This is the moment that Doctor Who fans have been excited for yet dreaded in a certain way. Fan favorite Peter Capaldi passes the torch to Jodie Whittaker in this Christmas Special, “Twice Upon A Time,” and we have all the info you need, including exclusive SDCC 2017 interviews with the cast!
Earlier this year, we found out who would play the Thirteenth Doctor, Jodie Whittaker. Many fans rejoiced about the change in dynamic when it came to a woman portraying a character as iconic as The Doctor while some went the other way. We’re not here for that, so let’s just say we were firmly in the camp of happiness!
On tonight’s episode, “Twice Upon A Time”, we will see that regeneration take place. The episode will be bittersweet as we bid goodbye to Peter Capaldi, who has expertly played the Twelfth Doctor.
At SDCC in July, I had the absolute privilege of sitting down with Mr. Capaldi, Stephen Moffat, Mark Gattis, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas and Michelle Gomez to discuss their roles and the upcoming Christmas Special. They also gave their wholehearted supported to Whittaker for taking the reins.
You can listen to Peter Capaldi’s thoughts here:
For those of you gearing up for your first regeneration, Moffat and Gatiss had this to say:
Their entire interview can be heard here:
The official episode synopsis per BBC America states:
The magical final chapter of the Twelfth Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi) journey sees the Time Lord team 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…
Twice Upon A Time is written by Steven Moffat, directed by Rachel Talalay, and executive produced by Brian Minchin. The 60-minute special guest stars Mark Gatiss as The Captain and Nikki Amuka-Bird as the voice of the glass woman, and will see Peter Capaldi’s Doctor regenerate into the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker).
Doctor Who: Twice Upon A Time premieres this Christmas on BBC AMERICA.
You can listen to Pearl Mackie, Michelle Gomez, and Matt Lucas’ interviews, too!
Please keep in mind that this is a spoiler! If you press play, you will be seeing the regeneration scene. I warned you!
Take a look at the stills for “Twice Upon A Time” below!
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