The Time of the Doctor

BBC America has released images promoting their upcoming “The Time of the Doctor” television special. You can see the trailer here:  Doctor Who’s popularity spans across Britain, into the United States and around the world. It’s timeless popularity spans at least 2 generations now and the series deserves commendation. The Time of the Doctor does just that.

The time of the Doctor

A variety of new images have been released by BBC America to promote the forthcoming The Time Of The Doctor, featuring yer actual Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman her very self, Orla Brady as Tasha Lem, Rob Jarvis as Abramal, Tessa Peake-Jones as Marta and Jack Hollington as Barnable, plus a number of old enemies.

The BBC and BBC America have also released the full trailer for the forthcoming The Time Of The Doctor.

Steven Moffat has said that casting Peter Capaldi was ‘a big declaration of intent’ for Doctor Who. Moffat told SFX magazine that casting an actor of Capald’s stature is ‘a statement of the importance ofDoctor Who. People do sometimes try to be cynical about Doctor Who, and try to say “It’s not what it was” – despite the fact that you arithmetically can’t prove that in any direction watsoever,’ said the showrunner.

‘We’ve cast one of the most beloved, one of the most distinguished – and one of the few Oscar-winning – actors in the role of The Doctor. It’s such a statement of the importance of Doctor Who and the size of Doctor Who that Peter is so over the moon about doing it, and that we get him.’ Moffat (Thou Shalt Worship No Other Gods Before He) also suggested that Peter could tempt new viewers to watch Doctor Who for the first time. ‘I’m confident that we’ll sell this Doctor to our existing audience and he will be different enough that people won’t just be miserable that they’re missing Matt,’ he said. ‘And there will be people who will come and have a look just because it’s Peter Capaldi. He’s a huge fan of Doctor Who, so we asked and he was incredibly excited to come and audition,’ Moffat explained. ‘We didn’t tell him that he was the only person auditioning because that would be oddly pressuring.’ Moffat went on to describe Capaldi as ‘beloved’ and ‘one of the best actors in the country. Nobody has a bad thing to say about him and that’s not a minor issue when it comes to casting a Doctor,’ he said. ‘They’ve got to be lovely.’

Matt Smith has admitted that he got'”very emotional’ filming his ‘bittersweet’Doctor Who exit. Smudger said that his mum was ‘mortified’ when he informed her of his decision to leave the series. ‘Honestly she was at the front of campaign for me to stay and wasn’t happy when I said I was going to leave,’ he admitted. ‘But, when you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go.’ The actor promised that his Doctor will ‘go out with a bang, a crash and a wallop. Steven has written a brilliant, adventurous, funny episode and I’m really thrilled with it,’ Smudger said. ‘I’m pleased it’s really funny and mad. When I got to the last 20 pages it was quite a hard read for me, but I hope it’s going to be a belter. Steven’s managed to tie in plot points and narratives that have been threaded through over years, and I think that’s ingenious.’

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Doctor Who fans span the globe.  The Time of the Doctor is a wonderful way to commemorate such a popular, successful series. There have been many doctors over the years, each bringing their own personality and special character into the production, and each leaving their impression on the whole of the Dr. Who story.