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A Promo Shot From This Year's DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special!!


An official photo from the upcoming DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special (set to transmit Christmas Day) has appeared on the show's official Facebook page.  

The Doctor (Mattt Smith) is wearing a costume which strongly evokes the stylistic sensibilities of a few of the character's earlier incarnations, in an image which also recalls the increasingly intense and angry nature  the Doctor has displayed in Season/Series 7 thus far.

As mentioned above, the Christmas Special (whose title has yet to be announced) will broadcast Christmas Day - the remainder of Season/Series 7 is said the be coming this Spring.  





Glen Oliver




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  • Nov. 14, 2012, 11 a.m. CST

    Look At That Guy. Sitting There. Straight Mean-Muggin.

    by Crow3711

    Does this kind of promo ever get anyone excited for anything?

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    A little Troughton, a little Pertwee, a little McGann

    by PDepew2181

    Those are the ones I'm seeing.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST

    A welcome return to the Victoriana costumes of yesteryear.

    by Captain Howdy

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST


    by Deagol21

    Of the problems I've had with the Moffat era so far (which are several) Matt Smith's costume was never really one of them. I liked the professorial look with the tweed and bow tie (although, I would say it didn't always sell it for me seeing it with Smith's boyishly young face.) This costume is interesting, and is certainly quite Who-ish, but I wonder if it is solely for the Christmas special? It is supposed to take place during in Victorial era England, right? He's probably just trying to blend in with the time.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 11:37 a.m. CST

    He needs him some lovin'

    by FeralAngel

    Having missed the chance to boink the delectable Amy Pond, the doctor broods about going back in time and offing the detestable Rory before he and Amy ever met. I say go for it, Doc.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 11:40 a.m. CST

    The Doctor is appearing on Children In Need, this Friday (UK).

    by Captain Howdy

    We get a minisode and the full-blown trailer for the Christmas Special.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST

    See, I was right, he looks like Dick Valentine from Electric Six.

    by ROBRAM89

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST

    The Dark Doctor Rises

    by Mark Williams

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Very Paul McGann

    by captain_kirk

    Just sayin

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 12:50 p.m. CST

    I like the new look

    by DoctorTom

    of course, I liked the old look for him too. It does make sense that he might change his look, associating the old look with the Ponds and making him even more of a Mister Grumpy Face.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 12:54 p.m. CST

    I hope Matts performance improves soon.


    He's like a manic kids tv presenter.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST

    A manic kids tv presenter mixed with a few outbursts of anger.


    That to me isn't intense it's a guy who plays the Doctor as a parody.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Mattt Smith

    by MattDomville

    Two hearts, three "T"s.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    The problem is..........most Dr Who Xmas specials have been shite.


    His outfit might look ok (even though it's not easy to see it there) but I can't really think of one good Xmas Dr Who special. Voyage of the Damned was probably the worst but they've all been cheesy as fuck and pretty awful.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Chap with acromegaly, five rounds rapid!

    by buggerbugger

    They need to bin the idea of Christmas specials - which have mostly been underwhelming shite - and go with Halloween specials instead.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Paul McGann called, he wants his clothes back

    by Keith

    I hope this Christmas episode is better than the last, that was the only NuWho I couldn't bear to watch more than once. It was just painful.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 2:19 p.m. CST

    When did split seasons become a thing?


    Seems like every TV show splits their seasons in two parts now...Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Doctor Who...I guess South Park's been doing it for a few seasons. What happened to the days 24 episode seasons airing in one continuous run?

  • Most have moments in them, although I'll agree that the last one was fairly dire though, a soufle that fell flat.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 2:35 p.m. CST

    He's one of the worst Doctors ever next to McCoy

    by FrodoFraggins

    Can't wait til he's gone

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    I have to admit...

    by Phimseto

    ...apart from "The Power of Three", I haven't been able to sit through an entire episode in one sitting. Watching the show has felt like work. The storytelling has gotten too condensed and their drama plays like sitcom beats because everything is by the numbers. They don't give these stories enough time to be anything but shallow.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Christmas Carol

    by Bad Wolff

    If you think the Christmas Carol episode from 2 Christmases ago was shite, you should probably just not bother watching this show. Ditto if you think Matt Smith is acting bad, or is "the worst Doctor." You could probably go ahead and stop calling yourself a human being, as well. Because you're dead inside.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Despite the hate, Doctor is more popular than ever

    by Ironhorse

    Course, so is Honey Boo Boo. Nevertheless I like Matt Smith.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Agree frodobaggins.........probably THE worst Doctor.


    I wasn't fussed on Tennant or Mcoy either but Matt's in an irritating league of his own.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Matt Smith...

    by Bab5fan

    Probably is one of the best Doctors...sometimes a script lets the show down, but he is a hoot to watch. Some haters are just blind and dead inside.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 5:23 p.m. CST

    I bet it's mainly youngsters who think Matt Smith is good.


    I'm not saying there aren't some older fans of his but I bet a lot of the people who rave about Matt have hardly watched someone like Tom Baker play the Doctor.

  • Whilst as I've gotten older I've appreciated Tom Baker etc even more.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 6:24 p.m. CST

    I`m not young. He`s a pretty good Doctor. Scripts not so much.

    by higgledyhiggles

    He`s only as good as the material and it`s been mostly poor. What was with the threat of him dying forever?. How could anyone believe they`d kill the series. Nonsense from start to finish. Shame because he`s pretty good. Also a shame the sidekicks got sidelined somewhat. As much as I dislike Catherine Tate (ugh) she was really good on Doctor Who. She had acting chops and could stand her own against Tennant. Young companions just have nothing to say, female one`s doubly so.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 6:37 p.m. CST

    by djtelesca

    I'm old, and love Matt Smith!

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 7 p.m. CST

    Smith's place in the Doctor pantheon

    by PDepew2181

    I've seen all episodes of Doctor Who (if you count reconstructed versions of the missing ones), both old and new. I don't believe that there has ever been a bad Doctor. As for Smith, I tend to rank him 3rd or 4th out of 11, depending on where I rank Tennant (Tom Baker and Pertwee are 1 and 2). That being said, the same thing that has been gradually giving me a bad taste regarding Tennant's era is starting to creep into Smith's: As good as the actor playing the Doctor is, the show is becoming worse in terms of quality. Bad scripts, bad concepts, bad execution and ridiculous adversaries (The Angels, The Silence) are starting to sour me on the show quite a bit. But I don't blame any of that on Matt Smith.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Can't raise excitement any more ... Moff is slowly killing this show.


  • Nov. 14, 2012, 9:45 p.m. CST

    57+ y.o. and love Smith's Doctor

    by InMyTARDIS

    I've seen 'em all and Smith holds his own, and is better then most. ...and bab5fan, B5 is still my all-time favorite show, period. The Doctor IS a close second.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 9:47 p.m. CST

    So he is dressed as Nyssa?

    by INWOsuxRED

    Hopefully that works out.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 10:08 p.m. CST

    I grew up on Tom Baker and Peter Davison.

    by The Transformed Man

    As a child I was actually frightened of Baker but intrigued enough to keep watching him. As an adult I've come to appreciate him a lot more. I've also watched all of the Doctors. Not every episode yet, but I'm getting there. And I love Matt Smith.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Needs a question mark lapel pin.

    by Royston Lodge

    That, or a celery corsage.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Matt Smith made me a Dr. Who fan, you haters

    by FeralAngel

    So suck it!

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Been Watching Doctor Who since 71

    by Gislef_crow

    ... and have seen pretty much every episode. I'd consider Matt Smith in my top three, with Troughton and T. Baker. I don't think Smith conveys "old soul" 100% of the time, but no doctor ever has. I think there are times when you can tell he's playing a 1000+ year old character, when the script calls for him to do so.

  • Matt's a terrible doctor? Some mature and long term fans think you guys are full of shit. Or misplaced cynicism. Personally, I like him. More so than I-grit-my-teeth-to-be-serious Tennant.

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 4:06 a.m. CST

    I have an idea for a Doctor Who christmas special

    by tangcameo

    If he wasn't sliding towards darkness and he still had companions with him, my idea could work ... or it could fall flat on its face. But just think... The Doctor has the ability to be in multiple places in one night (if he manages to stay away from his own timeline) AND he had the ability to carry with him massive amounts of stuff with him in a small space, because its bigger on the inside. What Christmas icon has those abilities too? Sure it may sound cheesy and cliched but just imagine The Doctor running into some cynical 5 year old on Earth just before Christmas, one who doesn't believe in Santa Claus. It would probably irritate The Doctor to no end that a five year old wouldn't believe in something, even though... yknow. So The Doctor sets up a challenge for himself, to give gifts to every kid in the world between Christmas Eve and Christmas morning (what they need, not what they want) - and I DO mean every kid no matter what religion or belief - just to revive the idea of the magic of Saint Nick (even though Coca-cola basically invented him and owns him)or at least in generosity and the belief that anything is possible. And along the way there are more challenging gifts to give some kids, some that require The Doctor's ingenuity and insight and are not materialistic. And even a couple of villians hiding in wait for Christmas morning. And for one night he gets his chameleon circuit working and parks it up at the North Pole, disguised as a bright little house and workshop, just to mess with the spy and Googlemap sattelites. And it ends like Field of Dreams, where the biggest gift was meant for The Doctor. Something profound that brings a tear to his eye. But that's not the DW story I've been saving up. Still want to tell THAT one to someone actually related to the DW crew, even though its best suited as a novel (production of it would be mostly CGI and cost an arm and a leg since its a historical and the landmarks are sadly gone now).

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 5:35 a.m. CST

    Matt Smith is a great Doctor...

    by Octavian

    ... It's just Moffat has given him reams of (almost) unmitigated shit to work with.

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Love Matt Smith!

    by MovieMgr5150

    Looking forward to the Christmas Special, and the 2nd half of this season. Haters be damned!!

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 7:32 a.m. CST

    re: "Matt Smith made me a Dr. Who fan, you haters"

    by buggerbugger

    No, Matt Smith made you a fan of whatever this smug-arsed "dark fairy tale" nonsense Moffat is steering the programme through at present. Don't worry, you'll dislike DW when it becomes DW again. Still, enjoying two or three years' material out of fifty isn't bad, is it?

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Matt Smith isn't the problem...

    by Phimseto's the show's approach to storytelling that is. I think Matt is pretty great in the part, but he's been poorly served by the show itself.

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Quick "heads up"

    by s0l

    It's that time of year again! Cyclops teddy bears and money grabbing for the kids Yup Children In Need This friday With the usual Doctor who "prequel / mini comic" bit leading on to the Christmas special (Not known 100% at the moment if it's a comic 'skit' or just a longer trailer)

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 9:52 a.m. CST

    moff's tenure as dr who head honcho will come to an end soon

    by popboy

    and then it will the turn of the next team... whoever they are.

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Power of 3 Doctor! Power of 3!

    by philosophile

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 1:18 p.m. CST

    ...and, for the record, bowties aren't cool.

    by StatelyWayneManor

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST

    ...but fezzes are.

    by DoctorTom

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Bowties are cool. Just check out The Wire and....

    by tangcameo

    ...Brother Mouzone!

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 2:55 p.m. CST

    I think I have liked two of Matt Smith's episodes...

    by StatelyWayneManor

    ..but Amy Pond is sex on a stick.

  • Really, he just looks so...annoyed. "Get off my lawn." <wheeeee> "But, Doctor, you don't have a--" <wheeeee>

  • :)

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 3:51 p.m. CST

    I miss my Amy Pond...

    by IamHERE

    I was actually kinda sad when her story came to an end. I like Rory and Amy, they were good companions.

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Matt Smith plays him as Peter Pan, which I kind of love.

    by spacehog

    I agree he doesn't always manage the ''old soul'' part well. When he talks about being alone in the universe or having seen terrible things, that sort of doesn't really work for me. But the boy who never grew up stuff, he does with aplomb. I thought the Peter Pan parallel was something I was just imagining until that first Christmas special with him, where it's made pretty explicit.

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 10:18 p.m. CST

    I've been very happy with Gran Moffat's tenure.

    by Royston Lodge

    I'm not a huge Smith fan, but I don't dislike him either. I hope the Moff stays on even after The Doctor regenerates.