And here it is! Exactly a fortnight away from Christmas and we now have our first in-motion look at the Doctor Who special, “The Time of the Doctor,” which will see the end of Matt Smith’s reign as the titular Time Lord with a bevy of baddies, including, it seems, the military arm of the religious order known as the Silence. I hear tell it will fall. Clara begs someone to help change the future, which makes sense, given that Moffat is now telling us that he’s reached the end of his 13 lives, even though there’s clearly a new Doctor coming up.
I will reiterate my feelings of being incredibly sad to see Smith go, but also incredibly excited to start a new chapter in the series with an actor who is utterly brilliant. Apparently, every other actor to play the role now has to be a thin, Scottish person who’s been an enormous fan of Doctor Who since childhood. Just be prepared. Say goodbye to Matt and hello to Peter at 9/8c Christmas Day (December 25th) on BBC America.