The Delian Mode (Kara Blake, 2009) is a a short and useful experimental documentary revolving around the life and work of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire, best known for her groundbreaking sound treatment of the Doctor Who theme music in the 1960s. A collage of sound and image created in the spirit of Derbyshire’s unique approach to audio creation and manipulation, this film illuminates such soundscapes onscreen while paying tribute to a woman whose work has influenced electronic musicians for decades. More information: http://thedelianmode.com

For interest only: an introduction to the Delia Derbyshire archive at the John Rylands Library.

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 519

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 519The issue 519 was out Thursday, 16th November 2017, price £5.99, and has and exclusive interview with the new first Doctor, David Bradley: 4 years ago he played William Hartnell in BBC Two’s ‘An adventure in space and time’. Now the actor is returning as the First Doctor for this year’s Christmas Special episode ‘Twice upon a time’.

Sir Derek Jacobi is returning as the Master: he talks to DWM about bringing back his version of the Master for Big Finish’s new series of audio adventures.